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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Practise within relevant legal and ethical codes 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
262479  Practise within relevant legal and ethical codes 
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 
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 learners who intend to practise in the allied health environment. Learners will be able to apply relevant legal and ethical codes in their day-to-day activities.

Learners credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Demonstrate professional and ethical behaviour.
  • Develop self as a professional person.
  • Maintain patient confidentiality.
  • Act in an advocacy role to protect human rights. 

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

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate professional and ethical behaviour. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The basic purpose and structure of the current relevant legislation and accompanying regulations are described in terms of governance of professional practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Ethical practices and responsibilities are described in terms of individual obligations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Situations outside own scope of practice are referred to an appropriate source and a reason is given for choice of source. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Develop self as professional person. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Responsibility and accountability for own behaviour are described in accordance with relevant scope of practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Opportunities for professional development are identified and assessed to meet personal and professional development goals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Latest developments in the field are identified and applied in day to day activities. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Identification opportunities include, but are not limited to:
  • Structured reading, journals, discussion groups, conferences, case presentations.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Maintain patient confidentiality. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Discussions with regard to any patient's condition is limited to relevant health professionals, with the consent of the patient. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The consequences of breaking confidentiality are explained with reference to disciplinary policies and bodies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Own practice is conducted in a manner that supports and promotes the confidentiality of patient information. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Act in an advocacy role to protect human rights. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Own actions consistently protect and promote human rights. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Conflicting loyalties are identified and resolved in terms of professional values and codes of ethics. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    When own principles conflict with professional requirements the matter is referred timeously and appropriately. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing the learner against this unit standard must be accredited as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any provider offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be registered with the relevant ETQA or ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA.
  • The moderation of this standard will be conducted according to the requirements of relevant ETQA or ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Applicable legislation and ethical codes of conduct as they apply to the allied health field.
  • Models of ethical decision making. 

  • 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 behaving ethically and acting in an advocacy role. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as members of a team, group, organisation or community is demonstrated in maintaining compliance in own practice and developing sound professional relationships with fellow health practitioners. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively are demonstrated in maintaining ethical behaviour and compliance with relevant legislation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively is demonstrated in successfully referring patient to other relevant health sources with the consent of the patient. 

    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 
    Integrated Assessment:

    Assessment will be based on:
  • Formal classroom training.
  • Written assessment.
  • Portfolio of evidence demonstrating understanding.
  • Demonstrate knowledge in sales situation.

    The learner should demonstrate the ability to explain concepts in a clear and understandable manner and in language that is appropriate for the target audience. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Fundamental  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.