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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Participate in health promotion activities 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
260497  Participate in health promotion activities 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Ancillary Health Care 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 09 - Health Sciences and Social Services Preventive Health 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
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
116995  Participate in health promotion activities  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for persons required to provide information on health promotion in the community and to implement health promotion projects. The learner should have knowledge of the community and the ability to communicate effectively.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Demonstrating knowledge of health promotion in the local context.
  • Collecting health promotion data.
  • Describing and explaining the importance of promoting behaviour change for better health.
  • Demonstrating knowledge of health policy in the local context.
  • Describing and explaining the role of advocacy in health promotion.
  • Assisting in the planning, implementation and evaluation of health promotion projects within the community. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 1, ABET Level 4.
  • Unit Standard ID 110044: Collect information to support a community needs' assessment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge of health promotion in the local context. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Local context applies but is not limited to cultural norms within learner's community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The major causes of ill health in South Africa are identified in terms of social and economic aspects. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The importance of primary health care in South Africa is explained in terms of the Alma Ata declaration. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The concept of health promotion is explained in terms of its importance in community health in South Africa. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Collect health promotion data. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The importance of accurate information for health promotion is described in terms of providing correct statistical information and making appropriate recommendations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Types and sources of information are described in terms of their relevance for health promotion. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Information includes, but is not limited to, that related to common/major causes of ill health in the local community; local health, social services and NGO's.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Methods of gathering and collating data are described in terms of their relevance to specific situations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Data is collected through a community survey and a situational analysis. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Data is collated and recorded in accordance with identified reporting requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Describe and explain the importance of promoting behaviour change for health. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Behaviour change is explained in terms of factors that may affect the client. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The role of information, education and communication in health promotion is explained in effecting on behaviour change. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The link between health promotion and health education is described in terms of effecting behaviour change. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate knowledge of health policy in the local context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept 'health policy' is explained in terms of its importance in community health in South Africa. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The key steps in the development of policy are explaine. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Steps include, but are not limited to, identifying the need; key sectors, stakeholders and wide consultation.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Health policies are explained in terms of their relevance to the South African context. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Policies include, but are not limited to, access to safe water, safe management of waste, adequate sanitation.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Describe and explain the role of advocacy in health promotion. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The term 'advocacy' is defined and its role in health promotion is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The tools of advocacy are explained in terms of promoting health. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Tools include, but are not limited to, research, partnerships, lobbying, media coverage, advocacy activities, plan, evaluate.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The development and implementation of an advocacy programme is described according to the key steps in the process. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Assist in the planning, implementation and evaluation of health promotion projects within the community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The project planning cycle is described in terms of the key steps and activities. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Key steps include, but are not limited to, needs' assessment, setting objectives and indicators, implementation, evaluation.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    All stages of the implementation of the project plan are participated in within the relevant timelines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The project is evaluated on completion in terms of its application, suitability and the results achieved. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Recommendations are made to improve similar projects in future applications and documentation is filed for easy access. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding 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 an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Major causes of ill health in South Africa.
  • Health promotion in South Africa.
  • Interviewing, listening, observation, analysing and report writing skills.
  • The role of behaviour change in health promotion.
  • The role of education in health promotion.
  • Understanding health policy.
  • Understanding advocacy. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems using critical and creative thinking processes to participate in health promotion activities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in a team, group, or organisation to to participate in health promotion activities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively to ensure that time is allocated to participate in health promotion activities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information relating to to participate in health promotion activities theories and techniques and determine what works most effectively in own personal and work context. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion to impart and share techniques to participate in health promotion activities in work context. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility to the environment and health of others to participate in health promotion activities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of interrelated systems by recognising that to participate in health promotion activities does not exist in isolation and that the various factors will affect to participate in health promotion activities and the efficacy of the implementation of to participate in health promotion activity techniques. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Participate as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities by effectively participating in health promotion activities. 

    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 116995, "Participate in health promotion activities", Level 2, 8 credits.

    Credit justification:

    Activity Hours; Hours; Credits:
  • Classroom Learning; 30 Hours; 3 Credits.
  • On the job learning site visits, and clinical accompaniment; 30 Hours; 3 Credits.
  • Self Directed learning; 10 Hours; 1 Credits.
  • Coaching required; 10 Hours; 1 Credits.

    Total = 80 Hours; 8 Credits. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  64749   National Certificate: Community Health Work  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 
    Elective  78803   National Certificate: Primary Response in Emergencies  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2013-06-02   


    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. Philani Training and Development Solutions NPC 
    2. The Order of St John for South Africa 



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