UNISA Short Course in The Support of Children at Risk

UNISA Short Course in The Support of Children at Risk

University of South Africa Short Course in The Support of Children at Risk

Short Course in The Support of Children at Risk (76977)Purpose

On the completion of the course the students will be able to:

  • Classify and Know who are the children at risk
  • Identify the causative factors that led a child to be at risk
  • Describe various intervention strategies through a holistic approach and wellness dimensions
  • Understand how to support children at risk in different contexts
  • Explain how sustainability may be maintained
  • Understanding ethical conduct in dealing with children at risk
  • Describe practical intervention:

-relationship building
-walking path-addressing wellness dimensions
-rehabilitation
 
 Target group

parents, guardians, grandparents, teachers, social workers, caregivers and volunteers in communities and warders
 
 Admission requirements

National Senior Certificate

12 months
 Language medium

English
 Registration periods

Year
 Tuition method

Blended Mode
 Kind of assessment

Formativeassessment.Studentsmustcompleteandpassacompulsoryassignmentinthemodule.Theassignmentwillinvolveworkplace-basedexercisesandself-assessment.
Theassignmentwillcontribute20%tothefinalmarkofthemodule.
 
Summativeassessment.Studentsmustsubmitandpassaportfoliocomprisingofpracticeorientated activitieswhichwillassesscompetenceinallunitstandards.Asubminimumof40%isrequiredtopasstheportfolioassessment.
 The support of Children at Risk (SCSCRA1)Syllabus/Content Topics

THEORETICAL COMPONENT

  • Who are children at risk (orphans, those displaying deviant behaviour, offenders, refugees, drug addicts, children from broken homes, school drop outs)

2 Causative Factors
3 Intervention Strategies through Holistic Approach and Wellness Dimensions
4 Support
5 Maintaining Sustainability
PRACTICAL COMPONENT- PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT
1 Identifying children at risk
2 Ethical Considerations
3 Practical Intervention

  • Relationship building
  • Walking the path-addressing wellness dimensions
  • Rehabilitation/Remediation
  • Sustainability

Course leader

Prof Meahabo Dinah Magano
BA; BEd; MED (School Guidance) DED Psychology of Education
Expertise: Psychology of Education- wellness dimensions in various contexts
Department of Inclusive Education
Sunnyside Campus Building 10, Floor 1 Office 58
Tel: 27 12 481 2766
Cell: 0835202536
E-mail: maganmd@unisa.ac.za
 
 Programme administrator(s)

Lynette Ramango
Centre for Continuing Education and Training
Sunnyside Campus Building  10 Room B10
Tel: 012 481 2731
Fax 086 548 9968
ramanml@unisa.ac.za


Overview of Public Universities in South Africa

Here's an overview of some public universities in South Africa, including general admissions requirements and estimated application periods. Keep in mind, specific program requirements and dates can vary significantly, so it's important to check each university's official website for the most current information.

University of Pretoria

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with minimum scores in specific subjects related to the chosen program; for international students, equivalent qualifications.
  • Application Period: Usually opens in March and closes at the end of July for most programs.

University of Cape Town

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with pass levels required for degree study; subject-specific requirements depending on the program.
  • Application Period: Application opens in April and closes at the end of July.

Stellenbosch University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required marks; some programs have additional testing.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and typically closes at the end of June.

University of the Witwatersrand

  • Admissions Requirements: Matriculation certificate with university exemption; required scores vary by faculty.
  • Application Period: Begins in March and ends on the 30th of September.

University of Johannesburg

  • Admissions Requirements: Matric exemption with a minimum APS score; specific subject requirements based on the faculty.
  • Application Period: Opens in April and generally closes by the 30th of September.

University of the Free State

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific marks for the program applied to; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Typically opens in April and closes at the end of August.

University of Venda

  • Admissions Requirements: Completion of the National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for diploma or degree studies; specific APS scores needed.
  • Application Period: Usually from May to September.

University of Fort Hare

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; certain programs may have specific requirements.
  • Application Period: Opens around May and closes at the end of September.

University of the Western Cape

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific performance levels; additional requirements for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Generally from May to September.

North-West University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; program-specific requirements may apply.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and usually closes by the end of August.

Rhodes University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate or equivalent; minimum academic performance in certain subjects.
  • Application Period: Applications open in April and close at the end of September.

Nelson Mandela University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; portfolio or additional tests for some faculties.
  • Application Period: Opens in April, with a deadline at the end of August for most programs.

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Opens in May and typically closes by the end of September.

University of Limpopo

  • Admissions Requirements: Senior Certificate with endorsement for diploma or degree courses; specific APS scores for different programs.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

University of Zululand

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for bachelor’s degree studies; specific score requirements for various programs.
  • Application Period: Usually between April and November.

Central University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores for the chosen field of study; additional criteria for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Application period generally starts in May and ends in October.

Vaal University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with a pass that qualifies for admission to bachelor’s degree, diploma, or higher certificate programs.
  • Application Period: Typically from May to September.

Walter Sisulu University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; additional criteria for certain faculties.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

This list provides a starting point for understanding the admissions landscape across South Africa's diverse higher education institutions. Given the variability in programs and requirements, it's crucial to consult each university's website for the most accurate and up-to-date information.