10720NAT Diploma of Health Administration

The Diploma of Health Administration

The 10720NAT Diploma of Health Administration is a nationally recognised VET accredited course exclusively offered by the Australian Medical Association (WA), who developed it with extensive input from healthcare stakeholders. The Diploma is a 16-unit qualification that addresses the needs of managers in a healthcare setting. While many of the demands on managers are universal, the industry and context in which managerial expertise is required can be quite different across various industries. The healthcare industry is a major global employer of staff, and continues to experience significant growth. Doctors, nurses, allied health workers and carers are all an integral part of the healthcare sector, but so are professional health leaders. All of these topics will be learnt in a modern and executive-style campus, by highly qualified lecturers in a supported environment.

Study Options

  • The Diploma of Health Administration can be completed either as a stand-alone course or as a packaged course option, which includes a Bachelor of Commerce completed at Edith Cowan University (see more below).
  • When completed on its own, the Diploma requires one year of full-time study (20 hours of face-to-face delivery per week).
  • When combined with a Bachelor of Commerce at Edith Cowan University the total duration of study will be three years full -time.
  • Students that are accepted into the AMA College / ECU packaged course will receive two letters of offer and acceptance and be able to apply for a three year student visa.

Diploma Summary

Course: 10720NAT Diploma of Health Administration

CRICOS Course Code: 0100389

English Requirement: IELTS of 5.5 (no band below 5) or equivalent
Duration: 52 weeks – 40 weeks of study, over 4 study periods. 20 hours per week
Cost: $250 non-refundable application fee, $12,000 tuition fee, equal to $3,000 tuition fees per study period

For a full list of all fees that may apply, see the Fees page under New Students

Intakes: February and July
Package Option: This course can be packaged with a Bachelor of Commerce at Edith Cowan University over a combined 3-year study period. The above fees are for the Diploma of Health Administration. Current fees for the ECU Bachelor of Commerce can be found on the ECU website (www.ecu.edu.au).

Work Experience Program and Recruitment Support

As part of their Diploma studies, students at AMA College are invited to participate in four weeks of work experience, which allows them to apply their newly gained knowledge in the Australian healthcare system.

The four weeks of work experience occur throughout the year to best fit in with studies and other commitments that students may have. AMA College will secure work experience opportunities for students in a range of workplaces, including hospitals, clinics, with aged care providers and health industry associations.

The work experience program exposes students to real-life healthcare roles, making them more employable and helping s them see the real life applications of skills taught throughout the Diploma program.

AMA College understands how important it is for students to find work while studying in Australia. As such, the College will assist students with their job search by providing help with resume creation appropriate to the Australian market, interview tips and simulations as well as actively seeking out job opportunities for students throughout their studies with the College. The Australian Medical Association (WA) has a dedicated recruitment division and highly experienced recruiters to ensure that students receive the most appropriate support and advice. AMA College has had great success with helping previous Diploma of Health Administration students find work during and after their studies.

Once students complete their Diploma of Health Administration the College will organise introductions to health sector employers and offer specific advice around continuing a career in the health industry.

Our Partnership with Edith Cowan University

The AMA has a close partnership with Edith Cowan University (ECU), whose school of Business and Law claimed the number one ranking for public universities in the categories of Business and Management and Law and Paralegal Studies for overall quality of educational experience and teaching quality. The school also achieved the top public university ranking in Business and Management for skills development and student support.

Students that complete the 10720NAT Diploma of Health Administration and meet ECU’s minimum English requirements can continue to complete a Bachelor of Commerce with ECU with a one-year advance standing.

Given that the Diploma takes one year to complete through AMA College, this partnership means students can complete two qualifications in the same time as it would normally take to complete a Bachelor degree on its own. Students will benefit from a Diploma of Health Administration from a prestigious training college and a Bachelor of Commerce from a top-rated public university.

Furthermore, while completing your studies at AMA College, which is located only 1.3km away from ECU’s Joondalup campus, students have access to ECU’s state-of-the-art library and online databases.

Find out where ECU’s Bachelor of Commerce could take you today.

Visit www.ecugetready.com.au/business for more information.

Course Content

Unit CodeUnit Title
HLTWHS004Manage work health and safety
BSBPEF502Develop and use emotional intelligence
BSBPMG430Undertake project work
HLTINF004Manage the prevention and control of infection
CHCPOL003Research and apply evidence to practice
BSBMED301Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
BSBLDR522Manage people performance
BSBTWK502Manage team effectiveness
BSBTEC402Design and produce complex spreadsheets
BSBOPS504Manage business risk
FNSACC513Manage budgets and forecasts
BSBOPS505Manage organisational customer service
TLIE4013Apply workplace statistics
DHAMKD001Manage the impact of key healthcare drivers on management practice
CHCLEG003Manage legal and ethical compliance
BSBHRM525Manage recruitment and onboarding

Why study health management?

Healthcare is a universal need and one that each country works hard to improve. Highly skilled staff are at the heart of any healthcare system. Healthcare is a complex field, requiring professionals from many different disciplines. Successfully leading and managing healthcare organisations is a growing challenge around the world. Dynamic leaders are required to tackle the competing demands of sustainable and quality healthcare provision. To master this skill is to create a world of opportunities in an industry that is constantly growing, where demand is not linked to traditional economic cycles and where innovation is a staple.

Our Diploma in Health Administration will help to establish you as a future leader, with management skills that are in high demand within the healthcare system and beyond. A management specialisation such as Health Administration allows you to stand out from the crowd of generic management studies. Begin your journey with AMA College today.


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