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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

Certificate: Aromatherapy 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
48702  Certificate: Aromatherapy 
ORIGINATOR
Complementary Health Centre 
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 11 - Services  Personal Care 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  120  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  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 
This qualification has been developed to:
  • Offer an internationally comparable qualification.
  • Accommodate learners wishing to gain a qualification in Aromatherapy with the further option of completing a full qualification in Therapeutic Aromatherapy.
  • Comply with the objectives of the NQF which includes the enhancement of learner access, mobility and progression.
  • Offer a planned combination of learning outcomes for the purpose of the qualifying learners with an applied competence and a basis for further learning.
  • To provide benefits to society and the economy by enhancing social productivity and redressing legacies of inequity.


    Rationale:
  • To offer a qualification leading to a full qualification in Therapeutic Aromatherapy.
  • To offer a planned combination of learning outcomes which have a defined purpose intended to provide a qualifying learner with applied competence, and a basis for further leaning.
  • To offer learners a qualification registered on the NQF, there by affording the learner the opportunity to gain credits by accessing the NQF facility. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The learner is to:
  • Be competent in the language of the provider
  • Have literacy and numeracy skills
  • To have communications skills
  • Have achieved a Level 4 or equivalent, on the NQF

    Recognition of Prior Learning

    This qualification can be achieved in part through the recognition of relevant prior learning and experience in the field of Aromatherapy

    A learner wishing to be assessed may arrange to do so without having to attend further education or training. The assessor and learner will decide jointly on the most appropriate assessment procedure. 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    N/A 

    EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    A candidate exiting on this level will be able to understand and explain the theoretical aspect and demonstrate the practical application of the following:
  • Anatomy & Physiology I
  • Integral Biology
  • Business Studies
  • Professional Ethics
  • 1st Aid
  • Hygiene
  • Nutrition 1
  • Life Skills 1
  • Consultation
  • Client Care
  • Theoretical components of Aromatherapy
  • Practical application of Aromatherapy
  • Chemistry
  • Alternative Therapies
  • Practical: Skincare Range 

  • ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    Integrated Assessment:

    Evidence collection is integrated into the work or learning process.

    Evidence is collected by:
    I. Observation
    II. Work based project
    III. Face to face questioning
    IV. Written questioning
    V. Assignment
    VI. Projects
    VII. Case studies
    VIII. Simulation

    Principles of the assessment;
  • Appropriate
  • Fair
  • Manageable
  • Valid
  • Authentic
  • Sufficient
  • Systematic
  • Open
  • Consistent

    Assessment is to reflect;
  • Foundational competence
  • Reflexive competence
  • Practical competence 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    In order to align the qualification with International standards, the institution has used the course outline of the following International examining bodies as a guideline:
  • ITEC (UK)
  • IIR (USA)
  • CIDESCO (Switzerland) 

  • ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    There are subjects that are generic to other qualifications such as;
  • Therapeutic Reflexology
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Health & Skincare

    The subjects include:
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Pathology
  • First aid
  • Nutrition
  • Business studies
  • Professional Ethics
  • Life skills
  • Listening & communication skills 

  • MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Internal Moderation

    The criteria for registered moderators is;
  • To be a registered assessor (ASSMT 01)
  • Declared competent in all outcomes of the Unit Standard ASSMT 02.
  • Register as moderator with ETQA
  • Administer competency assessment of the institution assessors.
  • Internally moderate the assessment process in the institution by:
  • Ensuring that the assessment standards are maintained
  • Advise and support assessors
  • Moderate the assessment practice

    External Moderation
  • An External Moderator could be the ETQA whose functions would be similar to the Internal Moderator.
  • External Moderator to be registered having achieved competency against ASSMT 03. 

  • CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    RPL Assessment of a learner is to be done by a learning facilitator, instructor or Subject Matter Expert (SME) ie: > Therapist registered as an a Assessor by the relevant ETQA

    The Assessor must;
  • Be declared competent in all the outcomes of the National Assessor Unit Standard (ASSMT 01)
  • Be a specialist in the field of assessment
  • Be capable in the different techniques of assessment
  • Have capabilities in the relevant field and learnership to be assessed
  • Have contextual capabilities
  • Have good interpersonal skills

    The criteria for registered assessors is;
  • Assessor training against Unit Standard ASSMT 01
  • Declared competent in all the outcomes of the National Assessor Unit Standard as stipulated by SAQA
  • Provide a Portfolio of Evidence
  • Register as assessor with relevant ETQA
  • Comply with all assessor requirements 

  • 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.