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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

Certificate: Nursing 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
22892  Certificate: Nursing 
ORIGINATOR
CHATSMED CANDLELIGHT 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  Curative Health 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  256  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 produce a good practical nurse who will be skilful in bedside nursing as well as be functional in administering a unit in the absence of supervisor. A nurse competent in leadership skill with regard to health matters in her community/group. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Recognition of prior learning.

This qualification can be achieved in the whole and through recognition of prior learning. 

RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

QUALIFICATION RULES 
It can be achieved in the whole and through recognition of prior learning. 

EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
Specific outcomes:
1. Think contextually and be able to relate learning from experiences learnt individually in relation to socially, politically and economic realities.
2. Work effectively in a team.
3. Resolve conflict constructively
4. Create a supportive environment.
5. Establish, maintain and terminate therapeutic or effective relationship
6. Work effectively as group as leader and/or participant

Critical cross-field outcomes:
1. Identify, analyse and solve simple and complex problems of living of individual and groups of people in the community.
2. Plan and implement nursing care activities according to her scope of practise.
3. Implement activities under direct or indirect supervision of registered nurses. 

ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
One
Relate learning gained from individual experience to knowledge encountered in an academic environment.

Two
Work effectively in a team

Three
Resolve conflict constructively

Four
Create a supportive environment for colleagues and patience

Five
Establish, maintain and terminate therapeutic or effective relationship

Six
Work effectively as group leader and/or
Inter-personal skills applied to the following:
  • Psychiatric patients
  • Physically ill patients
  • Midwifery patients
  • Service problems


    Critical cross-field assessment criteria:

    Solve problems by means of carefully thinking and in a practical manner
    Demonstrate accountability with regard to her practise in handling of patients and clients both in hospital and community
    Demonstrate ability to assess and identify problems brought by patients, clients and her junior colleagues
    Plan nursing care modalities
    Discuss plan with nursing team
    Demonstrate competent use of technology under supervision and independently
    Demonstrate ability to administer different medication as required of her
    Demonstrate ability to assess patients and clients response to activities executed

    Integrated assessment:
    Continuous assessment:
    Done by nursing school by preceptors clinical instructors and tutorial staff.
    Formative and summative are integrated that is practical done nursing school including test. Final examinations will be done by South African nursing council 

  • ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    Learner can be taken to a diploma level by recognition of prior learning. 

    MODERATION OPTIONS 
    System of second examiners within the institution will be used, together with a system of external examination at exit levels to the qualification, where professional or statutory bodies are involved in determining the curriculum, they will also be involved in moderation. 

    CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    Our own Staff will be used as assessors in manner accommodated within the quality management system of the institution.
    This will apply to outside assessors also that is registered nurses in different hospitals where practicals are done. 

    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.