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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Collect and present community needs information 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115587  Collect and present community needs information 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Society and Environment Interactions 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 07 - Human and Social Studies Environmental Relations 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
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 
This Unit Standard enables the learner to identify and use various information-gathering tools in a specific community development context. Learners will learn how to use such tools in order to be able to compile information and present it to relevant stakeholders including a community committee or a project team or a supervisor.

This Unit Standard is intended for learners who will engage in a specific community development project where a social profile or assessment of community needs is required. The learner will most likely be working as part of a project team, reporting to a project manager, or might be a community-based development worker facilitating internal development processes. This unit standard is written specifically with the facilitation of social participation in mind.


The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Identifying and explaining tools and methods for information-gathering purposes in a community context
  • Using appropriate tools and methods to gather information in a community context
  • Organising, evaluating and presenting information relating to a community context 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Communication, literacy and numeracy at NQF level 3 or equivalent. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Research tools or methods could include Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA), Participatory Action Research (PAR) or similar, or more directed interview tools and techniques, observation schedules or base-line survey protocols.

    The scope of work would generally be restricted to particular communities and to specific projects, rather than regions or programmes. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and explain tools and methods for information-gathering purposes in a community context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A range of research tools suitable for community-based information-gathering is described with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Criteria for assessing the applicability of information-gathering methods in various community contexts are described with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Tools are selected, with reasons, as relevant for particular social information-gathering purposes. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Use appropriate tools and methods to gather information in a community context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Key individuals and other groupings in a community are identified for information-gathering purposes and described in terms of their community roles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Interviews are conducted in a practical manner according to current best practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Observation tools are used as required. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Community stakeholders are consulted on the process of participation and engagement. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Organise, evaluate and present information relating to a community context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Information is recorded and reported using appropriate formats. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Information is presented using suitable presentation methods to relevant stakeholders. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Information is analysed to indicate trends. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Strengths and weaknesses of the process of information gathering are identified for future development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    An overview of the information gathering process is presented using an evaluation report. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Assessment of this Unit Standard should be contextual and practical as far as possible.
  • Assessors must be registered as assessors with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessors, accredited by the relevant ETQA, must have a qualification relating to Society and Environment interactions or an equivalent qualification at NQF level 5.
  • Moderators must be registered as assessors with the appropriate ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the appropriate ETQA.
  • Moderation should include both internal and external moderation where applicable.
  • Training providers must be accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems by using critical and creative thinking by using appropriate research methodology and relevant analysis techniques to identify possible solutions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, by organising and planning all activities before conducting the research process. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively to stakeholders using appropriate interaction and presentation methods. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    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  48884   Further Education and Training Certificate (FETC): Community Facilitation in Society and Environment Interactions  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30   
    Core  57428   Further Education and Training Certificate: Youth Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  49836   Further Education and Training Certificate: Gender Practice  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 
    Elective  80946   National Certificate: Community Development  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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 Sebenzi 
    2. Access Employment Skills & Development Agency 
    3. Amaqamu Project Management and Consulting 
    4. AVAX SA 481 CC. T/A Mandisa Development Services 
    5. Bangwaketse Trading and Projects 
    6. Boikgantsho Consulting & Events cc 
    7. Breakeven 59(PTY) Ltd 
    8. Commisioned Training cc 
    9. Dintshang Trading 
    10. EDUTEL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT PTY LTD 
    11. GCube Communications cc 
    12. Haggai Contractors 
    13. Institute for Local Government and Housing 
    14. IQ Skills Academy (PTY) LTD. 
    15. Josmap Training Institute 
    16. Kalideen Management 
    17. Kgolo Institute 
    18. Kitso Bokamoso Training Solution 
    19. Lagnita Skills Solutions 
    20. LBK Trading 
    21. Leratham Supply Distribution and Enterprise 
    22. Leronsa Trading Enterprise 
    23. Loago Business Consulting 
    24. Mapheto Business Enterprises t/a MBE 
    25. Maqhawe College 
    26. Marcado Human Resources Strategies 
    27. MENTORNET (PTY) LTD 
    28. Mimoisa Business Solutions CC 
    29. Nkinane Training Institute and Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    30. Nsovo Learning Academy 
    31. Ntevho-Ketso Training and Recruitement Consultancy cc 
    32. Ntsangalala Business Enterprise 
    33. Petra institute of Development (PTY) Ltd 
    34. Professional Development and Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    35. Reflections Development Institute 
    36. Resonance Institue of Learning 
    37. Retshetse Training Project 
    38. Thabelanang t/a Thabelanang Trading Enterprise 
    39. THE GMC GROUP PTY LTD 
    40. Thuto Botshabelo Training Academy 
    41. Thuto-Botshabelo Training and Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    42. Ulwazi Training & Development 
    43. Vhutshilo Health And Training Organisation 



    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.