This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2019.
Course code 3695
Credit points 520
Abbreviated title BCYC
Managing Faculty Faculty of Social and health Sciences
Admission and fees https://www.msa.ac.za/Course/bachelor-of-child-and-youth-care/
4 years FT
Students at Monash South Africa will receive credit and complete this course in 4 years full-time or 8 years part-time. Students have a maximum of eight years to complete this course.
Bachelor of Child and Youth Care
The Bachelors of Child and Youth Care (BCYC) is specifically designed to equip child and youth care professionals to work in various fields where services need to be delivered to vulnerable children, youth and families. The degree addresses a variety of areas towards the Millennium Goals aimed at children, by offering specialized knowledge childhood development, including the prenatal stage as affected by maternal health and risk factors related to the adolescent stage (youth-at-risk); by providing knowledge of the different levels of intervention as prescribed by the Framework of Services, adopted by the Department of Social Development, that includes preventative community level projects; and by providing training in various skills and techniques, from the designing of activities and programmes within the lifespace, to counselling techniques and strength-based approaches. Another area of need being addressed through the degree is for CYC workers to act as Intermediaries when young people have to be witnesses in criminal court proceedings.
The purpose of the Bachelor of Child and Youth Care (BCYC) is to produce graduates to assume professional roles in a range of child and youth care settings. Completion of the degree will enable graduates to apply for registration as professional child and youth care workers with the South African Council for Social Service Professions (SACSSP). In this role professionals will be able to offer developmental and therapeutic services with a focus on relational and lifespace work with children, youth and families. Graduates would be able to take on administrative and supervisory roles with auxiliary level child and youth care workers.
More specifically, the qualification aims to:
The Bachelor of Child and Youth Care (BCYC) degree at MSA offers specialisation in the development and care of children, families and communities. Improving the conditions of children and families are key to most government policy drives and the role of CYC workers in these drives are being acknowledged through inclusion in legislation like the Social Services Act and The White Paper (delivering mandated social services to children and families) and the Criminal Procedures Act (involvement in intermediary and diversion programmes). The Children’s Act allocates tasks to a range of social service professionals to diversify the services offered and to relieve the burden on social workers.
From their second year, prior to commencing their field placement, students are required to be registered with the South Africa Council for Social Service Professions (SACSSP) as Student Child and Youth Care Workers. This professional degree is endorsed by the SACSSP and therefore enables students to register as Professional Child and Youth Care Workers on successful completion of the degree.
The exit level outcomes (ELOs) defined below are stated generically and may be assessed in various disciplinary or cross-disciplinary contexts in a provider-based or simulated practice environment.
Only 50 students are approved to be enrolled each year. After meeting institutional entry requirements, applicants will be required to submit a guided 750 word essay for a panel review.
The Bachelor of Child and Youth Care degree comprises of 36 modules. Students follow a set course map with only 5 electives from Criminology or Psychology, with a minor in Public Health. From the second to the fourth year, students will be completing 6 modules of fieldwork (placements). The following modules constitute the programme:
Bachelor of Child and Youth Care Curriculum Programme Code: 3695
|Unit Code||1ST YEAR (2019)||Semester||Credits||NQF Level|
|ZUG1099||Professional Child and Youth Care||1||15||5|
|ZUG1102||Child and Youth Development||1||15||5|
|ZUG1101||Child and Youth Care Practicum 1||1||5||5|
|ZUG1107||Introduction to public health||1||15||5|
|ZUG1103||Crime in context: theory & typologies|
Fundamentals of Psychology 1A
|ZUG1100||Relational and Family work||2||15||5|
|ZUG1109||Behaviour management and activity programming||2||15||5|
|ZUG1110||Child and Youth Care Practicum 2||2||5||5|
|ZUG1108||Overview and context of a health system||2||15||5|
|ZUG1106||An introduction to the South African criminal justice system|
Fundamentals of Psychology 1B
|TOTAL Credits||Sem1: 65|
|Unit Code||2ND YEAR (2020)||Semester||Credits||NQF Level|
|ZUG2058||Strength-based assessment of childhood challenges||1||15||6|
|ZUG2060||Residential and Health Care||1||15||6|
|ZUG2051||Child and Youth Care Practicum 3||1||5||6|
|ZUG2061||Victimology: Understanding victims and victimisation|
Research Design and Statistical Methods in Psychology
|ZUG2055||Intervention strategies for childhood challenges||2||15||6|
|ZUG2059||Social networking & community profiling||2||15||6|
|ZUG2052||Child and Youth Care Practicum 4||2||5||6|
|ZUG2057||Health program planning and evaluation||2||15||6|
|ZUG2049||Youth in Conflict with the Law|
Psychology and Society
|Total Credits||Sem1: 65|
|Unit Code||3RD YEAR (2021)||Semester||Credits||NQF Level|
|ZUG3056||Vulnerable children and Youth at risk||1||15||7|
|ZUG3058||Child and Youth Care Internship||1||15||7|
|ZUG3055||Treating children with special needs||1||15||7|
|ZUG3052||Profiling: A forensic model of victims and offenders|
Child and Adult Psychopathology
|ZUG3060||Research methodology 1||1||5||7|
|ZUG3062||Community development project management||2||15||7|
|ZUG3059||Project Development Practicum||2||15||7|
|ZUG3057||Poverty alleviation strategies||2||15||7|
|ZUG3054||Child and Youth Intermediary Services||2||15||7|
|ZUG3061||Research methodology 2||2||5||7|
|Total Credits||Sem1: 65|
|Unit Code||4TH YEAR (2022)||Semester||Credits||NQF Level|
|ZUG4044||Child & Youth Care Legislation & Policy||1||30||8|
|ZUG4045||Research project A||1||30||8|
|ZUG4042||Creative, Diverse & Restorative practices||1||5||8|
|ZUG4047||Supervision & Leadership||2||30||8|
|ZUG4046||Research project B||2||30||8|
|Total Credits||Sem1: 65|
Students of this programme may transfer from and to another Bachelor’s degree programme, or equivalent NQF level 8 programme at an accredited institution providing they adhere to the RPL and credit transfer policies and other relevant institutional requirements.
After completion of the degree, upward vertical articulation may occur to progammes offered at NQF level 9, typically a Master of Philosophy at MSA or similar.
Credit transfer is assessed on the basis of equivalence of learning content in terms of the curriculum, depth of study and credit point value of the previous module of learning. For specific credit to be granted, a module or modules of previous study must be equivalent to at least 80% of the curriculum and credit point value of a Monash South Africa module.
Graduates of the BCYC will be equipped to work in various settings as follows: Schools, Residential care facilities, Day care centres, Community Development Projects and Programmes, Hospitals (with developmentally delayed children), Correctional services/ Places of Safety (rendering care and developmental programmes), Home based care -rendering developmentally appropriate programmes, and Institutions whose mandate is to ensure the development of Children and Youth: NGOs (Non-Governmental organisations), CBOs (Community based organisations) and NPOs (Non Profit Organisations).
The program is an enhancement to any field in business and any role in organizational leadership, particularly at senior management and board director level. Specific prospects in corporate governance as a field include: