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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Engage in basic health promotion 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119563  Engage in basic health promotion 
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 1  NQF Level 01 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
9822  Engage in basic health promotion  Level 1  NQF Level 01  10  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is useful to people who are required to identify and describe basic health and health related needs within the community, thereby assisting the community in improving their quality of life.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Explain health promotion.
  • Describe the health status of the community.
  • Draft a community action plan. 

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

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Demonstration of the knowledge and skills outlined in this unit standard must be consistent with the principles of:
  • Respecting the rights of individual, including the right to privacy.
  • Accepting and maintaining a non-discriminatory attitude towards diversity. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain health promotion. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Health is explained in terms of the WHO definition. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Factors that contribute to health in the community are identified in terms of the impact on the health of the community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Health promotion is explained in terms of the local context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The difference between health promotion and health education is explained in terms of individual responsibilities. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe the health status of the community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The community entry process is explained in terms of local protocol. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The fundamental health needs of the community are identified in a participatory manner. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The factors that could cause ill health within a community are explained in terms of local circumstances and conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A community map is compiled in terms of community assets. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Community assets include physical, human and natural resources.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Draft a community action plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The needs of the community are prioritised by means of a participatory process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The plan is drafted in terms of the prioritised community needs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The plan indicates how the community can be involved in health promotion. 


    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 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 or with an ETQA that has a memorandum of understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a memorandum of understanding with the relevant ETQA, according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The following embedded knowledge is addressed in an integrated way in the unit standard:

    Names & functions of:
  • Community structures and leaders
  • Community resources

    Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
  • Community needs and problems

    Sensory cues:
  • Identification of basic community needs using all the senses

    Purpose of:
  • Community practices, traditional beliefs, norms and values

    Events, causes and effects, implications:
  • Local disasters, violence, abuse
  • Poverty, unemployment, inadequate housing
  • Literacy rates
  • Crime and substance abuse

    Procedures and techniques:
  • Community entry process
  • Community profile and situational analysis

    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Local policies, Government policies, procedures, bye-laws
  • Health / health related and welfare policies

    Theory, rules, principles, laws:
  • Human and health / patient rights
  • Local / formal justice systems

    Relationships, systems:
  • Experience in interpersonal relationships
  • Working with community members
  • Knowledge of community communication systems 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems regarding health-related issues and community involvement in health promotion to improve the quality of life. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as part of a team to promote health. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively to compile a community map. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect analyse organise and evaluate information about clients, family and community in order to draft a plan of action. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with community members to draft a plan of action. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively to draw a map of the local community. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems with regard to community and community structures in bringing about positive change. 

    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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 9822, "Engage in basic health promotion", Level 1, 10 credits.

    Supplementary information:
    Specified requirements
    Legal:
  • Work within the guidelines of the scope of practise of the Ancillary Health Worker.

    Site specific
    Learners must work in accordance with the protocols, procedures and policies of the relevant work environment.

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

    Activity : Hours
    Classroom learning: 30
    On-the-job learning: 30
    Self directed learning: 10
    Coaching required: 10
    Other:
    Total: 80

    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  71751   General Education and Training Certificate: Adult Basic Education and Training  Level 1  NQF Level 01  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. FALSE BAY TECHNICAL VOCATIONAL EDUCATION & TRAINING COLLEGE 
    3. Gem Health Care Workers Training (PTY) Ltd 
    4. Glen Lilly Training College Pty Ltd 
    5. KINGSBURY INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE SA (PTY) LTD (Middelburg)(TP) 
    6. KINGSBURY INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE SA PTY LTD 
    7. National Institute Community Development and Management (NICDAM) 
    8. NCHEBEKO SKILLS CONSULTANCY 
    9. NORTHLINK COLLEGE 
    10. Noxolo Community Health Care 
    11. Philani Training and Development Solutions NPC 
    12. Professional Development and Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    13. Seboka Training And Support Network 
    14. SEOPOSENGOE TRAINING CONSULTANCY CC 
    15. South Cape Public FET College - George Campus 
    16. Southern African Institute of Learning (SAIL) 
    17. Tembe Service Providers 
    18. Thuto Bophelo Nursing Academy Bk 
    19. West Coast Public FET College - Central Office 



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