Course Code HLT57715
Accreditation Nationally Recognised
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.
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:
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.
|Manage Healthcare Practice Systems|
|CODE||PROGRAM||HLTADM004||Manage Health Billing and Accounting System|
|BSBINM501||Manage an Information or Knowledge Management System|
|Manage Safety Policies for Healthcare Practices|
|CHCLEG003||Manage Legal and Ethical Compliance|
|HLTWHS004||Manage Work Health and Safety|
|HLTINF003||Implement and Monitor Infection Prevention Control Policies and Procedures|
|Manage Operational Aspects of a Practice|
|BSBMGT517||Manage Operational Plan|
|BSBFIM501||Manage Budgets and Financial Plans|
|BSBSUS501||Develop Workplace Policy and Procedures for Sustainability|
|Manage and Promote Staff Performance|
|BSBWOR502||Lead and Manage Team Effectiveness|
|BSBMGT502||Manage People Performance|
|BSBWRK510||Manage Employee Relations|
|Manage Appropriate Communication and Service|
|BSBCUS501||Manage Quality Customer Service|
|CHCDIV001||Work with Diverse People|
|BSBMED301||Interpret and Apply Medical Terminology Appropriately|
This means you can choose to study on a more intense time schedule, or just fit it around your lifestyle when you can.
Generally, our courses may be completed in around 12 months with a full-time study load or in 12-24 months on a part-time study load. This will depend on the course itself, the number of units, amount of elective content you choose to complete and your own schedule and learning style. At CAL, we allow a generous 24-month standard course enrolment duration so you have the freedom to study at your own pace.
We provide engaging tutorials, industry-relevant assessments and work-ready learning outcomes.
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.
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.*
In order to succeed in our online qualifications, our students are required to:
The required level of competency in English LLN skills for Diploma and Certificate IV qualifications is ACSF Level 3.
To ensure you have the ACSF skills necessary to commence study with us, you may be required to complete an LLN test if English is not your first language and you do not hold any nationally recognised Australian qualifications.
Upon enrolment, all students will also be assessed over time by their learning coach for their language, literacy and numeracy skills. Where these levels fall below the requisite ACSF standard for the qualification, the coach will advise the student of the remedial options open to them. This may involve additional support or withdrawal of enrolment and refund of fees paid.
Please refer to the relevant CAL Policies and the Student Handbook for full details of the entry-level requirements procedure.
While there is no formal prerequisite study required to enter this qualification, it is beneficial for students to have some relevant industry experience to assist with the learning application required for this course. This may have been obtained through formal and/or informal training, work experience and life experience.
You will need regular access to a laptop, desktop computer or another device with the following:
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 you to get unit credits for competencies you’ve already demonstrated so you can fast-track your qualification.
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 Plan||Payment Amount||Payment Plan Length||Total Amount Paid|
|Discounted Upfront Payment||$3995||One Payment*||3995|
|12 x Monthly Payments||$360||12 Months||$4320|
|52 x Weekly Payments||$84||12 Months||$4368|
|18 x Monthly Payments||$245||18 Months||$4410|
|78 x Weekly Payments||$57||18 Months||$4446|
*Please note: The College for Adult Learning’s obligations as an RTO include taking actions to protect your fees. These protections exist to ensure that you can enrol with confidence. The principal protection which is provided to you is a pre-paid fee limit; CAL will never require you to pay more than $1,500 in advance and will never allow your advance payment balance to rise above $1,500.
In conformance with the protections, you will only be required to pay $1495 at the time of registration, with a $150 recurring monthly payment debited for the next 17 months (final payment of $100). This amounts to a total fee of $3995.
In order to maintain the high quality training we’re so proud of, we are not affiliated with FEE-HELP schemes or VET Student Loans, 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
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.
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.
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.
This course aims to hone your skills and help shape you to become a competent, confident and qualified Practice Manager.