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Certificate IV in Health Administration

  • Qualification:

    Certificate IV

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    Self-paced; complete within 12 months

  • Start date:

    Anytime – start today!

  • Awarded by:

    Foundation Education (RTO 22557)

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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.

What you'll learn

About this course

Whether you currently work in a hospital, in community health or a private practice - or you'd like to - holding a qualification in health administration will ensure you're ready to take on the challenge of supervising others, this HLT43212 Certificate IV in Health Administration course is for you. Health care is a large and growing industry, and the skills you will learn in this course are easily translated across a number of roles.

From understanding and applying medical terminology to making decisions based on legal and ethical frameworks, the subjects covered here will ready you to take on the business end of health service provision.

You will learn to manage patient records, analyse and present information to practitioners, support staff recruitment and apply customer service strategies - all vital parts of the medical machine. And with this online qualification you can study at your own pace, from your own place - so you can apply the lessons as you go.


Anyone can apply.

Areas of study

In this health course, the subjects you will study include:

Core units:

  • BSBWOR401A - Establish effective workplace relationships
  • BSBMED301B - Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
  • HLTHIR402D - Contribute to organisational effectiveness in the health industry
  • HLTHIR506C - Implement and monitor compliance with legal and ethical requirements
  • HLTWHS300A - Contribute to WHS processes

Elective units:

  • BSBLDR403 - Lead team effectiveness
  • BSBCUS401B - Coordinate implementation of customer service strategies
  • BSBCUS402B - Address customer needs
  • BSBCUS403B - Implement customer service standards
  • BSBHRM404 - Review human resource functions
  • BSBHRM405 - Support the recruitment, selection and induction of staff
  • BSBRES401A - Analyse and present research information
  • BSBMED401B - Manage patient record keeping system
  • HLTCOM404C - Communicate effectively with clients
  • HLTHIR403C - Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
Foundation Education Foundation Education is one of the few Registered Training Organisations (RTO) in Australia who endeavours to deliver flexible online training solutions designed to fit their students’ lifestyles. Since 1999, they’ve been focused on providing excellence in Vocational Education and Training and building partnership networks that drive quality graduates across each industry, alongside their partner RTO, the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (AIPT).

With more than 60 nationally recognised certificate and diploma level courses on offer, the Foundation Education difference means:

Flexible Online Study
Foundation Education’s courses are delivered online so you can study whenever and wherever suits you. This also gives you the flexibility to choose your course length – whether that be the full term of your course or as little as six months.

Dedicated Student Support
Foundation Education’s industry experienced Technical Advisors, Assessors and Support Officers will support you from enrolment through to graduation.

Industry Relevant Courses
Course material is developed in consultation with industry experts to equip you with the job-ready skills and up-to-date knowledge required to support your career goals.
Studying with Foundation Education, you will be supported by an experienced trainer currently working in the industry. You will receive ongoing and personalised support with your assignments and career goals, and have access to coaching and advice from industry professionals. With state-of-the-art technology, you will have access to your course materials 24/7, meaning you can truly study when and where you want.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Certificate IV in Health Administration (HLT43212) from Foundation Education.

The range of skills you'll learn in this course can be applied across the spectrum of health professions. If you'd like to start out in the healthcare industry then this course will prepare you to become an effective team leader, with the ability to manage health-related information and get the best out of your colleagues.

Payment options & support

Finance options

Foundation Education offers a range of payment options to suit any budget:

  • Upfront payment - All course costs can be paid in full via VISA/MasterCard or bank deposit
  • Payment plan - Pay via a series of regular weekly or fortnightly instalments

Course fees include course delivery and assessment, study materials and dedicated student support services.

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