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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Explain, discuss and evaluate the stages of human development and how these impact on the needs of a community 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
264978  Explain, discuss and evaluate the stages of human development and how these impact on the needs of a 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 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 aimed at people who operate as community development workers or are involved in community development initiatives, including government, non-government, and the private sector. The Unit Standard will enable learners to understand, explain and discuss the stages of human development and how these impact on the needs of the community.

The learner who achieves this Unit Standard will be capable of:
  • Understanding the stages of human development in terms of the changes individuals, groups and communities go through or undergo.
  • Explaining and discussing the needs of each development stage and group.
  • Discussing the impact of these stages of human development on community needs. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication skills equivalent to NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Understand the stages of human development in terms of the changes which individuals, groups and communities experience. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Stages of human development refers to pre-natal, child (babies, toddlers, young children), adolescence, adulthood (young adult, middle adult and advanced adult), etc.
  • These stages of development are informed by the theories of Erikson, Piaget, Kohlberg, Freud, Maslow, Vygotsky, etc. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The different stages of human development are identified and described with reference to the characteristics, challenges and needs associated with each stage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The stages of human development are identified and explained in terms of the different characteristics of each stage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The factors that influence the stages of human development are discussed in terms of how they influence and impact on each stage of development. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Factors include but are not limited to; biological, social, economic, environmental and, cultural influences.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The different aspects of human development for each stage are discussed in terms of how they impact on the needs of individuals, groups and communities. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Effects relate to psychological, emotional, cognitive, social, physical, cultural and environmental.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Discuss the needs of each development stage for a specific community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The factors and needs influencing each stage of development are discussed in terms of how they are currently being addressed by community initiatives and/or projects. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A report is prepared and presented outlining ways to address needs relating to each human development stage for a specific community using an integrated approach. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The factors which influence community initiatives and/or projects are identified and described in terms of enabling the needs of each developmental stage to be met. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Ways to address the identified relevant needs for each developmental stage are analysed for a specific community indicating strategies that are enabling such needs to be met. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Assess and discuss the impact of the stages of human development on community needs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Factors influencing the impact of the stages of human development are identified in terms of community development initiatives and projects. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Factors within a specific community are listed and discussed in terms of how they influence the developmental stages within the community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A report is prepared and presented outlining ways to address needs related to the human development stages of a specific community using an integrated approach. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be a constituent assessor registered with the relevant ETQA.
  • Both internal and external moderation of the assessment will be quality assured by the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution or provider offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Stages of human development.
  • Factors that influence the stages of human development.
  • Needs of developmental stages.
  • Impact of stages on community needs.
  • Report writing. 

  • 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 which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been used ¿when exploring the developmental needs of a community and analysing appropriate strategies to enable such needs to be met. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when analysing the impact of human development stages on development initiatives within a specific community. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information when regarding human development factors that inform community development needs. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation when interpreting and applying information relating to the characteristics, challenges and needs of each human development stage. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems when analysing and discussing the stages of human development in relation to individual, group and community needs within a specific community. 

    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. Basadi Africa Management 
    5. Botho Ubuntu Contract Cleaning (Pty) Ltd 
    6. Cradle Stars Trading Enterprise 
    7. Dabulamanzi & Njabulo Ndaba Consulting cc 
    8. Dijama Training Academy 
    9. Early Learning Resource Unit (ELRU) 
    10. Elective Training Institute Enterprise CC 
    11. Goldfields FET College 
    12. Gotsec Skills Training 
    13. HUGENOTE COLLEGE 
    14. IQ Skills Academy (PTY) LTD. 
    15. Itireleng Bokamoso Trading Development Services and Associates 
    16. Josmap Training Institute 
    17. KHANIMAMBA TRAINING AND RESOURCE CENTRE 
    18. Khululeka Community Education Centre 
    19. KWAZULU NATAL EXPERIMENTAL COLLEGE 
    20. LESEDI EDUCARE ASSOCIATION 
    21. Letlhokoa Management Services CC 
    22. LVK Management Services 
    23. M.I.C. Training and Development 
    24. Maqhawe College 
    25. Marematlou Training Institute 
    26. Masemase Consultancy CC. 
    27. Matiisetso Training and Consulting 
    28. MENTORNET (PTY) LTD 
    29. Mod-Mosh Projects and Consulting (PTY) LTD 
    30. Mohlaje Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    31. Nhlahle Development Agency 
    32. Orbit FET College - Rustenburg Campus 
    33. Paradise Skills Development 
    34. Petra institute of Development (PTY) Ltd 
    35. Phakamisa Training Company 
    36. Professional Development and Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    37. Retshetse Training Project 
    38. Rhodes University 
    39. Saz Entity (Pty) Ltd 
    40. SERITI INSTITUTE 
    41. Spotru Training Centre 
    42. SPS Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    43. SWARANANG MANAGEMENT CONSULTING CC 
    44. Tembe Service Providers 
    45. The Skills Jar 
    46. Thobologo Training and Education Group (Pty) Ltd 
    47. Thuto Adult Centre 
    48. Thuto Ya Setshaba Training Services (Pty) Ltd 
    49. Tsebong Training Centre 
    50. Unathi Training 
    51. Vicmat Consultants 
    52. Vuselela FET College - Potchefstroom Campus 
    53. West Coast Public FET College - Central Office 
    54. World Pace Development and Training Institute 
    55. 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.