National Certificate: Community Health Work NQF Level 2

Course Details

Community Health Work: NQF Level 2 (Credits 140) – HWSETA Accredited

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

Purpose

Learners who complete this qualification will have competences and be capable of performing the roles of health promoter, assistant or health provider and assist the health networker within a community development context.

Recipients of this qualification will be able to:

  • Function in the client’s home or a community care centre
  • Communicate in a variety of ways by assisting in the provision and implementation of primary health care within a community
  • Provide a service that will assist communities to better manage their own health and wellness
  • Create awareness on critical health care issues within a community

Entry Requirements

  • Mathematical literacy at NQF Level 1, ABET Level 4
  • Communication at NQF Level 1, ABET Level 4

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

The qualification comprises 6 skills programmes

Programme 1: Communication

US Type: Fundamental
US ID: 119463
Access and use information from texts
NQF Level: 02
NQF Credits: 05


US Type: Fundamental
US ID: 119454
Maintain and adapt oral/signed communication
NQF Level: 02
NQF Credits: 05


US Type: Fundamental
US ID: 119455
Respond to selected literary texts
NQF Level: 02
NQF Credits: 05


US Type: Fundamental
US ID: 14084
Write/present for a defined context
NQF Level: 02
NQF Credits: 05

Total Credits: 20

Programme 2: Numeracy

US Type: Fundamental
US ID: 9009
Apply basic knowledge of statistics and probability to influence the use of data and procedures in order to investigate life related problems
NQF Level: 02
NQF Credits: 03


US Type: Fundamental
US ID: 7480
Demonstrate understanding of rational and irrational numbers and number systems
NQF Level: 02
NQF Credits: 03


US Type: Fundamental
US ID: 7469
Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal and community life
NQF Level: 02
NQF Credits: 02


US Type: Fundamental
US ID: 9007
Work with a range of patterns and functions and solve problems
NQF Level: 02
NQF Credits: 05

Total Credits: 16

Programme 3: Provision and implementation of primary health care, health promotion, home based care and emergency care within the community

US Type: Core
US ID: 260617
Assist the community to access services in accordance with their health related human rights
NQF Level: 01
NQF Credits: 06


US Type: Core
US ID: 119559
Demonstrate knowledge of the provision and implementation of primary health care
NQF Level: 01
NQF Credits: 10


US Type: Core
US ID: 119567
Perform basic life support and first aid procedures
NQF Level: 01
NQF Credits: 05


US Type: Elective
US ID: 260463
Assist the client and significant others to manage home based health care
NQF Level: 02
NQF Credits: 12


US Type: Core
US ID: 260497
Participate in health promotion activities
NQF Level: 02
NQF Credits: 08

Total Credits: 41

Programme 4: Create awareness on critical health care issues within a community

US Type: Core
US ID: 117017
Provide information about Tuberculosis and directly observed treatment (DOTS)
NQF Level: 01
NQF Credits: 03


US Type: Core
US ID: 260477
Assist in establishing good nutrition for community members
NQF Level: 02
NQF Credits: 12


US Type: Core
US ID: 117493
Provide information about HIV and AIDS and treatment options in community care support situations
NQF Level: 03
NQF Credits: 06


US Type: Core
US ID: 119560
Promote an awareness of sexually transmitted infections (STI’s) in the community
NQF Level: 02
NQF Credits: 04


US Type: Core
US ID: 260480
Facilitate the prevention of fatigue in the workplace
NQF Level: 02
NQF Credits: 03

Total Credits: 28

Programme 5: Perform health care activities

US Type: Core
US ID: 260697
Apply knowledge of self in order to make a personal decision
NQF Level: 02
NQF Credits: 12


US Type: Elective
US ID: 117009
Apply palliative care principles when assisting and supporting the client and family to manage life-threatening disease
NQF Level: 03
NQF Credits: 10


US Type: Core
US ID: 260499
Manage the care of acute and chronic wounds
NQF Level: 02
NQF Credits: 03

Total Credits: 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: Core
US ID: 120308
Apply knowledge of self in order to make a personal decision
NQF Level: 02
NQF Credits: 03


US Type: Core
US ID: 260478
Apply life skills to everyday life
NQF Level: 02
NQF Credits: 05


US Type: Core
US ID: 244564
Identify causes of stress in own life and indicate techniques to manage it
NQF Level: 02
NQF Credits: 02


US Type: Core
US ID: 254221
Prevent musculoskeletal injuries to self during lifting and carrying activities
NQF Level: 03
NQF Credits: 03


US Type: Core
US ID: 15091
Plan to manage one’s time
NQF Level: 01
NQF Credits: 03

Total Credits: 16

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