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

Engage in basic health promotion 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
9822  Engage in basic health promotion 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Ancillary Health Care 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 09 - Health Sciences and Social Services Curative Health 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
ABET Level 4  Regular  Level 1  NQF Level 01  10 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2004-12-02  2006-02-09  SAQA 1657/04 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2007-02-09   2010-02-09  

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
119563  Engage in basic health promotion  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The purpose of each Unit Standard is to introduce learners to the various aspects of community care and to encourage learners to gain experience of community health care with a view to a possible career in this industry.

Rationale:

To develop appropriate skills and experience for Ancillary Health Workers (AHWs) to facilitate active participation in community health care through the empowerment of individuals and communities, thereby creating and encouraging health awareness as part of General Education and Training.

Many areas of peri-urban and rural South Africa cannot be reached by professional health workers due to the scarcity of this category of worker. The key role of AHWs is to improve the quality of life of community members by providing improved access to and delivery of primary health care at local level within the context of an intersectoral environment. There are many people already working in this field and they need to receive recognition and to have access to developed career pathways. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Knowledge of the community and the ability to communicate effectively within the cultural context of the community.
Reading, writing and communication skills equivalent to ABET Level 3 and numeracy skills equivalent to ABET Level 2. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Assist community members to identify their basic health needs and show how the community can be involved in health promotion. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Identify basic health needs within the community 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The concept 'health' is clearly defined in terms of its nature and scope. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The basic health needs of the community are identified by means of a community profile and recorded. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Describe problems associated with unmet health needs within the community 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The specific factors that are likely to impact on this community's health status are accurately identified and described. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Identify any related projects already in existence 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. All existing projects are identified and analysed in terms of applicability to health. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Draft a plan of action showing how the community can be involved in health promotion 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. In consultation with the community and other relevant stakeholders, an action plan which contains a prioritised needs analysis, is drawn up. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
N/A 

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 
Identifying and solving problems:

SO 2.4 and 2.5 - Recognise emergency situations and apply the appropriate first aid measures. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
Working effectively with others:

SO 1.1 and 1.4 - Identify basic health needs within the community and draft a plan of action showing how the community can be involved in health promotion. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
Organising and manageing oneself:

SO 1.4 - Draft a plan of action showing how the community can be involved in health promotion. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information:

SO 2.3 and 2.4 - Assess an emergency situation and apply appropriate first aid procedures to the life-threatening situation where possible. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
Communicating effectively:

SO 4.2 - Assist in the management of the client`s condition and treatment under the supervision of a qualified health worker. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
Using science and technology effectively:

SO 2.3 and 2.4 - Assess an emergency situation and apply appropriate first aid procedures to the life-threatening situation where possible. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:

SO 6.1, 6.2, 6.4 and 6.5 - Demonstrate an understanding of the health related content in the Human Rights` and Patient Rights` Charters; Identify appropriate service providers in the local community who deal with health related human rights issues; Demonstrate an understanding of legislation and local protocols relating to disability, abuse, rape and the aged; Explain the appropriate action that can be taken by community members in the situations mentioned. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
Contributing to full personal development:

SO 1.4, 3.3 and 6.1 - Draft a plan of action showing how the community can be involved in health promotion; Demonstrate an understanding of common health problems and disease patterns in an identified community; Demonstrate an understanding of the health related content in the Human Rights` and Patient Rights` Charters. 

UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
It is recommended that suitably qualified professional persons with experience in the field of Primary Health Care and experience of community involvement be accredited by the HWSETA. 

UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 119563, which is "Engage in basic health promotion", Level 1, 8 credits.

These unit standards were written for a GET Certificate intended for Adult Basic Education and Training (ABET) learners. They will form the foundation to a qualification in Ancillary Health Care (AHC). 

QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
  ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
Core  23193   GETC in Ancillary Health Care  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2005-02-13  Was HW SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
Elective  24153   General Education and Training Certificate: Adult Basic Education and Training  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2008-09-13  Was ETDP SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
Elective  23093   General Education and Training Certificate: Development Practice  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 


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