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Certificate III in Health Administration

Are you interested in pursuing a career in healthcare but prefer working in an administrative role? Studying a HLT37315 Certificate III in Health Administration could be your ideal study pathway!

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Certificate III in Health Administration

Total of
10 Modules

Full time or
Part time


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Course Overview

Course Highlights

Flexible, Online Learning

Dedicated Student Support Team

Payment & Funding Options

Personal & Professional Growth

Enhanced Employability & Career Opportunities

This comprehensive, online health administration course is designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in various health admin settings. Whether you want to work in a hospital, GP clinic, or another healthcare setting, this nationally recognised Certificate will equip you with the tools you need to thrive in a fast-paced and rewarding role.

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Quick Facts


Part time 18 months
Full time 12 months
(finish earlier if you wish)


Online with 24/7 access to your course

Fees & Funding

Interest free payment plans
Funding Available, Click Here

Start Date

Any time!

Course Outcomes

What you’ll learn

Through a blend of essential theory and practical course work, you will learn how to:

What you’ll earn

Once you complete your HLT37315 Certificate III in Health Administration course, you will receive a nationally recognised Certificate qualifying you for a variety of roles. Here are some examples of employment opportunities you will be eligible to apply for once you have completed this health administration course.

Support the day-to-day operations of a healthcare practice.

Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately.

Advance your customer service and communication skill set with a focus on health admin.

Follow and implement WHS and infection control practices.

Confidently prepare and process medical accounts.

Appropriately handle and manage confidential patient records.

Effectively work and communicate with diverse groups of people.

Design and produce business documents.

Assist in controlling stocks and supplies.

Ward Clerk

Admissions Clerk

Healthcare Administrator

Medical Receptionist at General Practice, Specialist Clinic or Allied Health facility

And many more

Course Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

MAT is committed to providing every enrolled student with the support they need to succeed in their studies. To ensure this, it is necessary for students to have a strong grasp of computer basics and to meet the appropriate proficiency levels in reading, writing, oral communication, and numeracy as outlined in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) for their chosen course. Click here.

All applicants 16 years and over are welcome.

As the Cert 3 in Health Admin course content is delivered online, we welcome students from all areas of Australia including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra, Darwin & Hobart.

Course structure & fees

In this Nationally Recognised course you will complete 10 modules that consist of 13 units of competency (five core and eight elective units).

These subjects look at medical records and medical accounts and ways to protect the privacy and confidentiality of patients and how to prevent and address them. ou will be taken on a journey of how to dissect difficult medical words and how to use prefixes, root words and suffixes, to decipher what they mean. Unit(s):

  • BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
  • Medical Reception Module – Clustered unit consisting of:
    • BSBMED302 Prepare and process medical accounts
    • BSBMED303 Maintain patient records
    • BSBMED305 Apply the principles of confidentiality, privacy and security within the medical environment

*Include access to and use of the specialised medical software package Clinic to Cloud as well as tutorials in Best Practice and Pracsoft.

These subjects look at the important skill that is needed in all heathcare job roles. Communication is at the heart of how we interact with one another and our patients. Understanding how to communicate effectively can therefore have positive benefits in the workplace and life. Health administration staff will also need to know how to identify and defuse difficult situations and manage challenging behaviours. Unit(s):

  • CHCCOM005 Communicate & work in health or community services
  • CHCCCS020 Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
  • CHCCCS010 Maintain a high standard of service
  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

This unit provides the skills and knowledge required to design and produce various simple business documents.

  • Documents Module – Clustered unit consisting of:
    • BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents
    • BSBWRT311 Write simple documents

The primary goal of inventory control in healthcare should be providing safe and appropriate care to patients. Work Health & Safety policies, procedures and compliance are the focus of all Healthcare facilities. These subjects provide an understanding of stock control and safety responsibilities. Unit(s):

  • HLTWHS001 Participate in WHS
  • BSBMED304 Assist in controlling stocks and supplies

The overall aim of this subject is for students to have a thorough understanding of the principles of controlling the spread of infection in the workplace. Unit(s):

  • HLTINF006 Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control

MAT’s assessment approach is competency-based, which means you need not worry about a once off pass or fail outcome. During the course, our trainers use various methods to evaluate your abilities, such as:

  • Question-based assessments – You will be asked to provide written responses to questions.
  • Product-based assessment – For example you may be asked to create a simple report, write a business
    letteror make a form.
  • Direct observation – Trainers will evaluate your practical skills as you engage in actual workplace tasks or simulated roleplay activities

Medical Administration Training (MAT) understands the importance of practical experience, so role-playing makes up some of the practical elements of your assessments. MAT believes that you can benefit from undertaking role-playing activities throughout your studies. Not only are they fun and interactive, it gives you the opportunity to collaborate with other participants such as your family, friends or colleagues.

We allow each student up to three attempts for each assessment. Our reliable trainers are committed to supporting your learning journey and will provide clear, written feedback to help you refine your capabilities.

Our students are allotted a generous timeframe of up to 18 months to complete the course. Nevertheless, if you prefer, you can complete the program earlier if you wish. Our flexible learning environment and guidance cater to all learning styles, ensuring you achieve your study goals.

Being a distance-based online program, you have the flexibility to access fully accredited course material from anywhere and at any time. Students can participate and complete coursework conveniently through a desktop computer, laptop or some coursework may also be completed using a mobile device.

To access your course content, you will require the following:

  • An up-to-date browser such as Chrome or Firefox
  • Access to Microsoft Office
  • A good internet connection 
  • Functional audio (microphone) and, if required, a camera or webcam on your desktop or laptop.

You can apply for RPL and Credit Transfers at the time of enrolment or during the course. Please refer to our student handbook for further information.

Total Course Costs: $2500

At MAT, we believe everyone deserves the opportunity to study their way to a higher-earning role. To make our courses more accessible, we offer interest-free flexible payment plans. You can pay your course fees up-front or in instalments. If you pay via instalments, an upfront payment of $50 is required at time of enrolment* plus 50 weekly payments of $50. Further payment plan information can be found here.

*Non-refundable enrolment and administration fee applies.

The South Australian and Queensland governments, have exhibited a strong commitment to improving the skills of their state workforces. This dedication has resulted in the creation of an extensive framework encompassing various funding schemes and incentive programs. As a result, individuals who enrol in Medical Administration Training reap the rewards of government incentives encouraging them to pursue their training or discover subsidised courses.

Major schemes include:

Queensland: Achieve your Certificate III in Health Administration without breaking the bank. Complete this course for as little as $25. Eligible Queensland residents may be approved for funding via the QLD Government’s Skills Assure Certificate 3 Guarantee program. Eligibility criteria apply. Click here to learn more.

South Australia: Begin your journey in Health Admin and complete the course for as little as $250 (payment plans available)! Eligibility criteria applies. The South Australian Government offers funding programs for eligible South Australian residents or workers. Click here to learn more.


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Medical Administration Training (MAT) understands that beginning an online learning program or returning to studies can be an overwhelming experience. Therefore, our student administration support team will be available from the moment you enrol to assist you with accessing our exceptional Learning Management System (LMS), addressing general enquiries, and guiding you through the process.

We offer various communication channels for contacting our dedicated support team (phone, email, LMS), so you can receive prompt assistance anywhere, anytime. So no matter if you’re starting a traineeship for the first time or returning to study in your later years, MAT has got your back!