Education and training

Who we are

Netcare Education, a division of Netcare, is regarded as one of South Africa’s leading private education and training institutions of healthcare professionals, both in nursing and ancillary care and emergency medical services.

Netcare Education comprises two faculties, with campuses in Johannesburg and Pretoria in Gauteng, Durban North in KwaZulu-Natal, Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape and Cape Town in the Western Cape. The Faculty of Nursing and Ancillary Healthcare (FNAH) provides formal education and training in the fields of nursing and ancillary disciplines, and the Faculty of Emergency and Critical Care (FECC) provides formal education and training in the field of emergency and critical care as well as first aid training for members of the public. 

Netcare Education

Faculty of Emergency and Critical Care (FECC)

2 campuses in Gauteng & KwaZulu-Natal

Faculty of Nursing and Ancillary Healthcare (FNAH)

5 campuses in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape & Western Cape

Through organised learning employees and students will be able to improve job performance and individual growth opportunities.

Established 27 years ago, Netcare Education has built up a solid reputation for equipping students with the academic, clinical, practical and personal skills required for a professional career in healthcare.

Over 3 500 students registered with the FNAH on various nursing programmes in 2015 and 475 registered with the FECC on various emergency services programmes. On average, 1 500 students graduate annually in the various programmes. 

Our vision and mission

To view our vision and mission statements, Click here

Faculty of Nursing and Ancillary Healthcare (FNAH)

Who we are

Netcare Education’s Faculty of Nursing and Ancillary Healthcare (FNAH) is dedicated to developing the clinical knowledge and practical skills of nursing students, nursing practitioners and other healthcare professionals.

This is achieved through combining theory with experiential learning in hospitals, thereby providing the best learning opportunity for developing knowledge, skills, attitude and values. Through collaboration, innovation and academic excellence in education, our students will be capable and skilled healthcare providers who are able to offer the best evidence-based practice and care to their patients.

Accreditation and registration credentials

The FNAH has been an accredited private nursing education institution since 1989. It is accredited with the South African Nursing Council (SANC) as a private nursing education institution and Netcare Hospital Management (Pty) Ltd, known as Netcare Education FNAH, has provisional registration with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a private higher education institution. 

Strategic partners
University of the Witwatersrand

Netcare Education and the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg have entered into an association agreement to provide programmes in nursing education in terms of the Nursing Act, No 33 of 2005 (as amended) the Higher Education Act No 101 of 1997 and other relevant health legislation, to students registered with Netcare Education for the programmes in Clinical Nursing Science (Regulation 212) as well as for advanced diplomas. The University of the Witwatersrand provides assistance with establishing and maintaining academic standards and is therefore represented at Netcare Education’s senate and council meetings.

Open Learning Group (OLG)

The Open Learning Group (OLG) provides logistical and administrative support to Netcare Education students. OLG furthermore provides logistics management services to Netcare Education including student and administrative support and marketing.

Alignment with National Qualifications Framework (NQF)

Selected programmes are aligned to the National Qualifications Framework. As such, they reflect the respective NQF level, number of credits, outcomes and assessment criteria. This ensures that the credits earned by successful candidates could count towards national SAQA-registered qualifications and might be considered for recognition of prior learning, thereby opening up opportunities for further learning.

Language of instruction

All programmes are presented in English, and students are required to have English language competence at NQF level 4.


Click here for the latest fees for the various programmes, or contact your nearest campus for information.

Beware of scam training advertisements

Beware of scam advertisements on certain websites, Facebook pages and emails advertising paid-for nursing learnership opportunities with Netcare. If you are in doubt and want to verify whether a training opportunity is legitimate, contact the Netcare Human Resources Shared Services Centre on 086 022 5547.

Basic nursing programmes

Cancellation of the examinations for the Bridging Course for Enrolled Nurses leading to registration as a General Nurse/Psychiatric Nurse: Government Notice No. R.683 of 14 April 1989 (as amended)
SANC Circular 2/2017 to Principals of the Nursing Education Institutions, Issued 12 June 2017

It has come to the attention of the South African Nursing Council (SANC) that some learners had access to the examination question papers prior to the date on which they were due to write certain examinations. In these circumstances, the Council had no option but to take the decision to cancel the examinations and to reconvene the examinations at a later date in June.

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To all prospective students who successfully completed the Netcare Education Designate Programme (NEDP - an Academic Development Programme)
Communication update 7, issued 23 January 2017

As previously communicated Netcare Education would like to reiterate that nursing education in South Africa is in transition. The previous nursing qualifications are being phased out by the South African Nursing Council (SANC) and will be replaced by entirely new nursing qualifications.

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Important notice to prospective applicants on the opening of applications for nursing studies at Netcare Education Faculty of Nursing and Ancillary Healthcare (FNAH)
Update 5, issued 20 August 2016

As per previous communication notifications 1-4 to prospective applicants, the basic nursing programmes, otherwise known as legacy programmes, which were previously offered by private nursing education institutions ("PNEI"), are currently in the process of being phased out.

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Intake for post-basic programmes
  • 1-year diploma programmes: January
  • 6-month in-service programmes: January and June
  • Intakes will be subject to campus capacity and the number of students registered for the programme. Note that not all post-basic programmes are offered at every campus. Contact the campus nearest to you for current intake details.

Post-basic specialist programmes

Registered nurses (RNs) and enrolled nurses (ENs) can further their careers by specialising in post-basic fields of healthcare by means of in-service certificate programmes or post-basic diploma programmes.

In-service certificate programmes provides the minimum skills for safe practise in a specialised unit. Post-basic diploma programmes are aimed at developing advanced intellectual and clinical competence in selected fields of interest, qualifying those who successfully complete a programme to work as a leader, consultant, educator or specialist practitioner in providing evidence-based care to patients, together with other team members, within the scope of practice.

Netcare Education’s holistic and integrated approach to education and training combines theory with workplace based experiential learning in hospitals. Integrated training is provided in applied anatomy and physiology, disease entities, applied pharmacology, nursing diagnosis, and treatment of patients, with additional components covering research, administration, teaching and applied nursing dynamics.

Post-basic programme directory and details

Post-basic programmes are offered in the following disciplines:

Child nursing Read More
Neonatal ICU nursing Read More
Maternity nursing Read More
Paediatric cardio-thoracic nursing Read More
Critical care nursing Read More
Trauma and emergency nursing Read More
Operating theatre nursing Read More
Anaesthetic and recovery room nursing Read More
Infection prevention and control nursing Read More
Orthopaedic nursing Read More
HIV clinical management Read More

Contact us

National office – FNAH

76 Maude Street (Cnr West Street), Sandton 2196
Faculty manager: Toy Vermaak

Enquiries and applications

For enquiries about our nursing programmes or information on applications, please contact either the Open Learning Group or the nearest Netcare Education Faculty of Nursing and Ancillary Healthcare (FNAH) campus.

Open Learning Group

Tel: 086 005 3276 (LEARN)
Fax: 086 649 6950

FNAH - Gauteng South West campus

2 Bunting Road, Auckland Park
Tel: 011 628 7600
Campus manager: Cindy Menino

FNAH - Gauteng North East campus

Building D, Crystal Park,
249 Basden Road, Lyttleton
Tel: 012 664 4903/2
Campus manager: Rene Schaefer

FNAH - KwaZulu-Natal campus

95 uMhlanga Rocks Drive, Durban North
Tel: 031 581 8200
Campus manager: Mariann Theron

FNAH - Western Cape campus

Sunbel Building, 4th Floor,
2 Old Paarl Road, Bellville
Tel: 021 949 5271
Campus head: Ilse Crafford

FNAH - Eastern Cape campus

Pamela Arcade, 1st Floor,
Cnr Second Avenue and Newton Road,
Newton Park, Port Elizabeth
Tel: 041 363 2138
Campus head: Ronell de Jager


Faculty of Emergency and Critical Care (FECC)

Scam training advertisements

Beware of scam advertisements on certain websites, Facebook pages and emails advertising paid-for paramedic learnership opportunities with Netcare 911. If you are in doubt and want to verify whether a training opportunity is legitimate, contact the Netcare Human Resources Shared Services Centre on 086 022 5547.

Who we are

Netcare Education’s Faculty of Emergency and Critical Care (FECC) continues to lead the way in paramedic and advanced life support education, by combining theoretical teaching and cutting-edge technology with practical training to provide world-class courses and emergency medical professional resources to serve our communities and country.

The FECC is a leading South African provider of private emergency medical services training.

Combining current educational methodology in theoretical teaching and cutting-edge technology with practical training.


Netcare Education (Pty) Ltd), including its Faculty of Emergency and Critical care is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a private higher education Institution under the Higher Education Act of 1997. Registration certificate no. 2014/HE07/010.

The FECC is furthermore accredited with the following professional organisations:

  • Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA)
  • Resuscitation Council of South Africa (RCSA)
  • South African Department of Labour (DoL)
  • International Trauma Life Support (ITLS)
  • American Heart Association (AHA)
For more information on the FECC's accreditation Click here

Our training programmes

Whether you are interested in a career in emergency medical services, a healthcare professional looking to upgrade or extend your skills, or are simply looking for peace of mind knowing that you have the necessary first aid skills to cope in a medical emergency, the FECC has a course to suit your needs.

We offer a variety of short courses, undergraduate and post-graduate programmes to prospective and current emergency medical services practitioners. Emergency medical training programmes are also offered to augment the inherent skills of doctors and nurses and provide them with focused insight into the field of emergency care.

Members of the public can enrol for a number of first aid courses aimed at equipping individuals with the necessary skills to act in all medical emergencies they are likely to encounter in their day-to-day lives and even to save lives. First aid courses are also offered to corporates and businesses, to have their employees trained in first aid.

The FECC offers training at our campuses in Midrand, Gauteng and Durban North, KwaZulu-Natal. The FECC’s footprint, however, extends across Southern Africa, as training can also be provided in any other region of South Africa based on the specific needs of larger student groups.

FECC registration process

Please click here to retrieve a registration form. Complete the registration form and indicate the course and course date for which you would like to enrol. Payment for courses can be made either at Nedbank or via electronic transfer. Our banking details are found on the second page of the registration form.

Once you have completed the registration form and made your payment, kindly submit your form and proof of payment to the FECC via any of the following methods:

Gauteng campus

Fax: 086 638 8072

KZN campus

Fax: 031 581 8247

Personally: Hand in the documentation at the FECC campus nearest to you.

A learning experience simulating the real emergency environment.

Contact us

National office: FECC

76 Maude Street (Cnr West), Sandton, 2196
GPS: -26.104648, 28.056001
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Faculty manager: Liana Harmse

FECC - KwaZulu-Natal campus

Block D, 95 uMhlanga Rocks Drive, Durban North
Tel: 031 581 8209
Fax: 031 581 8247
GPS: -29.774789, 31.035342
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Programme manager: Pravashni Pillay

FECC - Midrand campus

Riverview Office Park, Block F
410 Janadel Avenue, Midrand
Tel: 010 020 1060
Fax: 086 638 8072
GPS: -25.999910, 28.119736
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Campus administrator: Grace Mokwele