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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Provide interventions in gender violence 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120082  Provide interventions in gender violence 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Victim Empowerment 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
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 4  NQF Level 04 
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 
This Unit Standard will enable learners to acquire an in-depth understanding of gender violence with reference to the nature, types and impact of gender violence in the South African context. It also focuses on the application of relevant legislation as prescribed by international instruments, relevant South African legislation and departmental policies.

The purpose of this Unit Standard is to provide learners with an in-depth understanding of gender violence. Qualifying learners will be able to offer direct support to victims of gender violence, co-ordinate gender violence programmes and apply relevant legislation and policies under the supervision of a mental health professional.

Learners accredited with this Unit Standard will be capable of:
  • Contextualising gender violence within South Africa.
  • Advising victims of gender violence with regard to legislation and policies.
  • Planning, co-ordinating and implementing gender violence programmes.
  • Providing support services to victims of gender violence. 

  • 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 3 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF level 3 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Range of socio-historical context in South Africa includes, but is not limited to: Colonial and Apartheid history, patriarchal ideology, cycles of violence, poverty, stereotypes, myths, religious an cultural contexts, etc.
  • Range of gender violence offences includes, but is not limited to: domestic violence, rape, indecent assault, bestiality, sexual abuse, sodomy, etc.
  • Range of national and international instruments include, but is not limited to: South African Constitution and Bill of Rights, CEDAW, United Nations Convention on Rights of Children, Sexual Offences Bill, Criminal Procedures Act, Sentencing Framework Bill, White Paper on Correctional Services, etc.
  • Range of departmental policies include, but is not limited to: National Victim Empowerment Integrated Policy, Services Charter for Victims, South African Police Services Victim Empowerment Policy, etc.
  • Range of local, provincial and national structures includes, but is not limited to: Victim Empowerment structures, Community Policing Forum structures, Community Safety Forums, etc.
  • Range of support includes, but is not limited to: legal services, emotional support, practical assistance, etc.
  • Range of interviewing skills include, but is not limited to: listening skills, non-judgemental attitude, empathy, cultural sensitivity, reflection, summary, feedback, etc.
  • Range of prevention programmes includes, but is not limited to: gender, socialisation and healthy relationships, conflict resolution, anger management, sexuality, community education and awareness, youth at risk, perpetrators, etc.
  • An effective referral protocol is a document that is negotiated and drawn up by a network of service providers that commit to ensuring quality services for all victims. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Contextualise gender violence within South Africa. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The complexity of the socio-historical context of gender violence and its consequences in South Africa are explained with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range of socio-historical context in South Africa includes, but is not limited to: Colonial and Apartheid history, patriarchal ideology, cycles of violence, poverty, stereotypes, myths, religious an cultural contexts, etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The nature and extent of gender violence in South Africa is described and its impact explained using relevant examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range of gender violence offences includes, but is not limited to: domestic violence, rape, indecent assault, bestiality, sexual abuse, Sodomy, etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The consequences of HIV/AIDS in relation to gender violence in South African communities are explained using appropriate case studies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A situational analysis of gender violence interventions in South Africa is described with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Advise victims of gender violence with regard to legislation and policies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    South African legislation, policies and procedures with regard to gender violence are explained in accordance with relevant national and international instruments. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    National and international instruments includes, but is not limited to: South African Constitution and Bill of Rights, United Nations commission on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women, United Nations Convention on Rights of Children, Sexual Offences Bill, Criminal Procedures Act, Sentencing Framework Bill, White Paper on Correctional Services, Domestic Violence Act, Sexual Offences Act, Family Violence Act, Firearms Control Act.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Relevant departmental and organisational policies with regard to gender violence in the South African context is identified with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range of departmental policies include, but is not limited to: National Victim Empowerment Integrated Policy, Services Charter for Victims, South African Police Services Victim Empowerment Policy, Government Anti-rape Strategy, National Instruments and Departmental guidelines, etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Legal and civil remedies and procedures available to victims of gender violence are described using case studies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The effectiveness of the implementation of current legislative provisions in addressing gender violence is evaluated using case studies. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Plan, Co-ordinate and implement gender violence programmes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A needs assessment tool that determines the scope and nature of a gender violence programme in a specific community is developed according to organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An appropriate inter-sectoral plan with indicators for a gender violence programme in a specific community is developed as per organisational policy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A memorandum of understanding, with relevant role-players, that clearly outlines roles and responsibilities with regard to implementation of gender violence programmes and services is developed for a specific community according to organisational policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Appropriate local, provincial and national structures that address gender violence are identified and described with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range of local, provincial and national structures includes, but is not limited to: Victim Empowerment structures, Community Policing Forum structures, Community Safety Forums, Safer cities projects, etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The elements of an effective referral protocol are described using case studies. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range of elements include, but is not limited to: code of ethics, lines of accountability, Providers' roles and responsibilities, sanctions for not conforming to the protocol, criteria for referral, referral process, procedures, policies, feedback and accountability mechanisms, etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Tools/mechanisms to monitor and evaluate the quality and effectiveness of inter-sectoral service delivery are identified and developed in accordance with organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Regular progress reports are submitted to the respective manager according to organisational requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Provide support services to victims of gender violence. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The different levels and types of support required by victims of gender violence is described according to the to the 5 level model of the South African Institute for Trauma Support and the Service Charter and minimum standards on services for victims of crime. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range of support includes, but is not limited to: legal services, emotional support, practical assistance, trauma counselling, information, etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Appropriate interviewing skills to assess the victims' needs and obtain relevant information for support and referral are displayed and described according to organisational guidelines or code of conduct. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range of interviewing skills includes, but is not limited to: listening skills, non-judgemental attitude, empathy, cultural sensitivity, reflection, summary, feedback, etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A comprehensive intake report is compiled to determine the victims' needs and referral options in accordance with organisational policy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A risk assessment is compiled and a safety plan is developed for the victim using a case study. 


    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)
  • Integrated Victim Empowerment Policy
  • South African Constitution and Bill of Rights
  • United Nations Commission on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women
  • South African Institute for Trauma Support: 5 level model of Trauma Support
  • World report on Health and Violence (WHO, 2002)
  • United Nations Convention on Rights of Children
  • Sexual Offences Bill
  • Criminal Procedures Act
  • Sentencing Framework Bill
  • White Paper on Correctional Services
  • Service charter and minimum standards of services for victims of crime
  • South African Police Services Victim Empowerment Policy
  • Multidisciplinary Glossary for the Victim Empowerment sector (Themba Lesizwe, 2005)
  • Service Charter and Minimum standards on services for victims of crime (2004)
  • Firearms Control Act 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems associated with providing interventions for victims of gender violence using responsible decision-making and creative thinking. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community on a daily basis to effectively provide interventions for victims of gender violence. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively to cope with the stress, burnout and vicarious trauma of providing interventions for victims of gender violence. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using appropriate modes of oral and/or written persuasion in dealing with victims of gender violence and role-players in a multidisciplinary and inter-sectoral approach to service delivery. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world, as a set of related systems by recognising that problem solving for victims of gender violence exists in a variety of contexts. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    Registration of Assessors
  • Assessors must be registered as assessors with a relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA. 

  • 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  49836   Further Education and Training Certificate: Gender Practice  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 
    Core  49872   Further Education and Training Certificate: Victim Empowerment Co-ordination  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 
    Elective  67509   Further Education and Training Certificate: Community Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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.
     
    1. Gotsec Skills Training 
    2. LESEDI EDUCARE ASSOCIATION 
    3. MENTORNET (PTY) LTD 
    4. Tembe Service Providers 



    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.