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Understand and deal with HIV/AIDS

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Unit Standard (SAQA Reg. No 12463)

This course is designed as part of a progression. It is one of a series of programme course for life skills, values and knowledge reflected in this course are required by people in the field of manufacturing and engineering. Qualifying learners can demonstrate an understanding of HIV/AIDS issues affecting them personally and in the workplace. They are able to apply relevant national, industry and company policies and procedures for dealing with HIV/AIDS in the workplace.

Successful candidates credited with this unit standard are able to:

  • An understanding of HIV/AIDS issues affecting employees personally and in the workplace is demonstrated.
  • Identify behaviours that may create a risk of HIV transmission
  • Explain the rights and responsibilities of employees in the workplace with regard to HIV/AIDS
  • Identify and apply relevant policies and procedures for dealing with HIV/AIDS in the workplace

COURSE DURATION: 1 day

NQF LEVEL: 2

CREDITS: 3

Quality Assured Partner: Construction Education And Training Authority

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Description

The skills, values and knowledge reflected in this course are required by people in the field of manufacturing and engineering.
The learning outcomes in this course also contribute to the exit level outcomes required for various manufacturing and engineering qualifications. Qualifying learners can demonstrate an understanding of HIV/AIDS issues affecting them personally and in the workplace. They are able to apply relevant national, industry and company policies and procedures for dealing with HIV/AIDS in the workplace. The area of focus of this course will be;

What is H I V

What is A I D S

Where did HIV come from

WHICH BODY FLUIDS CONTAIN HIV

HOW IS HIV TRANSMITTED THROUGH BODY FLUIDS

HOW DO YOU GET AIDS

THE GLOBAL HIV/AIDS CRISIS TODAY

Stigma and discrimination

Lack of management support

Lack of role-modeling by management

Lack of involvement of key stakeholders

Socio-cultural and gender issues

The UN Global Compact Policy Dialogues

The ILO and HIV/AIDS in the world of work

The business and labour response

A policy framework

Legislation and policies

ILO constituents and HIV/AIDS

Recognition of HIV and AIDS as an issue affecting the education sector

Non-discrimination and reduction of stigma

Gender equality

Caring and supportive environment

Healthy work environment

Screening for purposes of exclusion from employment or studies

Continuation of employment relationship

Confidentiality

Social dialogue

Rights and responsibilities

  • Respect for rights
  • Public education authorities
  • The institutional governing body

Administrators

  • The administrators should
  • Teachers/Educators
  • Employee and student/learner representatives

Prevention: education, information and training

  • Employees

Prevention: a supportive, safe and healthy work environment

  • Non-violence
  • Code of conduct
  • First Aid
  • Exposure to blood and body fluids
  • Management of sharps/sharp instruments
  • Employees with open wounds
  • Hygiene
  • Practical measures to support risk reduction

Testing, confidentiality and disclosure

  • Testing and medical advice
  • Ensuring confidentiality
  • Disclosure

Major Behavioral Risks

Contexts That Influence Risk

Means of Identifying Behaviors and Contexts

Relevant national, industry and company policies and procedures for dealing with

HIV/AIDS in the workplace are applied

  • Vision Statement

Principles

Aims and Objectives

Education and Training

  • Reasons for a Programme
  • Control of the Process
  • Objectives of education

Peer Educators and People Living with AIDS

Education and Training Targets

  • Managers, Supervisors and Shop Stewards
  • Members of the Health and Safety Committee
  • Peer Educators
  • The logistics and resources

Protection against Workplace Accidents

Voluntary Counseling and Testing and Confidentiality

Counseling Provision

People Living with HIV or AIDS

  • The HIV/AIDS programme
  • Testing for Research
  • Discrimination
  • Employment Security, Leave and Duty to Accommodate
  • Grievance and Discipline
  • Wellness Programme
  • Benefit schemes
  • Design and Implementation Process
  • Monitoring and evaluation

For Employers

  • Implement reliable HIV/AIDS training

For Employees Who Live With HIV

For Co-Workers

Tips for Managing the HIV-Positive Employee

.Entry Level Requirements Into This Programme?

  • Certified copy of your ID document
  • School certificate Grade 10 or Skills certificate equivalent NQF Level 2

Learning Assumed To Be In Place And Recognition Of Prior Learning:

  • Communication at NQF Level 2.
  • Mathematical literacy at NQF Level 2

Target Audience

All companies that want to ensure their employees such as HR, Supervisors, Administrators and all levels of Management have an understanding of HIV/AIDS issues affecting employees personally in the workplace

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