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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Analyse the National Health Policy as a means of providing healthcare for the nation 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243156  Analyse the National Health Policy as a means of providing healthcare for the nation 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Insurance and Investment 
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  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
113927  Analyse the proposed National Health policy as a means of providing healthcare for the nation  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard deals with the National Health Policy and the implications for medical schemes, and wealth management. It will add value to Medical Scheme Administrators, Intermediaries, Product Developers, Co-ordinators of Medical Schemes, Financial Call Centre Agents, Internal Marketers, Scheme Administrators who target Employers and Trade Unions, learners in Corporate Relations and Marketing Departments, Fund Managers, Trainee Financial Planners, Trustees and Principal Officers of medical schemes.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Explaining the purpose and implications of the National Health Act for South Africa.
  • Interpreting the impact of Government Policy on medical schemes.
  • Analysing the potential impact of National Health Policy on stakeholders.
  • Analysing the implications of National Health Policy for benefit design. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at Level 3. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this Unit Standard is:
  • Current legislation includes, but is not limited to, the National Health Act, Medical Schemes Act, Medicines and Related Substances Control Act, Pharmacy Act and Healthcare Professionals' Act.
  • Key stakeholders include, but are not limited to, state and non-state medical scheme administrators, hospitals, professional practitioners, suppliers of pharmaceuticals, and other consumables, suppliers of equipment, intermediaries, employers and members of medical schemes.
  • Disenfranchised stakeholders include, but are not limited to, pensioners, uncovered, unemployed, self employed and low income individuals. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the purpose and implications of the National Health Act for South Africa. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The South African National Health Act is explained in terms of scope and purpose. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The relationship between current legislation and the South African National Health Act is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The roles and purposes of the Minister, Department of Health and the Regulatory Authority are explained in terms of implementation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Interpret the impact of National Health Policy on medical schemes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The roles of prescribed minimum benefits and the risk equalisation fund in giving effect to the objectives of the National Health Policy are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The implications of the introduction of the National Health Policy are explained in terms of migration of members between private medical schemes and the provision of healthcare by the State. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The influence of current legislation on access, affordability, equity and quality of healthcare is discussed with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Analyse the impact of National Health Policy on stakeholders. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The key stakeholders affected by National Health Policy are named and an indication is given of the advantages and disadvantages for each. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Analyse the implications of National Health Policy for benefit design. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The implications of National Health Policy for employers are explained with reference to prescribed minimum benefits, changes to employer subsidy, tax subsidy and flexibility in the choice of medical scheme options. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The implications of National Health policy for medical scheme benefit design is explored in terms of scope of benefits, convenience, preferred provider, access to new technology and existence of quality standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Issues of beneficiary entitlement arising out of prescribed minimum benefit legislation are discussed with reference to rights under the South African Constitution. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a candidate against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or ETQA where a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) exists with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA or ETQA where a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) exists with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • 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 COMMUNICATING 
    Learners are capable of communicating effectively in explaining the purpose and implications of a National Health Policy for South Africa. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Learners are capable of demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by interpreting the implications of a National Health policy for stakeholders. 

    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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 113927, " Analyse the proposed National Health policy as a means of providing healthcare for the nation ", Level 4, 4 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  66613   Further Education and Training Certificate: Wealth Management  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. African Resources & Financial Training (Pty) Ltd 
    2. CKP Development Agency (Pty) Ltd. 
    3. De Vries Management & Training Services cc 
    4. Faisit (Pty) Ltd 
    5. Masifunde Training Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    6. Ray Strodl Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    7. RJM Educational Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    8. Sanlam Life Insurance Ltd 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.