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Advanced Certificate in Health Services Management VRE049

Duration (approx) 900 hours
Qualification Advanced Certificate

Learn to better Manage Health Services

Designed as a professional development course for people working in the health industry;

  • to expand their scope and depth of knowledge;
  • grow their awareness and
  • improve their capacity to do productive work in that industry.



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Learn to better Manage Health Services

Designed as a professional development course for people working in the health industry; to expand their scope and depth of knowledge; grow their awareness and improve their capacity to do productive work in that industry.


Compulsory Modules

These modules provide foundation knowledge for the Advanced Certificate in Health Services Management.

  • Health & Fitness I BRE101
  • Management VBS105
  • Medical Terminology BSC109
  • Personnel Management VBS107
  • Sales Management BBS102
  • Therapeutic Nutrition BRE211
    Study the following after the above modules:
  • Research Project I BGN102
  • Workshop I BGN103

Elective Modules

In addition to the compulsory modules, students study any 1 of the following modules.
  Industry Project BIP000
  Anger Management BPS111
  Aromatherapy VHT104
  Biochemistry I (Animal and Human) BSC103
  Biopsychology I BPS108
  Counselling Skills I BPS109
  Counselling Skills II BPS110
  E Commerce BIT100
  Fitness Risk Management VRE104
  Human Anatomy & Physiology (Human Biology 1A) BSC101
  Human Nutrition I BRE102
  Marketing Foundations VBS109
  Marketing Psychology BPS107
  Stress Management VPS100
  Workplace Health & Safety VBS103
  Advanced Aerobics BRE208
  Aged Care and Counselling BPS212
  Aquafitness BRE207
  Biochemistry II (Plant & Animal) BSC203
  Bioenergetics (Human Biology IB) BSC201
  Biopsychology II BPS204
  Child and Adolescent Mental Health BPS214
  Counselling Techniques BPS206
  Developmental, Learning, Behavioural Disorders in Children & Adolescents BPS215
  Entrepreneurship BBS204
  Ethics BPS217
  Health & Fitness II BRE201
  Healthy Buildings I (Building Construction & Health) BSS200
  Human Nutrition II BRE202
  Managing Mental Health in Adults BPS216
  Muscles & Movement (Human Biology II) BSC202
  Nutrition for Weight Loss BRE210
  Operations Management VBS201
  Project Management BBS201
  Research Project II BGN201
  Research Project III BGN202
  Biochemistry III (Animal Processes) BSC303
  Biophilic Landscaping BHT343
  Cardiorespiratory Performance (Human Biology III) BSC301
  Children's Nutrition BRE304
  Health & Fitness III BRE301
  Healthy Buildings II (Building Environment & Health) BSS300
  Human Nutrition III BRE302
  Neuropsychology BPS306
  Professional Practice For Consultants BBS301
  Psychological Assessment BPS308
  Psychopharmacology (Drugs & Psychology) BPS302
  Technical Writing (Advanced) BWR301
  Weight Loss Consultant BRE307


Course Duration:

900 hours of self paced study


Learn About Health Services in their Broadest Context

For most people, health services may raise the idea of doctors, nurses and hospitals.
In reality, health services are arguably far more wide ranging than that.

Health is composed of 5 main areas which interact with each other. 

  1. Physical health refers to our physical fitness, lack of disease, strength and general vitality. Posture and nutrition are aspects to consider when thinking of physical health. 
  2. Mental health relates to ones emotional state and their ability to resolve problems, make decisions and find contentment within the decisions made. 
  3. Social health relates to actions and behaviours and looks at how you interact and maintain relationships with others. 
  4. Spiritual health is about ideals, purposes and aspirations for life. It links to goal setting and having confidence to take risks, to use imagination and have ambition. 
  5. Cultural health involves being a responsible citizen with respect for others. This also involves having active contribution to society and community affairs, volunteering or support worthwhile charities and events. 

Consider Health Care Systems

A healthcare system is the organisation by which health care is provided and this varies between country to country as well as including either public and private health care or a hybrid of both.  Some countries have systems that are all public and paid for by the government.  These insure that everyone is seen who is ill.  Other countries have privatised health care – you need to be covered by insurance or be extremely wealthy to pay for your health care.  

Publicly funded medicine is a healthcare system that is financed entirely or in majority part by government funds – usually paid for taxes and taxpayers. Publicly funded medicine is often referred to as socialised medicine, nationalised medicine, or universal healthcare.

These sometimes can be reciprocal such as with Australia, Italy, and Denmark – these countries respect the healthcare system in the other country.  In some countries alternative or complementary medicine may also be treated just as allopathic medicine. Treating a person practicing in naturopathy at the same level as a medical doctor – both be primary health care providers and covered by insurance plans as well as government funded rebates. 

Publicly funded medicine may be administered and provided by the government; however, in some systems, medicine is publicly funded but most health providers are private entities. The hospital is a private institution, yet the bill is still being paid for by state or federal monies. The organisation providing public health insurance is not necessarily a public administration, and its budget may be isolated from the main state or federal budget.  In the same note some systems do not necessarily provide universal healthcare or restrict coverage to public health facilities. 

Purely private enterprise healthcare systems are comparatively rare. Where they exist, it is usually for a comparatively well-off sub population in a poorer country with a poorer standard of healthcare–for instance, private clinics for a small, wealthy expatriate population in an otherwise poor country, but there are countries with a majority-private healthcare system with residual public service. The United States falls into this category although most of the public healthcare there is privately funded by larger companies, institutions, as well as corporations. 

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Check out our eBooks

Medical Terminology DictionaryThe Medical Terminology Dictionary is a must have for students and professions alike. This book gives an A-Z of medical terminology that is commonly used as well as explanations of diseases. Topics covered within this book include 1/ Medical terminology: identifying root words, prefixes and suffixes, 2/ Medical Dictionary, 3/ Diseases and Syndromes.
Medicinal HerbsThe Medicinal Herbs ebook is a practical guide for anyone who is interested in using herbs for medicinal purposes. This ebook is a fascinating read that looks into the chemicals in herbs and their effects on the body. Illustrations and descriptions included in this help you identify the plants effectively.
Nutritional TherapyDiscover how the way you eat can impact upon the affects of an illness. This book is unique, written by our health and nutritional scientists. Chapters cover: “Scope and Nature of Nutritional Therapy”, “How different factors Interact with Nutrition”, “Different Ways” and “Appropriate Therapeutic Responses for Different Health Issues” Thirty different conditions are covered from Mental Illness and Gastritis to Coeliac Disease and Osteoporosis.
The Psychology of HealthThe Psychology and Health ebook is a delightfully interesting read that helps you understand the link between physical and psychological health. This ebook is ideal for anyone who has a personal interest in the area, as well as psychology and health students.