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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply knowledge of HIV/AIDS to a specific business sector and a workplace 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244574  Apply knowledge of HIV/AIDS to a specific business sector and a workplace 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Life Skills 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 07 - Human and Social Studies People/Human-Centred 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
114941  Apply knowledge of HIV/AIDS to a specific business sector and a workplace  Level 3  NQF Level 03   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard provides a broad introduction to HIV/AIDS in the workplace. It introduces knowledge about HIV/AIDS that will enable learners to be informed and caring workers in an industry and managers to develop appropriate policies to deal with the pandemic. The focus is knowledge, skills, values and attitudes in relation to the learner and management with a view to creating a caring environment in the workplace and the community.

A manager in the context of this Unit Standard is the manager of a small business and first line managers of business units, team leaders and supervisors in medium and large organisations. The term business unit implies a small business, cost centre, section or department.

The Unit Standard was developed as a means of contributing to change in leadership focus and empowering managers to look at people issues.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Explaining HIV/AIDS.
  • Interpreting current trends in the HIV/AIDS pandemic in order to explain the potential impact on an organisation or business sector.
  • Investigating the guidelines and assistance that are available to support workers affected by HIV/AIDS.
  • Explaining the implications of the HIV/AIDS pandemic for the community, the economy, an organisation and a specific workplace. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this Unit Standard is:
  • The effect of HIV/AIDS on the individual, the workplace and society.
  • The effect of the HIV/AIDS pandemic on the economy, society, an organisation and a specific workplace. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain HIV and Aids. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concepts HIV and AIDS are explained at a basic level of understanding. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The way in which the immune system works is explained with reference to the role of antibodies and how HIV attacks the immune system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The concept of a window period is explained and an indication is given of how this affects the accuracy of test results. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The impact of opportunistic infections on the compromised immune system is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The stages of the disease are outlined with an example of what happens at each stage from infection with HIV to full-blown AIDS and death. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The relationship between human behaviour and HIV/AIDS is outlined and ways in which the individual can avoid contracting or spreading HIV/AIDS are indicated in with reference to reducing the risk of infection. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Interpret current trends in the HIV/AIDS pandemic in order to explain the potential impact on an organisation or business sector. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Sources of data on HIV/AIDS are identified and appropriate statistics are accessed for a specific organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Regional data is interpreted and applied to a specific sector or industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The potential impact of HIV/AIDS on an organisation is inferred from regional and sector data. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Impact includes, but is not limited, to revenue generation, absenteeism, productivity, Human Resource policies and programmes, employment practices, mechanisation, staff turn over and cost of health care.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Investigate the guidelines and assistance that are available to support workers affected by HIV/AIDS. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A company policy on HIV/AIDS or the National Department of Health's document Guidelines for developing a workplace policy and programme is explained for a specific organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Possible problems that a worker with HIV/AIDS could encounter are identified and an indication is given as to what the learner could do to create a caring situation in the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The importance of employers playing a proactive role in addressing the AIDS pandemic are explained and suggestions are made as to how a specific organisation could create a caring environment for workers with HIV/AIDS. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The availability of HIV/AIDS prevention and wellness programmes is known and an indication is given of how to access these in a specific organisation or area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The Universal Precautions are known and applied in the work environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The importance of pre and post test counselling is known and understood and the implications of HIV testing for an individual are discussed in terms of making a personal decision to know own HIV status. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Explain the implications of the HIV/AIDS pandemic for the community, the economy an organisation and a specific workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The effect of a population composed mainly of children and the aged on the economy and the State is outlined with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The need for medical care for people with HIV/AIDS and the implications for employers and the State are discussed with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The effect of HIV/AIDS on the workforce and family income is discussed with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The implications of HIV/AIDS for an organisation and a specific workplace are discussed with reference to revenue generation, absenteeism, productivity, Human Resource policies and programmes, employment practices, mechanisation, staff turn over and cost of health care. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a candidate against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or ETQA where a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) exists 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 or ETQA where a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) exists with the relevant ETQA.
  • 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 
    Learners are able to identify and provide possible solutions that would lead to the organisation and themselves creating a caring environment for workers with HIV/AIDS and by actively discouraging negative attitudes towards people with HIV/AIDS. Learners are able to make decisions about their own lifestyle. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Learners are able to organise and manage him/herself and his/her activities responsibly by making lifestyle choices about HIV/AIDS. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Learners are able to collect, organise and evaluate information by researching situations that have a potential to spread HIV/Aids in the workplace and discussing and rating them in terms of high, medium and low risk. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Learners are able to communicate effectively and responsibly using visual and/or language skills when explaining the stages of HIV/AIDS and presenting an example of what happens at each stage of the progression of the disease. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Learners can demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems when demonstrating knowledge and understanding of the implications of HIV/AIDS for society, the economy, an organisation and a specific workplace. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
  • Learners are able to be culturally sensitive across a range of social contexts when explaining how to create a caring support system in the workplace and possible problems that a worker with HIV/AIDS could encounter.
  • Learners are able to participate as responsible citizens in the life of a local community by knowing how to avoid contracting and spreading HIV. 

  • 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 114941, "Apply knowledge of HIV/AIDS to a specific business sector and a workplace", Level 3, 4 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  65010   National Certificate: Aviation Support Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2018-06-30  TETA 
    Core  63269   National Certificate: Gaming Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  65750   National Certificate: Hairdressing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  74189   National Certificate: Cereals, Snacks, Pasta and Condiments Manufacturing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FOODBEV 
    Elective  93997   National Certificate: Contact Centre and Business Process Outsourcing Support  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-07-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  67589   National Certificate: Equine Practices  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  59386   National Certificate: Fresh Meat Processing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FOODBEV 
    Elective  65749   National Certificate: Hairdressing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  57804   National Certificate: Public Administration  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 
    Elective  63929   National Certificate: Spirits Production  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FOODBEV 
    Elective  63869   National Certificate: Winemaking  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FOODBEV 
    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  49256   Further Education and Training Certificate: Counselling  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 
    Elective  65729   Further Education and Training Certificate: Hairdressing  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  78965   Further Education and Training Certificate: Information Technology: Systems Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Elective  93995   Further Education and Training Certificate: Payroll Administration Services  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


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