Ancillary (Community) Health Care Worker


An Ancillary Health Care Worker liaises with patients, clients, visitors to hospitals and staff at health clinics, and works as a team member to arrange, coordinate and provide health care delivery in community health clinics.

After completing this course, the student will be able to carry out the following tasks:

  • Advising and educating individuals, families and the community on health, nutrition, hygiene, lifestyle and other issues to maintain or improve health and well-being.
  • Examining patients and interviewing them and their families to determine their health status and the nature of physical or mental disorders or illnesses or other ailments.
  • Providing basic home based health care and treatment.
  • Doing directly supervised treatment support (DOTS) and screening of Health related cards for compliance or default.
  • Weighing infants and babies and recording results on health cards.
  • Providing prevention of mother to child treatment (PMTCT) support at household level.
  • Providing counselling, support, passionate caring, stress relief etc.
  • Referring patients to, and exchanging information with, other health care providers to ensure comprehensive and continuing care.
  • Advocating and marketing for the Department of Health at community level.
  • Identifying areas of potential danger or hazard and reporting this to the relevant departments.


Course Fee : R19,500

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Course Tutors

Paul Groves

Doctor Mualusi


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