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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Design an appropriate strategy/programme to address crime and victimisation risk 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119756  Design an appropriate strategy/programme to address crime and victimisation risk 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Criminology and Criminal Justice 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 08 - Law, Military Science and Security Safety in Society 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  10 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

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 is for learners and practitioners interested in dealing with the risks associated with crime and victimisation. The rationale for this unit standard is to prepare learners and practitioners to create and maintain a safe society by designing an appropriate strategy/ programme to address the problem defined, in the field of crime and victimisation, including:
  • Evaluating strategy and programme needs.
  • Determining strategy/programme purpose (see range statement for programme purpose).
  • Developing a strategy/programme.

    Learners become aware of the importance of reflecting and exploring a range of strategies to learn more effectively as they design an appropriate strategy/programme to address the problem defined, in the field of crime and victimisation. They learn to participate as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities, by identifying and addressing factors contributing to crime and victimisation. They learn the importance of being culturally sensitive across a range of social contexts in relating to all participants when designing an appropriate strategy/programme to address the problem defined, contributing to crime and victimisation on an individual, social and corporate level. The attaining of these outcomes will also contribute to the development of learners' entrepreneurial skills within the field. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication Skills at NQF Level 4
  • Mathematical Literacy Skills at NQF Level 4 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Crime and victimisation risk include any factor compromising safety and security at the individual, social, economic, corporate and physical environment level.
  • Strategy/programme refers to methods applied to and focusing on specific crime/victimisation risks and processes relating to youth, adults, corporations and the social and physical environment.
  • Strategy/programme purpose can include victim and offender support/services, reduction/prevention of crime and victimisation, education and training in the field of crime and victimisation, restorative justice, rehabilitation, punishment and sentencing.
  • Role-players include representatives of the criminal justice system, and other associated government departments; members of the community and community-based structures; victims; perpetrators and their representatives; witnesses and service providers.
  • Criteria refer to the use of specific techniques to measure the effectiveness and/or deficiencies of a crime and victimisation strategy/programme.
  • Crime/victim risk factors include individual, social, corporate and environmental factors contributing to criminal behaviour and victimisation vulnerability. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Determine strategy/programme needs based on the crime and victimisation risk. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Crime and victimisation risk information is reviewed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Different crime and victimisation contexts are accurately identified in terms of needs for the strategy/programme. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    All relevant role-players are identified and effective communication channels are determined. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Determine the purpose of the strategy/programme. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The purpose of the strategy/programme is defined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The purpose of the strategy/programme is described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An appropriate strategy/programme is selected to address the crime and victimisation risk as determined by the purpose. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Develop implementation guidelines for the programme/strategy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Financial and human resources appropriate to the scope and nature of the strategy/programme are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Time frames that meet the requirements of the strategy/programme are indicated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Criteria to assess the effectiveness of the strategy/programme are determined. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be a provider by the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Qualifying learners should describe and explain:
  • Various types of crimes including property crimes, crimes against the person, workplace crime and violence, crimes against the environment etc.
  • The evaluation of strategy and programme needs.
  • The identification and/or development of objectives and techniques for the strategy/programme
  • The framework provided by South African Constitution and Criminal Law.
  • Different strategies/programmes to reduce/prevent crime and victimisation.
  • Basic research methods and ethics in the field of crime and victimisation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in which responses indicate that responsible decisions, using creative thinking, have been made by designing an appropriate strategy/programme to address the problem defined. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and evaluate information by designing an appropriate strategy/programme to address the problem defined. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively showing responsibility in the design of an appropriate strategy/programme to address the problem defined. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    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
    Core  49709   National Certificate: Criminology  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
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