HLT47715 Certificate IV in Medical Practice Assisting

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HLT47715 Certificate IV in Medical Practice Assisting

Do you enjoy working in a fast past, multi skilled healthcare environment? The Certificate IV in Medical Practice Assisting will give you the ability to assist medical practitioners in a range of medical and administrative tasks.

What will I learn?

During the course you will learn how to undertake medical procedures such as ECG and Holter Monitoring, perform blood and non-blood collection and assist with medical specimen collection.  You will also learn administrative skills such as medical accounting and how to maintain patient records, stock and equipment. You will learn about medical terminology, how to communicate effectively and a vast range of other skills. 

What are the career opportunities?

There are a vast range of employment opportunities and careers in the medical assistance field.

  • Practice Assistant  
  • Medical Practice Assistant


Is the course face to face or distance?

BOTH! Our courses are delivered through flexible, blended learning. Under the supervision and mentoring of your trainer you will be required to attend face to face classes and also complete a few units at home.

Units of competency

There are a total of 23 units that make up the HLT47715 Certificate IV in Medical Practice Assisting. 19 core units and 4 elective units.

Entry Requirements

This course requires you to have a good understanding of written, verbal and spoken English and maths (knows as language, literacy and numeracy 'LLN').  All students who enrol in a course are required to undertake Adept Training's LLN assessment. While not a prerequisite, we strongly recommend all students be immunised for Hepatitis A and B before enrolling in the course.

Please note all students are required to provide the following documents on enrolment: 

  • Completed enrolment form
  • USI Number 
  • Photo ID
  • Language, literacy and numeracy assessment
  • Emergency contact 
Nationally Recognised Training

Course Dates

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Start Date Classes Units Code Location Cost
Sat 23rd Sep 2017 at 9:00AM 20 classes 23 units MPAHP817 Sydney $3,500.00 Apply

BSBADM307Organise schedules
BSBINM401Implement workplace information system
BSBMED301Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
BSBMED302Prepare and process medical accounts
BSBMED303Maintain patient records
CHCCCS020Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
CHCLEG001Work legally and ethically
HLTAAP002Confirm physical health status
HLTAID003Provide First Aid
HLTAID008Manage first aid services and resources
HLTCAR001Perform electrocardiography (ECG)
HLTHPS001Take clinical measurements
HLTHPS002Support health professional in the delivery of care
HLTHPS003Maintain medication stocks
HLTHPS005Handle medical specimens
HLTINF001Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTINF002Process reusable medical devices and equipment
HLTPAT001Identify and respond to clinical risks in pathology collection
HLTPAT002Perform venous blood collections
HLTPAT004Collect pathology specimens other than blood
HLTWHS003Maintain work health and safety