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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Promote an awareness of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) in the community 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119560  Promote an awareness of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) in the community 
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
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 
This unit standard will enable a health worker to inform the community about Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and promote early detection and treatment of STIs. The health worker should be familiar with the community and be able to communicate effectively in the languages spoken by the community and in a manner that is sensitive to the culture and norms of the community. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at ABET level 3.
  • Mathematical Literacy at ABET level 3.
  • Knowledge of a community and diseases common to the community.
  • Knowledge of the community and the ability to communicate effectively within their cultural context.

    Competency in the following unit standards or equivalent:
  • "Apply accurate information about HIV & AIDS to everyday life" (NLRD ID 116999).
  • "Demonstrate an understanding of sexuality and sexually transmitted infections including HIV/AIDS" (NLRD ID 14656). 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Basic knowledge about STIs, the signs, symptoms and treatment within the context of the learner's everyday environment. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare STI-related learning activities for a target audience in a community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Target groups within the community are identified in terms of risk of exposure to STIs. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Children, youth, women, men, mobile communities, sex workers, men having sex with men.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Learning activities are prepared in accordance with the requirements of the target audience. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) in a manner that is appropriate to the target audience. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Different types of STIs are identified and described in terms of their signs and symptoms. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The complications of untreated STIs are explained in terms of the effect on the infected person. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Infertility, partner strife, premature birth, complications in the newborn and general paralysis of the insane.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The importance of adherence to treatment by the infected person and sexual partner/s is explained in terms of reduced risk of re-infection and complications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The link between untreated STIs and Human Immuno Virus (HIV) is explained in terms of the increased risk of contracting HIV. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Vulnerability of contracting STIs is explained in terms of gender and sexual orientation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Explanations are given in accordance with cultural sensitivity, age and language of the target audience. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Referral procedures and facilities are identified in terms of contact details and applicability to specified circumstances. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Discuss ways in which STIs can be prevented. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Safe sexual behaviour is explained in terms of its importance in preventing infections. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Abstinence and alternative practices, partner reduction, delayed first sexual intercourse, use of condoms.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The use of both male and female condoms is described and demonstrated in terms of best practice requirements and/or manufacturer instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Sexual behaviour is explained in terms of life skills that help to reduce the risk of infection. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Assertive communication, negotiation and decision-making.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The use of Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) is explained in terms of reducing the risk of infection after exposure. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes forced or coerced sexual encounters.
     


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

  • 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 IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems related to the promotion of safer sexual behaviour to prevent the transmission of STI's. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with identified vulnerable and affected groups in the community. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage self and own activities responsibly and effectively in a health promotion concept. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and evaluate information about STIs, including HIV/AIDS. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with people who are at risk of infection of STIs in order to facilitate a change in lifestyles. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically with regard to the correct uses of medication and prevention methods. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems with regard to the interrelationship between behaviour and the spread of STIs. 

    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:

    Credit justification:

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

    Activity Hours
    Classroom learning 12
    On-the-job learning 10
    Self Directed Learning 8
    Site Visits and clinical accompaniment 6
    Coaching required 4
    Total 40

    Credits achieved: 4 

    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 
    Core  64749   National Certificate: Community Health Work  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 
    Elective  74269   National Certificate: Occupational Health, Safety and Environment  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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 
    2. Ingelosi Trading 269 cc 
    3. NCHEBEKO SKILLS CONSULTANCY 
    4. Noxolo Community Health Care 
    5. Philani Training and Development Solutions NPC 
    6. Seboka Training And Support Network 



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