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SNOMED CT-AU and Australian Medicines Terminology November 2020 Release

Published 23 November 2020

The National Clinical Terminology Service (NCTS) is pleased to announce that the November combined release of SNOMED CT®-AU1 and the Australian Medicines Terminology (AMT) is now available to registered users from the NCTS website.


SNOMED CT Expo 2020

This year the conference was held as a virtual event on October 8-9. The SNOMED CT Expo unites clinical terminology subject matter experts, health IT professionals, health practitioners, researchers, academics and vendors from around the world. The program categories include:

  • Demonstrating implementation excellence
  • Enhancing clinical practice
  • Terminology leading practices
  • Education workshops and tutorials

The recorded video presentations are only available until 8th January, don’t miss out!

Register at

SNOMED course catalogue

SNOMED International has launched two new short courses as part of their suite of education courses and learning pathways.

  • SNOMED CT for Clinicians is a short course that introduces SNOMED CT to clinicians and answers some of the questions commonly asked. This is currently offered for free.
  • SNOMED CT Terminology Services Certification Course is a self-paced course that teaches the principles of using a SNOMED CT terminology server to search and retrieve SNOMED CT content. The price for Australian individuals is $US100.

Want to know more? Visit the SNOMED CT course catalogue for information and to enrol in these and other courses on offer:

  • SNOMED CT Foundation Course^ - FREE for Australian individuals and is a prerequisite for some of the other courses.
  • SNOMED CT Authoring Level 1 Course^ - New intakes begin every March and September.
  • SNOMED CT Authoring Level 1 Certification.
  • SNOMED CT Implementation Course^ - New intakes begin every January and July.
  • SNOMED CT for Data Analysts - FREE.
  • SNOMED CT for Developers - FREE.

^These courses also earn you CPD points towards your Certified Health Informatician Australasia (CHIA) credentials.


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.

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

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