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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Participate in the provision of effective child- and adolescent-friendly services 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120172  Participate in the provision of effective child- and adolescent-friendly services 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Nursing 
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 4  NQF Level 04  12 
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 the learner to ensure that all children and adolescents who come under their care will be exposed to safe and secure nurturing practices. The learner will function within the scope of practice of an enrolled auxiliary nurse, as formulated by the South African Nursing Council Regulations, institutional policies related to specific occupational settings and the parameters of the capabilities of the learner at this level.

Learners credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Provide a safe and secure environment for a child or adolescent in all health services.
  • Adhere to the ethical and legal requirements pertaining to child or adolescent health.
  • Involve children, adolescents, parents or caregivers constructively in child and adolescent care.
  • Assess the level of development of a child or adolescent.
  • Identify factors that may affect the growth and development of a child or adolescent.
  • Assist with the promotion of the growth and development of a child or adolescent. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners starting with this standard are expected to be competent in:
  • Mathematical literacy at NQF level 2.
  • Communication at NQF level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Provide a safe and secure environment for a child or adolescent in all health services. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Emotional and physical safety of the child or adolescent patient is ensured by implementing policies related to child safety and adapting procedures and facilities to the age-related needs of the child or adolescent. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Adhere to the ethical and legal requirements pertaining to child or adolescent health. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Legal requirements in respect of informed consent and the reporting of abuse or neglect are complied with. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Ethical principles are adapted to meet the special needs of children and adolescents, e.g. obtaining agreement from children for procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Involve children, adolescents, parents or caregivers constructively in child and adolescent care. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Children, adolescents and parents/caregivers are kept informed about the condition, progress and treatment of the child/adolescent. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Children, adolescents and their parents/caregivers are maximally involved in patient care depending on patient needs and availability of parents/caregivers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The dignity of children, adolescents and parents/ caregivers is respected at all times. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Assess the level of development of a child or adolescent. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The level of development of the child or adolescent in various aspects of functioning is determined by using appropriate instruments. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Identify factors that may affect the growth and development of a child or adolescent. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Factors influencing growth and development are identified through the use of appropriate instruments and appropriate interventions are implemented. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Assist with the promotion of the growth and development of a child or adolescent. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Nutrition is promoted through social welfare referral and community-based interventions, e.g. child care grants and food gardens. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Caregivers are assisted to stimulate the development of babies, toddlers, school children and adolescents according to a pre-determined programme. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Compliance/non-compliance with the comprehensive immunization programme is identified and appropriate referral made. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • National Policies regarding growth and development of the child and adolescent.
  • Road to Health Card for assessment of growth and development of a child. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
  • Provide a safe and secure environment for a child or adolescent in all health services.
  • Adhere to the ethical and legal requirements pertaining to child or adolescent health.
  • Involve children, adolescents, parents or caregivers constructively in child and adolescent care.
  • Assess the level of development of a child or adolescent.
  • Identify factors that may affect the growth and development of a child or adolescent.
  • Assist with the promotion of the growth and development of a child or adolescent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
  • Provide a safe and secure environment for a child or adolescent in all health services.
  • Adhere to the ethical and legal requirements pertaining to child or adolescent health.
  • Involve children, adolescents, parents or caregivers constructively in child and adolescent care.
  • Assess the level of development of a child or adolescent.
  • Assist with the promotion of the growth and development of a child or adolescent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
  • Provide a safe and secure environment for a child or adolescent in all health services.
  • Adhere to the ethical and legal requirements pertaining to child or adolescent health.
  • Involve children, adolescents, parents or caregivers constructively in child and adolescent care.
  • Assist with the promotion of the growth and development of a child or adolescent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
  • Provide a safe and secure environment for a child or adolescent in all health services.
  • Adhere to the ethical and legal requirements pertaining to child or adolescent health.
  • Involve children, adolescents, parents or caregivers constructively in child and adolescent care.
  • Assess the level of development of a child or adolescent.
  • Identify factors that may affect the growth and development of a child or adolescent.
  • Assist with the promotion of the growth and development of a child or adolescent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
  • Provide a safe and secure environment for a child or adolescent in all health services.
  • Adhere to the ethical and legal requirements pertaining to child or adolescent health.
  • Involve children, adolescents, parents or caregivers constructively in child and adolescent care.
  • Assess the level of development of a child or adolescent.
  • Assist with the promotion of the growth and development of a child or adolescent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
  • Provide a safe and secure environment for a child or adolescent in all health services.
  • Adhere to the ethical and legal requirements pertaining to child or adolescent health.
  • Assess the level of development of a child or adolescent.
  • Identify factors that may affect the growth and development of a child or adolescent.
  • Assist with the promotion of the growth and development of a child or adolescent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
  • Provide a safe and secure environment for a child or adolescent in all health services.
  • Adhere to the ethical and legal requirements pertaining to child or adolescent health.
  • Assess the level of development of a child or adolescent.
  • Identify factors that may affect the growth and development of a child or adolescent.
  • Assist with the promotion of the growth and development of a child or adolescent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
  • Adhere to the ethical and legal requirements pertaining to child or adolescent health.
  • Involve children, adolescents, parents or caregivers constructively in child and adolescent care.
  • Assist with the promotion of the growth and development of a child or adolescent. 

  • 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 
    Integrated Assessment

    The South African Nursing Council guidelines are used as a reference for clinical competence.

    Formative:

    A variety of assessment strategies and/or approaches must be used. These could be, but are not limited to:
  • Tests
  • Assignments
  • Workbooks
  • Projects
  • Demonstrations or
  • Clinical assessments

    Summative:

    May take the form of:
    > written
    > practical
    > oral assessment
    as agreed to by the relevant ETQA or ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA.

    Matrix to indicate how credits are derived
  • Learning experience:Theoretical learning,hours: 50, credits 5
  • Learning experience:Experiential Learning, hours: 70, credits 7
  • Total: hours 120, 12 credits 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  71709   National Certificate: Auxiliary Nursing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  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.
     
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