A sustainable solution to unemployment and income security in impoverished communities.
The learnership consists of a 7-month structured theoretical learning component with 17 months workplace experience. The training is outcomes-based according to the SAQA unit standards that make up the qualification.
Learners are taught anatomy and physiology, medical ethics, laboratory safety (including HIV infection prevention), and how to safely collect blood and non-blood specimens for medical pathology and blood transfusion purposes.
On successful completion of the two year course and a Board Examination set by the Society of Medical Laboratory Technologists of South Africa (SMLTA) the learner is able to register with the HPCSA as a qualified Phlebotomy Technician and is able to work in pathology laboratories or blood transfusion services.
The entry level criteria required include Mathematics at NQF level 4/Grade 12, First Language at NQF level 4/Grade 12, and Second Language at NQF level 4/Grade 12. Selection includes pre-interview testing and panel interviews.