Medical Assisting

Brisbane North PHN offers the nationally accredited Certificate IV in Medical Practice Assisting (HLT 47715) in Queensland in partnership with registered training organisation UNE Partnerships (RTO Code 6754). 

Medical Assistants are multi-skilled members of the practice team, able to perform administrative tasks and front desk duties as well as a wide range of treatment room procedures. The Medical Assistant role boosts the general practice workforce by freeing up practice nurses and GPs to use their higher level skills in complex patient care, preventative care and chronic disease management. 

More information on the Certificate IV in Medical Practice Assisting can be found here:

Certificate IV in Medical Practice Assisting (HLT 47715) course information sheet (PDF - 89KB)

Medical Assisting Course Expression of Interest Form 

In 2012, we were awarded the Community Services and Health Industry Skills Council Innovation Award in the Education /Training Provider category.

The Award recognised our work to develop the build health workforce capacity in close consultation with the primary health care industry, through the development of the Medical Assistant role and the support for the Medical Practice Assisting qualification.

Health Workforce Innovations - training for primary health care, is the training arm of the Brisbane North PHN.

Among 2016/17's 24 graduates from the Certificate IV in Medical Practice Assisting course was Wendy Schukking from CQ Medicentre in Rockhampton.

“The course was absolutely wonderful and has given me real confidence about doing things the right way and to the correct standards,” Ms Schukking said.

“The content was presented in easy to understand terms, the theory and practical elements were well integrated and there was great support from the trainer if needed,” she said.