Study a Diploma of Health Administration (10720NAT)

Study a Diploma of Health Administration (10720NAT)

When you think about hospitals or other healthcare facilities, you probably think about all the doctors and nurses that work there! How often do you think about the thousands of people who work hard behind the scenes to enable hospitals to run efficiently? Health care facilities need leaders with a broad range of skills that include budgeting, human resources and operations.

We have health administrators to thank for the correct handling and storing of medical records, maintenance of equipment, stock control and meeting health and the strict OHS compliance requirements.  

Why study Health Administration?

The healthcare industry is rapidly growing not only in Australia, but also around the world. Doctors, nurses and carers have a critical role in the sector, but these could not do their job efficiently without experienced administrative staff.

Health and Welfare Service Managers can expect to earn about $2,148 per week depending on their experience. To become a health care manager, you will need to have a formal qualification or relevant work experience.

Statistics indicate that there will be 3000 new jobs a year for Health and Welfare Service Managers.

Annual Healthcare Growth

Annual Healthcare Spending

China: 17%

India: 16%

Malaysia: 8.4%

America: 5.5%

Australia: 4.6%

America: 3.6 trillion

China: $594 billion

India: $160 billion

Malaysia: US6.75 billion

Australia: $181 billion

Why study at the Australian Medical Association?

The Australian Medical Association (WA) (AMA) has a proud history of supporting and delivering training to the medical field since 1898. The Diploma of Health Administration has been developed by the AMA team based on industry research, feedback and needs. This Diploma is one of a kind and you will not find this course offered anywhere else!

When you study at the AMA, you become part of an exclusive and executive learning experience. You will benefit from small class sizes, learn practical skills, attend guest speaker lectures and be job ready when you graduate. 

Upon completion of the Diploma of Health Administration, students wishing to pursue further studies may do so by enrolling in a Bachelor of Commerce at Edith Cowan University specialising in Health Management, or any other major of their choice.  Completion of the Diploma will grant students enough credits to enter the second year of the Bachelor degree meaning you get two qualifications in the time it would take to do just one.

– Bachelor of commerce only: 3 years one qualification vs.

– Diploma of Health Administration (1 year) + Bachelor of Commerce (2 years): 3 years two qualifications

You may also be able to package the Diploma with an English course if you need to improve your language skills first.

College facilities and resources

As an AMA student, you will get access to:

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Online reading resources
  • Hard copy materials for each unit
  • Full library services at Edith Cowan University
  • Photocopying and printing services at a small fee
  • Modern kitchen and lounge facilities

Diploma of Health Administration – Course outline:

16-unit VET accredit course

Articulation into the 2nd year of ECU Bachelor of Commerce

Duration: 12 months (40 study weeks and 12 weeks holiday)

Entry requirements: Australian Year 12 or equivalent

                                    IELTS (Academic): 5.5 with no band below 5.0 or equivalent

Mode of Study: Face-to-Face (20 hours per week)

Tuition fee: $18,000 ($4,500 per study period)

Application fee: $250

Next commencement dates:

  • Tuesday 28th January 2020
  • Tuesday 21st April 2020
  • Tuesday 14th July 2020
  • Tuesday 6th October 2020

Unit Outline:

BSBLDR 511       Develop and use emotional intelligence

BSBCUS501        Manage quality customer service

BSBWOR502      Lead and manage team effectiveness

BSBMGT 502      Manage people performance

BSBHRM 506     Manage recruitment selection and induction processes

HLTWHS004      Manage work health and safety

BSBMED301      Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately

HLTINF004        Manage the prevention and control of infection

CHCLEG003       Manage legal and ethical compliance

TLIE4013           Apply workplace statistics

BSBITU402        Develop and use complex spread sheets

BSBPMG522      Undertake project work

DHAMKD001    Manage the impact of key healthcare drivers on management practice

CHCPOL003      Research and apply evidence to practice

BSBRSK501      Manage risk

FNSACC513      Manage budgets and forecast

If you would like more information about the enrolment and the student visa process, get in touch with us today or drop by our office 803A Wellington Street, West Perth 6005.


Sources: Job Outlook

Australian Medical Association

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