WC Dept of Health: Nursing
Western Cape Dept of Health Nursing Programme 2020
July 5, 2019

Western Cape Dept of Health

CLOSING DATE: 30 August 2019

Prospective Candidates need to comply with the following Minimum Admission


Matriculants from 2008 (Compulsory Subjects) and minimum rating scale

NSC % Points Value For
Calculation of APS
% for APS
8  90% – 100%
7 80% – 89% 7 80% – 89%
6 70% – 79% 6 70% –  / 79%
5 60% – 69% 5 60% – 69%
4  50% – 59% 4  50% – 59%
3 40% – 49% 3 40% – 49%
2  30% – 39% 2  30% – 39%
1 0% – 29% 1 0% – 29%
  • First Additional language :English code 4
  • Home Language code 4
  • Mathematics code 3
  • Mathematical Literacy code 4
  • Life Science code 4

Minimum total score of 28 (See Advert)
Minimum matriculation endorsement / Diploma

Matriculants (Prior 2008)

Symbol HG SG
A 8 5
B 7 4
C 6 3
D 5 2
E 4 1
F 1 0

The successful candidate would have:

  • Biology HG / E or SG / D
  • English HG / E or SG / D
  • Mathematics HG / E or SG / D or
  • Minimum matriculation endorsement / Diploma

Documents to submit with your application (Requirement):

  • A certified copy (less than three (3) months old) of page one of your
  • Identity Document / Card
  • A certified copy (less than three (3) months old) of your National Senior Certificate or equivalent qualification.
  • If you attended any higher education institution, an original Academic Record and a Certificate of Conduct must accompany application form.
  • Submit certified copies (less than three (3) months old) of certificates / diplomas / degrees obtained previously.
  • In case your name or spelling of name / surname on the National Senior Certificate or equivalent qualification differs from the name on the national identity document and on the application form, evidence needs to be included to verify the difference. The same applies when the ID number differs.
  • Proof of residence or affidavit
  • Original proof of evidence of paid R150.00, application fee

Documents (Optional)

  • 2 page Curriculum Vitae with the following information:
  • Full Names and contact details, Identity Number, Residential Address and Postal Address,


  • All certificates and addresses will be verified for authenticity.
  • Due to the large number of applications expected; only selected prospective candidates will be invited for an interview, and only the successful applications will be notified
  • No registered mail will be accepted
  • All candidates who apply must be in possession of a Senior Certificate by 30 August 2019 endorsed by the South African Department of Education (2020 Academic Year)
  • WCCN reserves the right to verify and take legal action if documents are not authentic. Application will not be accepted
  • No Grade 12 candidates (2019) will be consider for selection due to the phasing out of legacy qualifications (Statutory requirement)
  • No International / foreign and RPL applications will be considered. (2020 Academic Year)

District name /  Local municipality, employment history, Details of previous nursing experience
if any


Post Basic courses in the following speciality areas:

  • Research
  • Specialised clinical fields e.g. ICU, oncology, Clinical Nurse Practitioner, Orthopaedics,Trauma, Occupational Health, Neonatology, Paediatrics, Theatre Technique, Advance Midwifery
  • Health Services Management
  • Nursing Education


Public  /  Private health care facilities:

  • Hospitals—General and Specialised
  • Community Health Care Centres
  • Clinics
  • Private Health Care Facilities
  • Non—Government Organisations
  • Step-down Health Care Facilities
  • Geriatric Care Centres
  • Private Practice


Click to download Application Form 

Please submit all applications to the following Postal Addresses:

Athlone – Metro West Campus Western Cape College of Nursing, Private Bag X 2,

Surwell, 7762

Worcester – Boland Overberg
Department of Health, Private Bag X 3113, Worcester,
George – South Cape Karoo Campus  1 Herrie Street, Dormehlsdrift, George 6530


No guarantee can be given that funding will be granted to students. All prospective students must make provision to pay for Application / Registration / Study / Residential fees!

This Department of Health is an equal opportunity affirmative employer whose aim is to promote representivity at all levels of all occupational categories in the Department

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