What is a Health Promotion officer?

Health promotion officers are responsible for promoting good health practices, often within the contexts of community groups, governmental health policies, educational health programs, or for the public in general.

Background information:

  • NQF Level: 3
  • Credits: 163
  • Duration: 1 year


  • The purpose of this qualification is to prepare a learner to:
  • Carry out basic assessments of communities, households’ groups, and individuals.
  • Provide basic health education and referrals for a wide range of services.
  • Support and assist in navigating the health and social services system.

Recipients of this qualification will be able to:

  • Conduct assessments of the social, physical, and economic dynamics in communities
  • Conduct household assessments and identify those at risk of health-related issues including impairments in health
  • Provide information, education and support for healthy behaviours and appropriate home care
  • Provide psychosocial support
  • Identify and manage minor health problems

Entry Requirements

  • NQF Level 1 or equivalent competences in Mathematical Literacy and Communications

Upon completion learners may articulate vertically to a:

  • Higher Certificate in Social Auxiliary Work at NQF Level 5.
  • Further Education and Training Certificate: Community Health Work NQF Level 4.


R 17 500

Registration fee

R 5500