Medical Secretary 

NATIONAL DIPLOMA: N4 MEDICAL SECRETARY

Course Overview

This qualification is aimed primarily at giving learners technical, theoretical, practical and workplace knowledge and skills required in their chosen occupational/vocational area. The qualification as a single entity has value in the workplace as it equips learners with vital knowledge and skills that enable them to be productively employed at entry level positions in an occupation. The qualification can be used for updating, upskilling and/or continuing education and training in related occupations.

Global Availability

This course is specially designed for distant learning (also known as e-Learning).

At EMET we make use of modern e-Learning technology, utilising our Virtual Classroom as the main method of distant learning. It allows learners, through EMET’s Virtual Classroom design, to be equipped and trained, at leisure, Nationally. This enables learners to remain in their daily work while being equipped part-time.

Learners will be able to communicate with facilitators via email.

Career Fields/Further Studies

   • Medical Practice Secretary   • Medical Practice Administrator   • Hospital Receptionist   • Receptionist – Medical Sector   • Senior Administrative Support Secretary

Course Contents

N4 MEDICAL SECRETARY (SAQA ID 66878)

  • Office Practice N4
  • Communication N4
  • Information Processing N4
  • Medical Practice N4

Course Contents

N5 MEDICAL SECRETARY (SAQA ID 66957)

  • Office Practice N5
  • Communication N5
  • Information Processing N5
  • Medical Practice N5

Course Contents

N5 MEDICAL SECRETARY (SAQA ID 66957)

  • Office Practice N6
  • Communication N6
  • Information Processing N6
  • Medical Practice N6
  • After completing the N6 Certificate, students need to complete 18 months of practical experience in their area of study to obtain a National N-Diploma.

Programme Type

The National N Diploma: Medical Secretary is a National N Diploma of the Department of Education.

Accreditation

NQF LEVEL: 5

Programme Duration

You should be able to complete this course within 36 months.

Entrance Requirements

Learners need one of the following:   • National Senior Certificate   • N3 in the relevant specialisation area.

Certification

Upon successful completion of the N4+N5+N6 National Certificates and the relevant 18 months practical workplace learning, the learner will be awarded the National N Diploma Level 6 from the Department of Education.