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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Support children and adults living with HIV and AIDS 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244259  Support children and adults living with HIV and AIDS 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Early Childhood Development 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 05 - Education, Training and Development Early Childhood Development 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular-Fundamental  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
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
12839  Support children and adults living with HIV/AIDS in ECD settings  Level 3  NQF Level 03   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard is suitable for educators, caregivers and community workers working with adults and children in group, informal, family Early Childhood Development (ECD) settings, etc.

People credited with this Unit Standard are capable of:
  • Describing the transmission, progression and effects of HIV and AIDS on children, adults, families and communities.
  • Demonstrating knowledge of precautions to reduce the risk and spread of infection in adults and children.
  • Providing care for children infected with or affected by HIV and AIDS in various Early Childhood Development settings.
  • Providing appropriate support for children, staff and families living with HIV and AIDS. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in Communitcation at NQF Level 2 or equivalent. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This Unit Standard is to be understood within the context of the Universal Precautions as defined in the Government Gazette, Department of Education, Volume 410, No. 20372, 10 August 1999 (Notice 1926 of 1999): National Policy on HIV and AIDS for Learners and Educators in Public Schools and Students and Educators in Further Education and Training Institutions. This document is also available on the government web site: http://www.doe.gov.za. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe the transmission, progression and effects of HIV and AIDS on children, adults, families and communities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Basic explanations are provided of how the immune system functions and is affected by HIV and AIDS, with particular reference to the progression of HIV in adults and children. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Four general ways in which HIV can be transmitted are identified, with reference to and clarification of common misconceptions regarding transmission. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The contribution of various factors to the pandemic is described, with particular reference to the impact of the socio-economic context. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Factors include poverty, child abuse, sexual awareness, home environment, access to and quality of health and social services.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Descriptions highlight effects of the HIV and AIDS pandemic on community and family life and structure. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Learners should demonstrate knowledge of effects on a variety of kinds of families such as child-headed families, grandparent-headed families, single parent families, parent headed families, female-headed families, care by non-biological care givers.
  • Descriptions of effects on the community should cover a variety of categories such as social structures, economic structures, state and civic services, cultural practices, faith-based services.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Rights, responsibilities and gender roles in the transmission of HIV and related diseases are explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate knowledge of precautions to reduce the risk and spread of infection in adults and children. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Precautionary measures and behaviours are described and linked to the general ways in which HIV is transmitted. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The benefits for self and others of voluntary testing and awareness of own status are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Sources of information and education programmes on HIV and AIDS are identified. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Provide care for children infected with or affected by HIV and AIDS in various Early Childhood Development settings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Appropriate sensitivity is shown towards community, spiritual and cultural values when dealing with HIV and AIDS and illness. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An accepted HIV and AIDS policy and Universal Precautions are implemented within the Early Childhood Development setting. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Wellness is supported through the provision of adequate healthy meals and access to immunization, rest and medication. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Adherence to medication is actively promoted and monitored, keeping in mind possible drug interactions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The need to protect the rights to privacy of information regarding HIV and AIDS status is described in terms of potential consequences for the individual and their family. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Signs and symptoms of illness are identified early and action taken is appropriate to the situation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Provide appropriate support for children, staff and families living with HIV and AIDS. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Children and adults are given appropriate emotional support to deal with HIV and AIDS and death and dying. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Appropriate support is provided for the learning and developmental needs of children living with or affected by HIV and AIDS within the Early Childhood Development family or group setting. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The disclosure of HIV status is treated confidentially within a non-discriminatory and culturally-sensitive policy framework. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Assistance with the establishment of support networks is given and/or established structures in the community are used to support affected children, adults and their families. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • This Unit Standard will be assessed by an assessor and moderated by a moderator, registered with the relevant accredited ETQA responsible for the quality assurance of this Unit Standard.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider through the appropriate quality assuring ETQA, or Learning Programme approval with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the quality assuring ETQA.
  • Verification (external moderation) of assessment and moderation by the provider, will be conducted by the relevant quality assuring ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant Qualification and the agreed ETQA policy and procedures.
  • An individual wishing to be assessed through RPL against this Unit Standard, may apply to an assessment agency or provider institution accredited by the relevant quality assuring ETQA, or by an ETQA that has a formal agreement/accreditation with the relevant quality assuring ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
  • Participate as a responsible citizen in the life of the local community by providing responsible care and creating support systems for children and adults living with HIV and AIDS.
  • Be culturally sensitive across a range of social contexts, including spirituality, language, values and norms relating to HIV and AIDS issues and responses.
  • Basic counselling skills.
  • Universal Precautions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    The learner's ability to identify and solve problems using critical thinking in ways that ensure that responsible decisions are made on the prevention, care and support of children and adults living with HIV and AIDS. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    The learner's ability to work effectively with others as a team in an Early Childhood Development setting and with community groups in creating support systems for children and adults living with HIV and AIDS. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The learner's ability to organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively to provide support to children and colleagues living with HIV and AIDS. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    The learner's ability to collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information relating to the management of HIV and AIDS in Early Childhood Development settings. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    The learner's ability to communicate effectively with children and adults about the prevention, care and support of children and adults living with HIV and AIDS using visual and language skills in both oral and written modes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    The learner's ability to use science and technology effectively and critically in the management of HIV and AIDS in Early Childhood Development settings showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    The learner's ability to demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation in relating to the management of HIV and AIDS in Early Childhood Development settings. 

    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 12839, "Support children and adults living with HIV/AIDS in ECD settings", Level 3, 8 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  66749   National Certificate: Community Development  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  67509   Further Education and Training Certificate: Community Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  58761   Further Education and Training Certificate: Early Childhood Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 


    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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    4. ABM COLLEGE SA (PTY) LTD 
    5. Accreditation & Training Services 
    6. Acorser Corporate & Business Consulting t/a Acorser Academy 
    7. Agriventions Consulting 
    8. ALMENTA 240 ICHAF 
    9. Amasiko Trading Enterprise 
    10. AMG Training and Hygiene Consultants 
    11. Amogelang Marketing and Training 
    12. Ashley Kriel Skills Development Centre 
    13. Avax Training & Development 
    14. Bambanani Community Development Organisation NPO 
    15. Basadi Africa Management 
    16. Bavelile Consultants and Training 
    17. Bazalwane Business Partners 
    18. Berry Rose Project Consultants & Service Providers 
    19. Boitjhorisong Resource Centre 
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    36. DEVELO CC 
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    38. Directflo 
    39. Early Inspiration 
    40. Early Learning Foundation Montessori Teacher Training 
    41. Early Learning Resource Unit (ELRU) 
    42. East London Technical t/a Buffalo City TVET College 
    43. EASTCAPE MIDLANDS COLLEGE BUSINESS UNIT (Uitenhage) (WA) 
    44. EBENEZER TRAINING HOUSE FOR EARLY LEARNING 
    45. Edu Experts SA 
    46. Edu P Earl Education For Practitioners in Early Childhood Development (Pty) Ltd 
    47. EDU-Bless College 
    48. Edu-Build Institute 
    49. EDUTAK PRE-SCHOOL TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
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    53. Emtonjeni Wolwazi 
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    55. Environment and Language Education Trust 
    56. EXCELLENCE ACADEMY AND YOUTH DEVELOPMENT CENTRE 
    57. Fachs Business Consulting and Training 
    58. Falcon Business Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    59. FALSE BAY TECHNICAL VOCATIONAL EDUCATION & TRAINING COLLEGE 
    60. Faranang Business and Training Solutions PTY(LTD) 
    61. FURNITURE WORLD TRAINING CENTRE 
    62. Future Discovery Training Academy CC 
    63. Future Performance Training and Development 
    64. Future-Teacher (Pty) Ltd 
    65. Gauteng Baobab Early Learning Training Programme 
    66. Gert Sibande Public FET College - Central Office 
    67. Get Informed Youth Development Centre 
    68. Goldfields TVET College 
    69. Good News Trust 
    70. Gorach CC 
    71. Gotsec Skills Training 
    72. Grassroots Adult Education and Training Trust 
    73. Greater Soweto Association for Early Childhood Development 
    74. GWALA TRAINING SERVICES 
    75. HAVOHEJ CONSULTANCY 
    76. Heirs Training and Development 
    77. HOPE ACADEMIC AND SKILL CENTRE 
    78. HUGENOTE COLLEGE 
    79. ICM t/a Institute for Career Management 
    80. Igugu Training and Investments 
    81. Ikusasa Lothisha t/a ECD Training Provider 
    82. Inafrica General Trading Pty LTD 
    83. INKWENKWEZI PRIVATE COLLEGE - SKILLS DEVELOPMENT cc 
    84. Innovation College (Pty)Ltd 
    85. Insight Training Solutions (PTY) LTD 
    86. Insika Foundation 
    87. Institute of Professional Studies and Services 
    88. Isamon Vocational College of Excellence Pty Ltd 
    89. Isibani Skills Academy 
    90. Isibani Soluntu Development Trust 
    91. Itireleng Bokamoso Trading Development Services and Associates 
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    96. Karabo Info Centre and Trading 
    97. Katehong Early Learning Resourse Unit (KELRU ) 
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    101. Khaas Training Academy 
    102. KHANIMAMBA TRAINING AND RESOURCE CENTRE 
    103. Khululeka Community Education Centre 
    104. Kids Academy 
    105. KING JAMES TRADING AND PROJECTS 
    106. Kitso Bokamoso Training Solution 
    107. KITSO TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    108. Klein Karoo Resource Centre 
    109. KWAZULU NATAL EXPERIMENTAL COLLEGE 
    110. KZN Network on Violence Against Women 
    111. Lebzatainment Foundation NPC 
    112. Legacy Leap Skills Developmemt Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    113. Leronsa Trading Enterprise 
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    115. LESEDI MOHAU DEVELOPMENT CENTRE 
    116. Li Lichule Trading cc 
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    118. LITTLE LEADERS GROUP (PTY) LTD 
    119. Loago Business Consulting 
    120. Lynne Hobbs cc 
    121. Marematlou Training Institute 
    122. MASAKANE TRUST 
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    124. Mass Computer Training and Printers 
    125. Matholwane Consuting 
    126. MATHS CENTRE INCORPORATING SCIENCES 
    127. MBUSO MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS 
    128. Meals on Wheels Community Services - South Africa 
    129. MENTORNET (PTY) LTD 
    130. Mnambithi FET College - Central Office 
    131. Mochochonono Training Solutions cc 
    132. Mosima Service Training and Development Solutions 
    133. Motheo Training Institute Trust 
    134. MTL Training and Projects 
    135. NATAL EARLY LEARNING RESOURCE UNIT TRUST 
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    137. Ndoma Mathodi Trading Enterprise 
    138. Netgrow Training Solutions 
    139. Networx for Career Development 
    140. New Beginnings Training and Development Organisation 
    141. New Hope Revival Organisation 
    142. Next Step Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    143. Nkqubela Community Developers 
    144. Noni Community Development 
    145. Northern Cape Rural TVET College 
    146. Northern Cape Urban College: Kimberley Campus 
    147. Northlink College 
    148. Northshore Trading 19CC t/a Makakhaunye Training and Development Agency 
    149. Ntataise Lowveld Trust 
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    152. Ntsangalala Business Enterprise 
    153. Onye - Mon Skills Development Institute 
    154. OPELONG BUSINESS INSTITUTE (PT 
    155. Orbit FET College - Central Office 
    156. Peddie Development Centre 
    157. Penreach 
    158. People Upliftments t/a POPUP Upliftment 
    159. Petra institute of Development (PTY) Ltd 
    160. PMA Holding (Pty) Ltd 
    161. PND Academy of Learning cc 
    162. PNJ TRAINING ACADEMY 
    163. Port Elizabeth TVET College 
    164. PRO-ACTIVE PUBLIC SERVICES COLLEGE/PTY/LTD 
    165. Pro-Ed Training 
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    167. Professional Development and Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    168. Progressive School of Business and Engineering (Pty) 
    169. QT Training (Pty) Ltd 
    170. Rampadise Education Training & Development Centre 
    171. Read Educational Trust 
    172. Realeboga Development Services 
    173. Regen Institute of Leadership and Management Education 
    174. REGIONAL EDUCARE COUNCIL 
    175. Retshetse Training Project 
    176. Rhodes University 
    177. Right 4 u College 
    178. Safe and Sound Learning Association 
    179. SANTS College 
    180. Sekusile Development Practitioners 
    181. Shiloh Training (Pty) Ltd 
    182. Shirs Vision Compleadev 
    183. Sino General Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    184. Sisazi Consulting 
    185. SITHUTHUKILE TRUST 
    186. Siyahluma Education Institute 
    187. Siyathuthuka Nursery School 
    188. South African Congress For Early Childhood Development 
    189. South Cape Public FET College - George Campus 
    190. South West Gauteng Tvet College 
    191. Southern African Institute of Learning (SAIL) 
    192. Southern African Youth Movement 
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    195. SPS Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
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    207. The Legacy Four 
    208. THE MATTHEW GONIWE SCHOOL OF LEADERSHIP AND GOVERNANCE 
    209. The Nal'ibali Trust 
    210. The Port Elizabeth Early Learning Centre 
    211. The Renaissance National Skills Development Centre 
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    213. THE WELLNESS SPECIALIST 
    214. Thembekile training consulting 
    215. Thobologo Training and Education Group (Pty) Ltd 
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    219. Thuto Ya Setshaba Training Services (Pty) Ltd 
    220. Thuto-Botshabelo Training and Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    221. Tiakeni Training Centre 
    222. TPN Training and Recruitment cc 
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    225. TSHEPANG EDUCARE TRUST 
    226. Tshepo Hope Consulting 
    227. Ukwakhile Training 
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    229. Umnotho We Afrika Foundation 
    230. Unathi Training 
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    233. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    234. Vinton Consulting Group 
    235. Visionary Skill Academy 
    236. Vuselela TVET College 
    237. Waterberg TVET College 
    238. Wazi Educational Support 
    239. Winston Academy 
    240. WonderKids Academy 
    241. World Pace Development and Training Institute 
    242. World Wide Education Providers(Pty)Ltd 
    243. Woz'obona Early Childhood Community Service Group 
    244. Yellow Media Learning Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    245. Zabathwa Training 



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