UNISA Short course in Training Trainers in HIV and Aids care and counselling

UNISA Short course in Training Trainers in HIV and Aids care and counselling

Course in Training Trainers in HIV and Aids care and counselling (76969)



The purpose of this module is to empower students with the necessary training and facilitation knowledge and skills that will enable them to be effective trainers in their respective communities and work environments.

Target group

Professionals in the health and social sciences, counsellors, nurses, social workers, psychologists, teachers, ministers of faith, peer-counsellors, lay counsellors, religious workers etc

Admission requirements

Module 3: Successful completion of Module 2


3 months plus a workshop

Language medium


Registration periods

Semester dates

Tuition method

The ODL approach is followed. Study material includes tutorial letters, a prescribed book and a CD. Students are encouraged to make use of myUnisa.

Kind of assessment

One portfolio where students do experiential exercises, complete comprehension tests/essays, do a practical task (e.g. visit an Aids organisation) and draw on their lived experiences to answer questions.

Training Trainers in HIV/Aids Care and Counselling (AIDM03S)
Syllabus/Content Topics

The module imparts skills making it possible to train the trainer in the following areas:

  • Self- and target-group assessment
  • Principles of adult learning
  • Selecting and utilising training technology and methods
  • Planning and designing training modules, programmes and workshops
  • Facilitation and co-facilitation skills
  • Evaluation of the training content and process
  • Giving and receiving feedback
  • Managing stress


Course leader

Prof PJ Segalo
PhD (Psychology) CUNY
Department of Psychology
Discipline expert in Gender studies and HIV training
Office 5-84, Theo van Wijk Building, UNISA
Fax: 086 554 5909
E-mail: Segalpj@unisa.ac.za

Programme administrator(s)

Ms A Nogqala
Programme administrator
Unisa Centre for Applied Psychology
Office 5-152, Theo van Wijk Building, UNISA
Tel: 012 429 8544 / 2590
Fax: 086 554 5909
E-mail: nogqaa@unisa.ac.za
E-mail: ucap@unisa.ac.za