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Medical Terminology

This course has been tailored 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

National Recognition

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) - is a means of measuring skills acquired through work or life experiences or through qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. Any student who believes they may be eligible for RPL must apply for this at least two weeks prior to the course commencing. If you apply after the course commences it may not be accepted.

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.


This course may be FULLY FUNDED under the NSW Government’s Community Service Obligation funding or Tech Savvy for Small Business in 2018. See relevant funding page for eligibility criteria or contact Susan Wilkinson on 9970 1000 or email to check eligibility or for further information.

Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately (BSBMED301)

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

Course testimonials:

  • Small group is good for this course. It is also a friendly environment in the class.
  • I think I have a better knowledge of medical terminology in general now. From now on I can study more and see where to look for further studies.
  • Great teacher who was able to explain and teach the content well. Also great topic notes and resources.

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