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

Help families care for children 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116762  Help families care for children 
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 people who interact with children in the context of families, or who interact with families who are in close contact with children.
People credited with this Unit Standard are able to
  • Help family members to bond with each other
  • Help families to grow Christian maturity
  • Help families understand family, its enemies and opportunities
  • Help family members to find and grow their roles
  • Help families to show hospitality to other children
  • Describe factors that help families to function better 

  • 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 
    The following scope and context applies to the whole Unit Standard:
  • Family is understood as a group of people, normally of different generations, that share a living unit and/or biological relationship, and/or close social ties, and share some mutual responsibility for each other. This might be a nucleus family or an extended family, simple or complex in structure.
  • Families in terms of this standard unit include children and/or are in close relationship with children
  • Children are regarded as persons in own right before 14 years of age.
  • Children's workers are people, mostly adults, who are involved with children with the purpose to enhance growth in various fields of their lives. This can be done in a professional or non-professional role.
  • Assessment for this Unit Standard is based on the assumption that the learner would have regular direct contact with children.

    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 
    Help family members to bond with each other. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Ways in which a family is helped to listen and talk effectively to one another are identified and explained with reference to components of conversation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Ways in which a family is helped to understand the needs of all family members are identified and explained with reference to physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual needs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Ways in which a family is helped to use games, stories, music and/or creative activities to bond are identified and explained with reference to therapeutic value of such activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Ways in which a family is helped to use boundaries effectively are identified and described with reference to rules that regulate interaction between family members. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The significance of family bonding is explained with reference to the value of halthy family relationships. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Help families to grow in christian maturity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Ways in which a family is helped to experience the fellowship of Christians is identified and described with reference to own faith community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Ways in which a family is helped to respond to the love of God are identified and described through observation and own experience. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Ways in which a family is helped to use the Bible effectively are identified with reference bible programmes in own community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Ways in which a family is helped to grow in Christian living are identified and described with reference to practices in own community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The significance of a family's growth in Christian maturity is explained in terms of spiritual growth. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Understand family, its enemies and opportunities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Different families are described in terms of their structure and relationships 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Factors that have a negative influence on families are described 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Factors that have a positive influence on families are described. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Help family members to find and grow in their roles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Ways in which a family is helped to list different tasks, responsibilities and functions in and outside the home/family unit are identified and explained in context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Ways in which a family is helped to list the gifts and abilities of each member to make a contribution are identified and explained with reference to differences between family members. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Ways in which a family is helped to list the tasks, responsibilities and function of each member are identified and explained from observation and own experience. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Ways in which the members of a family are encouraged to take up their tasks, responsibilities and functions are identified and explained in the context of real life situations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The significance of family roles is explained with reference to cooperation and outcomes. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Help families to show hospitality to other children. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Families that demonstrate hospitality towards children are described with reference to families in the community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Ways in which a family is helped to grow in hospitality towards children are identified and described from work with families. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The effects on the family after demonstrating hospitality as well as the children who received hospitality are reported in detail. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Describe factors that help families to function better. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Function better' refers to the ability to reach positive goals, to create a positive family environment, to continue growing in internal and external relationships, to make a positive difference in the wider community, etc. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Important differences between happy and unhappy families are described after observation 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The causes of happiness or unhappiness in different families are described after observation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The effects of a functional family on the wider community are described with reference to case studies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Biblical guidelines for happiness in a family are described from relevant sources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Factors that help families to function better are identified and explained in detail. 


    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.
  • Aspects of Communication, including public address and listening skills
  • Aspects of Observation and interpretation of data
  • Understanding children
  • Ability to make creative decisions 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems: understand needs of family; AC 1.4 - family and boundaries; SO 3 - understand enemies and opportunities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others and in teams: families bond; functioning of families. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively: respond to God's love; find your role 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information: use the Bible; describe structure and relationships; describe factors to function better. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills: listen and talk; aids to bond; communicate understanding 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically: aids to bond 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of inter-related parts of a system: families bond; families grow; find your role; functioning of families 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to the full development of oneself: families bond; families grow; find your role; grow in hospitality; discover roles 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    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
    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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