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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Describe, analyse and apply Christian responses to death and bereavement, prepare for a funeral service, vigil or memorial service and explain the elements of the service. 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116732  Describe, analyse and apply Christian responses to death and bereavement, prepare for a funeral service, vigil or memorial service and explain the elements of the service. 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Christian Theology and Ministry 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 07 - Human and Social Studies Religious and Ethical Foundations of Society 
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
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-08-07  2010-08-07  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2011-08-07   2014-08-07  

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 be useful to people who are called upon to minister to those who are dying, or recently bereaved, and to help them prepare for a Christian funeral.

People credited with this Unit Standard are able to:
  • Describe and explain the Christian understanding of death and life.
  • Investigate and describe cultural and social attitudes towards death, including the causes of death.
  • Explain the nature and meaning of funeral, vigil and memorial services in the learner's own faith tradition.
  • Assist in preparing for and in leading a funeral, vigil or memorial service in the learner's own faith community. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners are assumed to be competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Specific range statements are provided in the body of the Unit Standard where they apply to particular specific outcomes or assessment criteria. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe and explain the Christian understanding of death and life. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The theology of life, death, resurrection, heaven, eternal life. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The different concepts of death and bereavement are described in a coherent way. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The explanation need not go into great depth. Assessment should be based on its usefulness to a person facing death or bereavement.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Christian understanding of death is linked to the experience of a person facing death or bereavement. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe cultural and social attitudes towards death, including the causes of death. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    One or more communities may be investigated, and different attitudes may be compared. The investigation may include, but not be limited to death as a result of Aids, or violence, and perceptions of death as being caused by malice (i.e. witchcraft) as opposed to natural causes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Cultural and social attitudes towards death and its causes are identified according to practices in own community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Cultural and social attitudes towards death and its causes are explained in similar communities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Cultural and social attitudes towards death and its causes are explained with reference to both similarities and differences. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain the nature and meaning of funeral, vigil and memorial services in the learner's own faith tradition. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The nature and meaning of funeral, vigil and memorial services are explained in accordance with the teaching of the learner's faith tradition. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The nature and meaning of funeral, vigil and memorial services are explained with reference to the Christian understanding of death. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The nature and meaning of funeral, vigil and memorial services are explained with reference to the people who would be likely to participate in the service, including the bereaved, people assisting in leading the service, undertakers and others. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Assist in preparing for and in leading a funeral, vigil or memorial service in the learner's own faith community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The role of various leaders is described in accordance with the learner's faith tradition. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The role of the leaders is explained according to the expectations of the learner's faith tradition. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Providers of learning towards this Unit Standard will need to meet the accreditation requirements of the relevant ETQA.

    Moderation Option:
  • The moderation requirements of the relevant ETQA must be met in order to award credit to learners for this Unit Standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The following essential embedded knowledge will be assessed through assessment of the specific outcomes in terms of the stipulated assessment criteria. Candidates are unlikely to achieve all the specific outcomes, to the standards described in the assessment criteria, without knowledge of the listed embedded knowledge. This means that for the most part, the possession or lack of the knowledge can be directly inferred from the quality of the candidate's performance. Where direct assessment of knowledge is required, assessment criteria have been included in the body of the Unit Standard.
  • Knowledge of how the learner's community understand and deal with death and bereavement.
  • Knowledge of the funeral and bereavement practices of learner's faith community. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems: identify how people deal with death and bereavement. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others and in teams: Work with the community in handling funerals and bereavements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of inter-related parts of a system. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Definition of Terms:
  • Terms have been clarified as far as possible through the use of range statements. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  49057   Further Education and Training Certificate: Theology and Ministry  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 


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