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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate understanding of the process of community development 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
264979  Demonstrate understanding of the process of community development 
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  10 
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 capable of:

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Explaining philosophy, principles and values guiding community development.
  • Explaining the phases of a community development initiative.
  • Explaining the functions, roles and responsibilities within a specific community development initiative.
  • Building capacity for sustainable community development.
  • Monitoring and evaluating a given community development initiative. 

  • 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 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain philosophy, principles and values guiding community development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Various Philosophies are explained in terms of how they are applicable to community development. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Philosophies may include but are not limited to Rationalisation, Pragmatism and Humanism
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A given philosophy is explained within the context of community development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The principles which effect community development initiatives are identified and explained in terms of the impact they have on the community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The values which may influence community development are identified and explained in terms of the impact they have on the community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The manner in which philosophy, principles and values can be integrated and applied is explained for a particular context. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain the phases of a community development initiative. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Specific objectives are identified that relate to a specific community development initiative. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The different phases of a community development initiative are explained in terms of how they could meet given objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The necessary tools required to undertake each phase are identified for a specific community development initiative. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain the functions, roles and responsibilities within a specific community development initiative. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Key functions of a community worker are identified and explained in relation to community development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The functions of a community development worker are described in relation to the phases of community development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The changing roles of the community development worker is explained for various different situations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Changing roles may include but are not limited to facilitator, mediator, advocate, lobbying, counsellor, coach, negotiator and organiser.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Build capacity for sustainable community development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concepts of capacity building and sustainability are explained in relation to community development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An explanation of the principles and values of capacity building for sustainable community development is given. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Principles may include but are not limited people centred, participatory and strengths based transformation.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An integrated capacity building project is planned and monitored for a particular context. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Monitor and evaluate a given community development initiative. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The challenges of the community development initiative are identified to take appropriate action. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Barriers and strengths are identified and used to advance the community development initiative. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Evaluation tools are identified and used to establish the effectiveness of the community development initiative during and after its implementation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Lessons learnt are identified and recorded for future reference. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Results of the evaluation are communicated to the relevant individuals to inform decision making. 


    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 
  • The government's overall strategy to improve the lives of all South Africans.
  • Different philosophies relevant to community development.
  • Principles of community development.
  • Phases of community development.
  • Communication skills. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems which may occur during the process of implementing a community development initiative/project. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in ways which will impact positively on the outcome of the community development initiative. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities so that they enhance the successful outcome of the community development initiative. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information which will assist in the planning and execution of a community development initiative. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when engaging with stakeholders and community members at relevant stages of the community development initiative/project to ensure that feedback is given and that needs and objectives are being met. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems in order to understand and apply the philosophies, principles and values to achieve an integrated approach to community development. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    In order to contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of society at large, it must be the intention underlying any programme of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts when implementing a community development initiative. 

    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. BIGBLU BUSINESS SERVICES 13 CC 
    5. Botho Ubuntu Contract Cleaning (Pty) Ltd 
    6. Dabulamanzi & Njabulo Ndaba Consulting cc 
    7. Dijama Training Academy 
    8. Early Learning Resource Unit (ELRU) 
    9. Eastern Cape NGO Coalition 
    10. Elective Training Institute Enterprise CC 
    11. Goldfields FET College 
    12. Gotsec Skills Training 
    13. IQ Skills Academy (PTY) LTD. 
    14. Josmap Training Institute 
    15. Khululeka Community Education Centre 
    16. KWAZULU NATAL EXPERIMENTAL COLLEGE 
    17. LESEDI EDUCARE ASSOCIATION 
    18. Letlhokoa Management Services CC 
    19. LVK Management Services 
    20. M.I.C. Training and Development 
    21. Maqhawe College 
    22. Marematlou Training Institute 
    23. Masemase Consultancy CC. 
    24. Matiisetso Training and Consulting 
    25. MENTORNET (PTY) LTD 
    26. Mod-Mosh Projects and Consulting (PTY) LTD 
    27. Nhlahle Development Agency 
    28. Orbit FET College - Rustenburg Campus 
    29. Paradise Skills Development 
    30. Petra institute of Development (PTY) Ltd 
    31. Professional Development and Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    32. Retshetse Training Project 
    33. Rhodes University 
    34. SERITI INSTITUTE 
    35. Spotru Training Centre 
    36. SPS Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    37. SWARANANG MANAGEMENT CONSULTING CC 
    38. Tembe Service Providers 
    39. Thobologo Training and Education Group (Pty) Ltd 
    40. Thuto Adult Centre 
    41. Thuto Ya Setshaba Training Services (Pty) Ltd 
    42. Tsebong Training Centre 
    43. Unathi Training 
    44. Vicmat Consultants 
    45. Vuselela FET College - Potchefstroom Campus 
    46. 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.