Occupational Certificate: Health Promotion Officer (NQF Level 3)

CTBC Human Resource Management N4-N6

Occupational Certificate: Health Promotion Officer (NQF 3)

The purpose of Occupational Certificate: Health Promotion Officer (NQF Level 3)

This curriculum is being developed in support of a national strategy to deliver quality primary health to all the citizens of the country. The strategy is based on a system where the Community Health Worker will form part of a ward based team of service providers. The related Occupations of Home Based Care and Palliative Care are related Occupational areas that might, in the future require additional qualifications. The urgency and focus is currently on the Community Health Worker as set out in this curriculum.

A qualified learner will be able 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 system.
  • *Mobilise community to address community health issues
  • *Promote healthy life styles and mental well being.
  • * Promote HIV prevention including HIV testing, condom use, partner reduction, circumcision, STI
  • *Promote child health
  • *Support community members with psychosocial problems
  • *Provide an integrated approach to support treatment
  • *Provide basic support to people who are unable to care for themselves.