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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply accurate information about HIV & AIDS to everyday life 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116999  Apply accurate information about HIV & AIDS to everyday life 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Ancillary Health Care 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 09 - Health Sciences and Social Services Promotive Health and Developmental Services 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular-Fundamental  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
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 
The person credited with this unit standard will be able to apply the fundamental knowledge of HIV & AIDS to their everyday life. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):

The learner who requests RPL will be required to meet the all criteria set out under the assessment criteria and assessment notes in this standard. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
This unit standard should form an integral part of any learning about Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI's) and TB as they are all very closely linked.

Fundamental knowledge pertaining to HIV&AIDS within the context of the learner's everyday environment. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Define HIV and the ways in which it is prevented and spread. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
HIV is explained in terms of how it relates to AIDS and other opportunistic infections. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Spread of HIV is explained in terms of promotive and preventive actions. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Dealing with blood, sexual intercourse, number of sexual partners, use of condoms, intravenous drugs, mother to child.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Interpersonal skills that help to reduce the risk of HIV infection are described in terms of their role in the prevention of HIV. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Assertive communication, negotiation and decision-making.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
The use of post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) after exposure to the HI virus is explained in terms of the benefits and when the treatment must be taken. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Demonstrate knowledge of the impact of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI's) on HIV. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
STIs are explained in terms of the general signs and symptoms. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
STIs in men and women.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The problems associated with untreated STIs are explained in terms of future complications. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The importance of adhering to a treatment plan is explained in terms of the impact on self and partners. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
The effect of untreated STIs is explained in terms of the increased risk of HIV. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Explain the results of HIV infection. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The importance of the immune system is explained in terms of how it protects the human body from disease. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
HIV is explained in terms of the effect on the immune system. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The four stages of the disease are clearly and accurately described in terms of the WHO classification. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
The link between HIV infection and AIDS illness is described in terms of the progressive weakening of the immune system. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Explain how HIV and AIDS affect communities. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The effect of stigma and discrimination towards those affected by HIV is explained in terms of self-worth. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Common myths regarding HIV are identified and explained in terms of the misconception and reality. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Vulnerable and affected groups in the community are identified in terms of the effect on their lives. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Vulnerable groups include children, women, survivors of sexual violence, orphans and grandparents.
 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Explain the societal and workplace rights of people who are infected by HIV. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The implications of having an HIV test are explained in terms of the benefits and consequences. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The importance of pre and post-test counseling is explained in terms of dealing with the results. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The human rights of people living with HIV and AIDS are identified in terms of the South African constitution. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
The health rights and responsibilities of people living with HIV and AIDS are explained in terms of relevant legislation and access to treatment for opportunistic infections. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
The workplace rights and responsibilities of people living with HIV and AIDS are explained in terms of relevant legistation and work duties. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider by the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the HWSETA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • 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 IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • The importance of the immune system is explained in terms of how it protects the human body from disease.
  • HIV is explained in terms of the effect on the immune system.
  • The four stages of the disease are clearly and accurately described in terms of the WHO classification.
  • The effect of stigma and discrimination towards those affected by HIV is explained in terms of self-worth. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Spread of HIV is explained in terms of promotive a preventive actions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage resources.

    Assessment Criteria
  • The use of post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) after exposure to the HI virus is explained in terms of the benefits and when the treatment must be taken. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • The use of post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) after exposure to the HI virus is explained in terms of the benefits and when the treatment must be taken.
  • Common myths regarding HIV are identified and explained in terms of the misconception and reality.
  • Vulnerable and affected groups in the community are identified in terms of the effect on their lives. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • HIV is explained in terms of the effect on the immune system. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • The use of post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) after exposure to the HI virus is explained in terms of the benefits and when the treatment must be taken. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • The importance of the immune system is explained in terms of how it protects the human body from disease. 

  • 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 
    Credit Justification:

    Total hours required by the learner to achieve the required outcomes:
  • Classroom learning: 18 hours
  • Coaching required: 2 hours
  • TOTAL: 20 hours

    Credits achieved: 2 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  49606   General Education and Training Certificate: Ancillary Health Care  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 
    Core  58493   General Education and Training Certificate: Equine and Equestrian Practices  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Core  65969   General Education and Training Certificate: Human Settlements Development  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  74269   National Certificate: Occupational Health, Safety and Environment  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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. Action Training Academy 
    2. Azuphile Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    3. BETHEELTRAINING INSTITUTE 
    4. Education, Training And Counselling Cc 
    5. Glen Lilly Training College Pty Ltd 
    6. Greenfield Management Solutions 
    7. HIV SA 
    8. Hospice Palliative Care Association Of South Africa 
    9. Ingelosi Trading 269 cc 
    10. Kuluvuyo Consultancy And Wellness 
    11. Maranatha Training and Development 
    12. National Institute Community Development and Management (NICDAM) 
    13. NCHEBEKO SKILLS CONSULTANCY 
    14. Omabogo She and Textile Solutions 
    15. Philani Training and Development Solutions NPC 
    16. Seboka Training And Support Network 
    17. Society For Family Health SA 
    18. Tendazwau Trading 8 
    19. Thuto Bophelo Nursing Academy Bk 
    20. Ukhozi Sports and Leadership Academy 
    21. Yetfu Trading 



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