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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Function as a health worker with all relevant groups within a community 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120175  Function as a health worker with all relevant groups within a community 
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 3  NQF Level 03 
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 learner to function as a health worker alone or as part of the multi-disciplined health care team with all relevant groups in the community to prevent illness, promote health and development, maintain health and promote rehabilitation.

Relevant groups include, but are not limited to, nursing mothers, pregnant women, pre-school children, caregivers, the elderly.

Learners credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Participate in identification of community leaders and relevant role players within the community or specific groups.
  • Maintain ongoing collaboration with the community or specific groups.
  • Facilitate community or group/member participation.
  • Collaborate with resources from across professional and intersectoral boundaries.
  • Understand the role and functions of a multidisciplinary team.

    The learners will function within, institutional policies related to specific occupational settings, as well as the parameters of the capabilities of the learner at this level. Enrolled auxiliary nurse learners will also function within the scope of practice of the enrolled auxiliary nurse as formulated by the South African Nursing Council Regulations. 

  • 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. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Participate in identification of community leaders and relevant role players within the community or specific group. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Relevant role players pertinent to the community or group are consulted. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Role players who will represent the community are identified. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Maintain ongoing collaboration with the community or specific group. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Communication with representatives of the community is maintained on a regular basis. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Community or group members are continuously encouraged to take responsibility for their own health and development. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Facilitate community or group member participation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A group functions independently in the presence or absence of a health worker. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Collaborate with resources from across professional and intersectoral boundaries. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Members of the multidisciplinary team are included as stakeholders in dealing with health and related issues. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Understand the role and function of various members of a multidisciplinary team. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Understanding of the roles and functions of the various members of the multidisciplinary team is displayed by the correct utilisation and inclusion of their various services during clinical practice. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Recognised meeting procedures.
  • Interpersonal skills to maintain ongoing collaboration.
  • Facilitation of groups to meet pre-determined goals.
  • Concepts of community, involvement/partnership and collaboration.
  • Roles and functions of the multidisciplinary health care team. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Maintain ongoing collaboration with the community or specific group. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Collaborate with resources from across professional and intersectoral boundaries. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Understand the role and function of various members of a multidisciplinary group. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
  • Maintain ongoing collaboration with the community or specific group.
  • Collaborate with resources from across professional and intersectoral boundaries.
  • Understand the role and function of various members of a multidisciplinary group. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Understand the role and function of various members of a multidisciplinary group. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Collaborate with resources from across professional and intersectoral boundaries. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Collaborate with resources from across professional and intersectoral boundaries. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
  • Participate in identification of community leaders and relevant role players within the community or specific group.
  • Collaborate with resources from across professional and intersectoral boundaries.
  • Understand the role and function of various members of a multidisciplinary group. 

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

    Summative assessment:

    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:
  • Theoretical Learning Experience: 20 Hours, 2 Credits.
  • Experiential Learning Experience: 20 Hours, 2 Credits.
  • Total Learning Experience: 40 Hours, 4 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.
     
    NONE 



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