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Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently asked questions are answered below.

If you do not find the answers you are seeking please contact us:

 

Ms. Tabisa Gwele
Phone : 021 938 4307/6256
Email: tbh.emcinfo@westerncape.gov.za

What are the official application dates?

31 July 2024 – 31 October 2024

Where are we situated?

The campus is situated on the premises of Tygerberg Hospital in Bellville, Cape Town, South Africa.

Francie Van Zijl Dr, Tygerberg Hospital, Cape Town, 7505

How can I apply?

Applications are online. Select the programme you would like to apply for , and click on “apply online”

Should you have any issues, please contact us at : 021 938 4307/6256

What are the minimum admission requirements?

Higher Certificate in Emergency Medical Care

  • English – 3
  • Mathematics – 3 or Mathematical literacy – 5
  • Life Sciences – 3 or Physical Sciences – 3
  • One additional subject – 3
  • One additional Language – 3

 

Diploma in Emergency Medical Care

  • English – 3
  • Mathematics – 3 or Mathematical literacy – 6
  • Life Sciences – 3
  • Physical Sciences – 3
  • One additional subject – 3
  • One additional language – 3

Do I qualify for a Bursary/Government funding?

Candidates who reside in the Western Cape are eligible to apply for a bursary through the Department of Health and Wellness.
Kindly visit their site for more information at www.westerncape.gov.za/healthbursary

Alternatively, The College of Emergency Care is approved by NSFAS

Does the College of Emergency Care offer accommodation for students?

Yes we do offer accommodation, however rooms are limited. No student shall be allocated accommodation before paying the deposit for resident’s fee.

How can I track my application status?

Once your application has been submitted, the candidate will receive updates via email.

Is the Western Cape Government College of Emergency Care accredited?

Yes, we are accredited by the Council of Higher Education (CHE)

How much is the tuition fees for the College of Emergency Care?

Higher Certificate in Emergency Medical Care academic year 2025
R37 200
This includes uniform and HPCSA registration
(subject to change)

 

Diploma in Emergency Medical Care academic year 2025
R39 000 per year
This includes uniform and HPCSA registration
(subject to change)

 

Accommodation is R24 200 for a single room and R17 600 for a double room sharing per academic
year. (subject to change)

How much is the application fee?

The application fee is R250 per application

Can I apply for more than one programme?

Yes you can, you will need to do two applications, one for each programme.

Do I need to apply again if I have previously applied and was not accepted?

Yes you do, You will need to do the application process again.

I am struggling with the online application process, where can I view the application guide?

If you are struggling to apply, Please see the how to apply webpage to view our video guide to help you through the process.

Alternatively, if you are still struggling, you can contact us at : 021 938 4307/6256