Clinical Coder

Converts information from medical records into alphanumerical codes according to a health classification system, the codes form part of data collection that is used for research, funding and health care planning. Use of a classification system makes it easier to store, retrieve and analyse data.

Training time 1 year
Average pay $57,338
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 500

How do I become a Clinical Coder in Victoria?

To work as a Clinical Coder in Victoria, you'll need:
  • Certificate IV in Clinical Classification
  • High level computer literacy
  • Recommended

  • Completion of Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or equivalent

What does a Clinical Coder do?

  • Assigns codes to narrative descriptions of patients' diseases, operations and procedures
  • Works in accordance with recognised classification systems
  • Creates records to allow for easy storage, retrieval and analysis of health data

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Certificate IV in Clinical Classification
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