Gauteng College of Nursing Entry Requirements 2023

We are pleased to present to you the Gauteng College of Nursing (GCN) entry requirements for the 2022/2023 on each course (Certificate, diploma and undergraduate courses) offered there. 

Gauteng College of Nursing

The Gauteng College of Nursing (GCN) admission requirements stated here contains a rundown of all the diploma, undergraduate and certificate courses coupled with their general requirements. 

Therefore, for a successful admission or entry into this institution, you must first of all meet their requirements as stated below, otherwise, you will continue to be on the waiting list. So let’s delve into it quickly. 


To successfully apply and be considered for the training, please take note of the following:  

  • You are required to register a profile on the system before you can apply.
  • Must be a South African citizen, who resides in the Gauteng Province.
  • You must be in possession of one of the following school leaving certificates – a Senior Certificate, a National Senior Certificate, currently in Grade 12 or National Vocational Certificate Primary Health
  • Applications must be made on the GPG Professional Job Centre system before or on the 31st July 2022; NO late applications will be accepted
  • Certified documents will be uploaded on the system, however you will be required to take supporting documents to the selection centre should you be shortlisted.
  • No hand delivered or emailed applications will be accepted, all applications must be done online.

The following subject criteria are required:  

  • Senior Certificate: English HG D or SG C, Biology HG D or SG C, Mathematics HG D or SG C and an M score of 17 
  • National Senior Certificate: English Level 4, Life Sciences Level 4, Mathematics Level 4 or Maths Literacy Level 5, and an APS of 27 or more (Life Orientation counts half the score) 
  • National Vocational Certificate: 50% in Fundamental Subjects (English First Additional Language, Maths/Maths Literacy, Life Orientation) and 60% in the Vocational Subjects (SA Health Care System, Public Health, The Human Body and Mind and Community Oriented Primary Care) 
  • Current Grade 12 learners must meet the National Senior Certificate requirements in their Grade 11 final results.

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