Higher Certificate: Auxiliary Nursing
FOR THE PROGRAMME LEADING TO REGISTRATION IN THE CATEGORY AUXILIARY NURSE | NURSING ACT, 2005 (ACT NO. 23 OF 2005) R. NO. 169

The qualification will lead to a Higher Certificate in the category Auxiliary Nurse. This qualification in an entry level into nursing. The qualification serves to provide learners with basic knowledge, tools and techniques to enter into additional higher education studies in nursing.

The programme focuses on general and their application in the provision of basic nursing care. The qualification signifies that learners have achieved a basic level of higher education knowledge and competence in nursing. It also signifies that the learner can apply this knowledge and competence in the workplace, specifically in a healthcare setting. The programme is characterised by a work integrated learning component.

THE QUALIFICATION AIMS TO

  • Produce nurses that will provide basic nursing care in all spheres of healthcare service delivery.
  • Provide the nurse with a wide range of cognitive, affective and pschomotorskills
  • Hone skills in assessment, planning and implementation of basic nursing care.
  • Develop writing and oral communication skills.

EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES

  • Apply basic knowledge of anatomy, physiology, biophysics, pharmacology and microbiology in the provision of nursing care.
  • Communicate effectively in a variety of ways in a nursing context.
  • Use the scientific nursing approach to address the basic needs of individuals and groups in various healthcare settings.
  • Demonstrate appropriate methods of interacting sensitively and professionally with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Maintain professionalism in nursing practice within the ethical and legal framework.
  • Participate in addressing the needs of individuals and groups in a community.

NQF LEVEL

  • Level 5

CREDITS

120 Credits of which 72 credits must be acquired in appropriate and accredited clinical facilities and 70% of clinical acquired credits must be supervised and mentored.

ARTICULATION OPTIONS

The Higher Certificate in Auxiliary Nursing articulates with the National Diploma in Nursing.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

The learner must pass both the theoretical and clinical components of the programme with a minimum of 50%. The learner must meet the clinical requirements as stipulated in the curriculum.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • National Senior Certificate or equivalent qualification at NQF level 4
  • National Senior Certificate with admission to Higher Certificate study at a higher education institution.

DURATION OF PROGRAMME

  • One academic year

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE

  • Communication Level 4
  • Mathematical Literacy Level 4
  • Life Sciences Level 4
  • Computer Literacy Level 3
  • English (at least D symbol)

SELECTION CRITERIA FOR ALL CANDIDATES

  • A written English test score of at least 50%
  • A psychometric general mental ability (GMA) score of at least 5
  • A selection interview score of at least 75%

THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS WILL BE REQUIRED

  • Application form
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Two SAPS certified copies of Senior Certificate/any otherlevel 4 qualification issued by the Council for General and Further Education and Training
  • Two SAPS certified copies of your ID document
  • Two ID photos
  • Proof of payment of application handling fee
    (R500.00 non-refundable application handling fee)