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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Conduct a basic community needs assessment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
110053  Conduct a basic community needs assessment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB 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  12 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2009-07-07  2009-09-09  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2010-09-09   2013-09-09  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
264974  Develop a community profile for a specific community  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
A learner credited with this unit standard will be able to conduct simple needs assessment in a local community. The learner will be provided with a brief and a set of instructions that include parameters.

The learner will also be able to analyse and prepare the information in a report and present it to seniors. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
A learner studying towards this standard is assumed to have a fair understanding of the general social development processes in the country such as the Reconstruction and Development Programme, local development forums as well as the roles of local government and Departments of Education, Social Development, Health and other relevant state departments. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • At NQF Level 4, the research methodology is restricted to simple quantitative and qualitative methods and participation in surveys, appraisals, interviews, community consultations, census processes and basic documentary research.
  • Basic needs assessment skills are demonstrated in a group context e.g. a community meeting, a structured learning programme, or in a meeting with donors or state resource providers.
  • Relevant data should be collected from outside and inside the community.
  • The supervisor will assist the learner by limiting the scope of the project. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate understanding of the brief for a community needs assessment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The brief of the community needs assessment is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The steps to be followed in the community needs assessment are listed sequentially. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare and select basic and appropriate needs assessment tools. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Data required for matching the needs assessment tools selected from a prescribed list is identified and listed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Needs assessment tools are selected from a prescribed list in the context of a prepared development task. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Consult community stakeholders when entering a community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. All the acceptable community entry steps are identified and examples are illustrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Key and appropriate stakeholders are identified and techniques of engaging them are established and pointed out. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Practical negotiating skills with stakeholders are demonstrated. In such a demonstration the background of the basic needs assessment is explained to the community. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Conduct a basic community needs assessment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Data is gathered in accordance with the prescribed research instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Data is recorded in accordance with prescribed research tool use for the community needs assessment task. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Deviations and incomplete sections in the research are explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Analyse community needs assessment data systematically. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Trends are identified from the data gathered in accordance and within the scope of instructions given. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Findings are explained in relation to the specific development context. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Report findings of a community needs assessment to stakeholders. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The needs assessment is presented in accordance with the prescribed format of reporting. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    This could be done in a practical assignment to include settings such as community meetings.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Questions from participants are responded to in a manner that demonstrates competency. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. A report is prepared and written up in accordance with the prescribed format of reporting objectives. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    This could be done in a practical assignment to a senior practitioner.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Accredited providers may establish or refine moderation procedures and systems in line with the requirements of the relevant ETQA.

    An external moderator may moderate the results of learners. External moderators should provide reports not only on the fairness and consistency of assessment, but also on the validity of the assessment design in terms of the specified outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The learner will have acquired a basic level of knowledge and understanding of:
  • Community dynamics and community development processes.
  • Facilitating group processes and consensus making.
  • The purpose, methods and application of the research tools.
  • Background information in this context includes knowledge about the functioning of the community e.g. its social structure, key stakeholders, cultural issues, and sources of community information. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community:
  • The whole unit standard supports the notion of working with community members and therefore working effectively with all groups is addressed in this critical cross-field outcome. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively:
  • In order to eventually conduct the community needs assessment and report on it clearly supports the critical cross-field outcome around organising and managing information. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing and critically evaluating information:
  • The whole unit standard is based on data processing. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion:
  • The whole unit standard is about communicating with others around the assessment sand the outcome of the assessment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others:
  • When conducting community needs assessments, showing responsibility to the environment or the health of others might be included in the brief. If not it should take these key concerns into account. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contributing to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of the society at large, by making an individual aware of the underlying intention of any programme by:

    a. Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities
    b. Being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts

    A learner will participate as a responsible citizen and be conscious of other cultures. This principle is implicit in the whole unit standard and supports this critical cross-field outcome. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard could be employed as a development practitioner in the same provider institution with at least a level 5 Qualification and work with a registered assessor in development practice with the relevant ETQA.

    Registered Assessors must have a level 5 qualification in development practice and prior or concurrent experience as a development practitioner. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 264974, which is "Develop a community profile for a specific community", Level 4, 6 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  65051   Further Education and Training Certificate: Arts and Culture Development Support  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Core  58396   Further Education and Training Certificate: Community Development: HIV/AIDS Support  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-11-07  Was HW SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  49131   Further Education and Training Certificate: Community Health Work  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-02-18  Was HW SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  64697   Further Education and Training Certificate: Community Health Work  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 
    Core  23094   Further Education and Training Certificate: Development Practice  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-09-09  ETDP SETA 
    Core  48665   National Certificate: Community Development: HIV/AIDS support  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2006-11-07  Was HW SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  48818   Further Education and Training Certificate: Arts and Culture Administration  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  58163   Further Education and Training Certificate: Community Recreation  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  49256   Further Education and Training Certificate: Counselling  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 
    Elective  50309   Further Education and Training Certificate: Environmental Practice  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Elective  66349   Further Education and Training Certificate: General Forestry  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Elective  49197   Further Education and Training Certificate: Social Housing Supervision  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 
    Elective  49872   Further Education and Training Certificate: Victim Empowerment Co-ordination  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 
    Elective  79246   Further Education and Training Certificate: Wild Land Fire Fighting  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Elective  49257   National Certificate: Conflict Management and Transformation  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 


    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. ABA Sebenzi 
    3. Asiphokuhle Training and Research Institute 
    4. Atlegang Training Consulting 
    5. AVAX SA 481 CC. T/A Mandisa Development Services 
    6. Bantubanye Skills 
    7. CMO Logistics Pty Ltd 
    8. Continuing Education Programme 
    9. CTC College(PTY) LTD. 
    10. Dean Institute Of Learning (Pty) Ltd 
    11. Ditirelo Skills Development Services 
    12. Edutraining Business College 
    13. Elective Training Institute Enterprise CC 
    14. ENB Training Service(PTY)Ltd 
    15. Glere Skills and Consultants 
    16. Growth Management Consulting 
    17. HHO Enterprise 
    18. Icando 
    19. IQ Skills Academy (PTY) LTD. 
    20. Jobafrik Consulting 
    21. Kgolo Institute 
    22. KHOSITHI TRAINING 
    23. KMS COLLEGE 
    24. Kuyakhula Development Initiatives 
    25. Legal Environment Safety & Health Requirements cc 
    26. Longata Consultant 
    27. Makavila Suppliers CC. 
    28. Mangalani Business Enterprises 
    29. Marcado Human Resources Strategies 
    30. Mashphe Logistics Services 
    31. Miczo's Enterprise 
    32. Mission Point Consulting 
    33. MPACT 
    34. Nemalale Eagles Consultancy CC 
    35. Nhlahle Development Agency 
    36. NJ & L Trading Enterprise CC. 
    37. NOMAKU TRADERS CC 
    38. Nqothu Projects (PTY) LTD 
    39. NS Global Academy 
    40. Phambile Skills Training (Pty) Ltd 
    41. Pioneer Business Consulting 
    42. Power Rush Trading 170 CC. 
    43. PWI CORPORATE TRAINING PTY LTD 
    44. Quick Leap Investment 
    45. Reflections Development Institute 
    46. Royal Express 
    47. Seacrest Investments 156 (Pty) Ltd 
    48. Senelo Trading CC 
    49. Siljeur Training Academy 
    50. SIZA NESU TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    51. Spring Forest Trading 578 CC 
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    53. Thando Consulting Services 
    54. The Crimson CO CC. 
    55. Thubelihle Graduate Institute 
    56. TLD Consulting 
    57. Tradesman Consulting and Training Solutions 
    58. Tshwane Skills Training Centre 
    59. Tshwane Training Institute (PTY) LTD. 
    60. Ukubhukuda Trading & Projects 165 
    61. Umbuso Training Services 
    62. Umfolozi FET College 
    63. Umqondo Consultancy 
    64. University of Venda 
    65. VCK Training and Technical Services Pty Ltd 
    66. Vhutshilo Health And Training Organisation 
    67. Vicmat Consultants 
    68. VPK BUSINESS VENTURE C C 
    69. XL AT Consulting CC 
    70. Ya Hina Management Consulting and projects 



    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.