HIV/AIDS Awareness Programme

Cost: R1 200.00 excl. Vat

Duration: 1/2 Days

NQF Level: 3 | Credits: 4

Unit Standard: 244574 (114941)

Who should attend?

This course is intended for people who recruit and select people for defined positions within an organisation or the personnel recruitment industry

Course Overview

This course provides a broad introduction to HIV/AIDS awarenes in the workplace. It introduces knowledge about HIV/AIDS awareness that will enable learners to be informed and caring workers in an industry and managers to develop appropriate policies to deal with the pandemic. The focus is knowledge, skills, values and attitudes in relation to the learner and management with a view to creating a caring environment in the workplace and the community.

This course will enable Learners to:

  • Explain the difference between HIV and AIDS,
  • Understand the effects of HIV/AIDS.
  • Describe what behaviour is safe and what behaviour carries the risk of HIV/AIDS transmission
  • Understand the universal precautions of HIV/AIDS in the workplace.
  • Interpret current trends in the HIV/AIDS pandemic in order to explain the potential impact on an organisation or business sector.
  • Investigating the guidelines and assistance that are available to support workers affected by HIV/AIDS.
  • Explain the implications of the HIV/AIDS pandemic for the community, the economy, an organisation and a specific workplace.

Learning assumed to be in place:

  • Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2

SETA Assessment of Competency (Optional)

Optional competency assessment is available at R1 600.00 excl. VAT per delegate on this course.

This module is based on outcomes based learning principles where delegates are responsible for their own learning with support available when required.

  • Formative Assessment – to be submitted 1 month from completion of the workshop
  • Summative Assessment – to be submitted up to 6 months from submission of the Formative Assessment

Topics

HIV/Aids data and trends
  • The National Strategic Plan (NSP) – (2012 – 2016)
  • Interpret data and trends in HIV/AIDS
  • Data sources on HIV/AIDS
  • Regional data interpreted to identify trends and applied to specific sectors or industries  Identified sectors or industries as vulnerable  Purpose of Interpreting trends and vulnerable sectors or industries
  • Potential impact of HIV/AIDS on organisations
Workplace Support for people with HIV/Aids
  • Guidelines and assistance to support employees affected by HIV/AIDS
  • Workplace policy on HIV/AIDS
  • Workplace issues facing the worker living with HIV/AIDS
  • The pro-active role of employers in addressing HIV/AIDS within the workplace
  • HIV/AIDS prevention and wellness programmes in the workplace
  • HIV/AIDS Education and Training in the Workplace
  • What are the implications for HIV prevention?
  • HIV/AIDS and the Labour Laws (AC5)
  • Application of universal precautions within the work environment (AC6)
  • Voluntary Counselling and Testing [VCT]
  • Effects of HIV infection and lifestyle changes
  • Importance of pre- and post-test counselling
Implications of the HIV/Aids pandemic
  • Impact of HIV & Aids in Africa
  • Implications of the HIV/AIDS pandemic
  • Effect on the economy and Government
  • Impact on children and families
  • Impact on society and the economy
  • Government revenue and patterns of expenditure
  • Medical care required
  • Implications for Employers
  • Effect on the workforce and workplace