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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Explain HIV/AIDS and the effects on the insurance industry and workplace, and indicate own role in creating a caring work environment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114961  Explain HIV/AIDS and the effects on the insurance industry and workplace, and indicate own role in creating a caring work environment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Insurance and Investment 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Finance, Economics and Accounting 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular-Fundamental  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
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
9356  Recognise the effects of HIV/AIDS in the insurance industry and workplace, and indicate the precautions that are necessary to avoid unnecessary transmission of the HI Virus  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard provides a broad introduction to HIV/AIDS in the workplace and the insurance sector. It introduces some theoretical concepts and addresses a broad base of knowledge about HIV/AIDS that will enable learners to be informed and caring workers in the industry. It is a building block for insurance related issues around the HIV/AIDS pandemic. The focus is knowledge, skills, values and attitudes in relation to the learner's own context and experience of the world of work.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Explaining the effects of HIV/AIDS on the human immune system.
  • Explaining how HIV is transmitted.
  • Discussing what behaviour is safe and what behaviour carries the risk of HIV transmission.
  • Identifying the guidelines and assistance that are available to support workers with HIV/AIDS and the individual's own role in creating a caring office environment.
  • Explaining the implications of the HIV/AIDS pandemic for society, the economy and the insurance industry. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners should:
  • Hold a GETC or equivalent qualification.
  • Be competent in communication and mathematical literacy NQF level 1. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this Unit Standard is
  • The effect of HIV/AIDS on the individual, the workplace and society.
  • The effect of the HIV/AIDS pandemic on the insurance industry.
  • Lifestyle and behaviour changes include, but are not limited to, diet, sexual behaviour, correct use of medication, ability to distinguish myths and misconceptions about potential cures. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the effects of HIV/AIDS on the human immune system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The terms HIV and AIDS are explained and an indication is given of the effects of HIV infection on infected persons. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The concept of the immune system is explained and an indication is given of how the HI Virus attacks the immune system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The stages of the disease are outlined with an example of what happens at each stage from infection with HIV to full-blown AIDS and death. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The concept of Voluntary Counselling and Testing (VCT) is explained with reference to the implications of the window period. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The importance of pre and post test counselling is discussed and an indication is given of the implications of HIV testing for an individual. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The chances of a person surviving with AIDS are discussed with reference to the latest views on medication, the costs of the drugs and the impact of possible lifestyle and behaviour changes. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain how HIV is transmitted. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The ways in which the HI Virus is transmitted are listed and an indication is given of the conditions necessary for transmission and the role of body fluids in transmission. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Actions that an HIV positive mother can take to lower the risk of infection to the child and prolong the onset of AIDS in herself are explained graphically. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Discuss what behaviour is safe and what behaviour carries the risk of HIV transmission. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The relationship between human behaviour and HIV/AIDS is outlined and ways in which an individual can avoid contracting or spreading HIV are named with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Examples of behaviour that carries a risk of contracting HIV are named and classified according to whether they carry a high, medium or low risk. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Fears and common misunderstandings about the transmission of HIV are discussed in the context of the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The role of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the transmission of the HI Virus is explained and an indication is given of how untreated STDs affect the risk of transmission. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Identify the guidelines and assistance that are available to support workers with HIV/AIDS. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Identify the guidelines and assistance that are available to support workers with HIV/AIDS and the individual's own role in creating a caring office environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A company policy on HIV/AIDS or the National Department of Health's document Guidelines for developing a workplace policy and programme is accessed and the main points are outlined in a brief summary. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The possible problems that a worker with HIV/AIDS could encounter are listed and suggestions are offered as to what workers could do to create a caring situation in the workplace and to help address the stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The rights and responsibilities of all workers in respect of HIV/AIDS are discussed with examples with reference to the Universal Precautions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The importance of employers playing a proactive role in addressing the AIDS pandemic are discussed with reference to ways in which a specific company can create a caring environment for workers with HIV/AIDS. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    HIV/AIDS prevention and wellness programmes are investigated in a specific work situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The treatment options available locally to a person with HIV/AIDS are investigated and presented in a table. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Explain the implications of the HIV/AIDS pandemic for society, the economy. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Explain the implications of the HIV/AIDS pandemic for society, the economy and the insurance industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The needs of AIDS orphans are outlined with reference to the implications of a large number of orphans for society and the economy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The effect of a population composed mainly of children and the aged is outlined with reference to the economy and the State. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The need for medical care for people with HIV/AIDS is outlined with reference to the implications for employers and the State. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The effect of HIV/AIDS on the workforce and family income is discussed using three case studies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The implications of HIV/AIDS for the insurance industry are discussed at a basic level of understanding. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    This Unit Standard will be internally assessed by the provider and moderated by a moderator registered by a relevant accredited ETQA or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant accredited ETQA. 

    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 WORKING 
    A learner is able to work as a member of a team by suggesting what workers could do to create a caring situation in the workplace and to help address the stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    A learner can organise and manage him/herself and his/her activities responsibly by making lifestyle choices about HIV/AIDS. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    A learner can participate as a responsible citizen in the life of a local community by knowing what behaviour is safe and what behaviour carries the risk of HIV transmission. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Learners are able to communicate effectively and responsibly using visual and/or language skills when explaining the stages of HIV/AIDS and suggesting ways to address the stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Learners can demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems in explaining the implications of HIV/AIDS for society, the economy, the State, the employer and the insurance industry. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Learners are able to be culturally sensitive across a range of social contexts when discussing the stigma surrounding AIDS and ways of creating a caring support system in the workplace. 

    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 9356, which is " Recognise the effects of HIV/AIDS in the insurance industry and workplace, and indicate the precautions that are necessary to avoid unnecessary transmission of the HI Virus" Level 2, 4 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48783   National Certificate: Financial Services  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  INSETA 
    Elective  48494   National Certificate: Financial Services Management  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  INSETA 


    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. CKP Development Agency (Pty) Ltd. 
    2. Faisit (Pty) Ltd 
    3. RJM Educational Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    4. Sanlam Life Insurance Ltd 



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