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National Certificate: N4 Medical Secretary

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This course equips you with the fundamental skills that you need to pursue a career in medical office administration. You will learn about topics such as office practice, communication, information processing, and medical terminology.

Studying this course may be a good option if:

  • You want to work towards a career as a medical secretary or medical office receptionist
  • You want to earn a national qualification in this administrative field

 

Course code:

EN4044-04

Accreditation status:

  • N4 – accredited by the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO)
  • SAQA ID: 66878
  • 60 credits
Course duration:

12 months

Entry requirements:

Matric or Introductory Certificate

Subjects covered:
  • Office Practice N4
  • Communication N4
  • Information Processing N4
  • Medical Practice N4
Assessment and award:

Students are required to complete the following:

  • 3 assignments per subject
  • 1 exam per subject

Upon completion of this course, students will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement: N4 Medical Secretary from the DHET.

Additional information:

N courses are offered and assessed by Oxbridge Academy. After gaining a qualifying year mark, students will be admitted to write the national examination at an approved venue. Read our N4-N6 Exam letter for information on writing the exams.

Need assistance with gaining practical work experience?

While you are busy with your course, or after you have completed your studies, you can sign up for the DHET’s free placement service – iWIL – so that your profile can be matched with a suitable employer offering opportunities for Work Integrated Learning (WIL) or Workplace Based Learning (WBL) in your field of study.

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