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

Explain preventive measures to reduce the potential impact of disasters 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
9825  Explain preventive measures to reduce the potential impact of disasters 
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 
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
119566  Explain preventive measures to reduce the potential impact of disasters  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 
Potential impact refers to immediate, short and medium term impact. Disaster refers to natural and man-made as well as slow and sudden onset. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Explain the concept of 'disasters': the causes and potential effects on the community. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Potential disasters for the specific area are correctly identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The seven causal factors of disasters are accurately recounted. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The differences between man-made and natural disasters, and their probable impact are accurately described. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Identify relevant resources to prevent disasters in potentially dangerous situations. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Potential health hazards associated with disasters are correctly identified and their probable effect on health accurately described. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Devise a simple disaster management plan. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The principles and implementation methods of activating, establishing and maintaining disaster management units within the community structures are accurately described. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Explain the practical application of the plan. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Explain the practical application of the plan mentioned in the specific outcome: 'Devise a simple disaster management plan'. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Appropriate mechanisms and resources that could be utilised in threatening disaster situations are accurately identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Their probable utilisation are correctly recounted. 


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 managing 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 119566, which is "Explain preventive measures to reduce the potential impact of disasters", Level 1, 5 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  49279   National Certificate: Victim Empowerment and Support  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 


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. Aldabri 106 (PTY) Ltd 
2. Chrismog Consulting Firm 
3. DEE& DUU TRAINING INSTITUTE 
4. Light and Life Centre 
5. Mamello Service Excellence 
6. Nascence Education and Training Solutions 
7. NCHEBEKO SKILLS CONSULTANCY 
8. Philani Training and Development Solutions NPC 
9. SIYATHUTHUKA HEALTH SERVICES cc 



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