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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Recognise the effects of HIV/AIDS in the insurance industry and workplace, and indicate the precautions that are necessary to avoid unnecessary transmission of the HI Virus 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
9356  Recognise the effects of HIV/AIDS in the insurance industry and workplace, and indicate the precautions that are necessary to avoid unnecessary transmission of the HI Virus 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Financial Services 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Finance, Economics and Accounting 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular-Fundamental  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2002-02-13  2004-08-11  SAQA 0540/02 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2005-08-11   2008-08-11  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
114961  Explain HIV/AIDS and the effects on the insurance industry and workplace, and indicate own role in creating a caring work environment  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard provides a broad introduction to HIV/AIDS in the workplace and the insurance sector. It introduces some theoretical issues and addresses a broad base of knowledge about HIV/AIDS that will enable learners to be informed and caring workers in the industry. It is a building block for insurance related issues around the HIV/AIDS pandemic. The focus is knowledge, skills, values and attitudes in relation to the learner`s own context and experience of the world of work.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Understanding the effects of HIV/AIDS on the immune system.
  • Knowing how HIV/AIDS is transmitted.
  • Knowing what behaviour is safe and what behaviour carries the risk of HIV/AIDS transmission.
  • Knowing how to offer care and support to people with HIV/AIDS.
  • Knowing the rights and responsibilities of employees with HIV/AIDS and those who have not yet contracted the virus.
  • Deciding on a personal code of behaviour appropriate for own HIV/AIDS status.
  • Knowing and understanding the effects of HIV/AIDS on the economy and the insurance industry. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    There is open access to this unit standard. Learners should:
  • Hold a GETC or equivalent qualification, or
  • Be competent in communication and mathematical literacy at NQF level 1. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this unit standard is:
    1. The effect of HIV/AIDS on the individual, the workplace and society .
    2. The effect of the HIV/AIDS pandemic on the insurance industry. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Know and understand HIV/AIDS and its effects on the human immune system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The terms HIV and AIDS are known and explained at a basic level of understanding. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The way in which the immune system works is explained with reference to the role of antibodies in the immune system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. An indication is given as to how the HI Virus attacks the immune system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The concept of a window period is explained with reference to the Elisa test. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The concept that the Elisa Test tests for antibodies is known and an indication is given of the implications that this has in terms of the window period and the use of vaccinations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The fact that all babies born to HIV/AIDS mothers initially test positive for the HI Virus is known and reasons are given to explain why these test results change over time. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. The concept of Voluntary Counselling and Testing (VCT) is explained with reference to the role of the Rapid Test and confirmation by the Elisa test. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. The effects of HIV infection are explained including the ability of infected persons to perform work and the importance of lifestyle changes to boost the immune system and prevent reinfection. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    9. The importance of pre and posttest counselling is known and understood and the implications of HIV testing for an individual are discussed in terms of making a personal decision to take an AIDS test. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
    10. The stages of the disease are outlined with an example of what happens at each stage from infection with HIV to full-blown AIDS and death. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 11 
    11. The chances of a person surviving with AIDS are discussed with reference to the latest views on medication and the costs of the drugs. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Know and understand how HIV/Aids is transmitted. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The effect of body fluids on transmission of the HI virus is outlined at a basic level of understanding. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Sex is identified as the most common way in which the HI Virus is transmitted and other ways in which HIV is transmitted are listed with an indication of the conditions necessary for transmission. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The ways in which mother to child transmission can occur are listed and the implications of a pregnant woman/girl child having unprotected sex are indicated for both the mother and the unborn child. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Actions that an HIV positive mother can take to lower the risk of infection to the child and prolong the onset of AIDS in herself are presented in a poster to promote wellness. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The dangers of drug abuse and behaviour that could result in HIV transmission are explained with suggestions for limiting transmission. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Precautions used in South Africa to ensure that blood products are HIV free are outlined at a basic level of understanding. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Know what behaviour is safe and what behaviour carries the risk of HIV transmission. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The relationship between human behaviour and HIV/AIDS is outlined at a basic level of understanding. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Ways in which the individual can avoid contracting or spreading HIV/AIDS are named with an indication of how own behaviour can reduce the risk of infection. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Examples of behaviour that carry a risk of contracting HIV/AIDS are named and classified according to whether they carry a high, medium or low risk. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Situations that have a potential to spread HIV/AIDS in the workplace are discussed and rated in terms of high, medium and low risk. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Fears and common misunderstandings about the transmission of HIV/AIDS are described in the context of the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The reasons are given why certain behaviours and activities carry a low risk of infection. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. The role of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the transmission of the HI Virus is known and understood and an indication is given of how untreated STDs greatly increase the risk of transmission. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Know what guidelines and assistance are available to support workers with HIV/AIDS 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Know what guidelines and assistance are available to support workers with HIV/AIDS and recognise own role in creating a caring office environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. A company policy on HIV/AIDS or the National Department of Health's document Guidelines for developing a workplace policy and programme is accessed and evidence of knowledge is provided in the form of a brief summary. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The possible problems that a worker with HIV/AIDS could encounter are listed with suggestions as to what the learner himself/herself could do to create a caring situation in the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The importance of employers playing a proactive role in addressing the AIDS pandemic is known and understood and ways in which a company can create a caring environment for workers with HIV/AIDS are suggested for a familiar context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The availability of HIV/AIDS prevention and wellness programmes is known and an explanation is given on how to access them. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The treatment options available to a person with HIV/AIDS are known and a table is compiled indicating which treatment is available locally. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The rights of all workers in respect of HIV/AIDS are known and their personal responsibilities are understood in dealing with the pandemic. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. The Universal Precautions are known and applied in the work environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. A code of behaviour in the workplace is drafted:
  • To help someone cope with realisation that s/he has HIV/AIDS and to ensure co-workers are safe from infection, or
  • To prevent someone who does not yet have HIV/AIDS from becoming infected. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    9. A team presentation is created to help address the stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS and the importance of employers playing a proactive role in dealing with HIV/AIDS. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Know and understand the implications of HIV/AIDS for society, the economy and the insurance industry 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Know and understand the implications of the HIV/AIDS pandemic for society, the economy and the insurance industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The needs of AIDS orphans are outlined with reference, at a basic level of understanding, to the burden of a large number of orphans on society and the economy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The effect of a population composed mainly of children and the aged on the economy and the State is outlined at a basic level of understanding. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The need for medical care for people with HIV/AIDS and the implications for employers and the State are discussed at a basic level of understanding. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The effect of HIV/AIDS on the workforce and family income is discussed at a basic level of understanding. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The implications of HIV/AIDS for the insurance industry are discussed at a basic level of understanding. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    This unit standard will be internally assessed by the provider and moderated by a moderator registered by INSQA or a relevant accredited ETQA. The mechanisms and requirements for moderation are contained in the document obtainable from INSQA, INSQA framework for assessment and moderation. 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    A learner is able to identify and provide possible solutions that would lead to the Company and themselves creating a caring environment for workers with HIV/AIDS and by actively discouraging negative attitudes towards people with HIV/AIDS. Learners are able to make decisions about their own lifestyle. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    A learner is able to work as a member of a team when presenting information addressing the stigma of HIV/AIDS and the importance of a proactive strategy in the workplace. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    A learner can organise and manage him/herself and his/her activities responsibly by making lifestyle choices about HIV/AIDS. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Learners are able to collect, organise and evaluate information by researching situations that have a potential to spread HIV/AIDS in the workplace and discussing and rating them in terms of high, medium and low risk. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Learners are able to communicate effectively and responsibly using visual and/or language skills when explaining the stages of HIV/AIDS and presenting an example of what happens at each stage of the progression of the disease and how to address the stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS. They can also communicate effectively using visual, mathematics and language skills when presenting the findings of their research and producing posters and presentations regarding ways an HIV positive mother can lower the risk of infection to her child and prolong the onset of AIDS in her own body. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Learners can demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems when demonstrating knowledge and understanding of the implications of HIV/AIDS for society, the economy and the insurance industry.

    Learners are able to be culturally sensitive across a range of social contexts when describing and explaining the stigma surrounding AIDS and creating a caring support system in the workplace. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    A learner can participate as a responsible citizen in the life of a local community by knowing what behaviour is safe and what behaviour carries the risk of HIV/AIDS transmission and by taking appropriate safety precautions. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This Unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 114961, which is " Explain HIV/AIDS and the effects on the insurance industry and workplace, and indicate the own role in creating a caring work environment " Level 2, 5 credits as from 11 Aug 2004 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  20177   National Certificate: Insurance  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2004-10-10  Was INSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  14657   National Certificate: Insurance Administration  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2004-04-18  INSETA 
    Elective  20773   National Certificate: Long Term Insurance  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2004-12-05  INSETA 
    Elective  21796   National Certificate: Short Term Insurance  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2005-06-12  Was INSETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    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. Intec College 
    2. Invuya Institute of Learning (Pty) Ltd 



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