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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

National Certificate: Health Sciences and Social Services: Development Services 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
22322  National Certificate: Health Sciences and Social Services: Development Services 
ORIGINATOR
Department of Education 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
QCTO - Quality Council for Trades and Occupations  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
National Certificate  Field 09 - Health Sciences and Social Services  Rehabilitative Health/Services 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  148  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Regular-Provider-ELOAC 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Reregistered  SAQA 06120/18  2018-07-01  2023-06-30 
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 qualification does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification. 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
The qualified learner can with knowledge and competencies carry out the functions and duties of a health and community carer (child care, care of the aged and care of the handicapped) at Level 3. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Learners who register for the qualification should have fulfilled all the exit requirements of the previous level.

Recognition of prior learning:

RPL will be recognised through a process of assessment of previously obtained skills and knowledge. 

RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

QUALIFICATION RULES 
As stipulated in the current policy document Report 191 

EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
Critical Cross-Field Outcomes:

The learner can render effective services by utilising various means of support systems in the institution and the community, identify and analyse problems and needs through various methods of communication, communicate with others in order to take steps to satisfy needs and solve problems, perform duties and functions efficiently by utilising equipment correctly and complying to the work ethics at the required level to ensure a high standard of service delivery.

Specific Outcomes:
  • Assist with planning, organising and management of the basic functions and duties.
  • Work with team members and management to satisfy the needs of the residents.
  • Know, identify and evaluate basic physical, social, mental and emotional problems.
  • Have knowledge of internal and community support systems.
  • Have basic intervention skills to refer residents for help.
  • Record important information.
  • Possess communication skills to build working relationships with residents, staff, management and important role players.
  • Comply with the work ethics to ensure a high standard of service delivery.
  • Making use of opportunities for self-development.
  • Know the functions of equipment and have the ability to handle it correctly. 

  • ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    1. Relate learning and skills gained from experience in the work setting to knowledge encountered in an academic environment.

    2. Relate learning skills gained from an academic environment to applied knowledge in work settings.

    3. Relate learning and skills from experience and academic context to different contexts using present and future scenarios.

    Integrated assessment to ensure that the purpose on the qualification is achieved:
  • Continuous assessment which is conducted at the institution over a period of time and based on using various types of assessments such as written tests, practical work, assignments, etc. Continuous assessment is weighted at 40%.
  • Formative and Summative assessment is conducted according to National assessment criteria. Summative assessment is weighted at 60%. 

  • MODERATION OPTIONS 
    A system of second examiners within the institution will be used, together with a system of external examination conducted nationally at the exit levels to the qualification. Where professional or statutory bodies are involved in determining the curriculum, they will also be involved in moderation. 

    CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    Our own staff will be used as assessors in a manner accommodated within the quality management system of the institution. This would apply to outside assessors also in institutions for care of the aged, care of the handicapped and child care using the national examination criteria. 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2006; 2009; 2012; 2015. 

    NOTES 
    N/A 

    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
     
    NONE 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION: 
    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.
     
    NONE 



    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.