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Life College of Learning

Life Healthcare views its responsibility to contribute to the national pool of skills seriously, especially in the fields of nursing and health sciences. The Life College of Learning was established by the group in 1998. Life College of Learning is registered as a Private Higher Education Institution with the Department of Higher Education and Training since 2008. The College is also accredited with the South African Nursing College.

Nurses form the cornerstone of Life Healthcare’s operations, and in this respect, our college’s nurse training programmes have proven to be strategically important to the success and solid reputation of our group. Our focus on clinical excellence underpins our commitment to delivering high quality care to our patients. The Life College of Learning has been instrumental in turning our group’s vision – to be a world class provider of quality healthcare for all – into reality.

The college has contributed to the development and empowerment of many South Africans, and is assisting in alleviating the national healthcare skills shortage. Several people from disadvantaged communities have enrolled at the college supported by various learnerships and bursaries provided by HWSETA.

The college managers provide visible leadership in the field of nursing education and are actively involved in the Nursing Education Association (NEA), South African Nursing Council (SANC) and Hospital Association of South Africa (HASA). Excellent relations with these regulating bodies and tertiary institutions positions Life Healthcare well in addressing the challenges of skills shortages.

The Life College of Learning has over 1 000 students studying various educational programmes each year. Our excellent results in the registered examinations reflect the professionalism of our clinical educators, nursing staff and hospital management, as well as the quality of students selected. The group’s investment in the Life College of Learning, and in training and development of employees at all strata of the organisation, ensures that our people are empowered to attain excellence.

Our college has adopted an outcomes-based model of education and training, which promotes quality service delivery, and ensures that Life Healthcare’s values are reflected in the activities of the organisation.

Our college’s vision

To create a skilled workforce for Life Healthcare and the healthcare industry in order to provide cost effective, quality and competent patient care.

Our college’s mission

  • To retain and develop staff for Life Healthcare.
  • To ensure staff have career development opportunities.
  • To provide management at all levels with the necessary skills to conduct their work effectively.
  • To develop a competent workforce.
  • To work according to necessary legislation governing education, training and development in the healthcare industry.

Our learning centres

Our college comprises of seven learning centres and four classrooms throughout the country. The learning centres are situated in Springs, Cape Town, Durban, East London, Port Elizabeth, Pretoria, Roodepoort and the classrooms in Empangeni, Middelburg, Bloemfontein and Mossel Bay.

Our college's programmes

All programmes offered by the Life College of Learning are accredited and include:

1. Nursing

Nursing courses offered:

  • Certificate course leading to enrolment as an auxiliary nurse – R.2176 (phasing out, no new intakes)
  • Certificate course leading to enrolment as enrolled nurse – R.2175 (phasing out, no new intakes)
  • Diploma: Bridging Course for enrolled nurses leading to registration as a General nurse – R.683 (last intake 2017)
  • Post Basic programmes for specialised training in areas such as intensive care, operating theatre, trauma nursing and occupational health.

2. Health Sciences

Health Science courses offered:

  • Diploma in Operating Department Assistance ( 3 years)

Contact us

Head Office

Luke Cheketri
Tel: 011 219 9885
Email: Luke.cheketri@lifehealthcare.co.za

Learning centre list of contacts

Learning Centre Physical address Telephone
Cape Town Learning Centre First Floor, The Park,
Park Lane,
Pinelands,
Cape Town,7405
Tel (021) 506-5340
Fax (021) 506-5351
fay.abrahamse@lifehealthcare.co.za
KZN Learning Centre Life St Joseph's,
82 Mazisi Kunene Rd,
Berea, Durban
Tel (031) 204-1445
Fax (031) 204-1444
mark.raptie@lifehealthcare.co.za
East London Learning Centre St Dominic's Hospital,
45 St. Mark's Rd,
East London
Tel (043) 742-4438
Fax (043) 743-6824
julie.stringer@lifehealthcare.co.za
East Rand Learning Centre 15 Middelsex Street,
Spring Extension,
Springs, 1501
Tel (011) 812-3960
Fax (011) 812-3961
deborah.colam@lifehealthcare.co.za
Port Elizabeth Learning Centre Ground Floor, Oasim North,
Havelock St. Central,
Port Elizabeth, 6001
Tel (041) 501-1851
Fax (041) 501-1872
koelsum.september@lifehealthcare.co.za
Pretoria Learning Centre Room 10, Denneboom Park,
Denneboom Rd, Die Wilgers,
Pretoria, 0041
Tel (012) 807-6140
Fax (012) 807-3645
alicia.godfrey@lifehealthcare.co.za
West Rand Learning Centre 91 Leader Rd, Robertville,
Roodepoort
Tel (011) 474-0400/1-6
Fax (011) 474-0643
phumi.ntsele@lifehealthcare.co.za
Classrooms Contact
Life Pasteur in Bloemfontein Contact West Rand Learning Centre
Life Empangeni in Empangeni Contact KZN Learning Centre
Life Bay View in Mossel Bay Contact Cape Town Learning Centre
Life Midmed in Middelburg Contact Pretoria Learning Centre

Our geographic spread of learning centres and classrooms



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