Aspiring nurses and paramedics have access to some of the best and most accessible healthcare training in the world through Mediclinic’s comprehensive training programmes.

“I always wanted to become a paramedic,” says Thami Dyoyi, an ER24 paramedic who completed a Diploma in Emergency Medical Care at Mediclinic in 2019. The qualification meant Dyoyi was able to achieve his long-held dream.

“Mediclinic’s training was great,” he says. “They gave us a hands-on experience where we interacted with patients, and they prepared us well for life as a paramedic, giving us the skills we need to face the many challenges that come with the job.”

“The training let us know what to expect and how to handle severely wounded or critically ill patients. They ensured we knew what we were doing and were able to work under pressure. Through in-depth training, we learnt how to thoroughly investigate a patient’s condition. By the time we get to the hospital we can now tell the doctors exactly what’s wrong with our patients. Today I’m proud to be a really good paramedic, trained by Mediclinic.”

Mediclinic’s formal training programmes

You too could learn to save lives with Mediclinic’s five formal, full-time training programmes.

1. Higher Certificate in Emergency Medical Care (one year)
“This entry-level qualification enables graduates to register with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) as an Emergency Care Assistant,” explains Ryan Wills, Training Manager for Emergency Medical Care at Mediclinic.

2. Diploma in Emergency Medical Care (two years)
Graduates of this mid-level qualification can register with the HPCSA as a Paramedic. “These Emergency Medical Care programmes offer a blend of theoretical learning and practical application in the clinical environment enabling our students to integrate theory into practice,” says Wills.

3. Diploma in Nursing (three years)
Mediclinic’s Diploma in Nursing leads to registration as a Registered General Nurse. It equips graduates with the knowledge and skills to provide nursing care to patients with a wide range of conditions in a variety of healthcare settings. Graduates also develop the expertise to manage a nursing unit.

4. Higher Certificate in Auxiliary Nursing (one year)
The Higher Certificate in Auxiliary Nursing leads to registration as a Registered Auxiliary Nurse. Graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills required to work as an assistant nurse, providing basic care to patients and supporting general nurses, professional nurses and other healthcare professionals.

5. Higher Certificate in Diagnostic and Procedural Coding (one year)
This qualification is perfect for students with a passion for both medicine and coding who want to acquire the skills and knowledge to become a clinical coder in the healthcare industry. Graduates are trained to systematically assess, critically analyse, and evaluate data in the field of clinical coding.

Why Mediclinic?

“Offering Higher Certificate and Diploma qualifications provides ER24 with a pipeline of qualified healthcare workers to supply our skills needs and address fluctuations in the market,” says Wills. “Our favourable educator-to-student ratio ensures students receive the necessary support and mentorship, both in the classroom and in the clinical environment.”

If you’re interested in any of these programmes, visit Applications are online only and open from 1 May – 30 June each year.

Mediclinic offers five full-time training programmes that lead to formal qualifications in emergency care, nursing, and diagnostic and procedural coding.

Images: New Media, Theana Breugem

Start typing and press Enter to search