Education Committee and its Sub-Committees and Working Groups Update

The HIMAA Education Committee has begun 2022 with a very busy agenda. Career Promotion Working Group (CPWG) At its February 2022 meeting, the Education Committee has decided to seek to establish the above new Working Group (WG). Its purpose is to research, investigate and recommend strategies and actions for an ongoing program to promote entry… Continue reading Education Committee and its Sub-Committees and Working Groups Update

HLT50321 Diploma of Clinical Coding

The new national entry level qualification for clinical coders was released this year by the Commonwealth. HIMAA will be accepting enrolments from January next year for our March intake. This new qualification consists of 8 core units of competency listed below.   HLTCCD001 Apply an understanding of the health care system to clinical coding practice… Continue reading HLT50321 Diploma of Clinical Coding

HIMAA Student Profile

Our student of the month for November is Karen Jenkins from Keperra in Queensland. Karen scored 90% in clinical coding, has completed the 22274VIC Certificate IV in Clinical Classification and is keen to start consolidating her clinical coding knowledge. We asked Karen the following questions.   What led you to enrol in our entry level… Continue reading HIMAA Student Profile

HIMAA Student Profile

Our student of the month for August is Kathy Den Ouden from Enfield in Victoria. Kathy scored 95.5% in medical terminology and 93% in clinical coding. Kathy has completed the 22274VIC Certificate IV in Clinical Classification and is keen to start her career in clinical coding.

We asked Kathy the following questions.

What led you to enrol in our entry level course?

After working for many years as a medical audio typist I felt it was time to move on. I wanted to stay in the Health Sector and knew what clinical coding was through my position working at a hospital. I felt it was time to challenge myself so decided to enrol in Certificate IV in Clinical Classification.

What did you enjoy most about the course?

Having not studied since my early 20’s I was a bit hesitant but found the course content was very interesting. Cluster 3, being activity based, is a great way to experience what coding involves while keeping the content interesting. The assessors were very approachable and always responded to my queries quickly. I liked that there was structure to the timetable.

Why did you choose clinical coding as a career pathway?

I have always enjoyed the medical content in my previous positions, getting a snapshot of people’s lives and health. Clinical Coding is a position that allows constant challenges and education, leading I hope to a very satisfying career. I look forward to obtaining a clinical coding position and starting a very interesting and rewarding career.

If you would like to contact Kathy, please email education@himaa.org.au or phone 02 9887 5898.

HIMAA Student Profile

Our student of the month for August is Oleksandr Sidenko from Upper Coomera in Queensland. Oleksandr scored 97.5% in medical terminology and 97% in clinical coding. Oleksandr has completed the 22274VIC Certificate IV in Clinical Classification and is keen to start his career in clinical coding. We asked Oleksandr the following questions.   Why did… Continue reading HIMAA Student Profile

Elementary Medical Terminology

Enrolments for our Elementary Medical Terminology course open on the 1st of each month and close on the 5th of the month (except January). To enrol click here.   This course is designed for Health information services/medical record staff (not for clinical coders) Health insurance claims assessors Health informatics/IT Medical receptionists Ward clerks Booking officers… Continue reading Elementary Medical Terminology

HIMAA Student Profile

We will be showcasing one of our top 22247VIC Certificate IV in Clinical Classification students every month to assist our students in meeting potential employers.   Our first student is Sandhya Chavan from Plympton in South Australia. Sandhya scored 97.5% in medical terminology and 98% in her clinical coding exam. Sandhya has a couple of… Continue reading HIMAA Student Profile

Elementary Medical Terminology

Enrolments for our Elementary Medical Terminology course open on the 1st of each month and close on the 5th of the month (except January). To enrol click here.   This course is designed for Health information services/medical record staff (not for clinical coders) Health insurance claims assessors Health informatics/IT Medical receptionists Ward clerks Booking officers… Continue reading Elementary Medical Terminology

Enrolments 22274VIC Certificate IV in Clinical Classification

Enrolments are open for 22274VIC Certificate IV in Clinical Classification. This is the last intake for the year so don’t miss out. Enrolments close on 22 June 2021. Click here to enrol.