MEDICAL SECRETARY N4 – N6

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Alex USA
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Course Description

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION

Purpose
This part qualification is aimed primarily at giving the learner technical, theoretical knowledge, practical knowledge and workplace knowledge and skills required in their chosen occupational/vocational area.
The design of the part qualification is such that if taken sequentially with related N part courses i.e. N4+N5+N6, it enables learners to progressively obtain the National N Diploma once the required practical work component of either 18 months or two years, as required for the specific occupational area, is completed. The part qualification as a single entity has value in the workplace as it equips learners with vital knowledge and skills that enable them to be productively employed at entry level positions in an occupation. The part qualification can be used for updating, upskilling and/or continuing education and training in related occupations

Rationale: As stated in the Skills Summit Declaration issued on 9 September 2010, Education, vocational training and lifelong learning are central pillars of employability, employment of workers and sustainable enterprise development.

This part qualification will provide an opportunity for learners who exit the schooling system, but who wish to continue to obtain occupation specific knowledge and skills to develop such competencies and also to receive formal recognition for the skills they have acquired in a particular vocational/occupational area. It will create the opportunity for learners with an interest in a particular
vocational/occupational area to develop their skills and knowledge thereby improving their employability and at the same time create opportunities for them to study further in their chosen field.

As a qualified Medical Secretary you can work in the following career fields:

• Medical Secretarial Work
• Medical Administration
• Medical Aids
• Medical Practice
• N4 – accredited by the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO)
• SAQA ID: 66878
• 60 credits

Certification

Learners will receive the following at each level:
• National Certificate N4, N5, N6
• National N Diploma in Medical Secretary on completion of N4-N6 and 18-months of in-service training

All examinations are set and administered by the Department of Higher Education and
Training (DHET).The National N Diploma is issued by the DHET.

Entrance Requirements
Any of the following certificates will be accepted at registration:
• National Senior Certificate/Grade 12
• NCV Level 4 Certificate
• ABET Level 4 Certificate