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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)



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.



Three months


Language medium



Registration periods

During UNISA registration periods.


Tuition method

UNISA open distance teaching, working sessions


Kind of assessment


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



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