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Medical Transcriptionist | The Perfect Online Career [2020]

At TalentMed, we often get asked whether a career that let’s you work from home and choose your own hours still exists.

A career that lets you work from home offers flexible hours, freedom, and at times – a complete work/life balance. Over the years, work-from-home careers have become increasingly popular but many people are still skeptical that such jobs are real.

Is it really possible to work from home, choose your own hours and still make a decent living? Yes!

There are plenty of opportunities for work-at-home careers, but one that is currently experiencing a nationwide shortage of well-trained professionals is medical transcription.

Medical transcription (MT) gives you the chance to enjoy the flexibility you need while providing you with a rewarding income. All you need is a computer, an internet connection, and a passion to learn the medical transcription industry!

Whether you want to enjoy the benefits of a better work/life balance or you want to provide your family with extra income, being a medical transcriptionist is a great career choice if you want to work from home.

What does a Medical Transcriptionist do?

In its traditional form, medical transcription involves listening to an audio file of a doctor’s notes from a patient encounter and then converting that file to a written report. But the profession has evolved over the last few years due to the introduction of voice recognition technology. With voice recognition (VR) software, the doctor’s dictated reports are automatically turned that into text by the software. But instead of causing job loss in the MT industry, VR software has only changed the way a transcriptionist does their work.

Many Medical Transcriptionists in the industry now act as both MT’s and MT editors. A transcriptionist editor will review draft reports prepared automatically by the voice recognition software and look for accuracy and consistency on the report. Other MT responsibilities include:

  • Translating abbreviations into full forms

  • Identifying and correcting spelling and grammatical errors on medical reports

  • Performing edits and quality improvement audits on medical reports

  • Converting completed patient reports into standardised formats

Hospitals and private physicians often outsource their transcription needs to outside professional agencies that specialise in healthcare documentation. The remuneration of an MT is often determined by the volume of work they complete, so the hours are very flexible and you can generally choose when and where you complete your work.

What training is required to become a Medical Transcriptionist?

Often to land your first assignment as a Medical Transcriptionist, you’ll need to complete formal education and training that prepares you to enter the workforce.

Medical transcription requires a good understanding of medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, and grammar. Many doctors speak quickly and others have heavy accents, all of which can make it hard to understand recordings if you aren’t a skilled listener and familiar with medical terms.

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Therefore, it is essential that your course contains both theory-based learning and practical training. Having the proper education helps you work more quickly and more accurately.

TalentMed’s nationally accredited Diploma of Healthcare Documentation provides you with the training needed to be career-ready as a Medical Transcriptionist.

TalentMed’s nationally recognised Diploma of Healthcare Documentation is designed to help provide you with the essential skills and knowledge needed to get a job and excel in this increasingly popular field as a Medical Transcriptionist.

Most noteworthy, this is currently the first and only nationally recognised course in Australia that provides both medical transcription and editing training. Also, qualified trainers are available from the moment you start the course, all the way through until you complete your course.

How will I find work as a Medical Transcriptionist?

There are many career choices for our graduates and TalentMed helps you the entire way in this process. Once you complete the course, your Graduate Support Team will provide you with extensive job placement assistance.

Through our network of associated public and private hospitals, medical clinics, transcription agencies and Medical Transcription Service Organisations (MTSOs) we are able to assist you in finding a suitable position upon graduation. As a result, we have been able to place 97.1% of our graduates into working positions!

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In fact, there is a very high demand for qualified Medical Transcriptionists, and we consistently receive large requests for TalentMed graduates from employers nationwide. For example, these include:

What is the best way to get started to become a Medical Transcriptionist?

Here at TalentMed, we assist you every step of the way to pursue your dream of working from home. However, not only you would be able to have more time to enjoy doing the things you love, but above all, you can work while staying home to be with your family.

For more information on becoming a Medical Transcriptionist, check out our Ultimate Guide, training to become a Medical Transcriptionist or you can register for a free information pack below.

Let us know in the comments below what interests you in becoming a Medical Transcriptionist!

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72 Comments

  1. smart sniper 11/03/2020 at 4:58 PM - Reply

    Would you kindly advise please what type of wage this profession earns? I have read that most are per line fee but I need to know a rough per hour wage so I can decide whether it’s for me or not!

    • Sarah-Louise Slade
      Sarah-Louise Slade 12/03/2020 at 9:14 AM

      Hi Smart,
      Thanks for your comment.
      As Medical Transcriptionists tend to work online from home, they are often paid based on production. This makes it difficult to calculate an hourly wage.
      There is some information available for the hourly rate for Medical Transcriptionists. Please visit https://talentmed.edu.au/medical-transcription-salary-australia/ for more information or contact our Career Advisers on 1300 737 781. Thanks 🙂

  2. Cass 10/04/2019 at 1:11 PM - Reply

    How do you go about seeking work if you are an experienced medical transcriber and have worked from home before with another company?

    • Lauren Day
      TalentMed 10/04/2019 at 1:17 PM

      Hi Cass,
      Thank you for your comment. It is great to hear that you have experience as a Medical transcriptionist.

      Most employers will require you to have a nationally recognised qualification such as the Diploma of Healthcare Documentation or at least three years of current Medical Transcription experience.
      In terms of job placement assistance, this is made available to our graduates upon successful course completion.

      If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us via ask@talentmed.edu.au or on 1300 737 781.

      Thanks Cass 🙂

  3. inika lange 01/02/2019 at 12:41 PM - Reply

    I’m so excited to begin this online diploma .
    Having access to this online information and everyday questions and comments has really helped me make the decision to do this .
    Sarah Louise had been a very big help over the last 2 weeks answering all telephone and email enquiries .
    Thankyou TalentMed . (Thanks Sarah)
    Let’s do this !
    Inika

    • Lauren Day
      TalentMed 01/02/2019 at 12:48 PM

      Hi Inika,
      Thank you for your kind post.
      Your team of Student Support Advisers and Trainers look forward to supporting you through your course, and helping you develop into a qualified Medical Transcriptionist.
      Thanks Inika 🙂

  4. NJ 22/08/2018 at 6:35 PM - Reply

    Hi,

    I worked as MT in India with experience in many different specialities but I left the MT field to pursue a career in administration.

    I am disabled, unemployed and financially unsound so I was wondering if I can get back to MT

    I am at the moment doing a diploma of IT

    Your advice pls…

    Thanks
    NJ

    • Lauren Day
      TalentMed 23/08/2018 at 9:15 AM

      Hi NJ,
      Thank you for your comment.
      It is great to hear that you have experience as a Medical Transcriptionist.
      Our Graduate Support Team assist our graduates with job placement on completion of the Diploma of Healthcare Documentation. If you would like to receive a course information pack, please contact us on 1300 737 781 or email ask@talentmed.edu.au

      Thanks NJ

  5. Daniela 10/08/2018 at 5:41 PM - Reply

    Hello. Is it possible to work for talentmed from abroad? I live in Norway and I am interested in this field.

    • Sarah-Louise Slade
      TalentMed 13/08/2018 at 9:12 AM

      Hi Daniela,
      Thank you for your comment.
      We have a number of students and graduates currently located overseas. On completion of your Diploma of Healthcare Documentation, our Graduate Support Team are then able to assist with job placement. You may certainly work online from anywhere in the world as a Medical Transcriptionist.
      If you would like further information, please contact our Career Advisers on 1300 737 781 or via ask@talentmed.edu.au. Thanks!

  6. John Smith 09/07/2018 at 8:48 PM - Reply

    nice article.

    • Sarah-Louise Slade
      TalentMed 20/07/2018 at 5:00 PM

      Hi John,
      Thank you for your comment 🙂
      If you would like more information, one of our Career Advisers would be happy to send you through a course information pack. Please reach out to us on 1300 737 781 or by emailing ask@talentmed.edu.au.
      Thanks 🙂

  7. Samantha 08/02/2018 at 2:18 PM - Reply

    Hi there

    Is the course currently approved for government funding? I signed up just under 2 years ago when it was available but due to major life struggles I had missed the final deadline to lock it in

    Samantha

    • Sarah-Louise Slade
      Sarah-Louise Slade 08/02/2018 at 4:55 PM

      Hi Samantha,

      Thank you for your comment.

      If you would like information regarding the Diploma of Healthcare Documentation and tuition fee options, please contact our Career Advisers on 1300 737 781.

      Thanks, Samantha ?

  8. Cecelia Murphy 24/12/2017 at 4:36 PM - Reply

    Hello, I have been a registered nurse for 40 years; however, I am now unable to work in that line of career due to significant spinal problems. I am considering the medical transcriptionist course with your company so that I can work from home. Many thanks, Cecelia.

    • TalentMed
      TalentMed 30/07/2019 at 3:35 PM

      Hi Cecelia,

      Thank you for your comment, it’s great to hear that your considering a career in medical transcription. For more information, please request a free information pack or call 1300 737 781. Thanks!

  9. Anita Scinetti 15/12/2017 at 8:26 AM - Reply

    Hello Talentmed!
    I have read through all the previous comments, and I’m wondering if due to the high number of people who have enquires about payment plans, if this is something that you are now able to offer? I’m a retired RND1/Midwife and completed an online Medical Receptionist course some 13 yrs ago – do you offer RPL? I’m very interested in this course/career opportunity, but as I am physically unable to work now due to major back surgery, I have no means of income, hence the enquiry about payment plans and RPL.
    Thanks for your time!

    • Lauren Day
      TalentMed 15/12/2017 at 4:11 PM

      Hi Anita,
      Thanks for your comment.
      I am pleased to advise that we do now have a payment plan available for our Diploma of Healthcare Documentation.
      Based on the information you have provided, it sounds like your experience in the medical field would be very useful as a Medical Transcriptionist.
      If you would like information regarding payment plans and recognition of prior learning, please contact our Career Advisers on 1300 737 781.
      Thanks Anita!

  10. mary 20/08/2017 at 2:21 PM - Reply

    Hi
    i would like to know if medical transcriptors still have a place in the current market considering all the technology available.
    is this a job one can still do from home?
    how easy is it to get a suitable opening with this career?

    • TalentMed
      TalentMed 30/07/2019 at 3:36 PM

      Hi Mary,

      Thank you for your comment. I am pleased to advise that TalentMed graduates enjoy a 97.1 success rate in finding suitable work upon course completion. For more information, please request a free information pack or call 1300 737 781. Thanks!

  11. Katrina Stanton 03/10/2016 at 10:09 PM - Reply

    I am just about to turn 65yrs old. But still need to work. and earn a living. Because of living on a Disability Pension and now going on an old age Pension. Was wondering if I would still be accepted?

    • TalentMed
      TalentMed 30/07/2019 at 3:43 PM

      Hi Katrina,

      Thank you for your comment. I am pleased to advise that if you’re over 18 years of age, then you are eligible to enrol in the course under the age requirements. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us on 1300 737 781. Thanks Katrina!

  12. keri 24/07/2016 at 5:21 PM - Reply

    Do you have to be a fast typist?

    • Lauren Day
      TalentMed 25/07/2016 at 12:06 PM

      Hi Keri,
      Great question!
      TalentMed has a Keyboard Kinetics module included in the course designed to increase your typing speed and proficiency. You will also get plenty of typing practise throughout the course.

      If you would like any further information, please contact our Career Advisers on 1300 737 781 or via ask@talentmed.edu.au

  13. Susan Moore 18/07/2016 at 8:29 PM - Reply

    I spoke to Sarah Louise today, I was interested in whether my course would be shortened having been a Medical Secretary for 33 yrs, working with GP’s and a Medical Director of Psychology. I typed letters from a dictaphone and letters were varied from Specialist’s letters to comprehensive letters re Workers Compensation, Mental Health and letters to other Gp’s. All letters were of varying lengths and very detailed on occassions.

    • Lauren Day
      TalentMed 19/07/2016 at 9:31 AM

      Hi Susan,

      Thank you for your comment. It sounds like your experience would be very useful in a career as a Medical Transcriptionist.
      If you would like any further information, please contact our Career Advisers on 1300 737 781.
      Thank you!

  14. agnes 16/07/2016 at 2:37 PM - Reply

    Hi! I’m an international tourist under tourist visa of 3 months of every of my stay.I am allowed to study of not exceeding of 3 months.I am a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology in my home country.Can I get a Diploma of Healthcare Documentation? I am interested to work as medical transcriptionist here in Melbourne in the future.And how much would it cost me to pay for the tuition fee? Thank you much and more power.

    • Lauren Day
      TalentMed 18/07/2016 at 12:27 PM

      Hi Agnes,

      Thank you for your comment.
      You may certainly study our Diploma of Healthcare Documentation. As the course is entirely online, you may study anywhere with an internet connection. As many of our graduates choose to work for a Medical Transcription Service Organisation online from home, you are not required to be located in Australia to work as a Medical Transcriptionist.
      In relation to the course cost, one of our Career Advisers will reach out with you to assist with your enquiry, however, you may find our Statement of Fees here under the tuition tab.

      If you have any further questions, please contact our Career Advisers on 1300 737 781. Thanks

  15. Sujata 04/07/2016 at 11:40 PM - Reply

    Hello,
    I am located in remote WA, can this course be done remotely & online

    • Lauren Day
      TalentMed 05/07/2016 at 10:48 AM

      Hi Sujata,

      Thank you for your comment.
      TalentMed’s nationally accredited Diploma of Healthcare Documentation is also entirely online, meaning you can complete your training. In addition, TalentMed’s Graduate Support Team have placed 98% of graduates into satisfying work after completing the course, most of which work from home.
      Please contact our Career Advisers on 1300 737 781 for more information regarding our Diploma of Healthcare Documentation and the opportunities in Medical Transcription. Thanks!

  16. Kerry Lander 26/06/2016 at 3:27 AM - Reply

    Hi, I am very interested in this line of work, as a copywriter / editor looking for a way out of a very stressful office environment. I have already made enquiries and will sign up ad soon as I get home from an overseas trip. I’m just wondering… I know it’s hard to predict the future… you say ‘there is a 98% success rate in placing graduates. Do you think this might be the case in a year’s time? (due to current full time work, I will have to study part time) it’s still a very good statistic even if it drops a little! Sounds like MTs will be in demand for some time?

    • Lauren Day
      TalentMed 28/06/2016 at 4:13 PM

      Hi Kerry,

      Thank you for your comment. That is a great question.
      There does seem to be a growing demand for Medical Transcriptionists.
      Once you complete the course, your Graduate Support team will provide you with extensive job placement assistance.
      Please contact our Career Advisers on 1300 737 781 for more information regarding the opportunities in Medical Transcription, and our Diploma of Healthcare Documentation. Thanks!

  17. Anna Lakiss 15/06/2016 at 3:04 PM - Reply

    I completed a Medical Terminology Course back in 2006. Would this still be relevant if I wanted to pursue this course?

    • Lauren Day
      TalentMed 15/06/2016 at 4:44 PM

      Hi Anna,
      Thank you for your comment.
      It sounds like your knowledge of medical terminology would be very useful in a career as a Medical Transcriptionist. For more information on TalentMed’s Diploma of Healthcare Documentation, please contact our Career Advisers on 1300 737 781. Thanks!

  18. rebecca 06/06/2016 at 2:56 PM - Reply

    Hi
    I was wondering if there is any chance of vet fee help??? From all the previous coments it seems like you would have alot more people undertaking the course if there was a payment plan, I know I would take the course up if this was the case, is there any chance of this happening??? It seems like a great career path and course and I personally wish I could afford it.

    Cheers
    Bec

    • Lauren Day
      TalentMed 06/06/2016 at 3:43 PM

      Hi Rebecca,
      Thank you for your comment.
      It is great to hear that you are interested in a career as a Medical Transcriptionist.
      Currently, we do not have a payment plan available for the tuition fees. However, you might be eligible for Government funding or Centrelink assistance such as Austudy.
      Please reach out to our Career Advisers on 1300 737 781 for more information.
      Thanks Rebecca.

  19. Ruth 16/05/2016 at 5:20 PM - Reply

    Hi,
    I am a new mom and was looking at cutting down my hours to work from home. I am a registered nurse. Would this be a course worth venturing into? Kindly assist .

    • Lauren Day
      TalentMed 16/05/2016 at 5:27 PM

      Hi Ruth,

      Thank you for your comment.
      It sounds like your experience would be very valuable as a Medical Transcriptionist.
      If you would like more information on TalentMed’s Diploma of Healthcare Documentation and the career opportunities in Medical Transcription, please contact our Career Advisers on 1300 737 781. Thanks Ruth

  20. Peter 09/05/2016 at 4:25 PM - Reply

    As a recently retired rural GP of 40 years, and reading many absolute clangers over the years, is this a possibility for me in retirement?

    • Lauren Day
      TalentMed 09/05/2016 at 4:33 PM

      Hi Peter,
      Thank you for your comment.
      It sounds like given your background, you would make a great transcriptionist, particularly if you would like to work online from home.

      For more information, please contact our Career Advisers on 1300 737 781. Thanks Peter.

  21. Mitchell 03/05/2016 at 9:09 PM - Reply

    Thank you for the great information on the course! We have recommended this article to some of our students as well. Great insight and well elaborated!

    • Lauren Day
      TalentMed 04/05/2016 at 9:49 AM

      Hi Mitchell,
      Thank you for your kind comment. If any of your students have any questions or would like to discuss the course in greater detail, please don’t hesitate to contact our Career Advisers on 1300 737 781. Thanks Mitchell.

  22. angela santomaggio 12/02/2016 at 11:14 AM - Reply

    I am looking at starting this course but am looking at the things that i would be studying and maybe trying to have a go at transcribing some doctor reports to see if I could handle this. In the mean time I would like to know if even though I am eligible for gov funding, is there a way we can still pay that remainder of$900 of course fee in instalments because it is still alot of money for some of us?

    • Lauren Day
      TalentMed 13/02/2016 at 11:35 AM

      Hi Angela,

      Thank you for your comment. It is great to hear you are interested in a career as a Medical Transcriptionist.
      At this stage, we do not have a payment plan available, however you may also be eligible for Centrelink Assistance such as Austudy.
      For more information, please contact our Career Advisers on 1300 737 781. Thanks!

  23. Demetrios Varvaris 23/01/2016 at 12:02 PM - Reply

    Hi
    I am looking at starting the course but don’t want to access the government funding! Will it be possible to pay by instalments? Also do you have male students undergoing this course?
    Cheers

    • Lauren Day
      TalentMed 25/01/2016 at 11:43 AM

      Hi Demetrios,
      Thank you for your comment.
      Unfortunately, we do not currently have a payment plan available. We certainly have male students currently undertaking the course and encourage them to pursue a career as a Medical Transcriptionist. If you would like more information on the Diploma of Healthcare Documentation, and the career opportunities as a Medical Transcriptionist, please contact our Career Advisers on 1300 737 781. Thanks!

  24. Andrea Dobson 11/10/2015 at 11:22 PM - Reply

    Would you kindly advise please what type of wage this profession earns? I have read that most are per line fee but I need to know a rough per hour wage so I can decide whether it’s for me or not.

    • Lauren Day
      TalentMed 13/10/2015 at 4:25 PM

      Hi Andrea,
      Absolutely! Please contact one of our Career Advisers today on 1300 737 781 to discuss the remuneration for Medical Transcriptionists.
      Thank you.

  25. Tes 07/09/2015 at 6:38 PM - Reply

    Just like to know d chances of getting a job in this field as 4k is a huge amount to consider before enrolling. I have search who else offers this seems to be ur d only 1 so getting a job afterwards is my concern before i invest in this course.
    Hope to hear from u. Thnx.

    • Lauren Day
      TalentMed 09/09/2015 at 10:54 AM

      Hi Tes,

      Thanks for your comment. Our graduate support team places 98% of graduates in satisfying jobs at the conclusion of the course. There is now Victorian Government funding available, so you may be eligible for that. Please call us on 1300 737 781 for more information. Thank you

  26. Rachael 31/08/2015 at 11:05 AM - Reply

    Hi Talent Med,

    Just wondering whether you are able to give me an idea of the conversion rate after the course is complete. I am also concerned about the cost of the course and want to know whether there are jobs out there and how many Talent Med students find work after their studies.
    Thanks 🙂

    • TalentMed
      TalentMed 08/10/2015 at 2:12 PM

      Hi Rachael,

      Thanks for reaching out to us. I am pleased to advise that TalentMed graduates currently have a 98% success rate in finding work upon course completion. I hope this information helps. Please do not hesitate to contact us on 1300 737 781 with any questions. Thanks!

  27. Laura 30/07/2015 at 6:38 PM - Reply

    hi, need to know the employment nature? will it be a requirement to have a ABN upon employment?subcontracting or employee ? just wondering. Thanks.

    • TalentMed
      TalentMed 05/08/2015 at 12:44 PM

      Hi Laura,

      Thank you for your comment. There are typically two main career pathways that our graduates choose to take – either working onsite or online as a Medical Transcriptionist (MT). MT’s that work online from home, are usually classified as Independent Contractors and required to have an ABN. TalentMed’s Graduate Support team assists all graduates in acquiring ABNs upon course completion. I hope this information helps. Please request information above or call 1300 737 781 today to speak with one of our friendly advisers. Thanks

  28. Jodie 22/06/2015 at 8:40 AM - Reply

    Good Morning

    In rreading of the following comments, I too would like to know what the approx hour wage would be as well. Need to determine if doing this course would allow me to work form home and not have also full time work. Thank you

    • TalentMed
      TalentMed 23/06/2015 at 3:57 PM

      Hi Jodie,
      Thank you for your interest.
      Most of our graduates work online from home as professional Medical Transcriptionists (MT’s) but we also have graduates that work onsite in local hospitals and medical clinics. Each position is paid differently and work-from-home MT’s are generally paid on a production basis which makes it hard to give concrete hourly averages. Having said this, we do have averages on what companies are paying entry-level, work-from-home MTs per line: 8-10 AU cents per line for transcription here in Australia. MT’s can generally choose their own hours so that can be anywhere between 10 hours to 40+ hours a week. For more information please see https://talentmed.edu.au/medical-transcription-job-opportunities/ or call 1300 737 781. Thanks Jodie.

  29. Racheal Guymer 18/06/2015 at 9:40 PM - Reply

    Would you kindly advise please what type of wage this profession earns? I have read that most are per line fee but I need to know a rough per hour wage so I can decide whether it’s for me or not.

    • TalentMed
      TalentMed 19/06/2015 at 4:54 PM

      Hi Racheal,

      Thank you for your comment. One of our advisers has reached out to you with further information about pay and renumeration. Please let us know if you have any questions. Thanks!

  30. Carly 07/05/2015 at 10:38 PM - Reply

    I am very interested in doing this course. I was just wondering if you offer payment plans at all? I’m a new mum and can’t afford the fee all at once

    • TalentMed
      TalentMed 08/05/2015 at 4:05 PM

      Hi Carly,

      Thank you for your enquiry and congratulations on the birth of your new baby!

      Currently, we do not have a payment plan available for course tuition fees. However, TalentMed has recently been approved for Government Funding which will assist eligible students in funding the course. For more information about government funding and to find out if you’re eligible please visit https://talentmed.edu.au/tuition/victorian-funding/. I hope this information helps with your situation – however if you’re ineligible for this funding please contact one of our Career Advisers today on 1300 737 781 to discuss alternate options.

  31. Karen 04/03/2015 at 10:21 PM - Reply

    It is mentioned that you offer fee assistance for Pensioners, what would that be? What opportunities are there for MT’s in rural areas. I have not been able to find any agencies in my area that employs or have employed MT’s via their businesses. What is the maximum level of qualification that is accepted for any fee reduction or fee help, ie Cert III, Cert IV. Are there any units that you accept RPL’s for? Many thanks

    • TalentMed
      TalentMed 05/03/2015 at 10:02 AM

      Hi Karen,
      You may be eligible for Centrelink assistance – whether it be AusStudy, the Pensioners Education Supplement, or various Up-skilling programs. Please contact your local Job Network Agency, Centrelink office or visit the Human Services website to find out more.

      The role of an online medical transcriptionist (MT) allows you to work from any location as long as you have a computer with internet access. Once you complete the course, you’ll have access to TalentMed’s Graduate Support service which includes extensive Job Placement Assistance. There are approximately 30 medical transcription service organisations (MTSOs) across Australia that recruit from the TalentMed course. In regards to government funding and RPL, please contact one of our Career Advisers today on 1300 737 781 to discuss these options. Our office hours are 9am-5.30pm. Thanks!

  32. Rosalie 20/02/2015 at 11:29 PM - Reply

    Hi Talentmed,
    Your Diploma Course is of great interest. I’m a certified medical transcriptionist proofreader/copy editor with around 9 year’s work experience, but have not been active in the field for the last 7 years. I’m keen on picking up where I left off and your course seems exactly what the Dr. ordered (pardon the pun!) … barring the fees! A migrant (here for permanent settlement), currently unemployed, with no financial assistance/benefits, I am in somewhat of a major quandary … any suggestions would help. Thanks.

    • TalentMed
      TalentMed 23/02/2015 at 9:08 AM

      Hi Rosalie,
      Thank you for your comment.
      It is great to hear that you’re interested in returning to medical transcription!
      Most employers in Australia will require you to have at least three years of current Medical Transcription experience or a nationally recognised qualification such as the Diploma of Healthcare Documentation.

      As the course is nationally recognised, you may be eligible for Centrelink assistance to help you financially whilst undertaking the course such as Austudy, Youth Allowance, or various Up-skilling programs.

      In addition, TalentMed’s Diploma of Healthcare Documentation is one of the most affordable qualifications available – often being a fraction of the cost of other Diploma’s in Australia. I hope this information helps. If you have any questions – please feel free to contact a Career Adviser today on 1300 737 781 or via ask@talentmed.edu.au.

  33. Dona 17/02/2015 at 8:38 PM - Reply

    How long is the course for/?Do you mind giving an idea on the fees for the program as well

    • TalentMed
      TalentMed 18/02/2015 at 10:32 AM

      Hi Dona,
      Thank you for reaching out to us.
      The course is delivered online and you can progress through your studies at your own pace. Most students complete the Diploma in approximately 4-6 months full-time and 8 months part-time. However, you do have a full year to complete the course at your own pace.

      For a full list of our fees and charges please see TalentMed’s Statement of Fees available at https://talentmed.edu.au/about-us/accreditation/. If you have any questions – please feel free to contact a Career Adviser today on 1300 737 781 or via ask@talentmed.edu.au.

  34. Sarah 13/02/2015 at 2:30 PM - Reply

    Hello,
    I am very interested in undertaking the Diploma to help me in my career as a transcriptionist. I have a sister who has many years experience as a legal transcriptionist/Stenographer and enjoys her work very much. so I would also like to follow this path and the possibility to work from home is fantastic. Just making an enquiry about the payment of the course. Is it possible to pay via HECS or does the fee need to be paid up front?
    Many thanks.

    • TalentMed
      TalentMed 13/02/2015 at 3:39 PM

      Hi Sarah,
      Thank you for your interest in the Diploma of Healthcare Documentation.
      It is great to hear that you have a family member working in the transcription industry – it is a fantastic field!

      In regards to the enrolment fee for the course, we currently have two payment options available – An upfront fee and a government subsidised tuition fee. At the moment, the Diploma of Healthcare Documentation is not available for VET FEE-HELP, however please contact a Career Adviser today on 1300 737 781 or ask@talentmed.edu.au as they will best be able to help with the funding opportunities available to you.

  35. Ambreen 14/01/2015 at 12:27 PM - Reply

    Hi,
    Is anyone wanting to sell their old text books, in hard copy format. Please let me know, thanks. Ambreen (ambreenw@live.com.au)

    • TalentMed
      TalentMed 19/01/2015 at 11:14 AM

      Hi Ambreen,
      Thank you for your comment.
      You may need to repost your enquiry on the TalentHub Student Community Forum as this is where most of our current and past students connect with each other.
      Alternatively, please call 1300 737 781 if there’s anything we can assist with.

  36. Gail haworth 26/12/2014 at 10:58 PM - Reply

    Are you able to let me know the equipment, other than a computer, is required to undertake MT course. Thank you.

    • TalentMed
      TalentMed 29/12/2014 at 9:14 AM

      Hi Gail,

      Thank you for your comment.

      Apart from a computer and an internet connection, everything you need to complete the Diploma of Healthcare Documentation is included with your tuition.

      However, we do recommend the use of earphones or headphones when undertaking the practicum sections. If you wish to decide on a new pair we can certainly recommend models & brands based on your personal preferences.

      Please feel free to contact one of our Career Advisers on 1300 737 781 or via ask@talentmed.edu.au for tailored advice.

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