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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Promote health and hygiene improvement in a project-level sanitation project 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115894  Promote health and hygiene improvement in a project-level sanitation project 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Water Sector 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Civil Engineering Construction 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-05-15  2009-02-18  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2010-02-18   2013-02-18  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
260200  Monitor health and hygiene improvement in a sanitation project  Level 3  NQF Level 03  12   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The qualifying learner achieving this unit standard in combination with context expertise standard(s) will be able to identify health needs and plan a locally-relevant health intervention in the context of water and sanitation improvement projects. Learners accessing this standard will be working in health and hygiene promotion teams. This competence will enable the learner to promote health awareness in communities, which will contribute towards improved environmental health and socio-economic well-being within a community and the preservation of environmental resources for future generations. Achieving this unit standard will provide foundational learning that will advance his / her own expertise and employability in the water and other related sectors. This skill will contribute towards effective health and hygiene promotion at project team level. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Literacy and communication skills NQF level 3 or equivalent. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Learners who meet the requirements of this unit standard should be able to gather data at the local level and use this to plan a locally relevant health promotion intervention related to water and sanitation issues. This work should include the relevance of good sanitation and hygiene to people living with HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis as well as an understanding of pathogens, the cycle of infection, breaking the cycle of infection (wherever possible) using appropriate behaviours and technologies. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Collect relevant data to identify and plan locally specific health and hygiene interventions. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Relevant data is identified and collected in line with project requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Decisions on what health interventions are required are taken based on data collected. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Priorities and intended outcomes are identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
Hygiene promotion activities are planned. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Undertake sanitation-related health and hygiene promotion using appropriate methods. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Undertake sanitation-related health and hygiene promotion using appropriate methods to achieve lasting positive impacts. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Appropriate tools, including participatory tools, to conduct water and sanitation-related health and hygiene promotion and education activities are used. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Sanitation promotion activities, including a range of methods are carried out. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Construction and proper use of health promoting sanitation technologies are monitored. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
Health and hygiene promotion activities that will assist in reducing the incidence of specific water and sanitation-related diseases are undertaken and monitored. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
Sanitation, hygiene, waste management and water safety and food safety practices that will reduce the risk of opportunistic infections including Tuberculosis, in people who are HIV positive, are promoted and monitored. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Assist in health monitoring and data collection using appropriate tools. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Assist in health monitoring and data collection using appropriate tools to assess the need for, or impact of, sanitation interventions. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Key health status indicators relating to sanitation are monitored using appropriate tools provided. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
A baseline survey of key health indicators relating to sanitation is conducted as part of a team. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Key health indicators are monitored at regular intervals. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Report monitoring indicators to the project co-ordinator. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Key health indicators are reported accurately to the project coordinator. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Improvements and problems are identified and reported comprehensively to the project co-ordinator. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the ETQA's policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments at exit points of the qualification, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual unit standards as well as the integrated competence described in the qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Participatory methodologies (mainly Participatory Rural Appraisal type methodologies, particularly Participatory Hygiene and Sanitation Transformation (PHAST) that represent current best practice in health promotion and health and hygiene education.
  • Water- and sanitation-related health problems.
  • The link between sanitation, water, health and the environment.
  • The cycle of disease (exposure, infection, contamination of water sources, food etc, re-exposure etc).
  • Aspects of hygiene promotion such as safe disposal of human faeces, safe use and protection of water sources, home and environmental hygiene, food hygiene, water and personal hygiene.
  • Sanitation promotion and creating demand for good sanitation, providing user education, monitoring and evaluation.
  • The links between HIV/AIDS, access to water and good sanitation facilities, and good hygiene practices, both in the care of people living with AIDS, and in preventing secondary infections. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made.

    Assessment criteria:
  • Decisions on what health interventions are required are taken based on data collected.
  • Priorities and intended outcomes are identified.
  • Appropriate tools, including participatory tools, to conduct water and sanitation-related health and hygiene promotion and education activities are used. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community.

    Assessment criteria:
  • All 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Plan, organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively.

    Assessment criteria:
  • Hygiene promotion activities are planned. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.

    Specific outcome:
  • Assist in health monitoring and data collection using appropriate tools to assess the need for, or impact of, sanitation interventions.

    Assessment criteria:
  • Decisions on what health interventions are required are taken based on data collected.
  • Priorities and intended outcomes are identified. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the form of oral and/or written presentation.

    Assessment criteria:
  • All 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others.

    Assessment criteria:
    > All 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation.

    Assessment criteria:
  • All 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 260200, which is "Monitor health and hygiene improvement in a sanitation project", Level 3, 12 credits.
    Assessment Option

    Learners could be assessed using the following methods:
  • Oral or written questions
  • Observation

    Integrated Assessment

    When conducting assessments, assessors must ensure that they are familiar with the full text of the unit standards being assessed. Assessors must ensure that the assessment covers the specific outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes and essential embedded knowledge by developing assessment activities and tools, which are appropriate to the contexts in which the learners are working. These activities and tools may include self-assessment, peer assessment, formative and summative assessment. It may be more effective and efficient to assess a number of unit standards together in an integrated way, thus reducing the overall number of assessments and ensuring that commonalities that exist between a number of unit standards are captured in a way that makes sense for assessment. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48909   Further Education and Training Certificate: Sanitation Project Facilitation  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 


    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.
     
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