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The first stage is completing a Basic Ambulance Assistant (BAA) course. This programme runs over 5 weeks and incorporates basic assessment techniques as well as basic life saving skills and maneuvers. After successfully completing the course, you may register with the HPCSA and gain employment as a BAA.__________ ------------- _________ ------------- __________ -------------- ____ The next stage is the Ambulance Emergency Assistant course (AEA). This course is an intermediate level qualification and will qualify you to work independently with a higher level of Emergency Care knowledge. This course is presented over 3 months on a full time basis. Applicants to this course must have documented proof of at least 1000 hours practical experience as a registered BAA. After successful completing this course, you may register with the HPCSA and practice as an AEA.__________ ------------- _________ ------------- __________ -------------- ____ The final stage is to complete the Critical Care Assistant (CCA) programme. This is a one year full time programme and you qualify as an Advanced Life Support (ALS) Paramedic. The suitable AEA needs to show proof of at least 1000 hours worked as an AEA and successfully complete the CCA entrance examination. After successfully completing this programme, you may register as a CCA with the HPCSA and gain employment as an ALS Paramedic level.__________ ------------- _________ ------------- __________ -------------- ____ Option 2 Another option is to complete a 4 year Bachelor of Technology Degree at one of South Africas tertiary institutions that offer this degree.__________ ------------- _________ ------------- __________ -------------- ____ Upon successful completion of this Degree you will be qualified as an Advanced Life Support (ALS) Paramedic. Registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA), you will be able to practice and gain employment as an ALS Paramedic.__________ ------------- _________ ------------- __________ -------------- ____ Option 3 The Emergency Care Technician (ECT) programme was introduced by Government in 2007 and will lay the foundation for the future of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) training in South Africa. The ECT programme is done over two years, full time. Students will graduate with a National Certificate in Emergency Medical Care (EMC) at NQF level 5.__________ ------------- _________ ------------- __________ -------------- ____ The successful candidates will operate at an Advanced Life Support (ALS) level with a few restrictions. This Certificate will also allow for a direct entry into the Bachelors Degree.


Should you be interested in a career as a paramedic you need to be aware of the following requirements: Grade 12 Qualification Above average communication and life skills Able to perform effectively under adverse circumstances Exhibit an inherent passion for caring and helping people A preference for the medical fraternity will be an advantage No limitations in operating a motor vehicle will also be an advantage._________ ---------- ________ ------------- _________ SECC GAUTENG: Midrand Riverview Office Park, 410 Janadel Avenue Tel: (010) 209 8383 Fax: 086 638 8072 Email: __________ ---------- _______ SECC KWAZULU NATAL: Umhlanga Rocks 95 Umhlanga Rocks Drive, Umhlanga Rocks Tel: (031) 581 8209 Fax: (031) 581 8247 Email:

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