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Sunday, 30 April 2017
HIV/AIDS Peer Educator Training (HWSETA) Print E-mail

Overview
The HIV/AIDS epidemic is concentrated among adults of working age: of the 40 million people estimated to be infected today, 90% are adults and at least 25 million are workers in their productive prime (aged 1549). Their rights, livelihoods and survival are under threat.

In the light of the epidemic and its consequences for working people, their families, communities and workplaces, businesses are working to adapt and extend their responsibilities in the following areas:
  • As a core union responsibility, the protection of the rights of workers is essential in order to combat the fear and denial that still surround the epidemic, and to promote effective prevention. A core provision in workplace policies and agreements should be non-discrimination on the basis of HIV status.
  • Most Human Resource Departments in the Workplace have experience in education and training and this can be expanded upon to include sessions on HIV/AIDS and the training of workplace representatives as peer educators.
  • Prevention programmes should include: informing workers on ways in which HIV can and cannot be transmitted, helping workers assess the risks of their own behaviour, education in life skills and practical support for behavioural change (e.g. condom distribution).
  • Occupational health and safety is also a basic concern and in the face of HIV/AIDS, and Human Resource Departments can ensure appropriate first-aid measures, including knowledge of universal precautions and availability of basic protective equipment.

Target group

General employees, Trade Union representatives and HR practitioners. It is also aimed at those people who are working as volunteers within the workplace, community and that provide support.

Training modules
The peer educator training programme consists of the following modules:

  • Sexually transmitted infections including HIV/AIDS
  • Stress management techniques
  • Life skills
  • Facilitate group work

Unit standard alignment
The programme is aligned to the following unit standards:
                                      
 

Unit Standard Number

 

 

 

Unit Standard Title

 
 

Funda-mental (F)

 

Core (C)

 

Elective (E)

 
 

NQF Level

 
 

Official number of credits

 
 

14656

 
 

Demonstrate an understanding of sexuality and sexually transmitted infections including HIV/AIDS

 
 

Core

 
 

1

 
 

5

 
 

260466

 
 

Demonstrate stress management techniques as a self-help tool

 
 

Elective

 
 

2

 
 

8

 
 

260478

 
 

Apply life skills to everyday life

 
 

Core

 
 

2

 
 

5

 
 

110050

 
 

Facilitate group work in development practice

 
 

Elective

 
 

1

 
 

8

 

Duration of training
Four days


More information
For more information on the training programme (e.g. training dates, quotations etc.), please email us at: info@redpeg.co.za.   
 
HIV/AIDS training enrolment
If you would like to participate in the above training programme, please complete the online training enrolment form: Training enrolment form
 
(Please note that fax and email versions of the enrolment form are available on request from info@redpeg.co.za)

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