Health Promotion Officer: NQF Level 3 (Credits 163) – QCTO Accredited. Development Quality Partner – HWSETA

This qualification replaces: 

  • ID 64749 – National Certificate: Community Health Work NQF Level 2
  • ID 64749 – National Certificate: Community Health Work NQF Level 3

Duration: This is a one year qualification comprising knowledge subjects, practical skills modules and work experience modules.

Access to the qualification

  • The learner must be adequately mobile to execute the work within a community
  • Adequate visual and hearing capacity to master the skills as described in the curriculum document


The purpose of this qualification is to prepare a learner 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

Recipients of this qualification will be able to:

  • Conduct assessments of the social, physical and economic dynamics in communities
  • Conduct household assessments and identify those at risk of health related issues including impairments in health
  • Provide information, education and support for healthy behaviours and appropriate home care
  • Provide psychosocial support
  • Identify and manage minor health problems

Entry Requirements

  • NQF Level 1 or equivalent competences in Mathematical Literacy and Communications

This qualification will allow you to move vertically to a:

  • Higher Certificate in Social Auxiliary Work at NQF Level 5
  • Further Education & Training Certificate: Community Health Work at NQF Level 4