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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate understanding of the legislation, policies and procedures that underpin community development in a specific context 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
264976  Demonstrate understanding of the legislation, policies and procedures that underpin community development in a specific context 
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 does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The person credited with this unit standard is able to utilise her/his knowledge of the legislation, policies and procedures which underpin community development in order to promote participation and empowerment in community projects and initiatives. The awareness of any legal prescripts within a specific community context will support the role of the community development worker.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Describing the key legislation that impacts on the community development worker in the South Africa context.
  • Identifying and describing key policies that underpin the legislation within a community development context.
  • Analyse and interpret legislation and policies to determine how it relates and impacts on community development.
  • Interpreting various procedures underpinning community development policies for the benefit of the given community. 

  • 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. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Relevant legislation, policies and procedures refers to frameworks, legislation, regulations, international protocols, principles and programmes that may have an impact on community development. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe the key legislation that impacts on the community development worker in the South African context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Key legislation is identified that has an impact on community development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Various legislation is discussed in relation to its impact on community development within a specific context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Analyse and interpret legislation and policies to determine how it relates and impacts on community development. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify and describe key policies that underpin the legislation within a community development context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The differences between legislation and policy are explained in accordance with generally accepted norms. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Key policies are identified that impact on community development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The benefits of key policies within a selected context are explained in terms of how they empower the community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Benefits/services that a selected community may access are identified in accordance with relevant policies and legislation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Analyse and interpret different legislation and policies to determine appropriate choices to various community development initiatives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Different legislation and policies are identified that have benefit to a specific community profile and identified community initiative/project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Benefits of selected legislation and policies are interpreted and analysed in terms of the positive impact it can have on a selected community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Appropriate services are selected in terms of how they can play a role and advise on a community initiative/project. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Interpret various procedures underpinning community development policies for the benefit of a given community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The procedures and processes that are followed for a community development initiative are identified and analysed in terms of logic and flow. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The procedures and processes that are followed for a community development initiative are identified and analysed in terms of the impact on the community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Services are evaluated within a given framework to advise a selected community on appropriate procedures to be followed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Procedures for accessing services are identified in terms of the challenges within various legislation and policies. 


    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 
  • Legislation which has an impact on community development.
  • The specific community within which the learner operates. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems relating to the interpretation and implementation of the legal framework of community development across different contexts. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities to have a working knowledge of the legislation, policies and procedures impacting on community development. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information pertaining to the implementation and impact of legislation, policies and procedures on community development initiatives, project and services. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to obtain and store legislation, policies and procedures related to community development. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems to show an understanding of how legislation, policies and policies impact on the implementation of community development initiatives, project and services. 

    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 
    N/A 

    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 


    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. A4 Consultancy CC 
    2. Africa Corporate Training Institute and HR Consulting 
    3. African Enterprise 
    4. Botho Ubuntu Contract Cleaning (Pty) Ltd 
    5. Dabulamanzi & Njabulo Ndaba Consulting cc 
    6. Dijama Training Academy 
    7. Early Learning Resource Unit (ELRU) 
    8. Eastern Cape NGO Coalition 
    9. Elective Training Institute Enterprise CC 
    10. Goldfields FET College 
    11. Gotsec Skills Training 
    12. IQ Skills Academy (PTY) LTD. 
    13. Josmap Training Institute 
    14. Khululeka Community Education Centre 
    15. KWAZULU NATAL EXPERIMENTAL COLLEGE 
    16. LESEDI EDUCARE ASSOCIATION 
    17. Letlhokoa Management Services CC 
    18. LVK Management Services 
    19. M.I.C. Training and Development 
    20. Maqhawe College 
    21. Marematlou Training Institute 
    22. Masemase Consultancy CC. 
    23. Matiisetso Training and Consulting 
    24. MENTORNET (PTY) LTD 
    25. Mod-Mosh Projects and Consulting (PTY) LTD 
    26. Nhlahle Development Agency 
    27. Orbit FET College - Rustenburg Campus 
    28. Paradise Skills Development 
    29. Petra institute of Development (PTY) Ltd 
    30. Professional Development and Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    31. Retshetse Training Project 
    32. Rhodes University 
    33. SERITI INSTITUTE 
    34. Spotru Training Centre 
    35. SPS Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    36. SWARANANG MANAGEMENT CONSULTING CC 
    37. Tembe Service Providers 
    38. Thobologo Training and Education Group (Pty) Ltd 
    39. Thuto Adult Centre 
    40. Thuto Ya Setshaba Training Services (Pty) Ltd 
    41. Tsebong Training Centre 
    42. Unathi Training 
    43. Vicmat Consultants 
    44. Vuselela FET College - Potchefstroom Campus 
    45. Zanda Izifiso Ezinhle 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.