Cape Peninsula University of Technology CPUT Nursing Application 2020

Cape Peninsula University of Technology CPUT Nursing Application 2020, We hope to offer new programmes on undergraduate and postgraduate levels from 2020. This will depend on final SANC approval and Higher Education accreditation of the new programmes. The last intake of our current programmes is 2019

To prepare and develop nurse practitioners (graduate nurse and midwife ) equipped with the knowledge, skills and professional values to meet the health care needs of people of all ages, and thereby contribute to the transformation of society. The graduate nurse practice will reflect an understanding of the social, cultural, and economic context of our country, while conforming to standards of professional nursing practices.

Career Information

The curriculum is designed to prepare graduate nurse- and midwifery practitioners who are equipped to meet the increasing health needs as well as health related problems, of multicultural populations in a wide variety of health care settings, while considering of the current and future social, cultural and economical contexts, of the country.

Career Opportunities

After completion of the 2 years ECP, the learner nurse will proceed to the 2nd year mainstream studies of the B Tech Degree. Completion of the B Tech Degree provide access to post-basic (post-graduate) qualifications offered at Universities in the field or where appropriate cognate fields as Nursing Education, Nursing management; Primary Health Care; Occupational Health Care. There are various career opportunities in the Private and Public Health Care sector.

Admission requirements


For all Certificate, Diploma and National Diploma applications, consult the General admission requirements.

General admission requirements

Some courses require students to submit additional information as part of their application.

Additional admission requirements


For all Honours, Masters and Doctorate applications, consult the Postgraduate admission requirements.

Postgraduate admission requirements

Career Advantage

The degree entails the education and training of a nurse (general, psychiatric and community) and midwife leading to registration (Government Gazette Regulation No. 425 of 22 February 1985 as amended). After completion of the Baccalaureus Technologiae Nursing Science Degree (R425), students would be able to register as a professional nurse with the South African Nursing Council (SANC).Thereafter, they also have to work the compulsory community service year while being reimbursed.
Syllabus and feesPlease Note:

The fees for 2019 reflected below may be subject to change.
Please confirm the final fee amount by contacting the relevant Faculty Office or contact person as listed at the bottom of this page.

43 Subjects over a 4 year period
Experiential Learning Work Integrated Learning (WIL) is linked to the clinical learning outcomes of the programme. 

Work integrated learning (WIL) is compulsory. The purpose of creating experiential learning opportunities is to prepare the learner nurse to function effectively and competently in this field of study and to be skilled in ethical decision-making and moral reasoning by the end of the programme. WIL in the graduate programme includes clinical nursing practice activities, Theory and Skills lab activities, as well as placement in healthcare facilities. 

WIL (also called experiential learning, work-based learning or co-operative learning) focuses on the application of academic learning in a world-of-work context. The focus of experiential learning is for learner nurses to apply and develop their knowledge and skills in a work place environment. Work place practice and skills development will contribute to improved chances of employability and will assist in developing personal skills.

Offering Type and DurationFull-Time /
Offering Type and DurationNon-Formal /
Course is offered on Athlone Campus.
Course is offered on Bellville Campus.
Course is offered on George Campus.
Course is offered on Groote Schuur Hospital Campus.
Course is offered on Worcester Campus.

For any queries get in touch with:

  • Contact: C Julius
  • Telephone: +27 21 959 4410
  • Fax: –
  • Email:
  • Contact: Prof K Jooste
  • Telephone: +27 21 959 6274
  • Fax: –
  • Email:

NOTE: The fees in this prospectus are for the 2018 academic year and are provided to assist you in your planning.


This information is subject to change based on approval and accreditation of HEQSF aligned qualifications.

Admission requirements may therefore differ between the existing qualification and the HESQF aligned qualification. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information on this page; however the University reserves the right at any time, if circumstances require, to make changes to any of the published details.


How to apply


Applications for the 2020 academic year intake opens on Monday, 20 May 2019 for all undergraduate and postgraduate applicants.

Only online applications are acceptable unless otherwise stipulated in the table below:

Application TypeMode of Application
SA citizens currently in Grade 12 (SA matric type) ONLINE applications ONLY 
• No application fee chargeable 
• No manual applications are acceptable
SA citizens who have passed Grade 12 or any other SA matric type/ qualification• ONLINE applications ONLY 
• No application fee chargeable
• No manual applications are acceptable
SA citizens transferring from other institutions• ONLINE applications ONLY
• No application fee chargeable
• No manual applications are acceptable
SA CPUT students with a break in their studies of 1 year and more ONLINE applications 
• No application fee chargeable 
• No manual applications are acceptable
RPL applications (Recognition of Prior Learning) MANUAL applications ONLY – click here for RPL information and application procedures 
• R100 application fee chargeable
Non-SA citizens (International) including Refugee and Permanent Residency applicants MANUAL applications ONLY – click here for International applicants information and procedures
• R100 application fee chargeable
SA citizens who have passed a non-SA matric/ qualification MANUAL applications ONLY 
• R100 application fee chargeable


Qualification Type• SA citizenship (with a SA ID number)
• Permanent Residency with a valid SA identification 
• Refugees with a valid Refugee permit*
• Non-South African Citizenship (without a SA ID number)
RPL Applications30 June 201930 June 2019
Certificate & Higher Certificates30 September 201931 August 2019
BEd Qualifications                          30 September 201931 August 2019
Bachelor in Science30 September 201931 August 2019
Bachelor’s Degree, B Tech & Advanced Diploma30 September 201931 August 2019
Diploma & National Diploma30 September 201931 August 2019
Except Fashion Design31 July 201931 July 2019
Except Surface Design31 July 201931 July 2019
Except Diploma Visual Communication Design (including ND Graphic Design)31 July 201931 July 2019
Except Diploma Product Design (including ND 3D Design)31 July 201931 July 2019
Except Interior Design31 July 201931 July 2019
Except Jewellery & Manufacture Design31 July 201931 July 2019
Except Architectural Technology31 July 201931 July 2019
Post Graduate Diploma30 September 201931 August 2019
Post Graduate Certificate (PGCE)30 September 201931 August 2019
Honours Bachelors in Education30 September 201931 August 2019
Master’s  & M Tech (Course based)30 September 201931 August 2019
Master’s Degree & M Tech (Full Research)15 March 202015 March 2020
Doctoral Degree & D Tech15 March 202015 March 2020