PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD
This unit standard provides a broad introduction to HIV/AIDS in the workplace. It introduces a broad case of knowledge about HIV/AIDS that will enable learners to be informed and caring workers in an industry. The focus is knowledge, skills, values and attitudes in relation to the learner`s own context and experience of the world of work.
The qualifying learner is capable of:
Understanding the effects of HIV/AIDS on the immune system.
Knowing how HIV/AIDS is transmitted.
Knowing what behaviour is safe and what behaviour caries the risk of HIV/AIDS transmission.
Knowing what guidelines and assistance are available to support workers with HIV/AIDS and recognise own role in creating a caring work environment.
Understanding the implications of the HIV/AIDS pandemic for society, the economy, a business sub-sector, an organisation and a specific workplace.
LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING
There is open access to this unit standard. Learners should
Hold a GETC or equivalent qualification or
Be competent in communication and mathematical literacy NQF level 2
UNIT STANDARD RANGE
The typical scope of this unit standard is
The effect of HIV/AIDS on the individual, the workplace and society.
The effect of the HIV/AIDS pandemic on the economy, a sub-sector, and organisation and a specific workplace.