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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate stress management techniques as a self-help tool 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
254222  Demonstrate stress management techniques as a self-help tool 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Occupational Health and Safety 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 09 - Health Sciences and Social Services Preventive Health 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  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 does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Learners credited with this unit standard will be able to better manage their own health and wellness. This unit standard is designed to enable people to take charge of their own healing process and gain insight from their difficult life experiences.

Learners credited with this unit standard will be capable of:
  • Explaining the concept stress.
  • Demonstrating and explaining simple calming, relaxing and energising movements.

    Rationale:

    According to leading experts, many people are affected by high levels of stress or burn-out due to a stressful environment, including natural disasters, accidents, poverty, unemployment, domestic abuse and from secondary trauma of living in a violent world. The context of this unit standard refers to aspects, practices and procedures involving the promotion of living in wellness and is therefore applicable to any person suffering from stress and especially if caught in a situation of continuous stress. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 2.

    Recognition of Prior Learning:
  • This unit standard can be achieved in part, through recognition of prior learning. As such, evidence should be judged according to the general principles of assessment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the concept of stress. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Stress is described in terms of motivating stress and detrimental stress. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The detrimental impact of stress is explained in terms of the individual's reaction to stressors. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Stressors:

    Includes but not limited to Physical; Emotional; Psychological; Behavioural such as:
  • Communication.
  • Mechanical i.e. noise, vibration.
  • Music.
  • Ill health.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate simple movements which will reduce stress. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Self practices are described that will assist in stress release. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes but not limited to:
  • Tapping; finger holds; Pal Dun Gum; head holds.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Breathing and visualisation techniques are explained and demonstrated to dissolve the unconsciously held blockages in one's body (body armour). 


    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 
    Identify and solve problems by providing stress relief methods to enable the person to achieve problem solving in a more relaxed frame of mind. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities effectively and responsibly when implementing stress relief techniques. 

    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 
    Credit Justification:

    Total hours required by the learner to achieve the required outcomes:

    Activity: Hours:
  • Classroom learning: 18 Hours.
  • Practicing: 10 Hours.
  • Self directed learning: 12 Hours.

    Total = 40 Hours.
    Credits = 4. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  65229   Further Education and Training Certificate: Animal Protection  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  LG SETA 
    Elective  66749   National Certificate: Community Development  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  64769   National Certificate: Community Health Work  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 
    Elective  78803   National Certificate: Primary Response in Emergencies  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2013-06-02   
    Elective  60249   National Certificate: Primary Response in Emergencies  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2010-06-02  HW SETA 
    Elective  74410   Further Education and Training Certificate: Public Awareness Promotion of Dread Disease and HIV/AIDS  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 



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