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CMS Training Calendar 2024

Our 2024 Training Calendar is a comprehensive line-up of training and development programmes designed to equip healthcare brokers, Board of Trustee members, and medical scheme personnel with the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate the dynamic landscape of medical schemes effectively.

Induction Broker Training

Intake 1: April 2024

17-18 April 2024


19 April 2024

Cost: R400

CPD Hours: 7.5 (FPI 23045670)


Intake 2: July 2024

23-24 July 2024


25 July 2024

 Cost: TBC

CPD Hours: TBC


Intake 3: October 2024

15-16 October 2024


17 October

Cost: TBC

CPD Hours: TBC


This training programme is designed to provide newly appointed brokers with a comprehensive overview of the medical schemes industry, including regulatory requirements, ethical considerations, and best practices for serving medical scheme members effectively. Participants will gain a solid foundation in key concepts and tools essential for success in their roles as brokers.


CMS-GIBS Advanced Trustee Development Programme

Dates:   21 – 22 May 2024 – Launch and Module 1

25 – 26  June – Module 2

23 – 24  July – Module 3 and Certification

Location: GIBS campus, Illovo, Johannesburg

Cost: R24 621,70


The Council for Medical Schemes’ NQF level 8 Trustee Development Programme in collaboration with GIBS is a premium training opportunity tailored for seasoned trustees and medical scheme professionals who are committed to elevating their leadership competence. This engaging and interactive programme comprises enlightening workshops, real-life case studies, and insightful presentations by industry experts and renowned leaders. Delegates can expect to sharpen their strategic thinking, refine their communication skills, and master conflict-resolution strategies, ultimately becoming confident and impactful in the medical schemes industry.


Trustee Induction Training (Closed Schemes)

Date: 5 – 6 June 2024   REGISTER

Trustee Induction Training (Open Schemes)

Date: 18 – 19 September 2024  REGISTER

Location: CMS online classroom

Cost: Free

These sessions will provide guidance to newly appointed members of the Board of Trustees (BoTs) of open medical schemes on the following topics:

  • Introduction to the Medical Schemes Act
  • Compliance with the Medical Schemes Act
  • Accreditation of Brokers and Healthcare Providers
  • Overview of Prescribed Minimum Benefits (PMBs)
  • Complaints and Adjudication Procedures
  • Financial soundness of Medical Schemes

These sessions aim to help the BoT members understand their roles and responsibilities under the Medical Schemes Act. The sessions will cover important topics such as compliance, accreditation, and financial soundness of medical schemes. Additionally, members will be briefed on the process of complaints and adjudication procedures.

The Induction Programmes for Trustees will be used as a pre-requisite to register for the Advanced Leadership Programme for Trustees offered by the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) in collaboration with the CMS. The Advanced Leadership Programme for Trustees will commence in May 2024.


PMB Training 

Dates:   10 May 2024             16 August 2024               8 November 2024   REGISTER

Location: CMS online classroom

Cost: Free

Prescribed Minimum Benefits (PMBs) are a cornerstone of medical schemes in South Africa, ensuring that all members have access to essential healthcare services. This training workshop provides stakeholders with a detailed understanding of PMB regulations, compliance requirements, and strategies for managing PMB-related issues effectively.


Enquiries: education@medicalschemes.co.za

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