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Please note that this circular has been amended by Circular 5/2012.  You should refer to that circular for the correct information.

23 April 2012

TO ALL: Nursing Education Institutions
Provincial Departments of Health
Stakeholders

Implementation of Revised Fees Payable to the South African Nursing Council for Accreditation of Nursing Education Institutions

PURPOSE

The purpose of this circular is to inform providers of Nursing Education and Training, Provincial Departments of Health and stakeholders about the implementation of revised fees payable to the South African Nursing Council (SANC) for accreditation of Nursing Education Institutions.

IMPLEMENTATION

The Council, at its meeting of 28-29 March 2012, approved the fees as outlines below.  The revised fees are in accordance with the cost of processing applications, conducting accreditation visits and service to Nursing Education Institutions.

1.    Motivation for fees payable for the accreditation of Nursing Education Institutions

1.1    The SANC, as an accredited Education and Training Quality Assurance body (ETQA), is required to promote the quality of education and training amongst education providers.

1.2    The activities to promote quality have an impact on the administrative and resources requirements, with considerable financial implications.

1.3    In view of the above ETQA activities, the SANC has introduced fees that are payable to the SANC in respect of the accreditation of Nursing Education Institutions.

1.4    With the implementation of these fees, the South African Nursing Council will be in a position to improve on the quality and quantity of resources required for the accreditation process.

2.    Accreditation fees

Fees are determined in the following manner:

Please note that this circular has been amended by Circular 5/2012.  You should refer to that circular for the correct information.

  RATE NO. 1 RATE NO. 2 RATE NO. 3
INSTITUTION:      
Number of programmes 1-2 = R10 000-00 3-6 = R15 000-00 4-10 = R20 000-00
Learner enrolment 25-50 = R5 000-00 51-75 = R10 000-00 76-100 = R15 000-00
Accreditation: additional learning facilities 1 = R10 000-00 2-4 = R15 000-00 5-10 = R20 000-00
Accreditation: additional clinical facilities 1-5 = R5 000-00 6-10 = R10 000-00 11-20 = R15 000-00
Re-accreditation of NEIs R5 000-00    
Accreditation of a new school R20 000-00    
PROGRAMMES:      
One-year R1 000-00    
Two-year R2 000-00    
Four-year R5 000-00    
Post registration/
Post basic
R7 500-00    

N.B.:    Please note that these fees are subject to 14% VAT.  The above fee structure is applicable with effect from 1 June 2012.

Signed (T B Mabuda)
Registrar and CEO
South African Nursing Council


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