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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Collect information to support a community needs assessment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
110044  Collect information to support a community needs assessment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Development 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 05 - Education, Training and Development Adult Learning 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 1  NQF Level 01  12 
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 
A learner credited with this unit standard will be able to complete tasks that contribute to a community needs assessment project. These tasks will include contacting individual members in a community without the direct support from a senior practitioner.

The learner will also be able to interview individuals from the community, collect the information and present it to a senior practitioner. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
A learner studying towards this unit standard is assumed to have a fair knowledge of the area where this needs assessment must take place. The learner is assumed to be functionally literate at NQF Level 1. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • At NQF Level 1, the assessment forms used are restricted to simple quantitative and qualitative methods and participation in surveys, appraisals, interviews, community consultations, census processes and basic documentary research.
  • Interview and collection skills are demonstrated in a group context e.g. community meeting, structured learning programme, or in a meeting with donors or state resource providers.
  • Relevant data should be collected from outside and inside the community.
  • The supervisor will assist the learner by limiting the scope of the project. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Understand the different forms used for the collection of information in communities. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Different forms used in this Specific Outcome are restricted to two examples selected from surveys, appraisals, interviews, community consultations, census processes and basic documentary research. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Purposes and reasons for using different needs assessment forms are described and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Forms are further explained in a general sense for its different usages. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The steps to complete different forms are practically demonstrated through actual completion. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify individuals in a community for interviewing purposes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Interviewing steps are described and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Interviewing forms are related to a description of persons to be interviewed. Key individuals within the community are also described in terms of their community roles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. All relevant stakeholders are identified and described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Relevant individuals and households are identified and described in a practical manner. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Interview and collect information from individuals in a community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Interviews are conducted and demonstrated in a practical manner under supervision. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Interviews are also conducted and demonstrated unsupervised. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Data is collected in a practical manner in accordance with the prescribed instructions of each form. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Present data to a senior practitioner. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Data is collected and prepared in accordance with the prescribed instructions of the development task. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Data is presented through explanation and description to a senior practitioner. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. A report on experiences in carrying out the task is presented. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Accredited providers may establish or refine moderation procedures and systems in line with the requirements of the relevant ETQA.

    An external moderator may moderate the results of learners. External moderators should provide reports not only on the fairness and consistency of assessment, but also on the validity of the assessment design in terms of the specified outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The learner will have acquired a basic level of knowledge and understanding of:
  • Community dynamics and community development processes
  • FacilitatIng group processes and consensus making
  • The purpose, methods and application of the research tools
  • Background information in this context includes knowledge about the functioning of the community e.g. its social structure, key stakeholders, cultural issues, and sources of community information. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community:
  • In describing and explaining the forms and the steps to complete the forms the learner is expect to work with others. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively:
  • In identifying persons to be interviewed, and actually interviewing people and presenting the data to a senior practitioner, the learner has manages her/his activities responsibly and effectively. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing and critically evaluating information:
  • When interviewing people, preparing and presenting data the learner satisfies the requirements of this critical cross field outcome. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion:
  • All the specific outcomes of the unit standard are based on effective communication. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard could be employed as a development practitioner in the same provider institution with at least a level 4 Qualification and work with a registered assessor in development practice with the relevant ETQA.

    Registered Assessors must have a level 5 qualification in development practice and prior or concurrent experience as a development practitioner. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Key Individuals refer to persons that are affected by or directly involved in the needs assessment. Example: In the case of TB affected people that need support, key individuals will include local nurses, TB patients, family of TB patients and CBOs and NGOs working in the health sector.

    Stakeholders refer to every group or organisation involved in the affairs of a local community. This includes external donors and organisations working in the local community but not based there. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  49606   General Education and Training Certificate: Ancillary Health Care  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 
    Core  23093   General Education and Training Certificate: Development Practice  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  49552   General Education and Training Certificate: Environmental Practice  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG 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.
     
    1. A4 Consultancy CC 
    2. Aba Health 
    3. ABA Sebenzi 
    4. Access Employment Skills & Development Agency 
    5. Agisanang SA Training 
    6. Amabamba Recruitment 
    7. AVAX SA 481 CC. T/A Mandisa Development Services 
    8. Azuphile Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    9. Bantubanye Skills 
    10. Bikologix Projects 
    11. Boikgantsho Consulting & Events 
    12. Buena Vista Learning Academy 
    13. CTC College(PTY) LTD. 
    14. Dabulamanzi & Njabulo Ndaba Consulting cc 
    15. Dean Institute Of Learning (Pty) Ltd 
    16. Dee's Training (PTY) LTD 
    17. Ditirelo Skills Development Services 
    18. Elective Training Institute Enterprise CC 
    19. Environmental Leadership Academy 
    20. Eskilz College (Pty) Ltd 
    21. Essential Skills 
    22. Future-Teacher (Pty) Ltd 
    23. Globalwise Training & Consulting (PTY) Ltd. 
    24. Heavenly Button Trading CC 
    25. Hlombe and Associates 
    26. Icando 
    27. INKWENKWEZI PRIVATE COLLEGE - SKILLS DEVELOPMENT cc 
    28. Institute for Local Government and Housing 
    29. IQ Skills Academy (PTY) LTD. 
    30. Josmap Training Institute 
    31. Kgolo Institute 
    32. Kodi Traiding Enterprise 
    33. Leronsa Trading Enterprise 
    34. Letlhokoa Management Services CC 
    35. M3i Skills Development 
    36. Mangalani Business Enterprises 
    37. Marcado Human Resources Strategies 
    38. MashMP Holdings 
    39. Mashphe Logistics Services 
    40. Matiisetso Training and Consulting 
    41. MENTORNET (PTY) LTD 
    42. Mission Point Consulting 
    43. Mod-Mosh Projects and Consulting (PTY) LTD 
    44. MVIMBI BUSINESS ENTERPRISE 
    45. NCHEBEKO SKILLS CONSULTANCY 
    46. Ndoma Mathodi Trading Enterprise 
    47. Networx for Career Development 
    48. Nghano Training and Development Centre 
    49. NJ & L Trading Enterprise CC. 
    50. NS Global Academy 
    51. Nyankwavi Investment CC. 
    52. Philani Training and Development Solutions NPC 
    53. Power Rush Trading 170 CC. 
    54. Qabuka-Vuka Development Trading 
    55. RLSTP Training & Development (PTY) LTD. 
    56. Senelo Trading CC 
    57. SmartMatta (Pty) Ltd 
    58. SPS Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    59. SWARANANG MANAGEMENT CONSULTING CC 
    60. The Crimson CO CC. 
    61. THE GMC GROUP PTY LTD 
    62. Thembeni Skills Development Trading and Projects 
    63. Thubelihle Graduate Institute 
    64. Thuto Bophelo Nursing Academy Bk 
    65. Thuto Ya Setshaba Training Services (Pty) Ltd 
    66. Tinissa Trading 29 PTY Ltd 
    67. Township Fire and Rescure (Pty) Ltd 
    68. Tsebong Training Centre 
    69. Tshwane Skills Training Centre 
    70. Twin Peak Technologies 
    71. Ukhamba Quality Skills 
    72. University of Venda 
    73. Vicmat Consultants 
    74. XL AT Consulting CC 
    75. Ya Hina Management Consulting and projects 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.