Certificate IV in Medical Practice Assisting

Medical Assistants are highly valued multi-skilled team members of the Medical Practice, formally trained to perform a wide range of admin tasks and front desk duties as well as assisting with a wide range of treatment room procedures.

Entry requirements

Applicants must be working in a reception or administration role in a general practice or other ambulatory health care setting or have access to an appropriate workplace environment within the health care sector, and;

  • have a suitable level of workplace support*
  • commit to attending face to face training sessions amounting to 21 hours in each term

* Each student must provide a nominated workplace clinical supervisor (doctor or Registered Nurse) and an administration supervisor (Practice Manager or immediate supervisor) who have committed to assist the student to achieve their learning objectives and supervise the student’s progress in the workplace.

Delivery options

  • Blended delivery including workshops, webinars, workplace observation and online study
  • Customised in-house training for groups, corporations and organisations

Course duration

The course is delivered in four study terms over 15 months with 21 hours of face to face training in each term. Attendance is compulsory and forms part of the assessment requirements.

The estimated time to complete this course is 12 hours per week over a 15 month study period comprising on-the-job learning, workplace practice, face to face workshops, selfdirected study and assessment preparation. This estimate is based on AQF guidelines and will vary according to student experience and current practice.

Graduate outcomes

On successful completion of this course, graduates will have the skills to:

  • assist in the performance of delegated tasks within the clinic
  • contribute to the efficient running of both front and back of house, including the preparation, processing and maintenance of patient records
  • support health professionals with patient care
  • help to create a safe and efficient work environment within the practice
  • join in the facilitation of co-ordinated patient care

Industry recognition

The Certificate IV in Medical Practice Assisting provides a pathway into higher level Health Services qualifications, such as the Diploma of Professional Practice Leadership or the Diploma of Nursing.

Course fees

Certificate IV in Medical Practice Assisting = $5,600 AUD

  • Payment plans are available for this qualification.
  • Government funding and incentives may be available in your state.

Please contact us today for more information!

Units

Students must complete 23 units of competency.

Units Description
BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
BSBMED302 Prepare and process medical accounts
BSBMED303 Maintain patient records
HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status
HLTAID008 Manage first aid services and resources
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTINF002 Process reusable medical devices and equipment
HLTHPS002 Support health professional in the delivery of care
HLTHPS005 Handle medical specimens
HLTHPS003 Maintain medication stocks
HLTCAR001 Perform electrocardiography (ECG)
BSBINM401 Implement workplace information system
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
BSBADM307 Organise schedules
HLTHPS001 Take clinical measurements
HLTAID006 Provide advanced first aid
BSBFLM309 Support continuous improvement systems and processes
CHCCCS020 Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
HLTADM003 Facilitate a coordinated approach to client care
 

This qualification provides students with the skills and knowledge to become formally trained Medical Assistants.

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HLT47715 - Certificate IV in Medical Practice Assisting

Do you want to take the next step in your medical career and assist in a range of front and back-end, medical and administrative tasks to support a team of medical practitioners?

Medical Assistants have an increasing role to play within the practice, alleviating some of the stress and workloads on medical practitioners. They are highly valued multi-skilled team members of the Medical Practice, formally trained to perform a wide range of admin tasks and front desk duties as well as assisting with a wide range of treatment room procedures. They work under either the direct or indirect supervision of a medical practitioner and carry out a range of delegated tasks that include front desk administrative work and the performance of instructed treatment room care.

Fees

$7,990 AUD

  • AAPM members are entitled to a 10% discount on full fee enrolment.
    (*This discount does not apply to funded qualifications).
  • Payment plans are available for this qualification
  • Government funding and incentives may be available in your state.

Find out more about our Fees and Funding options

Course Duration

The estimated time to complete this qualification is:

  • 7-8 hours per week over a study period up to 21 months

comprising of:

  • on-the-job learning
  • workplace practice
  • face to face workshops
  • self-directed study
  • assessment preparation.

The course is delivered in three study terms over 18 months with 7 full days of face to face practical skills training over the whole course duration. Attendance is compulsory and forms part of the assessment requirements.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be working in a reception or administration role in a general practice or other ambulatory health care setting or have access to an appropriate workplace environment within the health care sector, and;

  • have a suitable level of workplace support*
  • commit to attending 7 full days of face to face practical skills training during the term.

* Each student must provide a nominated workplace clinical supervisor (doctor or Registered Nurse) and an administration supervisor (Practice Manager or immediate supervisor) who have committed to assist the student to achieve their learning objectives and supervise the student’s progress in the workplace.

Delivery Options

  • Blended delivery including workshops, webinars, workplace observation and online study
  • Customised in-house training for groups, corporations and organisations.

Delivery and assessment of the following first aid units in the HLT47715 Certificate IV in Medical Practice Assisting are delivered by an agent under an approved third party arrangement in each state:

  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid
  • HLTAID006 Provide advanced first aid
  • HLTAID008 Manage first aid services and resources.

Please contact a member of the program for details relating to your location.

 

Contact us today
for more information!

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Graduate Outcomes

On successful completion of this qualification, you will have the skills and knowledge to:

  • assist in the performance of delegated tasks within the clinic
  • contribute to the efficient running of both front and back of house, including the preparation, processing and maintenance of patient records
  • support health professionals with patient care
  • help to create a safe and efficient work environment within the practice
  • join in the facilitation of co-ordinated patient care.

Industry Recognition

The Australian Association of Practice Management (AAPM)

  • 50 AAPM Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points are recognised  by AAPM upon full completion of this qualification.
    For more information on AAPM CPD points please click here.

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Unit information

23 units of competency must be successfully completed to attain this qualification.

Units Description
BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
BSBMED302 Prepare and process medical accounts
BSBMED303 Maintain patient records
HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status
HLTAID008 Manage first aid services and resources
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTINF002 Process reusable medical devices and equipment
HLTHPS002 Support health professional in the delivery of care
HLTHPS005 Handle medical specimens
HLTHPS003 Maintain medication stocks
HLTCAR001 Perform electrocardiography (ECG)
BSBINM401 Implement workplace information system
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
BSBADM307 Organise schedules
HLTHPS001 Take clinical measurements
HLTAID006 Provide advanced first aid
BSBFLM309 Support continuous improvement systems and processes
CHCCCS020 Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
HLTADM003 Facilitate a coordinated approach to client care