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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Facilitate community development through community arts 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
254243  Facilitate community development through community arts 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Sport, Recreation & Fitness 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 02 - Culture and Arts Sport 
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 allows the learner to facilitate and achieve community development outcomes through community arts programmes in conjunction with a recreation programme.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Evaluate the principles and outcomes of community development using.
  • Community arts as a tool.
  • Facilitate the development of a community arts initiative.
  • Facilitate a community arts initiative.
  • Monitor and evaluate the facilitation processes and outcomes of the initiative. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 4.
  • Knowledge and an application of the principles and processes of community recreation for community development at NQF Level 4.
  • Knowledge and application of the Principles and Processes of Community Arts at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Community arts is also known as cultural work and cultural democracy.

    A community may pertain to ethnicity, gender, age, geographic boundaries, workplace, special need, or special interest.

    Processes of community arts include: Research; consultation; networking; power sharing; encouraging autonomy; linking disciplines: (art, education, justice, design, engineering, health, environment); recruitment of local resource people; project development; facilitation; increasing political awareness and empowerment.

    Knowledge and skill in the area of community arts may be required of people working in community arts for a number of reasons, including:
  • Providing a conceptual foundation for practice in community arts.
  • Providing a body of knowledge on which community arts as a profession is based.
  • Providing an historical and philosophical context for community arts.
  • Helping to define parameters of community arts.
  • Providing a basis for justifying the existence of community arts, and the allocation of resources.
  • Providing a basis for justifying policy and provision.
  • Providing a background for decision-making regarding policy and provision.
  • Providing a basis for forecasting trends in community arts and the impact of community arts on other parts of society. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Evaluate the principles and outcomes of community development using community arts as a tool. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Principles:
  • Empowerment, consultation, group dynamics and development, skill development, expression, cultural understanding.

    Outcomes:
  • Self-awareness, self-confidence and group strength, group organisation, participation and level of enjoyment, social benefits, completion of projects, political direction, on-going action, collective action, co-operation. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The principles and outcomes of community development using community arts as a tool is defined and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The support and barriers to the community development approach are evaluated and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Strategies to maximise support and overcome barriers to a community development approach to community recreation provision are developed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Barriers:
  • Little political support, lack of information or guidance, lack of understanding of community development principles and philosophy, lack of resources, prolonged process, group conflict, cultural differences including language, politics of sport and recreation provision, lack of understanding of community recreation.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Facilitate the development of a community arts initiative. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A community recreation initiative and its potential outcome are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The processes used to facilitate community recreation initiatives are identified and evaluated in terms of chieving the identified outcomes. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Processes:
  • Cultural, social, economic and political processes; needs assessment; skill development; problem solving; group projects; development of leadership skills; negotiation and conflict resolution; budgeting.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The processes selected facilitate the planned initiatives and align to the community and target group environment. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Facilitate a community arts initiative. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The role and function of a community advocate or facilitator are described in terms of community recreation provision. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    To provide a knowledge base, networks which impact on community recreation are developed and maintained with individuals and groups. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The planned community recreation initiative which meets identified community needs is identified. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Needs may include:
  • Recreation opportunities, social opportunities, community identity and cohesion, increased self-esteem, overcoming barriers, political action, economic development, collective action, social/community cohesion, community self management, political action, retention, exploration and exchange of knowledge and skills.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Goals and objectives of the facilitation processes meet the requirements of the planned initiative. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The support for implementing the community recreation initiative is aligned to the requirements of the community. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Support may include:
  • Communication, organisation, management, assistance with equipment, materials, resources, funding and facilities, increased and ongoing participation, empowerment of individuals and community.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Monitor and evaluate the facilitation processes and outcomes of the initiatives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The monitoring and evaluation methods selected and implemented are aligned to the community, the purpose of the evaluation, and the nature of the information sought. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Evaluation methods may include:
  • Participant feedback, focus groups, programme personnel review, assessment of outcome in relation to goals, group evaluation, community response.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The facilitation processes are evaluated for their effectiveness. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Outcomes of the processes are evaluated against the stated objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Areas for improvement are identified and documented, and recommendations are made based on evaluation results. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • This Unit Standard will be assessed by an assessor and moderated by a moderator registered with the relevant accredited ETQA.
  • Assessors should be in possession of a relevant qualification that is at least one level higher than the level of this unit standard.
  • Training providers must be accredited by a relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment should include both formative and summative assessment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Learners are able to identify and provide possible initiatives that would lead team members to provide community art programmes for community development. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    A learner is able to work as a member of a team when presenting information addressing community arts and how it contributes to community development. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Learners are able to collect, organise and evaluate information of communities to promote development through the implementation of community arts programmes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Learners are able to communicate effectively and responsibly, using visual and/or language skills, when explaining development. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Learners can demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems when demonstrating knowledge and understanding of community development and the use of community arts. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    A learner can participate as a responsible citizen in the life of a local community and the country by understanding how community art programmes promotes community development. 

    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  60289   National Certificate: Community Recreation  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 


    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.
     
    NONE 



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