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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or drop by our office 803A Wellington Street, West Perth 6005.
Sources: Job Outlook
Australian Medical Association