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Medical Transcription Courses in Australia

Medical Transcription Courses in Australia

Medical transcription plays an important role in the healthcare industry and due to the ability to work online from home, it is becoming a popular career choice for graduates and those looking for a new career. And with most healthcare providers now outsourcing their transcription work, there’s never been a greater demand for medical transcription professionals.

A growing number of institutions are providing training courses for medical transcription in Australia and the following is a summary of some of the providers available and the courses they offer.

AMA Western Australia

The AMA Medical Audio Typing course is conducted using a combination of practical work at the AMA training rooms, and self paced study. The roughly 15-hour course requires that students have a working knowledge of medical terminology and word processing experience. AMA also offers a Medical Terminology course to fill this gap if students are inexperienced.

Cost: $200

WEA Illawarra

WEA Illawarra offers a Medical Transcription Skill course delivered via online modules. The trainer is contactable by phone and email to help students navigate their course material and workbooks.

As a prerequisite, students are required to complete a typing speed assessment, which can be organised by WEA if not already done by another provider.

The course provides credits towards a number of other qualifications if students wish to continue their study.

Cost: Upon enquiry

Learning Cloud

Learning Cloud offers a course entitled Certificate in Medical Transcription, delivered through online methods. In this course, students are taken through the major types of medical reports, and provided with training on correct terminology and grammar.

Practical elements are also incorporated through exercises, and payment plans are available if upfront payment is not suitable.

Cost: Upon enquiry

Lesley Graham Training and Consulting

The Medical Transcriptions Skills Set is offered as a distance learning course through Lesley Graham Training and Consulting. The course is accredited and includes support from a dedicated trainer, which can be provided via email and phone when required.

It is assumed that students will have some knowledge of medical terminology, but the course still includes the basic units from the Medical Terminology course. A minimum typing speed of 50 words per minute is recommended if enrolling in this course. At the end of the course, an assessment requires a 70 word per minute speed to pass.

The course is open for 24 weeks from the date of enrolment. The fee includes the textbook and CD with required resources.

Cost: $925

Medical Administration Training

The Medical Terminology Course is a nationally accredited course that is provided by Medical Administration Training. Students have the option to study the course online or in person.

The course teaches participants about the different systems of the human body, common diseases, and treatments for common conditions. Furthermore, abbreviations will also be covered, as reports rely on these.

The course includes phone and email support for those who choose to do the course online.

Cost: $395


MediTrainOnline is an online course that can be studied at your own pace, open for a year from date of enrolment. Material is taught by way of detailed modules, from computer skills, human biology, and medicine, to professional standards and ethics.

Assessments are in the form of online tests that are taken after completion of each section, and MediTrainOnline staff are on hand to help students at any point throughout the course.

Cost: $800


TalentMed’s Diploma of Healthcare Documentation is a nationally accredited and industry endorsed course that gives you the professional guidance, education, and skills to become a qualified medical transcriptionist.

Study at home and receive one-on-one support from qualified trainers with decades of experience in the healthcare documentation industry. The course is designed to be studied over 12 months, but can be completed in as little as six months and at the end you will be fully work ready and qualified to start your career as a medical transcriptionist.

Cost: Upon enquiry

Australian Online Courses

The Certificate of Medical Transcription is an online professional development program that will provide you with the knowledge and skills to work as a medical transcriptionist.

As well as teaching you successful transcription, it will help you develop your keyboard skills, understand and respond to instructions, communicate with clients in a medical environment, use appropriate medical terminology and gather, organise and present workplace information.

Cost: $599

Chisholm TAFE

Medical Secretary is a program that provides a general overview of medical administration skills, including medical terminology, medical correspondence and audio typing.

This is one of three medical administration short courses offered by Chisholm TAFE, the other two being Medical Reception and Billing and Advanced Medical Secretary (including advanced terminology).

Cost: $450

Courses For Success

The Certificate in Medical Terminology: A Word Association Approach Online Course teaches medical terminology from an anatomical point of view. In the course, medical terms are divided by each body system and word associations are used as a learning tool, with interesting and unusual information associated with each term.

The course takes six weeks to complete, with only two to four hours of study required per week and it is accessible online 24/7 from any PC or mobile device.

Cost: $299

Starting your medical transcription career

The number of courses available nationally, which can help you become a medical transcription professional, is growing by the day, so there are plenty of opportunities to shop around and compare. Be sure to select a course that’s suitable for your current level of knowledge and experience, and one that offers a timeframe and method of study that best suits your needs. Good luck!

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