How can HospiceWits help you become a qualified carer?

Aside from providing care that meets the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of patients with life-limiting illnesses and their families residing in the greater Johannesburg region, HospiceWits also offers the opportunity to gain the qualifications that are necessary to start a professional journey as a carer.

HospiceWits, in association with the Centre for Palliative Learning (CPL) and Healthcare Skills Development, presents aspiring carers with accredited courses that equip the students with the range of the skills required to enter this profession.

All courses are presented by Francois De Marcy Pugin, the supervisor at our CPL, a registered nurse general, community and psychiatry, an accoucher, and also the Quality Assurance Coordinator for HospiceWits.

Accredited courses

Accredited courses offer students the opportunity to start the journey of becoming a qualified nurse, whilst also gaining qualifications in home-based care. Students are able to gain their nursing qualification at an institute of Higher Education after graduating from our NQF Level 3 course (L3 Home-Based Personal Carer).

  • L2 Assisted Home-Based Personal Carer

This NQF Level 2 accredited course entails six months of full-time training, practical work and work skills placement. The theoretical component of the course is presented via face-to-face sessions, while the practical component takes place both at HospiceWits’ in-patient facility and with patients who receive home-based care. The minimum entry requirement for this course is grade 9 (with a pass in English) or an ABET learner qualification in NQF Level 1.

Credits earned: 70

Cost: R19 000

  • L3 Home-Based Personal Carer

The L3 Home-Based Personal Carer course further qualifies a person in home-based care, and consists of 12 months of full-time training, practicals and work skills placement. Just like the L2 Assisted Home-Based Personal Carer course, the theoretical component of the L3 Home-Based Personal Carer course is presented via face-to-face sessions, with the practical component taught at HospiceWits’ in-patient facility and with patients who receive home-based care. The minimum entry requirement for this course is matric with passing grades in English and Maths (core or literacy).

Credits earned: 135

Cost: R27 000

Please take note that registration for any of HospiceWits’ accredited courses is always open – please see the first semester course start dates for the accredited NQF Level 2 and Level 3 courses by clicking here and scrolling down to the table.

Also click here to see a detailed breakdown of each accredited and non-accredited course on offer, and send an email to training@hospicewits.co.za for more information or to get registration forms.