Community Health Worker Course Overview
This training is delivered through seven modules made up of unit standards and takes a year to complete. This qualification can be delivered at minimum of 140 credits to achieve certification.
Individuals that have completed this qualification are expected to have a better understanding of self and social awareness and will possess a wider range of skills to better understand and function in the ancillary health care field in various community contexts. Learners successfully completing this Qualification will provide a service that will assist communities to better manage their own health and wellness. They will have the skills to support team members and assist in the provision of support services within a multi-disciplinary health care team. Practitioners will generally carry out their roles within the context of the client’s home, a community care centre and/or the broader community.
The CHWs level 2 learning programme makes provision for 30% theory and 70% practical application to ensure that learners are competent in the prerequisite knowledge and practice (work place experience).
– Access to this Qualification is open, bearing in mind the conditions of Learning Assumed to be in Place as per qualification rules.
– The learner must have completed a minimum 10 formal years of schooling or equivalent vocational qualifications.
Learning assumed to be in place and recognition of prior learning
Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 1 – ABET Level 4
Communication at NQF Level 1 – ABET Level 4
What You Get
PPHC established a Training Academy in 2009. The following courses are offered:
Community Health Worker Programme
Duration : 1 Year
Module 1: Community Health Promotion and Home Based Health Care = 26 credits
|Elective||260463||Assist the client and significant others to manage home based health care||NQF Level 02||
|Core||260617||Assist the community to access services in accordance with their health related human rights||NQF Level 01||6|
|Core||260497||Participate in health promotion activities||NQF Level 02||8|
Module 2: Communicate in a variety of ways = 20
|Fundamental||119463||Access and use information from texts||NQF Level 02||5|
|Fundamental||119454||Maintain and adapt oral/signed communication||NQF Level 02||5|
|Fundamental||119455||Respond to selected literary texts||NQF Level 02||5|
|Fundamental||119456||Write/present for a defined context||NQF Level 02||5|
Module 3: Numeracy Credits = 16
|Fundamental||7480||Demonstrate understanding of rational and irrational numbers and number systems||NQF Level 02||3|
|Fundamental||12444||Measure, estimate and calculate physical quantities and explore, describe and represent geometrical relationships in 2-dimensions in different life or workplace contexts||NQF Level 02||3|
|Fundamental||7469||Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal and community life||NQF Level 02||2|
|Fundamental||9007||Work with a range of patterns and functions and solve problems||NQF Level 02||5|
|Fundamental||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|
Module 4: Primary health care and first aid within the community: Credits = 30
|Core||260697||Conduct a basic community needs assessment||NQF Level 02||12|
|Core||254221||Prevent musculoskeletal injuries to self during lifting and carrying activities||NQF Level 03||3|
|Core||119559||Demonstrate knowledge of the provision and implementation of primary health care||NQF Level 01||10|
|Core||119567||Perform basic life support and first aid procedures||NQF Level 01||
- Module 5: Create awareness on critical health care issues within a community: Credits =25
|Core||119560||Promote an awareness of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI’s) in the community||NQF Level 02||4|
|Core||117493||Provide information about HIV and AIDS and treatment options in community care and support situations||NQF Level 03||
|Core||260477||Assist in establishing food nutrition for community members||NQF Level 02||12|
|Core||117017||Provide information about Tuberculosis and directly observed treatment (DOTS)||NQF Level 01||3|
Module 6: Palliative and Chronic Home Based Care: Credits = 29
|Elective||260598||Provide support relating to home based care||NQF Level 03||16|
|Elective||117009||Apply palliative care principles when assisting and supporting the client and family to manage life-threatening disease||NQF Level 03||10|
|Core||260499||Manage acute the care of acute and chronic wounds||NQF Level 02||3|
Module 7: Manage self-development: Credits = 16
|Core||120308||Apply knowledge of self in order to make personal decision||NQF Level 02||3|
|Core||260478||Apply life skills to everyday life||NQF Level 02||5|
|Core||15091||Plan to manage one’s time||NQF Level 01||3|
|Core||260564||Identify causes of stress in own life and indicate techniques to manage it||NQF Level 02||
|Core||260480||Facilitate the prevention of fatigue in the workplace||NQF Level 02||
Learnership programmes in alignment with the National Skills Development Strategy to bridge skills gaps in different employment levels including employed and unemployed categories.