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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Establish sustainable extension structures in a community 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
252478  Establish sustainable extension structures in a community 
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 appropriate field to Establish sustainable extension structures in a community.

Learners achieving this unit standard will be able to guide communities towards the establishment of sustainable extension community structures. Learners will be able to relate to the different needs and sentiments of a specific community as it relates to applicable fields.

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 scientific decision-making.

Learners achieving this unit standard will be able to:
  • Communicate with communities to involve them in development activities.
  • Market and promote extension in order to emphasise the benefits and values.
  • Initiate and establish community commitment to participate in extension initiatives.
  • Facilitate the establishment of committees and or reference groups to support extension initiatives.
  • Compile a community profile to define the target group.
  • Facilitate a goal setting process to focus on the priority constraints. 

  • 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 NQF Level 4 on the NQF or equivalent. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Communicate with communities to involve them in extension activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Communication with communities confirms the awareness of community values, protocol, culture and tribal authorities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Existing community structures are acknowledged and recorded in order to involve them in extension activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Community Interaction is monitored, evaluated and recorded to report on the scope of activities and level of participation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Market and promote extension in order to emphasise the benefits and values. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Proposals are prepared and presented to public forums, small groups and stakeholders to gain support. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A presentation is formulated and compiled to promote extension and its benefits to the community. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    This presentation is suitable to various situations, such as the public, sponsors, fundraisers, media and advertising.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A network is co-ordinated and established to market extension benefits. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Initiate and establish community commitment to participate in extension initiatives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A mutual agreement with stakeholders is compiled in order to record their commitment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Investment and contribution opportunities from the community is identified and recorded to ensure their commitment to the programme. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Community partnerships are identified and established to promote their commitment to the programme. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Facilitate the establishment of committees and or reference groups to support extension initiatives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A process is identified to establish and support the operation of community structures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Respective roles and responsibilities are identified for utilization by reference groups or committees. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The selection process is initiated to ensure representation of community members. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Committee/group members are trained and assisted to perform their roles and responsibilities. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Compile a community profile to define the target group. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A needs and situational analysis is performed to establish a community profile. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A community profile is compiled to be included for a development plan. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Community Profile refers to but not limited to information on crime statistics, structure, population, age groups, gender, and special populations.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A development plan based on the community profile is compiled to reflect goals, priorities, resources and activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Possible solutions and constraints are listed and compiled to inform the development proposal. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Facilitate a goal setting process to focus on the priority constraints. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Community goals are identified and prioritised to be representative of the target group. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Committee and community group members are trained to plan and achieve goals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Community action plans are activated to be in line with the set goals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Progress is monitored and evaluated to ensure successful progress and completion. 


    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:
  • Range of techniques:
    > Facilitation.
    > Marketing.
    > Fundraising.
    > Co-ordination.
    > Entering a community.
  • Networking and partnerships.
  • Goal setting.
  • Community protocol.
  • Community structures and tribal authorities. 

  • 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 address agricultural issues. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others when communicating with the community. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organize and manage oneself and activities when participating as project team member. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively and responsibly when interacting with stakeholders. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology when advising on agricultural practices. 

    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 
    Demonstration of the knowledge and skills outlined in this unit standard must be consistent with the principles of:
  • Respecting the natural and cultural environment.
  • Accepting and maintaining a non-discriminatory attitude towards diversity including, for example; differences in gender, race, religion, ability and culture. 

  • 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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