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FET Certificate: Public Awareness Promotion of Dread Disease & HIV/AIDS


Further Education & Training Certificate:
Public Awareness Promotion of Dread Disease & HIV/AIDS

NQF Level 4: ID 74410


Public Awareness Promotion of Dread Disease & HIV/AIDS

NQF Level 4 (Credits 166) - HWSETA Accredited


This is a one year qualification and can also be offered as a HWSETA skills programme


This qualification is intended to enable lay people and/or health care workers to help individuals and/or groups to approach the HIV/AIDS pandemic and any other dread disease in an integrated way so that the condition may be managed satisfactorily

Entry requirements

  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3
  • Communication at NQF Level 3

Recipients of this qualification will be able to:

  • Communicate with individuals and groups to generate understanding of HIV/AIDS or other dread disease
  • Provide knowledge of the causes and effects of infectious diseases including all sexually transmitted diseases to enable individuals and communities to combat their occurrence
  • Engage with individuals and groups to apply means to improve own and district health status

The qualification comprises 6 programmes

Programme 1: Primary health care

US Type US ID Unit standards NQF level Credits
Core 264974  Develop a community profile for a specific community  04 06
Core 12353 Facilitate participatory community development processes  04 12
Core 260406 Assist in facilitating and implementing primary health care projects within the community  04 12
Core 123394 Develop outcomes-based learning programmes  05 10
Total 40

Programme 2: STI's, HIV and AIDS

US Type US ID Unit standards NQF level Credits
Core 114491 Educate and work closely with the community with regard to sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including Human Immune Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) 04 10
Core 117507 Develop and implement a client ARV treatment plan 04 06
Core 252513 Apply established strategies and procedures to deal with risky behavior and promote personal wellbeing  04 03
Core 260383 Planning and promoting nutritional programmes 04 12
Elective 119721 Support marginalized, "at risk" and vulnerable individuals and groups and identify appropriate referral services  04 08
Total 39

Programme 3: Counselling

Core US ID Unit standards NQF level Credits
Core 117860 Apply knowledge of interpersonal relationships to enhance the effectiveness of the counselling process  04 08
Core 252512 Counsel an individual in a structured environment  04 12
Core 252099 Provide nursing care to a terminally ill patient and support to the family  05 05
Elective 252532 Provide on-going counselling and support to individuals infected or affected by HIV and AIDS  04 03
Core 337179 Practice according to relevant ethical and legal codes  04 03
Total 31

Programme 4: Communication: First 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 119457 Interpret and use information from texts 03 05
Fundamental 119465 Write/present/sign texts for a range of communicative contexts  03 05
Fundamental 119458 Analyse and respond to a variety of literary texts  03 05
Total 20

Programme 5: Communication: Second South African Language

US Type US ID Unit standards NQF level Credits
Fundamental 119462 Engage in sustained oral/signed communication and evaluate spoken/signed texts  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 119459 Write/present/sign for a wide range of contexts  04 05
Total 20

Programme 6: Mathematical literacy

US Type US ID Unit standards NQF level Credits
Fundamental 7468 Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues  04 06
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 calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts  04 04
Total 16
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