10478NAT – Diploma of Healthcare Documentation

/10478NAT – Diploma of Healthcare Documentation
10478NAT – Diploma of Healthcare Documentation

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Course Overview

This comprehensive Medical Transcription course is both nationally recognised and industry-endorsed. Begin your career as a qualified Medical Transcriptionist. TalentMed’s medical transcription training offers you the professional guidance, education and skills needed to succeed in this specialised field. Study at home, to work at home as an online medical transcriptionist with TalentMed.

Medical transcription is primarily an online occupation, giving you a real opportunity to have a professional career from the comfort of your own home. A Medical Transcriptionist is responsible for the conversion of doctor-patient interactions into written documents that form part of the patient’s medical record. With most healthcare providers now outsourcing these services, there’s never been a higher demand for well-trained medical transcription professionals. For more information on becoming a medical transcriptionist, check out the Ultimate Guide to a career in Medical Transcription.

Choose TalentMed for the quality education and industry expertise you need to succeed in Medical Transcription.

TalentMed is committed to providing you with high quality and affordable training solutions. This nationally accredited course in medical transcription is designed to help make you work-ready with everything you need to succeed including –

  • Personal support from qualified trainers and our technical support team
  • Delivered entirely online through a fun and interactive learning portal
  • 12 months access to expert-created curriculum
  • 12 months access to TalentHub (your virtual campus)
  • Access to hundreds of authentic transcription reports in 32+ medical specialities
  • Excellent job placement assistance to help turn your education into a dream career
  • 3-month free subscription to award-winning Keyboard automation software
Ann-Marie Spouge
Ann-Marie SpougeTalentMed Trainer

Everything you need to succeed is included in your tuition fees. For more information regarding our fees and charges, please check out the Tuition tab.

TalentMed’s nationally accredited training package includes both healthcare theory and real-world medical transcription training. This expert-designed curriculum will best prepare you for a smooth and successful transition to the medical transcription workforce as soon as you graduate.

  • Flexible online learning
  • Nationally recognised training
  • Industry approved curriculum
  • Theory and practicum sections
  • Personal student support
  • Resources included
Unit CodeUnit TitleNominal Hours
HCDTER501AApply advanced knowledge of healthcare terminology200
HCDPRE502APrepare to transcribe and edit healthcare documentation100
HCDTED503ATranscribe and edit complex healthcare documentation450
HCDEPP504AMaintain and enhance professional practice in healthcare documentation80
FSKWTG10Write complex workplace texts20

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TalentMed Payment Options

TalentMed offers flexible and affordable payment options which allow you to choose how and when you would like to pay for your course. With most diplomas priced between $10,000-$15,000, TalentMed’s quality diploma level qualifications rank among Australia’s most affordable.

Flexible Instalments

$1600per block
  • Flexible pay-per-block
  • Nationally recognised training
  • Personal one-on-one support
  • Job placement assistance*


  • Save over 10% when paying upfront
  • Nationally recognised training
  • Personal one-on-one support
  • Job placement assistance*

* Prices listed are for single Diploma courses. Job placement assistance provided upon course graduation. Total cost of TalentMed instalment plan is $4800. For more information, please access the Statement of Tuition Fees listed below.

Student Loans

You can enrol in this course online at anytime, 365 days a year. Alternatively, please call 1300 737 781. Once enrolled, you can access TalentHub (your virtual campus) immediately where you can view and participate in student forums, publications and resources. Your course login details will be issued within 1-2 business days.
The TalentMed course is delivered online, so you can progress through your studies at a time and place that best suits you. We recommend that you study at least 15 hours/week to complete the course within the 12-month intended time-frame.
At TalentMed, we’re with you every step of the way with support resources that include:
  • Qualified Trainers and Assessors with decades of experience in the Healthcare industry. These trainers have professional experience in both vocational education and healthcare documentation, making them uniquely qualified to answer questions about both the curriculum and the industry.
  • Student Support Advisers who provide valuable information and assistance with any issues during your coursework. The course may be delivered online, but you’re never in it alone!
  • Technical Support Advisers who are knowledgeable, experienced, and available five days a week to help you work through any technical or computer issues encountered within the course.
  • Graduate Advisers who help you develop your career plans in an individual consultation and assist you in your job search after you graduate. Our Graduate Advisers offer training, tips, and personalised advice on your job hunt.
TalentMed provides Job Placement Assistance for all graduates of this course at no additional charge. This is an outcome that we pride ourselves on, as the majority of our graduates have successfully been placed in satisfying work positions. TalentMed will assist you every step of the way including training, tips, and personalised advice on your interview skills, resume, and job hunt. Please note: as a registered training provider, TalentMed cannot guarantee any work for graduates as it is not an employer or recruitment agency. However, we do provide Job Placement Assistance upon course completion and graduates do have a high success rate in gaining work.
A Medical Transcriptionist plays an integral role in the Australian Healthcare Documentation System. They are primarily responsible for the conversion of a doctor’s dictation in to an electronic format that becomes part of the patient’s medical record. As our population expands and ages – the demand for medical transcription services increase. Although the statistics for the Australian MT industry have not yet been quantified, the U.S. Department of Labour report estimates:
  • 11,700 new jobs before 2018 (in the U.S. alone)
  • 11% increase in employment within the medical transcription industry
  • Above average job opportunities as the demand for medical transcription services increase
TalentMed offers a Dual Diploma of Healthcare Documentation and Practice Management, that provides you with the qualification of a Medical Transcriptionist and a Practice Manager, under one training package.

The Dual Diploma of Healthcare Documentation and Practice Management includes five electives from TalentMed’s nationally accredited Diploma of Healthcare Documentation, and combines them with the industry-endorsed curriculum of the Diploma of Practice Management.

The Dual Diploma of Healthcare Documentation and Practice Management has been designed to meet the growing demand of the Australian healthcare sector, and to help you acquire multiple skills as a healthcare professional, as you transition into the competitive workforce after completing the course.

TalentMed’s Diploma of Healthcare Documentation is nationally recognised and listed under the Australian Qualifications Framework.

Being the number one RTO in medical transcription, TalentMed is the first place that top companies look to recruit. A TalentMed education gives employers confidence that you have the practical experience and industry skills to easily transition to the medical transcription workplace. Because of this, TalentMed graduates have a high success rate in finding work soon after completing the course.

TalentMed’s Diploma of Healthcare Documentation is formally approved by the Health Information Management Association of Australia (HIMAA). In addition, TalentMed graduates are eligible to apply for Senior Associate Membership and receive status points under HIMAA’s Professional Credentialing Scheme.

HIMAA is the premier professional body for health information management in Australia and has been serving the professional healthcare industry since 1949.

Minimum academic entry requirements

To be assessed as academically suited for this course, you must provide either:

  • a copy of your Australian Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (year 12 Certificate), or
  • evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) Certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English).

If you do not have an Australian year 12 Certificate or have not successfully completed an AQF Certificate IV or higher qualification, we will send you login details to complete a quick Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) pre-assessment to confirm your suitability for the course. Students must demonstrate Exit Level 3 (or higher) competency in both reading and numeracy.

Minimum online learning competency

This course is delivered online. As such, entry to the course requires you to be proficient with operating a personal computer. You will be specifically asked about your online learning competency as part of your pre-training review to evaluate your suitability for the course.

Minimum age

Minimum age of 16 years. If you are under 18 your enrolment form must be signed by a parent or guardian.

English language requirements

This course requires you to read, write and understand the english language. As such, entry to the course requires English proficiency at a year 10 level or equivalency such as a NRT qualification at the Certificate II level or higher, or two years industry experience in a role that requires the use of both written and verbal communication.

Alignment with personal and/or professional needs

Applicants must also be able to demonstrate that their course of interest aligns to their personal or professional needs.

Government funding

Applicants seeking enrolment under any Government funding contract will be assessed against the requirements set out in the relevant funding contract and guidelines to ensure they are eligible for the enrolment under the Government funding.

Students with disabilities

Medical Transcription often provides a unique and fulfilling career for individuals with disabilities. Please contact us on 1300 737 781 to find out more about ways that we can assist you.

As per normal VET assessment procedures, especially with regard to pre-training assessments, the assessment should only be initially administered once. In order for the learner and TalentMed to implement any targeted LLN support and to have sufficient time for the learner to improve their LLN skills to the required level, a minimum period of no less than three months is required between undertaking further assessments using the approved tool. It may take longer than this, but at least three months should provide enough time for progress to be made and improvement to be able to be demonstrated.

TalentMed believes that this is not about ‘passing the test’, as can be the practice in some situations, and re-sitting the test a number of times until the learner eventually passes. This is not the purpose of undertaking this assessment for course suitability purposes. The purpose of the LLN test is to assess whether the learner has sufficient skills to potentially succeed in undertaking a Diploma level qualification or higher. Allowing learners to keep re-sitting until they pass would not be a fair or valid process. It is TalentMed’s goal to provide targeted LLN support and to allow the learner to have sufficient time to improve their LLN skills to the required level.

At the end of the day, this requirement is aimed at protecting your learning needs and ensuring the course is suitable for your success.

Yes. Please view our current Student Refund Policy and Procedure available here.
As the course is delivered online, all you need is a computer, an internet connection, and a passion to learn about the medical transcription industry! For a full list of specifications, please see below:

Operating System

  • Microsoft Windows (7, 8 and 10)

  • MacOS

  • Chrome OS


  • Google Chrome (recommended)

  • Microsoft Edge

  • Firefox

  • Safari

  • Internet Explorer 9 or higher


  • Sound card and speakers (Earphones/headphones recommended)

  • Minimum 800 X 600 resolution

  • Active internet connection


  • Adobe Flash Player (ver. 10 or higher)

  • Windows Media Player (ver. 10 or higher) or Quicktime Player (ver. 7 or higher)

  • Word Processor such as Microsoft Word,  Google Docs, Mac Pages or Open/Libre Office

  • PDF reader

Most computers do come with these specifications. However, if you’re unsure about any of the requirements, please do not hesitate to call us on 1300 737 781.

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