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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate understanding of political and socio-economic factors that influence community development 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
264980  Demonstrate understanding of political and socio-economic factors that influence 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 
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 explain the factors that affect the implementation of an integrated and holistic approach to community development and the role that communities play in the process of policy formations. Learners will be able to explain the economic situation in a particular community and the importance of community participation in sustainable policy formation.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Describing the integrated and holistic approach to current political and socio-economic conditions that impact on various communities.
  • Describing the value of community participation in policy formulation within the context of the integrated and holistic approach.
  • Demonstrating an understanding of socio-economic factors that impact on community development. 

  • 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 
    Describe the use of an integrated and holistic approach to current political and socio-economic conditions that impact on various communities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The use of an integrated and holistic approach is described within the current political and socio-economic context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Factors that affect the implementation of an integrated and holistic approach are identified and described in terms of their impact. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The integrated and holistic approach may include but is not limited to discrimination, inequality, marginalisation and exclusion.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Values and principles are explained that promote social cohesion and inclusion. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Social cohesion may include but is not limited to values, social justice, Ubuntu, solidarity and patriotism.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe the value of community participation in policy formulation within the context of using an integrated and holistic approach. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The significance and concept of community development theories are explained with examples both locally and globally. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The role of communities in the process of policy formulation is described for a particular community context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The value of identifying and selecting a community development theory is explained in relation to the benefit and relevance for a specific context. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Analysing approaches used within the South African community development practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The social components of a particular community are described in terms of how they impact on the development of the community. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Social components may include but are not limited to culture, faith based, gender, networks, social cohesion.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The economic situation in a particular community is explained with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The economic situation may include but are not limited to formal and informal activities.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The role of community development is described in terms of the reduction of poverty. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The importance of community participation is described in terms of how it can be used in assessing the shortages, needs and resources for sustainable poverty reduction programmes. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Resources may include but are not limited to human, time, financial, material.
     


    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 
  • Sources of current political and socio-economic conditions.
  • Factors that affect communities.
  • Importance of community participation.
  • Economic situation in communities.
  • The role of community development. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems related to issues of reducing poverty and the context of socio-economic conditions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information pertaining to the current political and socio-political conditions which may have an impact on community development. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to source and obtain information pertaining to the development of sustainable poverty reduction programmes within the context of socio-economic conditions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems in terms of understanding the relationship and impact of socio-economic factors on community development and poverty issues. 

    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. Elective Training Institute Enterprise CC 
    9. Goldfields FET College 
    10. Gotsec Skills Training 
    11. IQ Skills Academy (PTY) LTD. 
    12. Josmap Training Institute 
    13. Khululeka Community Education Centre 
    14. KWAZULU NATAL EXPERIMENTAL COLLEGE 
    15. LESEDI EDUCARE ASSOCIATION 
    16. Letlhokoa Management Services CC 
    17. LVK Management Services 
    18. M.I.C. Training and Development 
    19. Maqhawe College 
    20. Marematlou Training Institute 
    21. Masemase Consultancy CC. 
    22. Matiisetso Training and Consulting 
    23. MENTORNET (PTY) LTD 
    24. Mod-Mosh Projects and Consulting (PTY) LTD 
    25. Nhlahle Development Agency 
    26. Orbit FET College - Rustenburg Campus 
    27. Paradise Skills Development 
    28. Petra institute of Development (PTY) Ltd 
    29. Professional Development and Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    30. Retshetse Training Project 
    31. Rhodes University 
    32. SERITI INSTITUTE 
    33. Spotru Training Centre 
    34. SPS Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    35. SWARANANG MANAGEMENT CONSULTING CC 
    36. Tembe Service Providers 
    37. Thobologo Training and Education Group (Pty) Ltd 
    38. Thuto Adult Centre 
    39. Thuto Ya Setshaba Training Services (Pty) Ltd 
    40. Tsebong Training Centre 
    41. Unathi Training 
    42. Vicmat Consultants 
    43. Vuselela FET College - Potchefstroom Campus 
    44. Water Sisulu Leadership Academy 
    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.