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One Year Higher Certificate in Nursing (R169)

Prospective students kindly familiarise yourselves with the following documents below :

What You Need

Prospective Candidates need to comply with the following Minimum Admission Requirements.

Matriculants from 2008

Compulsory Subjects and minimum rating scale

First Additional language: English code 3

Home Language code 3

Mathematics code 2 or

Mathematical Literacy code 3

Life Science code 3

Or Physical Science code 2

Minimum total score of 24

Please Note :

The results of only six (6) subjects are used to calculate the APS.

Life orientation not included

NSC Rating NSC Percentage Points Value for Calculation of APS Adjusted Percentage for APS Calculation
8 90% - 100%
7 80% - 100% 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%

Matriculants Prior 2008

The successful candidate would have:

English HG/F or SG/E

Mathematics HG/G or SG/F

Biology HG/F or SG/E OR Physical Science HG/F or SG/E

Minimum total Admission Point Score of 24 (See Advert)

Minimum matriculation endorsement/Higher Certificate

Grade 12 (Std 10) – Minimum 24 points

APS Senior Certificate – SG Senior Certificate – HG
9 A
8 A B
7 B C
6 C D
5 D E
4 E F
3 F

Applying for Admission

Applying for Admission to WCCN Consists of Eleven Steps


  1. Browse the website for information about the institution and all the programmes available.
  2. Download the pamphlet with each programmes requirements and determine which of the requirements are applicable.
  3. Choose the programme to apply for and click on the APPLY ONLINE button, will be directed to the online application platform. Applicant can only apply for one programme at on campus at a time.
  4. Register an account and then log in with account details.
  5. Complete online application process, make sure to complete all details required and attached all certified documents (no older than 3 months).
  6. Payment of R250.00 per application must be made into the following account and proof
    must be submitted.
    Banking details:
    Account Name: Department of Health
    Bank Name: NEDBANK
    Branch Number: 145209
    Account Number: 1452054975
    Deposit Reference: WCCN Surname & ID
  7. If done correctly, application will be able to be submitted, click the submit / apply button.
  8. Applicant should get an email stating Application received if the application was done correctly.
  9. Applicants must wait for further communication via email from the institution. For incorrect
    application and those not meeting the requirements, applicant shall receive email stating “UNSUCCESSFUL”. For application meeting ALL the requirements, applicant shall receive email stating “Application in process – Interview and assessment”.
  10. Applicants must wait for email communication from the institution and not enquire via telephone about their application status. The process will only be dealt with via online platform and email from the system.
  11. Enquiries can be emailed to:
Please note that incomplete application documentation won’t be processed.
Applicants re-writing may apply only if they are re-writing in the year previous of study, results should be available before the academic year starts.