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Wits Health Promotion Officer Learnership Programme 2023-2024

Exciting Opportunity: Health Promotion Officer Learnership

Are you a young individual looking to kickstart your career in healthcare and make a positive impact on your community?

If so, the Wits Health Hubb (WHH) programme has an incredible opportunity for you.

We’re offering a 12-month Health Promotion Officer (HPO) learnership that combines professional work experience, training, and a qualification.

Learnership Description

At WHH, our goal is to provide formerly unemployed youth with a chance to gain valuable work experience, training, and a qualification in the healthcare field.

This learnership is designed to:

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  • Activate health consciousness among young people.
  • Promote personal well-being.
  • Expand community access to healthcare.

Upon completing this 12-month program, you’ll earn an NQF Level 3 Health Promotion Officer (HPO) qualification (SAQA ID No: 94597), setting you on a path to a rewarding career in healthcare.


This learnership will be based in the Jabulani Dlab Precinct at 0229 Isikwama Street, Jabulani, Soweto.

Key Performance Areas

During this learnership, you will:

  • Conduct basic health assessments for households in Soweto.
  • Provide basic health education and referrals for a limited range of services.
  • Support and assist in navigating the health and social services system.
  • Gather research data for national and international studies.
  • Take measurements of vital signs in adults: temperature, pulse, respiration rate, blood pressure, and anthropometry.

Minimum Requirements for Application

To be eligible for this learnership, you should:

  • Be youth aged 18 to 29 years old.
  • Reside in Soweto.
  • Have a Matric certificate.
  • Possess basic computer literacy.

Additional Requirements

In addition to the minimum requirements, please note:

  • You should not be currently employed, in education, or undergoing training.
  • You must commit to the full 12-month programme.
  • You should be mobile enough to execute work within the community.
  • Adequate visual and hearing capacity is required to master the envisaged skills.
  • Previous experience in health, counselling, or community work is advantageous but not a requirement.

Application Process

If you meet the requirements and are excited about this opportunity, please apply using this link below

Ensure you include all the requested documentation as specified in the application.

Be prepared to complete an assessment as part of the application process.

Don’t miss your chance to embark on a journey towards a fulfilling career in healthcare. Apply today!