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National Certificate: Victim Empowerment & Support Print E-mail

Overview

Victims in South Africa are numerous and widespread across all regions and communities. This Unit Standards-Based Qualification should enable learners in affected communities to understand issues faced by victims, to provide victim support, to identify resources and services available in the community and to utilise these appropriately.
 

The qualifying learner will apply an understanding of the Victim Empowerment sector to empower him/herself and the community. The acquisition of the related skills in Human and Social Studies will increase the pool of competent entry-level human resources for the sector. The core knowledge, skills and attitudes of this Qualification for the Victim Empowerment workplace is aimed at both social and economic benefits for the learner.

The learner assessed as competent against this Qualification will be able to:

 
  • Communicate in a variety of ways to achieve personal and organisational objectives
  • Use mathematics and mathematical thinking to solve every day problems for him/herself, organisation and victims in the community
  • Use Victim Empowerment knowledge, skills and attitudes to provide support services to victims of crime, violence and human rights abuses
  • Provide support to various categories of victims in relation to Victim Empowerment
  • Use workplace knowledge, skills and attitudes to deliver Victim Empowerment Services

Unit standard alignment
The national certificate is aligned to the following unit standards:
                                                                                                                                                                                                               
 

Unit Standard Number

 
 

 

 

Unit Standard Title

 
 

Funda-mental (F)

 

Core (C)

 

Elective (E)

 
 

NQF Level

 
 

Official number of credits

 
 

8963

 
 

Access and use information from texts 

 
 

F

 
 

2

 
 

5

 
 

9009

 
 

Apply basic knowledge of statistics and probability to influence the use of data and procedures in order to investigate life related problems 

 
 

F

 
 

2

 
 

3

 
 

7480

 
 

Demonstrate understanding of rational and irrational numbers and number systems 

 
 

F

 
 

2

 
 

3

 
 

9008

 
 

Identify, describe, compare, classify, explore shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional shapes in different contexts 

 
 

F

 
 

2

 
 

3

 
 

8962

 
 

Maintain and adapt oral communication 

 
 

F

 
 

2

 
 

5

 
 

8967

 
 

Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes 

 
 

F

 
 

2

 
 

5

 
 

7469

 
 

Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal and community life 

 
 

F

 
 

2

 
 

2

 
 

9007

 
 

Work with a range of patterns and functions and solve problems 

 
 

F

 
 

2

 
 

5

 
 

8964

 
 

Write for a defined context 

 
 

F

 
 

2

 
 

5

 
 

117884

 
 

Demonstrate an understanding of gender violence 

 
 

C

 
 

2

 
 

4

 
 

8494

 
 

Demonstrate an understanding of HIV/AIDS and its implications 

 
 

C

 
 

2

 
 

4

 
 

117889

 
 

Demonstrate an understanding of Victim Empowerment 

 
 

C

 
 

2

 
 

6

 
 

117888

 
 

Demonstrate an understanding of Victim Empowerment in the Criminal Justice process 

 
 

C

 
 

2

 
 

4

 
 

117883

 
 

Demonstrate an understanding of violence and victimisation affecting children and youth 

 
 

C

 
 

2

 
 

4

 
 

117881

 
 

Demonstrate an understanding of volunteerism 

 
 

C

 
 

2

 
 

3

 
 

11816

 
 

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the rights and responsibilities of the individual under the South African Constitution 

 
 

C

 
 

2

 
 

2

 
 

117885

 
 

Develop and support communities in Victim Empowerment 

 
 

C

 
 

2

 
 

5

 
 

114939

 
 

Identify causes of stress in own life and indicate techniques to manage it 

 
 

C

 
 

2

 
 

2

 
 

8420

 
 

Operate in a team 

 
 

C

 
 

2

 
 

4

 
 

117882

 
 

Provide victim support 

 
 

C

 
 

2

 
 

9

 
 

117882

 
 

Support victims of Human Rights abuses, hate crimes, disasters and motor vehicle accidents 

 
 

C

 
 

2

 
 

5

 
 

117890

 
 

Understand and apply ethical procedures and practices in Victim Empowerment 

 
 

C

 
 

2

 
 

3

 
 

115477

 
 

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the relationships between social justice, human rights and democracy 

 
 

E

 
 

1

 
 

5

 
 

110050

 
 

Facilitate group work in development practice 

 
 

E

 
 

1

 
 

8

 
 

116487

 
 

Identify and apply strategies to deal with abuse 

 
 

E

 
 

2

 
 

5

 
 

114950

 
 

Apply ways of leading in different situations

 
 

E

 
 

2

 
 

3

 
 

9825

 
 

Explain preventive measures to reduce the impact of disasters

 
 

E

 
 

1

 
 

5

 
 

8418

 
 

Do basic research 

 
 

E

 
 

4

 
 

4

 
 
Accreditation status
Redpeg is accredited by the Health and Welfare SETA for the delivery of this qualification.

 
Qualification ID
 
Qualification name
National Certificate: Victim Empowerment & Support
SAQA Qualification ID:49279
NQF Level2
Minimum credits120

 
Duration

The duration of the qualification is one year
 
Entry requirements

It would be desirable for learners wishing to access this Qualification to be competent at:
  • Language and Communication at NQF level 1 
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF level 1

More information

If you would like more information on the above qualification, please contact us at: info@redpeg.co.za.