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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Explain and apply ways of contributing towards community development 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114937  Explain and apply ways of contributing towards community development 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Life Skills 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 07 - Human and Social Studies People/Human-Centred Development 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular-Fundamental  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-06-26  2007-08-16  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2008-08-16   2011-08-16  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
244584  Investigate ways of contributing towards community development  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard is intended for people who are involved in community projects especially volunteerism. The focus is on the role of the individual in community development.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Explaining community development and the importance of individual participation in developing a community.
  • Conducting a situational analysis in a specific community.
  • Reflecting on own expertise and skills to inform a personal contribution plan.
  • Designing an action plan for own involvement in a specific community project. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in Communication at NQF level 2. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this unit standard is
  • Existing programmes or the creation of a new project. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain community development and the importance of individual participation in developing. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Explain community development and the importance of individual participation in developing a community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept of community development is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Factors that can enhance or inhibit community development are named with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Community dynamics, community construction, governance, centers of power and influence.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The advantages for the community where individuals actively contribute to community development are discussed and an indication is given of the consequences of non-involvement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The personal benefits of involvement in community development are discussed with reference to personal growth and development. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Conduct a situational analysis in a specific community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A survey is conducted to establish the basic demographics of the community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The leaders and government structures in a community are identified and an indication is given of the role of each in the specific community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Five community stakeholders are interviewed in order to determine the community dynamics and community construction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Existing community projects are identified and an indication is given of the level of community involvement in each. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Resources and services in the community are identified and an indication is given of the needs of the community in terms of resources and services. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    A community profile is developed that collates the information and indicates at least three possible areas for personal involvement. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Possible areas may be existing projects or own initiated projects.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply own expertise to inform a personal contribution plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Own interests, skills, strengths and limitations are analysed and matched to the three identified possible areas of involvement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Ways to overcome personal limitations are identified in order to acquire the necessary skills. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A project is selected for individual contribution to the specific community. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Design a plan for personal involvement in a specific community project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A proposal for individual involvement in a selected community is presented to the stakeholders to obtain buy-in. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The details of the proposed community project and personal involvement in the programme are outlined in an action plan. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The action plan may include, but is not limited to, resources, time frames, allocation of responsibility, task descriptions, deliverables and monitoring and review processes.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Assessment of this Unit Standard should be contextual, practical and be conducted in the workplace as far as possible.
  • Assessors must be registered as assessors with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderators must be registered as assessors with the relevant ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the appropriate ETQA. 

  • 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 
    The learner is able to identify and solve problems and make decisions by designing an action plan for personal involvement in a selected community. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    The learner is able to participate as a responsible citizen in the life of local and national communities by designing an action plan for own involvement in a specific community. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The learner is able to organise and manage him/herself in reflecting on own interests, skills, strengths and limitations and identifying ways to acquire the skills needed for a specific project. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    The learner is able to collect, organise and critically evaluate information by conducting a situational analysis in a specific community. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    The learner is able to communicate effectively by presenting a proposal to stakeholders to obtain buy-in. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    The learner is able to demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by discussing the advantages for the community where individuals are involved in community development and the consequence of non-involvement. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    The learner is able to be culturally sensitive in surveying the basic demographics of a community and designing a plan for personal involvement. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 244584, which is "Investigate ways of contributing towards community development ", Level 3, 5 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  49688   National Certificate: Victim Empowerment  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 
    Elective  48783   National Certificate: Financial Services  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  INSETA 
    Elective  49128   National Certificate: Community Health Work  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-04-08  Was HW SETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    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. CKP Development Agency (Pty) Ltd. 
    2. Faisit (Pty) Ltd 



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