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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

Certificate: Auxiliary Nursing 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
17079  Certificate: Auxiliary Nursing 
ORIGINATOR
HENRIETTA STOCKDALE 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 
Qualifying candidates will be competent to:
  • Display self-worth and uniqueness of the human being in its social, cultural and religious context
  • Show insight into the nurse auxiliary's scope of practice with regard to assistance of the registered nurse or midwife 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The capability to assist the registered nurse or midwifery with the procedures as indicated in Reg. 2598 of the scope of practice of different categories of nurses

    Recognition of prior learning:

    Recognition of prior learning is based on:
  • Portfolio submission, and/or
  • Tests, and/or
  • Examinations, and/or
  • Clinical skills tests; and/or
  • Objective structured clinical evaluation 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    a). Exit level outcomes:
    Learners will be capable of demonstrating:
  • The rendering of holistic nursing care to the human being based on the socio-cultural and religious context

    b). Specific outcomes:
    Demonstrate insight of the scope of the auxiliary nurse practice by:
  • Displaying knowledge in ethical decision-making and moral discussion under the guidance of the registered nurse and midwife
  • Displaying skills in nursing care provided to all human beings based on their fundamental needs 

  • ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    Formative evaluation:
    Formative evaluation is done by means of:
  • Class tests
  • Clinical tests and ward rounds

    Summative evaluation:
    All modules are summatively evaluated by a formal examination that includes practical nursing

    Recognition of prior learning:

    Recognition of prior learning is based on:
  • Portfolio submission, and/or
  • Tests, and/or
  • Examinations, and/or
  • Clinical skills tests; and/or
  • Objective structured clinical evaluation


    Integrated assessment:

    Assessment is based on an integrated and continuing evaluation approach, with due consideration of the following principles:
  • Activity-based evaluation, i.e. the acquirement of knowledge, skills and abilities rather than the memorisation of information - knowledge, skills and abilities cannot be developed if the concomitant activities are not practiced
  • Evaluation based on learning contexts that offer opportunities for co-operation (group work) and individual learning)
  • Formative evaluation:
    - The processes, developmental nature and end product (outcome) are regarded as important
  • Evaluation must lend itself to being utilised as a learning opportunity
  • Theory and practice are integrated

    Evaluation entails three elements:
  • Formal end evaluations
  • Continuing, informal evaluations

    The following quality assurance procedures form part of the overall evaluation and accreditation system:
  • Internal examiners and moderators
  • External examiners and moderators
  • Accreditation requirements and guidelines of the South African Nursing Council
  • Requirements and guidelines of the higher education quality assurance bodies (SAQA requirements) 

  • ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    Vertical:
    On successful completion of the programme certificate, bridging courses, enrolled nurse or registered Nurse R425

    Horizontal:
    External articulation by community health caregivers 

    MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Internal:
    Examiners/Lecturer

    External:
    Examiners/Moderators 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: 
     
    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.