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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 a HWSETA skills programme

Purpose

Providing a service that will assist communities to better manage their own health and wellness.  

Entry requirements:

  • Communication at NQF Level 3
  • Mathematical literacy at NQF Level 3

Recipients of this qualification 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

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 04 05
Fundamental 119469 Read/view, analyse and respond to a variety of texts 04 05
Fundamental 119471 Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes 04 05
Fundamental 119462 Engage in sustained oral/signed communication and evaluate spoken/signed texts 04 05
Total 20

Second South African language

US Type US ID Unit standards NQF level Credits
Fundamental 119472 Accommodate audience and context needs in oral/signed communication 03 05
Fundamental 119465 Write/present/sign texts for a range of communicative contexts 03 05
Fundamental 119457 Interpret and use information from texts 03 05
Fundamental 119467 Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes 03 05
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 04 06
Fundamental 9016 Represent analyse and calsulate shape and motion in 2- and 3-dimensional space in different contexts 04 04
Fundamental 7468 Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues 04 06
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 04 12
Core 260406 Assist in facilitating and implementing primary health care projects within the community 04 12
Core 260379 Assist with planning and implementing advocacy campaigns for primary health care 04 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) 04 10
Core 260383 Plan and promote nutritional programmes to improve health 04 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 04 08
Core 117870 Conduct targeted training and development using given methodologies 04 10
Core 260378 Manage the effects of fatigue in the workplace 04 09
Elective 114592 Produce business plans for a new venture 04 08
Core 120366 Demonstrate understanding of the implementation of occupational health, safety and environmental legislation in the workplace 04 09
Total 44
 
St John Training Centres offering this course
Bloemfontein (051) 444 6276
Cape Town (021) 461 8420
Durban (031) 305 6588
East London (043) 722 9840
Fish Hoek (021) 782 3306
Grahamstown (046) 636 1650
Johannesburg (011) 403 4227
Kimberley (053) 838 2519
Port Elizabeth (041) 364 2701/2
Somerset West (021) 851 7394

www.stjohn.org.za

18/08/2016