Mediclinic recommends that you use the following process to select the programme:

  1. Review the programme brochures and decide what you want to study
  2. Select a location convenient for you to study at
  3. Review the registration requirements

Only register if you meet the minimum requirements.

Mediclinic is offering the following programmes:

  • Emergency Medical Care
  • Operating Department Assistance

Diploma in Emergency Medical Care (Self-pay programme)

Two-year programme
On completion of this programme the learner will be eligible to register as a paramedic.

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Areas where you can study this programme

  • Bellville

Admission Requirements
An applicant must comply with either point 1, 2 or 3.

  1. Applicant with Senior Certificate (prior to 2009) with University exemption, or its equivalent (NQF level 4) as determined with an M-score of 10 and at least an E symbol on Higher Grade or a D symbol on Standard Grade pass for all of the following subjects:
    • Mathematics
    • English
    • Physical science
    • Biology
  2. Applicants with a National Senior Certificate with a diploma endorsement must have the following subjects, all at NQF level 4 and rating codes as stipulated:
    • Mathematics (code 3)
    • English (code 5)
    • Physical Science (code 3)
    • Life Sciences (code 3)
    • Additional Subject 1 (code 3)
    • Additional Subject 2 (code 3)
    The applicant must have a minimum of 21 points which excludes Life Orientation.

  3. Applicants with a National Certificate (Vocational) must have achieved a minimum of 60% for all of the following subjects:
    • Mathematics at NQF level 4
    • English at NQF level 4
    • Physical Science at NQF level 4
    • Life Sciences at NQF level 4

Applicants will also undergo a fitness test, psychometric testing and an interview as part of the selection process. Payment of a non-refundable application fee and South African citizenship will also be required.

You may have to travel to the nearest approved learning centre as part of the application process.

Recognition of Prior Learning minimum requirements

  • Have a valid Matric (grade 12)
  • Be 25 years and older
  • Be a registered Ambulance Emergency Assistant (AEA) with the HPCSA
  • Have a minimum of 5 years operational experience
  • Be currently employed by an Emergency Medical Service
  • Write and pass a theory and clinical assessments

Fees for Diploma in Emergency Medical Care

Subject Price
1st Year
Professional Practice 4 869
Mental Health and Wellness 14 161
Integrated Sciences 4 466
Anatomy and Physiology 11 389
Emergency Medical Care 1 Theory 5 329
Emergency Medical Care 1 Practical 5 286
Emergency Medical Care 1 Clinical Practice 2 338
2nd Year
Primary Health Care 4 888
Emergency Medical Care 2 Theory 7 689
Emergency Medical Care 2 Practical 4 613
Emergency Medical Care 2 Clinical Practice 2 750
Light Motor Vehicle Rescue 6 433
Fire Search and Rescue 16 090
High Angle Rescue 5 336

Please note:
The fees reflected above are an estimate for 2019, subject to change, and do not include VAT. Structured payments will be communicated to you upon acceptance into the programme. Fees relating to the fitness assessment will be communicated once you have been shortlisted. A non-refundable application fee is required by all qualifying applicants before closing date.

Diploma in Operating Department Assistance

Three-year programme
On completion of the programme, the learner will be able to work in the theatres as an Operating Department Assistant. The learner will however not be eligible to register at any of the existing professional councils.

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Areas where you can study this programme

  • Bellville
  • Bloemfontein
  • Kimberley
  • Limpopo
  • Nelspruit
  • Pietermaritzburg
  • Pretoria
  • Sandton

Entry requirement
Grade 12 with admission to higher certificate or equivalent with an average of 50%; Old certificate: D-aggregate (950 marks). If you are currently in Grade 11, submit your year-end results for Grade 11.

National Senior certificate

  • Any science subject - NQF Level 4 with minimum of 40% (e.g. Life Science, physical science and biology)
  • Mathematics - NQF Level 4 with minimum of 40% or
  • Mathematics Literacy - NQF Level 4 with a minimum of 50%
  • English communication skills - NQF Level 4 with minimum of 40%
  • South African citizenship

You will need to submit electronic formats of the following documents (max size 600kb)

South African Citizens:

  • Certified copy of Senior Certificate / Grade 12
  • Certified copy of your ID document
  • Proof of payment of the non-refundable registration fee
  • SAQA letter to confirm your Grade 12 / Senior Certificate qualification if completed outside South Africa

Foreign students with South African Citizenship:

  • SAQA letter to confirm your Grade 12 / Senior Certificate qualification
  • Certified copy of original Senior Certificate / Grade 12 or equivalent of your country
  • Certified copy of ID document
  • Proof of payment of the non-refundable registration fee