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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Facilitate group work in development practice 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
110050  Facilitate group work in development practice 
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 
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 support and assist groups to complete the discussion tasks within community workshops or learning groups in the community. The learner will also acquire a fair knowledge of one particular area of learning or specialization.

The learner will further be able to contribute to training programmes in development practice such as Training for Transformation [TFT], Participatory Action Research Programmes; local South African development programmes and various capacity building programmes. [Note: The learner will be able to follow a set of clear procedures in these work groups and will perform the tasks under supervision.] 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
A learner studying towards this unit standard is assumed to have the ability to communicate orally and in writing in their language of choice as well as that of the community i.e. functional literacy at NQF level 1.

A learner is assumed to have completed the unit standards:
  • Support the facilitation of learning in development practice and
  • Support advocacy campaigns and workshops 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Facilitation is used to stimulate discussion in workshop groups.
  • The learner will assist with the facilitation and steering of a small group discussion in one specialised field of community development.
  • Methods of facilitation should be appropriate to the field of specialisation.
  • Small groups refer to its occurrence in workshop programmes and learning groups.
  • A supervisor or mentor will facilitate the observation of the learner in practical demonstrations.
  • The report of the supervisor will assess the learner`s familiarity with basic principles group dynamics and group discussion. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of group dynamics in the context of workshops. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Group dynamics is explained and described in the context of workshops and group work. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    A learner will be limited to a very basic understanding of group dynamics.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Understanding of group dynamics is practically demonstrated from a perspective of using factors that enhance learning. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Discussion groups as an example is explored and challenged to determine effective learning. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare and set up work groups. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    In setting up work groups the task is linked to a specified group task. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The specified group task is explained and described in terms of the procedures and outcomes of the task. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The group task is demonstrated to establish whether the procedures and outcome are achieved. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The success of the outcomes is evaluated in terms the level of participation and discussion. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The procedures and outcomes of the task are reviewed to determine success. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Use different techniques to facilitate discussion in groups. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Level of discussion in groups is observed and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Different techniques that enhance discussion in groups are discussed and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Techniques that strengthen and improve the level of discussion are demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Outcomes of successful discussion in groups are reflected upon and reviewed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Conduct and steer discussion in groups. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Knowledge of the group task is explained in terms of the outcomes that must be achieved. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Steps used in facilitating and steering the discussion are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The facilitation and steering of groups are evaluated and reflected upon in terms of successful or non-successful achievement of the outcomes. 


    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 
    A development practitioner accredited with this unit standard should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
  • Knowledge on the techniques used for group discussions;
  • Attitudes and roles of a facilitator in relation to learner needs;
  • Basic group dynamics to ensure effective learner participation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made:
  • Facilitating group work enhances identifying and solving problems. These processes are reinforced in all Specific Outcomes of the unit standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community:
  • Facilitating group work is all about effectively working with others towards a particular outcome. All Specific Outcomes supports 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:
  • The whole unit standard is about communicating effectively through a range of tools as displayed in Specific Outcome "Use different techniques to facilitate discussion in groups", Assessment Criteria 2 and 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contributing to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of the society at large, by making an individual aware of the underlying intention of any programme by:

    a) Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities
    b) Being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts

    The unit standard in particular Specific Outcome "Demonstrate an understanding of group dynamics in the context of workshops" and the purpose statement working with groups, comprising of different participants supports this critical cross-field outcome. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    Anyone assessing learners 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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  23093   General Education and Training Certificate: Development Practice  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  49085   National Certificate: Fundamental Ancillary Health Care  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-02-18  Was HW SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  74269   National Certificate: Occupational Health, Safety and Environment  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  49279   National Certificate: Victim Empowerment and Support  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW 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. Aba Health 
    2. Aquila Summa Offensa Responsio Iugales Praestructio (ASORIP) (NPC) 
    3. Dabulamanzi & Njabulo Ndaba Consulting cc 
    4. Future-Teacher (Pty) Ltd 
    5. INKWENKWEZI PRIVATE COLLEGE - SKILLS DEVELOPMENT cc 
    6. JESUA CONSULTANTS (Hartenbos) (WA) 
    7. M3i Skills Development 
    8. MENTORNET (PTY) LTD 
    9. MVIMBI BUSINESS ENTERPRISE 
    10. Ndoma Mathodi Trading Enterprise 
    11. SPS Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    12. THE GMC GROUP PTY LTD 
    13. Thuto Ya Setshaba Training Services (Pty) Ltd 
    14. Tinissa Trading 29 PTY Ltd 
    15. West Coast Public FET College - Central Office 



    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.