Medical Secretary (N4 - N6)

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  • Update: 11/01/2022

Course objectives

​The purpose of this programme is to equip you with knowledge and skills for entry into a secretarial position in the medical field. Medical secretaries perform administrative work in the clinic, hospital, or other medical environments. 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 environment to build a successful career.

What will I be qualified as once I’ve completed this course?

​The holder of a National N4 – N6 Certificate in Medical secretary will be able to take up employment in one of the following fields:

  • Medical, clinical, hospital, patient care, and dental secretary
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Executive Secretary
  • Health or medical Practice manager
  • Medical transcriptionist
  • Medical Stenographer
  • Pathology Secretary

Programme Structure                                                   

  • Information Processing N4
  • Communication N4
  • Office Practice N4
  • Medical Practice N4
  • Information Processing N5
  • Communication N5
  • Office Practice N5
  • Medical Practice N5
  • Information Processing N6
  • Communication N6
  • Office Practice N6
  • Medical Practice N6

Admission Requirements

What do I need to have completed before I can apply to study this course?
  • A National Senior Certificate
  • A Senior Certificate
  • An N3 in the relevant Specialization area

Duration of course

18 months (1 year 6 months)


You will be awarded the certification after completion of each NATED level (e.g., N4).  Upon successful completion of N6, including 18 months of apprenticeship, you will be issued a NATIONAL DIPLOMA CERTIFICATE in the relevant course.

How do I get an apprenticeship to allow me entry into this course?

You must be registered as an apprentice with a company.

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