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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply established strategies and procedures to deal with risk behaviour and promote personal wellbeing 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
252513  Apply established strategies and procedures to deal with risk behaviour and promote personal wellbeing 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Psychology 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 07 - Human and Social Studies General Social Science 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
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
114483  Identify and apply strategies to deal with risk behaviour to promote psychological health and wellness  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard is intended for learners who counsel people in a variety of situations, but who are not registered professionals such as qualified psychologist and social workers. It will be useful for counsellors in a variety of counselling contexts including, but not limited to, schools, Non-Governmental Organisations, Faith Based Organisations, the South African Police Service, Counselling Call Centres, Hospitals, Clinics and Support Agencies, Sports Centres, Education and Training facilities, Government and Health and Social Services facilities. It should develop learners who know their scope of practice, behave ethically in a counselling context, conform to minimum standards and know when to refer a client. It should enable learners to identify risk behaviour, take steps to minimise risk behaviour and promote wellbeing in themselves and clients.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Explaining risk behaviour.
  • Explaining the promotion of well being.
  • Explaining human motivation and behavioural change.
  • Using accepted strategies and techniques to facilitate behavioural change. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in Communication at NQF Level 3. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this Unit Standard is authentic problem's in the learner's own context.
  • Scope of practice refers to the boundaries within which the counselor operates without referral as defined by own work context. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain risk behaviour. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept of risk behaviour is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Causal factors that underlie risk behaviour are identified and an indication is given of their potential effects or consequences in selected contexts. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain the promotion of well being. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The role of self awareness in personal well being is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The components that are important in promoting well being are explained with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Components include, but are not limited to physical, emotional, spiritual, cognitive, socio-cultural well being, self image, protective factors and self care.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain human motivation and behavioural change. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Factors that motivate behavioural change are explained with reference to an individual's personal insight, social factors and readiness to change. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Genetic predispositions that mitigate against change are explained with reference to own scope of practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Steps in a process of behavioural change are outlined with reference to a particular form of risk behaviour. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Use accepted strategies and techniques to facilitate a behavioural change. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A behavioural model is contextualised with due regard for gender, sexual orientation, cultural diversity, stigma, faith, age and class. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Solution focused strategies and techniques for dealing with risk behaviour are used to facilitate change. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Strategies and techniques include, but are not limited to problem solving, thinking skills and motivational interviewing.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a candidate against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or ETQA where a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) exists 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 ETQA where a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) exists with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    The learner is able to identify and solve problems and make decisions using solution focused strategies and techniques to facilitate behavioural change. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    The learner is able to work as a member of a team in facilitating behavioural change. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The learner is able to organise and manage him/herself in applying established strategies and procedures to deal with risk behaviour within his/her scope of practice. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    The learner is able to collect, organise and critically evaluate information in contextualizing a behavioural model. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    The learner is able to communicate effectively in explaining concepts relating to risk behaviour and behavioural change. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    The learner is able to be culturally sensitive in using accepted strategies and techniques to facilitate a behavioural 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 114483, which is "Identify and apply strategies to deal with risk behaviour to promote psychological health and wellness", Level 4, 6 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  49256   Further Education and Training Certificate: Counselling  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 
    Core  74410   Further Education and Training Certificate: Public Awareness Promotion of Dread Disease and HIV/AIDS  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 
    Elective  67509   Further Education and Training Certificate: Community Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  65529   Further Education and Training Certificate: Transport Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  59429   National Certificate: Inclusive Education  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  67373   National Diploma: Orientation and Mobility Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 


    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. Gotsec Skills Training 
    2. Kula Institute 
    3. Learning Exchange Pty (Ltd) 
    4. LESEDI EDUCARE ASSOCIATION 
    5. MENTORNET (PTY) LTD 
    6. South African Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind 
    7. Tembe Service Providers 
    8. TMG Quality Services 



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