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Medical Terminology - Skilling for Recovery - Fee free

This fee free nationally accredited short course will provide an introduction to understanding and working with medical terminology. Upon successful completion of this short course you may choose to continue your studies to complete either a nursing assistant or allied health assistant course (both of which are also funded under Skilling for Recovery for eligible applicants). You will receive credit for the unit you have already completed during this course.

Alternatively this course would be useful for those interested in learning the core skills to work proficiently in a medical reception environment. This medical terminology course is suitable for people with little or no medical training, to develop skills to communicate clearly and effectively using medical terminology. This would be a great asset to your résumé if you are interested in gaining employment in this area or if you are currently employed as a medical receptionist and want to formalise your current skills. This course would also be a good training ground for new employees at a medical supply business or those who want start a business in this area and need to understand medical terminology.

Interpret and Apply Medical Terminology Appropriately (BSBMED301)

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to understand and respond to instructions; to carry out routine tasks and communicate with a range of internal/external clients in a medical environment; and to use appropriate advanced medical terminology. This unit applies to individuals who are skilled operators and apply a broad range of competencies in various medical administration contexts. They may exercise discretion and judgment using appropriate knowledge to provide technical advice and support to a team.

Course Outcomes

  • Respond appropriately to instructions which contain medical terminology
  • Carry out routine tasks
  • Use appropriate medical terminology in oral and written communication

Eligibility for Subsided Training

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government under the Smart & Skilled and Skilling for Recovery Training Programs. To be eligible you must be

  • an Australian Citizen/Perm Resident/NZ citizen/humanitarian visa holder
  • aged 15 years or older, and
  • live or work in New South Wales, and
  • no longer be at school or equivalent

Eligibility for “Skilling for Recovery” - Free Training

Skilling for Recovery is a NSW Government initiative to deliver JobTrainer funding in NSW. It provides free certificate, diploma and short course training to eligible applicants. If you meet the Smart & Skilled Program eligibility above and one of the following you could complete this course fee free:

• Unemployed (with or without a benefit); or
• Be in receipt of a Commonwealth Government welfare benefit (as specified on the Smart and Skilled Funding page); or
• At risk of unemployment; or
• 17-24 years old (employed or not)

See Skilling for Recovery Funding page for further information about eligibility.

College Trainers

All NBMC Trainers/Assessors are current industry professionals with the required qualifications to deliver and assess this course. Trainers draw upon and share their own experiences in the industry to ensure that the training delivered to you is current and relevant. For information about individual trainers, please click on the trainer name in the class details below for the trainer’s bio.

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

From 1 January 2015 it is a requirement of the Federal Government that all students undertaking nationally recognised training will need to obtain a Unique Student Identifier (USI). This involves an easy online application. See USI Fact Sheet for information on how to apply for a USI go to the Unique Student Identifier (USI) Website for additional information.

Please ensure when completing your enrolment information, that the details relating to your name are identical to those on the identification evidence used (eg passport or driver’s licence) when creating your USI eg no abbreviations or nicknames should be used.

Once created, it is important that you keep a record of your USI and access to your accredited training records in a safe place. You will need this information for any future enrolments into accredited training in Australia.

Why study at Northern Beaches & Mosman College?

Enjoy smaller class sizes, a personalised relationship with your trainer, face-to face teaching sessions and qualifications that include real life work experience, when you choose to study at the three-campus Northern Beaches & Mosman College (NBMC).

With classes available across the Northern Beaches and Lower North Shore in Narrabeen, Brookvale and Mosman, the College offers increasing numbers of accredited and vocational qualifications. Students include those looking to upskill, to change career direction and school leavers keen to step onto a career pathway. Courses on offer can lead directly to employment and/or go towards future learning opportunities.

To Enrol or for Further Information

Please complete the application below. You will be contacted by our Training Coordinator to finalise your enrolment. For further information please contact the College on 9970 1000.

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.

Assessments are made against units of competency from the certificate iii SG00002777 - Statement of Attainment in Medical Terminology SG00002777.
  • Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately (BSBMED301)

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Course testimonials:

  • I enjoyed learning new things in a friendly, easy environment. Very accessible to sit down & study together. I don't learn as well on-line - doesn't stick in my brain as well as sitting down with dedicated time to learn in a class setting.
  • The trainer Emma Hamilton was very helpful and spoke in a clear manner. She explained everything well and i absolutely loved taking the class with her. I learnt a lot of useful things from the class.
  • Very educational course, lovely and helpful teacher!

Contact us

Narrabeen Annex: 1525 Pittwater Road,
North Narrabeen NSW 2101
Office Hours: 8.30am to 4.30pm, Mon to Fri

Brookvale Campus: Level 1, 14 William St, Brookvale NSW 2100
Office Hours: 8.30am to 4.30pm, Mon to Thur

Post: NBCC Reply Paid 1966, Dee Why NSW 2099

Phone: 02 9970 1000

Registered Training Organisation Code 90113