Qualification details

HLT43312 - Certificate IV in Medical Practice Assisting (Release 2)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
2 (this release)Current 14/Sep/2013
(View details for release 1) Replaced07/May/2012

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to HLT43307 - Certificate IV in Medical Practice AssistingUpdated in V5 Updated core unit HLTFA311A Apply first aid Updated core WHS units. 06/May/2012
Is superseded by HLT47715 - Certificate IV in Medical Practice AssistingThis version was released in HLT Health Training Package release 2.0 and meets the requirements of the 2012 Standards for Training Packages. Change to packaging rules. Significant changes to core units. 05/Aug/2015

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
BSBITU306A - Design and produce business documentsDesign and produce business documents N/A
BSBMED301B - Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriatelyInterpret and apply medical terminology appropriately N/A
BSBMED302B - Prepare and process medical accountsPrepare and process medical accounts N/A
BSBMED303B - Maintain patient recordsMaintain patient records N/A
BSBMED401B - Manage patient record keeping systemManage patient record keeping system N/A
HLTAP401B - Confirm physical health statusConfirm physical health status N/A
HLTCOM407B - Provide reception services for a practiceProvide reception services for a practice N/A
HLTCSD306D - Respond effectively to behaviours of concernRespond effectively to behaviours of concern N/A
HLTFA311A - Apply first aidApply first aid N/A
HLTFA412A - Apply advanced first aidApply advanced first aid N/A
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 423313 Personal Care Assistant 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 6314-11 Personal Care Assistant 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0603 Nursing 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Direct Client Care 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Medical Assistant 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 423313 Personal Care Assistant 02/Oct/2012 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 6314-11 Personal Care Assistant 02/Oct/2012 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0603 Nursing 02/Oct/2012 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 07/May/2012 
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Modification History

HLT07 Version 45

HLT07 Version 5.1

Comments

HLT43312 Certificate IV in Medical Practice Assisting

HLT43312 Certificate IV in Medical Practice Assisting

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Description

This qualification provides the knowledge and skills needed to assist in a medical practice under supervision by and in the context of a consultation being conducted by a medical practitioner.

A medical assistant may work under the supervision of a health care professional other than a medical practitioner, but this should only occur where:

  • the health care professional is in the same practice as the medical practitioner and
  • the medical practitioner has agreed to the other health professional providing the supervision.

The medical assisting work role includes a broad range of administrative functions, identified tasks of a clinical assisting nature and, where appropriate, provision of client support and guidance in relation to identified treatment issues as per instruction from the health care practitioner.

This qualification is suited to Australian Apprenticeships pathways.

Occupational title for these workers is:

  • Medical assistant

Pathways Information

Not Applicable

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

Not Applicable

Employability Skills Summary

Refer to the Topic: Introduction to the Employability Skills Qualification Summaries

Packaging Rules

PACKAGING RULES 

25 units of competency are required for this qualification, including:

  • 22 core units
  • 3 elective units

A wide range of elective units is available, including:

  • Relevant electives listed below
  • Units of competency to address workplace requirements and packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in Health and/or Community Services Training Packages
  • Where appropriate, to address workplace requirements, up to 2 units of competency packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in other relevant Training Packages

Core units 

BSBMED301B Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately

BSBMED302B Prepare and process medical accounts

BSBMED303B Maintain patient records

HLTAP401B Confirm physical health status

HLTCOM407B Provide reception services for a practice

HLTCSD306D Respond effectively to behaviours of concern

HLTFA311A Apply first aid

HLTHIR301C Communicate and work effectively in health

HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers

HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

HLTHIR506C Implement and monitor compliance with legal and ethical requirements

HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures

HLTIN302C Process reusable instruments and equipment in health work

(Note pre-requ: HLTIN301C)

HLTMAMP401C Assist with clinical measurements in a medical practice

(Note pre-requ: HLTFA311A)

HLTMAMP402C Assist with clinical procedures in a medical practice

(Note pre-requ: HLTFA311A)

HLTMAMP404B Maintain medication stocks in a medical practice

HLTMAMP405B Coordinate effective functioning of a medical practice

HLTMAMP406C Manage emergency clients in a medical practice

(Note pre-requ: HLTFA311A)

HLTMAMP407B Facilitate a coordinated approach to client care

HLTMAMP408B Administer the information management system of a medical practice

HLTMAMP409B Handle specimens in a medical practice

HLTWHS300A Contribute to WHS processes

The importance of culturally aware and respectful practice 

All workers undertaking work in health need foundation knowledge to inform their work with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and co-workers and with clients and co-workers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. This foundation must be provided and assessed as part of a holistic approach to delivery and assessment of this qualification. Specific guidelines for assessment of this aspect of competency are provided in the Assessment Guidelines for the Health Training Package.

Relevant electives 

The following sample electives are provided. Electives may be selected in line with the Packaging Rules.

BSBITU306A Design and produce business documents

BSBMED401B Manage patient record keeping system

HLTFA412A Apply advanced first aid (Note pre-requ: HLTFA311A)

HLTWHS401A Maintain workplace WHS processes

HLTSTE301D Clean reusable medical equipment (Note pre-requ: HLTIN301C)

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