Cost Of Studying Paramedic In South Africa

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A paramedic is a person trained to give emergency medical care to people who are injured or ill, typically in a setting outside a hospital.

How Much It Cost To Study Paramedic In South Africa

Becoming a paramedic costs R8500. 00 if you’re a full-time student to R9000.

How To Become A Paramedic In South Africa

Paramedic In South Africa

Paramedic training colleges in South Africa are accredited by the Health Professions Council of South Africa HPCSA.

There are currently numerous options on how to become a paramedic.

In order to work on an ambulance, you have to have at least BAA (Basic Ambulance Assistant) qualification and be registered with the HPCSA. Over and above the BAA you can later enroll for AEA and CAA/Btech EMC.

There are two ways to become an Advanced Life Support Paramedic, via short courses or the full four-year BTech Degree.

You can enroll for BAA at an accredited academy in your area. Once you passed this four-week course you have to be active for approximately 1000 hours or six months. From here you can enroll for AEA, which is the next level. This course is approximately four months. Again you have to practice for 1000 hours or six months before you can enroll for the ALS course. The ALS course is one of your most Advanced courses. The course lasts for approximately nine months full time.

You can also take a once-off route to become ALS. The University of Cape Town offers BTech Emergency Medical Care. This is four years full-time. You can enroll straight after school.

You can also have a look at and download the protocols of the different levels in order to view their capabilities. Please remember there are other Emergency Courses you can do as well. A fairly new qualification, ECT is also available. Unfortunately, the ECT course is not presented by all the academies. The ECT course is two years and you have the option to bridge into the Btech degree once you have passed the ECT course.

How long it take to become a paramedic in South Africa

Diploma Emergency Medical Care. This will be a two year course, or only one year if the ECO has been completed. Bachelor of health sciences- this is a four year course provided at universities. It is level NQF8 and equips the paramedic with all the necessary skills to practice as advanced life support.

To become a paramedic with Basic Life Support you need Matric, Code 10 Drivers License and PrDp. To be qualified as a Basic Ambulance Attendant (a one-month course) and be registered with the Health Professional Council of South Africa. The requirements for learners with a National Senior Certificate are as follows: Mathematics 40% OR Mathematical Literacy 70% English 50% Life Sciences 40%

How much paramedics earn per month in rands

The average paramedic salary in South Africa is R 354 000 per year or R 182 per hour. Entry-level positions start at R 252 000 per year, while most experienced workers make up to R 2 030 112 per year.

Where to study paramedics

Ambutek: Basic Ambulance Assistant Course, Ambulance Emergency Assistant.

Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT): National Certificate: Emergency Care, National Diploma EMC, BTech: EMC, ECT.

Provincial Government of the Western Cape College of Emergency Care: Ambulance Emergency Assistant, CCA, ECT.

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