3221-Nursing Associate Professionals

Job Title: 

Nursing Associate Professionals

Job Description: 

Nursing associate professionals provide basic nursing and personal care for people in need of such care due to effects of ageing, illness, injury, or other physical or mental impairment. They generally work under the supervision of, and in support of implementation of health care, treatment and referrals plans established by, medical, nursing and other health professionals.


Administering medications and other treatments to patients, monitoring patients' condition and responses to treatment, and referring patients and their families to a health professional for specialised care as needed

Linked Education ( CESM Codes ) : 

908 - Nursing

Specific Occupations: 

322101 - Enrolled Nurse
Description : Provides nursing care to patients in a variety of health, aged care, welfare and community settings under the supervision of registered nurses.
Green Occupation : No
Green Skill : NoTrade : No
Specializations : Community Nurse, Medical Assistant (Defence), Nursing Assistant, Physiotherapy Nurse, Psychiatric Assistant, Unregistered Nurse

322102 - Mother Craft Nurse
Description : Assists in providing care to newborn infants, and provides advice and training to parents of newborn infants.
Green Occupation : No
Green Skill : NoTrade : No
Specializations : Lactation Consultant

Additional Notes: 

NOTE: The distinction between professional and associate professional nurses should be made on the basis of the nature of the work performed in relation to the tasks specified. The qualifications required are not the main factor in making this distinction..

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Source Of Info: 

Source : Organising Framework for Occupations (OFO) 2013, Department of Higher Education and Training, Republic of South Africa