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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Explain the fundamentals of the concepts of 'wellness' 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
377160  Explain the fundamentals of the concepts of 'wellness' 
ORIGINATOR
Task Team - Wellness 
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 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4 
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 
Wellness is a condition of satisfactory balance between the physical, emotional/mental and spiritual parts of the individual human being. Individuals each have an own wellness continuum that fluctuates between ill and well, but each should aim to remain on the well side of the continuum. Thus even those with chronic illnesses such as Diabetes Mellitus or Cardiac illness may achieve wellness in terms of their personal continuum, once their rehabilitation programme has been personally accepted. This applies to all conditions even to those with paralysis or absence of limbs.

This unit standard enables the learner to acquire foundational knowledge of wellness as a health discipline, as well as the components that contribute to wellness. This knowledge is essential for people entering or wanting to enter into a career in Wellness, or who currently occupy positions where they have acquired the wellness portfolio within their scope of work.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Supplying generally accepted definitions of wellness.
  • Describing components of different but generally accepted wellness models.
  • Identifying the common components of different wellness models. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3.
  • Computer Literacy at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Supply and compare a minimum of three generally accepted definitions of wellness. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Three definitions of wellness are given and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A comparison is made between the three given wellness definitions, and similarities and differences are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The strengths and weaknesses of each definition are compared and the most appropriate in each group are identified. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe the components of three generally accepted wellness models. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Components of the World Health Organisation (WHO) model for wellness are identified and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Components of each of at least two other wellness models are identified and explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify the commonalities between a minimum of three different wellness models. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The identified components of the three wellness models are analysed and sorted into groups of similarities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The most common or frequently occurring areas of likeness are identified and recorded. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The remaining components are analysed in terms of function and necessity. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or with 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 the Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA, or by an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA, according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification with the agreed ETQA principles. Therefore, anyone wishing to be assessed against this Unit Standard may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution, which is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Generally accepted definitions of wellness, inclusive of the WHO definition; components of wellness models inclusive of physical, social, occupational, spiritual, intellectual, emotional, environmental, financial, mental, medical wellness.
  • Norms include wellness definitions, models and their components that are generally accepted and most used.
  • Knowledge range includes the components of wellness but not treatment regimes.
  • Values include the individual, responsibility, and a balanced approach to life, mutual respect and self-awareness. 

  • 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 models of Wellness. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    The learner is able to collect, organise and evaluate information in the approaches to Wellness. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    The learner is able to communicate effectively in explaining the components that make up Wellness models. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    The learner is able to utilise science and technology in the analytical processes of understanding wellness. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    The learner is able to demonstrate understanding regarding Wellness. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    The learner is able to see the world as a set of related systems in the analysis, comparison and application of various international wellness concepts. 

    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  93997   National Certificate: Contact Centre and Business Process Outsourcing Support  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  61595   Further Education and Training Certificate: Business Administration Services  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  57712   Further Education and Training Certificate: Generic Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  67463   Further Education and Training Certificate: Human Resources Management and Practices Support  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  93995   Further Education and Training Certificate: Payroll Administration Services  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  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.
     
    1. Birnam Business College (Pty) Ltd 
    2. Boston City Campus and Business College (PTY) Ltd 
    3. Business Management Training College (Pty) Ltd 
    4. College of Production Technology 
    5. DC Dynamic College of Commerce & Further Training (Pty) Ltd 
    6. GORDAN INSTITUTE OF BUSINESS SCIENCE 
    7. IQ Academy (previously known as Fernwood Business College) 
    8. MSC Education Holdings Pty Ltd 
    9. ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT INTERNATIONAL (PTY) LTD 
    10. SIYANQOBA SEMINARS PTY LTD 
    11. T & T Appointments 



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