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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

Certificate: Nursing 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
17088  Certificate: Nursing 
ORIGINATOR
HLABISA SUB-CAMPUS (KZN COLL) 
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 
To equip qualifiers with knowledge and skills affording them an opportunity for personal and professional development so as to function as proficient nurses in Health Care delivery settings, operating within the specified scope of practice 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Learners registering for this qualification must have standard 8 or 10 with language skills. May have completed the first year of study in Enrolled Nursing Auxiliary 

RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
First year:

a). Critical cross-field outcomes:

1. Identify and solve problems within her level and report or refer appropriately
2. Work effectively as a team member
3. Communicate effectively, using understandable language verbally and non-verbally

b). Specific outcomes:
1. Help client with activities of living within her scope of practice
2. Show understanding of causes of illness and diseases and is able to take action to assist clients with maintenance and prevention of diseases
3. Display well developed observational skills
4. Abide by moral and ethical code of conduct

Second year:

a). Critical cross-field outcome:

1. Identify and solve problems within her level and report and refer appropriately
2. Work effectively with other members of the team
3. Organise and manage herself actively, responsibly and effectively
4. Communicates effectively
5. Promote and maintain professional and ethical standard

b). Specific outcomes:

1. Assist with management of patient care
2. Display commitment and a sense of duty in the manner she renders service 

ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
First year:

Critical cross-field assessment:

1.
  • Report deviation from normal
  • Is observant and pro-active
  • Act as the situation demands
  • Is willing to take action
  • To correct the situation

    2.
  • Show acceptance of her role to function under supervision
  • Is tolerant without undue sacrifices
  • Able to control emotions
  • Implement Nursing Care programmes efficiently

    3.
  • Has command of the language
  • Produce clear and accurate records
  • Understand applicable terminology
  • Demonstrate ability to listen
  • Establish rapports
  • Respond to non-verbal cues

    b). Specific assessment:

    1.
  • Meet clients' basic needs appropriately
  • Identify abnormalities and reports accordingly
  • Apply, within her level, steps of the nursing process in relation to individual needs for all age groups

    2.
  • Give relevant health education on the maintenance of health

    3.
  • Effectively use contact time with clients to elicit problems, needs and concerns

    4.
  • Abide by moral and ethical code of conduct

    Second year:

    a). Critical cross-field assessment:

    1.
  • Acts as the situation demands to facilitate processes and enhance her participation
  • Is observant and pro-active
  • Is able to analyse information and separate facts with different meanings in order to handle and refer accordingly

    2.
  • Assist with creation of order and maintenance of stability in the unit in her setting
  • Show regard for others of both the same and of different socio-economic and cultural background

    3.
  • Create order and give direction to her subordinates in her area of delegation

    4.
  • Understand her position in the organisational structure for her own and others benefit
  • Give correct meaning to professional nomenclature

    5.
  • Abide by ethical and moral codes Governing Nursing
  • Show awareness of and can share with others certain specific rules, regulations, and guidelines
  • Accept and accommodate people as holistic individuals of worth and dignity

    b). Specific assessment:

    1.
  • Assess clients to obtain information necessary for making a diagnosis
  • Is observant
  • Can execute planned programme accordingly
  • Monitor patient progress and give meaningful reports as feedback to all concerned
  • Can plan for execution of specific activities in patient care programme
  • Implement planned care programmes skilfully through adhering to relevant procedures and techniques

    2.
  • Prevent the occurrence of medico legal risks
  • Uses available resources economically
  • Learn from what she does and can assist in development of others

    Integrated assessment:
  • Continuous assessment by unit personnel and teaching personnel using assessment tools
  • Formative and summative assessment are integrated

    Formative:
    Tests, projects, exams, clinical evaluation accompaniment

    Summative:
    Internal and external examination
    Marks of the final practica have a contribution in the final mark 

  • ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
  • First-year exit level is equivalent to one year qualification of enrolment as a Nursing Auxiliary
  • Upon completion of the course the qualifier may proceed for further training to pursue the Diploma in General Nursing (Bridging Course) 

  • MODERATION OPTIONS 
    It is within the competence of the South African Nursing Council 

    CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    It is within the competence of 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: 
     
    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.