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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply the principles and processes of community recreation for community development 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
254254  Apply the principles and processes of community recreation for community development 
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 qualifying learner to understand and apply the principles and processes of community recreation to enhance community development through the advancement of skills, collaboration and service delivery.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Explain the values and philosophy upon which community recreation and community development is based.
  • Define the roles of the recreation worker in relation to community recreation processes.
  • Facilitate a community recreation project with the emphasis on community development.
  • Discuss the processes of community development and how these relate to the principles of community recreation and community recreation. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • In the context of this unit standard, a community may pertain to ethnicity, gender, age, geographic boundaries, workplace, special need, special interest.
  • The principles of community recreation include establishing culturally appropriate processes which enable diverse communities to develop and meet their own needs through recreation initiatives which may include - projects, programmes, events, activities, rallies, meetings and festivals.
  • In the context of this unit standard, the principles of community development include establishing culturally appropriate processes which enable diverse communities to develop and explore their own identity and expression.
  • In the context of this unit standard, processes of community recreation and community development may include:
    > Research.
    > Consultation.
    > Networking.
    > Power sharing.
    > Encouraging autonomy.
    > Linking disciplines: Art, design, engineering, health, parks.
    > Recruitment of local resource people.
    > Project development.
    > Implementation, project coordination, facilitation.
    > Increasing political awareness.
    > Empowerment.
  • Knowledge and skill in the area of community recreation may be required of people working in community recreation for a number of reasons, including any of the following:
    > Providing a conceptual foundation for practice in community recreation.
    > Providing a body of knowledge on which community recreation as a profession is based.
    > Providing an historical and philosophical context for community recreation.
    > Helping to define the parameters of community recreation.
    > Providing a basis for justifying the existence of community recreation, 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 recreation and of the impact of community recreation on other parts of society.
  • In the context of this unit standard values may include: Cultural democracy, creativity, mutual enrichment, self-expression, partnerships, social concern, participation, accessibility, inclusivity, community specificity, equity, community well-being, healthy communities, consensus, political and social action.
  • The incorporation of this unit standard into the qualification is designed to make the learner understand the need to contribute towards skills development and the enhancement of communities in support of JIPSA and ASGISA. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the values and philosophy upon which community recreation and community development is based. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The historical context of community recreation and community development is identified and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The philosophy of community recreation as a developmental tool within a community based recreation program is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The values and processes of community recreation and community development are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The role community recreation and community development has in promoting social change, community, personal, cultural development, and political empowerment for presentation to the community or the department is explained and summarised. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Define the roles of the community recreation worker in relation to community recreation and community development processes. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Roles:
  • Advocacy, education, identifying issues and meeting expressed community needs, facilitating projects, co-ordinating community activities. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The skills required by the community recreation worker to promote community recreation and community development is identified. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Skills may include:
  • Facilitation, advice, communication, negotiation, leadership, public relations, evaluation, management, budgeting and accounting, research, networking, fundraising, practical and/or technical arts skills.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The required skills of the community recreation or community development worker to effectively deliver recreation programmes for community development are explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Facilitate a community recreation project with the emphasis on community development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The project processes are identified for community recreation programmes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The project brief is compiled which explains the project and its objectives to the target audience. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The project plan which outlines steps to achieve the objectives of the community recreation programme is formulated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The project is implimented in accordance with the project plan. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Discuss the processes of community development and how these relate to the principles of community recreation and community development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The processes of community development used in the project is explained and understood. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The identified processes to their practical implementation is described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The implementation of the processes to the principles of community recreation is described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    How the community recreation project and processes contribute to personal and community development are identified and explained. 


    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 solutions to provide community recreation 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 recreation 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 recreation 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 recreation. 

    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 recreation programmes and community development contributes to the improvement in the lives of individuals and community as a unit. 

    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
    Fundamental  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 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.