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Diploma of Practice Management

National Course Code: HLT57715

TAFE NSW Course Number: HLT57715-01V01

Nominal Hours: 650

Indicative Cost: $6,640

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This qualification reflects the role of business or practice managers who manage the operation of small to medium sized health practices.

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

There are few units in a qualification that will require the completion of practical tasks in a real workplace. The procurement of work placement & other work placement resources, information, remains the responsibility of the student.

Diploma of Practice Management qualification will require the completion of work place assessment task(s) in a relevant work place setting for the following units listed below:
* HLTWHS004 Maintain work health and safety
* HLTINF003-Implement and monitor infection prevention and control policies and procedures.

Please contact the teaching section to get more information on the course requirements.

You will need to ensure that whatever facility you organise for completing the practical requirements of this course, there is a Practice Manager/Registered Nurse and/or other appropriate qualified work place Supervisor available to assist you and signoff on the completed practical task requirements

To ensure you leave us with the most up to date qualification...

If during or after your enrolment, the course in which you are enrolled is updated in line with national industry standards, the Institute reserves the right to transition you into an alternate course. If this becomes necessary, the Institute will advise you of the change and the arrangements which will be available for you to complete your alternate course.

There are no entry requirements for this qualification

Credit (or recognition) for modules/units may be granted based on previous learning, studies, work and/or life experiences. Please discuss this with the teaching section when you enrol.


Many TAFE courses have a compulsory work placement component to assist you to apply your learning in a practical environment and you may be required to comply with some (or all) of the following.


Before you commence any clinical placements in NSW Health facilities, you will be required to
• Meet NSW Health’s - Criminal Record Check requirements;
• Sign the NSW Health Code of Conduct form and any other forms, as required by NSW Health;
• Undertake Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Infectious Diseases and provide your Health Care Worker/Student Vaccination Record Card.

For specific information regarding NSW Health’s requirements, and access to the required forms, it is recommended that you visit their FAQs for students at:

2. AGED CARE WORK - Before you undertake any clinical placements in Aged Care Facilities you will be required to undertake a Federal Criminal Record Check. Visit:


Anyone in child-related work (including student placements and volunteers) MUST have a current Working with Children Check (students/volunteers free) in line with the Office of Children’s Guardian phase-in schedule and processes. Visit:


Generally work placements will only occur after there has been a reasonable amount of student/teacher contact and when the teacher is satisfied that you are ready to benefit from workplace learning and perform workplace duties. Your teacher can provide further information.

STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES - For more information visit: https://www.tafensw.edu.au/courses/rights-and-responsibilities/index.htm

HLTINF003 Implement and monitor infection prevention control policies and procedures and HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety the Skills must have been demonstrated in the workplace with the addition of simulations and scenarios where the full range of contexts and situations have not been provided in the workplace or may occur only rarely.

BSBHRM506 Manage recruitment selection and induction processes
BSBMKG514 Implement and monitor marketing activities
HLTINF003 Implement and monitor infection prevention and control policies and procedures
BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
BSBHRM505 Manage remuneration and employee benefits
BSBMKG501 Identify and evaluate marketing opportunities
HLTADM004 Manage health billing and accounting system
BSBHRM507 Manage separation or termination
BSBRSK501 Manage risk
HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety
BSBCUS501 Manage quality customer service
BSBMGT502 Manage people performance
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
BSBFIM501 Manage budgets and financial plans
BSBMGT517 Manage operational plan
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice

The above list includes units being offered at OTEN. If licensing in another state other than NSW is required, please check requirements with the relevant state.

You don't need to study what you already know! The skills, knowledge and experience you have gained from your previous learning, work experience and life in general may be taken into account.

To apply for recognition in one or more units you must clearly show that you have the equivalent and relevant skills, knowledge and experience of the unit or group of units.

For Credit transfer where you have completed previous studies either with TAFE NSW or with another tertiary provider complete the Enrolment Adjustment - Credit - Previous Studies form, and include any required evidence.

For Recognition of Prior Learning, attach your evidence to a completed Enrolment Adjustment – Credit – Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) form and submit for assessment.

Send your applications to:

Email: oten.recognitionhelp@tafensw.edu.au

Post: OTEN Recognition, 51 Wentworth Road, Strathfield NSW 2135

Keep a copy of all completed forms for your records.

To find out more about Credit and to help you with your application read the Credit e-Kit for Students.

Need more help? Contact the Recognition Help Desk

Management-Theory and Practice, Kris Cole, Pearson Australia 6th Ed.
ISBN : 9780170354059
Mastering Medical Terminology ANZ.
ISBN: 9780729541114
Your learning materials will be accessed online via the student learning support site
Diploma of Practice Management

The indicative cost of this course is $6,640.

There are no subsidies for this course, it is offered for enrolment under a fee-for-service. There are no concessions, exemptions or scholarships available. Payment by instalments is available.

Please ensure you also read and understand the associated fee policies and conditions related to withdrawal from a course, applying for a refund of fees and if you are behind in payment of instalments.

CodeNameStart DateEnd DateCensus DateAmount
20OTE00199UOS 1 - Diploma of Practice Management1 Jan 20203 Jul 20202 Mar 2020$2,214
20OTE00200UOS 2 - Diploma of Practice Management1 Jan 20201 Jan 20217 Sep 2020$2,214
20OTE00201UOS 3 - Diploma of Practice Management1 Jan 202030 Jun 20211 Mar 2021$2,212

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted.

This course is approved for a Commonwealth VET Student Loan. If you meet the eligibility requirements, you are able to apply to the Commonwealth for a loan to cover all or part of your fees. We will ask you whether you would like to apply for a VET Student Loan when you enrol and advise you of the process.

If you would like more information about VET Student Loans please visit the TAFE NSW website or contact us on 131 601.

For full details on TAFE NSW fees and money matters please visit our Paying for Your Course page.

To enrol in this course please click on the Enrol Now button. You may also enrol over the phone by calling TAFE Digital on 131 601.

20OTE-001 S:1/1/2020 E:30/6/2021 D:548

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