Occupational Certificate: Health Promotion Officer NQF Level 3

Course Details

Health Promotion Officer: NQF Level 3 (Credits 163) – QCTO Accredited. Development Quality Partner – HWSETA

This qualification replaces: 

  • ID 64749 – National Certificate: Community Health Work NQF Level 2
  • ID 64749 – National Certificate: Community Health Work NQF Level 3

Duration: This is a one year qualification comprising knowledge subjects, practical skills modules and work experience modules.

Access to the qualification

  • The learner must be adequately mobile to execute the work within a community
  • Adequate visual and hearing capacity to master the skills as described in the curriculum document

Purpose

The purpose of this qualification is to prepare a learner to:

  • Carry out basic assessments of communities, households, groups and individuals
  • Provide basic health education and referrals for a wide range of services
  • Support and assist in navigating the health and social services

Recipients of this qualification will be able to:

  • Conduct assessments of the social, physical and economic dynamics in communities
  • Conduct household assessments and identify those at risk of health related issues including impairments in health
  • Provide information, education and support for healthy behaviours and appropriate home care
  • Provide psychosocial support
  • Identify and manage minor health problems

Entry Requirements

  • NQF Level 1 or equivalent competences in Mathematical Literacy and Communications

This qualification will allow you to move vertically to a:

  • Higher Certificate in Social Auxiliary Work at NQF Level 5
  • Further Education & Training Certificate: Community Health Work at NQF Level 4

St John Training Centres offering this course

Cape Town: (021) 461 8420
Durban: (031) 305 6588
Johannesburg: (011) 403 4227

The qualification comprises knowledge subjects, practical skills & work experience modules

Knowledge Subjects

325301-001
KS-01
Public and Community Health Support
NQF Level: 03
NQF Credits: 22


325301-001
KS-02
Family and Community Services
NQF Level: 03
NQF Credits: 10


325301-001
KS-03
Basics of Community Health
NQF Level: 03
NQF Credits: 08

Total Credits: 40

Practical Skills Modules

325301-001
PM-01
Mobilise community to address community health issues
NQF Level: 03
NQF Credits: 04


325301-001
PM-02
Identify the service needs and ease of access to health and social services
NQF Level: 03
NQF Credits: 04


325301-001
PM-03
Promote healthy life styles and mental wellbeing
NQF Level: 03
NQF Credits: 06


325301-001
PM-04
Promote HIV prevention including HIV testing, condom use, partner reduction, circumcision, STI treatment
NQF Level: 03
NQF Credits: 04


325301-001
PM-05
Provide information on prevention of accidents and incidents in homes
NQF Level: 02
NQF Credits: 04


325301-001
PM-06
Provide information on prevention of accidents and incidents in homes. Record and report on information provided to individuals, households and communities
NQF Level: 03
NQF Credits: 04


325301-001
PM-07
Promote and provide support for maternal and women’s health
NQF Level: 02
NQF Credits: 14


325301-001
PM-08
Promote and provide support for maternal and women’s health
NQF Level: 04
NQF Credits: 04


325301-001
PM-09
Support community members with psychosocial problems
NQF Level: 04
NQF Credits: 03


325301-001
PM-10
Provide an integrated approach to support treatment adherence
NQF Level: 03
NQF Credits: 04


325301-001
PM-11
Identify and treat a select number of minor ailments
NQF Level: 02
NQF Credits: 08


325301-001
PM-12
Provide basic support to people who are unable to care for themselves
NQF Level: 02
NQF Credits: 04

Total Credits: 63

Work Experience Modules

325301-001
WM-01
Operation and dynamics of communities
NQF Level: 04
NQF Credits: 06


325301-001
WM-02
Household registration and assessment processes
NQF Level: 03
NQF Credits: 14


325301-001
WM-03
Health promotion processes
NQF Level: 03
NQF Credits: 06


325301-001
WM-04
Formal health provision processes
NQF Level: 02
NQF Credits: 12


325301-001
WM-05
Emotional and social wellness support processes
NQF Level: 03
NQF Credits: 06


325301-001
WM-06
Household treatment processes of minor ailments
NQF Level: 03
NQF Credits: 16

Total Credits: 60

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