New Nursing Qualifications South Africa

New Nursing Qualifications South Africa

Nursing Education and Training Standards

The South African Nursing Council has approved the following nursing education and training standards:

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Nursing Education and Training Standards

Qualification Frameworks

The South African Nursing Council has approved the following framework:

Postgraduate Diploma: Nurse/Midwife/Accoucheur Specialist

Competencies – Nurse Educator

The South African Nursing Council has approved the following competencies for Nurse Educators:

Competencies for a Nurse Educator

New Nursing Qualifications

The South African Nursing Council has approved the following new nursing qualifications for inclusion in the National Qualifications Framework (NQF):

Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and Midwifery

Diploma in Nursing: Staff Nurse

Higher Certificate: Auxiliary Nursing

Advanced Diploma in Midwifery


These qualifications are aligned to the higher education framework and the Nursing Council is currently developing policies and guidelines for the programs.

New Qualifications – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Education and Training Regulations

All education and training regulations are published under the Publications page of this website.

Education and training regulations (currently in force)

Education and training regulations (published for public comment)

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