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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Assist with planning and implementing advocacy campaigns for primary health care 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
260379  Assist with planning and implementing advocacy campaigns for primary health care 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Ancillary Health Care 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 09 - Health Sciences and Social Services Promotive Health and Developmental Services 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
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
110056  Conduct advocacy campaigns and workshops in development practice  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard will enable the community health worker to facilitate and assist in the provision of Primary Health Care based on the Primary Health Care approach within the community. It will enable the learner to understand the nature of advocacy campaigns within this sector and how to assist in contributing proactively to the planning of advocacy campaigns and workshops to achieve Primary Health Care objectives.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Demonstrating an understanding of the Health Care system in South Africa.
  • Demonstrating an understanding of the Primary Health Care approach.
  • Demonstrating an understanding of advocacy principles and processes in the role of assisting stakeholders in compiling advocacy plans.
  • Assisting in implementing, monitoring and evaluating awareness campaigns arising from advocacy plans. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 3 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Primary Health Care includes but is not limited to:
  • Education regarding prevention and control of prevailing health problems.
  • Promotion of food supply and proper nutrition.
  • Adequate supplies of safe water and basic sanitation.
  • Maternal and child health care, family planning including basic understanding of available treatment for HIV infection.
  • Immunization against major infectious diseases.
  • Prevention and control of locally endemic diseases.
  • Appropriate treatment of common diseases and injuries.
  • Access to essential drugs.
  • Mental health.

    The Primary Health Care approach includes:
  • Universal accessibility and coverage in relation to need.
  • Appropriate technology.
  • Cost effectiveness.
  • Community and individual participation and self reliance.
  • Inter-sectoral action for health and development. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the Health Care System in South Africa. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Health Care System includes National and Provincial Health Legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Provincial, district and local health care provision is explained in terms of the relevant structures and functions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Access to health care is explain in terms of establishments, facilities and services. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the Primary Health Care approach. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Primary Health Care is explained in terms of its principles as they apply to the community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The differences between Primary Health Care as a level of care and the Primary Health Care approach as the basis for all health care are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Structures for community involvement in health are explained in terms of their roles and functions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Structures include but are not limited to hospital boards, provincial consultative bodies, district health councils, community health centres/clinic committees.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The importance of inter-sectoral collaboration is explained in terms of improved health and the development of the community. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate an understanding of advocacy principles and processes in the role of assisting stakeholders in compiling advocacy plans. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The principles and concepts that relate to advocacy and the differences between advocacy and lobbying are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The typical issues that inform advocacy campaigns in the Primary Health Care sector are explained with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Typical issues include but are not limited to prevailing health care problems, systems and implementation problems.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Trends and developments within Primary Health Care are reviewed and discussed within own work context. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Assist in implementing awareness campaigns derived from advocacy plans. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Relevant stakeholders are approached and consulted in line with advocacy plan. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Stakeholders include but are not limited community leaders, members of government departments, community health centres, councillors, ward committees, schools, churches, religious centres, NGO's (Non-governmental organisations).
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Objectives of advocacy plan are described and own role in advocacy implementation is clarified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Advocacy plan is implemented according to overall objectives agreed to with relevant stakeholders. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Advocacy implementation is monitored and evaluated and feedback reports are delivered to relevant stakeholders. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Feedback reports include, but are not limited to:
  • A summary of how plan rolled out, any problem areas identified, recommendations for future plans, remediation of existing plan.
     


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Learners should be able to understand and explain:

    Attributes, descriptions, characteristics and properties:
  • Communication skills needed to communicate effectively with the community.
  • Attitudes needed to communicate effectively with the community.

    Sensory cues:
  • To identify needs and problems.

    Events, causes and effects, implications of:
  • Common diseases and priorities including danger signs.

    Categories:
  • Non communicable diseases.
  • Communicable diseases.

    Procedures and techniques:
  • Health care procedures.

    Regulations, Legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Local protocols.

    Theory, rules, principles, laws:
  • Cause and effect.

    Relationships, system:
  • Between individuals, families and community.
  • Referrals and networking.
  • Structure of district health team. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems using critical and creative thinking processes to proactively assist with planning advocacy campaigns and workshops in development practices. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community to effectively examine the interrelationship between the key stakeholders involved in Primary Health Care advocacy campaigns. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in order to proactively provide contributions to planning processes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information in order to effectively provide inputs to advocacy campaign plans. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion to ensure that all relevant stakeholders are engaged with in assisting with the planning of advocacy campaigns. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility to the environment and health of others in gathering information to relating to advocacy campaign plans. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of interrelated systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts relating Primary Health Care advocacy plans do not exist in isolation and that a variety of factors will impact on this. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Participate as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities by ensuring that all measures are taken to ensure that contributions in assisting in planning advocacy campaigns are proactively made and considered. 

    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 110056, "Conduct advocacy campaigns and workshops in development practice", Level 4, 12 credits.

    Learners must be able to demonstrate competence in demonstrating an understanding between the individual, the family and the community in terms of Primary Health Care.

    Credit Justification:

    Activity; Hours; Credits:
  • Classroom Learning; 30 Hours; 3 Credits.
  • On the job learning, site visits, and clinical accompaniment; 60 Hours; 6 Credits.
  • Self directed learning; 10 Hours; 1 Credit.
  • Total; 100 Hours; 10 Credits. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  64697   Further Education and Training Certificate: Community Health Work  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 
    Core  67373   National Diploma: Orientation and Mobility Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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