To start your career in the nursing profession you will be faced with some challenges along the way. Allmed Training Academy is the leading medical recruitment company that places thousands of candidates in highly respected medical institutions nationwide.

There are tens of thousands of applicants that want to join this profession each year.

Through Allmed’s initiative, we will help you become the TOP candidate that has a choice of institution at which you can apply and start your career.

You will need to meet the following minimum statutory requirements in order to study nursing at any Nursing Institution:

  • National Senior Certificate (or equivalent) with exemption
  • Communications Skills at NQF 4 Level (Matric)
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF 4 Level (Matric)
  • Life Science at NQF 4 Level (Matric)
  • Computer Literacy at NQF 3 Level (High School)

You will need to take a competency based assessment

Enquire at Allmed Training Academy on the next available assessment in your area You’ll be assessed on the following skills:  

  • Communications  
  • Numeracy  
  • Computer Skills  
  • Aptitude Component

How to take the nursing assessment

Complete the online application for assessment on Register Here

  • Pay your R350.00 assessment fee
  • Upload the supporting documents, including:
  • Clear, scanned copy of your SA ID (If you’re a foreign student, you will need a clear, scanned copy of your passport, copy of visa, and SAQA qualification equivalent)
  • Grade 12 certificate
  • Proof of payment

Allmed Training Academy will contact you and invite you to attend the first available assessment at a centre closest to you.

Top Scoring Students

If you achieve 80% and higher in all 4 skill sets, and if you have a Grade 12 certificate which can be verified by UMALUSI, you will automatically be placed into our Candidate List for recommendation to nursing institutions of your choice, and your application process begins.

What happens if you don’t meet the minimum requirements?

If you do not meet the minimum entry requirements, or you have not achieved 80% or more in the required competency based assessment, you can apply to register for the foundation-phase programme that will help you get eligibility, including the Grade 12 equivalent you need:

International Grade 12 Equivalent:

  • 4 Qualifying subjects
  • 2 value added subjects
  • Complete in 6-12 month*
  • Accepted by leading medical institutions
Register and receive:

  • A tablet (with data)
  • Online learning content
  • Flexible exam dates
  • Over 30 exam centres

*You need to pass 4 qualifying subjects and 2 value added subjects within 12 months to qualify for your SAQA documentation

This opportunity is unfortunately only available to South African candidates with South African ID documents available for verification.

Once you have completed your GED® Testing Programme, and passed your examinations successfully, Allmed Training Academy will make your details available to Nursing Training Institutions and we will immediately assist you with your application process.

Who should be thinking about taking the GED® Test?

If you are not in possession of a National Senior Certificate, commonly referred to as a Matriculation- or Matric Certificate, then this is an option for you to consider. So whether you have failed matric, or never had the opportunity to write matric, then consider the GED® as a great alternative. It should also be considered by those who already have a matric but want to compete in the international market for working abroad. This will also suit candidates who have not had Maths, Biology and Science.

What is the GED® Test?

The GED® testing programme serves the purpose of making it possible for you to earn the equivalent of a secondary school leaving certificate, or matric equivalent to facilitate your employment or entry to further studies in South Africa and internationally.

The term “GED” is a registered trademark of the American Council on Education (“ACE”), which is part owner of the GED Testing Service, who administers the GED® testing programme globally. A GED® test credential shows that you have the same general level of academic achievement as a typical high school graduate.

The GED® test is accepted as an equivalent to a high school diploma by approximately 98% of colleges and universities in the U.S. and 95% of employers because they recognise the GED® test as a rigorous examination equal to or exceeding high school proficiency. The GED® test is aligned to the career and college readiness content standards in use throughout the U.S., and the test is standardised and normed using a national sample of recent high school graduates. Also, the Office of the State Superintendent of Education in Washington DC has reviewed the test and determined that it meets their requirements to be granted a High School Equivalency Credential from Washington DC.

SAQA (The South African Qualifications Authority) considers the GED® credential as comparable to the NSC (Grade 12).

What do you get when passing the GED® Test?

On successful completion of the GED® test, you will be issued a GED® High School Equivalency Credential issued by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education for Washington, DC in the USA.

You will receive a transcript from the GED® that will list all the subjects you have completed and the scores you have obtained in each. The status of each subject will reflect whether you have passed the subject or not. There are various performance levels indicated on the transcript, but this will be explained under another section in this document.

Is the GED® recognised in SA?

According to Higher Education Enrolment, a programme of Universities SA (formerly HESA), you may apply to study at a South African University with a GED® Credential and must be accompanied by a letter of admission from an appropriately accredited US university*. This will provide local recognition for your Credential.

It is your responsibility to apply for the letter of admission from an appropriately accredited US university and the foreign conditional exemption letter from Universities SA.

Once you have received your unconditional letter of acceptance from the US University, you need to apply for a certificate of foreign conditional exemption from Universities SA.

What subjects will you need to write?

The test is primarily computer-based and is made up of four test subjects. The test includes written responses that assess your thinking and writing skills, known as “constructed response” items. To ensure the GED® continues to measure the content and skills included in the current high school curriculum, the GED® test undergoes regular review and revision.

The subjects include:

  • Reasoning through Language Art
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Social Studies
  • Science

What types of questions are on the test?

The GED® test is made up of the following types of questions:

  • Multiple choice
  • Drag and drop
  • Hotspot (select an area)
  • Fill in the blank
  • Short answer
  • Extended Response

How long does it take to complete an Exam?

When all the subjects are added together, the GED® test will be about seven and a half hours long, but each subject is taken separately. You will be guided on what subject to take first and work out strategies to tackle each one of the four.

The timing for each subject area is as follows:

*The time allotted for sections 1 and 3 may vary slightly, but the total test time will always be 150 minutes.

In alignment with career and college readiness standards, the GED® RLA test focuses on three essential groupings of skills:

  • The ability to read closely
  • The ability to write clearly
  • The ability to edit and understand the use of standard written English in context

The test includes texts from both academic and workplace contexts. These texts reflect a range of complexity levels, regarding ideas, structure, and style. The writing tasks, (called Extended Response (ER) items), require test-takers to analyse given source texts and to use evidence drawn from the texts to support their written analysis.

75% of the texts in the exam are from informational texts (including non-fiction drawn from the science and the social studies, as well as a range of texts from workplace contexts) and 25% are literature texts.

*Candidates are provided with an on-screen calculator, the Texas Instruments TI-30XS Multiview Scientific calculator, for use on most of the items on the 2014 GED® Mathematics Test.

The GED® Mathematical Reasoning Test focuses on two major content areas:

Problem-solving skills are measured in both academic and workforce contexts. In addition to problem-solving, the test includes items that test procedural skill and fluency. The test also assesses five mathematical practice areas and about 30% of the test items measure one of the mathematical practices, as well as a content indicator.

The test assesses critical reasoning skills, balancing conceptual understanding, procedural skill and fluency and the application of the reasoning skills to realistic situations. Each item on the Test is aligned to one social studies practice and one content topic.

The practices are skills that are vital to both textual and quantitative social studies reasoning. The test also measures statistics and data interpretation skills.

The test assesses key science reasoning, balancing conceptual understanding, procedural skill and fluency, and the application of the reasoning skills to realistic situations. Each item on the Science Test is aligned to one science practice and one content topic.

The test includes items that test textual analysis and understanding, data representation and inference skills, as well as problem-solving with science content, in both academic and workforce contexts. The Science Test also measures statistics and data interpretation skills.

Allmed Training Academy will assist you in obtaining equivalent certificate from SAQA and foreign conditional exemption from Matriculation Board and  a the process to How do you apply to a SA university?

You need a letter from Universities SA (formerly HESA) confirming you qualify for a certificate of foreign conditional exemption. In order to be eligible for this letter, you need a letter of unconditional acceptance from an accredited USA University and along with your GED® credential and all four subjects passed at GED® College Ready Level (Minimum score of 165).

What do you need to achieve to pass the GED® test?

To graduate you must earn a minimum score of 145 on each test subject to pass and earn the high school equivalency credential. Scores are calculated out of a total of 200. Your minimum percentage to pass is therefore 72,5% in each subject.

If you fail, you may retake the exam two additional times, at any time. Should you fail a third time, you would have to wait 60 days before the next attempt. There is no minimum grade criterion to qualify for such a rewrite opportunity, but it will attract a test fee each time you write an exam.

What happens if you fail a test?

The GED® Testing Service permits you to test the same subject two additional times without a delay and then requires a 60-day waiting period between further attempts. There is no minimum grade criterion to qualify for such a rewrite opportunity, but it will attract a test fee. The GED® test score report will provide you with detailed feedback to address the skills that you need to work on.

What happens when you have passed all 4 tests?

On successful completion of all tests, you will be issued an electronic version of your GED® High School Equivalency Credential issued by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education in Washington, DC. in the USA.

What makes a GED® test credential “equivalent” to a high school diploma or a secondary leaving certificate?

The GED® test is accepted as an equivalent to a high school diploma by approximately 98% of colleges and universities in the USA and by 95% of employers because they recognise the GED® test as a rigorous examination equal to or exceeding high school proficiency. The GED® test is aligned to the career and college readiness content standards in use throughout the USA, and the test is standardised and normed using a national sample of recent high school graduates. Also, the Office of the State Superintendent of Education in Washington DC has reviewed the test and determined that it meets their requirements to be granted a High School Equivalency Credential from Washington DC.

Is keyboarding speed an issue? How does this influence your test time?

The time given is adequate for students to construct their answer and to key in their response. Field testing has demonstrated that even test-takers with minimal keyboarding skills have sufficient time to complete the Test.

How hard is the test?

The test is aligned with today’s high school standards. The difficulty level needed to pass the GED® test is the same difficulty level as needed to pass high school today.

How is the 2017 GED® test scored and what score is passing?

The 2014 GED® test curriculum is scored by a computer. The passing standard in each content area has been set at a score of 145 on a scale of 100 to 200 scaled score points for each of the four content areas.

How long do you expect we will wait for scores?

Test scores will be returned from within 24 hours of completion of each subject.

How many questions will be on each test?

The new test forms do not specify numbers of test questions—they are based on raw score points instead since all items are no longer worth just one point each. The final raw score point totals are as follows:

  • Reasoning Through Language Arts – 65 raw score points
  • Mathematical Reasoning – 49 raw score points
  • Science – 40 raw score points
  • Social Studies – 30 raw score points

Remember that scores from the 2014 GED® test curriculum are presented in a standardised score scale, to make the scores easier to use and interpret across the content areas. The 2014 scale runs from 100 to 200, with 145 scaled score points as the Passing Standard for high school equivalency; 165 scaled score points as the GED® College Ready score level, reflective of readiness for career and college; and 175 scaled score points as the GED® College Ready + Credit score level.

There is no average score needed for total passing.

What are the entrance requirements?

You need to:

  • Be a minimum of 16 years of age when writing your exam
  • Be in possession of a valid South African Identity Document
  • Have access to a computer or laptop with sound
  • Have internet access

We look forward to having you join our successful team and take your journey to an international Matric equivalent qualification.

Purpose of the Program

The aim of the program is to provide a benefit to both the Frail care Facilities and the Carers who are attending the program.  The program will introduce Carers to the various aspects of Frail care and Elderly care in both an institutionalised facility (Frail care centre), assisted-living and home-based health care in general.

This benefit is described as follows:

Benefits to the Carer

The Carer has already undergone a basic Care worker course through an accredited training provider.  Attending of the Carer upskilling course will afford these carers a more favourable opportunity to be placed on future assignments at Clients of the Company following attendance of the theoretical and practical training. The program will consist out of relevant topics within the Frail Care and Elderly Care environment and this will ensure a more focused approach.

Benefits to the Frail Care Facilities

Quality training is provided to Carers in the Frail care and Elderly Care field, resulting in quality carers in the workplace.  This will increase Clients experience with the added benefit of up-skilled staff within their facilities and homes, with resultant improvement in service delivery.

Specific Outcomes and Aims of the Course

The Carer will demonstrate adequate knowledge related to:

  • basic knowledge of disease and disability of the frail and elderly Client
  • Assistance in the management of the Client’s condition and treatment
  • Assistance with mobility and the prevention of complications
  • Identification when to refer a Client for medical intervention by a Healthcare Provider

What is the Cost?

The 3-day Carer upskilling program will be presented at a cost of R1500.00.  The cost will include the following:

  • 2 Days theoretical training, 1 day practical training and 1 day practical evaluation
  • A Carer manual which includes material of topics addressed during the training and to serve as reference during and after the course attendance
  • Allmed Name badge
  • Coffee & Tea
  • An attendance certificate following successful attendance of all three days training as well as completion of the evaluation phase in the Clinical environment.

Carers who register to attend the up-skilling program will be required to pay the full course fee prior to attending the Course.

What is the Duration?

The Carer Upskilling program consists out of three (3) days, which includes two (2) days classroom training and one (1) day practical training and (1) day practical evaluation.

The training will commence from 08:00 until 16:00 (8 hours) each day.

Practical program

The one day practical program will include demonstration of procedures related to theoretical topics covered during the two days theory training.  This will include:

  • Basic Life Support and First Aid Principles
  • Infection control measures – hand washing, handling of disposable and non-disposable waste products
  • Safe handling of a patient during mobilization activities
  • Record keeping & documentation
  • Medication management & administration

Evaluation

The practical program will be followed by placement of the attendees at suitable host facilities where carers would be able to practice the skills learned during the program.  This placement will be in the Carer’s own time (i.e. unpaid) and based on structured

approach and in agreement with various participating Clients.  A maximum of 4 Carers per host facility will be placed on a single day and only following agreement with the Nursing Manager of the specific facility.  The Carers duties will be performed under the direct and indirect supervision of the Clinical Training Specialist (CTS) and/or Nursing Manager of the Client.  An evaluation instrument will be completed to serve as evidence of the acquired skills.  The duration of the evaluation period will be completed within two days.

What are the entrance requirements?

This course is aimed at the carers who have completed their basic Care worker training at an accredited training provider. They have applied for registration through Allmed Nursing Agency with the further prospect to be placed on assignments at our Clients.

The carers have however not successfully attained the minimum requirements for registration according to the Company’s recruitment and selection process.  This could be due to not attaining 70% pass mark in the AHASA Knowledge Assessment test, or might not have suitable working experience.  This course will also benefit Carers who have completed a Community based carer program with focus areas of HIV & AIDS or Sexually Transmitted Diseases, however this knowledge (and working experience) is not applicable knowledge areas in caring for the Frail and Elderly persons.

The program will further be introduced to currently working Carers to serve as upskilling and staff development, in line with the Company’s staff training and development policy.

Allmed Healthcare Professionals place nursing-and care staff to work at various Clients within the Healthcare industry of both public and private facilities, including private homecare Clients.  It has become evident that there is a growing health care need amongst frail and elderly persons in South Africa and who requires acute and chronic institutional care, such as in geriatric and palliative care facilities.  This care is further extended to frail and elderly persons in the general home environment due to an ever-increasing ageing population, who requires assistance with activities of daily living, however prefer to receive this care and support in the comfort of their own home environment.

Allmed Healthcare Professionals has further identified a need for a Carer program which will specifically address the requirements of staff that are placed at these Clients within the institutional-based and home-based environments.  In the light of the majority of Healthcare workers who apply for registration through Allmed, produce a Community-based Care worker certificate where a large focus is placed in this curriculum on community diseases, including HIV/AIDS and care for persons with Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD’s), it became clear that the need for the development of such a program is a reality. Allmed has therefore requested that Allmed Training Academy develop a customized Institutionally-based and Home-based Care worker program.

Purpose of the Program

The essential purpose of this program is to provide training to candidates that will enable them to function as a Health Care worker in an institutional setting (i.e. Frail care or Old Age Nursing Home) in both private and public health care environments.  The program will embed the necessary skills and knowledge required to take on the responsibilities of a Care worker in caring for frail and elderly persons.  Successful completion of the program will also enable the Care worker to undertake activities of daily living (ADL) in caring for frail and elderly persons in the general home environment.  It develops competencies required to provide a comprehensive home-care service in a manner that has regard for life and property.

Benefits to the Career

The curriculum lay-out and content is designed to equip the attendee with the necessary knowledge, skills and competencies required by a Healhcare worker to care for patients in Frail care institutions as well as caring for frail and elderly patients in their home environment.

Attending of the Institutionally-based and Healthcare worker Program will afford these candidates with a more favourable opportunity to be placed on assignments at Clients of the Company following attendance of the theoretical and practical training.    The program will consist out of relevant topics within the Frail Care and Elderly Care environment and this will ensure a more focused approach.

Benefits to the Frail care facilities

A customized program is offered to candidates who could be selected for placement on assignments in the Institutionalized Care facilities, i.e. Retirement Villages, Frail Care homes and in the Homecare setting.

It further provides insight knowledge of the candidates’ commitment during the program to:

  • achieve and exceed in the requirements of the care program,
  • demonstrate reliability and loyalty through the candidate’s attendance profile (either during the theory or practical program

Quality training is provided to Candidates for future employment in the Frail care and Elderly Care field, resulting in quality Carers being placed at these Clients.  This will increase the Clients experiencing the added benefit of quality staff within their facilities and homes, with resultant improvement in service delivery.

There will further exist greater credibility in the pool of Carers, as evidenced and evaluated skills and knowledge will be known related to competency and skills levels of the Candidates who have successfully completed the program.  Candidates will also be required to complete a Portfolio of Evidence (POE) which will serve as evidence of skills and competencies achieved prior to the Candidate applying for registration as a Healthcare worker through Allmed Healthcare Professionals.

Different branches, including Western Cape, Gauteng (Pretoria & Johannesburg) as well as Kwazulu-Natal.

Specific Outcomes and Aims of the Course

The candidate will demonstrate adequate knowledge related to:

  • Basic Anatomy and Physiology of the Human Body
  • Assessment of the health status and needs of the patient
  • Perform Basic Life Support and First Aid procedures
  • Common and chronic illnesses and conditions
  • Implications for Care in Confusion and Dementia
  • Home-care practices (Palliative and Frail Care)
  • Nutrition and nutritional needs through the stages of life
  • Identify security, safety and environmental risks in the local environment
  • Maintain and implement ethical principles in accordance with Bill of Rights and the Patient Charter in line with the Older Persons Act.

What is the Cost?

The cost of the program is R6999 and is payable as follows:

  • R4000 deposit with application for registration on the program
  • Balance of R2999 payable in 2 instalments of R1500 each over the next two months

The cost further includes the following:

  • Study material in the form of a Care Assistant Manual
  • Workbook for completion during theoretical and practical program and to serve as Portfolio of Evidence (POE)
  • Coffee & Tea on classroom days
  • An attendance certificate following successful attendance and achieving outcomes of Institutionally-based and Healthcare Worker Program

The cost excludes the following:

  • Transport cost to and from the training venue and Clinical facilities where practicals will be undertaken
  • Professional Indemnity cover membership through Indemnus, currently at R340/year (March until February)
  • Uniform

What is the Duration?

The Program will be over a 12 week period, including 4 weeks classroom (theory) training and 8 weeks practical training through placement of candidates in the clinical setting at Clients of Allmed Healthcare Professionals.

What are the entrance requirements?

  • Candidate will be in possession of a Senior Certificate which will ensure that the recognition of prior learning is in place, i.e.:
  • Mathematical literacy at NQF Level 3
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
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  • Security Clearance / Police Clearance Certificate
  • Proof of Hepatitis B vaccination
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The Family & Friends CPR Course teaches the lifesaving skills of adult Hands-Only CPR, adult CPR with breaths, child CPR with breaths, adult and child AED use, infant CPR, and mild and severe airway block for adults, children, and infants. Skills are taught in a dynamic group environment using the AHA’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which provides students with the most hands-on CPR practice time possible.

Family & Friends CPR is for people who want to learn CPR but do not need a CPR course completion card to meet a job requirement. This course is ideal for community groups, new parents, grandparents, babysitters, and others interested in learning how to save a life.

Features

  • Uses AHA’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which improves learning and retention
  • Classroom format works well for learners who prefer group interaction and feedback while learning skills
  • Each student receives high-quality course materials for ongoing reference

Course Content

The Family & Friends CPR program teaches:

  • Adult Hands-Only CPR and AED
  • Adult CPR With Breaths (Optional)
  • Mild and Severe Airway Block: How to Help a Choking Adult (Optional)
  • Child CPR and AED (Optional)
  • Mild and Severe Airway Block: How to Help a Choking Child (Optional)
  • Infant CPR (Optional)
  • Mild and Severe Airway Block: How to Help a Choking Infant (Optional)

Course Format

Family & Friends CPR is a classroom-based course that can be taught by an AHA Instructor or led by a facilitator (a community member, family member, or friend) who wishes to share the lifesaving skills of CPR with others. This course is video-led and includes skills practice throughout the course. Skills are taught by using the AHA’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which allows participants to practice on a CPR training manikin while skills are demonstrated in the course video.

Course topics can be presented together or taught separately as stand-alone modules.

Following are approximate times for each module:

Adult Hands-Only CPR/Adult CPR with Breaths/AED/Choking: about 39 minutes

  • Child CPR/AED/Choking: about 27 minutes
  • Infant CPR/Choking: about 21 minutes