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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Facilitate participatory community development processes 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
12353  Facilitate participatory community development processes 
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  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 
The qualifying learner achieving this unit standard in combination with context expertise standard(s) will be able to facilitate participatory community processes using participatory methodologies and tools in an appropriate manner. This competence will enable the learner to facilitate workshops and other processes taking into consideration the needs of the community and individual community members. This will contribute towards effective communication with community members. Achieving this unit standard will enhance the efficiency of the qualifying learner and advance his / her own expertise and employability in water and other related sectors. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Literacy NQF level 2, communication skills NQF level 2 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Participatory tools: Pictures, paper and crayons, PHAST tools (Participatory hygiene and sanitation transference tools), PRA tools (Participatory rural appraisal tools), cards

Role players: Other community members, community leaders, ward committee, implementing agents and local government. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Explain the principles of community participation. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Community participation principles are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Characteristics of community participation are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Success factors for community participation are explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Use participatory tools to achieve outcomes. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Appropriate participatory tools to reach outcomes are identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Relevant situations or context for the use of appropriate participatory tools are identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The method for using each relevant participatory tool is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. The advantages and disadvantages of relevant participatory tools are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Participatory tools are used appropriately and outcomes are achieved. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Facilitate community processes. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Ways to deal with existing knowledge and experience in the facilitation processes are demonstrated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Participants' inputs are acknowledged in a respectful manner. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Ways to deal with participants' expectations and fears are demonstrated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Ways to encourage participation are demonstrated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Special needs of participants are taken into consideration. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Facilitate decision making processes. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Problem / need is identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Possible solutions are explored. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Questions are used appropriately. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Agreement is reached. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Conclusions and intervention plan for change are recorded. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. Results are assessed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
7. Results are communicated to relevant role players. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Explain the implementation of the intervention plan. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Key role players in the intervention plan are identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Roles and responsibilities of role players in the intervention plan are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Own roles and responsibilities are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Indicators to monitor the implementation of the intervention plan are identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Relevant sources of information are identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. Frequency of data collection & format for recording progress against indicators are explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
Monitor the implementation of the intervention plan. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Intervention is implemented in accordance with intervention plan. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Deviations from intervention plan are identified and explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Corrective action 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 ETQA 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 community participation.
2. Needs assessment.
3. The roles of the facilitator. (Planner, catalyst, evaluator, mobiliser)
4. The facilitation process.
5. Participatory facilitation skills.
6. Considerations when facilitating different age groups.
7. The importance of knowing the skills, ability and age group of participants.
8. Adult learning principles.
9. Pro-active problem solving methods.
10. Participatory framework.
11. The difference between an intervention plan and an action plan. 


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 the following assessment criteria:

The advantages and disadvantages of relevant participatory tools are explained.
Ways to deal with participants` expectations and fears are demonstrated.
Ways to encourage participation are demonstrated.
Special needs of participants are taken into consideration.
Problem / need is identified.
Agreement is reached.
Deviations from intervention plan are identified and explained.
Corrective action is explained. 

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:

Ways to deal with existing knowledge and experience in the facilitation processes are demonstrated. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information. This relates to:

The advantages and disadvantages of relevant participatory tools are explained.
Ways to deal with participants` expectations and fears are demonstrated.
Ways to encourage participation are demonstrated.
Special needs of participants are taken into consideration.
Problem / need is identified.
Agreement is reached.
Deviations from intervention plan are identified and explained.
Corrective action is explained. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the form of oral and/or written presentation. 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. This relates to:

Indicators to monitor the implementation of the intervention plan are identified.
Relevant sources of information are identified. 

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. 

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

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 or written questions
Observation
Simulation 

QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
  ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
Core  23473   National Certificate: Community Water, Health and Sanitation Promotion  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2008-06-11  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
Core  58396   Further Education and Training Certificate: Community Development: HIV/AIDS Support  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2009-11-07  Was HW SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
Core  49131   Further Education and Training Certificate: Community Health Work  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2009-02-18  Was HW SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
Core  74410   Further Education and Training Certificate: Public Awareness Promotion of Dread Disease and HIV/AIDS  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 
Core  48909   Further Education and Training Certificate: Sanitation Project Facilitation  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
Core  48665   National Certificate: Community Development: HIV/AIDS support  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2006-11-07  Was HW SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
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  58163   Further Education and Training Certificate: Community Recreation  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
Elective  61669   Further Education and Training Certificate: Community Water, Health and Sanitation Facilitation  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 


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. AL Abbott and Associates (Pty) Ltd 
2. ALSTOM JOHN THOMPSON (PTY) LTD CAPE TOWN 
3. AMBROSER SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
4. ARBINET TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT 
5. AZIFANI PROJECTS AND TRANSPORT (PTY) LTD 
6. BALOMAT SKILLS TRAINING ACADEMY 
7. EARTH CHILD CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
8. EECTRICAL CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION - ECA 
9. EMINENCE BUSINESS SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
10. ESKOM DISTRIBUTION NORTH WESTERN REGION, BLOEMFONTEIN 
11. IMPILONHLE TRADING & PROJECTS 8 
12. INFRASTRUCTURE CONSULTING ENGINEERS CC 
13. INGEN ENGINEERING PROJECTS 
14. INTEGRATED ADULT TRAINING 
15. IYANDA HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 
16. JOSMAP TRAINING INSTIUTE 
17. KAREUBO MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS 
18. Learn A Trade 
19. MACT BUSINESS HUB 
20. Milnex - Brakpan 
21. MMESELANE CONSTRUCTION 
22. MOVING AHEAD DEVELOPMENT AGENCY 
23. MUNICIPAL TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE 
24. NEW HOPE REVIVAL ORGANISATION 
25. NKANYEZI FOUNDATION 
26. OSHIKATI 
27. PERSEVCON CONSTRUCTION PTY LTD 
28. Phathutshedzo Connsulting Training Provider 
29. PRAXIS TRAINING AND CONSULTANCY (PTY) LTD 
30. ROCKWELL AUTOMATION 
31. RONNELS CONSTRUCTION PTY LTD 
32. Sentahle Community Home Based Care 
33. SOUTH AFRICA ADVANCED SKILLS INSTITUTE 
34. SOUTHERN AFRICAN YOUTH MOVEMENT 
35. TALENT SCULPTURE ACADEMY 
36. TRY EASY ELECTRICAL SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 



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