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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|REGISTERED QUALIFICATION THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE:|
|National Certificate: Primary Response in Emergencies|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|60249||National Certificate: Primary Response in Emergencies|
|SGB Occupational Health and Safety|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|HW SETA - Health and Welfare Sector Education and Training Authority||OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework|
|National Certificate||Field 09 - Health Sciences and Social Services||Preventive Health|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||142||Level 3||NQF Level 03||Regular-Unit Stds Based|
|REGISTRATION STATUS||SAQA DECISION NUMBER||REGISTRATION START DATE||REGISTRATION END DATE|
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered"
|LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT||LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT|
|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 qualification is replaced by:
|Qual ID||Qualification Title||Pre-2009 NQF Level||NQF Level||Min Credits||Replacement Status|
|78803||National Certificate: Primary Response in Emergencies||Level 3||NQF Level 03||130|
|PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION|
This qualification is intended for the first responder as a member of a primary emergency team. The primary emergency team includes rescue, fire, hazardous materials incidents and health emergency incidents or accidents. This qualification enables the first responder in the workplace, community or in the emergency services to respond knowledgeably and appropriately.
Learners credited with this qualification will be able to:
All practical activities required throughout the qualification are expected to be carried out in terms of international or national protocols/procedures and universal precautions.
This qualification is aimed to assist all practitioners in primary emergency care/first aid and will provide the increased capacity for the following existing categories of workers:
Qualified learners can increase their earning capabilities, and access various learning pathways. The qualification articulates with primary emergency care/first aid instruction, ancillary community health, emergency care, disaster management, occupational health, auxiliary and ancillary health at NQF Level 4.
The impact of this qualification on the emergency coping capacity of communities is vast. Primary emergency care is the focus for several non-governmental organisations, community based organisations, commercial emergency services, training service providers and closed corporations with the express purpose of serving and training with communities to increase their coping capacity with essential skills that would otherwise not be available. Heavy, chemical and mining industries would benefit greatly from the knowledge and skills obtained through this qualification. A further dimension to this qualification is that it helps to equip additional community members to cope effectively in disaster situations and also contributes to the workforce for disaster managers.
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
Existing competence in the following unit standards is strongly recommended:
Recognition of Prior Learning:
This qualification can be achieved wholly, or in part, through recognition of prior learning. Evidence may be presented in a variety of forms, including previous international or local qualifications, reports, testimonials, mentoring, portfolios, work records and performance appraisals.
Learners who have met the requirements of a Unit Standard that forms part of this qualification may apply for recognition of prior learning to the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance (ETQA) body or ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA.
The applicant will be assessed in terms of the specific outcomes and related assessment criteria.
Access to the Qualification:
Qualifying learners are required to be at least eighteen years of age in order to meet government regulations related to the skills required in the qualification. For the maximum safety of the learner and victim, the learner must be physically able to meet the specific outcomes for lifting and carrying and/or evacuating the sick, the injured and equipment.
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
Minimum number of credits to be attained: 142.
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|1. Communicate effectively to provide care and support for all in need in an emergency situation.
2. Respond appropriately to a variety of emergency situations.
3. Participate effectively as a functioning member of a primary emergency team.
Critical Cross-Field Outcomes (CCFOs):
This qualification addresses the following critical cross-field outcomes, as detailed in the associated unit standards:
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
|Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 1:
1.1 Information from texts, patient histories and examinations is collated and applied according to the requirements of the specific context.
1.2 Communications with all those involved are positive, supportive and constructive.
1.3 Reactions of people arising from a traumatic event are correctly assessed and responded to in accordance with the appropriate cultural practices.
1.4 All communications must demonstrate sensitivity towards diversity in individuals.
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2:
2.1 The immediate emergency accident/incident scene is assessed and managed according to accepted procedures/protocols.
2.2 An ability to identify and adapt care to meet cultural, spiritual and ethnic differences is demonstrated.
2.3 Recommended actions are in accordance with accepted hygiene standards/universal precautions.
2.4 The appropriate technical rescue service is initiated and the scene managed safely until professionals arrive.
2.5 The ability to make ethical decisions in emergency care situations is demonstrated.
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 3:
3.1 The ability to work effectively is demonstrated, within the defined roles and functions of a first responder member of a primary emergency team.
3.2 Cultural differences are taken into account without compromising safety of self and others.
3.3 The activation of reactionary teams from in-bound and out-bound call centre to emergency accidents/incidents is appropriately implemented.
3.4 Strategies are applied to maintain on-going personal health and safety.
Learners may be credited for individual unit standards as and when they can demonstrate that they can achieve the required competencies.
Workplace experience may be recognised when assessing this qualification.
A range of formative and summative methods may be used in assessing learners, which may include:
Assessment should be carried out at regular intervals as well as at the end of the periods of study and should be offered in an integrated manner. It is envisaged that learners will work at more than one unit standard at a time.
|This qualification and the components for this qualification have been compared with other countries both in the first and third worlds. The qualification does not exist at the equivalent level on frameworks in New Zealand, Australia, Canada, United Kingdom and Scotland.
Other African countries, India, Cuba and various countries in South America have not yet developed a national qualification framework thus do not have an equivalent qualification or any of the components.
Emergency services in USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Scotland and other first world countries' are all manned by professional emergency care workers.
Primary Emergency Care/First Aid is taught as short courses in many countries but at a standard lower than that of the Unit Standard entitled "Provide primary emergency care/first aid as an advanced first responder". This Unit Standard bridges the gap between the traditional Primary Emergency Care /First Aid and the first responder care required to meet the emergency needs in rural areas, inaccessible areas, major industries, sea, air and disaster situations within South Africa.
This qualification is unique to South Africa and is appropriate for the unique requirements of this country in terms of holistic and comprehensive health care and delivery applicable to first and third world conditions. This qualification is also applicable to sub-Saharan countries and especially those of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), as well as all other third-world countries.
|This qualification articulates vertically with the following qualifications:
This qualification articulates horizontally with the following qualifications:
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
|Anyone assessing a learner against this qualification or against any of the unit standards that make up this qualification must:
|This qualification has been replaced by qualification 78803, which is "National Certificate: Primary Response in Emergencies", Level 3, 130 credits.|
|ID||UNIT STANDARD TITLE||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||CREDITS|
|Core||116987||Apply active listening skills in the care and support environment||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Core||254223||Apply emergency scene safety measures||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Core||13884||Apply in-bound and out-bound Contact Centre operations within an emergency context||Level 3||NQF Level 03||16|
|Core||120331||Demonstrate knowledge pertaining to fires in working places||Level 3||NQF Level 03||3|
|Core||254217||Describe evacuation procedures for all affected persons and movable critical resources/effects||Level 3||NQF Level 03||3|
|Core||244578||Describe how to manage reactions arising from a traumatic event||Level 3||NQF Level 03||2|
|Core||254219||Describe the holistic care and support for the patient, family and/or significant others at a scene of death||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Core||254214||Describe the role(s) and functions of a team member within an emergency team.||Level 3||NQF Level 03||3|
|Core||13156||Devise strategies for the maintenance of a healthy lifestyle||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Core||116490||Identify key ethical values for human conduct||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Core||117016||Institute preventive measures to reduce the potential impact of disasters||Level 3||NQF Level 03||14|
|Core||254215||Maintain and operate a range of emergency equipment||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Core||254218||Manage mentally ill patients in an emergency||Level 3||NQF Level 03||3|
|Core||254221||Prevent musculoskeletal injuries to self during lifting and carrying activities||Level 3||NQF Level 03||3|
|Core||117493||Provide information about HIV and AIDS and treatment options in community care and support situations||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Core||254220||Provide primary emergency care/first aid as an advanced first responder||Level 3||NQF Level 03||8|
|Core||254216||Recognise hazards at technical rescue incidents and initiate the appropriate rescue process||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||119472||Accommodate audience and context needs in oral/signed communication||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||9010||Demonstrate an understanding of the use of different number bases and measurement units and an awareness of error in the context of relevant calculations||Level 3||NQF Level 03||2|
|Fundamental||9013||Describe, apply, analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Fundamental||119457||Interpret and use information from texts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||9012||Investigate life and work related problems using data and probabilities||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||119078||Use a GUI-based word processor to enhance a document through the use of tables and columns||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||119467||Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||7456||Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business and national issues||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||119465||Write/present/sign texts for a range of communicative contexts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Elective||116995||Participate in health promotion activities||Level 2||NQF Level 02||8|
|Elective||254222||Demonstrate stress management techniques as a self-help tool||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Elective||244584||Investigate ways of contributing towards community development||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Elective||119725||Provide support to victims of sexual offences||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Elective||120329||Respond to, implement and manage emergencies according to an emergency action plan in a workplace||Level 3||NQF Level 03||2|
|Elective||114478||Conduct basic lay counselling in a structured environment||Level 4||NQF Level 04||15|
|Elective||117504||Identify and support the abused child||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|When qualifications are replaced, some of their learning programmes are moved to being recorded against the replacement qualifications. If a learning programme appears to be missing from here, please check the replacement.
|PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION:|
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