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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Practice in accordance with ethical and legal codes of nursing and relevant legislation 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120173  Practice in accordance with ethical and legal codes of nursing and relevant legislation 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Nursing 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 09 - Health Sciences and Social Services Promotive Health and Developmental Services 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard will enable the learner to apply knowledge of the ethical and legal codes relevant to the nursing profession during her/his activities as a health worker.

The learner credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Provide nursing care according to accepted ethical codes.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the functioning of the nursing profession.
  • Demonstrate and maintain knowledge and skills for safe nursing practice.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the rights of individuals or groups in the healthcare setting.
  • Advocate for the rights and concerns of clients.

    Learners will function within the scope of practice of an enrolled auxiliary nurse as formulated by the South African Nursing Council Regulations, institutional policies related to specific occupational settings and the parameters of the capabilities of the learner at this level. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners starting with this standard are expected to be competent in:
  • Mathematical literacy at NQF Level 2.
  • Communication at NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Provide nursing care according to accepted ethical codes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The ethical codes of nursing are understood and demonstrated in nursing practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Ethical decisions taken indicate an understanding of own and professional values. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate knowledge of the functioning of a profession. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The role of the regulatory body in maintaining nursing standards is explained accurately. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The role of labour and professional organisations are explained accurately. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate and maintain knowledge and skills for safe nursing practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Nursing practice is indicative of the relevant scope of practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Interest is shown in updating own knowledge and skills. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate knowledge of the rights of individuals or groups in the healthcare setting. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Respect for human rights of the clients and groups is reflected in nursing practice through the behaviour and actions of the learner. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Advocate for the rights and concerns of clients. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Spontaneous advocacy on behalf of the client is demonstrated as the need for intervention is observed. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Relevant professional and other legislation.
  • Regulations governing nursing practice.
  • Principles of the applicable Scope of Practice. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
  • Provide nursing care according to accepted ethical codes.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the functioning of a profession.
  • Demonstrate and maintain knowledge and skills for safe nursing practice.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the rights of individuals or groups in the healthcare setting.
  • Advocate for the rights and concerns of clients. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
  • Provide nursing care according to accepted ethical codes.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the functioning of a profession.
  • Demonstrate and maintain knowledge and skills for safe nursing practice.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the rights of individuals or groups in the healthcare setting.
  • Advocate for the rights and concerns of clients. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
  • Provide nursing care according to accepted ethical codes.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the functioning of a profession.
  • Demonstrate and maintain knowledge and skills for safe nursing practice.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the rights of individuals or groups in the healthcare setting.
  • Advocate for the rights and concerns of clients. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
  • Provide nursing care according to accepted ethical codes.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the functioning of a profession.
  • Demonstrate and maintain knowledge and skills for safe nursing practice.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the rights of individuals or groups in the healthcare setting.
  • Advocate for the rights and concerns of clients. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
  • Provide nursing care according to accepted ethical codes.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the functioning of a profession.
  • Demonstrate and maintain knowledge and skills for safe nursing practice.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the rights of individuals or groups in the healthcare setting.
  • Advocate for the rights and concerns of clients. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
  • Provide nursing care according to accepted ethical codes.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the functioning of a profession.
  • Demonstrate and maintain knowledge and skills for safe nursing practice.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the rights of individuals or groups in the healthcare setting.
  • Advocate for the rights and concerns of clients. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
  • Provide nursing care according to accepted ethical codes.
  • Demonstrate and maintain knowledge and skills for safe nursing practice.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the rights of individuals or groups in the healthcare setting.
  • Advocate for the rights and concerns of clients. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
  • Provide nursing care according to accepted ethical codes.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the functioning of a profession.
  • Demonstrate and maintain knowledge and skills for safe nursing practice.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the rights of individuals or groups in the healthcare setting.
  • Advocate for the rights and concerns of clients. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Integrated assessment:
  • The South African Nursing Council guidelines are used as a reference for clinical competence.

    Formative assessment:
  • A variety of assessment strategies and/or approaches must be used. These could be, but are not limited to:
    > Tests.
    > Assignments.
    > Workbooks.
    > Projects.
    > Demonstrations.
    > Clinical assessments.

    Summative assessment:

    May take the form of:
    > written
    > practical
    > oral assessment
    as agreed to by the relevant ETQA or ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA.

    Matrix to indicate how credits are derived:
  • Theoretical Learning Experience: 20 Hours, 2 Credits.
  • Experiential Learning Experience: 20 Hours 2 Credits.
  • Total Learning Experience: 40 Hours, 4 Credits. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  71709   National Certificate: Auxiliary Nursing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
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    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.