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

Assist in establishing a disability friendly environment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116991  Assist in establishing a disability friendly environment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Ancillary Health Care 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 09 - Health Sciences and Social Services Promotive Health and Developmental Services 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-09-18  2009-02-18  SAQA 0160/05 
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 unit standard is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
260481  Create an awareness of disability and disability issues in a community  Level 2  NQF Level 02  10  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
  • This unit standard will enable a caregiver to promote awareness of all disabilities in the local community and promote a disability friendly environment.
  • Learners undertaking this unit standard should have knowledge of and sensitivity to the culture of the local community in which they will be working.
  • The learner should also have a fundamental knowledge of the human body and the way it functions. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The following competencies or equivalent:
  • Assist the community to access services in accordance with their health related human rights (ID 9827)
  • Maintain and adapt oral communication (ID 8962)

    The learner who requests RPL will be required to meet all the criteria set out in the assessment criteria and assessment notes of this unit standard as well as that of the learning assumed to be in place. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Fundamental knowledge of disability and the reactions of the local community towards people with disability. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of normal physical and mental development and disabilities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Physical development is described in terms of accepted norms and deviances. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Mental development is described in terms of accepted norms and deviances. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Deviances in normal development are identified in terms of congenital and acquired disability. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Mental disabilities are identified in terms of intellectual and psychiatric disability. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Individual emotional response to disabilities is analysed in terms of own attitude and response. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of physical disability. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept of physical disability is explained in terms of deviations from the norm. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The main causes of physical disability are explained in terms of congenital and acquired disability employment opportunities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The implications of physical disability are explained in terms of physical access facilities and employment opportunities. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Facilities include the home, public areas, transport, the workplace.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Common responses to disabilities are identified and classified in terms of positive and negative reactions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of intellectual disability. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept of intellectual disability is explained in terms of deviations from the norm. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The main causes of intellectual disability are explained in terms of congenital and acquired disability. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The implications of intellectual disability are explained in terms of access to facilities and employment opportunities. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Facilities include care institutions, public areas, transport, the workplace.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Common responses to disabilities are identified and classified in terms of positive and negative reactions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Provide information regarding available resources for people with disabilities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The various policies, legislation and conventions pertaining to the rights of the person with a disability are identified in terms of providing equal opportunity and non discrimination. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The responsibilities of the community and service providers are described with regard to access for people with a disability in terms of environmental and social attitudes and barriers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Community awareness regarding disabilities is promoted in terms of the abilities and needs of the individual and service that can be provided. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Assist with disability awareness campaigns within the local community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Information about pertinent local issues is collected in consultation with disabled people and groups. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Participation in campaigns conveys relevant messages to the community in terms of the commitment to a disability friendly environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Awareness campaigns are reported on in terms of the achieved outcomes. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Refer to Specific Outcomes and the Assessment Criteria contained in this unit standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems: Demonstrate knowledge of available resources.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Common responses to disabilities are identified and classified in terms of positive and negative reactions.
  • The main causes of intellectual disability are explained in terms of congenital and acquired disability.
  • The implications of intellectual disability are explained in terms of access to facilities and employment opportunities.
  • The responsibilities of the community and service providers are described with regard to access for people with a disability in terms of environmental and social attitudes and barriers. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in a team:

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Information about pertinent local issues is collected in consultation with disabled people and groups.
  • Awareness campaigns are reported on in terms of the achieved outcomes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage output of activities.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Community awareness regarding disabilities is promoted in terms of the abilities and needs of the individual and service that can be provided. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • The main causes of physical disability are explained in terms of physical access to facilities and employment opportunities.
  • The main causes of intellectual disability are explained in terms of congenital and acquired disability.
  • The responsibilities of the community and service providers are described with regard to access for people with a disability in terms of environmental and social attitudes and barriers. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively: Interact with a variety of persons.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Community awareness regarding disabilities is promoted in terms of the abilities and needs of the individual and service that can be provided.
  • Information about pertinent local issues is collected in consultation with disabled people and groups. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Common responses to disabilities are identified and classified in terms of positive and negative reactions.
  • The implications of intellectual disability are explained in terms of access to facilities and employment opportunities. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 260481, which is "Create an awareness of disability and disability issues in a community", Level 2, 10 credits.

    Supplementary Information:

    Specified Requirements

    Specified requirements include legal and workplace specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:

    Legal
  • Work within the guidelines of the scope of practice of the Ancillary Health Worker and relevant legislation as per the context in which the learner is working.

    Site Specific
  • Homes and communities
  • Day care centres
  • Institutions


    Credit Allocation

    Total hours required by the learner to achieve the required outcomes:
  • Classroom learning: 20 hours
  • On-the-job learning: 30 hours
  • Self directed learning: 10 hours
  • Coaching required: 10 hours
  • Other: Site visits and clinical accompaniment: 10 hours
  • TOTAL: 80 hours

    Credits Achieved: 8 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  49606   General Education and Training Certificate: Ancillary Health Care  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 
    Elective  64749   National Certificate: Community Health Work  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 
    Elective  49556   National Certificate: Development Practice  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  49085   National Certificate: Fundamental Ancillary Health Care  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-02-18  Was HW SETA 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. Azuphile Trading (Pty) Ltd 
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    3. Philani Training and Development Solutions NPC 



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