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Higher Certificate in HIV/AIDS Counselling & Management

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H.Cert. (HIV/AIDS Counselling & Management)

SAQA ID 96711

This programme is offered by Boston City Campus & Business College Head Office in the distance education mode, with all other Boston City Campus & Business Colleges operating as Support Centres. Apply to register at any Boston City Campus & Business College branch countrywide.

This unique qualification provides graduates with endorsement for admission to Bachelor’s degree study from the South African Matriculation Board, subject to their rules.

Download the Fact Sheet for additional, detailed programme information.

MODULES

Semester A

  • Computer Literacy (HCLT101-1)*
  • Academic Literacy (HALP1181)**
  • Introduction to Counselling (HCOU1181)**
  • HIV Counselling (HHIVC1181)**
  • Applied Psychology (HAPS1181)**

Semester B

  • Sexuality and HIV Education (HSHE1181)**
  • HIV Care, Nutrition and Management (HCNM1181)**
  • HIV Workplace Policy and Training (HHWPT1181)**
  • Introduction to Industrial Psychology (HIND1181)**
  • Work Integrated Learning HCERT HACM (HWCHCM1171)***

All modules are compulsory and must be passed

*Assessment Strategy C (ASC): Formative assessments (FA1 and FA2), also known as quizzes, will count fifty percent (50%) – twenty five percent (25%) each - towards the overall mark. A summative assessment in the form of a final exam (SA1), will count fifty percent (50%) towards the overall mark. 

**Assessment Strategy 2 (AS2): The formative assessment (FA1), also known as an assignment or test, will count fifty percent (50%) towards the overall mark. The summative assessment in the form of a final exam or capstone project (SA1), will count fifty percent (50%).

***Assessment Strategy W (ASW): Formative assessments (FA1 and FA2), also known as assignments, will count forty percent (40%) - twenty percent (20%) each - towards the overall mark. Summative assessments in the form of a practicum, will count forty percent (40%), and a research or reflective essay (SA2) will count twenty percent (20%) towards the overall mark.


DURATION

Based on credits and notional hours of this qualification, the minimum duration is one (1) year and the maximum duration is two (2) years of study.


OUTCOMES

On completion of the programme, graduates will have the necessary knowledge and practical skills required to:

  • Operate effectively in the workplace using a number of Windows-based end-user applications
  • Apply counselling competencies in a variety of situations and contexts
  • Manage HIV workplace policy and training interventions in organisations
  • Demonstrate, share and apply knowledge and understanding of HIV/AIDS in a variety of situations and contexts
  • Identify the socio-economic needs of society and display interpersonal as well cultural and social sensitivity in a variety of situations and contexts


ENTRY REQUIREMENT
 

National Senior Certificate (NSC), with English passed with endorsement for admission to Higher Certificate study; or National Certificate (Vocational) (NC(V)), with English passed with endorsement for admission to Higher Certificate study; or prior to 2009, Senior Certificate with English as one of the modules passed.


PROGRAMME CATEGORY

BOSTON HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRAMME

On successful completion the Learner will be issued a Higher Certificate in HIV/AIDS Counselling & Management, NQF Level 5, SAQA ID 96711, minimum 140 credits from Boston City Campus & Business College

 

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