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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

Certificate: Auxiliary Nursing 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
17137  Certificate: Auxiliary Nursing 
ORIGINATOR
MIDLANDS SCHOOL OF NURSING 
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 enable a candidate with Std 8 or 10 (Lower Symbols) to become a nurse.
  • To fulfil the need of service in a rural community/hospital.
  • To identify the basic needs in community/client and hospital setting/patient.
  • To plan nursing care programmes according to identified needs related to the activities of living including Health Education.
  • To refer problems beyond her scope to practice to appropriate authority.
  • To stimulate continuity education once gone through the training for those who are capable to continue with studies.

    The primary purpose is to provide qualifying learners with the ability to identify, plan, implement, evaluate the basic needs of a client/patient, to recognise problems beyond her scope and refer to appropriate authority. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners who register for this qualification can:
  • Learn from previous experience (1st year), class attendance and practical field.
  • Communicate and apply what they have learned with guidance takes own initiative and responsibility to his learning progress.

    Recognition of prior learning:

    This qualification recognises, through the submission of portfolios of evidence, the formal/non-formal/informal prior learning which learners who register for the programme leading to the award of the qualification bring to the learning situation-experience/exposure to nursing as ward aids, community workers, first aid course, home nursing or any related course or activity to nursing. 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    Specific Outcomes:

    1. Recognise basic needs across life-span for families, individuals, communities.

    2. Developed skills in observation and assessment.

    3. Applies steps of nursing process/scientific process in relation to individual needs to all age groups.

    4. Demonstrates developed positive attitudes, effective communication and listening skills across all life spans.

    5. Consult and refer when necessary.

    Critical Outcomes:

    1. Manage normal basic needs across the lifespan using interpersonal and psychomotor skills, principles of HE and recognising culture.

    2. Demonstrates willingness to co-operate with other team members. 

    ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    Assessment criteria associated with Specific Outcomes:

    1. Relates learning joined from experience by providing appropriate nursing care.

    2. Clinical evaluation.

    3. PBL / CBE.

    4. Health Education.

    Assessment criteria associated with Critical Outcomes:

    1. Use their knowledge and experience to offer assistance to basic needs, problems at their level.
  • Demonstrate tolerances of cultural diversity.

    2. Shows willingness to participate in a team/group.

    Integrated assessment to ensure that the purpose of the qualification is achieved:

    1. Continuous assessment by unit personnel and teaching personnel using assessment instruments.

    2. Formative and summative assessment are integrated by suing tests, assignments.

    Formative:
    Includes: Tests, projects, clinical evaluation, clinical workshop, accompaniment.

    Summative:
    Includes: Internal and external examination, curricula evaluation. 

  • ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    The qualifications equivalent with the first year of the enrolled course. Upon completion of the course an option to continue with the next level for enrolled nursing is possible. 

    MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • A system of second examiner is used/optional.
  • The S.A.N.C provides its own system of moderation. 

  • CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
  • Our own staff is used as assessor for the practica.
  • S.A.N.C provides the written external examination papers and assesses/marks the papers. 

  • 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.