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.

Overview

  • Course Fees
    $7,990 AUD
  • Duration
    2 Years
  • Delivery
    Blended learning (online with workshops)

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More about the course

$7,990 AUD
Course Duration

The estimated time to complete this course is:

  • 19 hours per week over a study period up to 2 years.
  • Students can complete in a much shorter time depending on experience, role, and/or current practices.

This course comprises of:

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

This 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* (* 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).
    – commit to attending 7 full days of face to face practical skills training during the term.
Delivery Options
  • Blended delivery including workshops, webinars, workplace observation and online study
  • Customised in-house training for groups, corporations and organisations
  • Traineeships and other funded programs.

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Graduate Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, 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.

Future Job Outcomes

  • Care Assistant
  • Medical Receptionist
  • Clinical Assistant
  • Clinic Coordinator
  • Clinic Support Officer
  • Health Support Officer
  • Medical Assistant
  • Practice Assistant

Industry Recognition

Nationally Recognised Training (NRT)

  • HLT47715 Certificate IV in Medical Practice Assisting is a NRT qualification recognised across Australia.
  • On successful completion of the 23 units of competency in this course, you will be issued with an Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) Certificate and Record of Results.

UNE Partnerships

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).

Units of Competency

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

BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately

  • This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to understand and respond to instructions; to carry out routine tasks and communicate with a range of internal/external clients in a medical environment; as well as use appropriate medical terminology.

BSBMED302 Prepare and process medical accounts

  • This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide advice to patients regarding fee structures and process referrals, as well as prepare and process medical accounts for a range of patients.

BSBMED303 Maintain patient records

  • This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to maintain patient records within an existing medical records management system, under the supervision of a senior receptionist or practice manager.

HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status

  • This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to obtain and interpret information about client health status and to check a client’s physical health. It requires a detailed knowledge of anatomy and physiology.

HLTAID008 Manage first aid services and resources

  • This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish, maintain and facilitate the provision of appropriate first aid in the workplace.

HLTAID003 Provide first aid

  • This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty. The unit applies to all workers who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.

CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services

  • This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to communicate effectively with clients, colleagues, management and other industry providers.

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

  • This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically

  • This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify and work within the legal and ethical frameworks that apply to an individual job role.

HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

  • This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to follow organisational infection prevention and control procedures, including implementing standard and transmission-based precautions and responding to infection risks.

HLTINF002 Process reusable medical devices and equipment

  • This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to clean, sterilise and package reusable medical devices and equipment.

HLTHPS002 Support health professional in the delivery of care

  • This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to complete preparation, general assistance and follow up tasks that support health professionals in the delivery of care to clients.

HLTHPS005 Handle medical specimens

  • This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to handle specimens including organising off-site testing and performing certain on-site tests.

HLTHPS003 Maintain medication stocks

  • This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to order, store and monitor medication stock levels and complete associated documentation to meet regulatory requirements.

HLTCAR001 Perform electrocardiography (ECG)

  • This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare for and conduct electrocardiography (ECG) procedures, producing traces that are suitable for diagnostic purposes. It does not include interpretation of the ECG.

BSBINM401 Implement workplace information system

  • This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement and review the workplace information system. It involves the identification, acquisition, initial analysis and use of appropriate information which plays a significant part in the organisation’s effectiveness.

HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety

  • This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement and monitor work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and work practices as part of a small work team.

BSBADM307 Organise schedules

  • This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage appointments and diaries for personnel within an organisation, using manual and electronic diaries, schedules and other appointment systems.

HLTHPS001 Take clinical measurements

  • This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare for, obtain and record simple clinical measurements.

HLTAID006 Provide advanced first aid

  • This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide an advanced first aid response, including management of the incident and other first aiders, until the arrival of medical or other assistance.

BSBFLM309 Support continuous improvement systems and processes

  • This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to support the organisation’s continuous improvement systems and processes. Particular emphasis is on actively encouraging the team to participate in the process, monitoring and reporting on specified outcomes and supporting opportunities for further improvements.

CHCCCS020 Respond effectively to behaviours of concern

  • This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to respond effectively to behaviours of concern of people. Skills are associated with handling difficult incidents rather than managing ongoing behaviour difficulties.

HLTADM003 Facilitate a coordinated approach to client care

  • This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide instructions and information to clients, pro-actively follow up clients and liaise with other service providers to support a coordinated care approach.

First Aid Units

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.

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