Accredited and Holistic Palliative Care Courses

The courses on this page have been developed by HPCA in collaboration with HPCA Service Providers, and relevant stakeholders including academic institutions.

Introduction to palliative care for professionals

Format: Face-to-face and online

Duration: 40 hours

NQF Level: Postgraduate

Accreditation Body: UCT 30 CEU and accepted as standardised by the Western Cape Department of Health

Target Audience: Medical Officers, Registered Professional Nurses, Clinical Nurse Practitioners and social and allied workers

Closing Date for Registration: No closing date – Minimum 15 up to a maximum of 20 participants per training session.

Face-to-face E-Learning

Certificate Course in palliative nursing

Format: Face-to-face and online

Duration: 9 months

NQF Level: 6

Accreditation Body: UCT

Target Audience: Professional and Enrolled Nurses

Closing Date for Registration: 15 March

Block Release Day Release E-Learning

Introduction to palliative care course for caregivers

Format: Face-to-face

Duration: 5 Days

NQF Level: Short Course

Accreditation Body: None

Target Audience: Enrolled Nursing Assistants, caregivers and homebased carers

Closing Date for Registration: No closing date – Minimum 15 up to a maximum of 20 participants per training session.

Face-to-face

Occupational certificate in home-based care

Format: Face-to-face

Duration:

Full qualification – 5 Knowledge Modules, 6 Practical Modules, 8 Workplace Experience Modules

(1350 notational hours or maximum 1 year)

Part qualification – 1 Knowledge Module, 3 Practical Skills Modules, 4 Workplace Experience Modules

(700 notational hours maximum 6 months)

NQF Level:

Full qualification NQF 3:  Home Based Personal Care Worker SAQA ID 104792

Part qualification NQF 2:  Home Based Personal Care Assistant SAQA ID 104779

Accreditation Body: The students who successfully pass the External Integrated Summative Assessment (EISA) will be issued with a Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) qualification.

Target Audience: Anyone wishing to pursue a career as a caregiver.

Learners enrolling to do the full qualification (NQF3) must have a qualification at NQF 2 or Grade 10 schooling.

Learners enrolling to do the part qualification (NQF2) must have a BET level 3 or Grade 9 schooling.

Closing Date for Registration: No closing date.

Face-to-face