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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

Certificate: Nursing 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
22972  Certificate: Nursing 
ORIGINATOR
NKANDLA 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 and skilled nurse practitioner in both hospital and community settings in all aspects related to basic nursing, by identifying, planning, implementing, evaluating and identifying abnormal/deviations form the normal activities of living, providing the appropriate care.

The secondary purpose of the qualification is:
  • To provide SA Community with Enrolled Nurses to improve the health status of individuals, families and 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 learned with guidance takes own initiative and responsibility to his learning progress.

    The learner who register for this qualification have grade 10 or 12 with Science subjects.


    Recognition of prior learning:
    This qualification recognises prior learning and evidence must be submitted. 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    The qualification is achieved in whole by laid down Regulation of SANC R2175. 

    EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    Specific Outcomes:

    First year:
    1. Recognise basic needs across lifespan for families, individuals, communities.
    2. Developed skills in observation and assessment.
    3. Applies steps of Nursing Process/Scientific Process in relation to basic individual needs to all age groups.
    4. Demonstrates developed positive attitudes, effective communication and listening skills across all life spans.
    5. Consult and refer when necessary.


    Second year:
    1. Think contextually within the scope of learning
    2. Engages in ethical thinking
    3. Dan 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


    Critical Cross-Field Outcomes:

    First year:
    1. Manage normal basic needs across the lifespan using interpersonal and psychomotor skills, applies principles of health education and recognising culture.
    2. Demonstrates willingness to co-operate with other team members.

    Second year:
    1. Identify, plan, implement and evaluate basic nursing problems of activities of living
    2. Identify abnormal conditions and refer specific problems to relevant persons and experts
    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 

    ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    Specific assessment criteria

    First year:
    1. Relates learning joined from experience by providing appropriate Nursing care.

    2. Clinical evaluation;
  • Continuous assessment;
  • Accompaniment.

    3. PBL;
  • Assignment.

    4. Health Education;
  • Continuous assessment;
  • Test;
  • Accompaniment.

    5. Accompaniment.

    Second year:
    1. Assessed by using task, PBL, Projects, Case Studies, Examinations, Continuous Assessment and accompaniment

    2. Relates learning gained from individuals and professionals, exposure to the community, PBL to different health problems by continuous assessment
  • Interprets health related issues of the past and present in relation to the future preventive and promotive health through health education

    3. Identifies existing and potential problems by evaluation, accompaniment and continuous assessment

    4. Develops and facilitates solutions and strategies to solve the problems by clinical evaluation, reports and examinations

    5. Formative and summative evaluation
  • Clinical evaluation


    Critical Cross-Field assessment criteria:

    First year:
    1. Use their knowledge and experience to offer assistance to basic needs, problems at their level by clinical evaluation.
  • Demonstrates tolerance of cultural diversity by summative evaluation.

    2. Shows willingness to participate in a team/group by formative and summative evaluation.


    Second year:
    1. Identify using assignments, projects, case studies, examination

    2. Solve problems by searching for alternative strategies, including referrals for problems beyond her scope of practice by projects, case studies and accompaniment

    3. Solve problems by exploring situations
  • Assess by accompaniment
  • Monthly reports

    4. Accompaniment
    PBL

    5. Accompaniment
    Test
    Assignment, Health Education and reports

    6. Continuous assessment
    Reports


    Integrated assessment:

    First year:

    1. Continuous assessment by unit personnel and teaching personnel (facilitators) using assessment tools.
    2. Formative and summative assessment are integrated by using tests, assignments.

    Formative - Includes: Tests; Projects; Clinical evaluation; Clinical workbook; accompaniment.
    Summative - Includes: Internal and external examination; curricula evaluation.

    Second year:

    1. Continuous assessment by unit personnel and teaching personnel using assessment instruments
    2. Formative and summative assessment are integrated

    Formative:
    Tests;
    Projects - Assignment
    Case study
    Ethical problems - group projects
    Clinical evaluation;
    Clinical workbook;
    Others - accompaniment.
    self-evaluation

    Summative:
    Examination -internal
    -external
    Final report
    Curriculum evaluation. 

  • ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    First year:

    The qualification is equivalent with the first year of the enrolled course.
    Upon completion of the course an option to continue with the next level for Enrolled Nursing is possible.

    Second year:

    On completion of this course the certificate graduate may proceed for further training / studies to the Diploma level if she wishes so and independent learning 

    MODERATION OPTIONS 
    A system of second examiner is used/optional in practica.
    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 in theory and practica.
  • SANC provides the written external examination papers and assesse/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 
    First year equivalent as for Certificate: Nursing Assistant 

    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.