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Study Length

Prepared to Study for Years



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 become qualified in this field (learning path):

  1. NSC / NC(V) certificate
  2. National Diploma in Clinical Technology (admittance upon Specific requirements of the educational institution) followed by a Bachelor of Technology in Clinical Technology and a 12-month internship 

Level of Schooling & School Subjects:

  • NSC / NC(V) certificate
  • School subjects recommended:
  •  Mathematics,
  • Life Sciences
  •  Physical Sciences

Duration of study

3+ Years


Upon graduation, you must register with the Health Professionals Council of South Africa (HPCSA)  in order to be able to practise.

Employment opportunities: 

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

Further Information:

Health Professionals Council of South Africa (HPCSA)

The South African Clinical Technology Association

Educational Institutions offering the required qualifications:

Tshwane University of Technology:

Durban University of Technology:

Vaal Institute of Technology:

Central University of Technology:

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