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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Implement strategies for behaviour change and innovation 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
252474  Implement strategies for behaviour change and innovation 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Agricultural Extension 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation Primary Agriculture 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
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 
A learner achieving this unit standard in extension and the related technical field will understand and apply the concepts and practices of behaviour change and innovation.

This unit standard will specifically contribute to the qualitative development of learners by providing skills and knowledge at this NQF level and takes into consideration the principles of progression and articulation.

Learners credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Apply the concept of technology adoption.
  • Apply the theories and practices of participatory technology innovation and development.
  • Identify and contextualise the extent to which influencing factors affect the final decision.
  • Establish the scope for behaviour change/innovation.
  • Develop and implement a simple intervention plan to change the behaviour of a farmer/group/community.
  • Develop and implement a simple plan to facilitate the development of technology/innovation with a farmer/group/community. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners accessing this unit standard will have demonstrated competence in communicating verbally and in writing at Level 4 on the NQF or equivalent. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Apply the concept of technology adoption. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept of technology adoption is defined to ensure correct application. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The stages in the adoption process are explained to direct the plan of change. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Activities within each stage are defined to ensure a logical sequence of decision-making. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The decision making process is applied to develop an appropriate work plan. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply the theories and practices of participatory technology innovation and development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept of participatory technology innovation and development is defined to enhance the participation towards change. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The stages of participatory technology innovation are developed and explained to enhance participation towards change. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Activities within each stage are defined to enhance the logic sequence of activities in the process of change. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify and contextualise the extent to which influencing factors affect the final decision towards change. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Influencing factors includes but are not limited to culture, beliefs, religion, will/will not, can/can not, group pressure, politics. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The context is defined and the factors identified that will influence and direct the change process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Factors that could hinder or support change are categorised and prioritised to direct the plan of change. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The impact of the plan of change is measured to give an indication of progress towards change. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Establish the scope for behaviour change/innovation to determine the extent of intervention. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Interviews, questionnaires, group discussion, participatory rural appraisal, etc. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The target group to be changed in behaviour is identified to direct the focus of the intervention. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The appropriate technique/method/tool is selected according to extension methodology. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The appropriate technique/method/tool is applied to ensure maximum impact towards change. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Develop and implement a simple intervention plan to change the behaviour of a individual/group/community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Strategies are included in the plan to reduce the effect of negative forces and enhance the effect of positive forces. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The effectiveness of the intervention plan is measured, monitored and evaluated to determine the impact. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Corrective measures are developed and implemented to improve the effectiveness and address deviations. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Develop and implement a simple plan to facilitate the development of technology/innovation with an individual/group/community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Current practice included in the plan is assessed to determine the strategies for implementation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Experimental strategies included in the plan are evaluated to determine the level of engagement of the individual/group/community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Facilitation strategies included in the plan are evaluated to inform an appropriate change of approach and the application of technology. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The effectiveness of the intervention plan is measured, monitored and evaluated to measure the effect and magnitude of change. 


    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.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA by SAQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    A demonstrated understanding of:
  • Concepts, processes, stages of behaviour change.
  • Concepts, processes, stages of participatory technology development and innovation.
  • Communication.
  • Group dynamics.
  • Negotiation skills.
  • A range of techniques/methods/tools.
  • Analytical skills.
  • Professional judgement.
  • Technical understanding.
  • Needs/assets analysis.
  • Problem solving processes.
  • Decision making processes.
  • The influence of positive and negative factors.
  • Implication on wider scope and effects.
  • Knowledge and implementation of theories.
  • Monitoring and evaluation tools and processes.
  • Measuring tools and processes.
  • Community dynamics.
  • Cultural and social diversity. 

  • 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 to advise on technicall issues related to a specific context of development. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others when participating on project teams. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organize and manage one-self and activities when participating as project team member. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, organise and evaluate information when delivering reports. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively and responsibly whilst reporting on project milestones. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems when functioning in the extension environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Be culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts when interacting with communities. 

    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  59409   National Certificate: Agricultural Extension  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Core  63249   National Diploma: Agricultural Extension  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 


    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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