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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

National Certificate: Fundamental Ancillary Health Care 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
49085  National Certificate: Fundamental Ancillary Health Care 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Ancillary Health Care 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
Was HW SETA until Last Date for Achievement  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
National Certificate  Field 09 - Health Sciences and Social Services  Promotive Health and Developmental Services 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  152  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Regular-Unit Stds Based 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
SAQA 0160/05  2007-09-18  2009-02-18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2010-02-18   2013-02-18  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This qualification is replaced by: 
Qual ID Qualification Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Min Credits Replacement Status
64749  National Certificate: Community Health Work  Level 2  NQF Level 02  140  Complete 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
Learners who have achieved this qualification will be able to advocate for, promote, and provide for health within a community context. They will provide a service that will assist communities to manage their own health and wellness.
This qualification will provide the foundation for a certificate in ancillary health care Level 3.


Rationale

The South African Government is committed to combining the national human resource development strategy with the rapid upgrading of service delivery to all the nation's communities. An integral part of this strategy are initiatives to strengthen communities' abilities to empower themselves to participate in the political, economic, social and development spheres of South African life. Two key components in this empowerment are communities' abilities to integrate with and access state services, and their ability to further the health and wellness of community members.

Ancillary Health Workers are an asset towards improving access and delivery of Primary Health Care to communities. Their key role is to improve the quality of life by providing community-based health care at local level within the context of an intersectoral environment. They enable the human aspect of primary health care through rendering community-based health care. They reach areas that cannot be reached by professional health workers due to the scarcity of this category of workers.

Ancillary Health Workers have a broad and inclusive role but what is unique about them is that they render care in the home and in the community. They also respond to the community's needs by making use of available local resources and within societal norms of the specific community. They are able to make a unique contribution towards the empowerment of individuals and communities.

The focus in this learning field is therefore on primary health care within the framework of community development that aims at health promotion as one of its vital aspects. The Ancillary Health Worker is required to play a pre-emptive role in the assessment and identification of needs as well as intervention in Primary Health Care activities. This takes place in collaboration with, and referral to, the formal health services and other health related systems. Home-based care also forms a unique function of Ancillary Health Workers. Preventative measures for the management of disasters and accidents also form an important aspect of their activities. In all these activities the Ancillary Health Worker observes the ethical codes of practice, norms, values and rights of the community. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Learners wishing to study towards this qualification are assumed to have:
  • Communication at NQF level 1
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF level 1
  • 9822: Engage In Basic Health Promotion 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    All Fundamental component Unit Standards are compulsory (36 credits must be attained):
  • 20 credits for Communication and Language
  • 16 credits for Computer Literacy Mathematic Literacy

    All Core component Unit Standards are compulsory (86 credits must be attained).

    The Elective Component consists of a number of unit standards from which at least 30 credits must be attained. 

  • EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    1. Communicate with individuals & communities in a variety of ways.
    2. Network with members of the local community in order to advocate and promote improved health and wellness.
    3. Provide basic health care services.


    Critical Cross field Outcomes

    Communicate with individuals and communities in a variety of ways:
  • Solve problems/ make decisions
  • Team work
  • Organisation
  • Information
  • Communicate
  • Technology
  • Related systems
  • Personal development

    Network with members of the local ommunity in order to advocate and promote improved health and wellness:
  • Solve problems/ make decisions
  • Team work
  • Organisation
  • Information
  • Communicate
  • Related systems
  • Personal development

    Provide basic health care services:
  • Solve problems/ make decisions
  • Team work
  • Organisation
  • Information
  • Communicate
  • Technology 

  • ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    1.
  • Communication with individuals & groups is clear, understandable and effective.
  • Communication is in line with the principles espoused in the SA constitution.

    2.
  • Preventive measures to reduce the potential impact of disasters are instituted.
  • Facilitation of group work in development practice is demonstrated.
  • Environmental Health and community hygiene are promoted.
  • An understanding of the foundation of development practice is demonstrated
  • Healthy development (ECD) is facilitated.

    3.
  • The ability to coach learners is demonstrated.
  • Basic life support and/or first aid procedures for emergencies are performed in simulated situations.
  • An awareness for a disability friendly environment is created within a community.
  • The client and family are supported and assisted to manage home based care.
  • Quality care for the frail person is provided.
  • The client and family is assisted to facilitate and maintain the optimal functioning of a client with dementia.
  • The development and learning of toddlers is facilitated.
  • The learning and development of babies is facilitated.

    The assessment of critical cross-field outcomes should be achieved through the process of integrated assessment of each of the unit standards outcomes.

    Integrated assessment

    Assessment is not a single event but rather a structured process of gathering evidence and making judgements of the learners' performance in relation to the qualification. A range of formative and summative methods can be used in assessing learners, this may include:
  • Written and oral tests/examinations
  • Case studies and assignments
  • Role play and simulation sessions
  • Written reports/work plans
  • Workbook
  • Peer group review
  • Feedback from beneficiaries
  • Portfolio of evidence

    Assessment should be carried out at regular intervals as well as at the end of the periods of study and should be offered in an integrated way. It is envisaged that learners will work at more than one unit standard at a time.

    The learners should produce sufficient evidence of achieving each specific outcome of each unit standard. This evidence should initially be assessed for competence by the educator/facilitator.

    Once the facilitator believes that the learner has demonstrated competence in a particular unit standard, the facilitator should recommend the portfolio for external moderation by a registered assessor. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    This qualification is unique to South Africa and is appropriate for the unique needs of health and social services in this country as well as other neighbouring countries within the Southern Africa region. 

    ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    This qualification provides access to NQF level 3 qualifications in related health and development fields. 

    MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of integrated assessment. 

    CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    Criteria for the registration of assessors:

    Persons assessing learners against this qualification must:
  • Be a suitably qualified person
  • Be suitably qualified at a minimum of NQF level 3
  • Be experienced in the fields of primary health care and community development
  • Be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA 

  • NOTES 
    This qualification has been replaced by qualification 64749, which is "National Certificate: Community Health Work", Level 2, 140 credits. 

    UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  9824  Assess the inter-relationships between the individual, family and community in terms of Primary Health Care (PHC)  Level 1  NQF Level 01  10 
    Core  9826  Assist community members to access services in accordance with their health related human rights  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Core  9823  Perform basic life support and/or first aid procedures in emergencies  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Core  117017  Provide information about Tuberculosis and directly observed treatment (DOTS)  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Core  11813  Apply knowledge of self in order to make a life decision  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  117007  Assist in the establishment of good nutrition  Level 2  NQF Level 02  12 
    Core  14051  Collect and record data  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  11816  Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the rights and responsibilities of the individual under the South African Constitution  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  11817  Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the structures that reinforce and support human rights in South Africa  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  14042  Demonstrate knowledge of environmental health and community hygiene practices  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  12352  Demonstrate knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of a community committee  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  11818  Investigate work opportunities in order to make a personal career/employment decision  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  8493  Maintain occupational health and safety  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  8420  Operate in a team  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  116995  Participate in health promotion activities  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  116993  Promote awareness of rights and responsibilities  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  116987  Apply active listening skills in the care and support environment  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  117493  Provide information about HIV and AIDS and treatment options in community care and support situations  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8963  Access and use information from texts  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  9009  Apply basic knowledge of statistics and probability to influence the use of data and procedures in order to investigate life related problems  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  7480  Demonstrate understanding of rational and irrational numbers and number systems  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  9008  Identify, describe, compare, classify, explore shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional shapes in different contexts  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  8962  Maintain and adapt oral communication  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  8967  Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  7469  Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal and community life  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  9007  Work with a range of patterns and functions and solve problems  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  8964  Write for a defined context  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  110050  Facilitate group work in development practice  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Elective  117029  Provide care to a frail person  Level 1  NQF Level 01  12 
    Elective  110042  Understand the foundations of transformative development practice  Level 1  NQF Level 01  12 
    Elective  116991  Assist in establishing a disability friendly environment  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  7568  Demonstrate knowledge of and produce word processing documents using basic functions  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  117009  Apply palliative care principles when assisting and supporting the client and family to manage life-threatening disease  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10 
    Elective  12835  Facilitate the learning and development of babies (0-24 months) in ECD settings  Level 3  NQF Level 03  12 
    Elective  12836  Facilitate the learning and development of toddlers (18-36 months) in ECD settings  Level 3  NQF Level 03  12 
    Elective  117016  Institute preventive measures to reduce the potential impact of disasters  Level 3  NQF Level 03  14 
    Elective  13869  Involve family members in ECD programmes  Level 3  NQF Level 03  12 
    Elective  116988  Maintain the optimal functioning of a client with dementia  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10 
    Elective  117004  Provide support relating to home based care  Level 3  NQF Level 03  16 


    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
    When qualifications are replaced, some of their learning programmes are moved to being recorded against the replacement qualifications. If a learning programme appears to be missing from here, please check the replacement.
     
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    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. Philani Training and Development Solutions NPC 



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