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

Analyse the proposed National Health policy as a means of providing healthcare for the nation 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
113927  Analyse the proposed National Health policy as a means of providing healthcare for the nation 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Financial Services 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Finance, Economics and Accounting 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2004-02-11  2007-02-11  SAQA 1852/04 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2008-02-11   2011-02-11  

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 unit standard is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
243156  Analyse the National Health Policy as a means of providing healthcare for the nation  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard is intended for learners in a financial services environment. It will add value to financial planners, intermediaries financial advisers, healthcare intermediaries, product developers, co-coordinators of medical schemes, financial call centre agents and trustees of medical schemes and retirement funds. It deals with the proposed National Health Policy and the implications for medical schemes, Administrators and wealth management.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Explaining the purpose and implications of a National Health Policy for South Africa.
  • Interpreting potential risk to existing medical schemes.
  • Analysing the potential impact of National Health Policy on stakeholders.
  • Analysing the implications of National Health Policy for benefit design. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    There is open access to this Unit Standard. Learners should be competent in Communication, Mathematical Literacy and Financial Literacy at Level 3. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this Unit Standard is
  • The proposed National Health Policy and its potential impact as at 2003 and the legislated policy and the actual impact once it is finalised.
  • Key stakeholders include, but are not limited to, state and non-state medical scheme administrators, hospitals, professional practitioners, suppliers of pharmaceuticals, and other consumables, suppliers of equipment, intermediaries, employers and members of medical schemes.
  • Disenfranchised stakeholders include, but are not limited to, pensioners, uncovered, unemployed, self employed and low income individuals. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the purpose and implications of a National Health Policy for South Africa. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The South African National Health Policy is explained in terms of scope and purpose. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The relationship between current legislation and the South African National Health Policy is explained with reference to the National Health Bill, Medical Schemes Act, Medicines and Related Substances Control Act, Pharmacy Act and Healthcare Professionals` Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The roles and purposes of the Minister, Department of Health and the Regulatory Authority are explained in terms of implementation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Interpret potential risk to medical schemes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The potential viability of medical schemes is analysed with reference to entitlement to prescribed minimum benefits. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The potential viability of existing medical schemes is analysed with reference to public interventions to equalise risk between medical schemes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The implications of the introduction of a National Health Policy are explained in terms of migration of members between non-state medical schemes and the envisaged State medical scheme. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The impact of National Health Policy on fees and prices charged by healthcare providers and suppliers to non-state and state medical schemes is explained with reference to medicine pricing systems, professional fees and hospital tariffs. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Analyse the impact of National Health Policy on stakeholders. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The key stakeholders affected by National Health Policy are named and an indication is given of the advantages and disadvantages for each. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The affect of National Health Policy on disenfranchised stakeholders is explained and an indication is given of the advantages and disadvantages for each. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Analyse the implications of National Health Policy for benefit design. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The implications of National Health policy for employee benefit design are explained with reference to prescribed minimum benefits, changes to employer subsidy, tax subsidy and flexibility in the choice of medical scheme options. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The implications of National Health policy for medical scheme benefit design is explored in terms of scope of benefits, convenience, preferred provider, access to new technology and existence of quality standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Issues of beneficiary entitlement arising out of prescribed minimum benefit legislation are discussed with reference to rights under the South African Constitution. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Accreditation for this Unit Standard shall be obtained from the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance Body, through summative and formative assessment by a registered assessor.
  • Assessors must be registered as an Assessor with the relevant ETQA
  • Moderators must be registered as assessors with the relevant ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Agreement with the relevant ETQA.
  • Training providers must be accredited by the relevant ETQA.

    Moderation should include both internal and external moderation where applicable. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Learners are capable of communicating effectively in explaining the purpose and implications of a National Health Policy for South Africa. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Learners are capable of communicating effectively in explaining the purpose and implications of a National Health Policy for South Africa. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 243156, which is " Analyse the National Health Policy as a means of providing healthcare for the nation ", Level 4, 4 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  49649   Further Education and Training Certificate: Long-term Insurance  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  INSETA 
    Elective  49356   Further Education and Training Certificate: Medical Claims Assessing  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  INSETA 
    Elective  57613   Further Education and Training Certificate: Short-Term Risk Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  INSETA 
    Elective  48493   National Certificate: Financial Services: Wealth Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2007-02-11  Was INSETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    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. CKP Development Agency (Pty) Ltd. 
    2. Discovery Life Ltd 
    3. Faisit (Pty) Ltd 
    4. Intec College 
    5. Invuya Institute of Learning (Pty) Ltd 
    6. Masifunde Training Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    7. RJM Educational Consulting PTY LTD 
    8. The Institute of Health Risk Managers (Pty) Ltd 



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