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Choosing the right course for you

We understand that deciding your future career pathway can be overwhelming or confusing. So, we’ve made it simple by providing an easy-to-follow Medical Administration course comparison table.

This table clearly outlines the outcomes, skills and potential career opportunities for:

Medical Reception and Terminology short course
Certificate III in Business (Medical Administration)
Certificate III in Health Administration
Certificate IV in Health Administration
Diploma of Practice Management

These courses may sound similar, but they offer different benefits and outcomes, depending on your goals and aspirations. As specialists in health and medical administration training, we can help you make an informed decision that allows room for flexibility, opportunity and success. So, check out the table below or give our friendly team a call today for more tailored advice.


Medical Reception and Terminology


Certificate III in Business (Medical Administration)


Certificate III in Health Administration


Certificate IV in Health Administration


Diploma of Practice Management
Skills Obtained

Medical terminology (Basic)

Medical terminology (Advanced)

Prepare medical accounts

Manage health billing and budgets

Maintain patient records

Apply privacy in medical environment

Use medical practice software at a beginner level

Design and produce business documents

Contribute to sustainable work practices

Assist in controlling stocks and supplies

Engage in workplace communication

Maintain a high standard of service

Manage customer service

Assist with workplace safety

Manage work health and safety

Communicate and work in health or community services

Respond effectively to behaviours of concern

Working with diverse people

Basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control

Implement infection prevention and control policies and procedure

Manage Risk

Lead effective workplace relationships

Work legally and ethically

Manage legal & ethical compliance

Facilitate a coordinated approcah to client care

Managing staff and performance

Career Prospects

Medical Receptionist in a GP Clinic

Medical Receptionist in an Allied Health Facility i.e. physio, chiropractor clinic etc.

Medical Receptionist in Specialist Rooms

Office administrator (any industry)

Admissions Clerk

Ward Clerk

Ward Clerk (Senior)

Healthcare Administrator

Healthcare Administrator (Senior)

Assistant Practice Manager

Practice Manager


Full Time Load (based on 10-12 hours of study per week)

4 Weeks

8 Months

12 Months

12 Months

12 Months

Part Time (based on 5-6 hours of study per week)

8 Weeks

16 Months

18 Months

24 Months

24 Months


Full Fee (paid up front)






Payment Plan *Upfront payment required at the time of enrolment

$50* + $63.75 pw

$50* + $43 pw

$50* + $50 pw

$50* + $57 pw

$50* + $70 pw

Government Funding available
(eligibility criteria applies)

Queensland State Funding

South Australia state funding