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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Identify causes of stress in own life and indicate techniques to manage it 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244564  Identify causes of stress in own life and indicate techniques to manage it 
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
Undefined  Regular-Fundamental  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
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
114939  Identify causes of stress in own life and indicate techniques to manage it  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is intended for personal development to help the learner identify and manage stress in his/her own life.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Describing stress and its effect on daily life.
  • Identifying causes of stress in own life.
  • Identifying reactions to stress in own life.
  • Indicating techniques to help manage stress in own life. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in Communication at NQF Level 1. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this unit standard is stress in an individual's own life situation:
  • Facets of life include, but are not limited to, environment, financial, relationships, spiritual and emotional.
  • Relational strategies to reduce stress include emotional support, practical support and professional help, asking for help and sharing the problem.
  • Mental strategies to reduce stress include positive self-talk, changing of attitude, imagery and affirmations.
  • Physical strategies to reduce stress include exercise, relaxation, time management, nutrition, breathing exercises, meditation, and muscle relaxation exercises.
  • Stressors may be environmental, financial, relationship, spiritual and emotional. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe stress and its effect on daily life. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept of stress is explained with examples from daily life. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Physiological changes in the body associated with stress are identified and an indication is given of the effect of prolonged stress on health. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Positive and negative stress are identified and an indication is given of the impact of too much, too little or just enough stress in a person's life. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify the causes of stress in own life. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Negative stressors in own life are identified and categorised in terms of physical and emotional stress. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Positive stressors in own life are identified and an indication is given of how positive stress influences own behaviour. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Stress in interpersonal relationships is identified and an indication is given of why certain situations and behaviours cause stress. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The relationship between personality type and the way in which one experiences stress is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Instances when own behaviour creates stressful responses in others are identified and an indication is given of when an individual can cause a situation to become stressful. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify reactions to stress in own life. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Physiological symptoms of stress are identified in own life. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Emotional responses to stress are identified in own life. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Behavioural responses to stress are identified in own life. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Indicate techniques to help manage stress in own life. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Healthy lifestyle is explained as a way of managing stress and an indication is given of changes needed in own lifestyle as a means of managing stress. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Healthy lifestyle includes, but is not limited to, goal setting, emotional, physical and spiritual aspects, environmental, financial.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Strategies for managing own stress are investigated in relation to specific personal issues. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Stress that an individual can manage is identified in own life and an indication is given of when an individual needs to seek help. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a candidate against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or ETQA where a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) exists with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA or ETQA where a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) exists with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines 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 COLLECTING 
    The learner is able to collect, organise and evaluate information investigating techniques to manage stress in own life. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    The learner is able to communicate effectively demonstrating techniques for sharing a problem and asking for help. 

    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 114939, "Identify causes of stress in own life and indicate techniques to manage it", Level 2, 2 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  64749   National Certificate: Community Health Work  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 
    Elective  65449   National Certificate: Air-conditioning, Refrigeration and Ventilation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 


    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. BMW SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    3. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus 
    4. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Umbumbulu Campus 
    5. COLLEGE OF CAPE TOWN (Pinelands Campus)(DTTC) 
    6. Glicam Trading Enterprise 
    7. HV Consultants (Pty) Ltd (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    8. Ichtus Business Consultants 
    9. IFIHLILE TRAINING ACADEMY GAUTENG (PTY) LTD (Halfway House)(TP) 
    10. Industries Education & Training Institute (MAITLAND) (TP) 
    11. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE - PE TTC 
    12. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE - PORT ELIZABETH 
    13. Khanya Family Centre 
    14. Maranatha Training and Development 
    15. MCD Training Centre (Pty) Ltd (VEREENIGING) (TP) 
    16. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (CENTURION) (TP) 
    17. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (EAST LONDON) (TP) 
    18. National Occupational Safety 
    19. Nissan SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    20. Philani Training and Development Solutions NPC 
    21. Ragoga Support Services 
    22. Service Corps T/A Works Training School (ELANDSFONTEIN) (TP) 
    23. Shukela Training Centre 
    24. Tekmation (Pty) Ltd T/A Tekmation Training Institute (DURBAN) (TP) 
    25. Umfolozi FET College - Mandeni Campus 
    26. Umgungundlovu FET College - Plessislaer Campus 
    27. Volkswagen of South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Technical Learning Academy (UIT 
    28. Wavelength T.T.I 
    29. Winters Business Enterprise T/A Winters Tradesman Technical Tuition (PRETORIA) (TP) 



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