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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Plan and promote nutritional programmes to improve health 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
260383  Plan and promote nutritional programmes to improve health 
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  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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
117490  Plan and promote nutritional programmes to improve community health  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for persons who are required to assess nutritional requirements, identify problems and possible solutions relevant to both a community and the individual.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Identifying nutritional needs and resources.
  • Identifying values of different foods and food groups.
  • Establishing, developing and maintaining local nutritional resources. 

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

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify nutritional needs and resources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Nutritional needs for daily living are identified in terms of the estimated requirements of the individual and community. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Requirements include, but are not limited to:
  • Chronic medical conditions such as diabetes and HIV/AIDS, nutritional deficiency problems such as malnutrition, age, gender and type of work performed.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Existing and potential local nutritional resources are identified in terms of the specific nutritional requirements and circumstances of the individual and community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Existing and potential nutritional resources outside the community are identified in terms of the nutritional requirements and circumstances of the person in need. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify values of different foods and food groups. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A nutritional programme is identified in terms of optimising well-being for individuals with special needs. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Special needs include but are not limited to diabetes, hypertension, renal problems, surgical operation recovery, allergies, intolerances, malnutrition, pregnancy, liver problems.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Food dietary guidelines are described in terms of their suitability for special conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Food is selected to meet the needs of the individual/s in terms of the specific dietary requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Specific dietary requirements include but are not limited to traditional diets, vegan diets, vegetarian diets, special requirements of religious groups including but not limited to Moslem, Hindu and Jewish.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The nutritional value of available traditional/indigenous food sources is identified in terms of required quantity and costs as well as the socio-cultural value. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Establish, develop and maintain local nutritional resources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Local nutritional sources in the community are identified and described according to the role they fulfil in nutritional programmes in the specific community. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Sources include, but are not limited to:
  • Individual food gardens, community food gardens at, e.g., local schools, chicken projects and bread-making projects.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Nutritional resources are identified in accordance with their possible role/s to meet the needs of the community. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Sources include, but are not limited to:
  • Governmental, Non-governmental, Donor, agencies.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The health risks associated with the inappropriate storage of foods are explained in terms of contamination and loss of nutritional value. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Food safety and the hindrances to food safety are described and remedial actions are suggested. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Hindrances to food safety include, but are not limited to:
  • Pesticides, theft , poor storage facilities.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    This is not time bound, so cannot be immediately assessed for competence. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or 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 must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA or ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA or ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA, according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The following embedded knowledge is addressed in an integrated way in the unit standard:
  • Essential nutrients and their functions.
  • Nutritional needs during pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, adolescence and adulthood.
  • The use of dietary guidelines.
  • Nutritional problems throughout the stages of life.
  • Nutritional requirements for chronic medical conditions such as HIV/AIDS, Diabetes.
  • Signs and symptoms of nutritional problems throughout the stages of life.
  • The causes of nutritional problems throughout the stages of life.
  • The correct methods of selection, preparation and storage of foodstuffs.
  • Nutritional value of available traditional/indigenous food sources.
  • Basic needs assessment skills.
  • Knowledge of basic research methodology.
  • Local resources, e.g. food gardens, food support programmes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems relating to nutrition by using critical and creative thinking. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively in a multidisciplinary team to support the nutritional programmes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing activities responsibly to ensure that nutritional programme is planned monitored and evaluated on an ongoing basis. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Using visual and language skills in communicating with community and multi-disciplinary teams in ensuring the success of nutrition programmes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively to enhance the efficacy of the nutrition programmes including all the communication, monitoring and reporting related thereto. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognizing that problem solving contexts relating to nutrition do not exist in isolation and that a variety of factors can impact this including economical, socio-political and environmental factors. 

    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 117490, "Plan and promote nutritional programmes to improve community health", Level 4, 12 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  64769   National Certificate: Community Health Work  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 
    Core  64697   Further Education and Training Certificate: Community Health Work  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 
    Core  74410   Further Education and Training Certificate: Public Awareness Promotion of Dread Disease and HIV/AIDS  Level 4  NQF Level 04  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.
     
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    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.