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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Develop and implement recreation programmes to achieve workplace wellness 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
254239  Develop and implement recreation programmes to achieve workplace wellness 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Sport, Recreation & Fitness 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 02 - Culture and Arts Sport 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  11 
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 
The purpose of this unit standard is to introduce the learner to a multi-disciplinary approach to wellbeing. It will develop the skills to care for wellness through the assessment of risk factors and to promote and market wellness programmes through effective strategies utilising Recreation activities and implementing these at workplaces in accordance with organisational policies and procedures.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Investigating the need to promote physical wellness and personal wellbeing within a contemporary wellness programme in the corporate and public sectors.
  • Examining the relationship between mind/body/behaviour and the impact of short-term and long-term stress on individuals and their environments.
  • Understanding nutrition and examining the relationship between nutrition and disease.
  • Designing and implementing a programme to manage workplace wellness.
  • Developing plans to promote workplace wellness to address organisational needs.
  • Implementing and operating a recreation programme to promote workplace wellness.
  • Collecting and analysing feedback according to organisation protocols and demonstrating a return on investment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is recommended that the learner complete the following unit standards before enrolling for this Unit Standard:
  • Unit Standards.
  • Plan, implement and evaluate a simple recreation programme, at NQF Level 4.
  • Explain Leisure and Recreation concepts and the trends which impact on participation within the South African context at NQF Level 4.
  • Communication at NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • In the context of this unit standard, a recreation programme is developed and implemented with the outcome on health education and promotion in a given community. The programme design incorporates the programming philosophy of the organising body, and may make up the overall programme, or total range of programmes, for the organising body for an extended period of time, for example, a season or a year.
  • In the context of this unit standard, a community may pertain to ethnicity, gender, age, geographic boundaries, workplace, special need, or special interest.
  • Health promotion is defined in accordance with and in support of the National Department of Health programmes and initiatives, which are based on the global plan as outlined by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States of America working towards healthy people in healthy communities.
  • Wellness at the workplace aligns its programmes to the Employee Assistance Programmes available at the corporate and public sectors. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Investigate the need to promote physical wellness and personal well being within a contemporary wellness programme in the corporate and public sectors. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Benefits of workplace wellness for employees and employers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The reasons for a company to develop and implement a workplace wellness programme are described. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Improve the quality of life, short and long term benefits, promoting a positive corporate culture, healthier workplace.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An employee assistance programme is identified as the vehicle to promote wellness within a corporate environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The goals of a wellness programme are determined with the emphasis on prevention, recognition and assistance. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Risk factors, health related assessments, lifestyle prescription.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The process of becoming physically fit, the physiological benefits of exercise and other positive lifestyle changes are understood and explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Strategies and skills are developed to promote personal wellbeing with the focus on assisting clients make positive lifestyle changes. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Lifestyle changes refers to changes in the psychological, sociological, intellectual and environmental spheres.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Examine the relationship between mind/body/behaviour and the impact of short-term and long-term stress on individuals and their environments. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The importance of managing stress is explained and the consequences of not managing stress are explained with the focus on the individual. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The benefits of managing stress are explained in terms of maintaining a healthy life. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The barriers to reducing stress are described for individual health and well being. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A simple strategy for stress management is presented and described for individuals and communities. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Understand nutrition and examine the relationship between nutrition and disease. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The classification of food groups is introduced and discussed within the context of a healthy lifestyle. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The benefits of healthy eating and tips for healthier eating are tabulated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Food-styles, healthy weight and agencies dealing with nutrition are explained focussing on the individual. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Diseases resulting from poor eating habits are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Diseases include - cardiac disease, diabetes, obesity, hypertension.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Design and implement a programme to manage workplace wellness. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Workplace wellness targets are identified and described in a programme. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Techniques to make workplace wellness a priority are utilised and a program is presented to senior leaders within the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Basic marketing principles and how to develop and implement traditional and social marketing plans are produced to spread the messages of the workplace wellness programme. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Techniques required for implementing and managing organizational wellness programs are outlined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Programme action plans, scheduling, preparing and tracking budgets, hiring/contracting personnel or vendors, collecting metrics, and reporting outcomes are presented in accordance with operational practices of the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Recreation activities are identified for incorporation into the programme design to meet the workplace wellness goals. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Develop plans to promote workplace wellness to address organisational needs. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • To develop a plan the recreation supervisor must use the assessment results and information of the EAP practitioner to develop the goals of a work based.
  • Plans accommodate participants culture, age, gender, sexual preference, physical, spiritual, social, educational, and economic backgrounds and any related diversity need. Participant plans recognize and promotes inclusion throughout the recreation process. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A written implementation plan of operation for recreation programs/services is designed in accordance with the department's operational plan. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Plan includes:
  • Vision, mission, objectives, policies and procedures, personnel criteria and practices, protocols and service plans, quality improvement monitors, ethical standards, research and evaluation procedures, safety and risk management directives, scope of service, and mechanisms for program review and participant feedback.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A specific written recreation service plan is prepared which records in the plan of operation, to guide the delivery of specific programs and services and the inclusion of participants in the recreation process. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Contents of the plan includes:
  • Goals, objectives, facilitation, techniques and interventions, leadership and supervision strategies, resources, safety and risk procedures, quality improvement monitors, formative and summative evaluation measures and participant feedback mechanisms.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An intervention plan is described and developed with the partnerships. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Plan includes - referral information, assessment and progress data, participant diagnosis and needs, goals, objectives, outcome measures, restrictions, contraindications, limitations and precautions, facilitation techniques and interventions employed, referral, discharge, aftercare, and follow-up criteria, quality monitoring and evaluation criteria, and safety and risk protocols.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The policies and procedures of the organisation are understood and explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Implement and operate a recreation programme to promote workplace wellness. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Other officials, leaders and employees are encouraged to assist in establishing a relationship to support a workplace wellness programme. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A safe environment to facilitate the recreation service according to the plans is created. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Relevant safety legislation.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A formative evaluation tool is developed to measure the quality and effectiveness of a programme according to the organisations or regulatory bodies' policies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A schedule of programmes and services is presented and coordinated in cooperation with other services departments. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Health promotion and strategies are identified and discussed for incorporation into the implementation plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Specific prevention and health promotion measures are described to support the plan of action. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Health education and information projects are implemented for ongoing awareness of healthy living. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
    Collect and analyse feedback according to the programme protocols and demonstrate a return on investment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Data is collected according to the organisations protocols as described in the plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The effectiveness of programs/services including the effectiveness and quality improvement measures are identified and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Plans are continued, modified, or discontinued according to the evaluation results and participant responses. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The return on investment is measured according to the target goals achieved in relation to the budget spent on a programme. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • This Unit Standard will be assessed by an assessor and moderated by a moderator registered with the relevant accredited ETQA.
  • Assessors should be in possession of a relevant qualification that is at least one level higher than the level of this unit standard.
  • Training providers must be accredited by a relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment should include both formative and summative assessment. 

  • 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 
    Learners are able to identify and provide possible solutions that would lead team members to provide recreation programmes to meet the target goals of the workplace wellness plan. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    A learner is able to work as a member of a professional team when presenting information that would lead to successful workplace recreation programmes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Learners are able to collect, organise and evaluate information to provide suitable and appropriate recreation programmes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Learners are able to communicate effectively and responsibly, using visual and/or language skills, when explaining the benefits of a workplace wellness programme to the employers and employees within an organisation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Learners can demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems when demonstrating knowledge and understanding in meeting the special recreation needs within the workplace. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    A learner can participate as a responsible citizen in the life of an organisation and the country by understanding how workplace wellness can assist in improving the levels of productivity. 

    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
    Elective  60289   National Certificate: Community Recreation  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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