Ukwazi School of Nursing


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Ukwazi School of Nursing is a private higher education institution registered as such by the Department of Higher Education and Training. It's nursing qualifications are registered by the South African Qualifications Authority. It is accredited by the Council on Higher Education and by the South African Nursing Council.

This school is a training institution focused on the health care industry. They have gone from strength to strength since then and pride ourselves on being a nursing education institution which has taken its place amongst the frontrunners in private nursing education in South Africa. 

Ukwazi School of Nursing offers the Higher Certificate in Nursing (R169)(auxiliary nurse programme) and the Diploma in Nursing (general nurse programme)(R171).  Intakes for both qualifications are invariably fully enrolled annually.   


Main campus - Roodepoort, Gauteng

Sub-campus - Potchefstroom, North West


The School is provisionally registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training until 31 December 2024 as a private Higher Education Institution under the Higher Education Act, 1997 - Registration Certificate No 2018/HE07/002.

The School is accredited by the COUNCIL ON HIGHER EDUCATION (“CHE”) for the new qualifications:  the Higher Certificate in Auxiliary Nursing (CHE ref H/PR426/E001CAN) and the Diploma in Nursing (CHE ref H/PR426/E001CAN).

The School's qualifications for the new learning programmes have also been registered by the SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY:  SAQA ID 98915 (Higher Certificate in Auxiliary Nursing) and 97938 (Diploma in Nursing) – please refer to (Registered Qualifications and Unit Standards).

Applications and Fees: 

Applications can be found online by using the clickable link on the Ukwazi website under 'Study at Ukwazi' from the menu. 

An Information Brochure (prospectus) which explains the fees payable; course content; etc is available from their offices. It is available by fax; email; or personal collection.  You are invited to contact your campus of choice – Roodepoort or Potchefstroom for further information in this regard. Contact information for both campuses can also be found on the website.  

Admission requirements can also be found on the website under 'admission criteria'. 


  • Higher Certificate in Auxiliary Nursing (1 year duration | R169 | HEQSF Aligned | NQF Level 5 |120- Credits: Contact Mode)
  • Diploma in Nursing: Staff Nurse (General Nurse) (3 year duration | R171 | HEQSF Aligned | NQF Level 6 | 360 Credits: Contact Mode)

Ukwazi School of Nursing (Pty) Ltd may not offer its programme until final approval is granted by the Registrar.

Delivery Method
Type of education institution
Private Higher Education Institution
Qualification Types
Higher Certificate
National Diploma
Institution Location




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