Netcare Education Application 2025

Netcare Education Application 2025

Intake for post-basic programmes
  • 1-year diploma programmes: January
  • 6-month in-service programmes: January and June

Intakes will be subject to campus capacity and the number of students registered for the programme. Note that not all post-basic programmes are offered at every campus. Contact the campus nearest to you for current intake details.

Post-basic specialist programmes

Registered nurses (RNs) and enrolled nurses (ENs) can further their careers by specialising in post-basic fields of healthcare by means of in-service certificate programmes or post-basic diploma programmes.

In-service certificate programmes provides the minimum skills for safe practise in a specialised unit. Post-basic diploma programmes are aimed at developing advanced intellectual and clinical competence in selected fields of interest, qualifying those who successfully complete a programme to work as a leader, consultant, educator or specialist practitioner in providing evidence-based care to patients, together with other team members, within the scope of practice.

Netcare Education’s holistic and integrated approach to education and training combines theory with workplace based experiential learning in hospitals. Integrated training is provided in applied anatomy and physiology, disease entities, applied pharmacology, nursing diagnosis, and treatment of patients, with additional components covering research, administration, teaching and applied nursing dynamics.

Post-basic programme directory and details

Post-basic programmes are offered in the following disciplines:

Child nursing
Neonatal ICU nursing
Maternity nursing
Paediatric cardio-thoracic nursing
Critical care nursing
Trauma and emergency nursing
Operating theatre nursing
Anaesthetic and recovery room nursing
Infection prevention and control nursing
Orthopaedic nursing
HIV clinical management

Contact us

National office – FNAH

76 Maude Street (Cnr West Street), Sandton 2196
Email: toy.vermaak@netcare.co.za
Faculty manager: Toy Vermaak

Enquiries and applications

For enquiries about our nursing programmes or information on applications, please contact either the Open Learning Group or the nearest Netcare Education Faculty of Nursing and Ancillary Healthcare (FNAH) campus.

Open Learning Group

Tel: 086 005 3276 (LEARN)
Fax: 086 649 6950
Email: netcareinfo@olg.co.za
Website: www.olg.co.za
Facebook: www.facebook.com/olgfb
Twitter: www.twitter.com/OpenLGroup

FNAH – Gauteng South West campus

2 Bunting Road, Auckland Park
Tel: 011 628 7600
Campus manager: Cindy Menino
Email: Cindy.Menino@netcare.co.za

FNAH – Gauteng North East campus

Building D, Crystal Park,
249 Basden Road, Lyttleton
Tel: 012 664 4903/2
Campus manager: Rene Schaefer
Email: Rene.Schaefer@netcare.co.za

FNAH – KwaZulu-Natal campus

95 uMhlanga Rocks Drive, Durban North
Tel: 031 581 8202
Campus manager: Mariann Theron
Email: Mariann.Theron@netcare.co.za

FNAH – Western Cape campus

Sunbel Building, 4th Floor,
2 Old Paarl Road, Bellville
Tel: 021 949 5271
Campus head: Ilse Crafford
Email: Ilse.Crafford@netcare.co.za

FNAH – Eastern Cape campus

Pamela Arcade, 1st Floor,
Cnr Second Avenue and Newton Road,
Newton Park, Port Elizabeth
Tel: 041 363 2138
Campus head: Ronell de Jager


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.