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New Zealand Certificate in Medical Transcription and Editing Level 4

Want a challenging new career?

Need a change in direction or more flexible work opportunities?

This could be the course for you.

This NZQA (Level Four) accredited on-line training programme was introduced to New Zealand in 2006.


This course has been adapted to include New Zealand content so that graduates will be qualified to work in both the New Zealand and US environments. The course takes 42 weeks to complete when studied full time and 94 weeks when studied part time.


As we are NZQA registered student loans and the FeesFree scheme may be available to you if you are eligible.

We have highly qualified facilitators and support staff who will help you achieve the high standards required by the course material.

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An additional advantage of this qualification is the ability for graduates to undertake further study and gain recognised international qualifications as a Registered Medical Transcriptionist (RMT) and then on to become a Certified Medical Transcriptionist (CMT).


This is a qualification that appeals to many different people, those seeking flexible working options such as working from home, people who live rurally, typists, administration staff, ex-nurses and those from other medical careers looking for a change.  We currently have students in many districts of New Zealand and some ex-pat Kiwis living overseas.

As a graduate of this 42 week course (NZQA Approved) you will be able to enter employment within the medical transcription industry with the relevant professional, practical and technical competencies. Remember, you are gaining knowledge that will translate into a lifetime career.

To gain employment in the industry, students will need to achieve a typing speed of at least 70wpm by the end of the course.


The entry requirements for our course are as follows:

  • You must be 18 years of age

  • 6th Form Certificate, NCEA Level 2. Students over 30 years of age who do not have the required educational pre-requisites should supply a copy of their resume so their suitability can be assessed

  • 45 wpm ( words per minute) keyboarding speed with 90% accuracy

  • Students for whom English is not a first language will need evidence of their English language skills proven by a recognised international English qualification

  • Students will require the use of an up to date PC with an internet connection, and have MS Word installed

So if you are:

  • A competent typist

  • Interested in healthcare

  • A good listener

  • Proficient with Microsoft Word

  • Eager to improve your earning potential


Then this is the course for you!

A nationwide and international shortage of skilled medical transcriptionists means excellent employment opportunities.

Flexible online learning from home with the support of our experienced facilitators to guide you. Student loans are available to fund fees.

You choose the time and place to study within preset course deadlines.

To find out all you need to know about the New Zealand Certificate in Medical Transcription and Editing click the link below to download or print our Pre-enrolment pack, read it while relaxing with a cuppa, then contact us if you have any questions.

The government has announced details of its fees-free policy for students who are new to tertiary education. The policy covers one year's full-time study (or 120 points, which can take more than a year if you study part-time) and has no age limit. Check your eligibility on

Full and Part-time courses beginning February 19th 2024
Accepting enrolments now

Accepting Enrolments now

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