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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate knowledge of gender, equity and diversity issues in development projects 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
242894  Demonstrate knowledge of gender, equity and diversity issues in development projects 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Public Administration and Management 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Public Administration 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
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 learners working within a Ward Committee or Local Government structure, where the acquisition of competence against this standard will add value to one's job. The standard will also add value to individuals who are seeking to develop a career pathway in Local Government and administration.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Identifying diversity in own Ward Committee context.
  • Explaining the concepts of gender and equity and gender and equity approaches.
  • Explaining the advantages of gender and equity to development projects.
  • Demonstrating gender and equity mainstreaming skills in all the stages of a development project using gender and equity participatory tools.
  • Explaining the resistance to change in relation to gender. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify diversity in own Ward Committee context. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Diversity includes but is not limited to gender, ethnicity/culture, disability, tribal, values. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept of diversity is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Methodologies for effectively managing diversity are described with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Issues that can affect diversity management are explained with examples in relation to own Ward Committee context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Diversity action plan for own Ward Committee context is defined and implemented in a practical way. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain the concept of gender and equity and gender and equity approaches. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept of gender is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The concept of gender mainstreaming is explained with examples and past case studies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The difference between equity and equality is explained in the context of community development processes and projects. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Gender and equity approaches to community development are explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain the advantages of incorporating the principles of gender and equity to development projects. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The advantages of the application of gender and equity in development projects are explained within the context of Ward Committee functioning. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The disadvantages of not applying gender and equity principles in development projects are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Gender and equity mainstreaming skills are demonstrated in all the stages of a development project. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate gender and equity mainstreaming skills in all the stages of a development project using gender and equity participatory tools. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The stages in the project cycle are identified and explained in the context of Ward Committee functioning. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The need for gender and equity mainstreaming in the project cycle is assessed in the context of Ward Committee functioning. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Appropriate participatory tools are used to facilitate gender and equity in Ward Committee context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Practical strategies to ensure women and other marginalised groups are included throughout the project cycle are explained and demonstrated with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Explain the resistance to change in relation to gender. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept of resistance to change in the context of diversity is explained with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Areas of diversity includes but is not limited to cultural, tribal authorities, gender.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Gender and equity participative tools are identified in order to facilitate resistance to change. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The linkage between resistance to change and the lack of sustainability of projects is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Necessary actions are recommended to overcome resistance to change and ensure success of projects. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any 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 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 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 with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • The constitution.
  • Policies pertaining to gender and equity matters within the municipal and public sector.
  • Procedures for managing gender and equity issues.
  • Basic Human Resources practices. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems using critical and creative thinking processes to interpret gender and equity issues in the context of ward committee functioning. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community to ensure that any gender and equity issues are adequately addressed. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in order to integrate mainstream gender and equity skills into overall ward committee function. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information in order to evaluate any gender and equity issues within ward committee context. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion to source the latest information, trends and developments in relation to gender and equity. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility to the environment and health of others in ensuring that all information in effectively sourced, stored and conveyed pertaining to gender and equity issues. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of interrelated systems by recognising that gender and equity problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation and that a variety of external factors and community cultures etc must be considered in dealing with any related issues. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities by ensuring that all gender and equity issues are addressed in the best interests of all parties concerned. 

    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
    Elective  57823   National Certificate: Ward Committee Governance  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Elective  66749   National Certificate: Community Development  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  58578   National Certificate: Local Government Councillor Practices  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG 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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    2. Akadon Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    3. All Access Holdings 
    4. Amadube Investments CC 
    5. Asiphokuhle Training and Research Institute 
    6. Avenida (Pty) Ltd 
    7. B S Development Consultancy 
    8. Bantubanye Skills 
    9. BEC Training Consultants 
    10. Brilliant Affairs 
    11. Bull's Business and Skills Training Institute 
    12. CB Willemse Training 
    13. Concepts of Sustainable Management (CSM) 
    14. CTC College(PTY) LTD. 
    15. Dee's Training (PTY) LTD 
    16. Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) 
    17. DM Training Consultants 
    18. Eagle Greek Inverstment T/A Mollo consulting 
    19. Elective Training Institute Enterprise CC 
    20. Escaderode Training Enterprise 
    21. Ethembeni Multi Service Enterprise (Pty) Ltd 
    22. Excellent Minds Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    23. Falcon Business Institute (PTY 
    24. Faranang Marketing 
    25. Frugatrax Consultants 
    26. Glere Skills and Consultants 
    27. HDPSA 
    28. Hlaniki Investment Holdings 
    29. Hlombe and Associates 
    30. IALE School of Advanced Learning Education 
    31. ICM t/a Institute for Career Management 
    32. IGKM Management Services (Pty) Ltd 
    33. Inafrica General Trading Pty LTD 
    34. Izwelethu Black Diamond 
    35. JIT Projects 
    36. Josmap Training Institute 
    37. Kairos Training College 
    38. Kuyakhula Development Initiatives 
    39. Leap Projects 
    40. LETZAA Group 
    41. Lizwa Ntlabati Trading CC 
    42. LO Tantsi Fire Consultants CC. 
    43. Magumzane Traiding cc 
    44. Mahayi HRD Services cc 
    45. Mahloko Training, Auditing Services and other Projects 
    46. Makaota Training Consultants 
    47. Makavila Suppliers CC. 
    48. Makgoka Development Facilitation (PTY) Ltd. 
    49. Makhuba Development Projects CC 
    50. Management College of Southern Africa (MANCOSA) 
    51. Matsila Holdings 
    52. Mission Point Consulting 
    53. MJ Mafunisa Consulting (PTY) LTD 
    54. Mmalethabo Consulting 
    55. MML Consulting CC. 
    56. Mohlaje Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    57. Motheo Skills Entity 
    58. MTK Corporate Solutions 
    59. Myeza Trading Enterprise 
    60. Ndotha General Trading 
    61. NEDTEX73 
    62. Networx for Career Development 
    63. Ngaphakathi Investments 
    64. Nkqubela Community Developers 
    65. Nokusho M Consulting and Trading 
    66. Nonunu Projects 
    67. Outeniqua Leadership Institute 
    68. Pebetse Training and Consulting 
    69. Pioneer Business Consulting 
    70. PMA Holdings (PTY ) LTD. 
    71. Poshido Training 
    72. Rally Business Consulting 
    73. Reflections Development Institute 
    74. Regent Business School (Pty) Ltd t/a Regent Business School 
    75. Ruthekho Training Academy 
    76. Silalele Consulting CC. 
    77. SIZA NESU TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    78. Sodic Training and Development 
    79. South African ABET Development Agency SAADA 
    80. South African Governance and Business College 
    81. South West Gauteng College - Molapo Campus 
    82. SSD Consultants 
    83. STARPLEX 408 CC 
    84. T Mabuya & Associates CC 
    85. Talent Centre Training 
    86. Talent Emporium Academy (PTY) Ltd 
    87. Talent Sculpture 
    88. The Crimson CO CC. 
    89. Thubelihle Graduate Institute 
    90. Thuto-Boswa Education and Training Solution 
    91. Tloumogale Business Development & Consulting 
    92. Tovani Traiding 299 
    93. Tradesman Consulting and Training Solutions 
    94. Tru-ThoughtsTrading and Projects 
    95. Tshamutengo General Dealers CC. 
    96. Tshepang Consulting & Project 
    97. Tshisimani Holdings (PTY) Ltd. 
    98. Tshwane Training Institute (PTY) LTD. 
    99. Ubuqhawe Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    100. Umfolozi FET College 
    101. UNIVERSITY OF BUSINESS EXCELLENCE(PTY)LTD 
    102. Vicmat Consultants 
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    104. YAB Business Solutions (Pty)Ltd 
    105. Ziya Investment Holdings Pty Ltd 



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