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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

Certificate: Nursing 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
17180  Certificate: Nursing 
ORIGINATOR
MSELENI HOSPITAL 
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 is to provide qualifying learners with a certificate level knowledge, to function as a committed nurse practitioner in both hospital and community setting in aspects to basic nursing, by assessing, planning implementing, evaluating and identifying abnormal/deviations form the normal activities of living, providing the appropriate care

The secondary purpose of the qualification are:
To provide SA Community with Enrolled Nurses to improve the health status of individuals, families, community especially in the disadvantaged community
To provide SA Community nurses who will meet the requirements of SANC
To lay a better foundation for further studies when required
To assist in the various fields of health care settings e.g. clinics, various teams and activities 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Learners who register for this qualification can:
  • learn from previous experience (1 year), class attendance and practical field
  • communicate and apply what they have learned with guidance, takes own initiative and responsibility to his learning progress
    The learner who register for this qualification have grade 6 or 9 with Science subjects.

    Recognition of prior learning:
    This qualification recognises prior learning. Evidence must be submitted. 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    The qualification is achieved under SANC Regulation R2175 of 19 November 1993. 

    EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    Critical cross-field outcomes:
    1. Assess, plan, implement and evaluate basic nursing problem of activities of living.
    2. Identify abnormal conditions and refer specific problems to expertise.
    3. Work effectively with other members of the team.
    4. Organise and manage herself actively responsibly and effectively.
    5. Communicate effectively.
    6. Abide by the ethical and moral codes Governing nursing.

    Specific outcomes:
    1. Think contextually within the scope of learning.
    2. Engages in ethical thinking.
    3. Can deal with problems related to activities of living.
    4. Recognises and respect the dignity of a person.
    5. Understands the principles of comprehensive health care. 

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

    1. Assess using assignments, projects case studies, examination.
    2. Solve problems by searching for alternative strategies including referral for problems beyond her scope of practice.
    3. Solve problems by exploring situations.
    4. Accompaniment.

    Assessment criteria associated with Specific Outcomes:

    1. Assessed by using task, PBL Projects Case studies, examinations, continuous assessment and accompaniment.
    2. Relates learning gained from individuals and professionals, exposure to the community PBL to different health problems.
    Interprets health related issues of the past and present in relation to the future (HE).
    Preventive and promotive health.
    3. Identified existing and potential problems.
    4. Develops and facilitates solution and strategies to solve the problems.

    Integrated assessment:
  • Continuous assessment by unit personnel and teaching personnel using assessment instruments.
  • Formative and summative assessment are integrated
    Formative:
    Tests
    Projects
  • Assignment
  • Case study
    Ethical problems - group projects
    Clinical evaluation
    Clinical workshop - self evaluation

    Summative:
    Examination
  • internal
  • external optional
    Final report
    Curriculum evaluation. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    The EN certification is recognised on other countries under the same qualification e.g. Britain. 

    ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    On completion of this course the certificate graduate may proceed for further training/studies to the Diploma level if she wishes so. 

    MODERATION OPTIONS 
    A system of second examiner is used/optional.
    The SANC provides to own system of moderation. 

    CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    Our own Staff is used as assessor for formative and summative evaluation.
    SANC provides the external examination papers and marks/assess 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.