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Diploma of Practice Management

Diploma of Practice Management

  • AQF Level

  • Amount of Training

    532 hours
  • Full Fee

    6,990 AUD
  • Payment Option

    Easy Payment Options
  • Mode Of Delivery


You can complete this course on intensive mode in three to six months


Why IHNA Online ?

  • Competency based training underpinned by adult learning principles
  • Scholarships are available
  • Access to 24*7 Online Library
  • Experienced educators with industry
  • Easy Payment Options
  • Finalist and Winner of national and international training award
  • Networking Opportunities with peak bodies and industries
  • IHNA Online Alumnus Status
  • Dedicated Student Support Team
  • Work Integrated Learning (WIL) – learn as you practise

Course Overview

Diploma of Practice Management – will equip you with the entire structure of business as well as practice managers who manage the operation of small to medium sized health practices. This includes the skills and knowledge to be responsible for the operations in medical, dental and health practices.

After the successful completion of the course, you will imbibe with skills like:

  • Competency
  • Confidence
  • Critical thinking ability
  • Nationally accredited course certificate in Diploma of Practice Management Online

There is a huge requirement of practice managers in the health care industry in Australia in the coming years.

How much does a practice manager makes in Australia

$70,000 / Annual

Based on 41 salaries

The average practice management salary in Australia is $70,000-$90,000 per annum

IHNA (Institute of Health and Nursing Australia) is trusted by more than ?????+ students and has been committed to providing excellence in education and training to meet the needs of the community since 2007.

*Fully online IHNA Online curriculum * Can be completed in as little as 3 months

Intensive Mode: Students are encouraged to complete the course in an intense mode by learning for 40 hours per week or more, with ‘recognition of prior learning’ if available, allowing them to complete the course in as little as 3 months.

Career Opportunity

After the successful completion of the program the candidates may gain employment as Practice Managers in various health care settings such as:

  • Medical Centre’s
  • Dental Clinics, Chiropractic Clinics
  • Podiatry Clinics
  • Maternal Health Care Centre’s
  • Community Health Care

This will further help you with a foundation knowledge to practice in Australia in a variety of health practice areas:

  • Practice Manager
  • Business Manager
  • Program Manager
  • Service Manager

A convenient way to build your employability skills and advance your career


An affordable way to learn from IHNA Online training experts

What will I study?

  • CHCLEG003

    Manage legal and ethical compliance

  • CHCDIV001

    Work with diverse people

  • BSBMED301

    Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately

  • HLTWHS004

    Manage work health and safety

  • BSBCUS501

    Manage quality customer service

  • BSBFIM501

    Manage budgets and financial plans

  • HLTINF003

    Implement and monitor infection prevention control policies and procedures

  • BSBMGT502

    Manage people performance

  • HLTADM004

    Manage health billing and accounting system

  • BSBRSK501

    Manage Risks

  • BSBINM501

    Manage an information or knowledge management system

  • HLTAID011

    Provide first aid

  • BSBMGT516

    Facilitate continuous improvement

  • BSBADM502

    Manage Meetings

  • BSBWOR502

    Lead and manage team effectiveness

Course Module

Total number of units for this course = 15

10 Core units

5 Elective units

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IHNA Online Admission Requirements

However, there are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, but applicants should demonstrate the ability to perform tasks as required by the health industry.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders’ students are encouraged to apply.

16 years of age and above at the time of commencement of the course.

Satisfactory completion of studies in applicant’s home country equivalent to an Australian Year 10 course is required for entry into this course.

Entry into this course requires IELTS band score of 5.5 or equivalent.

Students may undergo language, literacy, and numeracy (LLN) to identify Language, Literacy and Numeracy capabilities at the time of Orientation (prior to commencing the courses).

Students over the age of 22 will also be considered without the minimum education requirements. Each case will be reviewed individually to ascertain the capacity of the student to meet course requirements.

Digital literacy

Student must possess basic computer skills which includes covering the most common usages of a computer, including managing computer files, word processing, using spreadsheets and databases; creating presentations; finding information and communicating using computers; and being aware of social and ethical implications of Internet use.

IHNA Online Pathways

Pathways from this Qualification

Graduates may progress to higher level qualifications within and/or across the health care sector

Pathways to this Qualification

  • There are no pre-requisites or any other training package entry requirements for this course

How to Apply

IHNA Online has in place admission criteria for courses in its scope as required by its ‘Application and Enrolment Procedure for VET Courses’ to ensure that candidates meet industry requirements.

Step 1
Successful completion of an Australian Year 12 Course or equivalent. 
Step 2
In addition to meeting the academic requirements applicants must demonstrate their competence in literacy and numeracy levels in an Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) at exit Level 3 and participate in a pre-training review when enrolling into the course.
Step 3
Application: Submit your online application by clicking “Apply Now” on the top right corner of the course page.
Step 4
Interview: Once you’ve met IHNA’s eligibility criteria you will be contacted for an interview with an admissions consultant
Step 5
Offer Letter: If you’re successful with the interview you will be offered a place for the course as per the availability of each intake.
Step 6
Enrolment Fee: After signing the offer acceptance an invoice will be issued for the course. You may be eligible for government funding, so please call our team to know more.
Step 7
Confirmation of Admission: We will issue a conformation of admission once the enrolment fee has been received.

* Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders’ students are encouraged to apply.

An affordable way to learn from IHNA Online training experts

RPL and Credit Transfer

Students must submit a portfolio of past evidence, which may include third-party assessments, and partaking in an interview procedure. They can further have their prior learning and work experiences acknowledged in this certification. A practical demonstration of the portfolio presented by the students may also be used to evaluate student’s competencies and expertise, which will give the educators a clear idea. In addition to this mutual recognition and credit transfer allow students to have their previous formal training recognized.

Credit Transfer

Credit Transfer is only available for Australian qualifications when a student has completed the units considered necessary for a qualification at another Registered Training Organization.


Any other questions in your mind – let us give you some more clarity with the following FAQs – check below:

After you are qualified with the essential Course and degree as a Diploma in Practice Management you are eligible to work in multiple roles in the health sector such as-
  • Medical Receptionist
  • Senior Medical Receptionist
  • Healthcare Administrator
  • Practice Manager
  • Business Manager in health industry

There are a host of duties for a Practice manager to perform in the health industry-
  • Need to manage facility’s office staff
  • Human resources duties
  • Hiring members
  • Training new and old staff
  • Handle medical records
  • Billing
  • Ordering equipment and supplies
  • Administrative tasks
  • Ordering equipment and supplies

To excel in Practice manager role the person needs a variety of skills and qualities such as:
  • Good communication skills
  • Leadership and motivational skills
  • Must have financial skills.
  • Able to manage a changing environment
  • Imbibe organisational skills
  • Always willing to work with peers and respect the views of your subordinates.

In recent years, the average practice manager’s salary in Australia can be seen around $70,000-$90,000 per year.

(Source : https://au.talent.com/salary)

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