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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Develop a therapeutic aromatherapy treatment plan for a patient 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
262478  Develop a therapeutic aromatherapy treatment plan for a patient 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Integrated Health Professions 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 09 - Health Sciences and Social Services Promotive Health and Developmental Services 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  20 
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 will enable the learner to develop patient-specific aromatherapy treatment plans.

Learners credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Evaluate patient information.
  • Compile a therapeutic aromatherapy treatment plan.
  • Update programmes in the light of the patient's response to treatments. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 4.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Evaluate patient information. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Information includes both that recorded during consultation and which arises during treatments. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Patient information, gathered by appropriate methodology during consultation and assessment procedures, is categorised and recorded. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Methodology includes:
  • Assessment, observation, identification, interpretation, recording and application skills.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Patient information is evaluated to determine the patient's health profile and treatments are recommended to alleviate the presented symptoms. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The condition of body treatment areas is assessed in terms of improvements and norms. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Compile a therapeutic aromatherapy treatment plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A patient-specific treatment plan systematically compiled from assessment information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Patient treatment expectations are confirmed and clarified in terms of the benefits and limitations of the proposed treatment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A wellness programme is developed to assist the patient in achieving the required health objectives. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The wellness programme includes:
  • Nutrition, life-style and stress management.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The treatment plan is presented to, and discussed with the patient in terms of patient's own role and responsibility for achieving effective results. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Update programmes in the light of patient's response to treatments. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Feedback is obtained from the patient on each subsequent visit and recorded against that information on record. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Feedback gathering includes:
  • Critical questioning techniques, active listening, self-evaluation by patient.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    New information is analysed in terms of the current treatment programme and required modifications are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Changes in treatment are explained to the patient and consent is obtained to ensure ongoing health improvement for the patient. 


    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 through the relevant ETQA by SAQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • 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 IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems and making decisions using critical and creative thinking are demonstrated in the learner's ability to identify the best treatment for specific situations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as members of a team, group, organisation or community is demonstrated in the learner's ability to assist the client in identifying a treatment plan. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and ones activities responsibly and effectively demonstrated in the learner's ability to develop the treatment plan timeously. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information are demonstrated in the learner's ability to identify the best treatment for specific situations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively, using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations is demonstrated in the learner's ability to communicate with the client and receive feedback. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation is indicated in the learner's ability to keep records that will be used at a future date to evaluate information given to clients and their progress. 

    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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  65609   National Diploma: Allied Health Therapies  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30   


    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 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.