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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

Certificate: Auxiliary Nursing 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
16675  Certificate: Auxiliary Nursing 
ORIGINATOR
Empilweni Nursing College 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
QCTO - Quality Council for Trades and Occupations  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
National Certificate  Field 09 - Health Sciences and Social Services  Preventive Health 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  120  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Regular-Provider-ELOAC 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Reregistered  SAQA 06120/18  2018-07-01  2023-06-30 
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 qualification does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification. 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
The primary purpose of the qualification is to enable qualifying learners with the capabilities to provide in the basic health needs of the individual, family, and groups as part of the nursing regimen, planned and initiated by the Registered Nurse and carried out under her direct or indirect supervision. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Basic life skills

Communication skills - learners who register for this qualification have written and spoken language skills that will enable them to participate fully in the learning programme and can communicate with colleagues and patients in the clinical areas.
  • Language proficiency in English - written and verbal
  • Numeral skills
  • Interpersonal skills 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    Specific outcomes:

    1. Assist with the implementation of a nursing care plan under the direct or indirect supervision of a registered nurse with reference to the health needs of individuals and groups at all stages of the life span through
  • Applying her knowledge of elementary anatomy, physiology and nutrition
  • Developing basic nursing skills and communication skills

    2. Demonstrate caring, ethical and professional behaviour in own practice within a legal framework

    3. Promote health and prevent diseases in all stages of life with reference to individuals, groups, subscribing to the principles of primary, secondary and tertiary health care

    4. Assist in the creation of a save environment in order to meet the safety needs of patients in the hospital and community

    5. Apply principles of all aspects of first aid.


    Critical cross field outcomes

    1. Use creative and critical thinking abilities in determining appropriateness of behaviour in providing basic nursing care

    2. Work effectively with others as a member of a team or group

    3. Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively

    4. Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information appropriately relating to basic health needs of the patient

    5. Communicate effectively with other members of the health team and patients using mathematical and language skills in both oral and written modes

    6. Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and the health of others within the context of basic nursing care.

    7. Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem solving contexts do not exist in isolation

    8. This certificate also contributes to the development of the learner to:

    8.1. Reflect and explore a variety of strategies to learn more effectively

    8.2. Participate as a responsible citizen in the lives of local communities

    8.3. Be culturally sensitive across a range of health and social contexts

    8.4. Explore education and career opportunities

    8.5. Develop entrepreneurial opportunities 

  • ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    1.1. Utilise the knowledge of health needs to render basic nursing care

    1.2. Study the nursing care plan developed by the registered nurse

    1.3. Identify and accurately implement nursing interventions within her/his scope of practice and in consultation with the registered nurse and other members of the health team

    1.4. Accurately record all interventions and report identified abnormalities

    1.5. Demonstrate competency in executing nursing interventions within her scope of practice

    1.6. Aware of cultural diversity in the nursing of individuals and groups

    1.7. Demonstrate basic competencies in communication and interpersonal skills

    1.8. Communicate in an acceptable and effective way across the cultural spectrum


    2.1. Respect the dignity and worth of man in his/her interaction with the patient, his family and members of the health team

    2.2. Abide by the principles of ethical codes

    2.3. Take responsibility and accountability within the limits of her own competence and relevant legislation


    3.1. Give appropriate and relevant health education to individuals and groups with specific reference to family planning, sexually transmitted and communicable diseases

    3.2. Abide by the principles of asepsis

    3.3. Prevent cross and nosocomal infections


    4.1. Identify potential medico-legal and safety aspects in the environment that can influence the health of the individual and group

    5.1. Give immediate appropriate and adequate first aid treatment.


    Critical cross-field outcomes and associated assessment criteria:

    1.1. Use knowledge and experience to decide on appropriate behaviour during nursing practice

    1.2. Co-operate with other members of the health team

    1.2.1. Recognise the place of the enrolled nursing auxiliary in the health team providing comprehensive health care

    1.2.2. Use interpersonal and communication skills effectively in group situations

    1.3. Utilise appropriate knowledge and skills in managing basic nursing care

    1.3.1. Demonstrate discipline in personal and professional development

    1.4. Critically analyse, collected data and decide on appropriate action with relation to basic nursing care

    1.5. Use effective language skills during interaction with members of the health team, patient and his family

    1.5.1. Use appropriate professional language in written and verbal communications

    1.5.2. Interpret and report observations in a meaningful way

    1.5.3. Express herself clearly in written and verbal communication

    1.5.4. Keep clear, accurate and complete records

    1.6. Use prescribed technology applicable to her level of competence safely and appropriately

    1.7. Understand the position of the nursing profession within the greater health and intersectoral systems as well as interrelationships with community structures

    1.8.1. Adapt personal learning style effectively to different presentations and settings

    1.8.2. Participate in community activities related to health issues

    1.8.3. Respect patients and members of the health team, without prejudice with regard to background, race, culture, gender and way of life

    1.8.4 Investigate opportunities for further studies in the health delivery system

    1.8.4.1 A positive approach to self directed lifelong learning

    1.8.5. Contribute in a meaningful manner towards the quality of health in the community


    INTEGRATED ASSESSMENT

    While assessment will include the assessment of discrete skills and knowledge within units of learning, ultimately the assessment:

    1. Must be applied to the specific role that the practitioner will play

    2. Must be demonstrated in a integrative manner

    3. Include the learner's ability to carry out the practitioner's role in an authentic context

    4. Include a demonstration of the learner's ability to adapt practice to meet changing circumstances

    5. Is based on the principle of continuous assessment provided through:
  • Portfolios
  • Simulations
  • Workplace assessments and practical workbooks
  • Written assignments
  • Written tests
  • Case studies and case presentations
  • Peer-group evaluation
  • Competency evaluations of clinical skills
  • Face to face contact with learners

    Include Summative assessment- the examination consists of the following two portions:
  • A written portion conducted by the South African Nursing Council and consisting of one paper of three hour's duration on the subject, and
  • A practical portion conducted by Empilweni Education Nurse Educators on behalf of the South African Nursing Council. 

  • ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    Possession of this qualification allows entrance to the second year of the course leading to the Enrolment as a Nurse and provides credits to the course leading to Enrolment as a Nurse. 

    MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The South African Nursing Council as a professional statutory body is responsible for the registration of specific qualifications. It plays a role in determining specific aspects of the curriculum and fulfils the examining and moderating role. 

    CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
  • Staff of the College will be used as assessors in a manner which fits into the quality management system of Empilweni Education and in accordance with the specification of the SANC Regulation 2176.
  • South African Nursing Council set and marking of examination papers in the final written examination is done by external examiners appointed by the South African Nursing Council. 

  • REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2006; 2009; 2012; 2015. 

    NOTES 
    N/A 

    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
     
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    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION: 
    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.