Medical Transcription Course

Begin your career as a Medical Transcriptionist with LearnMT.

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 as soon as you graduate.

  • 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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    TalentHub is your virtual campus and interactive learning environment where you access all your course materials, resources and support services available. Through TalentHub you can also engage with your instructors, student support staff and most importantly, your fellow students.

    • My Wall – post messages, ‘like’ activities and view your news feed.
    • My Courses – 24 hour access to all of your course materials, including videos, tutorials and practical exercises.
    • My Inbox – your personal inbox to communicate with your instructors, support teams and friends.
    • My Achievements – receive badges, view your assessment results and track your progress.
    • My Friends – add friends and connect with classmates.

    Social Learning

    TalentHub 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 Groups – create groups with other students, to share ideas and network with each other.
    • My Forums – network with your classmates via the student forum.
    • My Notifications – keep up-to-date with daily activity on TalentHub.
    • My Help – live chat with your instructors, student and technical support teams with any questions you have.
    • My Settings – update your profile or cover photo, change your preferences and reset your password.
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    Very thorough course material and every time i have needed help there has been an amazing course mentor right there with a wealth of experience ready and happy to help. I just know the course and Learn MT team are setting me up for wonderful career options
    Leah G.
    Leah G.
    a very helpful team, very fast at replying and helping you with questions you may be stuck on. definitely recommended :)
    The LearnMT course is very comprehensive and the practice medical reports are extensive and challenging, covering many specialities and types of reports. I have enjoyed this course and hope it will help with employment in the future.
    Amos L.
    Amos L.
    I am interested in seeing how LearnMT will help me find employment. So far the course has been fun and engaging!
    S K
    S K
    I have just finished this course. I always felt very supported by the team. They always provide constant support throughout the course.
    Gabriel V.
    Gabriel V.
    Awesome and challenging course. Helpful staff. Looking forward to starting as a medical transcriptionist.
    Sharee B.
    Sharee B.
    I have learned some very valuable skills in Medical Transcription. These new skills will assist me in a new career and to be able to work from home which has been my goal for a long time. The support I have had from the LearnMT support team has been great. Always answering any queries promptly and I must say they are very supportive and reassuring. I am very grateful that I have had the opportunity to study with LearnMT.
    Leza W.
    Leza W.
    I am finding this course extremely interesting. Learning the different meanings of medical words has been so much fun. When finished this course I hope to get enough work that I can give up my day job. Living with a disability can make work very hard and painful. It will be great to be able to work around my pain levels instead of through them. I am really enjoying this course.
    Annie L.
    Annie L.
    Enjoying the challenge. Very interesting and great support.
    Brittany C.
    Brittany C.
    I am currently studying with LearnMT and it has been a wonderful experience. The course and the support has been fantastic and it’s been easy to navigate the site on my own. I can’t wait to finish and start my career!
    This course is so very interesting and challenging. I love how the Learn MT team are always there to help if needed. Looking forward to stepping out into my new career next year when I finish my course.
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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.
    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. The 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 your medical transcription course within 14 days of receiving your login details, your course tuition fees will be 100% refundable, less a $140.00 administrative fee.

    Requests for refunds are to be submitted via email to, however, refunds will be reversed to the original payment method. In addition, refunds will be processed within 14 days of the request.

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

    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 if required. Extensions are charged between $75-90 per month. Extension charges may be subject to change without notice. Fees paid for course extensions are non-refundable in any circumstances.

    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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