Learners who complete the Ancillary Health Care course qualification:
- Will possess the competence required to perform community health functions under the supervision of a professional health-worker and will add value to their jobs.
- Will make the person more effective in his/her tasks and more employable and will open up job opportunities in related fields
- They qualified learners will have the fundamental skills required for employment by a range of health, social and other sector employers. They will be in -
- Possession of a recognised qualification that will provide a platform for further education and training in a career pathway towards becoming professional health workers.
- Qualified learners in the Ancillary Health Care course will provide a service that will assist communities to better manage their own health and wellness. They will have the skills to provide support services within a multidisciplinary health care team.
Recipients of this qualification will be able to carry out their roles within the context of:
• Care Giver at Old Age Homes
• Private Doctors’ assistant
• The clients home
• A community care centre
• The broader community
• Chronic Illness Care Giver
Duration of Course
The duration of the course in ONE YEAR FULL TIME
The course consists of theory and practical work.
Medium of tuition is English
Course of Study
• All theory is offered at the Academy
• Nursing History and Ethics
• Basic Nursing Care
• Elementary Nutrition
• First Aid
• Anatomy and Physiology
• Introduction to Comprehensive Health Care
Practical competency will be accomplished at various health care institutions, where the learner must work at least 1,000 hours, according to the requirements of the South African Nursing Council.
The learner also receives basic computer training.
Theoretical examinations are conducted by the South African Nursing Council at the end of each study year. Practical examinations (clinical) are conducted by BasadiPele Skills Development and Training at the end of the year.