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SOCIAL WORK

Major combinations:
NQF Level 5: BSW1501, BSW1502, BSW1503
NQF Level 6: BSW2601, BSW2602, BSW2603, BSW2604, BSW2605
NQF Level 7: BSW3701, BSW3702, BSW3703, BSW3704, BSW3705
NQF LEVEL8: BSW4801, BSW4802, BSW4803, BSW4804, BSW4805, BSW4806,

Sexual Trauma - MGG2602
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The aim of the course is to help the learner understand the experiences of the sexually traumatised person and the passage of healing that occurs after the event. Healing enables the person to utilise the painful experiences to regain control of his or her own life and rid the self of feelings and unhelpful behaviour that were caused by the trauma. Wade (2000:38) suggests that survivors of sexual trauma may turn the unpleasant disadvantage of sexual trauma into an advantage by gaining access to their inner self and turning that into a comfortable and attractive place to live. The course is designed to help the learner understand some of the dynamics that surround sexual trauma, become familiar with the basic principles of helping in this field, examine personal feelings and attitudes pertaining to sexual abuse and contemplate how the prevalence of this social reality can be reduced in the family, community and society.
Social Welfare Macro Policy - BSW4803
Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: BSW1501, BSW2603 & BSW4802
Purpose: Of this module is to equip students with advanced knowledge about macro social welfare and social work policy within a global, regional and local context while upholding the basic values enshrined in the Bill of Rights in the South African Constitution. Qualifying students will assess and critically appraise development challenges globally, continentally, regionally and nationally in relation to appropriate policies around different social issues as well as the influence and implementation of macro policy on social welfare and service delivery.
Facilitative Communication in Groups and Communities - SCK2601
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: BSW1502 & BSW1503 OR SCK1502 & SCK1503 or SCK102X & SCK103Y. (Not applicable to 02313 - CHP & SCK1503 - not applicable to 98218) Co-requisite: SCK2602 or SCK2024 (Not applicable to 98218)
Purpose: To enable students in the helping professions to gain knowledge and understanding of the people-centred theories, values and skills upon which the facilitation of communication with people in groups and communities are based.
Statutory Work and Report Writing - BSW4806
Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: SCW2601, BSW2602 & BSW3704 Co-requisite: BSW4805
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to equip students with knowledge of the different pieces of legislation pertaining to children and families who require statutory intervention and with knowledge and skills in report writing for statutory purposes. Students who successfully complete this module will be able to critically examine the important sections relevant to social work intervention espoused in the different acts, and they will be able to critically appraise social work statutory reports and analyse case studies in view of writing social work reports for statutory purposes.
Practical Work - SCK2602
Diploma,Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: BSW1501 & BSW1503 or SCK1502 & SCK1503 or SCK102X & SCK103Y Co-requisite: SCK2601or SCK2013
Purpose: To enable students in social work to demonstrate the ability to apply the people-centred theories and values through basic and advanced skills when communicating with people in groups and communities through practice sessions, workshops, group and individual supervision and simulated practical situations.
Social Casework: Working with Individuals-Integrated Theory and Practice - SCK4801
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: SCK3701 & SCK3704 or SCK3016 & SCK304A Co-requisite: SCK4802 or SCK402B
Purpose: To enable students to demonstrate an advanced understanding of the person-centred approach, skills and ethical issues of social casework in working with individuals, their own development as social workers and to apply this understanding through undertaking casework with individuals during their placement at an organisation.
Welfare Policy - SCK2603
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: BSW1501 or SCK1501 or SCK101W
Purpose: To enable students to develop knowledge regarding the complexity of social welfare policy, to critically analyse policy, to develop skills and to demonstrate knowledge in applying it in different contexts.
Social Casework: Working with Couples and Families- Integrated Theory and Practice - SCK4802
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: SCK3701 & SCK3704 or SCK3016 & SCK304A Co-requisite: SCK4801 or SCK401A
Purpose: To enable students to demonstrate an advanced understanding of the person-centred approach, skills and ethical issues of social casework in working with couples and families, and to apply this understanding through undertaking casework with couples and families during their placement at an organisation.
Counselling Skills - SCK2604
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: SCK1502 or SCK102X. Co-requisite: SCK2601 or SCK2013 (Not applicable to 98218)
Purpose: To enable students to develop an appreciation for the complexity and diversity of life tasks across the life span and to understand the nature of programmes focussed on helping people to effectively deal with life tasks.
Social Group Work with Children and Youth- Integrated Theory and Practice - SCK4803
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: SCK3702 & SCK3704 or SCK3028 & SCK304A Co-requisite: SCK4804 or SCK404D
Purpose: To enable students to demonstrate an advanced understanding of the theory on social group work with children and youth, the group process, types of youth groups, ethical and professional issues in conducting children and youth groups, and to apply this understanding through conducting groups with children and youth during their placement at an organisation.
Case Work: Theories, Approaches and Models - BSW3701
Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
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Pre-requisite: BSW1502 & BSW2601 Co-requisite: BSW3704
Purpose: Of this module will equip students with a broad knowledge, skills and values of social work practice to identify, assess, plan, implement, evaluate and terminate appropriate social work intervention processes with individuals, couples and families from a social developmental perspective. The module will introduce students to various theories, approaches, techniques and intervention models in an integrated manner within varying contexts. Qualifying students will be equipped with knowledge of different policies and legislation pertaining to social work intervention and related social problems.
Social Group Work with Adults- Integrated Theory and Practice - SCK4804
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: SCK3702 & SCK3704 or SCK3028 & SCK304A Co-requisite: SCK4803 or SCK403C
Purpose: To enable students to demonstrate an advanced understanding of theory on social group work with adults, the value of group work for adults, group techniques, types of adult groups, ethical and professional issues in conducting adult groups, and to apply this understanding through conducting groups with adults during their placement at an organisation.
Group Work: Theories, Approaches and Models - BSW3702
Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
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Pre-requisite: BSW1502 & BSW2601
Purpose: The module will equip students with a broad knowledge comprising various theories, approaches, techniques, skills and values to identify, assess, plan, implement, evaluate and terminate group work intervention from a developmental approach. Qualifying students will have knowledge of implementing the group work facilitation process and the role of the social worker in various group work settings. Students who succeed in this module will be able to compile different types of reports for groups.
Community Work: Planning and Integrated Practice - SCK4805
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: SCK3703 & SCK3705 or SCK3039 & SCK305B Co-requisite: SCK4806 or SCK406F
Purpose: To enable students in social work to demonstrate advanced knowledge, understanding and the ability to facilitate the planning of a participatory project with a community.
Introduction to Social Welfare and Social Work - BSW1501
Year module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
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Purpose: Of this module is to enable students to obtain knowledge of social welfare, social welfare policy and social work in South Africa from a developmental approach. The module will also equip students with knowledge of the nature and relevance of the ethical codes in social work practice
Community Work: Theories, Approaches and Models - BSW3703
Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
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Pre-requisite: BSW1501 & BSW2601
Purpose: The module will equip students with a broad knowledge comprising various theories, approaches, models, skills and techniques to identify, assess, plan, implement, evaluate and terminate appropriate social work intervention processes with communities from a developmental paradigm. The module will introduce students to various theories, approaches, techniques and intervention models in community work within varying contexts. Qualifying students will be equipped with knowledge based on community work as one of the primary methods in social work
Community Work (Project) - SCK4806
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: SCK3703 & SCK3705 or SCK3039 & SCK305B Co-requisite: SCK4805 or SCK405E
Purpose: To enable students in social work to demonstrate advanced knowledge, understanding and the ability to facilitate the execution of a sustainable micro-project with a community.
Introduction to Social Work as a Profession - BSW1502
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Of this module is to equip students with the basic knowledge of the nature and scope of the social work profession within the developmental approach. Students who complete this module will also acquire knowledge of levels of service delivery, methods (primary and secondary) of social work, fields of practice and the helping process.
Child, Youth, Family Care and Related Legislation - BSW3704
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: BSW2601 & BSW2602
Purpose: Of this module is to provide students with an understanding of how relevant legislation and policies, amongst others, address child, youth and family care in an effort to bring about social justice and enhance human development. Qualifying students will be able to understand social work intervention processes pertaining to child, youth and family at micro, meso and macro levels as well as examine the roles and functions of members within a multidisciplinary team as related to intervention.
Social Work Management: the Social Work Organisation- Integrated Theory and Practice - SCK4807
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: SCK2603 or SCK2035 Co-requisite: SCK4808 & SCK4811 or SCK408H & SCK411C
Purpose: To enable students to gain an understanding of the functioning of organisations and welfare organisations, the effect of the organisation in shaping the work of the professional, and to gain insight into organisations through a placement at an organisation.
Introduction to the Landscape of Social Work Practice - BSW1503
Year module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
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Co-requisite: BSW1501 & BSW1502
Purpose: Of this module is to expose students to social work practice guided by the professional code of ethics at the individual, family, group, organisation, and community levels. Students who complete this module will be able to gain self-awareness and demonstrate basic social work knowledge through the completion of activities in a workbook. They will also be able to understand the levels of service delivery and methods of intervention and human diversity. The students' visitation to welfare organisations for 40 hours of observation and voluntary work will enable them to understand the operationalisation of social work in practice. Furthermore, role plays conducted in small group laboratory settings will facilitate their understanding and skills practice of communication. (No direct practice is conducted in this module).
Integrated Social Work Practice - BSW3705
Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 36
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Pre-requisite: BSW2605 & BSW3705 Co-requisite: BSW3701, BSW3702 & BSW3703
Purpose: The module will equip students with practical knowledge, skills and attitudes of social work as a generic practice to identify, assess, plan and implement appropriate social work intervention processes in practice with individual, couples, families, groups and communities under supervision of a social worker in a welfare organisation from a developmental approach. The module will enable students to apply various theories, approaches, techniques and intervention models in an integrated manner within varying contexts. Students will be able to integrate theory into practice relevant to the ethics, principles and values of social work.
Social Work Management: The Social Worker as Employee and Manager - SCK4808
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: SCK2603 or SCK2035 Co-requisite: SCK4807 & SCK4811 or SCK407G & SCK411C
Purpose: To gain understanding of social work management, the functions, tasks and operations of managers, the social worker as employee, entrepreneur and private practitioner, and to apply this understanding through working as a social work employee.
The Social Work Helping Process within a Developmental Approach - BSW2601
Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
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Pre-requisite: BSW1501 & BSW1502
Purpose: Of the module is to equip students with the knowledge, skills and values relevant to the social work helping process within a developmental approach. Students who complete this module will be able to identify, describe and illustrate competencies of the social work helping process within a social developmental paradigm.
Social Case Work - SCK3701
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: SCK2604 or SCK2046 Co-requisite: SCK3704 or SCK304A (Not applicable to 98218)
Purpose: To enable students to demonstrate an understanding of the personcentred approach, values and skills of social casework, assessment and evaluation of social casework, their own development as social workers.
Research Project: Planning and Execution - SCK4810
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: RSC2601
Purpose: To enable students to plan and execute a research project and to apply the research phases.
Focus areas and Fields of Social Work Practice - BSW2602
Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
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Pre-requisite: BSW1501 & BSW1502
Purpose: Of this module is to equip students with the ability to identify and describe fields and scope of social work practice and explain their significance within the content of social work practice in South Africa. Qualifying students will be able to identify selected social welfare policies and legislation relevant to the fields of practice, in order to address vulnerability, poverty and other developmental challenges faced by members of the South African society.
Social Group Work - SCK3702
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: SCK2601 & SCK2602 or SCK2013 & SCK2024 (SCK2602 - not applicable to 98218) Co-requisite: SCK3704 or SCK304A (Not applicable to 98218)
Purpose: To enable students to demonstrate an understanding of group work in the helping professions, theoretical approaches to group work, developmental phases in group work, administration of group work, the integration of research in the evaluation and observation of groups.
Supervision Ethics - SCK4811
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: SCK2603 or SCK2035 Co-requisite: SCK4807 & SCK4808 or SCK407G & SCK408H
Purpose: To enable students to demonstrate advanced knowledge and the ability to practically apply statutory work, ethics, and supervision to practice.
Social Welfare Policy within the South African Context - BSW2603
Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
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Pre-requisite: BSW1501 & BSW1502
Purpose: Of the module is to introduce students to policy development in the area of social welfare policy. Students will also be conversant with how policy informs social work practice. Students who complete this module will be able to outline the process of policy development and conduct a basic critical analysis of an existing policy.
Community Work - SCK3703
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: SCK2601 & SCK2602 or SCK2013 & SCK2024. (Not applicable to 02313 - CHP, SCK2602 is not applicable to 98218) Co-requisite: SCK3705 or SCK305B. (Not applicable to 02313 - CHP & 98218)
Purpose: To enable students in the helping professions to gain knowledge and understanding of a participatory approach to working with communities, project facilitation and management.
Social Work Management, Administration, Supervision and Ethics - BSW2604
Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
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Pre-requisite: BSW1501 & BSW1502
Purpose: The purpose of the module is to equip students with basic knowledge of social work management, supervision, administration and ethics. Students who successfully complete this module will be able to outline the role, functions and significance of management, supervision and administration in social work practice. They will also be able to explain the role of multidisciplinary teams in various settings of social work practice and the fundamentals of organisations within the social welfare context.
Practical Work in Social Case and Group Work - SCK3704
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: SCK2601 & SCK2602 or SCK2013 &SCK2024 Co-requisite: SCK3701 SCK3702 or SCK3016 & SCK3028
Purpose: To enable students to apply the understanding gained in modules SCK301 and SCK302 by means of workshops, practice sessions, individual and group supervision and simulated practical situations.
Social Work Practice - BSW2605
Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 24
Module presented in
Pre-requisite: BSW1501, BSW1502 & BSW1503 Co-requisite: BSW2601
Purpose: The purpose of the module is to expose students to the application of knowledge, skills and values related to the helping process in social work practice. Qualifying students will be able to intervene on a preventative level with individuals, groups and compile organizational profile including existing community projects.
Practical Work: Community Work - SCK3705
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: SCK2601 & SCK2602 or SCK2013 & SCK2024 Co-requisite: SCK3703 or SCK3039
Purpose: To enable students in social work to demonstrate the understanding gained in module SCK303 of participatory project facilitations and management with communities by means of workshops, practice sessions, individual and group supervision, and simulated practical situations.
Marriage Guidance and Counselling - MGG2601
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To enable students to demonstrate an understanding of the rationale for marriage guidance and counselling, different perspectives on marriage and the family, the family and marriage in different cultural contexts and faiths, communication processes and intimacy in the marriage, parenthood, family planning, infertility and different forms of parenthood, sexual education and sexually transmitted diseases, and the person-centred approach to marriage counselling.
Integrated Service Delivery in Social Welfare - BSW4802
Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in
Pre-requisite: BSW2603, BSW3701, BSW3702 & BSW3703 Co-requisite: BSW4803 & BSW4804
Purpose: The module will equip students with advanced theoretical knowledge, skills, values and attitudes of social work to intervene within the different fields of service delivery in relation to different levels of interventions. Students will critique different theories, policies, social problems, resources and levels of intervention that are applicable for intervention from a developmental approach. Qualifying students will be able to assess and analyse various social inequalities, social issues and social injustices for conceptualising social work interventions at micro, meso and macro levels, within a collaborative and integrative manner.