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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Facilitate a group to achieve a stated objective or solve a problem 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
252477  Facilitate a group to achieve a stated objective or solve a problem 
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  10 
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 extension personnel in the related technical field to apply the principles of extension management.

This unit standard will specifically contribute to the qualitative development of learners by providing skills and knowledge of natural resource management, community dynamics, the production processes, and institutional support in the context of development decision-making.

Learners achieving this unit standard will be able to:
  • Clarify problems/needs to initiate discussion or action.
  • Identify all role-players/stakeholders to establish a group.
  • Encourage group member participation in the formulation of objectives to ensure ownership.
  • Manage group dynamics and group processes for effective functioning. 

  • 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 
    Clarify problems/needs to initiate discussion or action. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Problems/needs are identified and clarified to create a common vision and understanding. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Problems are addressed according to an agreed mode of operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Participation is encouraged on agreement of the goals of the programme. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify all role-players/stakeholders to establish a group. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A list of all the relevant role-players is compiled to ensure maximum inclusivity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Principles of group formation are explained to obtain support and commitment from stakeholders. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An executive committee is elected and recorded to be representative of the group. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Meeting procedures are applied and role responsibilities clarified within a constitution to ensure effective functioning of the group. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Encourage group member participation in the formulation of objectives to ensure ownership and support. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Clear objectives are formulated to encourage participation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The best solution is sought through getting group members to debate their viewpoints and work towards finding common ground. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Group members are facilitated to provide alternatives, evaluate the alternative and select one for implementation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Manage group dynamics and group processes for effective functioning. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Equal and active participation of the group is encouraged to ensure transparency. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Members of the group are empowered to express their viewpoints and participate in the discussions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Correct and appropriate facilitation methods are applied to promote effective functioning of the group. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Conflict is managed to promote the effective functioning of the group. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The facilitation process is monitored and evaluated to inform a change in approach. 


    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:
  • Knowledge of development environment and applicable legislation.
  • Project management principles.
  • Communication strategies.
  • Related technical knowledge.
  • Knowledge of group dynamics.
  • Basic facilitation skills.
  • Knowledge of community development.
  • Group facilitation and dymanics. 

  • 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 developmental issues. 

    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  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2020-07-30  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.
     
    1. Agricultural Research Council 



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