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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Support sport or fitness participation for people living with HIV/AIDS 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
252178  Support sport or fitness participation for people living with HIV/AIDS 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Sport, Recreation & Fitness 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 02 - Culture and Arts Sport 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
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 
The qualifying learner achieving this unit standard in combination with context expertise standard(s) will be able to reflect on and make informed choices about attitudes and behavioural practice relevant to people living with HIV/AIDS. This unit standard aims to contribute to building a wider understanding of HIV/AIDS issues within the sport or fitness workplace; to create greater awareness of the rights of people living with HIV and AIDS; and to promote the development of sport and fitness programmes and facilities which are more responsive to the needs of those living with HIV and AIDS.

This unit standard provides a broad introduction to HIV/AIDS in the sport and fitness workplace. It introduces knowledge about HIV/AIDS that will enable learners to be informed and caring practitioners and contribute to the quality of life of people living with HIV and AIDS through sport and fitness participation.

In particular, on completion of this unit standard, the learner is able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the nature of HIV and AIDS and practices to reduce the risk of transmission.
  • Recognise the human and legal rights of people living with HIV/AIDS.
  • Support sport and fitness participation for people living with HIV/AIDS.
  • Encourage healthy living for people affected by HIV/AIDS.

    Competent qualifying learners will further be able to actively promote safer sport, fitness or recreation environments and institute measures to reduce the inherent risks of participation. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    A learner undertaking this unit standard is assumed to already have:
  • Relevant unit standards at NQF Level 4 either through a previous qualification or through the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), which assesses workplace-based experiential learning.
  • Language and Communication skills at NQF Level 4 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Range statements are either explicitly reflected or implied in the specific outcomes and assessment criteria of this unit standard. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge of the nature of HIV and AIDS and practices to reduce the risk of transmission. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The terms HIV, AIDS and HIV-positive are accurately defined and explained in layman's terms to an individual or group. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The ways in which HIV is transmitted is described with reference to practices which may reduce the risk of transmission. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Common myths and misconceptions about HIV, AIDS and HIV transmission are identified with reference to the possible implications for the sport and fitness environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The improbability of HIV transmission is explained within the context of sport and fitness participation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The role and responsibilities of sport and fitness practitioners is explained with regard to the prevention of HIV transmission. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Universal precautions to prevent HIV transmission are described and correctly applied within the sport and fitness environment. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Support sport and fitness participation for people living with HIV/AIDS. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Participants living with HIV/AIDS are referred, using correct protocols, to the appropriate medical practitioner for physical examination and medical clearance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Recommendations and limitations prescribed by the relevant medical practitioners are adhered to when implementing a sport or fitness programme for a participants living with HIV/AIDS. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The positive and negative effects of exercise training and participation in physical activity are described with reference to the health and well-being of people living with HIV/AIDS. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The stages of HIV infection are defined and recommendations provided for safe and effective participation in sport, fitness or recreation activities during each stage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Safe and appropriate sport, fitness or recreation activities are recommended to participants living with HIV/AIDS. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Appropriate safety precautions and risk management strategies are applied when implementing a sport, fitness or recreation programmes for a participants living with HIV/AIDS. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Recognise the human and legal rights of people living with HIV/AIDS. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The impact of HIV/AIDS pandemic as a social and economic issue that affects all members of our society is explained with specific reference to people living in Sub-Saharan Africa. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Current legislation and national policies relating to HIV/AIDS are defined and explained with reference to the implications for the sport, recreation environment. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes but not limited to:
  • The Constitution, Labour Relations Act, Employment Equity Act, Basic Conditions of Employment Act, Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, Medical Schemes Act.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The human rights of people living with HIV/AIDS are explained with reference to the implications for the sport, fitness and recreation environment practitioners. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The possible problems that a participant with HIV/AIDS could encounter in the sport or fitness setting are listed with suggestions as to what the practitioner could do to create a caring, tolerant environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The role and responsibilities of sport and fitness practitioners is explained in preventing stigmatisation and discrimination directed at people living with HIV/AIDS. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Encourage healthy living for people affected by HIV/AIDS. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The prospects of a person surviving with AIDS are discussed with reference to the latest scientific views on well-being of an HIV positive person. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The importance of lifestyle changes to boost the immune system and prevent re-infection is explained to participants living with HIV/AIDS. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Health promoting behaviours are recommended to participants living with HIV/AIDS. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes but is not limited to:
  • Balanced nutrition, eating habits, lifestyle, time management, substance abuse, sleeping, relaxation, stress.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A contact list of reputable HIV/AIDS prevention and wellness programmes and support organisations available in the community is drawn up and participants living with HIV/AIDS are appropriately referred when necessary. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed against this unit standard (including through RPL) may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance body (ETQA), or one with an appropriate memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard, or assessing this unit standard, must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The qualifying learner is able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
  • The HIV/AIDS pandemic and its social, economic and cultural implications.
  • The nature, transmission, prevention and treatment of HIV and AIDS and the stages of infection.
  • Myths and misconceptions about HIV/AIDS.
  • Universal precautions, injury prevention and emergency management.
  • National legislation and policies relating to HIV and AIDS.
  • The role of employers and workplace policies in the prevention and management of HIV/AIDS and attitudes towards people affected by HIV/AIDS.
  • The role and responsibilities of the sport, recreation practitioner in the context of HIV/AIDS.
  • Professional and ethical issued relating to HIV/AIDS.
  • The effects of HIV/AIDS on exercise physiology and participation in sport, recreation activities.
  • Health screening, fitness assessment and medical referral for people living with HIV/AIDS.
  • Current guidelines and policies for safe and effective participation in sport, recreation and recommended activities or programmes for people living with HIV/AIDS.
  • HIV/AIDS programmes, organisations and sources of information.
  • The principles of wellness and healthy living and the role of negative and positive lifestyle choices and behaviours.

    Values:

    Demonstration of the knowledge and skills outlined in this unit standard must be consistent with the principles of:
  • Respecting the natural and cultural environment.
  • Accepting and maintaining a non-discriminatory attitude towards diversity including, for example: differences in gender, race, religion, physical ability and culture. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Information evaluation is required when the terms HIV, AIDS and HIV-positive are accurately defined and explained in layman's terms to an individual or group. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Additionally, communication is established as an area of development in its own right. Also, aspects of personal development feature throughout the achievement of this unit standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use of science and technology is made when participants living with HIV/AIDS are referred, using correct protocols, to the appropriate medical practitioner for physical examination and medical clearance. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Professional development is evidenced when current legislation and national policies relating to HIV/AIDS are defined and explained with reference to the implications for the sport, recreation environment. 

    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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  60309   National Certificate: Sport Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  63669   Further Education and Training Certificate: Fitness  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  66809   Further Education and Training Certificate: Sport Technical Officiating  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  59201   National Certificate: Generic Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  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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