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Practice Manager

Oversee the administration and daily operations of a professional place of business.

What's it like to be a Practice Manager?

Practice Managers are the people in charge of a professional place of business, such as a medical, dental, legal or veterinary practice.

Practice Manager

Tasks and duties

  • Designing and implementing processes to keep the practice running smoothly.
  • Assisting the practitioner with paperwork.
  • Hiring, training and motivating staff.
  • Ensuring records are kept in compliance with industry regulations.
  • Problem-solving issues occurring in the practice.
  • Managing digital databases and records.
  • Discussing problems and offer solutions to unhappy clients.
  • Reconciling accounts payable and receivable.
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Practice Managers are responsible for maintaining the administrative, financial and human resource aspects of the business, while the practitioner is responsible for direct client care.

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How to become a Practice Manager


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Formal qualifications are not essential to work as a Practice Manager in most industries, but may be well-regarded by employers.

  1. Complete a Certificate III in Business Administration (Medical) (BSB31115) or a Certificate III in Health Administration (HLT37315) if you are going into the health industry. These courses are available through TAFE or a Registered Training Organisation.
  2. Complete a Diploma of Practice Management (HLT57715) for a more generalised course. It will take between 1-2 years full-time to complete.

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Diploma of Practice Management

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge needed to manage small to medium sized health practices.
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Certificate III in Health Administration

With this certificate you will gain the skills to undertake a range of administrative tasks in the health industry.
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How do Practice Managers rate their role?
Average ratings calculated from 116 Practice Managers surveyed on SEEK
Work-life balance
3.8
Job satisfaction
4.2
Career progression opportunities
3.3
Job security
4.1
Pay / Salary
3.8
Variety of work
4.3

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Projected job growth

National increase over next 5 years
10.8%
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Latest Practice Manager reviews

Latest reviews from 109 Practice Managers surveyed on SEEK
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May 2021
Practice management has it's challenges but lots of rewards
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate III in Business (Medical Administration)
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
Podiatry & Physiotherapy
The good things
It's a great feeling to be relied on by a team. I have been working at the practice I am at for 9 years now and have been told multiple times that the two businesses I run cannot be with out me. The p...
The challenges
One of the main challenges I have faced working as a practice manager is when team members don't have the same attitude towards work as I do and don't do the required work. When a team member does not...
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Nov 2018
practice manager role can be very rewarding as we are providing a service to the communmity
Reviewer's Qualification
Diploma of Management
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
medicare
The good things
he good things If you are passionate about a diverse community of patients its an exceptionally rewarding career. The patients are often friendly and will recognised that you have looked after them we...
The challenges
challenging patients and staff you have to learn to treat everyone the same and not show favouritism Doctors can also be very challenging as they will not always follow protocols
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