Medi-Clinic Learning Centre

By | December 3, 2021

Medi-Clinic Learning Centre


Mediclinic Private Higher Education Institution

Certificate Enrolled Nurse

This qualification was discontinued by the South African Nursing Council until further notice. Please visit the Mediclinic website from time to time, for the accreditation of the new nursing qualifications. Visit our website for current programs and details of the registration process.

We will be respected for providing world-class training; leading to the development of safe practitioners delivering excellent patient care.

Our mission is:

  • To deliver measurable quality training outcomes, governed by sound educational principles, evidence based practice and adherence to legislation
  • To contribute to the development of skills relevant to healthcare services delivery nationally

Quality Assurance 
Mediclinic (Pty) Ltd is a registered company operating in the private health industry. Company registration number 1969/009218/07.

Mediclinic (Pty) Ltd is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training until 31 December 2022 as a private higher education institution under the Higher Education Act, 1997. Registration certificate no. 2008 HEO7/006.

The programme Diploma in Operating Department Assistance is accredited by the Council on Higher Education. On completion of the programme, the learner will not be eligible to register at any of the existing professional councils.

The Diploma in Emergency Medical care is accredited by the Council on Higher Education, Health Professions Council of South Africa and registered by the Department of Higher Education and Training.

Enrollment for training at Mediclinic may involve the payment of application fees for qualifying candidates. Kindly note that the Training Department only accepts applications via the Mediclinic careers website. Prospective trainees are advised to always refer to the official Training website to verify application fees and banking details that may be requested as part of enrolment for training.

Registration fee

All qualifying applicants will be required to pay a non-refundable registration fee of R250. Banking details will only be provided to qualifying applicants.

*Please ensure that your proof of payment is attached to your application.

Funding model

Successful applicants will be employed by Mediclinic (Pty) Ltd, which funds the programme as well as prescribed books for the employees. Learners are responsible for the costs of any recommended books.In this section


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.

View/download brochure

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

1st Year
Professional Practice4 869
Mental Health and Wellness14 161
Integrated Sciences4 466
Anatomy and Physiology11 389
Emergency Medical Care 1 Theory5 329
Emergency Medical Care 1 Practical5 286
Emergency Medical Care 1 Clinical Practice2 338
2nd Year
Primary Health Care4 888
Emergency Medical Care 2 Theory7 689
Emergency Medical Care 2 Practical4 613
Emergency Medical Care 2 Clinical Practice2 750
Light Motor Vehicle Rescue6 433
Fire Search and Rescue16 090
High Angle Rescue5 336

Please note:
The fees reflected above are an estimate for 2022, 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.

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


Tshwane Region Mediclinic Learning Centre

Head: F Hutchinson*
 Tel: 012 421 9100

Physical Address
132 Cilliers Street

Nelspruit Mediclinic Learning Centre

Head: E Cloete*
 Tel: 013 759 0721

Physical Address
1 Louise Street
Sonheuwel Extension 

Central Region Mediclinic Learning Centre

Head: D Bredenkamp*
 Tel: 051 411 4101

Physical Address
2nd Floor
Quantum Building 
3rd Avenue
Free State

Cape Region Mediclinic Learning Centre

Head: J Olivier*
 Tel: 021 943 6000

Physical Address
Tijgerpark 1
Willie van Schoor Drive
Western Cape

Northern Cape Mediclinic Learning Centre

Head: H Mostert* 
 Tel: 053 838 1379

Physical Address
The Medical Centre, 
142 du Toitspan Road, 
Northern Cape Province, 

Northern Region Mediclinic Learning Centre

Head: E Powell*
 Tel: 011 709 2366

Physical Address
Cnr Main Road & Peter Place 

Limpopo Mediclinic Learning Centre

Head: M Rapudi*
 Tel: 015 290 3600

Physical Address
56A Compensatie Street 


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

Diploma in Operating Department Assistance

Registration Opens1 May
Registration Closes30 June
Course commencesJanuary

Diploma in Emergency Medical Care

Registration Opens1 May
Registration Closes30 June
Course commencesJanuary