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Primary Health Organisation Managers manage primary health organisations that provide a broad range of out-of-hospital health services.


  • provides overall direction and management for the service, facility, organisation or centre
  • develops, implements and monitors the procedures, policies and standards for medical, nursing, allied health and administrative staff
  • co-ordinates and administers health and welfare programs and clinical services
  • monitors and evaluates resources devoted to health, welfare, recreation, housing, employment, training and other community facilities and centres
  • controls administrative operations such as budget planning, report preparation, expenditure on supplies, equipment and services
  • liaises with other health and welfare providers, boards and funding bodies to discuss areas of health and welfare service co-operation and co-ordination
  • advises government bodies about measures to improve health and welfare services and facilities
  • represents the organisation in negotiations, conventions, seminars, public hearings and forums
  • controls selection, training and supervision of staff.


  • stressful.

To become a Primary Health Organisation Manager

  • You usually need a formal qualification in health administration, nursing or another related field and relevant experience to work as a Primary Health Organisation Manager. University and Vocational Education and Training (VET) are both common study pathways.

    Take a Certificate IV in Health Administration

Skills employers are looking for

  • Communication Skills

  • Mentoring

  • Child Protection

  • Teamwork / Collaboration

  • Health and Human Services

  • Building Relationships

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