HLT57715 Diploma of Practice Management

Do you have a passion for health and management?  If so, a rewarding career in Practice Management could be for you.  With a formal qualification in Practice Management, you will be equipped to manage the administrative functions of a health care centre or general practice.

Through the development of managerial skills and knowledge in health billing, budgets, operational planning and legal compliance, you will have a holistic understanding of how to effectively manage people and a business in one of Australia’s most in-demand industries.


Fees & Dates


Career Opportunities



Code Title
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
HLTADM004 Manage health billing and accounting system
HLTINF003 Implement and monitor infection prevention control policies and procedures
HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety
BSBCUS501 Manage quality customer service
BSBFIM501 Manage budgets and financial plans
BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
BSBMGT502 Manage people performance
BSBRSK501 Manage risk
BSBMGT517 Manage operational plan
BSBHRM506 Manage recruitment selection and induction processes
BSBMGT516 Facilitate continuous improvement
BSBADM502 Manage meetings
BSBMKG502 Establish and adjust the marketing mix

All courses are subject to change and availability.

Assessment Methods
Uses a staggered assessment schedule with a range of methodologies such as:

  • Integrated (holistic) assessment applied through placement
  • Workplace case studies
  • Logbooks, reflective journals
  • Presentations

Price: $6,515

1. Cash upfront (Get a 20% Discount!): Price = $5,212


  1. Online (monthly intakes) – using iLearn, our 24/7 learner management system. Using iLearn, students can engage with learning at their own speed, in their own time from the comfort of their home.
  2. Brisbane & Gold Coast Campus – Please contact us for intake dates for classroom based studies

Duration: 12 Months (Classroom based) / 15 Months Online
Intakes: Monthly intakes
Entry Requirements: Year 12 Certificate, Certificate IV OR a competent result in an entry level reading and numeracy test may be requested.

Work Experience: 
This course also requires 60 hours of work experience in a live working environment. Students are expected to find their own placement (which can be their current working environment if relevant) however Sarina Russo Institute will assist if you are having difficulties finding a suitable venue.

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

The Diploma of Practice Management will provide you with credit into the following courses:

University Credits Awarded

Associate Degree of Health (2207273)

Credit granted: 4 units, of a total of 16 (25% of the course) – 3 unspecified elective units; 1 specified unit:

Credit reference number: C06078S

EDU10011 Learning for Future Careers

This arrangement applies to the study of the Associate Degree of Health Psychological Science



Bachelor of Psychological Science (3007244) :: CRICOS Code: 071464B

Credit granted: 8 units, of a total of 24 (33% of the course) – 8 unspecified elective units.

Credit reference number: C06076S

Bachelor of Social Science (3001150)

Credit granted: 8 units, of a total of 24 (33% of the course) – 8 unspecified elective units.

Credit reference number: C06075S

Bachelor of Social Welfare (3007268) :: CRICOS Code: 082681B

Credit granted: 4 units, of a total of 24 (16% of the course) – 4 unspecified elective units.

80 credit points (1 year) towards:

  • Bachelor of Business

Employment Assistance
As a Sarina Russo Institute student, you are entitled to our FREE employment assistance, which provides mentoring, employment workshops and job placement service.

Student Support Services

  • Dedicated Trainers to help with training and assessment
  • Access to iLearn – our 24/7 learning management system
  • 24/7 access to online learning and assessment materials that comprise of recorded lectures, interactive digital resources eBooks, PowerPoint’s and video links.
  • Opportunities to collaborate online with Trainers, industry experts and peers
  • Free state of the art Language Literacy and Numeracy tools
  • Mentoring and job placement assistance
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