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VAMED Healthcare Services South Africa

About VAMED Healthcare Services South Africa

VAMED Healthcare Services SA (Pty) Ltd was created in South Africa as a joint venture company between VAMED Technical Services GmbH, from Austria and Sakhiwo Health Solutions, a South African based multi-disciplinary turnkey professional service provider for the development and facility maintenance of health infrastructure.

VAMED SA has been formed with the very specific purpose to focus on health technology related services in terms of health technology support, maintenance management as well as training to the National and Provincial Departments of Health in South Africa as well as to the private health sector.

Building on its foundation of excellence, VAMED South Africa provides services to the Healthcare Industry with their unrivalled project and service management skills as a developer, planner, contractor, operator and training provider. 



VAMED’s strength lies in its expertise and hands-on experience of over 30 years, with trainers and lecturers specialised in their respective fields as international partner networks. 

The specialists comprise of top academics, practitioners and executives in all healthcare fields, and ensures that the knowledge and skills each program participant gains, enables them to deliver high-quality health services.

After identifying the critical shortage of skills and expertise in the Healthcare Sector within the Southern Africa Region, VAMED developed various courses in line with the National Qualifications Framework (NQF), but with the added value of international expertise and partnerships, with leading international universities and health experts also sharing their experience, within the South African Healthcare Industry. Training is provided to the Healthcare Sector to alleviate critical skills shortages, in particular Facilities Maintenance Management and all other specialised areas within the Health Technology environment.

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The Occupational Certificate in Facilities Maintenance Management, NQF Level 6, is geared towards learners with a technical background and who have interest in facilities management. Participants of this program will gain an in-depth understanding of all aspects of facilities management, including finance, leadership, electrical and mechanical engineering. SLA’s and the complexity of the hospital environment. Participants will obtain specialized expertise that is increasingly in demand by employers in the healthcare sector. The programme is comprised of in-class training and work based learning in hospitals and health environments. VAMED, a worldwide leader in hospital facility management, will provide outstanding expertise in this highly specialized field. The duration of this course will be 12 months.

Knowledge Modules:

  • Module 1: Fundamentals of Facilities Management
  • Module 2: Principles of Facilities Management and Policy Development
  • Module 3: Facilities Manager Leadership and Management
  • Module 4: Corporate Governance and Business Continuity
  • Module 5: Utilities and Services Management
  • Module 6: Procurement and Contract Management
  • Module 7: Concepts Underpinning Facilities Management

Leadership and Staff Management

  • Policies and legal frameworks for facility managers
  • Human Resource Management
  • Leadership
  • Basics of Hospital Management

Facilities Maintenance Management - Electrical

  • Basics in electricity I
  • Basic in electricity II
  • Electricity in facility management
  • Most important electrical equipment and their maintenance

Facilities Maintenance Management - Mechanical

  • Basics in mechanics
  • Mechanics in facility management I: air
  • Mechanics in facility management II: water
  • Related topics



  • Mrs. Vanessa PAPENDORF BComm (Hons) IR, ADLL
    Human Resources and Training Specialist
    T: +27 82 900 0559

  • Mr. Lliam SOLOMONS
    Training Officer
    T: +27 67 424 7044


  • Mr. Stuart GRAY
    Head of Technical Services


  • Mrs. Karin GRABNER
    Director VAMED Healthcare Services SA (Pty) Ltd
  • Mr. Andreas REITER
    Director VAMED Healthcare Services SA (Pty) Ltd

VAMED Healthcare Services South Africa
3rd Floor, Assupol Building,
Summit Place
221 Garsfontein Road
Menlyn, Pretoria, RSA
T: +27 (0) 12 346 2749