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

Further Education and Training Certificate: Criminology 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
48856  Further Education and Training Certificate: Criminology 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Criminology and Criminal Justice 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
Was SAS SETA until Last Date for Achievement  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
Further Ed and Training Cert  Field 08 - Law, Military Science and Security  Safety in Society 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  143  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Regular-Unit Stds Based 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
SAQA 0756/04  2004-10-13  2007-10-13 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2008-10-13   2011-10-13  

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 qualification is replaced by: 
Qual ID Qualification Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Min Credits Replacement Status
61451  Further Education and Training Certificate: Criminology  Level 4  NQF Level 04  143   

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
Learners who have achieved this qualification will be capable of combining a range of self-organisation and life long skills which will empower them to explore a variety of career opportunities in South Africa and internationally in the social, political, economic, legal and ecological spheres to ensure safety in society.

Learners acquiring this qualification will have skills, knowledge and experience to:
  • Think laterally, critically and creatively when dealing with crime and victimisation
  • Balance victim and offender rights within the framework of the SA Constitution and Bill of Rights
  • Develop and apply skills and programmes to deal more effectively with crime and conflict to ensure a safe and secure society
  • Develop specific skills and programmes in the field of crime and victimisation to enhance their status and employability
  • Work and communicate with others as a member of a multi-disciplinary team to deal effectively with crime and victimisation
  • Use science and technology appropriately, effectively, responsibly and ethically when dealing with crime and victimisation without harming society, the environment or individuals
  • Prepare them for life long learning
  • Prepare them for tertiary study.

    Rationale:

    The rationale for this qualification is to equip learners, persons with an interest in crime and victimisation and communities in general with the knowledge needed for creating and maintaining safety in society. Crime and victimisation in South Africa have severe consequences for the sustained development of society, the economy and ecology. This qualification will provide knowledge of crime and victimisation to enable learners to deal effectively with crime and victimisation and ensure a democratic and just society within a human rights framework as envisaged in the South African Constitution and Bill of Rights. Learners completing this qualification will be able to use their knowledge in various fields of crime and victimisation and to prevent/reduce crime in the social and corporate sphere. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners wishing to enter a programme leading to this qualification should have the necessary literacy, numeracy and communication skills, as well as the ability to apply health and safety principles to a work area equivalent to NQF level 3.

    In addition they should be able to:
  • Engage in sustained oral communication and evaluate spoken texts
  • Read, analyse and respond to a variety of contexts
  • Communicate what they have learned coherently, accurately and comprehensively in the required medium of instruction
  • Take responsibility for their own learning and its progress within a well-structured and managed learning environment
  • Evaluate their own performance against given criteria.

    Recognition of Prior Learning:

    This qualification may be achieved in part or in whole by recognition of prior learning, which includes formal (training by accredited providers), informal and non-formal (workplace/in-house training) learning and assessment/coaching experience. The learner must be assessed/evaluated in the same manner as described in paragraph eight that deals with integrated assessment. 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    The Qualification consists of a Fundamental, a Core and an Elective Component.

    To be awarded the Qualification, learners are required to obtain a minimum of 143 credits as detailed below.

    Fundamental Component:

    The Fundamental Component consists of Unit Standards in:
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4 to the value of 16 credits.
  • Communication at NQF Level 4 in a First South African Language to the value of 20 credits.
  • Communication in a Second South African Language at NQF Level 3 to the value of 20 credits.

    It is compulsory therefore for learners to do Communication in two different South African languages, one at NQF Level 4 and the other at NQF Level 3.

    All Unit Standards in the Fundamental Component are compulsory.

    Core Component:

    The Core Component consists of Unit Standards to the value of 82 credits all of which are compulsory.

    Elective Component:

    The Elective Component consists of Unit Standards to the value of 23 credits. Learners are to choose Unit Standards to the minimum of 5 credits. 

  • EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    1. Describe human, social and ecological rights in the field of crime and victimisation.
    2. Identify and evaluate individual, social and corporate risk factors contributing to crime and victimisation.
    3. Use various techniques of measuring crime and victimisation.
    4. Examine crime and victimisation trends and patterns with reference to specific types of crime and victimisation.
    5. Determine the impact of crime and victimisation on humans, society and ecological systems.
    6. Review and apply basic programmes to prevent/reduce crime and victimisation.
    7. Describe the structure and functioning of the criminal justice system in South Africa.
    8. Determine crime and victimisation vulnerability relating to lifestyle patterns.
    9. Identify and apply strategies to inform individuals and the community about crime and victimisation.
    10. Explain and apply basic research methodology and ethics in the field of crime and victimisation.

    The qualification consists of unit standards that describe the knowledge, skills and competencies required of the learner.

    Critical Cross-Field Outcomes:
  • Identify and solve problems using critical and creative thinking (Exit level outcomes 1 to 10).
  • Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation and community (Exit level outcomes 1 to 10).
  • Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively (Exit level outcomes 1 to 10).
  • Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information (Exit level outcomes 2 to 10).
  • Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation (Exit level outcomes 1 and 4).
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation (Exit level outcomes 3 to 10).
  • Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others (Exit level outcomes 1 to 4 and 5 to 10). 

  • ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    1. Human, social and ecological rights in the field of crime and victimization are described.
    2. Individual, social and corporate risk factors contributing to crime and victimisation are identified and evaluated.
    3. Various techniques of measuring crime and victimization are explained and used.
    4. Crime and victimization trends and patterns are examined with reference to specific types of crime and victimization.
    5. The impact of crime and victimization on humans, society and ecological systems is determined.
    6. Basic programmes to prevent/reduce crime and victimization are reviewed and applied.
    7. The structure and functioning of the criminal justice system in South Africa is described.
    8. Crime and victim vulnerability are related to lifestyle patterns.
    9. Strategies to inform individuals and the community about crime and victimization are identified and applied.
    10. Basic research methodologies and ethics in the field of crime and victimization are explained and applied.

    Integrated Assessment:

    Learning and assessment should be integrated throughout this qualification. Exit level outcomes and critical cross-field outcomes should be suitably addressed. Integrated assessment provides an opportunity for learners to demonstrate that they are able to integrate concepts, ideas and activities across unit standards to achieve the necessary competence to deal effectively with crime and victimisation. Continuous formative assessment is required to ensure that students are given feedback on their progress towards the achievement of specific learning outcomes. Summative assessment should integrate the body of knowledge, skills and attitudes, which are represented by the exit level outcomes as a whole.

    Assignments must be designed to achieve the following:
  • An integration of the achievement of exit level outcomes in a way that demonstrates that the purpose of the qualification as a whole has been achieved.
  • Evaluation of learner performance that demonstrate applied competence or capability.
  • A focus on criterion-referenced assessment which is transparent to learners and which is capable of being applied to the recognition of prior learning. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    Direct international comparability was not possible. It appears that criminology qualifications and unit standards at this level are not included in international qualifications frameworks. Possible reasons for this include:
  • Non-degree courses in criminology are often short courses or workshops, which do not count towards formal qualifications.
  • Most international qualifications frameworks have criminology courses at a diploma and degree level.

    Other national institutions and providers were also consulted during the standards generating process to ensure best practices. 

  • ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    On completion of this qualification learners will proceed to level 5 qualifications in criminology. Horizontally this qualification articulates with all other Further Education and Training Certificates as well as the National Certificate in Specialist Security (Level 4) and the National Certificate in Corrections Science (Level 4).

    Vertical articulation should be possible with the following qualifications:
  • National Diploma in Policing (Level 5)
  • National Diploma in Corrections Science (Level 5)
  • National Certificate in Policing (Level 5)
  • National Certificate in Security Management (Level 5)
  • Higher Education Certificate in Criminology (Level 5) 

  • MODERATION OPTIONS 
    All providers offering the learning to achieve this qualification must be accredited by the relevant ETQA.

    All assessors must be registered with the relevant ETQAs, and must comply with the requirements for assessors as prescribed by the relevant ETQAs. 

    CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    For an applicant to register as an assessor, the applicant needs to be:
  • Registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • In possession of a Qualification in Criminology at NQF level 5 or above. 

  • NOTES 
    This qualification has been replaced by qualification 61451, which is "Further education and training certificate: Criminology", Level 4, 143 credits. 

    UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  115226  Describe human, social and ecological rights in the field of crime and victimisation  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  115228  Describe the structure and functioning of criminal justice in South Africa  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  115232  Determine crime and victimisation vulnerability relating to lifestyle patterns  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  115231  Determine the impact of crime and victimisation on individuals, society and ecological systems  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  115227  Explain and apply basic research methodology and ethics in the field of crime and victimisation  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  115237  Identify and apply strategies to inform individuals and the community about crime and victimisation  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  115233  Identify and evaluate individual, social and corporate risk factors contributing to crime and victimisation  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  115235  Review and apply basic programmes to prevent/reduce crime and victimisation  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  115236  Use various techniques of measuring crime and victimisation  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  115229  Examine crime and victimisation trends and patterns with reference to specific types of crime and victimisation  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Fundamental  8968  Accommodate audience and context needs in oral communication  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8971  Analyse and respond to a variety of literary texts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8969  Interpret and use information from texts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8973  Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  9015  Apply knowledge of statistics and probability to critically interrogate and effectively communicate findings on life related problems  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8974  Engage in sustained oral communication and evaluate spoken texts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8977  Evaluate literary texts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8975  Read analyse and respond to a variety of texts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  9016  Represent analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  7468  Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8976  Write for a wide range of contexts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  7786  Operate a Computer  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  10141  Contribute to the management of project risk within own field of expertise  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  117158  Investigate ways of managing financial risk in own lives  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  13954  Manage risk in own work/business environment  Level 4  NQF Level 04 


    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
    When qualifications are replaced, some of their learning programmes are moved to being recorded against the replacement qualifications. If a learning programme appears to be missing from here, please check the replacement.
     
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    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION: 
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