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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Carry out a needs assessment of an individual of any age 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120171  Carry out a needs assessment of an individual of any age 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Nursing 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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 3  NQF Level 03  15 
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 carry out a comprehensive needs assessment of an individual of any age according to guidelines of the relevant care facility. The needs assessment will be focused on activities of daily living and behaviour of the individual.

Learners credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Carry out a needs assessment interview.
  • Participate in the assessment of the level of self care of a child, adult and an elderly person.
  • Participate in the assessment of the level of development of a child, adult and an elderly person.

    The learners will function within the scope of practice of an enrolled auxiliary nurse as formulated by the South African Nursing Council Regulations, institutional policies related to the specific occupational setting and the parameters of the capabilities of the learner at this level. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners starting with this standard are expected to be competent in:
  • Mathematical literacy at NQF Level 2.
  • Communication at NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Carry out a needs assessment interview. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A structured interview instrument is used to obtain all relevant information. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Participate in the assessment of the level of self care of a child, adult and aged. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The client's and/or carer's ability to carry out activities of daily living is accurately determined through the use of the correct tool. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Participate in the assessment of the level of development of a child, adult and aged. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The level of development in various aspects of functioning is determined using prescribed instruments. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Stages of human development and needs through the different ages of the human person.
  • Concepts "activities of daily living" and "self care". 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
  • Carry out a needs assessment interview.
  • Participate in assessment of the level of self care of a child, adult and aged.
  • Participate in assessment of the level of development of a child, adult and aged. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
  • Carry out a needs assessment interview.
  • Participate in assessment of the level of self care of a child, adult and aged.
  • Participate in assessment of the level of development of a child, adult and aged. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
  • Carry out a needs assessment interview.
  • Participate in assessment of the level of self care of a child, adult and aged.
  • Participate in assessment of the level of development of a child, adult and aged. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
  • Carry out a needs assessment interview.
  • Participate in assessment of the level of self care of a child, adult and aged.
  • Participate in assessment of the level of development of a child, adult and aged. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
  • Carry out a needs assessment interview.
  • Participate in assessment of the level of self care of a child, adult and aged.
  • Participate in assessment of the level of development of a child, adult and aged. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
  • Carry out a needs assessment interview.
  • Participate in assessment of the level of self care of a child, adult and aged.
  • Participate in assessment of the level of development of a child, adult and aged. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
  • Carry out a needs assessment interview.
  • Participate in assessment of the level of self care of a child, adult and aged.
  • Participate in assessment of the level of development of a child, adult and aged. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
  • Carry out a needs assessment interview.
  • Participate in assessment of the level of self care of a child, adult and aged.
  • Participate in assessment of the level of development of a child, adult and aged. 

  • 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:
  • The South African Nursing Council guidelines are used as a reference for clinical competence.

    Formative assessment:
  • A variety of assessment strategies and/or approaches must be used. These could be, but are not limited to:
    > Tests.
    > Assignments.
    > Workbooks.
    > Projects.
    > Demonstrations.
    > Clinical assessments.

    Summative assessment:

    May take the form of:
    > written
    > practical
    > oral assessment
    as agreed to by the relevant ETQA or ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA.

    Matrix to indicate how credits are derived:
  • Theoretical Learning Experience: 80 Hours, 8 Credits.
  • Experiential Learning Experience: 70 Hours, 7 Credits.
  • Total Learning Experience: 150 Hours, 15 Credits. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  71709   National Certificate: Auxiliary Nursing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  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.
     
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