The Health Professions Council of South Africa
The HPCSA works with 12 Professional Boards who share a committment to promoting the health of the population, determining standards of professional education and training, and setting and maintaining excellent standards of ethical and professional practice.
The Council guides and regulates the health professions in the country in aspects pertaining to registration, education and training, professional conduct and ethical behaviour, ensuring continuing professional development, and fostering compliance with healthcare standards. All individuals who practise any of the health care professions incorporated in the scope of the HPCSA are obliged by the Health Professions Act No. 56 of 1974 to register with the Council. Failure to do so constitutes a criminal offence.
There are 6 qualifications that the HPCSA are accredited for. Click on the links to view details on SAQA.
|Qual / Prog ID||Qualification Title / Learning Programme Title||NQF Level||Learning Subfield||Originator||Field||Min Credits||Is this a Learning Prog?||Qualification against which Learning Programme is recorded|
|65069||Advanced Certificate: Diagnostic Radiography||NQF Level 06||Curative Health||Task Team – Radiography and Clinical Technology||Field 009 – Health Sciences and Social Services||240||No|
|64229||Advanced Certificate: Medical Rescue Technology||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6||Curative Health||SGB Emergency Care Practitioners||Field 009 – Health Sciences and Social Services||138||No|
|64910||Advanced Certificate: Ultrasound Diagnostics||NQF Level 06||Curative Health||Task Team – Radiography and Clinical Technology||Field 009 – Health Sciences and Social Services||120||No|
|59345||Further Education and Training Certificate: Phlebotomy Techniques||NQF Level 04||Curative Health||SGB Phlebotomy Technicians||Field 009 – Health Sciences and Social Services||120||No|
|64969||Higher Certificate: Clinical Technology||NQF Level 05||Curative Health||Task Team – Radiography and Clinical Technology||Field 009 – Health Sciences and Social Services||120||No|
|58083||National Certificate: Emergency Care||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||Curative Health||Generic Provider – Field 09||Field 009 – Health Sciences and Social Services||240||Yes||86006|
Founded for Public protection and Professional guidance
The Health Professions Council of South Africa was established in terms of the Health Professions Act No. 56 of 1974. The Council, together with the twelve Professional Boards that operate under its jurisdiction, is committed to:
– Promoting the health of South Africa’s population,
– Determining standards of professional education and training, and
– Setting and maintaining fair standards of professional practice.
An entirely autonomous organisation, HPCSA does not receive grants or subsidies from government or any other source, and is funded entirely by the health care professions it represents.
Each of the professions registered with Council is further represented by one of twelve professional boards, the boards and Council being interactive entities.
Below are their contact details.
Client Care Centre
Fax: (+27) 12 328 5120
For Compliments & Service Delivery issues
Certificate of status
Client Care Centre
Fax: (+27) 12 338 5120
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
Contact: Helena da Silva
Tel: (+27) 12 338 9413
Change of contact details
Change of contact details form
Ethical queries: human rights, ethics & professional practice, undesirable business practice
Contact: Ms. Sadicka Butt
Tel: (+27) 12 338 9476
Complaints against practitioners
Please refer to this link on how to lodge a complaint
Contact: Legal Services
Fax: (+27) 12 328 4895
Fax: +(27) 12 324 1594