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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.
     
    1. Abasizi Contractor Development Services Pty Ltd 
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    3. Adcorp Technical Training 
    4. Aldabri 106 Institute for Quality Pty Ltd 
    5. Ambu Training CC 
    6. Andebe Training and Skills Development 
    7. ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI LTD (V/R) 
    8. ASARA Training Academy(Pty) Ltd 
    9. ASSMANG LTD 
    10. ASSOCIATED MANGANESE MINES OF SA LTD 
    11. Azuphile Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    12. BADEN TRAINING AND COMPUTING SERVICES 
    13. BANA BA THARI MINING TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY (PTY) LTD 
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    15. Barloworld Transport Solutions 
    16. Boland College Head Office 
    17. CAPE COLLEGE 
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    19. Cerimele Construction Company Pty Ltd 
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    21. Chep Sa Pty Ltd 
    22. COLLIERY TRAINING COLLEGE 
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    24. Contra-Lit Pty Ltd 
    25. CULLINAN DIAMOND MINE (PTY) LTD 
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    27. De Beers Voorspoed Mine 
    28. DEKRA Industrial (PTY) Ltd 
    29. DIMENSIONAL & EDU TRAINING 
    30. DIONYSUS SKILLS DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PTY LTD 
    31. DWARSRIVER CHROME MINE (PTY) LTD 
    32. EASTERN PLATINUM LIMITED 
    33. Edutel Wholesale & Retail Academy 
    34. ENB Training Service(PTY)Ltd 
    35. EVANDER GOLD MINES LTD - KINROSS DIVISION 
    36. Exxaro Coal Pty Ltd 
    37. FALSE BAY TECHNICAL VOCATIONAL EDUCATION & TRAINING COLLEGE 
    38. FOSKOR Pty Ltd 
    39. Fundisa Zonke Training Academy 
    40. Glen Lilly Training College Pty Ltd 
    41. Glencore Operations South Africa (PTY) LTD - Eastern Mines 
    42. Glicam Trading Enterprise 
    43. Golden Ratio College (Pty) Ltd 
    44. GPR Training Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    45. Grinaker LTA Mining 
    46. Guest Resource Services (Pty) Ltd 
    47. Gufferty Consulting 
    48. HARMONY GOLD MINING COMPANY LIMITED 
    49. He and She Driver Training Centre 
    50. HPS ACADEMY (PTY) LTD 
    51. Ikaheng HR Services Pty Ltd 
    52. Impala Platinum Limited 
    53. IMPALA PLATINUM LIMITED - RUSTENBURG 
    54. Imperial Logistics & Transport A Div Of Imper 
    55. Imperial Logistics Group t/a Dedicated Contracts 
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    57. Ingelosi Trading 269 cc 
    58. Innovative Shared Services 
    59. Integral Risk Advisors cc 
    60. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    61. Kbc Health And Safety (PTY) Ltd 
    62. Khanya Family Centre 
    63. KHUMANI IRON ORE MINE 
    64. KHUTALA COLLIERY 
    65. Khuthaza Strategic Development 
    66. KINGSBURY INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE SA (PTY) LTD (Middelburg)(TP) 
    67. KINGSBURY INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE SA PTY LTD 
    68. KOLOMELA MINE 
    69. Kumba Sishen HRD Centre 
    70. LAFARGE SOUTH AFRICA PTY LTD 
    71. Learncorp 
    72. Learning Exchange Pty (Ltd) 
    73. Legal Environment Safety & Health Requirements cc 
    74. Leronsa Trading Enterprise 
    75. Lomkhethi Trading Enterprise 
    76. Longata Consultant 
    77. Luntu for Education and Skills Development Practice (Pty) Ltd 
    78. Makwedeng Training 
    79. MANCAS CONSULTANCY CC 
    80. Maranatha Training and Development 
    81. Marematlou Training Institute 
    82. Martiq 1223 cc 
    83. Marula PLATINUM (PTY) LTD 
    84. Mathome Training & Development 
    85. MATLA COLLIERY 
    86. MESSINA PLATINUM MINES 
    87. Metro Evangeliese Sorg t/a Entuthukweni Training Centre 
    88. METSKILL (PTY) LTD 
    89. MINERAL MINING TRAINING INSTITUTE (PTY) LTD 
    90. MODIKWA PLATINUM MINE 
    91. Mohlaje Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    92. MPACT 
    93. MURRAY & ROBERTS CEMENTATION PTY LTD 
    94. National Institute Community Development and Management (NICDAM) 
    95. NCHEBEKO SKILLS CONSULTANCY 
    96. New Business Initiative Management Consultancy 
    97. Nikwe Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    98. NKOMATI MINE 
    99. NOFESA cc 
    100. NORTHAM PLATINUM LIMITED 
    101. NORTHLINK COLLEGE 
    102. Northlink College - Protea Campus 
    103. NOSA LOGISTICS PTY LTD 
    104. Noxolo Community Health Care 
    105. Operational Process Improvements (Pty) Ltd 
    106. OSR Trading 
    107. P and R Development and Training (Pty) Ltd 
    108. Palabora Copper Pty Ltd 
    109. Philani Training and Development Solutions NPC 
    110. Phiwokuhle Projects CC 
    111. Primeserv Corporate Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    112. Prisma Training Solutions 
    113. Production Management Institute (PMI) 
    114. PROEARTH Pty Ltd 
    115. Professional Development and Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    116. Project Literacy 
    117. Rand Uranium (Pty) Ltd 
    118. Raubex Construction Pty (Ltd) 
    119. Retshetse Training Project 
    120. RISKCOM RCCT 
    121. SAFETY TRAINING PRACTITIONERS PTY LTD 
    122. SAMANCOR EASTERN CROME MINES 
    123. SASOL GLOBAL LEARNING 
    124. Sea Harvest Corporation (Pty) Ltd 
    125. Seboka Training And Support Network 
    126. SECTOR EDUCATION AND SKILLS TAINING ORGANISATION(SESTO) 
    127. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
    128. SENZEKO EXECUTIVE RISK CC 
    129. SEOPOSENGOE TRAINING CONSULTANCY CC 
    130. SIBANYE GOLD ACADEMY PROPRIETARY LIMITED 
    131. Siyaloba Training Academy 
    132. SIYATHUTHUKA HEALTH SERVICES cc 
    133. SIYAYA SKILLS INSTITUTE EASTERN CAPE 
    134. Skills For Life 
    135. Solar Salt 
    136. South Cape Public FET College - George Campus 
    137. Southern African Institute of Learning (SAIL) 
    138. Staffing Logistics 
    139. Technology Risk Solutions 
    140. Tembe Service Providers 
    141. THARISA MINERALS PTY LTD 
    142. Thusang Metallurgical Engineering Training and Consulting 
    143. Thuto Bophelo Nursing Academy Bk 
    144. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    145. Training Force 
    146. TRANSVAAL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION 
    147. Triton Training and Development 
    148. TSK Projects 
    149. TWO RIVERS PLATINUM (PTY) LTD 
    150. Umbuso Training Services 
    151. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    152. VENETIA MINE 
    153. VERWEY''S SELECTION AND TRAINING SERVICES 
    154. Vicmat Consultants 
    155. WESTERN PLATINUM KAREE MINE 
    156. WESTERN PLATINUM MINE 
    157. XTRACT TRAINING SERVICES (PTY) LTD 
    158. Yetfu Trading 
    159. York Timbers Pty Ltd 
    160. Zimeleni Consulting 
    161. Zwartkop Training Centre 



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