Course Description

With the sector showing an impressive jobs growth of 17.5% in the last five years alone, whether you already work in health and want to move into management, or you are after a complete career change, there has never been a better time to get qualified as a practice manager.

During your studies you will learn how to manage the day to day running of a health centre and general practice, with a focus on human resources and recruitment, accounting and health billing, and marketing strategies for practice growth and operations. You will also be provided with access to a trial version of PracSoft Practice Management Software when you reach Module 4 of your study. PracSoft is a software that assists medical practices in managing their appointments, billing, reporting and Medicare Online Claiming efficiently.

The nationally recognised Diploma, delivered in partnership with North Coast TAFE, will also teach you how to lead and direct administration and clinical staff, as well as how to perform practice office procedures and navigate legal requirements.

Delivered online, all the Diploma course materials and assessments are based on real world examples so you are job ready when you graduate, while the flexible course model allows you to fit study around your life.  

This course is offered by Open Colleges on behalf of North Coast TAFE.

This course involves work placement that currently needs to be undertaken in Australia. More information available in our FAQs

Potential career outcomes

  • Care Manager
  • Clinic Manager
  • Health Centre Manager
  • Hospital Manager
  • Practice Manager