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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Identify causes of stress in own life and indicate techniques to manage it 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114939  Identify causes of stress in own life and indicate techniques to manage it 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Life Skills 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 07 - Human and Social Studies People/Human-Centred Development 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular-Fundamental  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-06-26  2007-08-16  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2008-08-16   2011-08-16  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
244564  Identify causes of stress in own life and indicate techniques to manage it  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard is intended for personal development to help the learner identify and manage stress in his/her own life.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Describing stress and its effect on daily life.
  • Identifying causes of stress in own life.
  • Identifying reactions to stress in own life.
  • Indicating techniques to help manage stress in own life. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in Communication at NQF Level 1. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this Unit Standard is stress in an individual's own life situation.
  • Facets of life include, but are not limited to, environment, financial, relationships, spiritual and emotional.
  • Relational strategies to reduce stress include emotional support, practical support and professional help.
  • Mental strategies to reduce stress include positive self-talk, changing of attitude, imagery and affirmations.
  • Physical strategies to reduce stress include exercise, relaxation, time management, nutrition, breathing exercises, meditation, and muscle relaxation exercises. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe stress and its effect on daily life. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept of stress is explained with examples from daily life. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Physiological changes in the body associated with stress are identified and an indication is given of the effect of prolonged stress on health. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Positive and negative stress is identified and an indication is given of the impact if there is too much, too little or just enough stress in a person's life. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify the causes of stress in own life. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Negative stressors in own life are identified and categorised in terms of physical and emotional stress. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Positive stressors in own life are identified and an indication is given of how positive stress influences own behaviour. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Stress in interpersonal relationships is identified and an indication is given of why certain situations and behaviours cause stress. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The relationship between own strengths and weaknesses and stress is identified with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Instances when own behaviour creates stressful responses in others are identified and an indication is given of when an individual can cause a situation to become stressful 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify reactions to stress in own life. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Physical symptoms of stress are identified in own life. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Own thoughts are identified for five stressful situations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Own feelings are identified in a stressful situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Own reactions are identified for five different stressful situations. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Indicate techniques to help manage stress in own life. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Healthy lifestyle is explained as a way of managing stress and an indication is given of changes in needed in own lifestyle as a means of managing stress. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The role of realistic life goals is explained with reference to the need for self-development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Stress reduction strategies are demonstrated in terms of accessing resources, asking for help and sharing the problem. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Techniques for managing own stress are investigated in relation to specific personal issues. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Stress that an individual can manage is identified in own life and an indication is given of when an individual needs to seek help. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    This Unit Standard will be internally assessed by the provider and moderated by a moderator registered by a relevant accredited ETQA or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant accredited ETQA. 

    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 COLLECTING 
    The learner is able to collect, organise and evaluate information investigating techniques to manage stress in own life. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    The learner is able to communicate effectively demonstrating techniques for sharing a problem and asking for help. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 244564, which is "Identify causes of stress in own life and indicate techniques to manage it", Level 2, 2 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  49279   National Certificate: Victim Empowerment and Support  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 
    Elective  48959   National Certificate: Air-conditioning, Refrigeration and Ventilation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-03-12  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  48783   National Certificate: Financial Services  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  INSETA 


    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. CKP Development Agency (Pty) Ltd. 
    2. Faisit (Pty) Ltd 
    3. IFIHLILE TRAINING ACADEMY GAUTENG (PTY) LTD (Halfway House)(TP) 



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