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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Advocate and lobby community issues 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119517  Advocate and lobby community issues 
ORIGINATOR ORIGINATING PROVIDER
SGB Development   
QUALITY ASSURING BODY
-  
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 3  NQF Level 03  12 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2012-07-01  2015-06-30  SAQA 0695/12 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2016-06-30   2019-06-30  

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 
Learners credited against this Unit Standard are able to advocate and lobby to raise the profile of any issue of concern that may affect specific communities. In addition, they are able to engage relevant stakeholders, leading to increased participation. Learners are able to set up identified advocacy and lobbying programmes. Advocacy and lobbying competences are essential for community development practitioners, and therefore positions the practice as an important field of learning. The community development practitioner practices in a wide range of sectors such as health, social development and human rights, making this competences relevant across sectors.

Learners attain life skills such as communication, assertiveness, the ability to articulate issues, etc. and are able to influence for change, and broaden understanding. Familiarity with, awareness of and exposure to global issues are achieved, and learners are able to utilise untapped potential. The field of development practice is impacted as this set of competences allows learners to bring and impart skills, knowledge and information in different fields. It broadens the base of development practice, raises awareness of issues, and ensures that learners keep up to date on development issues and changes in development practice. Learners can influence change, and through interaction with other fields are able to share information and give direction. This allows them to remain in touch with external environments, participate in development clusters, and remain connected and focussed. Credited learners can bring about change in peoples' socio-economic conditions, raise awareness of the need for action, mobilise people around a common cause, enhance critical thinking, and unleash potential in communities and individuals.

Credited learners are capable of:
  • Identifying community concerns and issues that warrant attention.
  • Identifying relevant stakeholders for advocacy and lobbying.
  • Explaining steps for effective advocacy and lobbying of community issues.
  • Conducting community advocacy and lobbying programmes using relevant tools and resources. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners are assumed to be competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this Unit Standard is community-based advocacy and lobbying. Other range statements are provided with relevant specific outcomes and assessment criteria. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify community concerns and issues that warrant attention. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Issues and concerns identified for the purpose of advocacy are described as expressed by communities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Concerns and issues are prioritised in terms of importance and community impact. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify relevant stakeholders for advocacy and lobbying. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    All relevant stakeholders are identified through their direct and indirect involvement in community projects. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Stakeholders are selected on the basis of their relevance to concerns/issues. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Awareness of issues is raised by describing ways of presenting them to relevant stakeholders. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Community issues are discussed for the purpose of enhancing stakeholder involvement in advocacy and lobbying programmes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Advocacy and lobbying with stakeholders is explained with reference to developed frameworks. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain steps for effective advocacy and lobbying of community issues. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Advocacy and lobbying procedures are described in accordance with prescribed practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Steps of advocacy and lobbying are identified with reference to specific contexts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Steps are placed in correct order of implementation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Conduct community advocacy and lobbying programmes using relevant tools and resources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Tools and resources are identified for specific contexts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tools and resources are selected with reference to relevance for specific contexts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Resource costs are accurately determined by taking community needs and project activities into account. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Community advocacy and lobbying are described in terms of specific community requirements. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Assessment of learner achievements takes place at providers accredited by a relevant ETQA (RSA, 1998b) for the provision of programs that result in the outcomes specified for this Unit Standard.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with a relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with a relevant ETQA.
  • The relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures will oversee
    moderation of assessment and is responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this Unit Standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Credited learners understand and can explain:
  • Prioritisation of concerns and issues in terms of importance and community impact.
  • Stakeholder selection based on stakeholder relevance to concerns/issues.
  • Developed frameworks for advocacy and lobbying.
  • Steps and sequence of steps for effective advocacy and lobbying community issues.
  • Advocacy and lobbying procedures.
  • Relevant tools and resources for advocacy and lobbying.
  • Resource costs.
  • Issues of development, inequality and poverty. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems where responses to problems show that such critical and creative thinking has been used to make responsible decisions to identify community concerns and issues that warrant attention. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community to identify relevant stakeholders for advocacy and lobbying. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when advocacy and lobbying procedures are described in accordance with prescribed practices. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information when concerns and issues are prioritised in terms of importance and community impact and stakeholder selection is based on stakeholder relevance to concerns/issues. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematic and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation when awareness of issues is raised by presenting them to relevant stakeholders and discussion of community issues is appropriate for enhancing stakeholder involvement in advocacy and lobbying programmes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others when resource costs are accurately determined. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation when steps identified for effective advocacy and lobbying community issues are appropriate for specific contexts. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE QUALITY ASSURING BODY
    Core  49600   National Certificate: Development Practice  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-05-13  Was ETDP SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  57823   National Certificate: Ward Committee Governance  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2015-06-30  LG SETA 
    Elective  57804   National Certificate: Public Administration  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2015-06-30  PSETA 


    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 Quality Assuring Bodies 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 Quality Assuring Body should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
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    2. Amabamba Recruitment 
    3. Amaqamu Project Management and Consulting 
    4. Ash & Kash Trading Enterprise 
    5. Asiphokuhle Training and Research Institute 
    6. Bantubanye Skills 
    7. Brainwave Projects 342 CC 
    8. BW Khuzwayo Consulting CC 
    9. CAD Academy (PTY) LTD. 
    10. Capricon Training Consultants cc 
    11. Classic Human Capital Solutions 
    12. DialNx Consultants 
    13. Future Business Advice and Training Services CC. 
    14. Heavenly Button Trading CC 
    15. IQ Skills Academy (PTY) LTD. 
    16. ITO Focus Reagile 
    17. Jobafrik Consulting 
    18. Kamanga Skills Projects 
    19. Kawaida Collaborative Management Centre 
    20. Kgolo Institute 
    21. Knowledge Anchors Academy 
    22. Leap Projects 
    23. Lesias Educational Services 
    24. Mafamafa Financial and Intermediary Services 
    25. Makgoka Development Facilitation (PTY) Ltd. 
    26. Malgas NSD National Skills Development 
    27. Management College of Southern Africa (MANCOSA) 
    28. Managing Training and Development 
    29. Masebapale Resources 
    30. MD Goba & Associates 
    31. Mhlanga Consulting 
    32. Mimoisa Business Solutions CC 
    33. Mmalethabo Consulting 
    34. Modilete Training 
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    36. Murunwa & Mafanedza Properties 
    37. Ndrendre Building & General Services 
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    39. NJ & L Trading Enterprise CC. 
    40. Nkinane Training Institute and Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    41. Nomkitha Gysman & Associations 
    42. Omithombo Management Academy 
    43. Ongamelanathi Consulting 
    44. Pono People Management Solutions 
    45. Poshido Training 
    46. Purple Haze Connexion (PTY) LTD 
    47. Qabuka-Vuka Development Trading 
    48. Regent Business School (Pty) Ltd t/a Regent Business School 
    49. Sisodwa Investment Enterprise 
    50. South African ABET Development Agency SAADA 
    51. Talent Emporium Academy (PTY) Ltd 
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    53. The Grace Institute for Leadership Development 
    54. Thuto Lere Community Empowerment Programme 
    55. Thuto-Boswa Education and Training Solution 
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    57. TMP Training and Development 
    58. Tovani Traiding 299 
    59. Tradesman Consulting and Training Solutions 
    60. TSK Projects 
    61. Umqondo Consultancy 
    62. University of Venda 
    63. Zanathi Trading CC. 
    64. Zukilo Consultant 



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