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Understanding Risk and its associated financial implications for the business is critical for all employees, from junior to senior management. This Higher Certificate in risk assessment and management has been designed to create risk awareness amongst employees at key touch points of the organisation. Learners, namely case managers, admin-coordinators, reception staff and credit controllers in private hospitals, will gain the basic set of core competencies within the assessment and management of risk. This programme is an entry level qualification which will enable learners to assess and manage risks in the healthcare environment

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Who Should Enrol

Managers in healthcare and case managers.

Course Design

Distance education through comprehensive study manuals developed by experts in the field supported by 6 days of interactive contact session over a 12- month period.

Course Content

  • Understanding the international and South African healthcare environment
  • Case management in South Africa
  • Health risk assessment and ethical-legal issues
  • Risk assessment and management and billing
  • The business assessment
  • Introduction to financial management and billing

Study Material

Your course material with assessment guide will be posted/couriered to you after we have received your registration form and deposit. All course material and videos of each module will also be available on the support website.


Students will be assessed by means of both formative and summative assessments. With a minimum of one written assignment and one examination per module.

Admission Requirements

The admission requirement is an NQF Level 4 qualification.


The HCert (Risk Assessment and Management) is a formally registered and accredited qualification, registered on the NQF as a level 6 qualification for 120 Credits.
SAQA ID: 59969

Accredited, according to the HPCSA’s Medical and Dental Board Guidelines for Healthcare Professionals for 30 Ethical CEUs on level 2.


Students will receive an HCert (Risk and Management) if they successfully, complete all the, Individual tests, Assignments and Examinations.