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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Explain and apply the principles and philosophy of community arts 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
254295  Explain and apply the principles and philosophy of 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 
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 philosophy of including community arts into a community based recreation programme. The learner will be able to incorporate a variety of arts related activities to achieve a balanced recreation programme to ensure increased participation in a community.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Explain the values and philosophy upon which community arts are based.
  • Describe the roles of the community arts or cultural worker in relation to the community arts process.
  • Facilitate a community arts project with a specified group in a community.
  • Explain the processes of community development and how these relate to the principles of community arts. 

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

  • 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, special interest.
  • The principles of community arts include establishing culturally appropriate processes which enable diverse communities to develop and explore their own expression, images, voice, celebration, and commemoration.
  • The community arts or cultural worker may have knowledge and skills as one of or a combination of the following: a visual artist, songwriter, singer, dancer, video or film maker, writer, theatre worker, sculptor, banner maker, facilitator, crafts person, performance artist, arts administrator, kite maker.
  • Processes of community arts 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 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 the 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 
    Explain the values and philosophy upon which community arts are based. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The historical context of community arts within an identified community are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The philosophy of community arts as a developmental tool is described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The values and processes of community arts are explained and discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Examples of the role community arts has in promoting social change, community, personal, cultural development, and political empowerment are explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe the roles of the community arts or cultural worker in relation to the community arts processes. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Role:
  • Advocacy, education, identifying issues and meeting expressed community needs, facilitating projects, co-ordinating community. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The skills required by the community arts or cultural worker in relation to community arts and community culture processes are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    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 arts or cultural worker are linked to the role of the community arts or cultural worker in a community recreation program. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Facilitate a community arts project with a specific group in a community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The project processes are identified that are appropriate to the needs of the specified group. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The project brief is developed in consultation with the identified group. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The project plan is prepared for implementation. 

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

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Explain the processes of community development and how these relate to the principles of community arts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The processes used in community arts are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The identified processes to their practical implementation within a community recreation program is described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The implementation of the processes to the principles of community arts are linked and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The community arts project and processes that contribute to personal and community development are described 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 that would lead team members 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 art programmes. 

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