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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate understanding of abuse and possible coping mechanisms 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244604  Demonstrate understanding of abuse and possible coping mechanisms 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Life Skills 
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-Fundamental  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
114949  Identify oneself in a situation of abuse and develop coping mechanisms  Level 2  NQF Level 02   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is intended for learners who are themselves abused or who know someone who is abused either at home or at work.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Describing different forms of abuse.
  • Identifying indicators of abuse.
  • Identifying available support structures.
  • Indicating techniques for avoiding abuse. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners should be competent in communication at NQF Level 1. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this unit standard is physical, emotional, economic, sexual, and verbal abuse including pecking order abuse, dismissing, denying, blaming, proceduring and over controlling, threats and intimidation.

    Legislation that supports the Bill of rights includes, but is not limited to, the Domestic Violence Act. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe different forms of abuse. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Ways in which a person may be abused physically are described and an indication is given of who the abuser could be in each situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Ways in which a person may be abused verbally are described and an indication is given of who the abuser could be in each situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Ways in which a person may be abused emotionally are described and an indication is given of who the abuser could be in each situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Ways in which a person may be abused economically are described and an indication is given of who the abuser could be in each situation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify indicators of abuse. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Signs of possible physical abuse are identified with reference to the impact of frequency and pattern in identifying physical abuse. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Ways in which a person may verbally abuse another individual are described and an indication is given of the potential impact of long-term verbal abuse. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Indicators of possible emotional abuse are identified with reference to the impact of frequency and pattern in identifying emotional abuse. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Indicators of possible economic abuse are identified for different scenarios. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The relationship between the different types of abuse is discussed with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain available support structures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The individual's Constitutional Rights in cases of abuse are explained and an indication is given of legislation that supports the Bill of Rights in this regard. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The services or support structures offered in a work environment or community are explained in terms of how to access these structures and the support each affords abused persons. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Individuals who could assist and support an abused person are identified for a specific domestic unit or community. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Indicate techniques for avoiding abuse. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Factors that could be contributing or aggravating factors for abuse are identified for different situations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Possible ways in which an individual could avoid abuse are suggested for different scenarios. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Situations where an individual should seek help are identified and an indication is given of the appropriate support needed in each situations. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a candidate against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or ETQA where a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) exists with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA or ETQA where a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) exists with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    The learner is able to identify and solve problems in suggesting ways of avoiding abuse and indicating the kind of support needed in different situations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    The learner is able to collect, organise and evaluate information in recognising the indicators of abuse. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    The learner is able to communicate effectively in indicating techniques for avoiding abuse. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

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

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 114949, "Identify oneself in a situation of abuse and develop coping mechanisms", Level 2, 2 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    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.
     
    1. College on Hills (Pty) Ltd 



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