UNISA Short Course in Project Plan Development for an Advocacy Campaign on HIV and AIDS

UNISA Short Course in Project Plan Development for an Advocacy Campaign on HIV and AIDS

Developing a Project Plan for an Advocacy Campaign on HIV and AIDS (72567)Purpose

To equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills to develop and implement an advocacy campaign on selected HIV-and AIDS related issues and to mobilise communities to respond to the impacts of HIV and AIDS. Students credited with this unit are able to: Determine specific social issues related to the impacts of HIV and AIDS within their own communities and countries; coordinate an advocacy campaign with all stakeholders to respond to these impacts; and apply the steps in advocacy campaigning into a project plan.

Target group

Community-based organisations, public institutions, interest groups, faith-based organisations, the private sector and individuals working in the field of HIV and AIDS
 Admission requirements

This is an introductory unit standard for students who are involved in advocacy work around HIV andAIDS on the African continent, but who do not necessarily have any formal training in the development and implementation of an advocacy campaign. Students should, therefore: Be in possession of a Senior Certificate (with or without exemption) or an equivalent NQF level 4 qualification or recognition of prior learning by submitting a RPL portfolio; be able to learn from predominantly written material in the language of instruction; be able to effectively communicate what they have learned in the language of instruction; learn independently and take responsibility for their learning; be able to mobilise some stakeholders to participate in an advocacy campaign; complete the advocacy project plan within the required time.
 Duration

Three months
 Language medium

English

Registration periods

During UNISA registration periods.
 Tuition method

UNISA open distance teaching, working sessions
 Kind of assessment

Note:
Formative assessment and examination admission will comply with UNISA’s formative assessment rules and policies
Formative assessment:
An assignment after the first three-days mixed mode working session
Summative assessment:
Portfolio of evidence (the compilation of the project plan on an advocacy campaign on a selected HIV and AIDS-related issue)
 Developing a Project Plan for an Advocacy Campaign on HIV and AIDS (SCMH028)Syllabus/Content Topics

Explain the basics of the mainstreaming process to respond to the impact of HIV and AIDS within the Southern African region and continent at large.
 Course leader

Mr H J L Roets Hons (Social Sciences) MA (current)
Discipline expertise: HIV/AIDS programme and policy development and evaluation and mainstreaming of HIV/AIDS
Centre Manager: Tirisano Centre
Office: 09-025 Theo van Wijk Building, Unisa
E-mail: roetshjl@unisa.ac.za


Overview of Public Universities in South Africa

Here's an overview of some public universities in South Africa, including general admissions requirements and estimated application periods. Keep in mind, specific program requirements and dates can vary significantly, so it's important to check each university's official website for the most current information.

University of Pretoria

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with minimum scores in specific subjects related to the chosen program; for international students, equivalent qualifications.
  • Application Period: Usually opens in March and closes at the end of July for most programs.

University of Cape Town

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with pass levels required for degree study; subject-specific requirements depending on the program.
  • Application Period: Application opens in April and closes at the end of July.

Stellenbosch University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required marks; some programs have additional testing.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and typically closes at the end of June.

University of the Witwatersrand

  • Admissions Requirements: Matriculation certificate with university exemption; required scores vary by faculty.
  • Application Period: Begins in March and ends on the 30th of September.

University of Johannesburg

  • Admissions Requirements: Matric exemption with a minimum APS score; specific subject requirements based on the faculty.
  • Application Period: Opens in April and generally closes by the 30th of September.

University of the Free State

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific marks for the program applied to; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Typically opens in April and closes at the end of August.

University of Venda

  • Admissions Requirements: Completion of the National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for diploma or degree studies; specific APS scores needed.
  • Application Period: Usually from May to September.

University of Fort Hare

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; certain programs may have specific requirements.
  • Application Period: Opens around May and closes at the end of September.

University of the Western Cape

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific performance levels; additional requirements for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Generally from May to September.

North-West University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; program-specific requirements may apply.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and usually closes by the end of August.

Rhodes University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate or equivalent; minimum academic performance in certain subjects.
  • Application Period: Applications open in April and close at the end of September.

Nelson Mandela University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; portfolio or additional tests for some faculties.
  • Application Period: Opens in April, with a deadline at the end of August for most programs.

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Opens in May and typically closes by the end of September.

University of Limpopo

  • Admissions Requirements: Senior Certificate with endorsement for diploma or degree courses; specific APS scores for different programs.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

University of Zululand

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for bachelor’s degree studies; specific score requirements for various programs.
  • Application Period: Usually between April and November.

Central University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores for the chosen field of study; additional criteria for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Application period generally starts in May and ends in October.

Vaal University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with a pass that qualifies for admission to bachelor’s degree, diploma, or higher certificate programs.
  • Application Period: Typically from May to September.

Walter Sisulu University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; additional criteria for certain faculties.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

This list provides a starting point for understanding the admissions landscape across South Africa's diverse higher education institutions. Given the variability in programs and requirements, it's crucial to consult each university's website for the most accurate and up-to-date information.