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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of HIV/AIDS and its impact on the workplace 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
259762  Demonstrate an understanding of HIV/AIDS and its impact on the workplace 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Manufacturing and Assembly 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02  12 
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 
Learners credited with this standard will develop a deeper understanding of HIV/AIDS as a disease. In addition, they would acquire knowledge of how it affects employees in the workplace and impacts on their rights and responsibilities. The importance of industry and company policies pertaining to HIV/AIDS is also discussed.

Learners credited with this standard will be able to:
  • Explain the main concepts and aspects of HIV/AIDS.
  • Describe the regulatory framework for HIV/AIDS with regard to the workplace.
  • Explain the impact of HIV/AIDS in the workplace. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Communication at NQF Level 1. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the main concepts and aspects of HIV/AIDS. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The ways of contracting and/or transmitting the disease are described in order to remove misconceptions about the disease and about people living with HIV/AIDS. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The symptoms of HIV/AIDS are described with reference to the stages of the disease. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The concept of a window period is discussed in terms of the difference between HIV and Aids. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Behaviours that promote HIV/AIDS are discussed with the aim of demonstrating ways through which the spread of the disease can be curbed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Support systems for dealing with HIV/AIDS are discussed in terms of their availability and benefits. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The basic applicable treatments are discussed so that awareness is created that HIV/AIDS is not seen as a death sentence. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe the regulatory framework for HIV/AIDS with regard to the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The Constitutional rights of employees are discussed to emphasise the importance of safeguarding these rights. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Legislation specific to the treatment of employees with HIV/AIDS in the workplace is discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The way in which legislation is applied in the workplace is discussed to check company/organisation compliance. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain the impact of HIV/AIDS in the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Company/organisation HIV/AIDS policy is discussed in terms of whether it is in line with legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The consequences of not adhering to legislation are discussed to emphasise the importance of workers rights. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The role of the employer in improving the life of workers with HIV/AIDS is discussed to emphasise employer responsibility. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the ETQA policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments at exit points of the qualification, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual unit standards as well as the integrated competence described in the qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Knowledge of HIV/AIDS.
  • Rights and Responsibilities of workers.
  • Constitutional guarantees.
  • Company responsibility and policy. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made when:
  • Engaging with HIV/AIDS related issues. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, community to:
  • Ensure that company policy complies with legislation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsively and effectively when discussing matters pertaining to HIV/AIDS. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information to:
  • Determine if company policy on HIV/AIDS is in keeping with legislation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation to:
  • Create awareness about HIV/AIDS and its impact in the workplace. 

  • 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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  80786   National Certificate: Home-Care Practices  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  65969   General Education and Training Certificate: Human Settlements Development  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  71950   National Certificate: Automotive Components: Manufacturing and Assembly  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  78944   National Certificate: Autotronics  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  78527   National Certificate: Chemical Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  64189   National Certificate: Metals Production  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  79666   National Certificate: Metal and Engineering Manufacturing Processes  Level 3  NQF Level 03  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. ArcelorMittal South Africa Ltd (VANDERBIJLPARK) (TP) 
    2. Aspidus 209 T/A 3D Solutions (UITENHAGE) (TP) 
    3. Bell Equipment Company SA (Pty) Ltd (ALTON) (TP) 
    4. BMW SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    5. BPC HR Solutions (PRETORIA) (TP) 
    6. Bravospace 139 cc T/A Metro Skills Academy (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    7. Career Pathing Solutions (Pty) Ltd (KRUGERSDORP) (TP) 
    8. College of Production Technology 
    9. CREATIVE FOUNDATION TRAINING 
    10. Dawsons Training Academy (Pty) Ltd (DURBAN) (TP) 
    11. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    12. Eastcape Training Centre 
    13. HV Consultants (Pty) Ltd (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    14. Imperial Technical Training Academy (WADEVILLE) (TP) 
    15. Izizwe Training Centre (Pty) Ltd T/A Simtech Training (NORTHDENE) (TP) 
    16. Matimba Rigging & Training (SECUNDA) (TP) 
    17. McCarthy Academy Cape Town (BLACKHEATH) (TP) 
    18. McCarthy Automotive Artisan Academy (MIDRAND) (TP) 
    19. McCarthy Automotive Artisans Academy (PINETOWN) (TP) 
    20. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (EAST LONDON) (TP) 
    21. MSC Artisan Academy (Pty) Ltd T/A Master Artisan Academy SA (EAST LOND 
    22. Nissan SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    23. Northlink College - Bellville Campus 
    24. PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE SA PTY LTD (PORT ELIZABETH) 
    25. QTE Training & Consulting cc T/A QTE (GERMISTON) (TP) 
    26. Qualitas Training cc (SELBY) (TP) 
    27. Russ Projects T/A Academy Workplace Development (AWD) (HARRIETDALE) (T 
    28. Samancor Chrome Ltd T/A Khuphuka Training & Development (MIDDELBURG) ( 
    29. SG Coal (Pty) Ltd (TP) 
    30. SSS Sheet Metal Work cc T/A Sheetech SA (DURBAN) (TP) 
    31. The Automobile Association of South Africa NPC T/A The AA Technical College(MIDRAND) (TP) 
    32. The Automobile Association of South Africa T/A AA Training Academy (MO 
    33. THE NEW RECLAMATION GROUP (PTY) LTD (Prospecton) (TP) 
    34. Toyota Academy Toyota SA Motors (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    35. Toyota Academy Toyota SA Motors (Pty) Ltd (SANDTON) (TP) 
    36. Tsoho Training & Development T/A Tsoho Training (BRITS) (TP) 
    37. Tubular Holdings (Pty) Ltd (EMALAHLENI) (TP) 
    38. Volkswagen of South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Technical Learning Academy (UIT 
    39. Wide Horizon Advanced Training (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    40. Wilbat Projects 148 (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    41. WISPECO ALUMINIUM (Alrode)(Project Site NVC)(TP) 
    42. Ziphi Nkomo Training Services 



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