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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of factors that contribute towards healthy living 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14659  Demonstrate an understanding of factors that contribute towards healthy living 
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
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
7498  Describe health care practices and the consequences of chemical dependency  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for any learner who needs to consider factors such as hygiene, cleanliness, nutrition, recreation and basic health care that contributes to healthy living in order to make informed decisions. A learner credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Explain the basic principles of personal hygiene.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of healthy and nutritious eating habits.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the consequences of abusing drugs and medicine.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of sports and/or recreational activities for a healthy lifestyle.

    The unit standard will also contribute towards the full development of the learner and enable an understanding of healthy living that impact on the social and economic transformation within South Africa.

    This unit standard is intended for any person, from all backgrounds within South African society. It may be used a core or an elective competent within a GETC or any vocationally based qualification. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Description of required skills:
  • Fundamental communication skills at ABET level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the basic principles of personal hygiene. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    In the context of this unit standard the hygiene refers to personal and family situations, community life and the formal and informal world of work. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The relationship between the basic functions of the human body and its organs, and personal hygiene is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Clean and healthy lifestyle habits are identified and an indication is given of the consequences of poor hygiene and unhealthy habits. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate an understanding of healthy and nutritious eating habits. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The five main food groups are identified and an indication is given of how each contributes to good health. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Health needs and special food requirements of the individual or family are identified and an indication is given of why each need is important. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. A balanced meal is planned based on health needs and special dietary requirements for the individual and/or family. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the consequences of abusing drugs and medicine 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Situations where medication and/or drugs have a positive effect on the individual are indicated with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Situations where medication and/or drugs have a negative effect on the individual are indicated with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The effects of these habit-forming drugs on the individual are explained with reference to feelings and behaviours. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The dangers of not following instructions for medication are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Habit-forming drugs that are illegal in South Africa are named and an indication is given of the consequences of abuse on the individual and society. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate an understanding of sports and/or recreational activities for a healthy lifestyle. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Opportunities for sports and/or recreational activities are identified in the immediate community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The value of sport and/or recreation activities are explained with reference to physical, emotional, spiritual and mental well being. 


    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 reflect on and explore a variety of strategies to learn more effectively by identifying training and educational needs and opportunities.
    2. The learner is able to participate as a responsible citizen by understanding his/her role and contribution in the community by understanding the importance of basic health care practices.
    3. The learner is needs to be culturally sensitive when explaining the importance of personal presentation and hygiene habits. 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    The learner is able to demonstrate an understanding of what recreation refers to and how these activities contribute to a healthy lifestyle. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    The learner is able to collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information by choosing a balanced meal plan. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    The learner is able to demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising habit-forming drugs and their impact on society. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    The learner is able to contribute towards his or her full personal development by planning a balanced meal. 

    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 7498 which was "Describe health care practices and the consequences of chemical dependency", 2 credits ABET Level 4. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    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  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  58026   General Education and Training Certificate: Food and Beverage Handling Processes  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FOODBEV 
    Core  80786   National Certificate: Home-Care Practices  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  49606   General Education and Training Certificate: Ancillary Health Care  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 
    Elective  57937   General Education and Training Certificate: Hygiene and Cleaning  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  64749   National Certificate: Community Health Work  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 
    Elective  49556   National Certificate: Development Practice  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  59389   National Certificate: Nature Conservation: Resource Guardianship  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  49279   National Certificate: Victim Empowerment and Support  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 


    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. Aids Foundation of South Africa 
    2. Azuphile Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    3. Boland College Head Office 
    4. CAPE COLLEGE 
    5. Cedars Academy for Technical 
    6. Contra-Lit Pty Ltd 
    7. Edutel Wholesale & Retail Academy 
    8. FALSE BAY TECHNICAL VOCATIONAL EDUCATION & TRAINING COLLEGE 
    9. Golden Ratio College (Pty) Ltd 
    10. GPR Training Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    11. Guest Resource Services (Pty) Ltd 
    12. HPS ACADEMY (PTY) LTD 
    13. Ichtus Business Consultants 
    14. Indalo Health And Wellness (PTY) Ltd 
    15. Khanya Family Centre 
    16. KINGSBURY INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE SA (PTY) LTD (Middelburg)(TP) 
    17. KINGSBURY INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE SA PTY LTD 
    18. Leronsa Trading Enterprise 
    19. Maranatha Training and Development 
    20. Marematlou Training Institute 
    21. Metro Evangeliese Sorg t/a Entuthukweni Training Centre 
    22. National Institute Community Development and Management (NICDAM) 
    23. NCHEBEKO SKILLS CONSULTANCY 
    24. NORTHLINK COLLEGE 
    25. Northlink College - Protea Campus 
    26. Operational Process Improvements (Pty) Ltd 
    27. Professional Development and Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    28. Project Literacy 
    29. Ragoga Support Services 
    30. Retshetse Training Project 
    31. Sea Harvest Corporation (Pty) Ltd 
    32. SEOPOSENGOE TRAINING CONSULTANCY CC 
    33. SIYAYA SKILLS INSTITUTE EASTERN CAPE 
    34. Solar Salt 
    35. South Cape Public FET College - George Campus 
    36. Southern African Institute of Learning (SAIL) 
    37. Tembe Service Providers 
    38. Training Answers 



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