Advanced Certificate in Medical Rescue

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Faculty Website:   Faculty of Health Sciences
Department: Department of Emergency Medical Care
Programme Level: Continuous Education Programmes
Programme Name: Advanced Certificate in Medical Rescue
Programme Code: C9AMRQ

Medium of Facilitation: part-time
NQF Level: 6
NQF Credits: 147
SAQA: 115517

Application Start Date: 1 April 2024
Application End Date: 31 October 2024

Campus: Doornfontein

Contacts: UJ Call Centre 011 559-4555

Duration of Study: 2 Years

Programme Fees


This programme is designed to equip graduates with the required knowledge, skills and attributes to function as Medical Rescue Technicians. Medical Rescue Technicians will function within the emergency care profession of the South African healthcare system. These professionals will have the technical and cognitive ability necessary to operate at urban, rural and aquatic rescue incidents. Medical Rescue Technicians will promote a multi-disciplinary approach to effective, efficient rescue techniques with the patients’ needs being central to the rescue operation.

Admission Requirements

This is a qualification for individuals who are already registered as health care professionals. Applicants will be required to provide proof that they are registered with the Health Professions Council (HPCSA) of South Africa or similar registering authority in the case of international applicants. In addition, applicants would need to also hold an applicable recognised NQF level 5 or other higher education qualification in emergency medical care that facilitates their articulation and access into the Advanced Certificate in Medical Rescue. Applicants may enter the programme using the UJ’s RPL criteria.

Selection Process

To register for the qualification, the candidate must meet or exceed all the requirements indicated below: The applicant with a 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 a minimum of an E symbol on Higher Grade or a D symbol on Standard Grade pass for the following subjects: English, Mathematics, Biology/Physiology or Physical Science. The applicant with a National Senior Certificate with a Diploma endorsement must have the following subjects and rating codes, Minimum APS: 21 English, 4(50%+), Mathematics, 4(50%+), Mathematical Literacy is not accepted, Physical Sciences, 4(50%) and Life Sciences, 4(50%)

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