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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

Certificate: Nursing 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
16702  Certificate: Nursing 
ORIGINATOR
NETCARE EDUCATION-GAUTENG SOUTH WEST 
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  240  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 
  • Enrolment with the S. A. Nursing Council as a Nurse.
  • Empowerment of the enrolled nurse to function safely and effectively as a member of the multidisciplinary team within the health care environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • NQF: Level 3
  • Learners who register for this qualification, should be in possession of a Grade 12 Certificate or enrolled with the S. A. Nursing Council as a Nursing Auxiliary.

    Recognition of prior learning:

    This qualification recognises, through the submission of portfolios of evidence, the formal, non-formal and informal prior learning which learners who register for this programme leading to the award of the qualification bring to the learning situation. 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    This qualification may be achieved in whole or in part through the recognition of prior learning (Regulation 8(l)(h). 

    EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    Critical cross-field outcomes:

    Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made.
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, community.
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively. Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information.
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion.
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others.
    Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation.
    Contributing to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of the society at large. 

    ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    Solve problems by means of exploring and critically evaluating abstract and personal situations.
    Solve problems by generating alternative strategies for dealing with those problems.
    Demonstrating empathy and sensitivity in the rendering of scientific nursing care to individuals, families, groups and communities.
    A holistic approach is demonstrated in the care of individuals, groups and communities in a comprehensive health care environment.
    Demonstrate competency in functioning and communicating as an effective member of the multi-professional team.
    Functions within the ethical and legal framework of the nursing profession.
    Demonstrates self-directed learning with regard to formal studies and continuous professional development.
    Displays managerial skills regarding self-management and management of groups, organisations and communities by the utilization of human, equipment and financial resources optimally.
    The rights of the individual, groups and communities and their well-being are ensured.
    Promotion of the profession through assertive participation, at different levels, in health related activities.
    Demonstrates negotiating and presentation skills in labour and financial contexts.
    Application of research principles in selective appropriate situations according to the nursing needs of the individual, groups and communities.
    Demonstrates effective verbal, non-verbal and written communication.
    Applies science and technology responsibly and effectively with regard to the environment, personal health and the health of others.
    Utilises' problem solving opportunities as a learning experience.

    Integrated assessment:

    Assessment will include judgement of competence and assessment of performance against criteria.
    Assessment criteria will be formulated and utilised during formative and summative assessment to indicate whether the learner has accomplished the stated outcomes of the learning programme.
    Clinical assessment will be authentic and performance-based and will take place on a continuous basis.
    Summative assessment will be aimed at the understanding and integration of competence. 

    INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    This qualification is comparable to a similar course offered at all other training institutions, recognised by the SA Nursing Council. 

    ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
  • Any person with the required learning already in place may gain entry to this qualification.
  • Any credits obtained during the course of this programme, should be recognised at any other training institution offering a similar qualification.
  • May proceed to the Diploma: Bridging Course leading to registration as a Nurse. 

  • MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The S. A. Nursing Council as professional and statutory body will be involved with a system of external examination at exit levels to the qualification. 

    CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    Our own staff with the appropriate qualification will be utilised as assessors in a manner accommodated within the quality management system of the institution and the clinical learning facilities. 

    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: 
     
    NONE 


    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.
     
    NONE 



    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.