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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Practice potty training procedures for toddlers in the home 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119512  Practice potty training procedures for toddlers in the home 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Hygiene & Cleaning Services 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Cleaning, Domestic, Hiring, Property and Rescue 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
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

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 does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Learners wishing to acquire the competencies of this unit standard will be domestic workers, au pairs, baby-sitters, in-home child-minders working towards a national qualification and/or will be involved in minding children. Qualifying learners are able to practice hygiene principles for toddlers.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Preparing for potty training
  • Potty training the toddlers
  • Performing the post potty training procedures 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • The learner would have achieved numeracy and communication competencies at a minimum level of ABET level 2 or the equivalent.
  • This will enable the learner to confirm the knowledge and skills required by this unit standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Toddler refers to a child 18 months to 3 years of age
  • Equipment refers to e.g. a potty, toilet, pants, trainer pant, toys, books, plastic cover for the floor, soap and a towel
  • Correct process refers to e.g. explaining and/ or demonstrating to the toddler what needs to be done, encouraging the toddler to sit down on potty, not forcing the toddler to sit down or stay on the potty
  • Appropriate clothing refer to e.g. training pants with a waterproof lining and/ or towelling inside, ordinary cotton pants, tracksuit pants and clothes that can be removed easily 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare for potty training. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Potty refers to e.g. a round plastic/ metal container, colorful, with a flat rigid base, without rough edges and with a splashguard for boys. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The readiness of the toddler to be potty trained is assessed in accordance with criteria for readiness. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The selected equipment for potty training is prepared in according to household instruction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Activities to create the correct environment, are explained with examples of these activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The toddler is dressed in the appropriate clothing for potty training activities. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Potty train the toddler. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The correct process to introduce potty training to the toddler is implemented, according to household instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The comfort of the toddler is monitored throughout the potty training process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The successful efforts of the toddler are handled according to best practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The unsuccessful efforts of the toddler are handled according to best practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The difference in training a boy and a girl toddler is explained with examples of the difference. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Perform the post potty training procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The toddler is assisted to wash hands after each potting training session and the reason explained with an example. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The potty is disinfected according to instruction and stored in a place accessible to the toddler. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Progress and/ or irregularities are reported to the employer/ parent according to requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The reason(s) why progress/ and or irregularities need to be reported to the employer/ parent are explained with consequences of not reporting. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any institution or provider offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be a registered assessor with the relevant competence at NQF level 3.
  • Both internal and external moderation of the assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines outlined in the relevant qualification and agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    An understanding of the preparation and effective implementation of potty training procedures for the toddler in the home. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems which occur when preparing the toddler for potty training and when trying to effect potty training. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with the child and parent in the process of potty training the toddlers. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively so that all potty training activities are planned and all equipment available as and when required. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information which will assist in the correct planning and potty training for a toddler in the home. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with the toddler during the potty training process. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as set of related systems where effective potty training has a positive effect on the toddler, the child minder and the home. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    In order to contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of society at large, it must be the intention underlying any programme of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social context while potty training the toddler. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Supplementary information
  • Potty training refers to the process when the toddler is trained to use a toilet.
  • Readiness refers to the ability of the toddler to understand the meaning of using the potty/ toilet; the toddler's nervous system is sufficiently developed to recognise the signs of a full bladder. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  23853   GETC: Domestic Services  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  80786   National Certificate: Home-Care Practices  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 


    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.
     
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