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. Whilst 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 one of the major global employers 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 and 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, $4,000 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 will participate in 4 weeks of work experience, which will allow students to apply their newly gained knowledge in the Australian healthcare system.

The 4 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, aged care providers and health industry associations.

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

AMA College understands how important it is for students to find work whilst 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.

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 that students can complete two qualifications in the same time as it would normally take to complete a Bachelor degree on its own. Students can benefit from a Diploma of Health Administration from a prestigious training college and a Bachelor of Commerce from a top-rated public university.

Furthermore, whilst 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

The 10720NAT Diploma of Health Administration consists of the following 16 units of competency:

BSBLDR511 Develop and use emotional intelligence
BSBCUS501 Manage quality customer service
BSBWOR502 Lead and manage team effectiveness
BSBMGT502 Manage people performance
BSBHRM506 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 spreadsheets
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 forecasts

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