Frequently Asked Questions
Below are answers to questions that we are frequently asked. If you have any other questions please feel free to contact us.
What are the office hours?
Our office hours are Monday – Friday, 08:00 – 16:00. Course times may differ to this.
How do I study to become a Paramedic?
A paramedic is considered as an Advanced Life Support practitioner. In South Africa there are currently two pathways to become a paramedic – either by completing vocational courses at specific levels or by studying a 4 year degree at selected universities of technology. Ambutek offers the vocational courses at the basic and intermediate levels.
What opportunities are there once I have completed the courses?
Once the courses have been successfully completed the student will be able to register with the Health Professions Council of South Africa – this is a requirement in order to practice as an Emergency Care Professional. Opportunities exist in emergency medical services, training, public health and many other fields.
What are the entrance requirements for this course?
- South African Identity Document
What is the duration of the course?
The course is 5 weeks in total; consisting of 4 weeks of learning and 1 week of assessment.
What are the entrance requirements of this course?
- Basic Ambulance Assistant (BAA) certification by an HPCSA accredited training institution
- Registration with the HPCSA – PBECP as a Basic Ambulance Assistant for a minimum of 6 Months
- A minimum of 1000 hours of rostered duty work and/or 6 months full time employment with an accredited ambulance service
What is the duration of this course?
The course is 3 months in total, consisting of: 5 week theoretical phase, 1 week mid-term assessment, 5 week practical phase and 1 week final assessment.
Which continuing education courses does Ambutek offer?
Ambutek currently facilitates the ITLS courses. More exciting courses will be added soon.