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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Plan and implement home based care 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117488  Plan and implement home based care 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Ancillary Health Care 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 09 - Health Sciences and Social Services Curative Health 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
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 person required to render care and assistance to the clients and families to manage their health status at home.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Assess the health condition of the client
  • Assess the home environment
  • Plan and implement home based care programmes
  • Make referrals 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credit calculation for this unit standard is based on the assumption that learners are already competent in terms of the following outcomes or areas of learning when starting to learn towards this unit standard:
  • Understand the relevance of ethical issues in community work and educate community members on rights and responsibilities
  • Assist and Support the Client and Family to Manage Home Based Care
  • Apply active listening skills in the care and support environment.
  • Assess the interrelationship between the individual, the family and the community in terms of primary health care issues
  • Knowledge of different home and community situations. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Improvisation - The caregiver should improvise when necessary. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Assess the health condition of the client. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The current health condition of the client is determined through the use of suitable assessment skills and tools. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Diseases patterns, conditions and disability issues in the local community are described in terms of the impact on health condition. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Communicable and chronic diseases are identified in terms of the health condition of the client. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Congenital and hereditary diseases are identified and assessed in terms of the health condition of the client. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Family coping skills are assessed in terms of the ability to care for the client. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Assess the home environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Potential hazards in the home environment are identified in terms of the effect on daily living activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Hazards identified are rectified in accordance with agreed procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Methods of waste disposal are identified and demonstrated in accordance with relevant health and safety legislation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Waste disposal includes used sharp instruments, used dressings, body fluids and waste
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Environmental health principles are applied to situations in accordance with the specific circumstances and requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Plan and implement home based care programmes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The programme addresses the identified individual needs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The programme takes into consideration the client and family schedules and requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The programme is achievable in terms of the relevant stages and designed activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The programme is implemented with due regard to the client and family. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The client and family are instructed in implementing the programme autonomously. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Make referrals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Client's that require referral are identified in terms of being beyond the carer's competence. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The method of making referrals is explained in terms of the referral process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Relevant practitioners are identified in terms of their specific scope of expertise. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Clients are supplied with referral details in accordance with specific requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Referrals are followed up in accordance with health care requirements. 


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

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Essential embedded knowledge will be assessed through assessment of the specific outcomes in terms of the stipulated assessment criteria. Candidates are unlikely to achieve all the specific outcomes, to the standards described in the assessment criteria, without knowledge of the listed embedded knowledge. This means that for the most part, the possession or lack of the knowledge can be directly inferred from the quality of the candidate's performance. Where direct assessment of knowledge is required, assessment criteria have been included in the body of the unit standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems: related to assessment of the personal, environmental health and intervene accordingly. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others: the client, family, community members and other members of the health team. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise, manage themselves and their activities: act within the scope of practice and manage the time. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information: pertaining to the client. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with: client, family and community members as well as members of the health team. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically: with regard to home based care e.g. making of solutions, correct use of available equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems with regard to the client, family and community: the home, and the hospital observing people's cultures. 

    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 
    Supplementary information:

    Site specific
  • Guidelines for scope of practise of the Ancillary Health Care (AHC) Worker


    Method of assessment
  • Direct Observation
  • Practical demonstration
  • Case Studies
  • Questioning
  • Testimony (portfolio)
  • Objective, structured, practical evaluation 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  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 
    Elective  49531   Further Education and Training Certificate: Inclusive Education  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  80946   National Certificate: Community Development  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  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.
     
    NONE 



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