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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Practice good health and grooming habits 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243193  Practice good health and grooming habits 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Hygiene & Cleaning Services 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Cleaning, Domestic, Hiring, Property and Rescue Services 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
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
12514  Maintain personal hygiene, health and presentation  Level 1  NQF Level 01   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Learners credited with this unit standard are able to practice good health and grooming habits.

Qualifying learners are able to:
  • Deal with common health conditions to help prevent the spread of illness.
  • Practice good hygiene habits.
  • Practice good grooming and dress habits. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in:
  • Communication at ABET Level 3.
  • The Unit standards:
    > Understand basic cleaning principles (Level 1). 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • The scope of this unit standard is for any person who cleans or supervises cleaners.
  • In the context of this unit standard, good health refers to the absence of conditions that pose a risk to the health of others, and good grooming refers to the acceptable appearance of people. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Deal with common health conditions to help prevent the spread of illness. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Common unhealthy conditions are explained and three examples given of conditions that pose a risk to the health of others. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range of conditions that pose a risk to the health of others could include, but is not limited to, open wounds, cuts, sores, boils, skin rashes, coughs, colds, influenza, diarrhoea, conjunctivitis.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Action is taken to contain the condition or limit the spread of germs, and two examples are given in terms of practicing good health habits. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range of actions to contain the condition or limit the spread of germs could include, but is not limited to, reporting an unhealthy condition, washing hands, covering nose and mouth whilst sneezing or coughing, disposing of used tissues, washing and covering cuts and sores, not touching body fluids, washing used crockery and cutlery.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Illnesses or symptoms that could require professional help are named giving three examples in terms of practicing good health habits. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Professional help could include, but is not limited to a qualified first-aider, a nurse aid, a qualified nurse, pharmacist, doctor.
  • Illnesses and symptoms could include, but are not limited to, hepatitis, tuberculosis, diarrhoea, influenza, food poisoning, conjunctivitis, sore throat, influenza).
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Practice good hygiene habits. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The importance of good hygiene habits is understood and three examples are given in terms of practicing good health habits. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range of good hygiene habits could include, but is not limited to, regular washing of the body and hair, brushing teeth, maintaining clean hands and fingernails, wearing clean clothes daily.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Reasons for practicing effective hand washing are explained in terms of good health habits. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Hand washing is demonstrated and four examples given of when it is good practice to wash hands. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range could include, but is not limited to, washing hands after urinating, defecating, blowing nose, sneezing, handling waste, handling chemicals, smoking, preparing food, eating.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Unhygienic habits are described and three examples are given that would be unacceptable. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range of unhygienic habits could include, but is not limited to, spitting, coughing or sneezing without covering the nose and mouth, discharging mucus from the nose without the use of a tissue or handkerchief, urinating in public, smoking in a smoke-free area, discarding food carelessly.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Reasons for not sharing personal items with others is understood and three examples given in terms of practicing good health habits. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range of personal items that could be unhygienic to share includes, but is not limited to, hairbrushes, razors, toothbrushes, face cloths, handkerchiefs, clothing, unwashed crockery and cutlery.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Practice good grooming and dress habits. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Reasons for being well groomed are explained in terms of employer requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range for good grooming refers to a clean and neat appearance appropriate for the working environment.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Clothing is visibly clean and worn neatly in accordance with the worksite procedure and good grooming habits. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Clothing worn is in good repair in accordance with worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Haircut and hairstyle, use of makeup and jewellery worn, do not interfere with cleaning tasks and reasons for this are explained in safety and good grooming habits. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any institution or provider offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be a constituent assessor registered with the relevant ETQA.
  • Both internal and external moderation of the assessment will be quality assured by the relevant ETQA in accordance with their published policies and procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Basic cleaning principles applicable to good health and grooming habits. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems that might occur whilst practicing good health and grooming habits such as seeking professional help when an Illness or symptoms persist. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a cleaning team when practicing good health and grooming habits. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organize and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively whilst practicing good health and grooming habits. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when seeking professional help and/or reporting persistent symptoms or illness. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others by not sharing personal items with others whilst practicing good health and grooming habits. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising the importance of effective hand washing and practicing good health and grooming habits. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of society at large by:
  • Participating as a responsible citizen by containing a condition or limiting the spread of germs that might pose a risk to the health of others.
  • Being culturally sensitive to others when a negative perception is attached to their illness, disease or condition for example HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases. 

  • 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 12514, " Maintain personal hygiene, health and presentation ", Level 1, 4 credits.

    Supplementary information:

    Definition of terms within this unit standard:
  • Cleaning services environment refers to anywhere where cleaning takes place.
  • Worksite procedure refers to the methods of cleaning that have been identified and agreed. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  57937   General Education and Training Certificate: Hygiene and Cleaning  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Core  80786   National Certificate: Home-Care Practices  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  61755   General Education and Training Certificate: Business Practice  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  58493   General Education and Training Certificate: Equine and Equestrian Practices  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Elective  62709   National Certificate: Service Station Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  W&RSETA 


    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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