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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Devise strategies for the maintenance of a healthy lifestyle 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
262449  Devise strategies for the maintenance of a healthy lifestyle 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Transport and Logistics Operations 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Transport, Operations and Logistics 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
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
13156  Devise strategies for the maintenance of a healthy lifestyle  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
A learner will be able to assess effects of their lifestyle, work schedules and working environment on their health and safety and implement affective strategies to reduce/control potential ill effects.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Developing a lifestyle strategy to counter the physiological effects of shift work.
  • Developing a lifestyle strategy to counter the psychological effects of shift work.
  • Developing a lifestyle strategy to counter the social effects of shift work.
  • Developing a lifestyle strategy to counter the effects of poor ergonomics. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 2.
  • Mathematical literacy at NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Develop a lifestyle strategy to counter the physiological effects of shift work. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Physical effects are described and explained in terms of shift work. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Consequences of reporting to duty while physically unfit according to basic health care principles are explained using examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Dangers of substance abuse are explained in relation to own health, safety of co-workers and the public. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A lifestyle strategy is devised to deal with various shift patterns. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Shift patterns include but are not limited to 3 cycle, 4 cycle, rotating shifts, irregular shifts and continental shifts.
  • Lifestyle strategy includes but are not limited to sleep patters, diet and exercise.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Develop a lifestyle strategy to counter the psychological effects of shift work. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Psychological effects of shift work are described and explained in terms work schedules. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Psychological effects of shift work are described and explained in terms of the work environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A lifestyle strategy is devised to alleviate potential psychological effects related to shift work. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Develop a lifestyle strategy to counter the social effects of shift work. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Social effects are described and explained in terms of shift work. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Social effects are described and explained in terms of work schedules and work environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A lifestyle strategy is devised to alleviate potential social effects of shift work. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Develop a lifestyle strategy to counter the effects of poor ergonomics. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The effects of poor ergonomics are described and explained in terms of the work environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Impact of poor ergonomics on the health and safety are described in relation to the individual and work team. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A strategy is devised to reduce fatigue and stress due to ergonomic factors. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard must be accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • External Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA at its discretion.
  • The accredited Training Provider will oversee internal moderation of assessment.
  • Internal and external moderation should encompass achievement of competence described in the specific outcomes of the unit standard as well as the integrated competence described in the purpose of the unit standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Basic health care principles related to mental and physical health.
  • Basic rules related to good dietary principles.
  • Ergonomic principles related to control systems layout/tool design.
  • Classes of control drugs and their effect on the body.
  • Basic effects on the body of narcotics and intoxicating liquors/substances. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems related to the effects of poor ergonomics in the workplace in which responses display that critical thinking is used for responsible decision making. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively by devising strategies to maintain good personal physical and mental health. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information about good health practices to devise a lifestyle strategy to reduce and minimize the negative effects of shift work. 

    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 13156, "Devise strategies for the maintenance of a healthy lifestyle", Level 3, 4 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  78803   National Certificate: Primary Response in Emergencies  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2013-06-02   
    Core  66709   National Certificate: Rail Operations (Functional Yard Operations)  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Core  61849   Further Education and Training Certificate: Train Driving  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  65589   Further Education and Training Certificate: High Speed Inter-City Commuter Railway Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  66669   Further Education and Training Certificate: Rail Operations (Train Control)  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 


    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. Bombela Operating Company 
    2. School of Rail Wentworth 
    3. School of Rail: Bellville 
    4. School of Rail: Bloemfontein 
    5. School of Rail: Esselenpark 
    6. School of Rail: Kimberly 
    7. School of Rail: Koedoespoort 
    8. School of Rail: Parkhill 
    9. School of Rail: Port Elizabeth 



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