Clinical Coding
for Australian Students

Diploma of Clinical Coding

RTO compliant ICD-10-AM 12th Ed
Australian Classification of Health Interventions (ACHI) and
Australian Coding Standards (ACS)

$5,500 – $6,100

2-4 years
Full or Part Time

Active Tutor Support

Any time
Flexible Hours

Embark on Your Clinical Coding Career

Diploma of Clinical Coding (HLT50321)

This package fully prepares students for entry level Clinical Coding (ICD-10-AM) using the current edition of the International Classification of Diseases – Australian Classification of Health Interventions (ACHI) and the Australian Coding Standards (ACS).

It is Nationally recognised for entry-level clinical coding and medical coding work in Hospitals, Government, Insurance and Research organisations. This includes: analyse diseases, injuries and procedures undertaken at hospitals using ICD-10-AM according to National and Jurisdictional requirements.

When you complete this Diploma with eHE you will get complimentary access to eHRol to practice for 2 months, while you seek employment.

Recognition of Prior Learning

If you are a Clinician (Australian Medical Doctor, Registered Nurse or Midwife), your prior experience enables you to do an abridged version of the Diploma of Clinical Coding.  Please  ensure you upload copies of your credentials during the enrolment process.

If you are not a Clinician, but you would like to know if your work experience is applicable for credit, please follow the steps outlined below to apply and wait to hear from us before proceeding to enrolment.

Please note that page contains information for Australian Residents ONLY.  If you are an International Student, please visit our Diploma of Clinical Coding for International Students page.

Recognition on Successful Completion

eHE is authorised by the Australian Government to issue qualifications including certificates associated with this medical coding course.

Upon successful completion you will receive the Diploma of Clinical Coding (HLT50321) indicating that you have successfully shown your competence in the areas below.

  • HLTCCD001 Understanding of the Healthcare system
  • HLTCCD002 Interpret and Navigate Healthcare records
  • HLTCCD003 Use Medical Terminology in Healthcare (There is no equivalent unit for RPL)
  • HLTCCD004 Interpret Clinical Documentation
  • HLTCCD005 Abstract Information for Clinical Coding
  • HLTCCD006 Undertake Basic Clinical Coding
  • HLTCCD007 Undertake Moderately Complex Clinical Coding
  • HLTWHS001 Participate in Workplace Health and Safety

If you do not complete or pass the whole Diploma of Clinical Coding you may request an Statement of Attainment for those competencies you did successfully complete.

Course Structure

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Enroling in the Diploma of Clinical Coding

Diploma of Clinical Coding

Full (no RPL)

Cost: $6,100

Australian Students
No Prior Experience

Diploma of Clinical Coding

RPL – Clinicians

Cost: $5,500

Australian Students
Medical Doctors, Nurses or Midwives

Paying for the Diploma of Clinical Coding (HLT50321)

Please press the relevant PAY NOW button to proceed to the payment page and complete the enrolment process.

Note: We have both upfront and payment plan options available, which will be presented to you on the payment page.  For payment plans, a $1450 deposit is required, followed by monthly payments. If you have any questions regarding payment, please contact us.

Diploma of Clinical Coding (HLT50321)

Full (no RPL)

Australian Students with no applicable experience in an associated discipline

Study Hours: 595

Cost: $6,100

Diploma of Clinical Coding (HLT50321)

RPL – Clinicians (MBBS, RN)

Australian Students who are Medical Doctors, Nurses or Midwives

Study Hours: 575

Cost: $5,500

Required Texts & Materials

Full details on how to obtain your books are in the Getting Started Guide you will receive following your enrolment, but a summary and links are given below.

Single Competencies

Single Competency clinical coding courses are offered, however, most have pre-requisite requirements. These need to be considered on a case by case basis prior to enrolment. If you would like to undertake a single competency course, please contact us.

Use Medical Terminology in Healthcare

Study Hours: 85

Cost: $720

Interpret Clinical Documentation
using Anatomy and Physiology(HLTCCD004)

Study Hours: 90

Cost: $990

Abstract information for Clinical Coding

Study Hours: 90

Cost: $425

Recognition of our International Experience & Innovation

Industry Engagement

eHE staff and contributors have been active participants in the national Workforce evaluations of clinical coder education, and the recent review which led to the development of the Diploma in Clinical Coding.

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 advisers to coding services in Australia and internationally and are regarded as senior members of the profession.

The eHE training team participate regularly in clinical coding governance activities discussing coding standards and correct coding with the eHRol community of Teachers, Coding Managers and Mentors.

EHE provided me with the most professional and well organized fascinating education journey.  the knowledge, experience and real practical clinical coding environment equipped me with all I needed.  It was the most valuable investment I’ve ever made.

– Abdullah

The Clinical Coder training courses are a well structured course delivered via an easy to follow online platform. The tutors are knowledgeable and helpful and the flexible nature of the course enables you to do it at your own pace and in a time that suits your schedule. The clinical knowledge and practice cases ensures that you are work ready for a professional coding position.

– Megan

Immerse Yourself in Digital Health

Access a simulated workplace environment for immersion in Digital Health

The eHealth Records online learning portal (eHRol) is cloud-based and ideal for studying health record content, data and code systems. eHRol is the end-to-end tool to simulate the EHR (electronic health record) environment, develop skills and workforce capabilities.

By using eHRol, the world leading clinical coder training tool, to simulate the clinical coding environment, with our tutor acting as your mentors, you will not just gain knowledge – but real skills.