Diploma of Practice Management (HLT57715)

Qualification: Diploma
Course Code: HLT57715
Study mode: Online
Payment options: VET FEE-HELP may be available
Payment plan
Upfront payment
Duration: 72 weeks full-time; 144 weeks part-time
Start date: Monthly intake dates – enquire now!
Awarded by: Australian Institute of Applied Sciences (RTO 5806)
Course fees: Price may vary
This course meets Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

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About this course

This online Diploma of Practice Management (HLT57715) course is a highly specialised program that trains and qualifies you to manage health centres, clinics and practices. If you're a manager who's looking for something a bit different, or a health professional keen to expand your career potential, this course could be the perfect fit for you.

Delivered by the Australian Institute of Applied Sciences (AIAS), the course is designed to give you a strong understanding of business essentials in relation to the health industry and the day-to-day operations of a health practice.

By completing the course, you'll be trained to manage risk, identify marketing opportunities, follow strict ethical practices and legislation specific to the health care sector, and ensure all paperwork and finances are correctly reported and lodged. You'll also be trained in effective leadership strategies, how to implement models for continuous improvement, and ensure the practice and its employees are WHS compliant.

Work placement

You will be required to complete a minimum of 75 hours of mandatory work placement in order to gain essential hands-on experience. You can complete your placement at an AIAS student clinic, or in a suitable workplace environment.


To be eligible to enrol in this course, you must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Provide a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (i.e. a Year 12 qualification); OR
  • Demonstrate that you have the capacity to successfully complete this course by achieving an Exit Level 3 score within the Australian Core Skills Framework assessments in reading and mathematics. This will be demonstrated through two short tests as a part of the enrolment process.

You will also be required to submit a current Working with Children Check and/or National Police Check in order to participate in the work placement component of this course.

Areas of study

In this practice management course, the units of competency you may study include:

  • BSBMED301 - Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
  • CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
  • HLTWHS004 - Manage work health and safety
  • HLTINF003 - Implement and monitor infection prevention control policies and procedures
  • CHCLEG003 - Manage legal and ethical compliance
  • HLTADM004 - Manage health billing and accounting systems
  • BSBFIM501 - Manage budgets and financial plans
  • BSBRSK501 - Manage risk
  • BSBCUS501 - Manage quality customer service
  • BSBMGT502 - Manage people performance
  • BSBWOR502 - Lead and manage team effectiveness
  • BSBHRM506 - Manage recruitment selection and induction process
  • BSBMGT516 - Facilitate continuous improvement
  • CHCPRP005 - Engage with health professionals and the health system
  • BSBSMB403 - Market the small business

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised Diploma of Practice Management (HLT57715) from the Australian Institute of Applied Sciences (AIAS).

This course is the perfect training ground for health professionals looking to make the leap into management, or experienced managers interested in specialising in the health care industry. With this nationally recognised qualification under your belt, you'll be equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to pursue work as a:

  • Practice manager
  • Medical claims and billing assistant
  • Medical receptionist
  • Office administrator
  • Senior receptionist

Successful completion of this course also acts as a pathway to university, should you wish to pursue further studies.

Finance options

You may be eligible to receive a VET FEE-HELP loan for this diploma, meaning you can defer payment of your course fees. Enquire now for more information and to see if you meet eligibility criteria.

AIAS also offers flexible payment plans to help make studying more affordable.

View the tuition fees for 2016 here.

You may be eligible to receive VET FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the VET FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.
RTO 5806
The Australian Institute of Applied Sciences (AIAS) is a leading tertiary education provider specialising in vocational education. With a focus on career training, AIAS provides a broad range of courses in areas including natural medicine, beauty therapy, allied health and massage. AIAS offers its nationally recognised courses online/by correspondence so you can study at your own pace, where and when you want. If you prefer to learn on campus, you can do so at AIAS’s state-of-the-art campuses in Brisbane or Melbourne, or choose to study by a combination of on-campus and distance components. All AIAS courses are accredited by the Australian Skills Quality Authority and meet the requirements of the VET Quality Framework.

Campus locations
Brisbane – 337 Logan Rd, Greenslopes QLD 4120
Melbourne – Level 1, 30 Church Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000
Perth – 170 Wellington St, East Perth QA 6004
Adelaide – 88 Currie St, Adelaide SA 5000
As an AIAS student you will be given access to the Basic Skill Key Builder, an approved online learning platform that creates individualised learning plans, houses interactive learning resources, and features tailored support tutorials.

AIAS is also dedicated to creating an inclusive, caring and flexible learning environment that’s responsive to your individual needs. Services include free counselling sessions, support services for students with disabilities, and classes for students looking to improve their reading, writing, English language and numeracy skills.

Diploma of Practice Management

Are you a keen multi-tasker who is ready to step up to a key role in the health industry? This online Diploma of Practice Management will get you on your way.

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