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SOCIAL WORK

Major combinations:
NQF Level: 5: SCK1501, SCK1502, SCK1503,
NQF Level: 6: SCK2601, SCK2602, SCK2603, SCK2604, MGG2601 or MGG2602
NQF Level: 7: SCK3701, SCK3702, SCK3703, SCK3704, SCK3705
NQF Level: 8: SCK4801, SCK4802, SCK4803, SCK4804, SCK4805, SCK4806, SCK4807, SCK4808, SCK4810, SCK4811
The SCK major is in the process of being phased-out. The first level has been discontinued; the second level will be phasing out 2018, the third level phasing out in 2020 and the fourth level in 2022.

Practical Work in Social Case and Group Work - WFS3704
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: SCK2601, SCK2602, SCK2603 & SCK2604 Co-requisite: WFS3701 & WFS3702
Purpose: To enable students to apply the understanding gained in modules WFS301 and WFS302 by means of workshops, practice sessions, individual and group supervision and simulated practical situations.
Practical Work - SCK1503
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: SCK1502 or SCK102X
Purpose: To enable students to apply the knowledge and skills they acquired in module SCK102 in practical sessions, workshops, and simulated practical situations.
Practical Work: Community Work - WFS3705
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: SCK2601, SCK2602, SCK2603 & SCK2604 Co-requisite: WFS3703
Purpose: To enable students in social work to demonstrate the understanding gained in module WFS303 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.
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.
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 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.
Facilitative Communication in Groups and Communities - SCK2601
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: SCK1502 & SCK1503 or SCK102X & SCK103Y. (Not applicable to 02313 - CHP) Co-requisite: SCK2602 or SCK2024
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.
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.
Practical Work - SCK2602
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: 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 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 & SCK3044 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.
Welfare Policy - SCK2603
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 Co-requisite: SCK3704 or SCK304A
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.
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: SCK4809 & 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.
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) Co-requisite: SCK3705 or SCK305B. (Not applicable to 02313 - CHP)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Practical Work: Community Work - SCK3705
Diploma,Under Graduate Degree 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.
Social Case Work - WFS3701
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: SCK2601, SCK2602, SCK2603 & SCK2604 Co-requisite: WFS3702 & WFS3704
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.
Social Group Work - WFS3702
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: SCK2601, SCK2602, SCK2603 & SCK2604 Co-requisite: WFS3701 & WFS3704
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.
Introduction to Social Welfare and Social Work - SCK1501
Diploma,Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Is to, through the study of theoretical concepts; enable learners to obtain an understanding of social welfare, social welfare policy and social work in South Africa from a developmental perspective and to understand the nature and relevance of the ethical code in practising social work and social auxiliary work.
Community Work - WFS3703
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: SCK2601, SCK2602, SCK2603 & SCK2604 Co-requisite: WFS3705
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.
Introduction to Social Work as a Profession - SCK1502
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Year module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: SCK1503 or SCK103Y. (Not applicable to 98218 & 03425-CRI)
Purpose: Is to equip students with an understanding of the nature, scope and complexity of the social work profession, as well as to develop a basic understanding of the helping process in social work and social auxiliary work.