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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Describe how to support employees who are affected by a dread disease 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244577  Describe how to support employees who are affected by a dread disease 
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
114948  Describe how to support employees who are affected by a dread disease  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard will lead learners to be able to create a supportive environment where workers are aware about dread disease and how to support themselves and others in terms of accommodating limitations, dealing with emergencies, providing the necessary facilities and being proactive in providing ongoing support.

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:
  • Identifying dread diseases that compromise performance and productivity.
  • Indicating the minimum legal requirements related to dread disease in the workplace.
  • Identifying ways of providing an environment that is conducive to disclosure.
  • Investigating ways of accessing internal and external resources to minimise the effect of dread disease in a workplace. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this Unit Standard includes, but is not limited to, cancer, diabetes, hypertension, heart related diseases, epilepsy, HIV/AIDS, TB, Multi Drug Resistant (MDR) TB, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), occupation specific diseases, and emphysema. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify dread diseases that compromise performance and productivity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept of a dread disease is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The risks that dread diseases pose to the workplace are identified with reference to the individual, team and organisation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Indicate the minimum legal requirements related to dread disease in a workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The rights of employees who have a dread disease are identified with reference to legislation and the right to reasonable accommodation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The responsibility of employers to people with a dread disease is indicated with reference to legislation and reasonable accommodation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The importance of confidentiality and non-discrimination is explained with reference to liability associated with non-compliance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Policies and procedures relating to dread diseases are interpreted and applied for a specific organisation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify ways of providing an environment that is conducive to disclosure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The dread diseases most prevalent in an industry or sector are investigated in terms of specific requirements for disclosure and associated reasonable accommodation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The qualities of an enabling environment are identified for a specific sector, organisation or workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The relationship between an enabling environment and the South African Constitution is explained with reference to principles of good practice. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Investigate ways of accessing internal and external resources to minimise the effect of dread disease in a workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Internal resources for managing the effect of dread disease are investigated for identified dread diseases in a workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The needs of people with dread diseases are identified in order to co-ordinate referrals within the organisation's mandate. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Workplace protocols regarding emergency responses are explained and an indication is given of own role in an emergency situation. 


    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 COMMUNICATING 
    The learner is able to communicate effectively in applying an organisation's policies and procedures to different scenarios. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    The learner is able to be culturally sensitive in identifying the needs of people affected by dread 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 114948, "Describe how to support employees who are affected by a dread disease ", Level 3, 2 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  49256   Further Education and Training Certificate: Counselling  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW 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.
     
    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.