Diploma and Certificate level qualifications

Diploma and Certificate level qualifications are industry specific qualifications that allow students to enter the healthcare profession.

A Diploma level qualification will allow you to work in a particular field. The duration of diploma level qualifications is usually 2 - 3 years.

A qualification in a Higher Certificate level course will enable you to enrol for a higher level qualification, for example an advanced certificate or diploma course in the same field of study. The duration of a Higher Certificate level qualification is 1 year.

Mediclinic offers to following courses that lead to certificate or diploma level qualifications:

  • Diploma in Emergency Medical Care 
  • Higher Certificate Auxiliary
  • Diploma in Nursing

It is recommended that you use the following process to select a course:

  • Review the course brochure and decide which learning opportunity you want to explore.
  • Select a convenient Learning Centre you wish to study at.
  • Review the registration requirements.
  • Only register if you meet the minimum requirements. 

Registration Dates

Please take note of the dates below as no exceptions will be made for late or incomplete applications. There is only one intake per year for these courses.

*Mediclinic reserves the right to change the date according to positions available.

Diploma in Emergency Medical Care

This programme runs over a period of 2 years and will equip graduates with skills to render lifesaving emergency care to critically ill or injured patients. Graduates will exit with an Advanced Life Support qualification and able to register with the Health Professions Council of South Africa as a Paramedic.

Intake: 1

Registration opens: 1 May

Registration closes: 30 June

Course commences: January

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Diploma in Nursing

This programme runs over a period of 3 years and leads to registration in the category General Nurse (GN R.171 of 8 March 2013). The Registered General Nurse with the qualification Diploma in Nursing will have the necessary knowledge and skills to render nursing care to patients with a wide range of conditions in a variety of healthcare settings and manage a nursing unit.

Intake: 1

Registration opens: 1 May 

Registration closes: 30 June 

Course commences: January

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Higher Certificate in Nursing

This programme runs over a period of 1 year and will lead to registration in the category Auxiliary Nurse (GN R.169 of 8 March 2013). The Registered Auxiliary Nurse with the qualification Higher Certificate in Nursing will have the necessary knowledge and skills to function in a wide variety of healthcare settings, provide basic care to patients and provide a supportive function to general nurses, professional nurses and other healthcare professionals.

Intake: 1

Registration opens: 1 May

Registration closes: 30 June

Course commences: January

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Higher Certificate in Diagnostic and Procedural Coding

This programme runs over a period of 1 year and will equip graduates with the necessary the foundational skills, knowledge, attributes and applied competencies to enable them to render a service as a Clinical Coder in the Healthcare industry.

Intake: 1

Registration opens: 1 May

Registration closes: 30 June

Course commences: January

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Higher Certificate in Emergency Medical Care

This programme runs over a period of 1 year and will equip 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 are able to register with the HPCSA as an Emergency Care Assistant.

Intake: 1

Registration Opens: 1 May

Registration Closes: 31 June

Course Commences: January

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