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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Participate in and contribute to an environmental education network, committee or working group 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
13644  Participate in and contribute to an environmental education network, committee or working group 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Environmental Educators 
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 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
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 is for people working independently as environmental education practitioners. Work contexts may include environmental education centres, heritage sites, community education projects, environmental health and safety training programmes in industry or environmental projects within government departments or the NGO sector.

Environmental education practitioners often work alone or in small departments within organisations. Networking is therefore essential as a means of communication and ongoing professional development. It is also a necessary aspect of environmental education advocacy and action. Candidates at this level will be required to participate actively in and make a meaningful contribution to an environmental education network.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Identify an opportunity to be involved in an environmental education network
  • Join and participate in an environmental education network
  • Reflect and report on the experience of participating in an environmental education network 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The candidate will be required to demonstrate an FETC or RPL equivalent.

    Although this unit standard does not draw directly on competencies described in other EETDP unit standards, it does assume that the candidate is a practising environmental educator. In order to participate meaningfully in an environmental education network, it is likely that the candidate will have achieved the National Certificate in EETDP (NQF Level 5) or can demonstrate the RPL equivalent.

    The candidate should work towards this unit standard concurrently with the following Level 5 Diploma unit standards:
  • Design, organise and critically evaluate an original environmental learning programme
  • Critically evaluate a range of environmental learning programmes from different contexts
  • Develop original learning support materials for an environmental learning programme
  • Take action to address an environmental issue
  • Manage a learning environment appropriately for a learner group 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The candidate will participate actively and regularly in a committee or working group made up of representatives of a number of organisations or stakeholder groups.

    The purpose of the network may include, for example:
  • Development of a collaborative environmental education programme or project
  • Planning and implementation of an environmental campaign, exhibition, conference or workshop 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify an opportunity to be involved en an environmental education network 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The network should preferably be locally based, giving the candidate opportunities for regular participation (approximately once a month for six months). A member of the network should be available to act as a referee or assessor, as it is unlikely that the candidate's supervisor or tutor will be involved in the network. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The candidate clarifies reasons for participating in the network and expected benefits of the experience. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The candidate identifies own skills and possible roles in which to participate and contribute. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Minute-taking and administrative (secretary), financial (treasurer), communication (public relations), organising, lobbying, research, etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The candidate makes contact with the group and offers assistance. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Join and participate in an environmental education network 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The candidate can explain the mission or intention of the network group. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The candidate explains his or her role and responsibilities in the group. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The candidate keeps well-organised records of the work of the network group. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Documentation from meetings, correspondence, action plans, resource materials, information.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The candidate keeps well-organised records of own participation in the group. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Notes and documents pertaining to own role; evidence of attendance and participation (e.g. affidavits from the assessor).
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Reflect and report on the experience of participating in an environmental education network 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The candidate's personal journal reflects what she or he has experienced and learned. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The candidate analyses and describes the strengths and weaknesses of the group. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Effectiveness in terms of mission and goals; Organisational, political and inter-personal aspects.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The candidate analyses the strengths and weaknesses of his or her own role and participation in the group. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The candidate presents a report on the networking experience. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Include information such as the purpose of the group, own role and participation, benefits in terms of communication and professional development, recommended improvements.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Accreditation and moderation options:

    Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.

    Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA by SAQA.

    Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The following essential embedded knowledge will be assessed through assessment of the specific outcomes, in terms of the stipulated assessment criteria. Candidates are unlikely to achieve all the specific outcomes, to the standards described in the assessment criteria, without knowledge of the listed embedded knowledge. For the most part, the possession or lack of this knowledge can be directly inferred from the quality of the candidate's performance.
  • Knowledge of social protocols appropriate to a committee or working group
  • Knowledge of particular roles and functions within committees or working groups
  • Knowledge of the particular focus of the committee or working group 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as members of a team, group, organisation and community. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, symbolic and/or language skills in various modes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Participate as a responsible citizen in the life of local, national and global communities.

    Explore education and career opportunities. 

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

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  22902   National Diploma: Environmental Education, Training and 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. DELTA ENVIRONMENTAL CENTRE NPC 



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