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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of sexuality and sexually transmitted infections including HIV/AIDS 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14656  Demonstrate an understanding of sexuality and sexually transmitted infections including HIV/AIDS 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Life Skills 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
HW SETA - Health and Welfare Sector Education and Training Authority 
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 07 - Human and Social Studies People/Human-Centred Development 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
ABET Level 4  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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
7497  Explain human physical development and sexuality  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard is for any learner who needs to demonstrate an understanding of sexuality and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV/AIDS, and the impact of these infections on oneself, as well as in the workplace and society. It is also aimed at encouraging a healthy lifestyle.

A learner credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of sexuality.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the nature, transmission and prevention of sexually transmitted infections including HIV/AIDS.
  • Describe means to cope and deal with sexually transmitted infections including HIV/AIDS.
  • Describe human rights of individuals living with HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections.

    This Unit Standard is intended for any person, from all backgrounds within South African society. It may be used as a core or elective within a GETC or any vocationally based qualification.

    The Unit Standard will help to contribute to the full development of the learner through his/her understanding of sexuality and other sexually transmitted infections and the impact on the social and economic transformation within South Africa. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Open 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) may include, but are not limited to, herpes, gonorrhea and syphilis. These infections are also known as sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of sexuality. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Different sexual orientations and preferences are identified with reference to community values and perceptions and attitudes towards these. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Sexual orientation and preferences may include heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual and transsexual.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Rights and responsibilities in protecting sexuality are identified with reference to the South African Constitution. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate an understanding of sexually transmitted infections including HIV/AIDS. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the nature, transmission and prevention of sexually transmitted infections including HIV/AIDS. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The terms "STIs", "STDs", "HIV", "AIDS" are explained at a basic level of understanding. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The nature and symptoms of sexually transmitted infections including HIV/AIDS is explained according to possible ways of infection. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Risk taking behaviours are explained, and preventive methods and practices regarding the transmission routes of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV/AIDS, are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Risk taking behaviour includes intravenous drug use, sexual practices and blood spills. Preventative methods and practices refer to recognisable and available guides to safe sex practices and other health-related information.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The role of sexually transmitted infections in the transmission of HIV is described, and an indication is given of how untreated STIs greatly increase the risk of transmission. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The ways in which mother to child transmission can occur are listed and the implications of pregnant women having unprotected sex are indicated for both the mother and the unborn child. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Interpersonal skills that help to reduce the risk of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV infection, are demonstrated in terms of assertive communication, negotiation and decision-making. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. The importance of pre and post-test counselling is explained and the implications of HIV testing for an individual are discussed in terms of making a personal decision to take an AIDS test. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. The importance of lifestyle changes to boost the immune system are discussed, with reference to diet and stress management. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Describe means to cope and deal with sexually transmitted infections including HIV/AIDS. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Living with HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted is explained with reference to the impact on the infected and the affected individuals within the context of self, family, community, workplace and society. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Support towards people living with HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections is described to determine the social support systems for the infected and the affected. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Available treatments for people living with HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections are listed referring to current and available medical, herbal treatments and other legal and safe practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The benefits of an organisation's HIV/AIDS policy are discussed with reference to the reduction of prejudice and discrimination against infected persons, and the removal of stigma from the disease. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Describe human rights of individuals living with HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The rights and responsibilities of the infected and affected are identified according to the Constitution and Acts that protect these rights. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Violation of human rights of the infected and the affected are examined according to beliefs and attitudes towards sexually transmitted infections in the workplace and society. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    This includes religious and cultural beliefs.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Assessment of this Unit Standard should be contextual and practical as far as possible.
  • Assessors must be registered assessors with the appropriate ETQA.
  • Assessors, accredited by the appropriate ETQA, will assess a learner`s competency.
  • Moderators must be registered as assessors with the appropriate ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the appropriate ETQA.
  • Moderation should include both internal and external moderation where applicable.
  • Training providers must be accredited by the appropriate ETQA.
  • Accreditation and moderation mechanisms and requirements must meet the requirements of SAQA ensuring that the processes that are followed are transparent, affordable and support the development of the NQF. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    The following developmental outcomes are addressed in this Unit Standard.

    1. The learner is able to explore a variety of strategies to learn more effectively by identifying ways of educational opportunities to learn about the impact of HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections.

    2. The learner is able to participate as a responsible citizen in community life when determining his/her role and contribution in the society and the workplace regarding beliefs and attitudes towards HIV/AIDS sexually transmitted infections.

    3. The learner is able to be culturally and aesthetically sensitive when discussing issues related to safe sex and the transmission of HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections. 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    The learner is able to identify and solve problems by discussing the consequences of people living with HIV/AIDS in relation to affected people within family, community and society. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    The learner is able to understand the nature and transmission of HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    The learner is able to communicate effectively by using verbal or non-verbal communication methods. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    The learner is able to demonstrate an understanding of the effect of the HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections on the society. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    The learner is able to contribute to his/her full personal development by understanding the need for, and the means to engage in safe sex. 

    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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 7497 which was "Explain human physical development and sexuality", 2 credits ABET Level 4.

    Terminology:

    STI - Sexually Transmitted Infection
    STD - Sexually Transmitted Disease
    HIV - Human Immuno Virus
    AIDS - Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  71751   General Education and Training Certificate: Adult Basic Education and Training  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  24153   General Education and Training Certificate: Adult Basic Education and Training  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-09-13  Was ETDP SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  49606   General Education and Training Certificate: Ancillary Health Care  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 
    Core  49411   General Education and Training Certificate: Construction  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  58026   General Education and Training Certificate: Food and Beverage Handling Processes  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FOODBEV 
    Core  35953   General Education and Training Certificate: Transport  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-02-06  Was TETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  59300   General Education and Training Certificate: Transport  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Core  49082   GETC: Wood Products Processing  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Core  49058   National Certificate: Construction Materials Testing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  48961   National Certificate: Construction: Crane Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  48940   National Certificate: Construction: Plant Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  CETA 
    Core  49045   National Certificate: Lump Ore Beneficiation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2007-11-28  Was MQA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  58739   National Certificate: Mining Operations for Underground Hard Rock  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 
    Core  49013   National Certificate: Mining Operations: Underground Hard Rock  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2007-08-16  Was MQA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  48804   National Certificate: Occupational Safety, Hygiene and Environment  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-11-26  Was HW SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  21842   National Certificate: Surface Mining Rockbreaking  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-09-17  Was MQA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Fundamental  24198   National Certificate: Construction Material Manufacturing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  61755   General Education and Training Certificate: Business Practice  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  57937   General Education and Training Certificate: Hygiene and Cleaning  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  66269   General Education and Training Certificate: Lumber Milling  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Elective  20654   National Certificate: Craft Bread and Flour Confectionery Baking  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2006-04-20  Was FOODBEV until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  49556   National Certificate: Development Practice  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  20657   National Certificate: Food and Beverage Processing: Plant Baking Processing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-02-18  Was FOODBEV until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  59305   National Certificate: Mineral Processing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 
    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.
     
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    4. Ambu Training CC 
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    7. Anglo American Platinum Limited 
    8. ANGLO PLATINUM - ENGINEERING SKILLS TRAINING CENTRE 
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    12. Azuphile Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    13. BADEN TRAINING AND COMPUTING SERVICES 
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    17. Boland College Head Office 
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    25. Contra-Lit Pty Ltd 
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    29. DEKRA Industrial (PTY) Ltd 
    30. DIMENSIONAL & EDU TRAINING 
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    33. DWARSRIVER CHROME MINE (PTY) LTD 
    34. EASTERN PLATINUM LIMITED 
    35. Edutel Wholesale & Retail Academy 
    36. ENB Training Service(PTY)Ltd 
    37. ERGO BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY 
    38. Exxaro Coal Pty Ltd 
    39. FALSE BAY TECHNICAL VOCATIONAL EDUCATION & TRAINING COLLEGE 
    40. Finsch Diamonds Mine 
    41. Fundisa Zonke Training Academy 
    42. Glen Lilly Training College Pty Ltd 
    43. Glencore Operation South Africa (Pty) Ltd 
    44. Glencore Operations South Africa (PTY) LTD - Eastern Mines 
    45. Glicam Trading Enterprise 
    46. Golden Ratio College (Pty) Ltd 
    47. GPR Training Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    48. Grinaker LTA Mining 
    49. Guest Resource Services (Pty) Ltd 
    50. Gufferty Consulting 
    51. HARMONY GOLD MINING COMPANY LIMITED 
    52. He and She Driver Training Centre 
    53. HPS ACADEMY (PTY) LTD 
    54. Ikaheng HR Services Pty Ltd 
    55. IMPALA PLATINUM LIMITED - RUSTENBURG 
    56. Imperial Logistics & Transport A Div Of Imper 
    57. Imperial Logistics Group t/a Dedicated Contracts 
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    59. Ingelosi Trading 269 cc 
    60. Innovative Shared Services 
    61. Integral Risk Advisors cc 
    62. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    63. Kbc Health And Safety (PTY) Ltd 
    64. Khanya Family Centre 
    65. KHUTALA COLLIERY 
    66. Khuthaza Strategic Development 
    67. KINGSBURY INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE SA (PTY) LTD (Middelburg)(TP) 
    68. KINGSBURY INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE SA PTY LTD 
    69. KOLOMELA MINE 
    70. Kumba Sishen HRD Centre 
    71. LAFARGE SOUTH AFRICA PTY LTD 
    72. Learncorp 
    73. Learning Exchange Pty Ltd 
    74. Legal Environment Safety & Health Requirements cc 
    75. Leronsa Trading Enterprise 
    76. Lomkhethi Trading Enterprise 
    77. Longata Consultant 
    78. Luntu for Education and Skills Development Practice (Pty) Ltd 
    79. Makwedeng Training 
    80. Maranatha Training and Development 
    81. Marematlou Training Institute 
    82. Martiq 1223 cc 
    83. MATLA COLLIERY 
    84. MESSINA PLATINUM MINES 
    85. Metro Evangeliese Sorg t/a Entuthukweni Training Centre 
    86. METSKILL (PTY) LTD 
    87. MINERAL MINING TRAINING INSTITUTE (PTY) LTD 
    88. MINTEK 
    89. MODIKWA PLATINUM MINE 
    90. Mohlaje Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    91. MPACT 
    92. MURRAY & ROBERTS CEMENTATION PTY LTD 
    93. National Institute Community Development and Management (NICDAM) 
    94. NCHEBEKO SKILLS CONSULTANCY 
    95. New Business Initiative Management Consultancy 
    96. Nikwe Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    97. NOFESA cc 
    98. Nokaneng Environmental Management Consulting 
    99. NORTHAM PLATINUM LIMITED 
    100. NORTHLINK COLLEGE 
    101. Northlink College - Protea Campus 
    102. NOSA LOGISTICS PTY LTD 
    103. Noxolo Community Health Care 
    104. Operational Process Improvements (Pty) Ltd 
    105. OSR Trading 
    106. P and R Development and Training (Pty) Ltd 
    107. Philani Training and Development Solutions NPC 
    108. Phiwokuhle Projects CC 
    109. PRIDE OF SUCCESS (PTY) LTD 
    110. Primeserv Corporate Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    111. Prisma Training Solutions 
    112. Production Management Institute (PMI) 
    113. PROEARTH Pty Ltd 
    114. Professional Development and Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    115. Project Literacy 
    116. Raubex Construction Pty (Ltd) 
    117. Retshetse Training Project 
    118. RISKCOM RCCT 
    119. Rustenburg Platinum Mines - Union Section 
    120. SAMANCOR CHROME LTD t/a Western Chrome Mine 
    121. SASOL GLOBAL LEARNING 
    122. Sea Harvest Corporation (Pty) Ltd 
    123. Seboka Training And Support Network 
    124. SECTOR EDUCATION AND SKILLS TAINING ORGANISATION(SESTO) 
    125. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
    126. SENZEKO EXECUTIVE RISK CC 
    127. SEOPOSENGOE TRAINING CONSULTANCY CC 
    128. SHAFT SINKERS MINING PTY LTD 
    129. Siyaloba Training Academy 
    130. SIYATHUTHUKA HEALTH SERVICES cc 
    131. SIYAYA SKILLS INSTITUTE EASTERN CAPE 
    132. Skills For Life 
    133. Solar Salt 
    134. South Cape Public FET College - George Campus 
    135. Southern African Institute of Learning (SAIL) 
    136. Staffing Logistics 
    137. Talent Factor (Pty) Ltd 
    138. Tembe Service Providers 
    139. THARISA MINERALS PTY LTD 
    140. Thusang Metallurgical Engineering Training and Consulting 
    141. Thuto Bophelo Nursing Academy Bk 
    142. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    143. Training Force 
    144. TRANSVAAL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION 
    145. TSK Projects 
    146. TWO RIVERS PLATINUM (PTY) LTD 
    147. Umbuso Training Services 
    148. UTi South Africa 
    149. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    150. VERWEY''S SELECTION AND TRAINING SERVICES 
    151. Vicmat Consultants 
    152. West Coast Public FET College - Central Office 
    153. WESTERN PLATINUM KAREE MINE 
    154. WESTERN PLATINUM MINE 
    155. XTRACT TRAINING SERVICES (PTY) LTD 
    156. Xtrata SA Pty Ltd t/a Xstrata Alloys Business Unit Western mines 
    157. Yetfu Trading 
    158. York Timbers Pty Ltd 
    159. Zimeleni Consulting 
    160. Zwartkop Training Centre 



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