Medical Transcription Course

New Zealand’s premier medical transcription course.

Medical transcription is primarily an online occupation, giving you a real opportunity to work from the comfort of your own home. A Medical Transcriptionist types the notes dictated by a doctor into a written document. This document is then added to the patient’s permanent medical record. Most doctors are now outsourcing this service to professional medical transcriptionist, who work remotely from home. Therefore, there has never been a better time to enter this rewarding field.

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Expert-Created Curriculum

LearnMT’s medical transcription course includes both theory and real-world practical transcription training. The medical transcription course is designed by industry experts, and will best prepare you for a smooth and successful transition into the workforce.

  • 6-month online program

  • Industry-endorsed training

  • Unlimited student support

    • Job placement assistance included

    • Expert-created curriculum

    • Theory and practical transcription training

    Course Curriculum
    Course Introduction
    Evolution of the medical record
    Healthcare documentation and the law
    Establishing your working environment
    Maintain and enhance professional practice
    Grammar, punctuation and style
    Medical language
    Body systems
    Diagnostic specialities and reports
    Introduction to practical transcription
    Introduction to speech recognition technology
    Practical transcription training

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    My LearnMT®

    We've built My LearnMT® from the ground up to deliver you the very best training in medical transcription. My LearnMT® is your virtual campus and interactive learning portal where you access all of your course materials, resources and support services available. Through My LearnMT® you can engage with your instructors and student support staff. My LearnMT® provides you with a secure and interactive learning environment that allows you to access a wealth of learning resources. Log in anywhere and anytime to access your learning resources.

    • My Courses - 24/7 access to all of your course materials, including videos, webinars, tutorials and practical exercises.

    • Personalised training - complete with dark mode, full screen and distraction free learning.
    • Knowledge Base - access to a comprehensive medical transcription knowledge base and help centre.

    • My Help - live chat with your instructors, student and technical support teams with any questions you have.
    • My Account – update your profile or cover photo, change your preferences and reset your password.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    You can enrol in the medical transcription course online at anytime, 365 days a year. Simply click Enrol Now and follow the prompts during the checkout. Alternatively, contact us via or call 06 880 6430. Once enrolled, you can access TalentHub (your virtual campus) immediately where you can view and also participate in student forums, publications and resources. In addition, your course login details will be issued within 1-2 business days.
    Yes, this course is delivered entirely online. You can access all of the resources online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There is no face-to-face training required.
    Does the course include? LearnMT
    Industry-endorsed training Yes
    Affordable tuition fees with flexible payment options Yes
    Extensive Job Placement Assistance Yes
    Phone, email and built-in live chat support Yes
    Comprehensive, all inclusive 6-month study program (not a 24-hour introductory course) Yes
    Medical Terminology training included (not a separate/mandatory upgrade) Yes
    Theory and real-world practical transcription training (including access to over 480 authentic medical reports in 32+ medical specialties) Yes
    British English spelling throughout (not US spelling) Yes
    Interactive, state-of-the-art training portal Yes
    Compatible with Windows, Mac and Chrome OS devices Yes
    Get started online at anytime and entirely self-paced study Yes
    Even though LearnMT’s program ranks among the very best in medical transcription training, we’re also among the most affordable. Compared with traditional pathways, online study with LearnMT offers you the best value whilst delivering the highest quality in education and learning. With most Medical Transcription programs priced between $3,000 – $5,500 plus additional costs for textbooks and resources.

    Average Cost of Tuition

    With LearnMT’s Certificate of Medical Transcription you can undertake the course with all resources, student support and job placement assistance included for as little as $3300.

    LearnMT’s medical transcription course is delivered entirely online so you can progress through your studies at a time and place that best suits you. The duration of the course is about 3 months, however you have 6 months to complete it at your own pace. You can also extend your course if you need more time.
    At LearnMT, we’re with you every step of the way with support resources that include:
    • Qualified Instructors with decades of experience in the Healthcare industry. As such, these instructors have professional experience in both vocational education and healthcare documentation, therefore, making them uniquely qualified to answer questions about both the curriculum and the industry.
    • Student Support Advisers who provide valuable information and also assistance with any issues during your coursework. This medical transcription course may be delivered online, however, you’re never in it alone!
    • Technical Support Advisers who are knowledgeable, experienced, and also available five days a week to help you work through any technical or computer issues encountered within the course.
    • Graduate Advisers who help you develop your career plans in an individual consultation and also assist you in your job search after you graduate. Our Graduate Advisers also offer training, tips, and personalised advice on your job hunt.
    A Medical Transcriptionist plays an integral role in New Zealand’s healthcare system today. They are primarily responsible for the conversion of a doctor’s dictated notes in to an electronic format that subsequently becomes part of the patient’s medical record. As our population expands and ages, the demand for medical transcription services also increases. While the data for New Zealand has not yet been quantified, the U.S. Department of Labour report estimates:
    • 11,700 new jobs (in the U.S. alone)
    • 11% increase in employment within the medical transcription industry
    • Above average job opportunities as the demand for medical transcription services increases

    Medical Transcription Salary (Australia)


    LearnMT’s Certificate of Medical Transcription is delivered in British English (equivalent to New Zealand, Australian, Canadian, British, South African and other commonwealth countries).
    LearnMT’s Certificate of Medical Transcription contains approximately 500 authentic medical reports to practice on. These reports have been de-identified for patient confidentiality, allowing you to access and train on real-world medical records. The practical training includes transcription practice on over 32 medical specialties.

    If, for any reason, you withdraw from the course within 14 days after submitting your enrolment order, your course tuition fees will be 100% refundable, less a $195 administrative fee. The administrative fee is non-refundable in any circumstance.

    Requests for refunds are to be submitted via email to Refunds will be reversed to the original payment method. Refunds will be processed within 7 days of the request.

    If for any reason, you withdraw after the initial 14-day cooling off period, the cost of the course and materials are non-refundable.

    Course deferments are not permitted, but course extensions can be requested if you require more time to complete your course. All students are eligible to purchase 12 months of extension time. All extensions are charged at between $82 – $98 NZD per month. Extension charges may be subject to change without notice. Fees paid for course extensions are non-refundable in any circumstance.

    Yes. LearnMT’s medical transcription course is fully compatible with Apple computers, therefore you may certainly use your Apple Computer.

    While alternative medical transcription schools and colleges tend to use old technology that only works on Microsoft Windows using outdated browsers like Internet Explorer, LearnMT’s course is fully compatible with Apple, Google and Microsoft-based computers. For a full list of system requirements, please see below.

    As the course is delivered online, all you need is a computer, an internet connection, and also a passion to learn about the medical transcription industry! However, for a full list of specifications, please see below:

    Operating System

    • Microsoft Windows

    • MacOS

    • Chrome OS


    • Google Chrome (recommended)

    • Microsoft Edge

    • Firefox

    • Safari


    • Speakers (Earphones/headphones recommended)

    • Active internet connection


    • Adobe Flash Player (included in Google Chrome)

    • Windows Media Player (ver. 10 or higher) or Quicktime Player (ver. 7 or higher)

    Most computers do come with these specifications. However, if you’re unsure about any of the requirements, please do not hesitate to contact us via

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