Medical Transcription Course Australia [2022 Guide]
When deciding on a medical transcription course, there are many things you should consider, as there are so many different courses out there.
When you are investing in your career, it’s important that you choose a course that meets your needs and provides you with the best possible outcome.
To help you, we have explained what to look for in a medical transcription course!
If medical transcription is a career path you want to pursue, it is important to consider a medical transcription course that is nationally recognised. Courses that are nationally recognised are listed on the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) and automatically recognised by employers and other registered training providers. You can check whether a course or training provider is accredited on training.gov.au. There are courses out there that are non-accredited, however this means they are not regulated and not formally recognised by industry.
Here at TalentMed, our Diploma of Healthcare Documentation is nationally recognised and is accredited under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). Currently, there is a need to sustain the quality requirements of healthcare professionals in the face of the increasing demand. This is achieved through the provision of nationally recognised training, as it ensures medical transcriptionists are not only able to meet, but exceed the required standards demanded by the industry.
It’s important to do your research to see if the medical transcription course you’re looking into has been approved by the industry. With it being industry approved, it shows that the course and the provider have credibility, being widely recognised by both employers and industry.
Our Diploma of Healthcare Documentation is formally approved by the Health Information Management Association of Australia (HIMAA). They are the premier professional body for health information management in Australia. In addition, TalentMed graduates are eligible to apply for Senior Associate Membership. This means that they can receive status points under HIMAA’s Professional Credentialing Scheme.
Investing in your future is an important decision, but it can be expensive to acquire the right training. Fortunately, there are still affordable tuition options when it comes to training for a career in Medical Transcription.
Even though TalentMed ranks among the very best in accredited training, we’re also among the most affordable. In addition, you can choose from 4 flexible payment options to suit your needs. Compared with traditional pathways, online study with TalentMed offers you the best value whilst delivering the highest quality in education and learning. According to the government’s Study in Australia website, the average cost of a Diploma is between $10,000-$15,000AUD.
Average cost of Diploma in Australia
When looking for a medical transcription course, flexibility is an important factor to consider. You want to make sure that the course offers flexible hours, so you can study alongside your current demands in life. This allows you to be more productive and get the most out of your course.
In addition, your course should be fun, enjoyable and interactive. For a sneak peak at how we deliver our courses online, check out TalentHub. Not only can you access your course 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, you can also interact with your fellow classmates, add friends, post comments and earn badges for your hard work.
The Diploma of Healthcare Documentation is delivered entirely online, so you can progress at a time and place that best suits you. Therefore, the great thing about our course is the flexibility. It allows you to structure your study around your lifestyle, creating a work life balance!
When choosing a medical transcription course, it’s important to make sure there is assistance available from trainers and assessors. Having this support builds you up with confidence to ask questions, allowing you to progress and do the best you can.
Here at TalentMed, our qualified trainers and assessorsprovide valuable information and assistance with any issues you experience. They are available from the moment you start the course, all the way through until you complete your course! All of our trainers and assessors have professional experience in the field and have been working in the healthcare industry for many years.
Their professional VET experience makes them uniquely qualified to answer questions about both the curriculum and the industry. Therefore, our course may be delivered online, but our trainers and assessors are available to help you every step of the way.
Comprehensive theory training
As medical transcription is a niche industry, you need to make sure that the course covers comprehensive theory. Also, if you want to become an Australian medical transcriptionist it’s important to select an Australian medical transcription course. This is because the laws and treatments will be different in Australia, compared to somewhere else in the world, such as the USA. Therefore, you need to make sure that what you are learning is relevant.
We believe it’s important to teach content that is relevant to becoming an Australian medical transcriptionist. Therefore, our Diploma of Healthcare Documentation has Australian-based content. It has been designed to be relevant for Australian-based medical transcriptionists, who wish to work in, or for, Australian healthcare facilities. We cover Australian privacy and confidentiality laws, as well as Australian medications and dosages. All of the grammar and punctuation throughout the course is based on British English.
In addition, we cover a range of medical theory. Some of these will include:
Lastly, we provide training in over 32 medical specialities. This is because when working as a medical transcriptionist, you may be working with doctors from a wide range of specialties. Therefore, this ensures that you are work-ready once you complete the course.
Real-world practical transcription training
As a professional medical transcriptionist, you would required to transcription various medical reports on a daily basis. Therefore, having practical experience is a great way for you to prepare yourself for the transition into work. Finding a medical transcription course that provides you with practical experience is important so you are confident and work-ready.
Our nationally accredited training package includes real-world transcription training. It contains online tools that will allow you to practise transcription procedures on hundreds of authentic Australian medical reports using built-in, real-world resources. There’s nothing you need to download either, everything is hosted online via our Learning Management System, TalentHuB. Therefore, it simulates the real world, by training you on transcriptions, by authentic physician dictations. Importantly, you will get to learn the art of medical transcription by listening and doing, rather than just reading text.
When investing in a medical transcription course, it’s important to know if it will improve your career prospects once you have completed it. Therefore, you need to have confidence that your course provider best prepares you for working as a medical transcriptionist. It’s even better if they provide assistance with finding work opportunities upon graduation!
This is something we understand at TalentMed. Being the number one RTO in medical transcription, we are the first place where top companies look to recruit. Hence, our accredited training prepares students to pass industry recruitment exams upon graduation. This is through providing the tools they need to quickly transition into the workforce.
Nationally recognised qualification
Affordable tuition fees with flexible payment options
Extensive job placement assistance
Delivered 100% online
Theory and real-world practical transcription training (including access to over 480 authentic Australian transcription reports in 32+ medical specialities)
Australian English spelling throughout (not US spelling)
Interactive and purpose-built training portal specifically for medical transcription.
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TalentHub is your virtual campus and interactive learning environment where you access all your course materials, resources and support services available. Through TalentHub you can also engage with your qualified trainers, student support staff and most importantly, your fellow students.
My Wall – post messages, ‘like’ activities and view your news feed.
My Courses – 24 hour access to all of your course materials, including videos, tutorials and practical exercises.
My Inbox – your personal inbox to communicate with your trainers, support teams and friends.
My Achievements – receive badges, view your assessment results and track your progress.
My Friends – add friends and connect with classmates.
TalentHub provides you with a secure and interactive learning environment that allows you to access a wealth of learning resources. Log in anywhere and anytime to access your learning resources.
My Groups – create groups with other students, to share ideas and network with each other.
My Forums – network with your classmates via the student forum.
My Notifications – keep up-to-date with daily activity on TalentHub.
My Help – live chat with your trainers, student and technical support teams with any questions you have.
My Settings – update your profile or cover photo, change your preferences and reset your password.
How can I start a medical transcription course?
TalentMed’s Diploma of Healthcare Documentation could be the perfect opportunity for you to become a qualified medical transcriptionist (MT). As a result, this career path provides you with the opportunity to work from home and choose your own hours.
When deciding on a medical transcription course, be careful of any low-cost “introductory” courses, as they are often very short in duration and use low quality, generic and US-based learning materials. In addition, these courses rarely include suitably relevant practical training required for Australian MTs.
If you would like more information on how you can start training to become a qualified MT, request a free information pack below!
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Sarah-Louise is a Career Adviser with over 5 years experience in Vocational Education and Training. Having completed a Bachelor of Business majoring in Human Resource Management, Sarah-Louise understands the importance of having a quality education. Feel free to comment and ask questions below.