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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

Certificate: Nursing 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
22895  Certificate: Nursing 
ORIGINATOR
CHURCH OF SCOTLAND 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  Curative 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 settings in aspects related to basic nursing, by assessing, planning, implementing, evaluating and identifying abnormal activities of living, providing the appropriate care.

The secondary purposes of the qualification are:
  • to provide SA Community with Enrolled Nurses to improve health status of individuals, families, community especially in the disadvantaged community.
  • to provide SA Community with 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 (1st year), class attendance and practical field.
  • communicate and apply what they have learnt with guidance, takes own initiative and responsibility to his learning progress.
    The learners who register for this qualification have grade 10 and 12. 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

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

    EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    Specific outcomes:
    1. Think contextually within the scope of learning
    2. Engages in thinking critical
    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
    6. Apply the principles of health education in the promotion of health and prevention of illness throughout the life spectrum.
    7. Demonstrate an understanding of pharmacokinetics and the relevant associated legislation and nursing responsibilities.
    8. Collecting, analysing and critically evaluating information

    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. Abides by the ethical and moral codes governing nursing
    7. Using science and technology effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment and the health of others
    8. Demonstrating and understanding of the world as asset of related systems by recognising that the problem solving contexts do not exist in isolation 

    ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    One
    Assessed by using task PBL, projects, case studies, examinations, continuous assessment and accompaniment

    Two
    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

    Three
    Identifies existing and potential problems by evaluation
    Accompaniment and continued assess

    Four
    Develops and facilitates solutions and strategies to solve the problems
    Clinical evaluation: assessment

    Five
    Monthly reports
    Exposure to multidisciplinary health care team

    Six
    Prepare and vie formal and informal education presentation of the individual, family and community
    Give appropriate and relevant health education to groups and individuals including the use of resources

    Seven
    Safe and correct administration of medications
    Correct storage safe keeping and recording
    Assess patients response to medication and make appropriate referrals
    Practices within the legal framework of relevant legislation and institutional policies

    Eight
    Accompaniment
    Test
    Examination


    Critical cross-field assessment criteria:

    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
    Monthly reports
    4.
    Cope with self discipline necessary for studying
    Assess own strengths and weaknesses and develop coping strategies appropriately
    5.
    Communicate own ideas and provide supporting evidence in a sustained manner
    Recognise own communication limitations and problems and seek help appropriately
    Consult effectively refers and does follow up
    Creates a supportive environment for colleagues and patients
    6.
    Continuous assessment
    Monthly reports
    7.
    Use equipment and technology in health settings safely appropriately and ethically
    Use the scientific method of investigation in nursing
    Show respect and openness towards the physical environment
    8.
    Demonstrate knowledge and experience of their individual and professional situations
    Draw upon their prior knowledge (personal and professional) and experience (personal and professional) as appropriate when investigating and analysing the health fields around them
    Recognise and treat patients as a psychosocial, spiritual person


    Integrated assessment:

    Integrated assessment to ensure that the purpose of the qualification is achieved
    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
    Others
  • accompaniment
  • self evaluation

    Summative:
    Examination
  • Internal
  • External
    Final report
    Curricula evaluation. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    The EN certification is recognised in 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 its 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 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.