Course duration: 6 Months

Start date: February 2023

Credits: 68

Home Based Care Assistants provide basic physical and emotional support to patients. They work under the direct supervision of a professional supervisor. This qualification allows the learner to work as an assistant home-based carer and focuses predominantly on practical aspects of care.

A qualified learner will be able to:

  • Assess, plan and provide holistic (physical, spiritual, emotional, and social) care and support for patients and household members

  • Capacitate patient and household/family members as participants in the patient care team


  • Old Age Homes
  • Child Care Centres
  • Community Environments

R 22 800 including books, equipment, and uniform

R 800 payable on application (non refundable application fee)

R 10 000 payable on registration (non refundable two weeks after course commencement)

R 4 000 (semester one) equipment, books, uniform R 2 000 per month x 4 months (R 8 000)

NQF Level 2 or Grade 9 Certificate (minimum)

Please note: if you want to progress to a 1 Year Certificate in Auxiliary Nursing you will need:

  • a Senior Certificate with no lower grade subjects (before 2008),
  • or a National Senior Certificate endorsed with entry into Higher Certificate Studies (after 2008)

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Private Higher Education Institution: 2008/HE07/002 SANC Number: S1479

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