PathCareis a partnership of pathologists in private practice across South Africa that has been assisting doctors and healthcare professionals determine and confirm diagnoses since 1922. We are registered with the HPCSA (Health Professions Council of South Africa) and all our laboratories are SANAS accredited.

The PathCare Academy invites responsible and respectable individuals who possess a well-developed work ethic and who are responsive to customer needs to apply for the Phlebotomy Learnership programme commencing in 2024.



Key Competency Requirements

  • PHLEBOTOMY LEARNERSHIP specific requirements: NSC Grade 12 pass with Life Science/Biology ≥ 50% or HBM ≥ 60% WITH Mathematics ≥ 40% or Math Literacy ≥ 60%.
  • Read, write and speak English fluently
  • Read, write and understand basic Afrikaans
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team and independently
  • Ability to work under pressure and study rigorously
  • Possess a well developed work ethic
  • Willing to collect and/or process blood and body products
  • Ability to provide excellent service and be responsive to customer needs
  • Willingness to work shifts and after hours as required


Selection criteria

The competitive selection process will include:

  • Screening of applications and academic results
  • Selected candidates will be shortlisted and invited to undergo online proficiency tests
  • Highest scoring candidates on the above will be invited to attend panel interviews

It is specifically brought to the attention of interested persons that only those candidates who fully comply with the application instructions, score the highest in the competitive testing and interview processes, and who are deemed most suitable will be selected.



Theoretical training will take place at one of three PathCare Academy campuses and practical training will be offered at PathCare Laboratories and depots across South Africa. Students will be allocated according to seats available.

Individuals who meet the criteria and are interested in applying for a place on this programme should follow the link provided to submit an online application. Applicants are required to be in possession of a South African ID document and a National Senior Certificate. A certified copy of a matric certificate will be required to be uploaded when the application is submitted.

Applicants are to carefully note the specific requirements for the Phlebotomy Learnership programme. Applicants who do not meet the specific requirements i.e. NSC Grade 12 pass with Life Science/Biology ≥ 50% or HBM ≥ 60% WITH Mathematics ≥ 40% or Math Literacy ≥ 60%, should not apply as you cannot be considered for this programme.


Closing date: Friday, 7th July 2023

Please note: by applying for this position, your application will be subject to verification checks of your driver’s licence, ID document, qualifications/proof of registration, credit and criminal checks if required. Candidates must be willing to participate in a rigorous evaluation process.

PathCare is committed to the pursuit of excellence and diversity in achieving our equity targets and the organisation’s approved Employment Equity plan will be considered as part of the talent acquisition process. All qualified candidates including people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.





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