If you are looking for a career change in an area with great demand that uses youNationally recognised trainingr clinical knowledge – THIS IS IT!  This program develops the skills needed to use ICD-10-AM and to produce coded data for morbidity and mortality collections (including inpatient episode coding).    This qualification requires the successful completion of sixteen units of competency of which 5 are core requirements, 1 is a coding prerequisite and the remaining 10 are elective units of competency.  eHE has selected specific competencies relevant to quality clinical coding practice. We have integrated their delivery and associated assessment into five (5) specific courses.

Certificate IV in Health Administration (including clinical coding skill set) - [HLT47315_A_ICD]

Undertake administrative functions and leadership in health care
2-4 years
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Who should do this course?

Any person, working or wishing to work as a clinical coder or as an administrator who must also produce clinical coding using ICD-10-AM.

How will I benefit

This course will help you progress with flexibility, tutor support and chat facilities. At completion of this course you should be able to:
  • Understand and undertake clinical coding in ICD-10-AM
  • Undertake senior operational or team leading roles in the health industry
  • Undertake mentoring and basic training and assessment of staff

Structure and what to expect

This course is on-line with tutor support (you don't have to work on your own). The skills are taught in 6 sub courses, including 3 electives. Each includes Learner’s Guides, references, video presentations, scenarios (fully worked examples), exercises and answers, and chat facilities, followed by an assessment. Online meeting activites are also included. You may progress at your own rate and start whenever you wish. It is expected that you can complete the 6 sub courses in 2 - 4 years. This is flexible but we suggest that you attempt 1 module of the sub course every 2 weeks. On average each module takes students approximately 15 hours to complete.

Pre-requesites for this course

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Text and Materials Provided

Required Text: ICD-10-AM (9th Edition). You will not be able to complete the course without this resource. You may choose paper books, or electronic books. Students of this course are entitled to student rates when purchasing the code books. The course provides:
  • Learner’s guide acts as a text and reference as well as a guide on how to move through the course
  • Presentation – powerpoint (pptx file) and video (presentation of the powerpoint) for some modules
  • Exercises – tasks for you to do to make sure you understand and give you experience in the issues covered.
  • Answers to the Exercises – answers or sample answers and discussions are provided to assist your progress and understanding.
  • Chat room – you may ask questions and chat with the tutor and with other students
  • References - to other sites and documents to assist additional learning.
  • Assessment – formal assessment of your skills (similar to the exercises but assessed). This is a timed online assessment process and individual feedback is provided


eHE is authorised by the Australian Government to issue qualifications including certificates associated with this course. Assessment Only – if you feel you know this material already and would like to just take the assessment, this is fine. Feedback is provided to all and for those who complete successfully a certificate of attainment is provided. Course and Assessment - If you choose to do the course and assessment option you will receive the certificate of attainment upon successful completion. If you do not complete or pass you may request an attendance certificate. Formal Nationally Recognised Competencies Included:
  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people (Core)
  • CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically (Core)
  • HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety (Core)
  • BSBLDR402 Lead effective workplace relationships (Core)
  • BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately (Core)
  • BSBMGT403 Implement continuous improvement (Core)
  • HLTADM005 Produce coded clinical data
  • HLTADM006 Undertake complex clinical coding
  • HLTADM007 Complete highly complex clinical coding
  • BSBAUD402 Participate in a quality audit
  • BSBRKG401 Review the status of a record
  • BSBRKG402 Provide information from and about records
Electives - choose 3 of the following:
  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  • TAEDEL402A Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace
  • TAEASS401B Plan assessment activities and processes
  • TAEASS402B Assess competence
  • TAEDEL401A Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning
  • TAEDEL404A Mentor in the workplace

Industry Engagement

This course has been designed with consideration of the requirements for 'work ready' clinical coders. eHE staff and contributors have been active participants in the national Workforce evaluations of clinical coder education, and the recent review undertaken by the Victorian Government which led to the development of the Victorian Cert IV in Clinical Classification.
Our course developers and tutors have worked as coders, auditors, and lecturers in Health Information Management Programs and many have been senior members of the Health Information Management Association National Board. They have worked as advisors to coding services in Australia and internationally and are regarded as senior members of the profession.
In 2014 eHE presented academic papers to the HIMAA Conference on an analysis of current educational competencies for Clinical Coding and at the Clinical Documentation Coding and Analysis Conference on "Development of Clinical Coder Skills, an alternative approach". The response from the industry to these presentations as well as that received from students has been taken into account in the development of this course.

Full course and assessment
2-4 years
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Learning Pathways

At the completion of this program you will be qualified in clinical coding AND have a nationally recognized Certificate IV – which covers content for Day Stay, General Hospital and Specialist Coding.  The coloured blocks are additional to what is normally included in clinical coder training so that you will be ready to work as a coder.  Additional higher level skills are covered in separate short courses.  We also offer support and mentoring for new graduates or those who are nearing completion of Clinical Coder education (click for details).

This course is:Cert IV Health Admin clinical coding competency unit map

  • Flexible  – you may start when you choose
  • Integrated learning to develop skills for the real world
  • Strongly supported by quality teachers and developed by coders and auditors of ICD-10-AM coding
  • Equivalent recognition to any other coding skills set courses in Australia.
  • Recognised as a qualification by other RTO’s such as HIMAA and OTen.
    This means if you start with one RTO you may be able to finish with another (swap between providers).
  • The best value complete, quality coder training in Australia.


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Special Arrangement:  we like to help you achieve your educational goals.  if you would like to arrange part payments, please call eHE to discuss (0413 155 105)