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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|Occupational Certificate: Health Care Benefits Advisor|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|105030||Occupational Certificate: Health Care Benefits Advisor|
|Development Quality Partner - INSETA|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|-||OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework|
|Part-Qualification||Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies||Finance, Economics and Accounting|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||102||Not Applicable||NQF Level 05||Regular-ELOAC|
|REGISTRATION STATUS||SAQA DECISION NUMBER||REGISTRATION START DATE||REGISTRATION END DATE|
|LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT||LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT|
|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 qualification does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification.
|PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION|
A Health Care Benefits Advisor advises clients on the selection and use of appropriate healthcare benefit products and structures.
This qualification is the result of an industry process where the current unit standard based qualifications are being re-aligned into Occupational Qualifications. The qualification caters for building competence at Levels 5 and 6. This part qualification is part of a set of three, enabling the development of new entrants into the occupation and then catering for the further development as the employees specialise and eventually grow to become fully fledged Financial Advisors.
The effective use of wealth creation tools to grow wealth is essential for the protection and wellbeing of citizens. This industry provides an essential service in support of the development of the country and the achievement of the National Development Plan's objectives.
The growth of the financial services industry is dependent on the training and education of staff that will be able to provide professional financial services to people across the nation. This qualification will therefore support the National Development Plan and will contribute towards job creation and social harmony; it provides the basis for entry into the industry.
The qualification has relevance for learners who act as a Health Care Benefits Advisors, advising clients on the selection and use of appropriate healthcare benefit products and structures of various Medical Schemes.
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
|Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):
RPL for Access to the External Integrated Summative Assessment:
Accredited providers and approved workplaces must apply the internal assessment criteria specified in the related curriculum document to establish and confirm prior learning. Accredited providers and workplaces must confirm prior learning by issuing a statement of result or certifying a work experience record.
RPL for access to the qualification:
Accredited providers and approved workplaces may recognise prior learning against the relevant access requirements.
NQF Level 4 qualification with Communication.
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|This qualification is made up of the following compulsory Knowledge Practical Skills and Work Experience Modules.
Total number of credits for Knowledge Modules: 45.
Practical Skill Modules:
Total number of credits for Practical Skill Modules: 43.
Work Experience Modules:
Total number of credits for Work Experience Modules: 14.
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|1. Provide advice regarding the use of Health Care benefit programmes.|
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
|Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome:
Integrated Formative Assessment:
The skills development provider will use the curriculum to guide them on the stipulated internal assessment criteria and weighting. They will also apply the scope of practical skills and applied knowledge as stipulated by the internal assessment criteria. This formative assessment leads to entrance into the integrated external summative assessment.
Integrated Summative Assessment:
An external Integrated Summative Assessment, conducted through the relevant Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) Assessment Quality Partner is required for the issuing of this qualification. The external Integrated Summative Assessment will focus on the Exit Level Outcomes and Associated Assessment Criteria.
|For determining the relevant international comparability of this qualification, a review was done of available similar qualifications/training in Ireland and Australia.
The two qualifications identified were:
The Insurance Institute offers the Professional Certificate in Insurance which leads to the designation of an Accredited Product Adviser (APA), when the following 3 modules are studied:
PDI-01: The Nature of Insurance.
PDI-02: Compliance and Advice.
PDI-05: Healthcare Insurances.
This programme is designed with busy insurance professionals in mind. The APA is delivered via blended learning, through a combination of:
FNS51215 Diploma of Insurance Broking.
This qualification is designed for individuals working as insurance brokers within a range of organisations. It supports the role of the professional insurance broking adviser who assists individuals and businesses identify their risks and recommends how these can be managed using insurance and other risk management strategies.
The elective units chosen must be relevant to the work outcome and meet local industry needs.
The Occupational Certificate: Health Care Benefits Advisor compares favourably with both the international qualifications in terms of purpose, level, and duration.
This part qualification articulates horizontally with the following qualifications currently being developed:
This part qualification articulates vertically with the following qualifications currently being developed:
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
|Qualifying for External Assessment:
In order to qualify for an external assessment, learners must provide proof of completion of all required modules by means of statements of results and work experience records.
Additional legal or physical entry requirements:
Criteria for the Accreditation of Providers:
Accreditation of providers will be done against the criteria as reflected in the relevant curriculum on the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) website.
The curriculum title and code is: Health Care Benefit Advisor: 241301-001-00-01.
This qualification encompasses the following trades as recorded on the National Learners' Records Database (NLRD):
Assessment Quality Partner (AQP):
Insurance Sector Education and Training Authority (INSETA).
Part Qualifications Related to The Occupational Certificate: Health Care Benefits Advisor Qualification:
|LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION:|
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