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 an Emergency Care Technician.

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Areas where you can study this programme

  • Bellville

Entry requirement
Grade 12 with admission to a Diploma or equivalent with an average of 50% and in the case of a Vocational National certificate an average of 50% is required. If you are currently in Grade 11, submit your year end results for Grade 11. Candidates with relevant EMS experience can apply for RPL.

National senior certificate

  • Physical science - NQF Level 4 with minimum of 40%
  • Mathematics - NQF Level 4 with minimum of 40% or
  • English communication skills - NQF Level 4 with minimum of 40%
  • Computer Literacy - NQF Level 3 with a minimum of 40%
  • South African citizenship

National Vocational certificate

  • Physical science - NQF Level 4 with a minimum of 50%
  • Mathematics - NQF Level 4 with a minimum of 50% or
  • English communication skills - NQF Level 4 with a minimum of 50%
  • Computer Literacy - NQF Level 3 with a minimum of 40%
  • South African citizenship

Recognition of Prior Learning minimum requirements

  • Have a valid Matric (grade 12) with admission to diploma or equivalent with 50% average or old senior certificate: D-aggregate (950 marks)
  • 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 1 4 100
Anatomy & Physiology 1 4 677
Integrated sciences (Physics & Chemistry) 4 677
Emergency Medical Care 1 Theory 7 539
Emergency Medical Care 1 Clinical Skills 7 539
Emergency Medical Care 1 Clinical Practice 7 539
Books 4 677
Uniform 3 532
TOTAL YEAR ONE 44 280
2nd Year
Professional Practice 2 2 289
Primary Health Care 2 289
Anatomy & Physiology 2 2 862
Emergency Medical Care 2 Theory 8 014
Emergency Medical Care 2 Clinical Skills 8 014
Emergency Medical Care 2 Clinical Practice 8 014
Critical Care Transport Theory 3 434
Critical Care Transport Clinical Skills 3 434
Books 2 441
Uniform 1 869
TOTAL YEAR TWO 42 660

Please note:
The fees reflected above are an estimate for 2018, 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