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Certificate III in Health Administration


Are you ready to kick-start your career in health administration? With Mater Education’s Certificate III in Health Administration you will gain the knowledge and skills needed to apply for a range of roles—from jobs as a medical receptionist and medical administrator, through to positions as a ward clerk or medical records clerk.

The course is delivered by our team of industry experts and includes workshops in our state-of-the-art simulation training facility, preparing you for work in every kind of healthcare setting—whether it be a hospital, specialist and general medical practices, an aged care facility, dentalpractice, or allied health practice.

Key areas of learning and skills development include preparing and processing medical accounts, managing patient record systems, software training and building a strong knowledge of medical terminology. Graduates of the course will be ready to apply for jobs in the following roles:

  • medical receptionist (for both public and private practices)
  • medical administration
  • ward clerk in hospital, nursing home and assisted living settings
  • medical records clerk/medical records administrator
  • medical secretary.

This qualification is approved for the Queensland Government Certificate 3 Guarantee program. To be eligible for the Certificate 3 Guarantee you must meet eligibility criteria. For more information on the available funding options and criteria go to the costs section on this page.

Course information

  • Mater Education wants everyone enrolled into the program to have every opportunity to succeed at their study. Our program is dynamic, and delivered in a way that caters to all learning styles.

    When applications are open, you will need to complete an online application including:

    1. Addressing the following three criteria:

    • What motivates you to pursue a career in healthcare at this time?
    • Why do you think the Mater Education program would suit you?
    • How do you plan to balance your life, work and full-time study commitments while undertaking the health administration program?

    2.  Details of your work history and voluntary experience

    3. Details of any prior education, including copies of any qualifications, Statements of Attainment or a transcript of completed study and/or your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education awarded for the completion of year 12.


    Applicants that address the defined criteria as published and whose answers are clear and informative will progress to the next stage. 

    Stage 1: To set you up for success, we'll ask you to undergo a language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) evaluation before starting the program. The LLN evaluation will give us an insight into your reading, writing and numeracy skills, and help us plan any extra support you may need to succeed in the program. 

    Stage 2: Applicants who display competence at or above Exit Level 2 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) across all five core skills of learning, reading, writing, oral communication and numeracy will be invited to an interview.

    Additional requirements

    Students will require access to a reliable internet connection enabling access to Mater Education’s virtual learning environment, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player.


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