Diploma of Practice Management (HLT52012)

Qualification: Diploma
Course Code: HLT52012
Study mode: Online
Payment options: VET FEE-HELP may be available
Payment plan
Upfront payment
Duration: 12 months (approx. 23 study hours/week) OR self-paced (e.g. study faster, finish sooner)
Start date: Anytime – start today!
Awarded by: Study Group Australia (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

Combine your passion for providing excellence in health care with your managerial prowess by studying this Diploma of Practice Management (HlT52012) course. Offered online through Ivy College, you can study at your own pace and fast track your completion - meaning less time studying and more time advancing your career.

Learn all about managing a health practice from WHS management, billing and accounting systems to quality assurance and managing budgets - all within the context of a healthcare environment. A compulsory work placement component will also give you firsthand industry experience, helping you to graduate job ready.

Work placement

This course includes 75 hours of mandatory work placement, which is to be completed within a suitable healthcare practice. Students are responsible for securing their own work placement, however, Ivy College will assist students in finding a suitable location, if required.


To enrol in diploma and advanced diploma courses with Ivy College, you will need the ability to read and write English to at least Year 12 level.

To show evidence of this ability, you will need to have satisfied the following:

  • During the enrolment process, demonstrate that you have the skills and capability to succeed in the course at least to the level of Year 12 by providing a copy of your Australian year 12 certificate, or completing the Diploma Entry Test.

All students are also required to have a unique email address and access to a computer with an internet connection.

Areas of study

In this practice management course, the subjects you will study include:

  • BSBMGT516C - Facilitate continuous improvement
  • HLTWHS300A - Contribute to WHS processes
  • BSBMED301B - Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
  • BSBRSK501A - Manage risk
  • HLTHIR505D - Provide leadership in promoting e ective work practices in health
  • HLTIN301C - Comply with infection control policies and procedures*
  • HLTWHS501A - Manage workplace WHS processes
  • HLTHIR501C - Maintain an effective health work environment
  • HLTHIR506C - Implement and monitor compliance with legal and ethical requirements
  • BSBMKG501B - Identify and evaluate marketing opportunities
  • BSBMKG502B - Establish and adjust the marketing mix
  • BSBMGT502B - Manage people performance
  • HLTIN403C - Implement and monitor infection control policy and procedures
  • BSBWOR502B - Ensure team effectiveness
  • BSBFIM501A - Manage budgets and financial plans
  • HLTPM502B - Manage health billing and accounting system
  • HLTPM501B - Manage in a health care business

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Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Diploma of Practice Management (HLT52012) from Study Group Australia. Understanding the healthcare environment will allow you to successfully lead a team and manage the administration and operations of a health centre or general practice.

Upon graduation you will have the skills and training to pursue a career as a:

  • Practice manager
  • Program manager
  • Business manager
  • Service manager

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Finance options

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive VET FEE-HELP, meaning you can defer your course fees.

Ivy College also offers flexible payment plans, to help make study more affordable. Alternatively, you can choose to make an upfront payment for your course fees.

Career support

Ivy College is dedicated to help its students realise their career potential. As graduation approaches, students will be able engage with an Ivy College career coach and access a range of career support services to help them get job-ready. Services include helping you establish and/or update your LinkedIn profile, polish and write your resume, and connect with industry recruiters and potential employers.

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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).

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Established in 2009, Ivy College is a registered training organisation that is dedicated to helping professionals upskill and reskill through enriched and flexible study experiences. In partnership with other leading organisations, Ivy College delivers online training courses at diploma and advanced diploma level to help individuals rapidly gain specialist skills and expertise. With student support workshops, career coaching services and work placement opportunities, Ivy College is designed to help students pursue careers they’re passionate about.

Campus location
Sydney – Level 21, 580 George Street Sydney NSW 2000
As a student of Ivy College you computer is your campus. Course work will be delivered via myIVY, the college’s high-tech and purpose-build learning platform.

You will also receive unparalleled support for all your study and career needs. Upon enrolment you will be allocated an experienced trainer who will guide you through every step of your course, and can be contacted by phone, LiveChat and video conference. Each Ivy trainer is also available outside of business hours, during set times, so you can have access to one-on-one consultations.

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