The duration of the course is 8 weeks with daily classes from 08h00 to 15h45.

Section 1: Home Management

During the first week attention is given to positive self image, hygiene, good manners, personal finances, Contracts and Loans, Marriage, AIDS, Alcohol and Drug abuse etc. During the second week, attention is given to general house-management (washing and ironing, cleaning, food preparation, garnishing of food, Vegetable- and Herb gardens, Flower arrangement, Wine etiquette etc).

The rest of the training period is committed to specific skills and then students are placed at specific instances for practical experience.

Frail Care

During the three week theoretical training as frail carer, students will learn the following specific skills:

  • planning/constructing a room for the sick
  • enemas and rectal suppositories
  • making beds
  • catheter care
  • using bedpans, urinals, commode and sputum mugs
  • serving of meals
  • bathing patients in the bathroom
  • AIDS
  • bathing patients in bed (bed bath)
  • abuse
  • putting patients in chairs
  • healthy lifestyle
  • caring for the back and pressure points/bed sores
  • chronic illnesses
  • bed positions
  • occupational therapy
  • mouth care
  • physiotherapy
  • hair wash in bed
  • exercises for the aged
  • handling a hearing aid
  • daily routine
  • feet and hand care
  • safety in and around the house
  • the use of aids to walk and wheel chairs
  • caring for a dying patient


Section 3: Practical Experience

After the theoretical training, students will be placed at an institution or old-age home for an intensive three week practical training. 18112011017.jpg

The last week will be spent by writing examination and the assessment of practical work.


Wamakers Training Centre is a registered South African non-profit company:

Our registration number is 2004/033955/08 as an Association incorporated in terms of Section 21 (not having a share capital) in the Companies Act (Act 61 of 1973)                                                           


Account Type / Rekening Tipe : ABSA Cheque account / Tjekrekening
Account Name / Rekeningnaam : Wamakersvallei Opleidingsentrum
Account Number / Rekeningnommer : 405 899 8558
Branch code / Takkode : 334510(Wellington)


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