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

Describe and apply Christian pastoral counselling skills 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116744  Describe and apply Christian pastoral counselling skills 
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  10 
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 learners who wish to gain a basic competence in pastoral care as it is applied in a congregational context.
Learners credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Explain the basic Biblical and doctrinal principles that underlie good practice in pastoral care
  • Show an empathetic understanding of human nature in relation to people's needs
  • Apply pastoral care principles to a variety of basic situations of human need within church and community contexts 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners are assumed to be competent in Communication at NQF Level 3 and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The following scope and context apply to the whole unit standard:
  • Both Testaments of the Bible
  • The Church is identified as a missiological community
  • Pastoral care is to include issues of illness and bereavement, marriage and family life, abuse 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe the role and qualities of a Christian pastoral counsellor. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    To include empathy, non-judgemental listening, compassion, empowering the other person to reach his or her own decision. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Christian Counselling is defined and explained in accordance with recognised principles of pastoral counselling. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes both Christian and secular
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The qualities of Christian counselling are described and explained to show how they operate in actual pastoral situations 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The counselling role and characteristics of the counsellor is defined from own perspective. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The positive and negative measures of Christian pastoral counselling are identified and explained by means of comparison. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify local resources and support structures in the learner's own church and community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Actual resources and structures are identified according to need. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Existing structures and resources are identified and described by data references. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The application of church and community structures and resources are explained according to their specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Describe the basic Biblical principles that underlie good practice in pastoral care. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Biblical principles are described with reference to a range of biblical texts which show that care is a primary Christian principle 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Biblical principles are explained with a major focus on the life and ministry of Jesus. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Methods and principles of pastoral care are described in terms of historical and social contexts in which they were exercised 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Describe the role of prayer in Christian pastoral counselling. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The role of prayer and caring is described with reference to appropriate biblical texts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The role of prayer and counselling is described with suitable examples from the learner's experience. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Apply pastoral care principles to a variety of situations of human need within church and community contexts. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    May include care of the sick and bereaved, care in basic marriage and family contexts; prevention of abuse; organisation of pastoral care; care of self. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The insights, skills and values pertinent to a selection from the specified range of pastoral care situations are explained and reported on in a practical way. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The boundaries and limits of personal competence are described, along with simple mechanisms for referral and teamwork. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Practice of sensitivity to the culture, gender and age is explained in terms of caring, compassion and tolerance. 


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

    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.
  • Biblical and doctrinal principles of Christian pastoral care
  • Guidelines for showing Christian pastoral care
  • Appropriate strategies for offering pastoral care in a variety of situations 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems: through listening skills and basic non-directive facilitation 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others and in teams: through sharing the pastoral load and through appropriate delegation 

    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: pastoral care shown applies to individuals and communities and the effective practice of pastoral care will make a positive impact on both 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
  • Participate as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities: through helping people in need
  • Being culturally and aesthetically sensitive: applying pastoral care that takes into account the needs and sensitivities of a variety of people and situations.
  • Contribute to the full development of oneself: through self-awareness and knowledge of relative competencies and limitations 

  • 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 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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