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To graduate students who are equipped with skills to render lifesaving emergency care to critically ill or injured patients. Graduates will exit with an Advanced Life Support qualification and be able to register with the Health Professions Council of South Africa as a Paramedic.

Mediclinic Southern Africa is a well-established private healthcare provider with great career opportunities. Any student that successfully completes a Higher Education qualification would be able to apply for career opportunities with Mediclinic.

Our courses provide a practical foundation that allow learners to gain hands on experience in their field of interest. This approach not only ensures better understanding and better knowledge retention but ensures that a successful student can qualify with valuable and relevant real life work experience.

A diploma level qualification could lead to one of the following positions:

  • General Nurse

A certificate level qualification could lead to one of the following positions:

  • Auxiliary Nurse
  • Clinical Coder
  • Emergency Care Assistant

Diploma in Emergency Care Programme Description

The curriculum is outcomes-based and follows a student-centred approach. It is a two-year programme that consists of theoretical and clinical components.

Programme Content

First Year

  • Mental Health and Wellness
  • Foundations of Professional Practice
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Integrated Sciences (Chemistry)
  • Integrated Sciences (Physics)
  • Emergency Medical Care 1 Theory
  • Emergency Medical Care 1 Practical
  • Emergency Medical Care 1 Clinical Practice

Second Year

  • Primary Health Care
  • Emergency Medical Care 2 Theory
  • Emergency Medical Care 2 Practical
  • Emergency Medical Care 2 Clinical Practice
  • Rescue (High Angle Rescue, Light Motor Vehicle Rescue & Fire Search, and Rescue)

Timeline For Applications

Application date: 1 May to 30 June

Commencement of Programme: January

Application Process

Visit the application portal here.

The following will be required as soon as the application system opens:

–   Concise CV

–   Certified copy of grade 12 certificate or grade 11 academic results

–   Certified copy of the front page of the applicant’s ID book

–    Proof of payment  of the non-refundable application fee

The programme is available at the following registered Mediclinic Learning Centres:

Cape Region

Tijgerpark 1
Willie van Schoor Drive, Bellville, Western Cape, 7530

Tel: (021) 943 6000

Learning Centre Manager: Johann Olivier (Registered Nurse with Education qualification)


Clinical Placement

Mediclinic (Pty) Ltd Hospitals: Durbanville, Milnerton, Panorama, Cape Gate

Intercare Clinics: Blaauwberg

Pre-hospital: ER24

Western Cape Government College of Emergency Care: Provincial emergency medical services.

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  • Free Wifi

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