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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate a critical understanding of theories and principles of transformative development practice 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
110058  Demonstrate a critical understanding of theories and principles of transformative development practice 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Development 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 05 - Education, Training and Development Adult Learning 
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 
A learner credited with this unit standard will be able to review development practice projects in terms of theories and principles of transformative development practice that apply to broader society and local community groups.

The learner will also be able to design evaluative programmes for development practice projects and use the information to inform future project design in ways that are in line with community principles and dynamics. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
The learner studying towards this unit standard is assumed to have completed the following Unit Standard:
  • Understand and apply principles of transformative development practice at Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Key concepts and practice used in the National Social Development arena is included as well as concepts in the United Nations policy on development practices.
  • The complexity of Level 5 indicates a more complex and wider understanding of concepts, theories, principles and practices. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and explain factors that impact on macro and micro layers of society. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Factors that impact on macro and micro layers of society are identified through case studies in an assigned project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Factors of transformative development practice are explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify and explain factors that impact on development practice projects. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Factors are identified in a development practice project and explained in the context of macro and micro layers of society. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Factors are explained in relation to the concepts and principles of transformative development practice. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify and critique strategies and policies of transformative development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Strategies and policies used in a development practice project are identified and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Strategies and policies described are reviewed and reformulated in a development context. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Examples include the roles and responsibility of stakeholders, programmes and activities regarding community participation and funding, accountability etc. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Accredited providers may establish or refine moderation procedures and systems in line with the requirements of the relevant ETQA.

    An external moderator may moderate the results of learners. External moderators should provide reports not only on the fairness and consistency of assessment, but also on the validity of the assessment design in terms of the specified outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Although the knowledge that is embedded in this standard is explained under the assessment criteria, it is described below for clarity.
  • Knowledge of the theory of a number of development approaches. This includes major national projects of the social development department, macro social development theory from different theorists.
  • Key local, national and international social development policy.
  • Social concepts, ethics and values, principles and strategies for transformative development. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made:
  • In the process of critically evaluating theories and principles, identifying problems and making creative decisions learners will meet the requirements of this critical cross-field outcome. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing and critically evaluating information:
  • Identifying a range of factors, strategies and policies will assist the learner to collect critical evaluating information. The critical cross-field outcome is addressed. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion:
  • The learner needs to prepare various reports thus developing of language skills and other communication techniques. The whole unit standard addresses this critical cross-field outcome. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation:
  • In the final analysis of identification of different societal factors, the whole unit standard supports the notion of the world as a set of related systems. The whole unit standard addresses the critical cross-field outcome. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard could be employed as a development practitioner in the same provider institution with at least a level 6 Qualification and work with a registered assessor in development practice with the relevant ETQA.

    Registered Assessors must have a level 6 qualification in development practice and prior or concurrent experience as a development practitioner. 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Factors:
    These imply forces that are political, economic and social in nature and may further embody the economic, political and power relationship within the government, causes of HIV, etc.

    Macro:
    The larger environmental setting

    Micro:
    The more local, government laws, power relationships and other interested groups are referred to as a range statement. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  23095   Higher Education and Training Certificate: Development Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Core  49710   National Diploma: Development Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  66089   National Certificate: Human Settlements Development  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  80047   National Certificate: Road Safety Development  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  49198   National Certificate: Social Housing Property Management  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 


    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. Dabulamanzi & Njabulo Ndaba Consulting cc 
    2. Funda Africa Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    3. Isibani Skills Academy 
    4. Jabulani Training & Development 
    5. Kenako Investments 
    6. Mapheto Business Enterprises t/a MBE 
    7. Marematlou Training Institute 
    8. MENTORNET (PTY) LTD 
    9. Nkinane Training Institute and Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    10. Ntevho-Ketso Training and Recruitement Consultancy cc 
    11. Ntingantakandini Training, Education and Development Company 
    12. PE Qwesha Business Enterprises t/a Simo Consulting 
    13. PMA Holding (Pty) Ltd 
    14. Professional Development and Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    15. Retshetse Training Project 
    16. Sigodi Development Services and Associates (SDS) cc 
    17. Spotru Training Centre 
    18. SPS Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    19. Thabelanang t/a Thabelanang Trading Enterprise 
    20. The Fundamentals Training Centre 
    21. THE GMC GROUP PTY LTD 
    22. Thembekile training consulting 
    23. Thuto Botshabelo Training Academy 
    24. Thuto Ya Setshaba Training Services (Pty) Ltd 
    25. Thuto-Botshabelo Training and Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    26. Tinissa Trading 29 PTY Ltd 
    27. TMG Quality Services 
    28. Ulwazi Training & Development 
    29. Wildfire Development Training Agency 



    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.