Online training

The following courses don’t require any mobile data, if you are based in South Africa. When you click on any of them you will be taken to a datafree site.

You can do these courses on a phone, tablet or computer.

You will automatically be issued with a certificate once you have completed the module and passed the final quiz with a minimum of 70%.

Which course should I do?

Courses are aligned to provincial, national or global policies.

  • If you live in the Western Cape do the PACK Western Cape courses
  • If you live in any other province in South Africa do the APC courses
  • If you live outside of South Africa do the PACK global courses

Course time: 1-2 hours
Target audience: Community health workers, non-clinical health workers including vaccination site and call centre personnel, traditional health practitioners, NGO workers and engaged members of the public who wish to play a role in the vaccination rollout.
About: This course is designed for people who would like to empower themselves with information on the COVID-19 vaccine to help in their decision to get vaccinated so that they can pass on accurate information to their family, friends and community.

Course time: 1 hour
Target audience: Teachers and school staff
About: This course is designed for staff working in the school sector. It orientates to operating procedures and policies related to COVID-19 using practical case scenarios.

Course time: 3 hours
Target audience: Primary Care Health workers in the Western Cape
CPD point allocation: 3
About: This course is designed for front-line staff working in PHC facilities, who are required to manage patients with symptoms suggestive of COVID-19. It is based on Western Cape Department of Health policies. It includes a focus on TB and COVID-19 and ‘Long COVID-19’.

Course time: 2 hours
Target audience: Health workers in the Western Cape
CPD point allocation: 2
About: This course is designed for front-line staff working in PHC facilities. It's based on Western Cape Department of Health policies. It focuses on practising safely and managing occupational exposure and stress.

Course time: 5-8 hours (Suggest that it is done over a few sessions)
Target audience: Health workers in the Western Cape
CPD point allocation: 5
About: This module has been created to update healthcare workers on PACK Adult 2020. It highlights the Western Cape policy updates including DS-TB and HIV routine care: changing to dolutegravir-based regimen.

Course time: 2 hours
Target audience: Health workers in the Western Cape
About: This course is designed to introduce users to the features and function of PACK adult. It is aimed at those who have not had any previous training in APC and need to be orientated to it in order to be trained further.

Course time: 5-8 hours (Suggest that it is done over a few sessions)
Target audience: Health workers in South Africa (Excl. W.Cape)
CPD point allocation: 5
About: The course is designed for users familiar with APC who wish to be updated on the latest South African National Department of Health policies and guidelines. It covers the latest in HIV, TB, non-communicable diseases, women's health and mental health.

Course time: 40 hours (Suggest that it is done over a 20 sessions over the course of a few months)
Target audience: Health workers in South Africa (Excl. W.Cape)
About: This course is designed for front-line staff working in PHC facilities. It's based on South African National Department of Health policies. It covers the same content that the full face to face APC course covers and can be used as an alternative.

Course time: 2 hours
Target audience: Health workers in South Africa (Excl. W.Cape)
About: This course is designed to orientate doctors to the Adult Primary Care clinical tool. It provides background to the programme and design features.

Course time: 2 hours
Target audience: Health workers outside South Africa
CPD point allocation: 2
About: This PACK Global COVID-19 course features the clinical management of COVID-19 in the context of primary health care. The content is based on guidance from the World Health Organization, BMJ’s Best Practice and UpToDate but adapted for LMIC settings.

Course time: 2 hours
Target audience: Health workers outside South Africa
CPD point allocation: 2
About: This PACK Global COVID-19 course features practising safely, health worker exposure and occupational stress. The content is based on guidance from the World Health Organization, BMJ’s Best Practice and UpToDate but adapted for LMIC settings.

Archived content

PACK Global Online Training
Western Cape Online Training (Module 2)
Western Cape Online Training (Module 1)
Western Cape On-site Training resources (Module 1+2)
Western Cape Master Trainer PowerPoint (Module 1)
Western Cape Training Programme (Module 1)

“… all the provided resources were extremely informative and easily understandable. Definitely a good go-to for health care workers and non-health care workers”


“… I enjoyed the course. Well laid out and logical progression of content…a very thorough resource made it very easy to gain knowledge and easily apply it”


“… Good course to test practical application of resources”