National Certificate: N5 Medical Secretary (SAQA ID 66957)

This course helps to prepare you for a career as a medical secretary by helping you to develop your knowledge and skills in office practice, medical practice, communication, and information processing.

Course code:
Accreditation status:
N5 – accredited by the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO)
Course duration:
12 months
Course fee:
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SAQA ID: 66957

Course duration:
12 months
Course fee:
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Entry requirements:
Subjects covered:
  • Office Practice N5
  • Communication N5
  • Information Processing N5
  • Medical Practice N5
Assessment and award:
Upon completion of this course, students will be awarded a National Certificate: N5 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.

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