Kwazulu-Natal Department of Health Nursing Training Programme 2023

Deadline: 31 August 2022.

Kwazulu-Natal Department of Health Nursing Training Programme 2023

Applications are now open for the Kwazulu-Natal Department of Health Nursing Training Programme 2023. The purpose of the Diploma in Nursing programme is to develop a generalist nurse who can demonstrate focused knowledge and skills in general nursing. This programme takes into account the Primary Health Care (PHC) approach and encompasses the core competencies for disease prevention, health promotion, treatment and rehabilitation required to tackle the physical and psychosocial determinants of health, with the aim of contributing towards strengthening healthcare systems through delivery of comprehensive, high quality and safe nursing services.


Prospective students willing to register for this qualification must be in possession of a National Senior Certificate (NSC). Minimum Matric score of 25 points will be calculated according to standardized approved point system (APS). Only a maximum of 6 subjects will be scored and the following subjects are required:

Subjects / Pass Level

English Home Language (EHL) First Additional Language (FAL) / L4

Another Language: Home Language/First Additional Language / L3

Mathematics / L3

Mathematics Literacy / L5

Life Science / L4

NB: Life Orientation will not be scored:

Subjects required for a Matric Certificate Pre-2008 are as follows:

Subjects / GRADE / PASS

English: HG/SG – E/D

Biology: HG/SG – E/D

Mathematics: HG/SG – E/D

Any other subject/s: HG/SG – E/D


  • An advertisement for nurse training posts appear in the local newspaper(s), local hospitals, clinics and KZN health website once a year requirements of the training programme will be stipulated in the advertisement.
  • Instructions on the advert are to be complied with, such as the information to be submitted and
    documentation to be uploaded with the application
  • It is not necessary to fill in application forms (283) at this stage.
  • No hand delivered or emailed applications will be accepted or entertained.
  • No applications are to be directed to the training institutions/hospitals or head office (Natalia), or the
    KwaZulu-Natal College of Nursing
  • Ensure that the advertisement is read in its entirety especially with regard to responses to applicants.
  • Due to the large number of applications anticipated, only successful applications will be responded to
  • Any applicant who have failed to complete the 4-year Diploma programme and was excluded for academic and/or any other reasons deemed so by the College Senate, will not be eligible for entry into
    the same programme.
  • All shortlisted candidates will undergo a compulsory knowledge assessment, medical surveillance
    including a medical examination and verification of all documentation.
  • The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health will offer financial assistance to successful candidates in the form of a bursary.
  • Successful candidates will be required to sign an agreement with the Department of Health, will be expected to attend as a full time student, be prepared to attend lectures and participate in work integrated learmers (WIL) in shifts which shall include public holidays, weekends and nights, within the KwaZulu Natal Department of Health Hospital and Clinics as part of the programme requirements.
  • On completion of training, students will be registered with the South African Nursing Council as General Nurse Category in line with the Nursing Act (Act No. 33 of 2005).



NQF LEVEL: Level 6

SAQA ID NO: 115826

QUAL CLASS: Whole Qualification, Full Time

How do I apply for academic admission 2023?

1. Click button apply for 2023 to complete your profile.

2. Documents to be uploaded with your online application:

  • copy of matric certificate and identity document.
  • Proof of residence or affidavit.
  • All copies of highest qualifications.
  • A signed affidavit from the Commissioner of Oath, clearly indicating that you are unemployed and have not previously benefited from the Department of Health bursary system at the KZN College of Nursing.

NB. Failure to comply with the above instructions will disqualify applicants.

3. Click apply now button on the student details page to complete your application .

4. Take note of the following:

  • All certificates and addresses will be verified for authenticity.
  • Due to the large number of applications expected; only successful applicants will be notified.
  • No registered mail will be accepted.


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