TRAINING | FOR THE BETTER

HospiceWits provides care to meet the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of patients facing life-limiting illness, and to their families. This is done with the aim of achieving the best quality of life for the patient.

Our desire is to be involved with the patient from the moment of diagnosis, offering love, comfort and emotional support and care to them and their family.

Through our training and education, we offer courses for professionals and the general public, such as the Grief, Loss and Bereavement Course, or a one-week Introduction to Palliative Care, as well as various other courses.

For registration forms and more information, please email us at training@hospicewits.co.za.

 

QCTO Accredited NQF L2 Assisted Home Based Personal Carer Qualification (70 credits) SAQA ID 104779

6 Months Full-Time Training; Practicals and Work Skills Placement Training.

Entry requirements for this level:

Grade 9 or ABET learner qualification in NQF L1

Cost: R19 000,00

QCTO Accredited NQF L3 Home Based Personal Carer Qualification (135 credits) SAQA ID 104792

12 Months Full-Time Training; Practicals and Work Skills Placement Training.

Entry requirements for this level:

Matric with English and Maths (Core or Lit.)

Cost: R27 000,00

Applications for our accredited courses close on 17 December 2021

Short Courses (non-accredited)

The following courses are offered as non-credit (non-accredited) courses (also known as short courses or workshops), for adult based learning; self-enhancement and learning development. They are for persons who wish to broaden their knowledge, develop their skills and broaden their personal and professional learning experiences within a specific field of healthcare. The offered courses are equally important and much needed in enabling the learners to provide additional professional, supportive and therapeutic skills to persons within their communities, as well as alleviate burden on the existing overwhelmed South African Health Care Systems.

 

Workshops on offer are done through face to face training.

Introduction to Palliative Care Workshop

Cost: R2000.00

Course Duration: 4.5 Days

This course will orientate the learner to the skills required to provide palliative care in the following aspects:

Orientation to Palliative Care

Pain Management

Palliative Care Symptom Management

Ethics in Palliative Care

Professional Communication Skills / Breaking Bad News

Orientation to Grief / Loss and Bereavement

Ancillary Health Care Workshop (AHC)

Cost: R2900,00

Course Duration: 10 Days over a 3 Month period

This course will enable the learner to be competent in the following aspects of home care:

General hygiene in the home.

Bed bathing, bed making and making sure the patient is comfortable at all times.

Mouth care and proper cleaning procedures.

Prevention of bedsores by regular massage of body parts and changing positions.

Temperature, pulse, respiration, and blood pressure.

Basic Nutrition and education to family members about what to feed the patient.

Care of the dying, preparation of the family and patients, unfinished matters.

HIV/AIDS and TB.

Foundational Anatomy and Physiology.

Professional communication as opposed to social communication.

Patient rights and dignity.

Assessments, Assignments and Tests will be written, and a certificate will be issued on completion.

Anticipated Grief, Loss and Bereavement Workshop (GLB)

Cost: R2 000,00

Course Duration: 2 Day Workshop Face to Face.

To Increase knowledge and understanding of grief, loss and bereavement.

To develop insight into grief through the ages.

To learn new and creative ways of supporting the bereaved.

To develop new insights and skills for grief and bereavement support.

Enhanced self-awareness.

Community Home Based Palliative Care Introduction Workshop (PHBC)

Cost: R2 900,00.

Duration: 10 Days over a 3 Month period

This course is designed to enhance skills:

General hygiene in the home.

Bed bathing, bed making and making sure the patient is comfortable at all times.

Mouth care and proper cleaning procedures.

Prevention of bedsores by regular massage of body parts and changing positions.

Temperature, pulse, respiration, and blood pressure (BP).

Basic Nutrition and education to family members about what to feed the patient.

Care of the dying, preparation of the family and patients, unfinished matters.

Professional communication as opposed to social communication.

Patient rights and dignity.

Palliative Care to persons with life threatening illnesses; includes symptom management, pain control, medication management and much more.

Assessments and tests will be written, and a certificate will be issued on completion.

Dementia Workshop (DEM)

Cost: R2 000,00

Duration: Two Day Workshop

This course will equip care givers in providing appropriate supportive care to persons with Dementia related conditions and relates to both theory and practical course content.

 

Practical Nursing Care Workshop (PNC)

Cost: R2 500,00

Duration: 10 Day Workshop

This course will equip you to provide basic nursing procedures such as, but not limited to:

Bed bathing, bed making and making sure the patient is comfortable at all times.

Mouth care and proper cleaning procedures.

Prevention of bedsores by regular massage of body parts and changing positions.

Temperature, pulse, respiration and blood pressure.

Basic Nutrition and education to family members about what to feed the patient.

We endeavour to provide the highest palliative and health care skills development training to all our learners. We strongly encourage you to further your training and enhance your skills development through our reputable training centre.

We are an accredited organisation with the Hospice Palliative Care Association South Africa (HPCA), the Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa (Cohsasa), as well as the Quality Council for Trades and Occupation (QCTO).

 

If you are interested in the any of the above courses, please kindly complete the attached registration document and return to francois@hospicewits.co.za with a copy of your identification / passport document. Please do not make any course payments or deposits until after your application and communication from the training coordinator.

The following payment options are available, except for workshops less than three months:

  • 50% Deposit upon registration
  • 25% Payment mid-course
  • 25% Payment end of course

 

  • Course dates and time schedules may be subject to change due to unplanned circumstances within short notice to learners.
  • Closing date for January 2022 intake is on the 17th of December 2021.

 

Please kindly note that no refunds will be given if a learner cancels the course or does not complete the course on the due date; course extension fees will apply. No certificates will be issued until all fees are paid in full.

Course contents and materials will only be accessible to learners once the deposit has been received by our financial department and learners had been receipted for the deposit made or fees payed in full.