Diploma of Practice Management

  • Qualification:


  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    Payment planUpfront payment

  • Duration:

    15 months

  • Start date:

    Monthly start dates

  • Awarded by:

    Sarina Russo Institute (RTO 0427)

  • Course fee:

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes:

    Business Manager | Program Manager | Practice Manager | Service Manager |

This course meets the 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.

Course Rundown

If you work in healthcare and are keen to move up the career ladder, this online Diploma of Practice Management (HLT57715) from Sarina Russo Institute can move you on up.

You’ll develop key managerial knowledge and skills across major administrative areas such as health billing, budgets, operational planning and legal compliance. Across 15 core subjects, you’ll learn everything from managing meetings, people performance and customer service to interpreting and applying medical terminology and implementing and monitoring infection prevention control policies and procedures.

With this qualification under your belt, you’ll be well positioned to undertake a management role in a healthcare centre or general practice and make a vital contribution to Australia’s healthcare sector.  Online delivery allows you to tailor your studies to suit your existing commitments. 


To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Year 12 certificate; OR
  • Certificate IV; OR
  • A competent result in a language, literacy and numeracy test (LLN).

What You’ll Learn

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

  • CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
  • CHCLEG003 - Manage legal and ethical compliance
  • HLTADM004 - Manage health billing and accounting system
  • HLTINF003 - Implement and monitor infection prevention control policies and procedures
  • HLTWHS004 - Manage work health and safety
  • BSBCUS501 - Manage quality customer service
  • BSBFIM501 - Manage budgets and financial plans
  • BSBMED301 - Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
  • BSBMGT502 - Manage people performance
  • BSBRSK501 - Manage risk
  • BSBMGT517 - Manage operational plan
  • BSBHRM506 - Manage recruitment selection and induction processes
  • BSBMGT516 - Facilitate continuous improvement
  • BSBADM502 - Manage meetings
  • BSBMKG502 - Establish and adjust the marketing mix.

Why study with Sarina Russo Institute?

For the past 38 years, Sarina Russo Institute has qualified countless graduates from around the world and helped launch their career. Study online or at their Brisbane or Gold Coast campuses, and trust their skilled and dedicated staff to guide you along your learning journey.

Sarina Russo Institute is renowned by many employers around the globe for developing and offering the right training to their students. Whether you’re looking to change careers, build on existing qualifications, a school-leaver or want to upskill, Sarina Russo has the right course to get you to where you want to go!

Student Support

Sarina Russo Institute are dedicated to ensuring your time with them is as enjoyable as possible, which is why they’ve put in place a caring and supportive team for students to turn to whenever they need.

The support and advice doesn’t stop once you graduate from Sarina Russo Institute. As part of Sarina Russo Group, their team work closely with many Australian companies to help your recruitment needs, or with universities to guide you in furthering your studies.

Their online platform learning platform (iLearn) has virtual classrooms, which are Trainer lead, allowing students to study from comfort of their own home, ask questions of the Trainer and other classmates. It also provides students with access to an online simulated working environment helping hone “Job Ready Skills” which makes students more attractive to current and future employers. For those students who are unable to attend the live sessions, these are also recorded for future use.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Diploma of Practice Management (HLT57715) from Sarina Russo Institute.

Graduates will be equipped to effectively manage the administrative functions of a healthcare centre or general practice as a practice manager, business manager, program manager or service manager.

Alternatively, they can pursue further study and gain credit towards an Associate Degree of Health, a Bachelor of Psychological Science, a Bachelor of Social Science or a Bachelor of Social Welfare at Southern Cross University. 

Curious about where a career in practice management could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

The full fee for this course is $6,515. Sarina Russo Insitute offers affordable payment options to help you start your studies sooner.

Payment Option 1: Pay in full when you enrol and receive a 20% discount on your course fees

  • $5,212 upfront payment

Payment Option 2: Payment Plan

  • $434 per unit (15 units)

Payment Option 3: Debit Order Payment

  • $200 upfront
  • Pay the balance over 15 months - $98 weekly, $195 fortnightly or $421 monthly