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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

Certificate: Nursing 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
21257  Certificate: Nursing 
ORIGINATOR
St Mary's Hospital Nursing School 
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  280  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 the Qualification is to provide qualifying learners with knowledge and skills to:
  • Interact with health service consumers in such a way that sympathetic and empathetic interaction takes place.
  • Identify individual, family, group and community health problems and plan and implement nursing activities for health service consumers according to her scope of practice.
  • Respect the dignity and uniqueness of man in his socio-cultural and religious context.
  • Approach and understand man as a psychological, physical and social being.
  • Endorse the principles of comprehensive health care to raise the standard of health of the community.
  • Collaborate harmoniously within the nursing and multidisciplinary team in terms of the principles of interdependence and co-operation in attaining common goals.
  • Maintain the ethical and moral codes of the professional and practice within the prescriptions of the relevant laws.
  • Maintain cognitive, psychomotor and effective skills to serve as a basis for effective practice.
  • Continuously evaluate her own practice and take responsibility for continuing professional and personal development. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners who register for this qualification can develop problem-solving and critical thinking skills and can be actively involved in the learning process and can adapt according to social and professional dynamics.

    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 leading to the learning situation such as; formal schooling up to Grade 10 - 12, with subjects such as biology, ecology.
  • Informal community self-help projects, such as gardening, disposal of refuse and environmental\hygiene.
  • Non-formal educations such as home nursing and first aid. 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    This qualification may be achieved in part, or whole through recognition of prior learning e.g. enrolled auxiliary nurse may enter at second year of the programme.
    The learner on this programme may enter at third year level of the 4-year programme. 

    EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    Critical Cross-Field Outcomes:

    1. Identify problems affecting activities for daily living of individual, family, group or communities.

    2. Function within the legal and ethical framework.

    3. Communicating effectively using visual and language skills.

    4. Culturally sensitive across a range of social contexts.

    Specific Outcomes:

    1. Gives quality nursing care based on individual, family, group health needs.

    2. Develop and utilise all senses when implementing the nursing care regimen.

    3. Promote health within a Primary Health Care Framework.

    4. Carry out planned and critical management according to priorities.

    5. Apply ethical principles and codes to nursing practice.

    6. Identify factors in the environment that have an influence on the health of the individual, family and community.

    7. Demonstrate an understanding of pharmacokinetics and the relevant associated legislation and nursing responsibilities. 

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

    1. Plan and implement nursing activities to meet health needs (nursing process).
  • Make appropriate referrals and consultations.

    2. Demonstrates knowledge of scope of practice.
  • Prevention of Medico-legal hazards.
  • Demonstrates ability to practice safely.

    3. Gives relevant information to the patient, family and public and all members of the health team.

    4. Interacts freely with people of different cultural backgrounds.

    Assessment criteria associated with Specific Outcomes:

    1. Care for individual's basic bio-psycho-social and spiritual health needs throughout lifespan using a scientific approach within a comprehensive health care system.
  • Utilise equipment and technology safely, ethically and economically.
  • Use a holistic approach in meeting the heath needs of individual, family, group and community.

    2. Communicate effectively with the individual, family, community and multidisciplinary team of different cultures.
  • Utilise all available sources of reference to ensure quality health care and professional development.

    3. Health education to individual family and group.
  • Involvement in and promotion of Community Outreach Programmes.

    4. Responds appropriately to emergency situations and other nursing interventions.

    5. Demonstrates professional behaviour.
  • Takes responsibility and accountability within the limits of own competence and relevant scope of practice.

    6. Identifies health related problems in the environment.
  • Uses knowledge and experience of environmental health to offer suggestions for solving health related problems in the community.

    7. Safe and correct administration of medication.
  • Correct storage, safekeeping and recording.
  • Assesses patients' response to medication and makes appropriate decisions.

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

    Continuous assessment:
  • Theoretically by tests and assignments.
  • Practically by practical accompaniment and supervision.

    Formative and Summative assessment are integrated periodically e.g. half-yearly, yearly and final examination both theoretically and practically with SANC involvement. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    The South African trained enrolled nurses are comparable with the sub-category trained nurses internationally. 

    ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    Articulation with qualifications offered at other institutions such as Bridging Course to Professional/Registered Nurse which is offered at:
  • Nursing Schools
  • Nursing colleges
  • Universities.

    Exit level outcomes at the end of the 1st year lead to enrolment as an Enrolled Auxiliary Nurse. 

  • MODERATION OPTIONS 
    A System of second examiner within the institution will be used together with the involvement of the SANC (currently examining and moderating theory). 

    CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    Our own staff will be used as assessors in a manner accompanied within the quality management system of the institution. This would apply to outside assessors also e.g. the SANC, staff of a clinical practice area - hospital, clinic, etc. 

    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.