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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

Certificate: Auxiliary Nursing 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
22897  Certificate: Auxiliary Nursing 
ORIGINATOR
Conradie 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  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 purpose of the qualification is to enable the learner to practice as a Registered 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
  • Health Care
  • Client advocate 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The learner must show evidence of learning at NQF level 4, equivalent to Grade 10. 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 and a minimum requirement of numeracy at Grade 10 level or equivalent. 

    RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    The qualification will be awarded when the requirements of the Statutory body are met in terms of SANC Regulation 2176 

    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 the development of comprehensive quality health care.
    8. Advocate for the rights and responsibilities of health care. 

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

    One
    Conduct a holistic health assessment of individuals and communities.
    Collect, analyse and interpret data against a body of scientific knowledge.
    Formulate a nursing diagnosis.
    Identify risk factors and implement preventative interventions to improve client care.
    Identify health needs, priorities and set objectives for a plan of care.
    Create and maintain therapeutic environment to meet the needs of the individual, family and community.
    Implement planned interventions with active involvement of individuals, families and members of the health team.
    Implement 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 in collaboration with the registered nurse change the plan of nursing care where necessary.

    Two
    Demonstrate knowledge, skills 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.
    Participate with communities and other stakeholders in the management of emergency situations.

    Three
    Identify and promote cost containing measures without compromising the quality of care.

    Four
    Demonstrate knowledge of the role and function of other stakeholders in health care.
    Demonstrate the ability to work well in a team.
    Give appropriate and accurate health education to individuals, families and communities.

    Five
    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, value and beliefs of clients.
    Render health care within the relevant legal parameters.

    Six
    Take responsibility to for life-long learning.
    Identify own learning needs.
    Explore and use opportunities for professional development.
    Explore and use opportunities for professional development.
    Participate in self-directed learning activities aimed at improving knowledge and skills.

    Seven
    Advocate for the rights of patients as enshrined in the Constitution of South Africa and the Patient's Rights Charter.
    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 communities.
    Identify and utilise relevant social networks and resources to ensure quality health care.

    Eight
    Discuss issues in relation to safety and human rights in the workplace.
    Participate in promotion and protection of human rights of all health care providers.
    Demonstrate sound knowledge of disciplinary procedures, grievance handling procedure and codes of conduct, relevant to the maintenance of good labour relations.
    Adhere to the policies related to occupational health and to minimise occupational health and safety hazards.

    Integrate assessment:
    Formative assessment which is integrated and conducted on a continuous basis.
    Summative assessment. 

    INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    Limited to South Africa and Africa 

    ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    Specific:
    Agreements are not in place at present. Should be able to articulate with nursing colleges on a national level.

    Generic:
    This qualification allows for progression to a higher level of Post Basic Nursing on a national level: The certificate leading to Enrolment as a 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/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: 
     
    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.