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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Develop a programme that demonstrates effective ways of dealing with the effects of terminal and chronic illnesses, particularly HIV/Aids, in a workplace 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116948  Develop a programme that demonstrates effective ways of dealing with the effects of terminal and chronic illnesses, particularly HIV/Aids, in a workplace 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Generic Management 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Generic Management 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular-Fundamental  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  12 
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 
A person credited with this Unit Standard is able to demonstrate an understanding of various terminal and chronic illnesses, especially HIV/Aids, and the ways these may affect relationships and thereby efficiency and productivity in a workplace; the ability to work toward producing a company policy to deal with these issues, ways of communicating this policy and to promote non-discrimination relating to terminal and chronic illnesses such as HIV/Aids in a workplace.

In particular, on completion of this Unit Standard, the learner is able to:
  • Discuss issues of personal privacy and confidentiality related to terminal and chronic illnesses.
  • Assess the status of serious illness, including HIV/Aids, in a workplace.
  • Conduct and report on research on this topic.
  • Deal with assumptions, expectations and fears related to workplace illness.
  • Critique policies related especially to HIV/Aids.
  • Discuss the Department of Labour's Code of Good Practice and the King Codes.
  • Inform a workforce on legal aspects related to HIV/Aids in the workplace.
  • Promote a non-discriminatory work environment in terms of terminal and chronic illness.
  • Relate employment equity and unfair discrimination to serious illness in the workplace.
  • Relate the learning gained in achieving this Unit Standard to Organisational Transformation and Change Management (OT&CM). 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners should be competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 4 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Conduct general and company-specific research on the impact of terminal and chronic illnesses such as HIV/Aids on business. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A suitable research methodology is selected, explained and defended in a written report. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Appropriate benchmarks for use are established and documented. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Research is completed in relation to world, national, local and industry standard status and response to workplace illness. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    An assessment of the status of a selected company in relation to the research is provided in writing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    A presentation of the results is delivered to relevant audiences. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Act as facilitator in order to clarify assumptions, expectations and fears raised by stakeholders in relation to the title of this Unit Standard. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A central database of frequently asked questions in relation to workplace illness, with suitable responses, is established and made available using appropriate technology or procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Stakeholder feedback, as a result of workshops to discuss the issues raised by this Unit Standard, is clearly and accurately documented. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A comprehensive information, communication and sensitisation plan is compiled for terminal and chronic illness in the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The plan mentioned is implemented in a specific organisation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Critique a company's policy for reacting to terminal and chronic illness, especially HIV/Aids, in the workforce with reference to the Department of Labour's Code of Good Practice as well as the King Code on organisational governance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A presentation is given of the key and salient points in the various reports known as the "King Codes". 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The Code of Good Practice developed by South Africa's Department of Labour can be workshopped with peers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An analysis is presented of a particular company's terminal and chronic illness policy in relation to criteria above, with reference to HIV/Aids. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Possible solutions to any gap that may be highlighted in criteria above are clearly and accurately presented to key stakeholders. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Develop a company-wide awareness of elements in South Africa's legal framework around illnesses such as HIV/Aids in the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A presentation to management is developed showing the impact of South African legislation on dealing with terminal and chronic illnesses, such as HIV/Aids, in the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Responses to the presentation in criteria above are recorded and incorporated into a campaign to raise awareness of these legal issues throughout a selected company. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Develop measures to promote a non-discriminatory work environment with special reference to HIV/Aids and other illnesses. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Various types of discrimination, and the elements of discrimination, are discussed with peers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Constructive measures are established to counter potential discrimination in the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Non-discrimination related to HIV/Aids and other illnesses is promoted broadly throughout a particular company. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Examine all current policies and practices in an organisation to ensure compliance with the Employment Equity (EE) Act and establish whether HIV testing takes place within the
    confines of that Act. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Full title: Examine all current policies and practices in an organisation to ensure compliance with the
    Employment Equity (EE) Act and establish whether HIV testing takes place within the confines of that Act and also examine the occurrence of HIV/Aids related to unfair discrimination. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Current policy and practice in a selected organisation is outlined in a document on this Specific Outcome. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The level of compliance with the EE Act in a particular company can be documented. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    HIV testing, and the promotion thereof, in a chosen company is analysed and a written report is provided, with special reference to anonymity and confidentiality. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A study is completed showing the number and types of cases of unfair discrimination as a result of terminal or chronic illness in a particular workplace. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
    Compile relevant reports on the implementation of a company's policy regarding illness at work. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A lucid report giving meaningful recommendations for dealing with HIV/Aids and other illnesses at work, is compiled. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The above report is reviewed with the Employment Equity Committee. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Tangible steps are determined to implement the accepted recommendations for dealing with HIV/Aids and other illnesses at work. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Accreditation for this Unit Standard shall be obtained from the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance Body, through summative and formative assessment by a registered assessor.
  • Assessors must be registered as an Assessor with the relevant ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderators must be registered as assessors with the relevant ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Training providers must be accredited by the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.

    Moderation should include both internal and external moderation where applicable. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The knowledge underpinning the above specific outcomes is:
  • An overview of the South African Constitution in its current form.
  • An overview of South Africa's Bill of Human Rights in its current form.
  • The Employment Equity Act insofar as it protects persons with illnesses.
  • The concepts of businesses as going concerns and the profit motive.
  • The fundamentals of OT&CM.
  • Various terminal and chronic illnesses.
  • Particular knowledge of HIV/Aids in relation to workplaces. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Problem identification and solution in creative ways in order to develop awareness of the legal framework related to terminal and chronic illness in the workplace and to outline measures for creating a non-discriminatory workplace in relation to this. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Team and group work are utilised to facilitate workshops to clarify the various fears, assumptions and expectations related to serious illnesses, particularly HIV/Aids, in a company. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing self to enable the research, generally and in a specific organisation, of terminal and chronic illnesses, especially HIV/Aids. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Critically collecting, evaluating and analysing information in order to critique a company's policy and practices in dealing with serious workplace illnesses. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communication is established as an area of development in its own right. Also, aspects of personal development feature throughout the achievement of this Unit Standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    An understanding of related systems, such as the impact of employment equity with regard to terminal and chronic illness in an organisation, with a special reference to unfair discrimination. 

    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
    Core  63369   National Diploma: Trade Union Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  66389   Higher Certificate: Diagnostic and Procedural Coding  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 
    Elective  50438   National Certificate: Immigration Services  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2009-06-29  Was PSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  58802   National Diploma: Disability Employment Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SABPP 
    Elective  49076   National Diploma: Organisational Transformation and Change Management  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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