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Additional information

body or mind



Medical Field

Boss or Team



Good Communicator

Work With


Math & Science

Maths & Science

Study Length

Prepared to Study for Years


Either Alone or In a Busy Environment

Orthontist & Prosthetist

Orthotists build, fit and repair splints, braces, callipers, artificial limbs and related appliances to restore function or compensate for muscular and skeletal disabilities. 

How to become qualified in this field (learning path)

  1. NSC/NC(V) Depending on the specific requirements of the educational institution
  2. ND in Medical Orthotics and Prosthetics 
  3. BTech in Medical Orthotics and Prosthetics 

Level of Schooling & School Subjects:


Recommended subjects:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Science 
  • Biology or Physiology.

Duration of study

3-4 Years



Further Information

South African orthotics and prosthetics Association

Educational Institutions offering this qualification:

Tswane University of Technology National Diploma:

BHS (Meicalortho):

Durban University of Technology:

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