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

Provide information about HIV and AIDS and treatment options in community care and support situations 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117493  Provide information about HIV and AIDS and treatment options in community care and support situations 
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-Fundamental  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-09-18  2009-04-08  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2010-04-08   2013-04-08  

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
260597  Provide information about HIV and AIDS and treatment options in community care and support situations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for health workers and lay counsellors working with people who are infected and affected by HIV and AIDS.

People credited with this unit standard can:
  • Describe the rights of people who are infected and affected by HIV and AIDS
  • Explain to clients the importance of knowing their HIV status and the implications of taking a test for HIV
  • Explain ways to reduce the transmission of HIV from a pregnant HIV positive woman to her child
  • Explain post-exposure prophylaxis
  • Explain early treatment for opportunistic infections
  • Discuss access to antiretroviral therapy (ART) and the advantages and disadvantages of taking this treatment 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credit calculation for this unit standard is based on the assumption that learners are already competent in terms of the following outcomes or areas of learning when starting to learn towards this unit standard:
  • Apply accurate information about HIV and AIDS to everyday life (ID 116999)

    RPL: The learner who has worked in the field and requests an RPL assessment will be required to meet the criteria set out under the assessment criteria and assessment notes in this standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The learner must have a clear understanding of all relevant information regarding voluntary counselling and testing (VCT), post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) and anti-retroviral (ARVs) and knowledge of the available local resources for all of these. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe the rights of people who are infected and affected by HIV and AIDS. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Human rights, health rights and workplace rights 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Descriptions of human rights are in line with the SA Bill of rights. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Descriptions of health rights cover the continuum of care including voluntary counselling and testing (VCT), access to prophylaxis, treatment for opportunistic infections and antiretroviral therapy (ART). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Descriptions concerning the access to grants are in line with established procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain to clients the importance of knowing their HIV status and the implications of taking a test for HIV. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Explanations clarify the benefits of knowing one's HIV status. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Explanations inform clients of where to go for an HIV test and the process that is followed when an HIV test is taken. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Explanations clarify the health implications of a negative HIV-test result. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Explanations clarify the social and health implications of a positive HIV-test result. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Explanations define the confidentiality requirements of the results of the test. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain ways to reduce the transmission of HIV from a pregnant HIV positive woman to her child. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The importance of ante-natal testing for HIV is explained in terms of the rights of pregnant women to pre-and post-test counselling. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Ways to reduce the risk of mother-to-child transmission are identified in terms of continued protection, safer birthing methods and feeding options. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Treatment options for pregnant women are explained in terms of the risks and benefits to both the mother and the child. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Explain post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Explanations highlight the benefits of the treatment programme. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Explanations clarify the timing, location and method of the PEP treatment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Barriers to treatment are discussed with reference to distance, transport and availability of drugs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Descriptions are provided of where and how PEP can be accessed, with reference to the patient's rights. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Explain early treatment for opportunistic infections. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Common opportunistic and AIDS-defining illnesses are identified according to the different stages of HIV and AIDS 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Explanations provide clarity on the reasons for early detection of opportunistic infections in terms of treatment and results. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The patient's rights are explained in terms of being treated with dignity and respect. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The patient's right to access appropriate medicine for his/her illness is explained in terms of relevant legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The importance of adhering to the course of medicine is explained in terms of the long term results. Possible side effects are explained and how to deal with them. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Barriers to effective health care are explained in terms logistical arrangements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Logistical arrangements include the place of treatment and the method of accessing the location
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Discuss access to antiretroviral therapy and the advantages and disadvantages of treatment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) is discussed in terms of being a life-long programme of a combination of drugs that must be correctly taken. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    ART is discussed in the context of the government's comprehensive treatment plan for HIV and AIDS. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    HAART government programmes are discussed in terms of support provided and ways to access this support. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The discussion includes benefits and disadvantages of Antiretroviral therapy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The Viral load and CD 4 count are clearly and accurately explained in a level of language appropriate to the client. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The importance of support is explained in terms of the roles of the doctor, the health worker and family/friends. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    i) Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
    ii) Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider by the relevant ETQA.
    iii) 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 
    Essential embedded knowledge will be assessed through assessment of the specific outcomes in terms of the stipulated assessment criteria. Candidates are unlikely to achieve all the specific outcomes, to the standards described in the assessment criteria, without knowledge of the listed embedded knowledge. This means that for the most part, the possession or lack of the knowledge can be directly inferred from the quality of the candidate's performance. Where direct assessment of knowledge is required, assessment criteria have been included in the body of the 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.
    Assessment criteria statement:
  • Barriers to effective health care are explained in terms logistical arrangements.
    Range: Logistical arrangements include the place of treatment and the method of accessing the location. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage output of activities.
    Assessment criteria statement:
  • Explanations provide clarity on the reasons for early detection of opportunistic infections in terms of treatment and results.
  • The patient's rights are explained in terms of being treated with dignity and respect. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, organise and evaluate information and resources.
    Assessment criteria statement:
  • Ways to reduce the risk of mother-to-child transmission are identified in terms of continued protection, safer birthing methods and feeding options.
  • Treatment options for pregnant women are explained in terms of the risks and benefits to both the mother and the child. Explanations highlight the benefits of the treatment programme.
  • Common opportunistic and AIDS-defining illnesses are identified according to the different stages of HIV and AIDS. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively and interact with a variety of people.
    Assessment criteria statement:
  • Descriptions of human rights are in line with the SA Bill of rights.
  • Descriptions of health rights cover the continuum of care including voluntary counselling and testing (VCT), access to prophylaxis, treatment for opportunistic infections and antiretroviral therapy (ART).
  • Descriptions concerning the access to grants are in line with established procedures.
  • Explanations clarify the benefits of knowing one's HIV status.
  • Explanations inform clients of where to go for an HIV test and the process that is followed when an HIV test is taken. > Explanations clarify the health implications of a negative HIV-test result.
  • Explanations clarify the social and health implications of a positive HIV-test result.
  • Explanations define the confidentiality requirements of the results of the test.
  • The importance of ante-natal testing for HIV is explained in terms of the rights of pregnant women to pre-and post-test counselling.
  • Explanations highlight the benefits of the treatment programme.
  • Explanations clarify the timing, location and method of the PEP treatment.
  • Barriers to treatment are discussed with reference to distance, transport and availability of drugs.
  • Descriptions are provided of where and how PEP can be accessed, with reference to the patient's rights. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems.
    Assessment criteria statement:
  • Descriptions are provided of where and how PEP can be accessed, with reference to the patient's rights.
  • The patient's right to access appropriate medicine for his/her illness is explained in terms of relevant legislation.
  • The importance of adhering to the course of medicine is explained in terms of the long term results.
  • Barriers to effective health care are explained in terms logistical arrangements.
    Range: Logistical arrangements include the place of treatment and the method of accessing the location.
  • Highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) is discussed in terms of being a life-long programme of a combination of drugs that must be correctly taken.
  • ART is discussed in the context of the government's comprehensive treatment plan for HIV and AIDS.
  • HAART government programmes are discussed in terms of support provided and ways to access this support. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 260597, which is "Provide information about HIV and AIDS and treatment options in community care and support situations", Level 3, 8 credits.

    Supplementary information:

    Assessment should include:
  • Portfolio of evidence

    Specified requirements

    Specified requirements include

    Site specific
  • Guidelines for scope of practice of the Ancillary Health Care (AHC) Worker
  • Local treatment protocols
  • National Department of Health Guidelines for comprehensive Care and Support

    Unit standard justification:

    Credits

    Total hours required by the learner to achieve the required outcomes:

    Activity-Hours
    Classroom learning-18
    On-the-job learning-22
    Self directed learning-8
    Coaching required-6
    Other: Site visits and clinical accompaniment-6
    Total-60

    Credits achieved: 6 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  64749   National Certificate: Community Health Work  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 
    Core  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 
    Core  49128   National Certificate: Community Health Work  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-04-08  Was HW SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  60249   National Certificate: Primary Response in Emergencies  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2010-06-02  HW SETA 
    Elective  66749   National Certificate: Community Development  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  49600   National Certificate: Development Practice  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-05-13  Was ETDP SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  60209   Further Education and Training Certificate: Child and Youth Care Work  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 


    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. Education, Training And Counselling Cc 
    2. Foundation For Community Work 
    3. HIV SA 
    4. Ichtus Business Consultants 
    5. Indalo Health And Wellness (PTY) Ltd 
    6. Indlela Yempilo Consulting cc 
    7. Martiq 1223 cc 
    8. Philani Training and Development Solutions NPC 
    9. Rophe Counselling Services 
    10. The Order of St John for South Africa 
    11. Tshepo Hope Consulting 
    12. Ukhozi Sports and Leadership Academy 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.