Gem Auxilary Nursing School Application 2025

GEM Health Care Workers Training is an accredited HWSETA (Health and Welfare SETA) nursing institution founded in 2000 by two retired professional nurses. The institute is accredited to offer the following programmes:

  • Ancillary Health Care – Full qualification (NQF level 01) : 1 year course
  • Skills Programme in Ancillary Health Care – 4 unit standards : 6 month course
  • Community Health Work – NQF level 04 : 1 year course
  • Various development programmes in previously disadvantaged communities – all South African provinces

GEM Health Care Workers Training – History

Founded by registered retired nurses, GEM Health Care Workers Training was established to empower the youth with knowledge and skills which would allow them opportunities for fulfilling employment opportunities. The institute targets learners who have not made requirements of other tertiary institutions as well as youth facing the prevailing HIV/AIDS pandemic that is common in local communities.

Gem Auxiliary Nursing School Training Course

At GEM Health Care Workers Training we offer affordable education for school leavers, as well as unskilled persons who are interested in the nursing profession.

1-year courses

The year-long accredited Health and Welfare SETA course allows learners access to employment opportunities nationally, as well as internationally.

Courses include:

  • Ancillary Health Care – Full Qualification (NQF Level 01)
  • Community Health Work – (NQF Level 04)
  • Child and Youth Care – Full Qualification (NQF Level 04)

6-month courses

The 6 month-long accredited Health and Welfare SETA (HWSETA) course allows learners to be registered on the HWSETA database. Learners will receive a national certificate on successful completion of the course.

Courses include:

  • Home Based Care
  • Skills Development Programme – Part Qualification (NQF Level 01)

Other courses

Frail Care – The course offers the successful learner a national certificate, which will allow the learner employment opportunities in old age homes and private homes.

HIV/AIDS Counselling – The 10-day Health and Welfare SETA (HWSETA) accredited course, allows successful learners the opportunity for employment in private homes, doctors’ rooms and clinics.

Gem Auxiliary Nursing School Practical Facilities

Students are able to gain their practical experience at the following reputable institutions:

  • Selby Park Hospital
  • Frederick Old Age Home
  • Benoni Old Age Home
  • Busy Bee (Vaal Sedibeng District)
  • Echoes of Love (Sedibeng District)
  • Soweto Old Age Home
  • Qalakabusha Home Based Care
  • Pimville Hospice
  • Mofolo Home Based Care
  • Bathusheng Home Based Care
  • Banakekeleni Hospice
  • Ithlokomeleng Old Age Home

Contact Us

At GEM Health Care Workers we believe that nurses are the heart of healthcare. If you are born to care, and interested in a fulfilling career, then become a part of the tradition of caring and contact us to enrol.

Office Hours:
Monday – Thursday
08h00 – 16h00
Friday
08h00 – 13h00Tel: 
011 331 0660011 331 661011 331 662

Fax: 
011 331 0663

Physical Address:
21 Kruis Street
Johannesburg
Gauteng
2000


Overview of Public Universities in South Africa

Here's an overview of some public universities in South Africa, including general admissions requirements and estimated application periods. Keep in mind, specific program requirements and dates can vary significantly, so it's important to check each university's official website for the most current information.

University of Pretoria

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with minimum scores in specific subjects related to the chosen program; for international students, equivalent qualifications.
  • Application Period: Usually opens in March and closes at the end of July for most programs.

University of Cape Town

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with pass levels required for degree study; subject-specific requirements depending on the program.
  • Application Period: Application opens in April and closes at the end of July.

Stellenbosch University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required marks; some programs have additional testing.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and typically closes at the end of June.

University of the Witwatersrand

  • Admissions Requirements: Matriculation certificate with university exemption; required scores vary by faculty.
  • Application Period: Begins in March and ends on the 30th of September.

University of Johannesburg

  • Admissions Requirements: Matric exemption with a minimum APS score; specific subject requirements based on the faculty.
  • Application Period: Opens in April and generally closes by the 30th of September.

University of the Free State

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific marks for the program applied to; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Typically opens in April and closes at the end of August.

University of Venda

  • Admissions Requirements: Completion of the National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for diploma or degree studies; specific APS scores needed.
  • Application Period: Usually from May to September.

University of Fort Hare

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; certain programs may have specific requirements.
  • Application Period: Opens around May and closes at the end of September.

University of the Western Cape

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific performance levels; additional requirements for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Generally from May to September.

North-West University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; program-specific requirements may apply.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and usually closes by the end of August.

Rhodes University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate or equivalent; minimum academic performance in certain subjects.
  • Application Period: Applications open in April and close at the end of September.

Nelson Mandela University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; portfolio or additional tests for some faculties.
  • Application Period: Opens in April, with a deadline at the end of August for most programs.

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Opens in May and typically closes by the end of September.

University of Limpopo

  • Admissions Requirements: Senior Certificate with endorsement for diploma or degree courses; specific APS scores for different programs.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

University of Zululand

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for bachelor’s degree studies; specific score requirements for various programs.
  • Application Period: Usually between April and November.

Central University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores for the chosen field of study; additional criteria for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Application period generally starts in May and ends in October.

Vaal University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with a pass that qualifies for admission to bachelor’s degree, diploma, or higher certificate programs.
  • Application Period: Typically from May to September.

Walter Sisulu University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; additional criteria for certain faculties.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

This list provides a starting point for understanding the admissions landscape across South Africa's diverse higher education institutions. Given the variability in programs and requirements, it's crucial to consult each university's website for the most accurate and up-to-date information.