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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Demonstrate knowledge of gender and equity in sustainability of water and sanitation related projects 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
12344  Demonstrate knowledge of gender and equity in sustainability of water and sanitation related projects 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Water Sector 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Civil Engineering Construction 
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
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2005-09-13  2008-09-13  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2009-09-13   2012-09-13  

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 
The qualifying learner achieving this unit standard will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the gender and equity issues when working with communities that will contribute towards the sustainability of water and sanitation related projects. This competence will enable the learner to sensitively manage gender and equity related issues within the community. This competence will promote gender equity within communities. In acquiring this competence the qualifying learner will lay a good foundation for future learning and action, and better understand the broader context of own work. Achieving this unit standard will enhance the employability of the qualifying learner. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Facilitate Community Participation Processes NQF level 4 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Explain the concept of gender and equity and gender and equity approaches. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The concept of gender is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The concept of gender mainstreaming is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The difference between equity and equality is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. The concept of gender and equity is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Gender and equity approaches to community development are explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Explain the advantages of gender and equity in development projects. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The advantages of the application of gender and equity in development projects are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The disadvantages of not applying gender and equity principles in development projects are explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Demonstrate gender and equity mainstreaming skills in all the stages of a development project. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Demonstrate gender and equity mainstreaming skills in all the stages of a development project using gender and equity participatory tools. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The stages in the project cycle are identified and explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The need for gender and equity mainstreaming in the project cycle is assessed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Appropriate participatory tools are used. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Practical strategies to ensure women and other marginalized groups are included throughout the project cycle are explained and demonstrated. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Explain the resistance to change in relation to gender. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Explain the resistance to change in relation to gender and the lack of sustainability in development projects. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The concept of resistance to change is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Gender and equity participative tools for resistance to change are identified and explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The linkage between resistance to change and the lack of sustainability of projects is explained. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
1. Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
2. Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
3. Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the ETQAs policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
4. Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments at exit points of the qualification, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual unit standards as well as the integrated competence described in the qualification. 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
Learners should have a knowledge and understanding of:

1 The importance of sensitivity towards gender and equity when working on development projects.

2 Ways to handle resistance to change related to gender and equity.

3 Role of the facilitator.

4 Participatory tools.

5 All forms of discrimination.

6 Stereotypes.

7 Marginalised groups.

8 Awareness of discrimination against marginalised groups. 


Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made. This relates to all assessment criteria. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community. This relates to all assessment criteria. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
Plan, organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively. This relates to:

Practical strategies to ensure women and other marginalized groups are included throughout the project cycle are explained and demonstrated. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information. This relates to all assessment criteria. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others. 

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. This relates to all assessment criteria. 

UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
When conducting assessments, assessors must ensure that they are familiar with the full text of the unit standards being assessed. Assessors must ensure that the assessment covers the specific outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes and essential embedded knowledge by developing assessment activities and tools, which are appropriate to the contexts in which the learners are working. These activities and tools may include self-assessment, peer assessment, formative and summative assessment. It may be more effective and efficient to assess a number of unit standards together in an integrated way, thus reducing the overall number of assessments and ensuring that commonalities that exist between a number of unit standards are captured in a way that makes sense for assessment.

ASSESSMENT OPTION:
Learners could be assessed using the following methods:
Oral of written questions
Observation and / or simulation 

QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
  ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
Core  61669   Further Education and Training Certificate: Community Water, Health and Sanitation Facilitation  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
Core  23708   National Certificate: Community Water, Sanitation and Health Facilitation  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2008-06-11  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
Elective  64589   National Certificate: Community Water, Health and Sanitation Monitoring  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
Elective  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   
Elective  23094   Further Education and Training Certificate: Development Practice  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2009-09-09  ETDP SETA 
Elective  23095   Higher Education and Training Certificate: Development Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP 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. ALSTOM JOHN THOMPSON (PTY) LTD CAPE TOWN 
2. AMBROSER SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
3. ARBINET TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT 
4. AZIFANI PROJECTS AND TRANSPORT (PTY) LTD 
5. BALOMAT SKILLS TRAINING ACADEMY 
6. Bopaditshaba Community Project 
7. D M Management and Consulting 
8. Dabulamanzi & Njabulo Ndaba Consulting cc 
9. EARTH CHILD CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
10. EECTRICAL CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION - ECA 
11. EMINENCE BUSINESS SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
12. ESKOM DISTRIBUTION NORTH WESTERN REGION, BLOEMFONTEIN 
13. Future-Teacher (Pty) Ltd 
14. IMPILONHLE TRADING & PROJECTS 8 
15. INFRASTRUCTURE CONSULTING ENGINEERS CC 
16. INGEN ENGINEERING PROJECTS 
17. INKWENKWEZI PRIVATE COLLEGE - SKILLS DEVELOPMENT cc 
18. Isamon Integrated 
19. Isamon Vocational College of Excellence Pty Ltd 
20. Isibani Skills Academy 
21. Isibani Soluntu Development Trust 
22. IYANDA HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 
23. JOSMAP TRAINING INSTIUTE 
24. KAREUBO MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS 
25. Kenako Investments 
26. KITSO TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
27. KWAZULU NATAL EXPERIMENTAL COLLEGE 
28. Learn A Trade 
29. MACT BUSINESS HUB 
30. Mapheto Business Enterprises t/a MBE 
31. Marematlou Training Institute 
32. MENTORNET (PTY) LTD 
33. Milnex - Brakpan 
34. MMESELANE CONSTRUCTION 
35. MOVING AHEAD DEVELOPMENT AGENCY 
36. MUNICIPAL TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE 
37. Ndoma Mathodi Trading Enterprise 
38. NEW HOPE REVIVAL ORGANISATION 
39. NKANYEZI FOUNDATION 
40. Nkinane Training Institute and Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
41. Ntevho-Ketso Training and Recruitement Consultancy cc 
42. Ntingantakandini Training, Education and Development Company 
43. PERSEVCON CONSTRUCTION PTY LTD 
44. Phathutshedzo Connsulting Training Provider 
45. PMA Holding (Pty) Ltd 
46. PRAXIS TRAINING AND CONSULTANCY (PTY) LTD 
47. Professional Development and Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
48. Retshetse Training Project 
49. ROCKWELL AUTOMATION 
50. RONNELS CONSTRUCTION PTY LTD 
51. Sigodi Development Services and Associates (SDS) cc 
52. SOUTH AFRICA ADVANCED SKILLS INSTITUTE 
53. SOUTHERN AFRICAN YOUTH MOVEMENT 
54. Spotru Training Centre 
55. SPS Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
56. SWARANANG DEVELOPMENT AGENCY 
57. Thabelanang t/a Thabelanang Trading Enterprise 
58. The Fundamentals Training Centre 
59. THE GMC GROUP PTY LTD 
60. Thembekile training consulting 
61. Thuto Botshabelo Training Academy 
62. Thuto Ya Setshaba Training Services (Pty) Ltd 
63. Thuto-Botshabelo Training and Projects (Pty) Ltd 
64. Tinissa Trading 29 PTY Ltd 
65. TMG Quality Services 
66. TRY EASY ELECTRICAL SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
67. Ulwazi Training & Development 
68. Wildfire Development Training Agency 



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