The Basic Ambulance Assistant (BAA)/ Basic Life Support Practitioner is the entry level qualification to the pre-hospital emergency care profession, and enables the candidate to register with the Health professions Council Of South Africa (HPCSA) as a Basic Ambulance Assistant, in the category ‘Supervised Practice’.

Admission Requirements

  • South African Identity Document
  • National Senior Certificate

Course Duration

The BAA course is run over 4 weeks on a full time basis. Teaching takes place during the first three weeks and assessment takes place in the fourth week.

Course Fees

The course fee is R18 500-00. Course fees include textbook, preparation modules, stethoscope, BP cuff and pupil torch. Full payment of balance of fees due on commencement of course.

Please note the course fee is subject to change without notice.

Course Content

The course covers Basic Life Support theory and practice as prescribed by the Health Professions Council of South Africa – Professional Board for Emergency Care Personnel (HPCSA-PBECP)

  • Professional Ambulance Practice
  • Traumatology
  • Emergency Care
  • Ambulance Technology
  • New car technology
  • Disaster Management
  • AHA Basic Life Support
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