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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Assist the community to access services in accordance with their health related human rights 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
260617  Assist the community to access services in accordance with their health related human rights 
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 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
119564  Assist the community to access services in accordance with their health related human rights  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for persons required to demonstrate an understanding of health related human rights and assist the community to advocate for these rights and to access health related services.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Explain the concept 'human rights'.
  • Describe the principles of health legislation with regard to everyday life.
  • Describe the avenues to assist the individual when rights are abused.
  • Provide information for accessing health related services. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Communication at ABET Level 3. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The information outlined in this unit standard must be consistent with the requirements of the relevant, current legislation pertaining to Patient Rights, the Bill of Rights, child protection. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the concept 'human rights'. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept of human rights is explored in relation to the need to protect fundamental human rights. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An indication is given of responsibilities corresponding with five basic human rights. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An indication is given of why human rights need to be protected, with reference to the individual, the community and the government. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe the principles of health legislation with regard to everyday life. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The principles of the legislation are identified in terms of how they would be applied to everyday life. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Actions that may be taken by community members are identified and explained in relation to the specific situations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The role of the individual in creating a sustainable human rights environment is explained and an indication given of how the learner could personally contribute to such an environment. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Describe the avenues that are available to help the individual when rights are abused. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The role of the South African Police Services in protecting human rights is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The role of the media in the protection of human rights is explained and an indication is given of why freedom of the press is important in a community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Ways of dealing with conflict in situations where human rights are abused are explored with reference to three case studies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Supportive legal environment for the provision of HIV and AIDS services is provided to community members in need of them. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Community members in need of these services include, but are not limited to, adults and children who have been raped or sexually assaulted; People who have been accidentally exposed to the virus and people living with HIV (PLHIV).
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Empower community members to recognise and deal with human rights violations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Community members include, but are not limited to, people with disability, older persons, children and PLHIV.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Provide information for accessing health related services. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Service providers in the local community are identified in terms of appropriateness for dealing with health related human rights issues. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Community leaders, health facility staff, social workers, police, magistrates, counsellors.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Current legislation and local protocols relating to disability, abuse, rape and care of older persons are explained in the context of a human rights culture and service provision. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Sources of referral to appropriate social, legal and other relevant services are described in terms of local availability. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Ways in which the learner could be actively involved in directly assisting a community are discussed with reference to responsibilities under the Bill of Rights and the Patient Rights Charter. 


    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 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 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 with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • 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 IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems related to simple examples of violation of health related human rights. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others within a multidisciplinary team. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and ones activities responsibly and effectively in various situations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect analyse organise and evaluate information to devise a course of action. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with members of a multidisciplinary team, the family and community. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively with regard to information and communication systems. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems with regard to interdependence of multi-disciplinary teams. 

    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 119564, "Assist the community to access services in accordance with their health related human rights", Level 1, 5 credits.

    Credit Justification:

    Total hours required by the learner to achieve the required outcomes:

    Activity Hours; Hours; Credits:
  • Classroom Learning; 25 Hours; 2.5 Credits.
  • On the job learning site visits, and clinical accompaniment; 25 Hours; 2.5 Credits.
  • Self Directed learning; 0.5 Hour; 0.5 Credit.
  • Coaching required; 0.5 Hour; 0.5 Credit.

    Total = 60 Hours; 6 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 


    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. Ichtus Business Consultants 
    2. Philani Training and Development Solutions NPC 
    3. Seboka Training And Support Network 
    4. The Order of St John for South Africa 



    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.