Community Health Work NQF Level 4

Community Health Work NQF Level 4

 

Further Education & Training Certificate:
Community Health Work

NQF Level 4: ID 64697

 
Community Health Work
NQF Level 4 (Credits 156) – HWSETA Accredited
Duration
This is a one year qualification and can also be offered as skills programmes, modules or short courses
Purpose
Providing a service that will assist communities to better manage their own health and wellness. They will have the skills to work as team members and as providers of support services within a multi-disciplinary health care team.
Entry requirements:
Learners with a full matric pass with the following:

  • Mathematical Literact at NQF Level 4
  • Communication at NQF Level 4 in a First South African Language
  • Communication at NQF Level 3 in a Second South African Language

Learners without a matric will complete the bridging course consisting of the fundamentals

Recipients of this qualifications will be able to:
  • Facilitate and administer community health activities/centre via supervision of a team of health care workers
  • Provide community health care
  • Provide care for persons with intellectual and physical disabilities
  • Assist in planning advocacy campaigns to support primary health care initiatives
  • Assist in facilitating and implementing primary health care projects within the community
  • Engage in inclusive communication with the Deaf in South Africa
  • Will carry out their roles within the context of:

the client’s home
a community care centre
the broader community

This qualification allows you to move horizontally towards:
  • ID 62589: Further Education & Training Certificate: Pharmacist Assistant, NQF Level 4
  • ID 50019: Further Education & Training Certificate: Nursing, NQF Level 4
  • ID 58396: Further Education & Training Certificate: Community Development: HIV/AIDS Support, NQF Level 4
This qualification allows you to move vertically towards:
  • ID 63969: National Certificate: Pharmaceutical Sales Representation, NQF Level 5
  • National Certificate: Business Studies: Medical Secretary, NQF Level 5
  • ID 59236: National Diploma: Nursing, NQF Level 5

 

The qualification comprises of 5 programmes
Programme 1: Communication: First South African language
US Type US ID Unit standards NQF level Credits
Fundamental 119459 Write/present/sign for a wide range of contexts 4 5
Fundamental 119469 Read/view, analyse and respond to a variety of texts 4 5
Fundamental 119471 Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes 4 5
Fundamental 119462 Engage in sustained oral/signed communication and evaluate spoken/signed texts 4 5
Total 20
 
Second South African language
US Type US ID Unit standards NQF level Credits
Fundamental 119459 Accommodate audience and context needs in oral/signed communication 3 5
Fundamental 119465 Write/present/sign texts for a range of communicative contexts 3 5
Fundamental 119457 Interpret and use information from texts 3 5
Fundamental 119467 Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes 3 5
Total 20
 
Programme 2: Maths literacy
US Type US ID Unit standards NQF level Credits
Fundamental 9015 Apply knowledge of statistics and probability to critically interrogate and effectively communicate findings on life related problems 4 6
Fundamental 9016 Represent analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2- and 3-dimensional space in different contexts 4 4
Fundamental 7468 Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues 4 6
Total 16
 
Programme 3: Assist in planning and implementing promotion programmes for health care within communities
US Type US ID Unit standards NQF level Credits
Core 110053 Conduct a basic community needs assessment 4 12
Core 260406 Assist in facilitating and implementing primary health care projects within the community 4 12
Core 260379 Assist with planning and implementing advocacy campaigns for primary health care 4 10
Total 34
 
Programme 4: Provide community health care
US Type US ID Unit standards NQF level Credits
Core 114491 Educate and work closely with the community with regard to sexually transmitted infections (STI’s) including Human Immune Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) 4 10
Core 260383 Plan and promote nutritional programmes to improve health 4 12
Total 22
 
Programme 5: Achieve ancillary health care objectives within own community/work context
US Type US ID Unit standards NQF level Credits
Elective 11473 Manage individual and team performance 4 8
Core 117870 Conduct targeted training and development using given methodologies 4 10
Core 260378 Manage the effects of fatigue in the workplace 4 9
Elective 114592 Produce business plans for a new venture 4 8
Core 120366 Demonstrate understanding of the implementation of occupational health, safety and environmental legislation in the workplace 4 9
Total 44

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