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Diploma of Practice Management (HLT57715) online

Course Code HLT57715

Accreditation Nationally Recognised

Study Mode 100% Online

Course Duration Maximum 24 months

Study the Diploma of Practice Management online

You’ll learn invaluable practice management and administrative skills and get healthcare industry-relevant knowledge to get you ready to lead a practice to a brighter future. From leadership and management skills to budgeting, administrative, legal/ethical compliance through policy creation and implementation, you’ll earn the skills and confidence to excel in your career and drive your practice toward success.

With workplace-based assessments and course content designed for around the modern health practice environment, we strive to get you job-ready, competent, confident and qualified to succeed in your practice management career.

100% online, self-paced study

  • Study how long you want, when you want
  • Fit your study time around your lifestyle
  • No need to attend scheduled classes or tutorials
  • No strict or unreasonable deadlines to meet
  • Flexibility to study smarter
  • Freedom to live harder

Course Details

Get job-ready with industry relevant units designed to help you succeed

As a result of completing your Diploma of Practice Management, you’ll be able to confidently apply a range of core people management skills and strategies, based on the following accredited units of competency:

There are 15 required units of competency.

 Unit CodeUnit Title
Manage health care practice systemsHLTADM004Manage health billing and accounting system
BSBINM501Manage an information or knowledge management system
Manage safety policies for health care practicesCHCLEG003Manage legal and ethical compliance
HLTWHS004Manage work health and safety
HLTINF003Implement and monitor infection prevention control policies and procedures
Manage operational aspects of a practiceBSBMGT517Manage operational plan
BSBFIM501Manage budgets and financial plans
BSBSUS501Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
BSBRSK501Manage risk
Manage and promote staff performanceBSBWOR502Lead and manage team effectiveness
BSBMGT502Manage people performance
BSBWRK510Manage employee relations
Manage appropriate communication and serviceBSBCUS501Manage quality customer service
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
BSBMED301Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately

Our courses are 100% online and are self-paced.

This means you can choose to study on a more intense time schedule, or just fit it around your lifestyle when you can.
The course can be completed in as little as 3-6 Months with a full-time (around 15-20hrs per week) study load or in 12-18 Months on a part-time study load (around 6hrs per week), but we allow a 24-month standard course enrolment duration, depending on circumstances.

We provide engaging tutorials, industry-relevant assessments and work-ready learning outcomes.

  • Complete the course your way – at your own time, pace and convenience
  • You win from the start with no classes, no rush hour dash or parking hassles
  • Tutorials are easily navigated and the order can be adapted to your priorities
  • Unit quizzes serve to demonstrate knowledge obtained and your readiness to proceed to the next unit
  • You receive a personal learning plan and regular feedback and personal assistance from our experienced facilitators
  • Learning occurs on the job and you are able to apply your knowledge real time for immediate results

Depending on your current skills and amount of experience you have, you may qualify for Recognition of Prior Learning and be eligible for course acceleration.

No formal prerequisite study requirements

In order to succeed in our online qualifications, prospective students will need to have competency with English language, literacy and numeracy skills. This usually means we require either completion or Year 12 or completion of a language, literacy and numeracy test to ensure you have the foundation skills to commence study with us online.

There is no formal prerequisite study required to enter this qualification however, it is recommended that individuals have relevant industry experience to assist with the learning application required for this course. This may have been obtained through formal and informal training, work experience and/or life experience.

Please refer to the student handbook for full details of the entry level requirements procedure.

Get credit for demonstrated skills and knowledge

If you have extensive experience in the industry with a high level of knowledge, competency and ability, you may be eligible for RPL.
This process may enable your to get unit credits for competencies you have already demonstrated so you can get qualified quicker.

Learn more about Recognition of Prior Learning here or contact us to see what you might qualify for.
If you’re not sure if you can get the required materials to RPL but you know the theory back-to-front, you may also be eligible to fast-track your qualification. Contact us to find out more.

CAL Offer flexible payment plans to suit any budget

At The College for Adult Learning, we understand that not all students are in a position to pay for their studies Upfront. For this reason we offer flexible weekly or monthly payment plans that can suit any lifestyle or budget.

Payment PlanPayment AmountPayment Plan LengthTotal Amount Paid
Full Payment Upfront$3995One Payment$3995
6 x Monthly Payments$699Six Months$4194
12 x Monthly Payments$36012 Months$4320
52 x Weekly Payments$8452 Weeks$4368
18 x Monthly Payments$24518 Months$4410
78 x Weekly Payments$5778 Weeks$4446
39 x Fortnightly Payments$11478 Weeks$4446

FEE-HELP and VET Loans

In order to maintain the high quality training we’re so proud of, we are not affiliated with the providers of VET Loans and FEE-HELP schemes and remain a Fee For Service provider.
We understand the financial pressure and concerns that come with undertaking study, so we keep our prices highly competitive and offer flexible payment plans to suit all budgets and lifestyles.

Don’t hesitate to contact us on 1300 907 870 to discuss a flexible plan that suits your budget

Course Outcomes

Get a nationally recognised and respected qualification

Adding a nationally accredited qualification to your arsenal will show potential employers that you’re serious about succeeding in practice management.

You’ll study standardised, industry-relevant units that will encourage you to apply your knowledge and learning into real world situations and gain real, job-ready skills.
Awarded by the Australian Government, this Diploma is recognised and respected nationally so there’s nothing left standing in your road to success.

  • The diploma course is designed by MBA experienced facilitators with undergraduate and post graduate qualifications in Practice Management, Business Management and Education.
  • Practical applications and assessments based on workplace evidence.
  • A wide range of electives that have been designed in consultation with healthcare practice professionals to be relevant to real workplace needs.
  • A qualification you can trust.

Invest in your career with a qualification

Investing in yourself is the greatest investment you can make. Practice management as a profession is evolving to allow for and encourage a strategic and innovative mindset to drive growth in practices. The key to a higher paying, respected position is a recognised qualification like the Diploma of Practice Management.

  • Median salary of $70,050 for mid-career Practice Managers *
  • Reported salaries of around $91,414 for experienced Practice Managers *
  • Practice Managers with a Diploma-level qualification have an average salary that’s 4.84% higher than those without *
  • The Health sector has the highest projected employment growth rate of any sector through to 2020 *
  • Strong recent job growth over the last 5 years of 81% *

Career Pathways

With a strong foundation in administration and managerial skills, the most common career advancement path for Practice Managers is the role of Business Manager, attracting salaries of up to $130,828 and leading into higher managerial and executive roles within the business.*

This course will challenge you, make you think and take you beyond the old fashioned paradigm of Practice Management being about accounts and admin management. You will enter into the new, exciting and stimulating world of the modern healthcare professional and gain the know-how to lead your practice toward a brighter future.

Essential skills for the modern Practice Manager

  • Strategic planning skills to lead the practice forward
  • Drive for innovation to help the practice evolve to meet the needs of the public
  • Confidence and leadership skills to support and lead your team
  • Communication and interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with a diverse range of people with different backgrounds and values
  • Empathy and exceptional customer service skills to nurture relationships with patients and visitors
  • Financial and account management knowledge to effectively budget and understand billing systems
  • Organisation and prioritisation to efficiently carry out duties
  • Flexibility to adapt to a changeable environment

This course aims to hone your skills and help shape you to become a competent, confident and qualified Practice Manager.

Excel in your Practice Management career with a nationally recognised qualification

The diploma course is designed by experienced facilitators with qualifications in Practice Management, HR Management, Business Management and Education.
We deliver a wide range of electives that have been designed in consultation with experienced healthcare professionals to be relevant to real workplace needs along with the right mix of interactive tutorials, meaningful course content and workplace-based assessments.

Get ahead in your career with:

  • A fast track for potential promotion
  • Better salary prospects
  • Industry respect and acknowledgement
  • Knowledge and impact within a respected and growing sector
  • The security of a credible, nationally recognised qualification
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