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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Educate and work closely with the community with regard to sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including Human Immune Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114491  Educate and work closely with the community with regard to sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including Human Immune Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Ancillary Health Care 
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-Fundamental  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 does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for persons required to educate and work closely with the community with regard to STIs and HIV/AIDS.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Increase community awareness and knowledge of STIs and HIV/AIDS in order to assist community members to make more informed decisions about their lives.
  • Increase community awareness, knowledge and support of all possible means of prevention
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the procedure and techniques involved in counseling and testing for STIs and HIV/AIDS.
  • Understand the impact of STIs and HIV/AIDS on vulnerable groups within the community.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of treatment, Care and Support of HIV-positive people
  • Promote community discussion of the rights of HIV-positive people and people living with AIDS. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The following competencies or equivalent:
  • Knowledge of the community and ability to communicate effectively within their cultural context
  • Communication, language and numeracy skills at NQF level 3.
  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant ethics at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Knowledge pertaining to STIs and HIV/AIDS within the context of the level of the unit standard. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Increase community awareness and knowledge of STIs and HIV/AIDS in order to assist community. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Increase community awareness and knowledge of STIs and HIV/AIDS in order to assist community members to make more informed decisions about their lives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The disease process and its effect on the human body is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The relationship between STIs and HIV/AIDS is understood and explained clearly and accurately. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The modes of transmission of STIs and HIV/AIDS are communicated clearly and accurately. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Myths and misconceptions about STIs and HIV/AIDS are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Information is presented in a manner that is appropriate and sensitive to the needs of the target audience. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The level of community awareness and knowledge of STIs and HIV/AIDS is evaluated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Increase community awareness and knowledge of all possible means of prevention of STIs. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Increase community awareness and knowledge of all possible means of prevention of STIs including HIV/AIDS. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The prevention and minimization of STI transmission is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Examples of all the methods that can be taken to prevent the spread of STIs and HIV/AIDS within a sexual context are given. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The use of the male condom is demonstrated and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The use of the female condom is demonstrated and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Accurate information is given with regard to the prevention and minimization of mother-to-child transmission. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The appropriate use of Universal Precautions as a means of HIV and AIDS prevention is explained clearly and accurately. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Abstinence
  • One faithful partner
  • Correct use of condoms including the importance of the use of condoms when both partners are HIV-positive.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the procedures and techniques involved in pre- and post-test. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the procedures and techniques involved in pre- and post-test counseling and testing for STIs and HIV/AIDS. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The importance of pre- and post-test counseling is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The current types of tests are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Information is given in a manner that is appropriate and sensitive to needs of the target audience. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • The concept of testing for antibodies, is explained with particular reference to the child born to the HIV-positive mother.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Understand the impact of STIs and HIV/AIDS on vulnerable groups within the community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Vulnerable groups in the community are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The reasons why women are more vulnerable to infection than men are explained and discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The link between gender violence and women`s vulnerability to STI`s including HIV/AIDS is clearly explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The reasons why children in particular are very vulnerable to sexually transmitted infection are explained and discussed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Vulnerable groups to include: Aged, Disabled, children, women and institutionalized groups
  • "Children" will include the girl and the boy child
  • Reasons should include social-economic factors
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Demonstrate an understanding of treatment, care and support for HIV-positive people. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The different treatments, care and support options are discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The importance of positive living for the HIV- positive persons and the maximization of the "well" phase are discussed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    "Treatment" to include available and appropriate medication and remedies.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Promote informed community discussion of the rights of HIV-positive people. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Promote informed community discussion of the rights of HIV-positive people and people living with AIDS in order to increase support and decrease discrimination and stigma against such people in the community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The influence of:
    (i) Cultural,
    (ii) Religious,
    (iii) Social and
    (iv) Economic factors, on the spread of HIV/AIDS are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The impact of HIV/AIDS on all aspects of society is described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The rights of HIV-positive persons within society are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The concept of advocacy is explained and illustrated within the context of HIV/AIDS. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Support structures in the community are identified with the help of the target audience. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider by HWSETA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The practitioner is able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

    1. Names and functions of:
  • Male and female reproductive organs
  • All terms that are relevant to STIs and HIV/AIDS.

    2. Basic symptoms of all STIs
    3. Transmission paths and forms of STIs, and social, economic or other conditions which affect transmission.
    4. Short, medium and long-term effects of HIV/AIDS on people both physical, emotional, social and life-style.
    5. Cultural, social and religious views and perceptions of STIs, with particular emphasis on HIV/AIDS .
    6. Methods for educating and transferring knowledge on STIs and HIV/AIDS .
    7. Dynamics of their own community and possible support bases for people with STIs, as well as possible problem areas in the community. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Solve problems/ make decisions

    Specific outcome
  • Increase community awareness and knowledge of STIs and HIV/AIDS in order to assist community members to make more informed decisions about their lives.
  • Increase community awareness and knowledge of all possible means of prevention of STIs including HIV/AIDS.
  • Understand the impact of STIs and HIV/AIDS on vulnerable groups within the community.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of treatment, care and support for HIV-positive people.
  • Promote informed community discussion of the rights of HIV-positive people and people living with AIDS in order to increase support and decrease discrimination and stigma against such people in the community. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Team work

    Specific outcome
  • Increase community awareness and knowledge of STIs and HIV/AIDS in order to assist community members to make more informed decisions about their lives.
  • Increase community awareness and knowledge of all possible means of prevention of STIs including HIV/AIDS
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the procedures and techniques involved in pre- and post-test counseling and testing for STIs and HIV/AIDS.
  • Understand the impact of STIs and HIV/AIDS on vulnerable groups within the community.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of treatment, care and support for HIV-positive people.
  • Promote informed community discussion of the rights of HIV-positive people and people living with AIDS in order to increase support and decrease discrimination and stigma against such people in the community. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organisation

    Specific outcome
  • Increase community awareness and knowledge of STIs and HIV/AIDS in order to assist community members to make more informed decisions about their lives.
  • Increase community awareness and knowledge of all possible means of prevention of STIs including HIV/AIDS.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the procedures and techniques involved in pre- and post-test counseling and testing for STIs and HIV/AIDS.
  • Understand the impact of STIs and HIV/AIDS on vulnerable groups within the community.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of treatment, care and support for HIV-positive people. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Information

    Specific outcome
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the procedures and techniques involved in pre- and post-test counseling and testing for STIs and HIV/AIDS.
  • Understand the impact of STIs and HIV/AIDS on vulnerable groups within the community.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of treatment, care and support for HIV-positive people.
  • Promote informed community discussion of the rights of HIV-positive people and people living with AIDS in order to increase support and decrease discrimination and stigma against such people in the community. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate

    Specific outcome
  • Increase community awareness and knowledge of STIs and HIV/AIDS in order to assist community members to make more informed decisions about their lives.
  • Increase community awareness and knowledge of all possible means of prevention of STIs including HIV/AIDS
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the procedures and techniques involved in pre- and post-test counseling and testing for STIs and HIV/AIDS.
  • Understand the impact of STIs and HIV/AIDS on vulnerable groups within the community.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of treatment, care and support for HIV-positive people.
  • Promote informed community discussion of the rights of HIV-positive people and people living with AIDS in order to increase support and decrease discrimination and stigma against such people in the community. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Technology

    Specific outcome
  • Increase community awareness and knowledge of STIs and HIV/AIDS in order to assist community members to make more informed decisions about their lives.
  • Increase community awareness and knowledge of all possible means of prevention of STIs including HIV/AIDS
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the procedures and techniques involved in pre- and post-test counseling and testing for STIs and HIV/AIDS.
  • Understand the impact of STIs and HIV/AIDS on vulnerable groups within the community.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of treatment, care and support for HIV-positive people. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Related systems

    Specific outcome
  • Increase community awareness and knowledge of STIs and HIV/AIDS in order to assist community members to make more informed decisions about their lives.
  • Increase community awareness and knowledge of all possible means of prevention of STIs including HIV/AIDS
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the procedures and techniques involved in pre- and post-test counseling and testing for STIs and HIV/AIDS.
  • Understand the impact of STIs and HIV/AIDS on vulnerable groups within the community.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of treatment, care and support for HIV-positive people.
  • Promote informed community discussion of the rights of HIV-positive people and people living with AIDS in order to increase support and decrease discrimination and stigma against such people in the community. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Personal development

    Specific outcome
  • Increase community awareness and knowledge of STIs and HIV/AIDS in order to assist community members to make more informed decisions about their lives.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the procedures and techniques involved in pre- and post-test counseling and testing for STIs and HIV/AIDS.
  • Understand the impact of STIs and HIV/AIDS on vulnerable groups within the community.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of treatment, care and support for HIV-positive people.
  • Promote informed community discussion of the rights of HIV-positive people and people living with AIDS in order to increase support and decrease discrimination and stigma against such people in the community. 

  • 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 
    Values

    Demonstration of the knowledge and skills outlined in this unit standard must be consistent with the principles of:
    i. Respecting the rights of individuals, including the right to privacy, confidentiality and nondiscrimination.
    ii. Accepting and maintaining a non-discriminatory attitude towards diversity

    Supplementary information:

    Credits justification

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

    Activity Hours
    Classroom learning 50
    On-the-job learning 30
    Self directed learning 10
    Coaching required 10
    Other
    Total 100


    Credits achieved: 10 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  49688   National Certificate: Victim Empowerment  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 
    Core  58396   Further Education and Training Certificate: Community Development: HIV/AIDS Support  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-11-07  Was HW SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  49131   Further Education and Training Certificate: Community Health Work  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-02-18  Was HW SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    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 
    Core  49489   Further Education and Training Certificate: Road Transport Management in the Public Sector  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Core  48665   National Certificate: Community Development: HIV/AIDS support  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2006-11-07  Was HW SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  67509   Further Education and Training Certificate: Community Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  57803   Further Education and Training Certificate: Fire and Rescue Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Elective  72050   Further Education and Training Certificate: Pharmacist Assistance  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  49872   Further Education and Training Certificate: Victim Empowerment Co-ordination  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 
    Elective  57428   Further Education and Training Certificate: Youth Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  80946   National Certificate: Community Development  Level 5  NQF Level 05  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. AfroXpert Performance Developement cc 
    2. Agisanang SA Training 
    3. All Access Holdings 
    4. Asiphokuhle Training and Research Institute 
    5. City of Johannesburg Emergency Services Training Academy 
    6. EDU - FLEET 
    7. Ethekwini Fire and Disaster Management Services 
    8. ETS Emergency Training Solutions (PTY) LTD 
    9. Fire Protection Association of Southern Africa 
    10. Goldfields Emergency Fire Services Training Academy 
    11. Health Science Academy 
    12. K Shabangu FET College 
    13. Kgolo Institute 
    14. KHOSITHI TRAINING 
    15. LO Tantsi Fire Consultants CC. 
    16. Mass Computer Training And Printers 
    17. NIRVANA OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & RESCUE TRAINING 
    18. Phephani Learnerships cc 
    19. RLSTP Training & Development (PTY) LTD. 
    20. SASOL GLOBAL LEARNING 
    21. Sasol Secunda - Emergency Management Training Academy 
    22. Sekhukhune District Municipality EMS Training Academy 
    23. Thubelihle Graduate Institute 
    24. Tshepo Hope Consulting 
    25. Vhutshilo Health And Training Organisation 
    26. Vicmat Consultants 



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