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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

Certificate: Nursing 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
17149  Certificate: Nursing 
ORIGINATOR
MOSVOLD 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 
The primary purpose of this qualification is to provide qualifying learners with knowledge to function as a committed nurse practitioner in both hospital and community settings in aspects related to basic nursing, by assessing, planning, implementing, evaluating and identifying abnormal/deviations from the normal activities of living, providing the appropriate care.

Secondary purpose:
  • To provide the South African community with enrolled nurses to improve the health status of individuals, families and community especially in the disadvantaged community.
  • To provide S A community with nurses who will meet the objectives and requirements of the SANC.
  • To lay a better foundation for further studies when required.
  • To assist in the various fields of health care settings e.g. clinics. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners who register for this qualification can:
  • Have grade 10 or 12;
  • Learn from previous experience (1st year), class attendance and practical field.
  • Learn from written material and community exposure.

    Recognition of prior learning:

    This qualification recognises prior learning based on criterion referenced assessment and evidence must be submitted. 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    Critical Cross-Field Outcomes:

    1. Assess, plan, implement and evaluate basic nursing problems using activities of living.

    2. Identify abnormal conditions and refer specific problems to relevant persons and experts.

    3. Work effectively with other members of the team.

    4. Identify and solve health related problems of individuals creatively in the domain of nursing service delivery.

    5. Demonstrate an understanding of holistic approach to each individual.

    6. Demonstrate cultural and aesthetical sensitivity across the range of health and social context.

    Specific Outcomes:

    1. Think contextually within the scope of learning.

    2. Engages in ethical thinking.

    3. Can deal with problems related to activities of learning.

    4. Recognises and respects the dignity of a person.

    5. Demonstrate interpersonal skills in all health situations. 

    ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    Assessment criteria associated with Critical Cross-Field Outcomes:

    1. Perform basic nursing care e.g. hygiene, nutrition, elimination.

    2. Solve problems by searching for alternative strategies including referral for problems beyond her scope of practice.

    3. Solve problems by exploring situations.
  • Give reports when necessary.

    4. Generate alternative strategies to deal with these problems at primary level.
  • Use knowledge and experience to offer suggestions for solving problems at a community level.

    5. Show knowledge of connectedness of factors influencing achievement of optimal health.

    6. Show awareness of cultural diversity.

    Assessment criteria associated with Specific Outcomes:

    1. Engages in problem based learning and critical thinking effectively.

    2. Relates learning gained from individuals and professionals, exposure in the community, PBL to different health problems.
  • Interprets health related issues of the past and present in relation to the future preventive and promotive health through health education.

    3. Identifies existing and potential problems.

    4. Develops and facilitates solution and strategies to solve problems.

    5. Interrelate with individuals, families, groups and community within health context.
  • Show empathy and understanding of other's problems.

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

    1. Continuous assessment by unit personnel and the teaching personnel using the assessment tool.

    2. Formative and summative assessment are integrated by using tests and assignments.
    Formative - includes:
  • Tests
  • Projects: assignment; case study; ethical problems; group projects.
  • Clinical evaluation
  • Clinical workbook
  • Accompaniment and self-evaluation.

    Summative - includes: Internal and external examination, curricula evaluation and tool to evaluate the course. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    The Enrolled nursing certificate is recognised in other countries under the same qualification e.g. Britain. 

    ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    The qualification is equivalent to the second year of the enrolled course.
    Upon completion of the course, an option to continue with the next Diploma level is possible. 

    MODERATION OPTIONS 
    A system of second examiners is used within the institution e.g. practica.
    The SANC provides its own system of moderation. 

    CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
  • Our own staff is used as assessor for the practica and internal examinations.
  • SANC 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.