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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Provide on-going counselling and support to individuals infected or affected by HIV and AIDS 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
252532  Provide on-going counselling and support to individuals infected or affected by HIV and AIDS 
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-Fundamental  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 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 intended for people who counsel specifically in the area of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) in different counselling contexts where clients are enabled to go through the process of finding solutions to their concerns. It is intended for learners 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, telephone counselling, 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.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Discussing the emotional and spiritual needs of individuals infected or affected by HIV and AIDS.
  • Discussing the physical and practical needs of individuals affected by HIV and AIDS.
  • Explaining issues on the death of a spouse, parent or caregiver.
  • Explaining basic rights and how to access services.
  • Explaining how relationships are affected by HIV and AIDS. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this Unit Standard includes:
  • Child headed households, foster care, elderly and care givers. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Discuss the emotional and spiritual needs of individuals infected or affected by HIV. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Emotional and spiritual needs at a time of loss or bereavement are described with reference to stages associated with loss and bereavement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Effective communication skills are used to assist the individual to identify and work through fears and concerns. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The emotional impact of HIV and AIDS on an individual is explained with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Emotional impact includes but is not limited to depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, denial, isolating self and associated behavioural changes.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Changes in perception of self in an infected individual's are investigated with reference to self esteem, body image and sexuality. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Realistic expectations and limitations of the counsellor are identified in a specific situation to facilitate a positive outcome. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Discuss the physical and practical needs of individuals affected by HIV and AIDS. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The basic physical needs of an affected individual are identified and matched to an appropriate support and referral system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Avenues for accessing the necessary support are explained for a specific geographic area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The Universal Precautions are explained to a specific client using appropriate language. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain issues on the death of a spouse, parent or caregiver. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Practical actions to be taken on the death of an individual from HIV related conditions are explained with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Practical actions relate to aspects such as funeral policies, burial societies, Insurance policies and medical scheme membership, death certificates and informing financial institutions.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Issues relating to wills, bequests and customary law on the death of an individual are discussed with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Cultural values and practices associated with death and dying are discussed with due regard for the use of acceptable terminology. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Explain basic rights and how to access services. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The procedure for accessing basic grants is explained and an indication is given of the documents required in the process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Workplace rights relating to HIV and AIDS are explained with reference to leave conditions, termination of employment, pensions and confidentiality. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The rights of children to basic services are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Employee Assistance Programmes and services available in the workplace are investigated for a specific employer. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Explain how relationships are affected by HIV and AIDS. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The effect of HIV on workplace relationships is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The impact of HIV on interpersonal relationships is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The impact of HIV on family relationships is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The impact of HIV on intimate relationships is explained with examples. 


    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 in which responses show that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made in identifying physical and practical needs of individuals affected by HIV and AIDS and the possible avenues for support. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    The learner is able to work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community in assisting a client to access support systems. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    The learner is able to collect, organise and critically evaluate information in assisting a client to work through fears and concerns. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    The learner is able to communicate effectively in using appropriate language and terminology to counsel a client. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
  • The learner is able to participate as a responsible citizen in the life of local, national and global communities in assisting individuals infected and affected by HIV and AIDS.
  • The learner is able to demonstrate cultural sensitivity across a range of social contexts in providing on-going counselling support to individuals from different backgrounds. 

  • 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
    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  49256   Further Education and Training Certificate: Counselling  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 
    Elective  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  80946   National Certificate: Community Development  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  59429   National Certificate: Inclusive Education  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  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. Education, Training And Counselling Cc 
    2. Empirical Training Agency (PTY) Ltd 
    3. Gotsec Skills Training 
    4. Kula Institute 
    5. LESEDI EDUCARE ASSOCIATION 
    6. MENTORNET (PTY) LTD 
    7. OD SDT CONSULTING 
    8. Society For Family Health SA 
    9. Tembe Service Providers 
    10. TMG Quality Services 



    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.