Fundamentals of Medical Assisting with UNE Partnerships

Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC) Graduation 2018
September 6, 2018
UNE Partnerships and International Institute of Business and Information Technology collaboration
January 9, 2019
Photo (L-R) Meredith Crawford, Dr Crawford and Tracey Hansen-Smith. Awarded the Southern Highlands Business Award for Outstanding Health Improvement Service.



Fundamentals of Medical Assisting with UNE Partnerships

Alumna Testimonial by Tracey Hansen-Smith

“ Without a doubt I would recommend the Medical Assisting course. The curriculum is interesting and comprehensive, and
the knowledge and skillset gained on completion is impressive for any employee and a beneficial addition to your entire practice.  

I have completed both Medical Assisting and Practice Management courses with UNE Partnerships and
found the online learning environment user-friendly and the trainers accessible,dedicated and knowledgeable.
They have instilled the confidence in me to further my education and to further my career “.



The Fundamentals of Medical Assisting is an introductory course providing practices and candidates with an insight into the competencies and skills required to become a medical practice assistant (MPA). The MPA is an emerging role within many practices, with a significant part to play in both front of house and back of house settings.

This short course comprises of 5 units of competency;

  • Handle medical specimens (HLTHSP005)
  • Facilitate a coordinated approach to client care (HLTADM003)
  • Maintain medication stocks (HLTHPS003)
  • Work with diverse people (CHCHIV001)
  • Work legally and ethically (CHCLEG001).

These units are delivered online and are aligned with the Health Care Homes initiative and patient centred care.

To enquire about our Fundamentals of Medical Assisting short course please fill out our enquiry form below and one of our friendly Future Students team member will get back to you shortly.

There is a pathway available for further study to enrol into the Certificate IV in Medical Practice Assisting qualification. Click here for more information about this qualification.