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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Explain the need for wellness awareness programmes 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
377162  Explain the need for wellness awareness programmes 
ORIGINATOR
Task Team - Wellness 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 09 - Health Sciences and Social Services Preventive Health 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4 
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 
Wellness is a condition of satisfactory balance between the physical, emotional/mental and spiritual parts of the individual human being. Individuals each have an own wellness continuum that fluctuates between ill and well, but each should aim to remain on the well side of the continuum. Thus even those with chronic illnesses such as Diabetes Mellitus or Cardiac illness may achieve wellness in terms of their personal continuum, once their rehabilitation programme has been personally accepted. This applies to all conditions even to those with paralysis or absence of limbs.

This unit standard enables the learner to establish the workplace case for providing wellness awareness programmes. It is essential knowledge for people entering or wanting to enter into a career in wellness, or who currently occupy positions where they have acquired the wellness portfolio within their scope of work.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Explaining the expected benefits from the implementation of wellness awareness programmes in the workplace. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematical literacy at NQF Level 3.
  • Computer literacy at NQF Level 3.

    A fundamental understanding of wellness and wellness awareness programmes is strongly recommended. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe how wellness awareness programmes result in health improvement benefits in the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Self-care management is described as a health improvement benefit of wellness awareness in terms of improving own health and prolonging working life. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Chronic disease management is described in terms of preventing health deterioration and the development of secondary complications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain how wellness awareness programmes result in commercial benefits for the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Productivity of the employee is explained as a commercial benefit to the company. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The benefits and disadvantages of absenteeism and presenteeism are explained in terms of commercial benefit to the company. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The utilisation of healthcare benefits to maintain wellness is explained as a commercial benefit of wellness awareness programmes implemented in the workplace. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain how wellness awareness programmes benefit the workplace by increasing employee morale. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An attitude of 'showing' we care as a morale booster is explained as a benefit to productivity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Coping mechanisms or behavioural change are explained in terms of improving self-image, thereby increasing morale and productivity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The need for Corporate responsibility is explained in terms of a successful implementation of wellness awareness programmes. 


    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 with 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 the Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA, or by an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA, according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification with the agreed ETQA principles. Therefore, anyone wishing to be assessed against this Unit Standard may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution, which is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Health improvement, commercial and morale benefits arising from the implementation of wellness awareness programmes in the workplace.

    The typical scope of this unit standard is inclusive of health improvement, commercial and morale factors in the argument for workplace wellness awareness programmes. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    The learner is able to identify the benefits for the workplace in establishing wellness awareness programmes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    The learner is able to collect, organise and evaluate information regarding the outcomes of wellness awareness programmes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    The learner is able to communicate effectively regarding wellness awareness programmes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    The learner is able to act as a responsible citizen in understanding wellness. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    The learner is able to demonstrate that wellness awareness programmes support lifestyle choices. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    The learner is able to see the world as a set of related systems. 

    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
    Elective  61595   Further Education and Training Certificate: Business Administration Services  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  67463   Further Education and Training Certificate: Human Resources Management and Practices Support  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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. Boston City Campus and Business College (PTY) Ltd 
    2. Business Management Training College (Pty) Ltd 
    3. IQ Academy (previously known as Fernwood Business College) 
    4. MSC Education Holdings Pty Ltd 
    5. SIYANQOBA SEMINARS PTY LTD 
    6. T & T Appointments 



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