How to Become a Paramedic

How to Become a Paramedic

Thank you for considering a career in pre-hospital emergency care. South Africa has a great need for skilled, qualified emergency care providers. The profession has grown enormously over the last 25 years. It can no longer be considered a job, but rather a professional calling. A commitment to patient care, professional integrity and lifelong learning is vital to success in this career.

Employment in Emergency Medical Services

There are two major employers in the emergency services industry, namely the government and private emergency services. Minimum requirements are typically HPCSA registration as a BAA / BLS (Basic Ambulance Assistant), a valid driver’s license and a Professional Driving Permit (PrDP) in Goods and Passengers.

There is currently an oversupply of BLS providers in the country. BLS practitioners may need perseverance and commitment to secure full-time employment in the industry.
NB: Please note that ER24 does not offer any commercial training to members of the public or corporate institutions.

Should you already meet the minimum requirements mentioned above, please register on our careers portal:

University education

Certain universities offer a four-year Bachelor’s degree in Emergency Care (BEMS). Graduates of this programme are qualified as Emergency Care Practitioners and able to provide the highest level of pre-hospital emergency care available.

Contact the university of your choice for further information on costs as well as entrance requirements.

A two-year Diploma in Emergency Medical Care is available. This qualification is also offered by accredited institutions and graduates will register with the Health Professions Council of South Africa as a Paramedic. Mediclinic offers the Diploma in Emergency Medical Care in Cape Town. Fore more information on the programme, please visit the Mediclinic website.

Learnership PWD Umhlanga
Durban, South Africa


Full Time

Learnership PWD Umhlanga

Co in Umhlanga


Business Administration (1x year learnership)

Learnership for PWD (People with Disability) – physical disability


Admin, office based position

Equity requirement: Indian / Colored Male


Must have a physical disability

Equity requirement for Indian / Colored Male


We offer

R4000 pm

Vehicle Sales Intern

Reference: JHB002737-DT-1

3-6 Months Vehicle Sales Internship – Margate – KwaZulu-Natal

Duties & Responsibilities
Minimum Requirements:

Drivers License
BCom/BA Degree
The ideal profile:

Honesty and Integrity
Interpersonal and Networking skills
Communication skills
Persuasion / Influencing skills
Ambitious and achievement oriented
Strong drive for financial success

A basic salary of R3 500 Plus commission will be payable during the training period (of between 3 – 6 months).
Thereafter successful trainees will have the opportunity to be appointed permanently as a vehicle sales executive with strong earning potential selling premium brand motor vehicles


Visit our website for more opportunities:

Package & Remuneration
R 3500 – 3500 + Comm – Monthly