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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of stress in order to apply strategies to achieve optimal stress levels in personal and work situations 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
15096  Demonstrate an understanding of stress in order to apply strategies to achieve optimal stress levels in personal and work situations 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Life Skills 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 07 - Human and Social Studies People/Human-Centred Development 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular-Fundamental  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
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 
This unit standard is designed to empower learners to manage stress in their personal lives and work situations in order to improve their quality of life.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Describing stress in personal life and work situations.
  • Analysing the causes of stress in personal life and work situations.
  • Describing reactions to stress.
  • Applying strategies to manage stress in personal life and work situations. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    There is open access to this unit standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this Unit Standard is:
  • An organisation includes, but is not limited to, a class, school, committee, club, business unit, business or workplace.
  • Coping strategies are strategies to either cope with stress levels or change the level of stress. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe stress in personal life and work situations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The concept of stress is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Positive stressors are identified in personal life and own work situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Negative stressors are identified in personal life and own work situation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Analyse the causes of stress in personal life and work situations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Personal stressors are identified and an indication is given of how these stressors impact on the individual and an organisation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Personal stressors include, but are not limited to, issues of diversity, different value systems, perception of self, self worth as a human being, knowledge of self as a unique individual, relationships with others financial status, work position, health, mental state, age, marital status and attitude to change.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Societal stressors are identified and an indication is given of how these stressors impact on the individual and an organisation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Societal stressors include, but are not limited to, changes in belief systems, attitudes and values in society at large, health system, defence, security and the demographics of society.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Environmental stressors are identified and an indication is given of how these stressors impact on the individual and organisation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Environmental stressors include, but are not limited to, the home and work environments.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Organisational stressors are identified and an indication is given of how these stressors impact on the individual and an organisation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Organisational stressors include, but are not limited to, family related, support systems, management style, leadership style in work situations and the day to day functioning of an organisation.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The interrelationship of the different stressors is analysed for three case studies. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Describe typical reactions to stress. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Typical physical, emotional, cognitive and behavioural reactions to positive stress are explored and an indication is given of how an individual can recognise positive stress in own life. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Typical physical, emotional, cognitive and behavioural reactions to negative stress are explored and an indication is given of how an individual can recognise negative stress in own life. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The impact of positive stress and negative stress on health is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The impact of positive stress and negative stress on work performance is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The impact of positive and negative stress on interpersonal relationships is explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Apply strategies to manage stress in personal life and work situations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Two theories of stress are researched and an indication is given of the coping strategies suggested by each theory. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Proactive and reactive stress management strategies are conceptualised and applied to own life and work situations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. A stress management plan is designed to maximise optimal stress levels in order to reduce negative stress in personal life and workplace situations. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Assessment of this Unit Standard should be contextual and practical.
  • Assessors must be registered as assessors with the appropriate ETQA.
  • Moderators must be registered as assessors with the appropriate ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the appropriate ETQA.
  • The mechanisms and requirements for moderation should be applied as per the ETQA`s criteria.
  • Assessment should include both formative and summative assessment.
  • Training providers must be accredited by the appropriate ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the appropriate ETQA. 

  • 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 
    The learner is able to identify and solve problems and make decisions in designing a plan to maximise optimal stress levels and reduce negative stressors in personal life and work situations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The learner is able to organise and manage him/herself in recognising stressors in personal life and work situations and planning to maximise optimal stress levels in personal life and work situations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    The learner is able to collect, organise and critically evaluate information in researching theories of stress. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    The learner is able to demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by identifying the interrelationship of different stressors in case studies. 

    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
    Core  50479   Further Education and Training Certificate: Advertising  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Core  48921   Further Education and Training Certificate: Road Traffic Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2008-04-13  Was SAS SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  57713   Further Education and Training Certificate: Specialist Security Practices  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Core  48669   National Certificate: Live Event Technical Production  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Core  50102   National Certificate: Dog Handling  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Core  66869   National Certificate: Home Affairs Services  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 
    Core  58978   National Certificate: Journalism  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Core  49123   National Certificate: Journalism  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2007-10-18  Was MICTS until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  49023   National Diploma: Liaison Interpreting  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  QCTO 
    Core  58309   National Diploma: Project Management  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Core  49198   National Certificate: Social Housing Property Management  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 
    Core  64349   National Diploma: Aeronautical Surveillance Systems: Engineering Support  Level 6  NQF Level 06  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2016-12-31  TETA 
    Core  64089   National Diploma: Communication and Navigation Systems  Level 6  NQF Level 06  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2016-12-31  TETA 
    Fundamental  57651   National Certificate: Forensic Science  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Fundamental  57714   National Certificate: Marine Pilotage  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  TETA 
    Fundamental  50419   National Certificate: Port Control and Admissions  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2009-06-29  Was PSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Fundamental  59989   National Certificate: Resolving of Crime  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2016-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Fundamental  49118   National Certificate: Resolving of Crime  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2007-12-02  Was SAS SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Fundamental  63229   National Diploma: Bomb Disposal  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Fundamental  49124   National Diploma: Bomb Disposal  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2007-12-02  Was SAS SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Fundamental  49469   National Diploma: Complex Procurement  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30   
    Fundamental  20908   National Diploma: Customer Management  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Fundamental  50500   National Diploma: Electronic Warfare  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Fundamental  59256   National Diploma: Flight Dispatch  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2016-12-31  TETA 
    Fundamental  58183   National Diploma: Forensic Pathology Support  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Fundamental  50023   National Diploma: Legal Interpreting  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Fundamental  20904   National Diploma: Marketing Communications  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Fundamental  61593   National Diploma: Marketing Management  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Fundamental  20896   National Diploma: Marketing Research  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Fundamental  20909   National First Degree: Customer Management  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2018-06-30   
    Fundamental  20905   National First Degree: Marketing Communication  Level 6  NQF Level 07  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Fundamental  20901   National First Degree: Marketing Management  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2018-06-30   
    Fundamental  20897   National First Degree: Marketing Research  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2018-06-30   
    Fundamental  90652   National Certificate: Ammunition Fitting  Not Applicable  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  58396   Further Education and Training Certificate: Community Development: HIV/AIDS Support  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-11-07  Was HW SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  49531   Further Education and Training Certificate: Inclusive Education  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  48665   National Certificate: Community Development: HIV/AIDS support  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2006-11-07  Was HW SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  48640   National Certificate: Financial Services Management  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2023-06-30  INSETA 
    Elective  66389   Higher Certificate: Diagnostic and Procedural Coding  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 
    Elective  64649   Higher Certificate: Early Childhood Development  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  58696   National Certificate: Close Protection  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  63309   National Certificate: Defensive Mission Control  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  49834   National Certificate: Financial Services: Long-Term Risk Assessment  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  INSETA 
    Elective  66089   National Certificate: Human Settlements Development  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  59429   National Certificate: Inclusive Education  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  49336   National Certificate: Law Enforcement: Sheriffing  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  61529   National Certificate: Loss Adjusting  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  INSETA 
    Elective  48761   National Certificate: Mission Administration  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 
    Elective  58625   National Certificate: Occupational Safety  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  63969   National Certificate: Pharmaceutical Sales Representation  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CHIETA 
    Elective  59258   National Certificate: Polygraphy  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  80046   National Certificate: Tactical Road Traffic Operations  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  49852   National Diploma: Applied Military Intelligence  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  49853   National Diploma: Defensive Mission Control  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2008-09-17  Was SAS SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  58802   National Diploma: Disability Employment Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SABPP 
    Elective  49860   National Diploma: Financial Services: Long-Term Risk Assessment  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  INSETA 
    Elective  67373   National Diploma: Orientation and Mobility Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP 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. Artshub Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    2. ATTI Nelspruit Pty Ltd 
    3. CKP Development Agency (Pty) Ltd. 
    4. Edutel Public Service Company 
    5. Falcon Business Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    6. Footprint Media academy Pty ltd 
    7. FORUM SEKURITEIT 
    8. IALE School of Advanced Learning and Education (Pty) Ltd 
    9. INSIMBI SECURITY TRAINING CENTRE 
    10. Jeppe College of Commerce and Computer Studies 
    11. Motheo Training Institute Trust 
    12. NEMISA 
    13. Pro-Active Public Services College (Pty) Ltd 
    14. SIMS KHULA TRAINING & SKILLS DEVELOPMENT 
    15. South African Film Institute 
    16. Teachers Learning Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    17. The Department of Home Affairs Learning Centre 
    18. The Diplomatic Academy 
    19. WILLSHIR TRADING 



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