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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Develop a community profile for a specific community 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
264974  Develop a community profile for a specific community 
ORIGINATOR
Task Team - Community Development 
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 4  NQF Level 04 
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
110053  Conduct a basic community needs assessment  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The person credited with this unit standard is able to gather the required information to complete a community profile and to go out into the community and carry the processes to complete and analyse a community profile.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Demonstrating understanding of a community profile within a given community context.
  • Demonstrating understanding of protocols to be followed in conducting a community profile.
  • Conducting a community profile.
  • Analysing the community profile using a logical and systematic framework. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that a learner is competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 3 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • The community development practitioner will be working under supervision.
  • This is a baseline assessment of a specific community that impacts on further development initiatives.
  • A community profile refers to an overall understanding of the structure, history, institutions, resource base and quality and quantity of infrastructure and services that shape the livelihoods of households in a given community. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate understanding of a community profile within a given community context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The need to conduct a community profile is described in terms of it's purpose, relevance and benefits. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The steps to conduct a community profile are explained in a logical and appropriate sequence. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A plan is developed to conduct a community profile that includes all the steps, deliverables, timeframes, and areas of responsibility. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate understanding of protocols to be followed in conducting a community profile. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Protocol may include but is not limited to indigenous knowledge systems, cultural and social norms and community structures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Different ways of approaching and engaging with a specific community, especially for the first time, are identified and discussed in terms of appropriateness and cultural sensitivity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The key role-players within a selected community are identified in terms of their relevance, key areas of involvement/expertise, role and responsibility. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Protocols are identified and followed in respect of the selected community context. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Conduct a community profile. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Data for the community profile is gathered through the use of acceptable tools and techniques for the specific situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Data is gathered in accordance with the prescribed research plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Deviations and incomplete sections in the research plan are identified and explained in terms of how they will be addressed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Analyse the community profile using a logical and systematic framework. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Data gathered from the research plan is analysed in terms of developing trends. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Findings are explained within the specific community context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A draft profile is prepared in accordance with organisational format requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The draft profile is validated with the key role-players within an acceptable time frame. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The community profile is presented to stakeholders and/or role-players in accordance with organisational requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Presented may include a report, oral presentation or electronic presentation.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Research methodology.
  • Data analysing techniques.
  • How to conduct a community profile.
  • Ways of approaching communities.
  • How to identify trends from given data. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in the process of sourcing and gathering and presenting community profile data. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others to gather the required data for the community profile. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities for the purpose of planning and carrying out the process of engaging with a community in order to compile a community profile and needs analysis. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information for the compilation of a community profile. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when interacting and liaising with stakeholders and role-players and presenting information and feedback on the community profile. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to capture, store, manipulate and present community profile data. 

    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 110053, "Conduct a basic community needs assessment", Level 4, 12 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  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 
    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 
    Elective  49256   Further Education and Training Certificate: Counselling  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.
     
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