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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate knowledge of issues relating to HIV and AIDS 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
12203  Demonstrate knowledge of issues relating to HIV and AIDS 
ORIGINATOR
Chemical Industries SGB 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Engineering and Related Design 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular-Fundamental  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 does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is designed to encourage healthy life and work competencies that increase individual effectiveness and benefit both employer and worker. It introduces some theoretical issues and addresses a broad base of knowledge about HIV/AIDS that will enable learners to be informed and caring workers.

People credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Explain the nature of HIV and AIDS and its effects on the human system
  • Demonstrate knowledge of HIV transmission, and practices to reduce the risk of contamination
  • Explore societal and workplace issues related to HIV and AIDS 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Open 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the nature of HIV and AIDS and its effects on the human system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The terms HIV and AIDS are explained at a basic level of understanding. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The way in which the immune system works is explained with reference to the role of antibodies, and an indication is given as to how the Human Immune-deficiency Virus attacks the immune system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The effects of HIV infection are explained including the ability of infected persons to perform work. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The importance of lifestyle changes to boost the immune system are discussed, with reference to diet and stress management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The stages of the disease are outlined with an example of what happens at each stage from infection with HIV to full-blown AIDS and death. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The chances of a person surviving with AIDS are discussed with reference to the latest views on medication and the cost of drugs. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate knowledge of HIV transmission, and practices to reduce the risk of contamination. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The effect of body fluids on transmission of the HI virus is outlined at a basic level of understanding. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Risk taking behaviours linked to the transmission of HIV are described and discussed, and reference made to intravenous drug use, sexual practices and blood spills. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The role of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the transmission of the HI virus is described, and an indication is given of how untreated STDs greatly increase the risk of transmission. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The advantages and disadvantages of a number of risk minimisation practices are debated, and recommendations made with reference to condoms, lubricant, needles and syringes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The ways in which mother to child transmission can occur are listed and the implications of pregnant women having unprotected sex are indicated for both the mother and the unborn child. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Interpersonal skills that help to reduce the risk of HIV infection are demonstrated in terms of assertive communication, negotiation and decision-making. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Ability to insist on protected sex; ability to talk about HIV/AIDS with potential sexual partners
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explore societal and workplace issues related to HIV and AIDS. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The importance of pre and post-test counselling is explained and the implications of HIV testing for an individual are discussed in terms of making a personal decision to take an AIDS test. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Fears and common misunderstandings about the transmission of HIV/AIDS are described in the context of the work place, and suggestions made as to what the learner himself/herself could do to create a caring situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The benefits of a Company AIDS policy are discussed with reference to the reduction of prejudice and discrimination against infected persons, and the removal of stigma from the disease. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. An explanation is given of the role of HIV/AIDS prevention and wellness programmes, and an indication given as to how to access such programmes. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The relevant Educational Training Quality Assurance Body (ETQA) will accredit providers offering learning towards this standard and will register assessors. They will also appoint the internal and external moderators. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Constitutional rights of individuals
  • Anti-retroviral drugs: advantages and disadvantages 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made towards the control of a non routine chemical plant. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team and organisation to conduct, control of the plant activities and to communicate non routine conditions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively, while controlling the plant. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information regarding plant conditions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion, with regards to reporting and recording of information and abnormal conditions during the control of the chemical plant. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others during controlling of the non routine plant. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating and understanding the chemical process as a set or related systems by identifying the impact of abnormalities in one part of the system. 

    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 reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively. 

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

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  49583   General Education and Training Certificate: Poultry Processing  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Core  49580   General Education and Training Certificate: Poultry Production  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Fundamental  49668   General Education and Training Certificate: Horticulture  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Elective  22865   National Certificate: Chemical Operations  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2005-10-09  Was CHIETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  59015   National Certificate: Gas Installations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CHIETA 


    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. Amaloba Horticultural Services 
    2. Balemi Consulting Pty Ltd 
    3. Bumunhu Services Providers Cc 
    4. Green Futures 
    5. Impact Plus Training Consultants 
    6. Kara Heritage Institute 
    7. Kgopane Trading Enterprise 
    8. Knowledge For Ever 
    9. Madzivhandila Agricultural College 
    10. Mananthatshema Skills Dev. Centre 
    11. Matotomana Training & Gen Trading 
    12. Mvelo Consultant 
    13. Nkangala Public FET College - Central Office 
    14. Nophelo Training Centre 
    15. Progressive Environmental Projects 
    16. Scientific Roets (Pty) Ltd 
    17. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
    18. TPN Training and Recruitment cc 
    19. Tripple R Training Provider 
    20. Voyano Project Management 
    21. Waterberg FET College - Central Office 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.