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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Explain and implement a basic community development project in own work context 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
264981  Explain and implement a basic community development project in own work 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 
This Unit Standard is intended for people who are, or seek to be, active in the local community development environment. It provides the learner with a general introduction to all the key components of the project cycle and it further, develops an understanding of these through considering their application in own work context and to a local community development project.

Learners credited with this Unit Standard will be capable of:
  • Illustrating the components of the project cycle based on an existing community development project.
  • Explaining the role of different stakeholders in a project cycle.
  • Examining the typical processes involved in planning for a community development project in own work context.
  • Explaining how to implement a community development project in own work context.
  • Distinguishing between a range of mechanisms to monitor and review the progress of a community project. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learner is competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Computer Literacy at NQF Level 1. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The project cycle includes:
  • Needs analysis, planning, implementing, monitoring and reviewing/evaluating. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Illustrate the components of the project cycle based on an existing community development project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Difference between project management and project processes are explained for a community development context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The components of the project cycle are explained and illustrated by referring to a project in own work context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The intervention points for achieving and maintaining project efficiency are identified by referring to a project in own work context. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain the role of different stakeholders in a project cycle. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Stakeholders may include but are not limited to government, Non Governmental Organisations,community based organisations, private enterprises and the community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Key stakeholders related to a specific project are identified for the purpose of understanding their roles, interests and responsibilities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Explain the role, needs and expectations of key stakeholders within a specific community project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Relevant resources needed to complete the project are identified and discussed with stakeholders. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Tasks are assigned to relevant stakeholders to meet project deliverables. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Roles and responsibilities are clarified for all the key stakeholders and role players involved in the selected project.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Examine the typical processes involved in planning for a community development project in own work context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The processes involved in planning for a community development project are listed and described in a logical and appropriate sequence and an indication is given of why each process is important and how they are linked. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Each process is explained and illustrated by referring to own work context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Ways of improving the planning processes are identified and illustrated by referring to own work context. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Explain how to implement a community development project in own work context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The actions required to implement a community development project are listed and described in a logical and appropriate sequence and an indication is given in terms of the appropriateness of the action and intended consequence. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The supplementary management sub-processes and activities required to support the key processes and activities are briefly described with examples of each. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Supplementary sub-processes and activities includes but are not limited to scope, risk, quality, communications, schedule, cost, change control, resource, stakeholder and procurement management.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    All component elements and/plans are gathered, checked and interrogated to ensure cohesion, integration and alignment with one another'. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Component elements may include but are not limited to:
  • Scope management plan, schedule, resource management plan, cost management plan, risk management plan, quality management plan, communication management plan, stakeholder management plan, control procedures and baselines.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Distinguishing between a range of mechanisms to monitor and review the progress of a community project. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Distinguish between a range of mechanisms to monitor and review the progress of a community development project in own work context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The range of mechanisms for monitoring and reviewing a community development project are identified and described in terms of their role and function. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Deviations from scope are identified and opportunities for corrective action or improvement are communicated to relevant individuals/teams. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Ways of improving the monitoring and review processes are identified and illustrated by referring to own context and feedback is given within the context of the project cycle. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard or will assess this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQ, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Therefore, anyone wishing to be assessed against this Unit Standard may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Information gathering techniques.
  • Project structures.
  • Planning and scheduling methods and techniques.
  • Project cycle and phases.
  • Report writing.
  • Presentation 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 in which responses display that intervention points for ensuring that project goals are met within the context of the project cycle. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others a member of a team, group, organisation and community by involving and communicating with relevant stakeholders at various stages of the project cycle. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively by managing the project cycle according to given timeframes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information by monitoring and reviewing the progress of the community development project and ensuring that such feedback is examined within the context of the project cycle. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills of oral and/or electronic presentation, necessary to illustrate the project cycle to relevant stakeholders. 

    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 
    Elective  80047   National Certificate: Road Safety Development  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS 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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