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Cardiac Technician

Cardiac Technicians help doctors in the diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of heart disorders. 

In this profession, you’ll perform tests on patients to record heart activity using specialised equipment, recording devices and laboratory instruments. 

How to be a Cardiac Technician in South Africa

Get the Required Qualifications

The qualifications required to be a cardiac technician in South Africa may vary depending on the specific career path you wish to take, but you will typically need the following:

  • Certificate: National Senior Certificate / NC(V) certificate
  • Diploma: National Diploma in Clinical Technology (admittance upon Specific requirements of the educational institution)
  • Bachelor’s Degree: Bachelor of Technology in Clinical Technology
  • Internship: 12-month internship 

Demonstrate Competence in the Required Subjects

Different educational institutions may have different admission requirements; however, you will typically be required to demonstrate competency in the following subjects:

Accumulate Years of Relevant Study and Experience

Cardiac technicians in South Africa typically study for more than 3 years.

Find Relevant Employment Opportunities

Upon completing training to become a cardiac technician, you must register with the Health Professionals Council of South Africa (HPCSA)  in order to be able to practise.

Cardiac technicians in South Africa often work at:

  • Hospitals and Clinics
  • Specialist doctor’s practices
  • Private Laboratories

Find More Information from Relevant Regulatory Bodies

To find more information about cardiac technicians, contact the:

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