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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply a range of skills to facilitate workshops, community meetings and planned sessions in the local economic development environment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
110525  Apply a range of skills to facilitate workshops, community meetings and planned sessions in the local economic development environment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Economics 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Finance, Economics and Accounting 
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 is intended for people who are, employed in local economic development.It provides the learner with the opportunity to apply his/her knowledge of facilitation in own work context under expert supervision.A learner credited with this Unit Standard are able to:
  • Plan the process and prepare the participants, the environment and him/herself to achieve the agreed goals? Undertake the facilitation as appropriate to the specific contextual requirements.
  • Carry out the relevant and appropriate follow up activities.
  • Evaluate the event held against a plan in terms of the processes and outcomes achieved.
  • Assess own facilitation skills in terms of a completed event. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in Communication at NQF Level 4. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Documentation includes minutes; reports; hard copies of presentations; follow up letters; e mails. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan the process and prepare the participants, the environment and oneself. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Plan the process and prepare the participants, the environment and oneself to achieve the agreed goals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The objectives of the event are confirmed and aligned with the Invitation/ Attendance List and the proposed agenda and format. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The event venue is booked and equipped to facilitate the planned group process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Participants are sent an appropriate invitation, timeously, with details of the event particulars and any preparation work for the event. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Undertake the facilitation as appropriate to the specific contextual requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. All participants are actively and effectively included in the group process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. All contributions are appropriately acknowledged allowing for a thorough exchange of information, opinions, ideas and feelings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Appropriate decision-making takes place so that progress is made towards meeting the group objective. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Carry out the relevant and appropriate follow-up activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The closing administration is completed with regard to vacating the venue and returning the tools to storage as well as making follow on bookings if applicable. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The required documentation is prepared in a standardised format with the input of all the relevant role players. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The finalised documentation is distributed to all relevant stakeholders and role players with due regard being paid to the issue of confidentiality and onward use of the work product. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Evaluate the event held against a plan in terms of the processes and outcomes achieved. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. A specified event is evaluated in terms of the extent to which the objectives agreed in advance were achieved. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The event process is reviewed and a critique is done in terms of the extent to which the plan was followed and the appropriate tools successfully used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Feedback from event participants is studied and recommendations are made to improve the content and processes in future. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Assess own facilitation skills in terms of a completed event. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The event process is reviewed and a critique is done of the facilitation skills in terms of the extent to which they ensured that the process was efficient and effective. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The feedback from the event participants is studied to identify the facilitator behaviour that helped or hindered the process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. An action plan is prepared and explained that addresses the identified development needs in the facilitator`s behaviour repertoire. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    1. Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
    2. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard or will assess this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQ, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA .
    3. Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA .
    4. Therefore, anyone wishing to be assessed against this Unit Standard may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Communication skills including compiling minutes
  • Facilitation skills
  • Event management/ public relations skills
  • Criteria for selecting channels and media for follow-up 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made by, e.g.
  • Appropriate decision-making takes place so that progress is made towards meeting the group objective according to assessment criterion:
    Appropriate decision-making takes place so that progress is made towards meeting the group objective
  • Reviewing the event process and a critique is done in terms of the extent to which the plan was followed and the appropriate tools successfully used according to assessment criterion:
    The event process is reviewed and a critique is done in terms of the extent to which the plan was followed and the appropriate tools successfully used.
  • Studying feedback from event participants and recommendations are made to improve the content and processes in future according to assessment criterion:
    Feedback from event participants is studied and recommendations are made to improve the content and processes in future
  • Assessing own facilitation skills in terms of a completed event according to the assessment criteria for specific outcome:
    Assess own facilitation skills in terms of a completed event. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organization and community by, e.g.
  • Applying a range of skills to facilitate workshops, community meetings and planned sessions in the local economic development environment according to the assessment criteria for specific outcome:
    Assess own facilitation skills in terms of a completed event. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively by:
    Applying a range of skills to facilitate workshops, community meetings and planned sessions in the local economic development environment according to the assessment criteria for specific outcomes:
  • Plan the process and prepare the participants, the environment and oneself to achieve the agreed goals
  • Undertake the facilitation as appropriate to the specific contextual requirements
  • Carry out the relevant and appropriate follow-up activities
  • Evaluate the event held against a plan in terms of the processes and outcomes achieved
  • Assess own facilitation skills in terms of a completed event 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organize and critically evaluate information by, e.g.
  • Assessing own facilitation skills in terms of a completed event according to the assessment criteria for specific outcome:
    Assess own facilitation skills in terms of a completed event. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/ or language skills in the modes of oral and/ or written presentation by, e.g.
    Applying a range of skills to facilitate workshops, community meetings and planned sessions in the local economic development environment according to the assessment criteria for specific outcomes:
  • Plan the process and prepare the participants, the environment and oneself to achieve the agreed goals.
  • Undertake the facilitation as appropriate to the specific contextual requirements
  • Carry out the relevant and appropriate follow-up activities
  • Evaluate the event held against a plan in terms of the processes and outcomes achieved
  • Assess own facilitation skills in terms of a completed event 

  • 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  36438   National Certificate: Local Economic Development  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Fundamental  49469   National Diploma: Complex Procurement  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30   
    Elective  67467   National Certificate: Municipal Governance  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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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