HIMAA courses are continuing as usual


without interruption from COVID-19


Enrolments in Australia will not be

processed without a Unique Student Identifier

To obtain a USI please visit www.usi.gov.au   

Certificate IV in Clinical Classification

Suitable for entry-level clinical coding     

June 2020 intake closed. Next intake March 2021  

Elementary Medical Terminology

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Introductory Clinical Coding (Overseas)

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General Information

HIMAA has delivered industry standard distance education training in comprehensive medical terminology and clinical coding for more than sixteen years.  In March 2010 HIMAA was registered as a training organisation (code number 91660). Clinical coding courses for residents of Australia are nationally recognised training (NRT). HIMAA courses are designed to prepare students for employment as a clinical coder and to improve existing coders' skills and knowledge.
Clinical coders convert information from patients' medical records into alphanumeric codes according to a health classification system. These codes form part of data collection which is used for research, funding and healthcare planning. Clinical coders must have excellent attention to detail in order to produce high levels of accuracy.  They must also have a comprehensive knowledge of medical terminology.
Medical terminology and clinical coding require a well-developed understanding of the English language, both written and spoken, and the ability to translate numerical information.  For this reason it is recommended that students of HIMAA courses have an English level of 7 according to the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). If English is your second language and you are not sure of your level of ability to write and understand language and numbers, please visit http://www.ielts.org/test_takers_information.aspx for information about testing, sample questions and locations for testing.
Clinical coders should be able to work as part of a team, have good communication skills and be interested in healthcare, disease processes and procedure developments. No previous experience in clinical coding is necessary when considering this career pathway.  However, previous experience in nursing, medicine, biological sciences, other health services or a health-related clerical background such as medical secretary or reception work may be beneficial.
For further information contact the Student Support and Administration Officer Education Services
phone + 61 2 9887 5898 (8.00am to 4.00pm Monday to Friday) or email education@himaa.org.au  

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