• Full Time
  • Anywhere

Higher Certificate in Emergency Medical Care equips graduates to provide emergency medical care within the Emergency Care Assistant scope of practice within a wide range of emergency medical service environment settings.

Graduates can register with the HPCSA as an Emergency Care assistant.

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Benefits of Studying with Mediclinic

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


Programme Content

Foundations of Professional Practice (incl. End-user computing)





Mental health and Wellness

Emergency Medical Care 1 Theory

Emergency Medical Care 1 Practical

Emergency Medical Care 1 Clinical Practice

Programme Timetable

Application date: 1 May – 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

Admission Requirements

An applicant must comply with either points 1, 2 or 3.

1. Applicant with Senior Certificate (before 2009) with University exemption, or its equivalent (NQF level 4) and at least an E symbol on Higher Grade or a D symbol on Standard Grade pass for all of the following subjects:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Physical science and/or Biology

2. Applicants with a National Senior Certificate (NSC) with a Higher Certificate  endorsement must have the following subjects at NQF level 4 and rating codes as stipulated:

  • English (code 3)
  • Mathematics (3) or Mathematical Literacy (6)
  • Life Science (3) and/or Physical Science (3)
  • Additional Subject 1 (code 3)
  • Additional Subject 2 (code 3)

The applicant must have a minimum of 15 points (18 points if Maths Literacy applies) which excludes Life Orientation

3. Applicants with a National Certificate (Vocational) must have achieved a minimum of 60% for all of the following subjects at NQF level 4:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Life Science and/or Physical Science

A minimum of 40 hours of voluntary duties in Emergency Medical Services is recommended.

Applicants must pass the medical and physical fitness evaluations to be considered for the course (medical and fitness evaluation guidelines will be available on the Mediclinic website). Eligible candidates will be invited to participate in an interview, medical and fitness assessments as part of the selection process.

Listing Amenities

  • Accredited
  • Free Wifi

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