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SNOMED CT-AU and Australian Medicines Terminology December 2020 Release

Published 18 December 2020

The National Clinical Terminology Service (NCTS) is pleased to announce that the December combined release of SNOMED CT®-AU and the Australian Medicines Terminology (AMT) is now available to registered users from the NCTS website.

Important Information

Black Triangle Scheme reference set

This newly released reference set supports the identification of AMT Trade Product Unit of Use (TPUU) and Containered Trade Product Pack (CTPP) concepts that are associated with medicines where reporting adverse events are encouraged under the Black Triangle Scheme run by the Therapeutic Goods Administration. This reference set can be used by prescribing and dispensing software vendors to identify medications where reporting of adverse events is encouraged under the Black Triangle Scheme.


SNOMED CT Implementation Course

This online course is starting on Monday 4 January 2021. Enrolments will be closing on Monday 28 December 2020. The price for Australian individuals is $US 500. Note: completion of the SNOMED CT Foundations course is a prerequisite.

This course teaches you the SNOMED CT knowledge and skills required to implement a SNOMED CT enabled system. Key skills you will learn and practice include:

  • Using SNOMED CT in information models
  • Querying SNOMED CT with expression constraints
  • Creating SNOMED CT subsets using best practice principles
  • Understanding the description logic foundation of SNOMED CT
  • Documenting SNOMED CT requirements for clinical system procurement
  • Adopting recommended principles for searching, entering, storing, mapping and maintaining SNOMED CT.

This course also earns you 50 CPD points towards your Certified Health Informatician Australasia (CHIA) credentials. For further information on the course see


SNOMED CT-AU inclusive of the Australian Medicines Terminology is updated monthly and is available to download for free to registered license holders. To register for an account please go to the registration page.

Licensing terms can be found here.


Development by the NCTS relies on the input and cooperation of the Australian healthcare community. We value your feedback and encourage questions, comments, or suggestions about our products. You can contact us by completing the online support request form, emailing [email protected], or calling 1300 901 001.

Thank you for your continued support.

"SNOMED" and "SNOMED CT" are registered trademarks of the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation (IHTSDO).

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