Certificate IV in Medical Practice Assisting

HLT47715

Course Overview

Average Course Fee: $5000

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Average Course Duration: 54 Weeks

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Description

This qualification reflects the role of medical practice assistants whose work includes a broad range of administrative functions combined with tasks to support medical practitioners in the delivery of care to clients. These tasks are completed under the direct or indirect supervision of a medical practitioner.

A medical practice assistant may work under the supervision of a health care professional other than a medical practitioner, but this should only occur where:

  • the health care professional is in the same practice as the medical practitioner and
  • the medical practitioner has agreed to the other health care professional providing the supervision
  • A registered nurse must accept or refuse responsibility for supervision of an activity of a medical practice assistant, according to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) Decision-making framework. An enrolled nurse cannot provide supervision.

    No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

    Student Outcomes

    Students who graduate from VET courses are surveyed approximately 6 months after they have completed their training. For more information on the statistics provided in this section, including the different levels (course, field of education, all fields of education) of data available please select the Learn more button below.

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    Satisfied with Training

    Percentage of graduates in the Management and Commerce field who were satisfied with the training (Certificate IV).

    Improved Work Status

    Percentage of graduates in the Management and Commerce field who started/expanded a business or who have a new job, more highly skilled work, a promotion or higher pay (Certificate IV).

    Salary

    The middle of the range of salaries earned by graduates in the Management and Commerce field starting their first ever full-time job after graduating (Certificate IV).

    Jobs

    Graduates of the Management and Commerce field (Certificate IV) are most often employed as:

    Clerical and Administrative Workers

    29.9%

    Clerical and Administrative Workers
    Managers

    17.8%

    Managers
    Professionals

    17.6%

    Professionals

    Industries

    Graduates of the Management and Commerce field (Certificate IV) are most often employed in:

    Financial and insurance services

    10.7%

    Financial and insurance services
    Administrative and support services

    9.4%

    Administrative and support services
    Rental hiring and real estate services

    9.2%

    Rental hiring and real estate services

    All statistics are supplied by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

    Financial Assistance

    The federal, state and territory governments provide financial incentives and support for vocational education and training students to help them gain the skills required to secure and maintain rewarding and sustainable employment.

    There are programs for all kinds of students; apprentices and trainees, new job starters, those re-entering the workforce, retraining for a new job or upgrading their skills for an existing job.

     


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    Subsidised Training

    The following highlighted state and territory governments dedicate funds to reduce or, in some cases, fully cover tuition fees for VET students who wish to study this course. Please check with your preferred training provider to see if you are eligible.
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    VET Student Loans

    Certain courses are eligible for a VET Student Loan from the Australian Government to assist students with paying tuition fees. The initial debt amount (including the loan fee, if applicable) plus indexation must be paid back once the loan recipient starts earning over a certain amount. The compulsory repayment threshold for the 2019-20 income year is $45,881.


    Career Information

    Career development is the ongoing process of managing your life, learning and work. It involves developing the skills and knowledge that enable you to plan and make informed decisions about your education, training and career choices.


    Health Career Pathway

    Certificate IV in Medical Practice Assisting is in the Management and Commerce Field of Education. For more information about this kind of career, you can explore Health.


    Stream

    Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Work
    Allied Health Assistance
    Dental
    Enrolled Nursing
    Pathology
    General Business Operations
    Public Health
    Alternative Health Assistance
    Ambulance
    Technical Support

    Note: Information provided as a guide only. Chart developed by the Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au). Information in this chart may be reproduced with acknowledgement of its source: "The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au/jpc) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training".



    Apprenticeships and Traineeships


    Australian Apprenticeships can provide a pathway to a career change for people looking to re-enter the workforce and for people who are currently working. Australian Apprenticeships combine work with training in a national recognised qualification.

    Unfortunately, this qualification is not currently available as an Australian Apprenticeship or Traineeship.


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