Community Health Worker— Level 2

Career Opportunities:

  • On completion of this qualification you will enjoy one of the following careers:
  • Community Health Worker in the Community
  • Assistant nurse to doctors —Chronic diseases
  • Old Age Homes / Hospital Assistants

What will you learn over 1 Year?

Learners who complete this qualification will have better self and social awareness and will possess a wider range of skills to better understand and function in the community health field.

 Exams and Assessments:

Theory and Practical assessments will take place throughout the year

Duration :

  •  1 Year Full Time
  • Certification
  • Learners will be issued with a Short Programme Certificate per module successfully completed
  • On completion of all modules an application will be made to HWSETA for a National Certificate in

Community Health Work Articulation. This qualification is the starting point of a progressive route into community health care, on completion of the programme learners can progress onto the next level, as per the relevant level

entry requirements.

Entrance Requirements

  • Grade 12
  • Communication and Mathematical Literacy—Grade 12
  • Ability to undertake independent learning
  • Application Form to be completed and accompanied by a motivational letter
  • Numeracy and Literacy Entry Test—minimum of 60% needs to be obtained

 

The qualification comprises of 6 programmes
Programme 1: Communication
US Type US ID Unit standards NQF level Credits
Fundamental 119463 Access and use information from texts 2 5
Fundamental 119454 Maintain and adapt oral/signed communication 2 5
Fundamental 119455 Respond to selected literary texts 2 5
Fundamental 119456 Write/present for a defined context 2 5
Total 20
Programme 2: Numeracy
US Type US ID Unit standards NQF level Credits
Fundamental 9009 Apply basic knowledge of statistics and probability to influence the use of date and procedures in order to investigate life related problems. 2 3
Fundamental 7480 Demonstrate understanding of rational and irrational numbers and number systems. 2 3
Fundamental 12444 Measure, estimate and calculate physical quantities and explore, describe and represent geometrical relationships in 2 – dimensions in different life or workplace contexts. 2 3
Fundamental 7469 Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal and community life. 2 2
Fundamental 9007 Work with a range of patterns and functions and solve problems. 2 5
Total 16
Programme 3: Provision and implementation of primary health care, health promotion, home based care and emergency care within the community
US Type US ID Unit standards NQF level Credits
Core 260617 Assist the community to access services in accordance with their health related human rights. 1 6
Core 119559 Demonstrate knowledge of the provision and implementation of primary health care. 1 10
Core 119567 Perform basic life support and first aid procedures. 1 5
Elective 260463 Assist the client and significant others to manage home based health care. 2 12
Core 260497 Participate in health promotion activities. 2 8
Total 41
Programme 4: Create awareness on critical health care issues within a community
US Type US ID Unit standards NQF level Credits
Core 117017 Provide information about Tuberculosis and directly observed treatment (DOTS). 1 3
Core 260477 Assist in establishing good nutrition for community members. 2 12
Core 117493 Provide information about HIV and AIDS and treatment options in community care support situations. 3 6
Core 119560 Promote an awareness of sexually transmitted infections (STI’s) in the community. 2 4
Core 260480 Facilitate the prevention of fatigue in the workplace. 2 3
Total 28
Programme 5: Perform health care activities
US Type US ID Unit standards NQF level Credits
Core 260697 Conduct a basic community needs assessment 2 12
Elective 117009 Apply palliative care principles when assisting and supporting the client and family to manage life-threatening disease. 3 10
Core 260499 Manage the care of acute and chronic wounds. 2 3
Total 25
Programme 6: Manage self-development and implement fundamental administrative, physical and life skills to ensure on-going well-being and work productivity
US Type US ID Unit standards NQF level Credits
Core 120308 Apply knowledge of self in order to make a personal decision. 2 3
Core 260478 Apply life skills to everyday life. 2 5
Core 244564 Identify causes of stress in own life and indicate techniques to manage it. 2 2
Core 254221 Prevent musculoskeletal injuries to self during lifting and carrying activities. 3 3
Core 15091 Plan to manage one’s time. 1 3
Total 16

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