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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Design ways in which individuals in a community can contribute towards creating a caring environment for people who are vulnerable 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244591  Design ways in which individuals in a community can contribute towards creating a caring environment for people who are vulnerable 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Life Skills 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 07 - Human and Social Studies People/Human-Centred Development 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular-Fundamental  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
114947  Design ways in which individuals in a community can contribute towards creating a caring environment for people who are vulnerable  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard is intended for learners who have families and/or neighbours who are vulnerable. It is intended to create an awareness of ways in which individuals and the community can help to create a caring environment. In this Unit Standard vulnerable refers to the young, youth, older persons, disabled, infirm, abandoned, homeless and immigrants, Neighbours may be people in a geographical area or who share a common interest.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Identifying the needs of vulnerable individuals in a community.
  • Discussing ways in which individuals in a community can help to create a caring environment.
  • Describing existing resources for assisting the vulnerable in the community.
  • Designing ways in which a community, as a group, could help to create a caring environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in Communication at NQF Level 2. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this is:
  • Formal structures that are registered or official.
  • Informal structures that are not registered. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify the needs of vulnerable individuals in a community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    People in a community who may be vulnerable are identified and an indication is given of their needs and reasons for their vulnerability. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The individual needs of selected people with a similar vulnerability are identified and an indication is given of the special needs of each individual. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Discuss ways in which individuals in a community can help to create a caring environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept of a caring environment is explained with reference to an individual's social responsibility. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Practical ways in which an individual can help to create a caring environment are identified for groups with a specific vulnerability. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The importance of listening and empathy in supporting vulnerable people is explained and an indication is given of techniques that can aid effective communication. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Describe existing resources for assisting the vulnerable in the community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Formal structures for assisting the vulnerable are investigated in a specific community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and informal structures or organisations operating in a specific community are investigated and an indication is given of the services and facilities offered by each. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Creative ways in which the available resources can be used to the benefit and support of the vulnerable are described for a specific situation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Design ways in which a community, as a group, could help to create a caring environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Ideas for empowering individuals and the community in general to create a caring environment are proposed for a specific situation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Ideas may include, but are not limited to, information, training, motivation and support.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The dangers associated with a victim mentality or creating dependency are discussed with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Practical ways in which the community, as a group, could help to create a caring environment are suggested and an indication is given of the role of the vulnerable in each activity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Plans for caring for a specific group of vulnerable people are designed and aligned to identified needs. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a candidate against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or ETQA where a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) exists 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 or ETQA where a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) exists with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • 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 
    The learner is able to identify and solve problems and make decisions in proposing ways of creating a caring environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    The learner is able to work as a member of a team in exploring ways of crating a caring environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    The learner is able to collect, organise and critically evaluate information in identifying the needs of vulnerable individuals. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    The learner is able to communicate effectively suggesting ways in which the community could create a caring environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    The learner is able to be culturally sensitive in helping to create a caring community environment. 

    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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 114947, "Design ways in which individuals in a community can contribute towards creating a caring environment for people who are vulnerable", Level 3, 3 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  66749   National Certificate: Community Development  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  67509   Further Education and Training Certificate: Community Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  49256   Further Education and Training Certificate: Counselling  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 
    Elective  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 


    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. Elective Training Institute Enterprise CC 
    2. Gotsec Skills Training 
    3. Heartbeat Centre for Community Development t/a Heartbeat 
    4. HUGENOTE COLLEGE 
    5. LESEDI EDUCARE ASSOCIATION 
    6. MENTORNET (PTY) LTD 
    7. Petra institute of Development (PTY) Ltd 
    8. Professional Development and Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    9. Retshetse Training Project 
    10. SERITI INSTITUTE 
    11. SPS Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    12. Tembe Service Providers 
    13. Thobologo Training and Education Group (Pty) Ltd 



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