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

Identify risks associated with substance abuse and dependency in own life 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114940  Identify risks associated with substance abuse and dependency in own life 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Life Skills 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 07 - Human and Social Studies People/Human-Centred Development 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular-Fundamental  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-06-26  2007-08-16  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2008-08-16   2011-08-16  

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
244609  Identify risks associated with substance abuse and dependency in own life  Level 2  NQF Level 02  This is only acceptable as a replacement if 114940 has the following statuses: Pending; Never Was Offered; Inactive. Please check that this is the case, and inform the Data Quality Coordinator if not. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard is intended to create an awareness of the effects of substance abuse and addiction and where help can be obtained.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Describing substance abuse and the process towards addiction.
  • Identifying the most frequently abused substances and their short-term effects.
  • Describing the long-term effects of substance abuse on the individual and others.
  • Explaining how to access support structures in the community. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in Communication at NQF Level 1. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this Unit Standard is
  • Alcohol, over the counter medicines, illicit and prescription drugs and inhalants.
  • High risk behaviour such as drug rape, testing positive for a banned substance, road rage, suicide, aggression, violence and impulsive behaviour. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe substance abuse and the process towards addiction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept of substance use is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The concept of dependence is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The concept of addiction is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The substance dependency process is outlined in order to identify own at risk behaviour. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Situations that could possibly trigger at risk behaviour are identified and an indication is given of how to avoid inadvertent exposure to harmful substances. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify the most frequently abused substances and their short-term effects. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The most frequently abused drugs and substances are named and an indication is given of how each affects mood and behaviour. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range includes, but is not limited to, alcohol, dagga, mandrax, narcotics, ecstasy, heroine, cocaine, crack, CAT, ephedrine, mentholated spirits, common over the counter drugs, ephedrine and inhalants.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The risks related to short-erm effects of drugs and substances are identified with reference to road use, occupational safety and high risk behaviour. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Describe the long-term effects of substance abuse on the individual and others. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The long-term effects of abuse of the most commonly used drugs and substances on the individual are indicated with reference to physical, mental, occupational and social wellbeing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The long-term effect of substance abuse on others is explained with reference to social functioning. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The legal consequences of substance abuse are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Risks associated with the long-term use and abuse of drugs and substances is discussed with reference to personal safety, financial aspects and exposure to criminal activities. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Explain how to access support structures in the community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The recovery process is outlined for affected individuals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Support structures and resources are identified and an indication is given of how to obtain the necessary support or assistance in the community. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    This Unit Standard will be internally assessed by the provider and moderated by a moderator registered by a relevant accredited ETQA or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant accredited ETQA. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    The learner is able to communicate effectively in describing substance abuse, the effects on the individual and others and how to access assistance or support. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    The learner is able to demonstrate cultural sensitivity in describing the personal consequences short term and long term consequences of substance abuse. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 244609, which is "Identify risks associated with substance abuse and dependency in own life", Level 2, 2 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  48783   National Certificate: Financial Services  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  INSETA 
    Elective  49772   National Certificate: Archaeology  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  CATHSSETA 


    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. Faisit (Pty) Ltd 



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