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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

Certificate: Nursing 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
17198  Certificate: Nursing 
ORIGINATOR
Victoria Hospital Wynberg 
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  Curative Health 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  166  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 purpose of the qualification is to enable the learner to practice as an Enrolled Nurse in a variety of health-care settings, within his/her Scope of Practice. The programme will prepare the learner to function within the following roles:
  • Provider/collaborator/facilitator
  • Professional role
  • Advocacy role. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The learner must show evidence of learning at National Qualifications Framework (NQF) level 5, Certificate of training from the South African Nursing Council (SANC) as an Enrolled Nursing Auxiliary. The learner must show proof of being enrolled with SANC.

    Recognition of prior learning:

    Recognition will be given to related prior learning gained formally or informally.
  • The learner should have oral and written fluency in the language in which the course will be offered.
  • A minimum requirement of NQF level Grade 10 or equivalent in basic numeracy. 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    The qualification will be awarded when the requirements of the Statutory body are met in terms of South African Nursing Council Regulation 2175 (19 November 1993). 

    EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    Specific Outcomes:

    On completion of the learning programme the learner will be able to:

    1. Provide, manage and facilitate comprehensive health and basic nursing care using the scientific approach in the context of primary and secondary health care to individuals, families and communities.

    2. Respond efficiently and effectively to an emergency and disaster situation to save lives and prevent disability.

    3. Maximise the utilisation of resources to improve the quality of health, nursing care and services.

    4. Interact effectively with all multi-disciplinary health team members as well as communities to which they are exposed, to facilitate the promotion of health and the dissemination of information.

    5. Assume responsibility for the nursing care of individuals, families and communities in all settings to ensure quality of care, within the multidisciplinary team.

    6. Maintain competency through continuing education for professional growth and development.

    7. Advocate for the rights of individuals, families and communities and for the continued provision and development of comprehensive quality health care.

    8. Advocate for the rights and responsibilities of providers, including occupational health and safety within practice settings to promote the safety of clients/patients and providers.

    Critical Cross-Field Outcomes:

    On completion of the learning programme the learner will be able to:

    1. Communicate effectively using communication skills and interpersonal relations.

    2. Apply effective problem solving and critical thinking skills.

    3. Use science and technology effectively.

    4. Collect, analyse and critically evaluate information [research].

    5. Work effectively with others.

    6. Demonstrate understanding of the world as a set of related systems. 

    ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    The student will demonstrate achievement of the learning outcome by being able to:

    Assessment criteria associated with Specific Outcomes:

    1.
  • Conduct a holistic health assessment of individuals, infants and families.
  • Collect, analyse and interpret data against a body of scientific knowledge.
  • Formulate a nursing diagnosis.
  • Identify risk factors and areas for improvement of health care.
  • Identify health needs, priorities and set objectives for a plan of care and health services.
  • Outline and document the plan, including short and long-term goals utilising time frames.
  • Create a therapeutic environment to meet the needs of the individual, family, group and community.
  • Implement planned interventions with active involvement of individuals, families and members of the health team.
  • Develop a discharge plan in collaboration with individuals, family members and the health care team.
  • Adequately monitor progress of clients and the outcome of interventions and change the plan of nursing care where necessary.
  • Conduct a comprehensive environmental assessment, identify risk factors, plan, implement and evaluate changes.

    2.
  • Demonstrate knowledge, skill and understanding of the physical and psycho-social responses, as well as the immediate needs of the individuals, families and communities facing emergencies and disaster.
  • Compile an appropriate emergency care and life-saving plan for an individual, a group, a community and an institution.
  • Participate with communities and other stakeholders in the management of emergency situations.

    3.
  • Apply knowledge of the cost of human and material resources.
  • Identify and promote cost containing measures without compromising on the quality of care.
  • Demonstrate effective leadership skills and functions as a team member.

    4.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the role and function of other stakeholders in health care.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work well in a team.
  • Develop inter-professional relationships with the aim to promote Primary Health Care.

    5.
  • Apply the scientific process of nursing and Primary Health Care principles to the nursing care of individuals, families and communities.
  • Demonstrate ethical behaviour in own practice.
  • Respond creatively to the health care needs of society.
  • Respond with sensitivity to cultural needs, values and beliefs of clients.
  • Render nursing and health care within the relevant legal parameters, including the South African Nursing Council regulations and the Nursing Act.
  • Utilise available policies and protocols to render quality Nursing care.

    6.
  • Take responsibility to ensure continuous professional and personal development.
  • Identify learning needs of self for enhancing knowledge and skills and improving practice.
  • Explore and use opportunities for professional development.
  • Participate in self-directed learning activities aimed at improving knowledge and skills.
  • Assume responsibility for life-long learning.

    7.
  • Advocate for the rights of patients as enshrined in the Constitution of South Africa and the Patient's Charter to advocate for improvement of health care.
  • Uphold the Batho Pele principles in dealing with clients and the public.
  • Demonstrate the application of the advocacy process in dealing with individuals, families and the public.
  • Identify and utilise relevant resources to ensure quality health care.

    8.
  • Discuss issues in relation to safety and human rights in the workplace.
  • Participate in promotion and protection of human rights of clients, nurses and the public in health care settings.
  • Demonstrate sound knowledge of disciplinary procedures, grievance handling procedure and codes of conduct, relevant to the maintenance of good labour relations.

    Assessment criteria associated with Critical Cross-Field Outcomes:

    1.
  • Demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills across the cultural spectrum when dealing with all stakeholders including clients.
  • Give appropriate health education to individuals and groups including the use of resources.
  • Keep clear, accurate and complete records of nursing practice.
  • Communicate effectively with all age groups and those people with disabilities
  • Work effectively in a team.
  • Uphold the Batho Pele principles in the communication processes with the public.

    2.
  • Raise and explore questions, identify problems and distinguish between problems within the Scope of Practice and those that need referral.
  • Select the best alternative solution for a problem.
  • Evaluate and reflect on the results, find alternatives and implement practices with the relevant players.
  • Apply problem-solving skills related to nursing situations of patients with physical illness.
  • Develop and apply problem-solving skills with stakeholders and partners in health care services.

    3.
  • Utilise technology appropriately for assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of health care service delivery.
  • Use appropriate processes, techniques, tools and materials to solve problems, create and evaluate products and communicate results.
  • Use relevant equipment and technology in health settings, safely and ethically within his/her Scope of Practice.

    4.
  • Display use of an ethical and moral framework and an accepted scientific method of when doing research.
  • Identify actual and potential problem areas in nursing and health research in order to improve or maintain quality care.
  • Collect, analyse and interpret data against a body of scientific knowledge of nursing and health related matters to improve the quality of care.
  • Initiate, design and implement a research plan, interpret findings, communicate the results, facilitate the implementation of change and critically analyse outcomes.

    5.
  • Display effective listening and interviewing skills.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of legislation of labour relations and the health and safety of all stakeholders.

    6.
  • Correct identification of organisational and socio-economic influences.

    Integrated assessment:

    Assessment/evaluation in the programme is based on an integrated approach that includes formative and summative assessment/evaluation. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    This qualification is accepted in some countries. 

    ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    Specific: Agreements are not in place at present. It should be able to articulate with nursing educational institutions on a National level.

    Generic: This qualification allows for progression to a higher level of a Basic Nursing Course on a National level. A certificate for qualification as an Enrolled Nurse. 

    MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Internal moderation will be done by the Head of the Nursing Education Institution or by designated moderators.
  • External moderation will be done in accordance of the designated quality assurance body. 

  • CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    Assessors must be qualified experts in the field in which they assess. Registration with South African Nursing Council as a Registered Nurse/Registered Tutor is a requirement. 

    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: 
     
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    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.
     
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    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.