There are three levels to the Medical Secretary course: N4 to N6. Each N-Level takes six months. To be admitted into N4 level, Grade 12 (Matric) or equivalent is a requirement. One can proceed to the next level only when the previous level has been successfully completed. On successful completion of each level the candidate will be issued with a National Certificate by the Department of Higher Education & Training (DHET). If you complete all three National Levels (approximately 12 subjects), as well as 18 months of practical experience in the area of study work situation, the N6 National Certificate can be converted to a National Diploma. Please note that with Whitestone College you can still do the qualification of your choice and get free Matric Rewrite.
Medical Secretary Course description:
This course in Medical Secretary has been designed to meet the needs of those learners who want to enter the Medical fraternity. Medical secretaries manage the daily ebb and flow of patients through a doctor’s office. The purpose of this programme is to equip you with knowledge and skills for successful entry into a secretarial position in the medical field. Medical secretaries perform administrative work in a clinical, hospital, or other medical environment. Tasks performed in this profession will include reception duties, answering phones, compiling medical records, correspondence with patients and medical aids, etc. The programme integrates theoretical learning with practical skills. During the practical session of 18 months, these vital skills will be applied in the secretarial environment to build a successful career.
Grade 12 Pass
Any qualification on NQF Level 4.
If one does not meet the above requirements he/she will be admitted to N4 and do a free Matric course.
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