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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Promote health and wellness in a selected context 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117863  Promote health and wellness in a selected context 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Psychology 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 07 - Human and Social Studies General Social Science 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
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 intended for learners who counsel people in a variety of situations, but who are not registered professionals such as qualified psychologist and social workers. It will be useful for counsellors in a variety of counselling contexts including, but not limited to, schools, Non-Governmental Organisations, Faith Based Organisations, the South African Police Service, Counselling Call Centres, Hospitals, Clinics and Support Agencies, Sports Centres, Education and Training facilities, Government and Health and Social Services facilities. It should develop learners who know their scope of practice, behave ethically in a counselling context, conform to minimum standards and know when to refer a client.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Identifying environments for the promotion of health and wellness.
  • Investigating personal factors that impact on or influence health and wellness.
  • Analysing information relating to health and wellness from the media.
  • Communicating a message to a selected audience. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in Communication at NQF Level 3. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this Unit Standard is:
  • Factors that influence health and wellness include, but are not, limited to, resilience factors, risk behaviour and stressors.
  • Scope of practice refers to the boundaries within which the counselor operates without referral as defined by own work context. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify environments for the promotion of health and wellness. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The characteristics of an environment in which health and wellness is promoted are explained with reference to the availability of resources and services. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The relationship between different structures in the environment is explained in terms of the contribution of each to health and wellness. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Structures include, but are not limited to, health, welfare, justice, education, police and faith based institutions.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Key role players and appropriate community resources are for optimising health and wellness are identified with reference to their functions and responsibilities. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Investigate personal factors that impact on or influence health and wellness. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Personal factors that impact on health and wellness are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Behaviours that impact on health and wellness are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Knowledge of personal factors is applied to effect a positive change and personal well being. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Elements include, but are not limited to, self image and self care.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Analyse information relating to health and wellness from the media. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Reports in the media are analysed and discussed in terms of their relevance for a particular situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Current information relating to health and wellness is analysed for consistency and reliability. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Communicate a message to a selected audience. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Information is selected and organised for a specific audience and purpose. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The purpose may include, but is not limited to, advocacy, education, networking, counselling, and availability of resources and services.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The information is presented in a manner that is appropriate for the audience, purpose and context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Ways of measuring the impact or success of a presentation are discussed with reference to audience response. 


    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 
    The learner is able to identify and solve problems and make decisions selecting and organising information for a particular audience, purpose and context. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The learner is able to organise and manage him/herself in identifying ways of measuring audience response and the impact of a presentation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    The learner is able to collect, organise and critically evaluate information in investigating factors that impact on health and wellness, analysing reports in the media and preparing a presentation for a selected audience, purpose and context. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    The learner is able to communicate effectively in making a presentation to a selected audience. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    The learner is able to demonstrate cultural sensitivity in communicating a message to a selected audience. 

    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
    Core  49256   Further Education and Training Certificate: Counselling  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 
    Elective  71709   National Certificate: Auxiliary Nursing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  65669   Further Education and Training Certificate: Thoroughbred Horse Racing  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  65529   Further Education and Training Certificate: Transport Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  67373   National Diploma: Orientation and Mobility Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2020-07-30  ETDP SETA 


    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.
     
    1. Edu Wize Group Pty Ltd 
    2. Learning Exchange Pty Ltd 



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