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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Give assistance to victims of crime, violence and human rights abuses 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119724  Give assistance to victims of crime, violence and human rights abuses 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Victim Empowerment 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 07 - Human and Social Studies People/Human-Centred Development 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The qualifying learner will be able to demonstrate an understanding of Public Health Care principle of the "continuum of care", as well as his/her role in the early intervention phase. The learner will be capable of identifying the needs of a victim, offer appropriate intervention in the early phase, as well as refer where necessary. The learner will display an understanding of engaging in "self-care" strategies.

A learner accredited with this unit standard will be capable of:
  • Describing the public health care principle of the "continuum of care".
  • Explaining the methods of "care for the care-giver" and "self-care" in Victim Empowerment early intervention.
  • Assessing the needs of victims for early and further intervention.
  • Identifying the relevant resources available for victims and the appropriate referral process within Victim Empowerment early intervention. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that a learner will be competent in:
  • Communication at NQF level 2 or equivalent
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF level 2 or equivalent 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Range of containment skills include, but are not limited to: safety, listening, reflecting etc. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe the Public Health Care principle of the "continuum of care". 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The Public Health Care principle of the "continuum of care" is described according to the Integrated Victim Empowerment Policy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The function of the role-players involved in the "continuum of care" is explained according to the different phases of the "continuum of care". 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The link between early intervention and prevention is explained according to the National Crime Prevention Strategy and the World Health Organisation report on violence. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The link between inappropriate early intervention and secondary victimisation is explained with examples from the Victim Empowerment sector. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain the methods of "care for the care-giver" and "self-care" in Victim Empowerment early intervention. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The terms, "vicarious traumatisation", "compassion fatigue" and "burnout" are defined and explained according to the Victim Empowerment sector. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The prevention of "vicarious traumatisation" through the provision of "care for the care-giver" is explained as practiced in the Victim Empowerment sector. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The terms, "self-care" and "care for the care-givers" is defined as in the Victim Empowerment sector. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The benefits of "self-care" as a pre-requisite for rendering early intervention services is explained with examples from the Victim Empowerment sector. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The relationship between "self-care", supervision, sustainability, mentoring, in-service training and skills development is outlined as practiced in the Victim Empowerment sector. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Assess the needs of victims for early and further intervention. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Rapport building and containment is described as practiced in the Victim Empowerment sector. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range of containment skills include, but are not limited to: safety, listening, reflecting etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Client needs are identified and appropriate assessment tools are described using case studies from the Victim Empowerment sector. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Further interventions required to meet the needs of the victim are assessed according to Victim Empowerment practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The distinction between stress, crises and trauma is explained with reference to examples from the Victim Empowerment sector. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The link between psycho-education and crime prevention is explained with reference to the Criminal Justice System. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Identify the relevant resources available for victims and the appropriate referral process within Victim Empowerment early intervention. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The term "referral" is defined according to Victim Empowerment sector. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The relevant resources and key service providers available to victims are listed and briefly described according to the Victim Empowerment National Resource Directory. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The referral process, policy and procedures are described according to guidelines of the Victim Empowerment organisation/ institution/ workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The criteria for referral to key service providers/practitioners is described according to Victim Empowerment organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Feedback and reporting requirements after referring victims is described according to Victim Empowerment organisational requirements. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Moderation
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard and the related Exit Level Outcomes of the Qualification must be accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • External Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA at its discretion.
  • The accredited Training Provider will oversee internal moderation of assessment.
  • Internal and external moderation should encompass achievement of competence described in this Unit Standard as well as the integrated competence described in the Exit Level Outcome of the Qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • National Crime Prevention Strategy (NCPS)
  • The Services Charter for Victims of Crime (2004)
  • Integrated Victim Empowerment Policy
  • World Health Organisation report on Violence
  • Social Work ethical guidelines
  • Victim Empowerment National Resource Directory 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation and community to provide early intervention to victims. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and evaluate information about victims to ensure that the correct policies and procedures are followed in providing early intervention. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Use oral and written forms of Communication effectively to persuade all role-players to collaborate in providing early intervention for victims. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts in early interventions requires multi-disciplinary and inter-sectoral approach. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
  • Assessors must be registered as assessors with a relevant ETQA or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessors must be in possession of a Qualification in Victim Empowerment or a related sub-field of Human and Social Studies at a minimum of NQF level 4. 

  • REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  49688   National Certificate: Victim Empowerment  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 
    Elective  66749   National Certificate: Community Development  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
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    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.