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Free State College of Emergency Care

Free State College of Emergency Care

Free State College of Emergency Care
Free State College of Emergency Care

The Emergency Care Technician (ECT) course, offered by the Emergency Care Training Colleges, is a comprehensive program designed for those aspiring to pursue a career in emergency care. Here’s an overview of the course, application process, and contact details for the Free State College of Emergency Care:

Course Overview

  • Qualification: Emergency Care Technician (ECT) Course
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Level: National Qualification Framework Level 5 (NQF 5)
  • Credits: 240 credits and 2400 notional hours, including an elective
  • Outcome: Eligibility for registration with the Health Professional Council of South Africa (HPCSA)
  • Articulation: Allows for further education and career opportunities in higher education institutions
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Free State College of Emergency Care

  • Current Focus: Primarily on Department of Health EMS employed staff

Who Should Apply

  • Minimum Age: 19 years
  • Requirements:
    • Valid driver’s license
    • Grade 12 (Matric) certificate or equivalent qualification
    • Basic Ambulance Assistant Certificate and current HPCSA Registration (for in-service staff)
    • *Note: Deviations may be approved by the College Principal

Application and Assessment Process

  • Application Forms: Available at the reception of the Free State College of Emergency Care
  • Submission: Return completed forms to the college’s physical address or via post with all relevant documents attached
  • Selection Process: Includes an Admission Assessment (Language, Literacy, Comprehension, Numeric components), and a Medical and Physical assessment
  • Preference: Given to candidates with Grade 12 mathematics, biology, and physical science
  • Recruitment Policy: In line with National Department of Health (NDOH) recruitment and selection policies, considering the needs of Free State EMS
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Closing Date for Applications

  • Enquiries: Contact the college for information on closing dates

Contact Details

  • Physical Address:
    • Free State College at Emergency Care, National Hospital, 7 Roth Avenue, P.O. Box 35548, Bloemfontein, 9325
  • Enquiries Phone Numbers:
    • 051-405 2785
    • 051-405 2776
  • Email:

This course is ideal for those looking to embark on a career in emergency care, offering a solid foundation and registration with the HPCSA upon graduation. Interested candidates should ensure they meet the requirements and submit their applications as per the given guidelines.

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