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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Conduct an assessment of human rights and democracy practices in communities 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119664  Conduct an assessment of human rights and democracy practices in communities 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Democracy, Human Rights, Peace and Elections 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 07 - Human and Social Studies Public Policy, Politics and Democratic Citizenship 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  12 
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 for anyone who needs to conduct an assessment of human rights and democracy practices in communities, taking into account existing practices and structures.

People credited with this unit standard are capable of:
  • Preparing for assessment of human rights and democracy practices
  • Conducting a situational and needs analysis of the community with respect to human rights and democracy practices
  • Making recommendations on human rights and democracy practices for sustainability 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is recommended that learners are competent in the Unit Standard: Demonstrate awareness of the foundations of human rights and democracy before accessing this Unit Standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Learners will have access to the Constitution, Bill of Rights and where available, RDP plans.
  • "Democracy practices" are both procedural and substantive, inclusive of but not limited to regular free and fair electives separation of powers, accountability, transparency and participation. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan and prepare for assessment of human rights and democracy practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The assessment plan is informed by existing background information on the community and provides sufficient detail for conducting an effective situational and needs analysis. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Background refers to at least languages, demographics, infrastructure.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Stakeholders and roleplayers are identified and arrangements for meetings are made in a consultative and inclusive manner. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Inclusive refers to the general meaning of the term, but in particular means that vulnerable and/or marginalised groups and individuals are included.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Preparation meets the requirements of an effective assessment. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Resources, logistics, documentation and environment.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Information is provided to stakeholders and roleplayers clearly, openly and without bias. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The assessment plan reflects the inputs of stakeholders and roleplayers and has the potential to guide an effective assessment in line with the assessment brief and purpose. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Conduct a situational and needs analysis of the community with respect to human rights and democracy practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Information gathering processes are transparent, diverse, include participatory methodologies and cover a diversity of target audiences. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A needs analysis is carried out in accordance with the plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Deviations from the plan are justified in terms of situations on the ground, and contribute towards achieving the purpose of the assessment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    An analysis is carried out in a manner that upholds human rights and democratic values and principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    An analysis addresses cultural, political, environmental, geographical and socio-economic dimensions of the community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    An analysis identifies the resources and practices of the community that contribute towards human rights and democratic practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    An analysis provides a current profile of the community. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Languages, demographics and infrastructure.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    An analysis identifies the range of needs in the community and underlying causes of the needs. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Needs include material, knowledge, awareness, protection.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    Identified needs are organised in a manner that supports clear communication of the results of the analysis and the making of recommendations. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Make recommendations on human rights and democracy practices for sustainability. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Recommendations could be made through consultation with other practitioners and/or peers within the field. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Recommendations are realistic, forward-looking and sustainable, and include a prioritisation of needs which is supported by the data and confirmed by stakeholders and roleplayers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Recommendations are consistent with human rights and democratic practices as outlined in the Constitution and Bill of Rights. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Recommendations focus on redress for deficits in delivery and/or provision, as revealed by the needs analysis. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Recommendations maximise the use of existing structures and resources. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Resources include indigenous knowledge systems and resources.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Assessors for this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the appropriate ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the appropriate ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the appropriate ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the appropriate ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the appropriate ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures.
  • Moderators must be registered as assessors with the relevant ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The Bill of Rights and Constitution. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems: this will be demonstrated when identifying and describing the human rights-related needs of the community. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work with others in a team - this unit standard promotes team work. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively: conducting an assessment of community needs requires high levels of self management and organisation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information: when conducting a situational and needs analysis. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills: when working with others to conduct the assessment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of inter-related parts of a system: this will be demonstrated when finding relationships between needs and practices. 

    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 
    Glossary and Abbreviations

    CEDAW Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women
    CERD International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination
    CRC Convention on the Rights of the Child
    ICCPR International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
    ICESCR International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

    Bill of Rights: A list of rights and freedoms for people in a country/countries. It can be part of the law of the country.

    Charter: A document outlining the principles, functions, and organization of a corporate body: a constitution: the city charter.

    Common Law: A body of law that is based on custom and general principles and embodied in case law and that serves as a precedent or is applied to situations not covered by statute.

    Constitution: A constitution contains the rules and principles according to which a country is governed.

    Convention: An agreement between nations for regulation of maters affecting all of them.

    Covenant: A binding agreement; a compact. A formal sealed agreement or contract. An international covenant on Human Rights.

    Declaration: An explicit, formal announcement, either oral or written.

    Developmental rights: "A decent standard of living, adequate nutrition, health care, education and decent work and protection against calamities are not just development goals - they are also human rights". (Human Development Report 2000
    or
    the right of people/a group of people to have their culture recognised or to advance themselves politically or economically.

    Law: A rule of conduct or procedure established by custom, agreement, or authority. The body of rules and principles governing the affairs of a community and enforced by a political authority; a legal system: international law.

    Legislation: The act or process of legislating; lawmaking. A proposal or enacted law or group of laws.

    Legislature: An officially elected or otherwise selected body of people vested with the responsibility and power to make laws for a political unit, such as a state or nation.

    Mechanism: A system of parts that operate or interact like those of a machine. A process by which something is done or comes into being.

    Organ: A government agency or instrument devoted to the performance of some specific function; "the SAPS is an organ of the government of the South Africa".

    Paralegal: A person with specialized training who assists lawyers.

    Petition: A formal document requesting a right or benefit from a person or group in authority.

    Preamble: A preliminary statement, especially the introduction to a formal document that serves to explain its purpose. The introductory part of a constitution or statute that usually states the reasons for and intent of the law.

    Principle: A basic truth, law or assumption: the principles of democracy. A rule or standard.

    United Nations: An international organization composed of most of the countries of the world. It was founded in 1945 to promote peace, security, and economic development.

    Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Is intended to be an international standard for the protection of Human Rights. Not directly or indirectly enforceable, and creates no legal obligations for the signatories. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  57427   National Certificate: Youth Development  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  50585   National Certificate: Public Service Communication  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  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. Chrysalis Academy Western Cape Trust 
    2. K Boneng Consulting Services Pty Ltd 



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