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Diploma of Health Administration

  • Diploma

The 10720NAT Diploma of Health Administration is a nationally recognised VET accredited course exclusively offered by the Australian Medical Association (WA), who developed it with extensive input from healthcare stakeholders.

Key details

Degree Type
1 year full-time
Course Code
10720NAT, 0100389
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
International Fees
$18,250 per year / $18,250 total

About this course

The 10720NAT Diploma of Health Administration is a nationally recognised VET accredited course exclusively offered by the Australian Medical Association (WA), who developed it with extensive input from healthcare stakeholders.

The Diploma is a 16-unit qualification that addresses the needs of managers in a healthcare setting. Whilst many of the demands on managers are universal, the industry and context in which managerial expertise is required can be quite different across various industries.

The healthcare industry is one of the major global employers of staff, and continues to experience significant growth. Doctors, nurses, allied health workers and carers are all an integral part of the healthcare sector, but so are professional health leaders. All of these topics will be learnt in a modern and executive-style campus, by highly qualified lecturers and in a supported environment.

Entry requirements

English Entry Requirement

(Test results must be no more than two years (24 months) old when your start your enrolment at AMA College)

One of the below options:

  • IELTS (Academic) Score of 5.5 (no band score less than 5)
  • PTE Academic Trinity ISE II Minimum Level 42
  • Cambridge English First (FCE), Completion, Minimum Level 162
  • TOEFL (iBT) Minimum Level 46

Educational Entry Requirements

A minimum educational qualification equivalent to senior secondary education at the Year 12 level of the Western Australian Certificate of Education.

Additional Entry Requirement

Be older than the age of 18 years of age at the time of signing their Letter of Offer and Acceptance with AMA College.

Minimum Prior Qualification
High School Certificate
English Language
IELTS 5.5+
TOEFL 46.0+
PTE 42.0+
CAE 162.0+

Study locations


What you will learn

The Diploma of Health Administration introduces students to key managerial concepts such as:

  • Managing and being responsible for workplace health and safety
  • Managing budgets and financial forecasts
  • Managing a quality customer service
  • Managing legally and ethically
  • Managing the recruitment, selection and on-boarding of new staff
  • Managing staff performance and team effectiveness
  • Applying workplace statistics and implementing complex spreadsheet solutions
  • Managing risk • Undertaking project work
  • Self-management and emotional resilience

Furthermore, key areas of health specific leadership are covered, including:

  • The management and control of infection
  • The interpretation and application of medical terminology
  • The application of medical-related research to management practice
  • The management of key healthcare drivers such as funding and government policy

Career pathways

As part of their Diploma studies, students at AMA College will participate in 4 weeks of work experience, which will allow students to apply their newly gained knowledge in the Australian healthcare system.

The 4 weeks of work experience occur throughout the year to best fit in with studies and other commitments that students may have. AMA College will secure work experience opportunities for students in a range of workplaces, including hospitals, clinics, aged care providers and health industry associations.

The work experience program exposes students to real-life healthcare roles, making them more employable and helping students to see the real life applications of skills taught throughout the Diploma program.

AMA College understands how important it is for students to find work whilst studying in Australia. As such, the College will assist students with their job search by providing help with resume creation appropriate to the Australian market, interview tips and simulations as well as actively seeking out job opportunities for students throughout their studies with the College. The Australian Medical Association (WA) has a dedicated recruitment division and highly experienced recruiters to ensure that students receive the most appropriate support and advice.

Once students complete their Diploma of Health Administration the College will organise introductions to health sector employers and offer specific advice around continuing a career in the health industry.

Course structure

  • 16
  • 16

The 10720NAT Diploma of Health Administration consists of the following 16 units of competency:

  • BSBLDR511 Develop and use emotional intelligence
  • BSBCUS501 Manage quality customer service
  • BSBWOR502 Lead and manage team effectiveness
  • BSBMGT502 Manage people performance
  • BSBHRM506 Manage recruitment selection and induction processes
  • HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety
  • BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
  • HLTINF004 Manage the prevention and control of infection
  • CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
  • TLIE4013 Apply workplace statistics
  • BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets
  • BSBPMG522 Undertake project work
  • DHAMKD001 Manage the impact of key healthcare drivers on management practice
  • CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice
  • BSBRSK501 Manage risk
  • FNSACC513 Manage budgets and forecasts

Pathways and enabling courses

  • The Diploma of Health Administration can be completed either as a stand-alone course or as a packaged course option, which includes a Bachelor of Commerce completed at Edith Cowan University (see more below).
  • When completed on its own, the Diploma requires one year of full-time study (20 hours of face-to-face delivery per week).
  • When combined with a Bachelor of Commerce at Edith Cowan University the total duration of study will be three years full -time.
  • Students that are accepted into the AMA College / ECU packaged course will receive two letters of offer and acceptance and be able to apply for a three year student visa.

How to apply

STEP 01 - Enquiry and application

  • Applicant or agent downloads the AMA College info pack.
  • Applicant clicks [Apply Now] button and fills out typeform, making sure to attach the required documentation.
  • AMA College will check the documents and send an invoice of a non-refundable Application fee of $250,00.
  • Applicant pays the invoice.


STEP 02 - Letter of offer and acceptance (LOA)

  • AMA College will issue a LOA.
  • Applicant needs to carefully read and agree with all the terms and conditions and send it back to AMA College.
  • Applicant pays the invoice.


STEP 03 - Confirmation of enrolment (COE)

  • AMA College issues the COE and sends it to the Applicant/ agent.
  • Applicant has to arrange their OHSC and Visa.


STEP 04 - Welcome letter

  • Applicant sends the Visa Grant Notice and General Temporary Entry (GTE) Applicant Assessment to AMA College.
  • AMA College sends the student a Welcome letter.