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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate knowledge of gender, equity and diversity issues in development projects 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
242894  Demonstrate knowledge of gender, equity and diversity issues in development projects 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Public Administration and Management 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Public Administration 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
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 for learners working within a Ward Committee or Local Government structure, where the acquisition of competence against this standard will add value to one's job. The standard will also add value to individuals who are seeking to develop a career pathway in Local Government and administration.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Identifying diversity in own Ward Committee context.
  • Explaining the concepts of gender and equity and gender and equity approaches.
  • Explaining the advantages of gender and equity to development projects.
  • Demonstrating gender and equity mainstreaming skills in all the stages of a development project using gender and equity participatory tools.
  • Explaining the resistance to change in relation to gender. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the qualifying learner is competent in Communication at Level 1. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify diversity in own Ward Committee context. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Diversity includes but is not limited to gender, ethnicity/culture, disability, tribal, values. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept of diversity is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Methodologies for effectively managing diversity are described with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Issues that can affect diversity management are explained with examples in relation to own Ward Committee context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Diversity action plan for own Ward Committee context is defined and implemented in a practical way. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain the concept of gender and equity and gender and equity approaches. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept of gender is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The concept of gender mainstreaming is explained with examples and past case studies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The difference between equity and equality is explained in the context of community development processes and projects. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Gender and equity approaches to community development are explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain the advantages of incorporating the principles of gender and equity to development projects. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The advantages of the application of gender and equity in development projects are explained within the context of Ward Committee functioning. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The disadvantages of not applying gender and equity principles in development projects are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Gender and equity mainstreaming skills are demonstrated in all the stages of a development project. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate gender and equity mainstreaming skills in all the stages of a development project using gender and equity participatory tools. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The stages in the project cycle are identified and explained in the context of Ward Committee functioning. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The need for gender and equity mainstreaming in the project cycle is assessed in the context of Ward Committee functioning. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Appropriate participatory tools are used to facilitate gender and equity in Ward Committee context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Practical strategies to ensure women and other marginalised groups are included throughout the project cycle are explained and demonstrated with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Explain the resistance to change in relation to gender. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept of resistance to change in the context of diversity is explained with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Areas of diversity includes but is not limited to cultural, tribal authorities, gender.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Gender and equity participative tools are identified in order to facilitate resistance to change. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The linkage between resistance to change and the lack of sustainability of projects is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Necessary actions are recommended to overcome resistance to change and ensure success of projects. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • The constitution.
  • Policies pertaining to gender and equity matters within the municipal and public sector.
  • Procedures for managing gender and equity issues.
  • Basic Human Resources practices. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems using critical and creative thinking processes to interpret gender and equity issues in the context of ward committee functioning. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community to ensure that any gender and equity issues are adequately addressed. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in order to integrate mainstream gender and equity skills into overall ward committee function. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information in order to evaluate any gender and equity issues within ward committee context. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion to source the latest information, trends and developments in relation to gender and equity. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility to the environment and health of others in ensuring that all information in effectively sourced, stored and conveyed pertaining to gender and equity issues. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of interrelated systems by recognising that gender and equity problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation and that a variety of external factors and community cultures etc must be considered in dealing with any related issues. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities by ensuring that all gender and equity issues are addressed in the best interests of all parties concerned. 

    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
    Elective  57823   National Certificate: Ward Committee Governance  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Elective  66749   National Certificate: Community Development  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  58578   National Certificate: Local Government Councillor Practices  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 


    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. 3L Development 
    2. A4 Consultancy CC 
    3. ABA Sebenzi 
    4. Access Employment Skills & Development Agency 
    5. Africa Corporate Training Institute and HR Consulting 
    6. Africa Institute For Public Administration 
    7. AfroXpert Performance Developement cc 
    8. All Access Holdings 
    9. Amabamba Recruitment 
    10. Amadube Investments CC 
    11. Asiphokuhle Training and Research Institute 
    12. AVAX SA 481 CC. T/A Mandisa Development Services 
    13. Avenida (Pty) Ltd 
    14. Bantubanye Skills 
    15. Bavuse Trading Enterprises cc 
    16. Boikgantsho Consulting & Events 
    17. Boni Africa Events & Development 
    18. Brainwave Projects 342 CC 
    19. Break The Chains Development Services 
    20. Brilliant Affairs 
    21. Bull's Business and Skills Training Institute 
    22. Busma Legal & Labour Services 
    23. BW Khuzwayo Consulting CC 
    24. Continuing Education Programme 
    25. Cosmic Gold Trading 173 cc 
    26. Cre8ive Organisational Development 
    27. CTAM Training and Consulting 
    28. CTC College(PTY) LTD. 
    29. Dean Institute Of Learning (Pty) Ltd 
    30. Dee's Training (PTY) LTD 
    31. Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) 
    32. DialNx Consultants 
    33. Didintle Training Services 
    34. Ditirelo Skills Development Services 
    35. Edutraining Business College 
    36. Elective Training Institute Enterprise CC 
    37. Essential Skills 
    38. Ethekwini Corporate and Human Resources Skills Development Unit 
    39. Ethembeni Multi Service Enterprise (Pty) Ltd 
    40. Execuprime Business College (Pty) Ltd 
    41. Express Model 405 
    42. Frugatrax Consultants 
    43. Fumani Ma-Afrika Group 
    44. Glere Skills and Consultants 
    45. Glo Leb Training & Development 
    46. Growth Management Consulting 
    47. HDPSA 
    48. Heavenly Button Trading CC 
    49. Hlaniki Investment Holdings 
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    52. Ilinge Labantu Debt Solution 
    53. Impact Emergency Technologies CC 
    54. IQ Skills Academy (PTY) LTD. 
    55. Isipho Equiping (Pty) Ltd 
    56. ITO Focus Reagile 
    57. Jezilla Projects 
    58. Jobafrik Consulting 
    59. Josmap Training Institute 
    60. Jucamo Shelf 4 CC. 
    61. Kalideen Management 
    62. Kamanga Skills Projects 
    63. Karabo Ya Karabo 
    64. Kgolo Institute 
    65. Kgotla Trading Enterprise 
    66. Kia Chuma 
    67. Kodi Traiding Enterprise 
    68. Kokilesedi Trading 
    69. Kuyakhula Development Initiatives 
    70. KWCRS CC. 
    71. Lagnita Skills Solutions 
    72. Leap Skills Developmemt Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    73. Leronsa Trading Enterprise 
    74. Letlhokoa Management Services CC 
    75. Lewerb Holdings (PTY) Ltd 
    76. LO Tantsi Fire Consultants CC. 
    77. M.I.C. Training and Development 
    78. Mageza Project Management 
    79. Mahayi HRD Services cc 
    80. Maile Consulting 
    81. Makavila Suppliers CC. 
    82. Makhophila Business Enterprise 
    83. Management College of Southern Africa (MANCOSA) 
    84. Mantrapro (PTY) LTD. 
    85. Maqhawe College 
    86. Marcado Human Resources Strategies 
    87. Masemase Consultancy CC. 
    88. Matsila Holdings 
    89. Mgwezane Training and Events Management CC. 
    90. Miczo's Enterprise 
    91. Misol Projects cc 
    92. Mission Point Consulting 
    93. MJ Mafunisa Consulting (PTY) LTD 
    94. Mmalethabo Consulting 
    95. Mmaseala Business Academy (PTY) Ltd. 
    96. Mod-Mosh Projects and Consulting (PTY) LTD 
    97. Modilete Training 
    98. Mortarboard Training Solutions 
    99. Mosako Wa Kitso 
    100. Motheo Skills Entity 
    101. Mpeza Training and Development Specialist 
    102. Ndrendre Building & General Services 
    103. Nemalale Eagles Consultancy CC 
    104. Networx for Career Development 
    105. Ngaphakathi Investments 
    106. Nghano Training and Development Centre 
    107. Nhlahle Development Agency 
    108. NJ & L Trading Enterprise CC. 
    109. Nkqubela Community Developers 
    110. Nqobani Training and Development 
    111. NS Global Academy 
    112. Nsuku Management Consultants 
    113. Ntsangalala Business Enterprise 
    114. Nyankwavi Investment CC. 
    115. Outeniqua Leadership Institute 
    116. Pebetse Training and Consulting 
    117. Pioneer Business Consulting 
    118. Poshido Training 
    119. Power Rush Trading 170 CC. 
    120. Powernexus 
    121. Pudi's Educational Services And Youth Development 
    122. Qabuka-Vuka Development Trading 
    123. Quick Leap Investment 
    124. Rally Business Consulting 
    125. Rams Business Consultants Insurance & Medical Aid 
    126. Riostep (Pty) Ltd 
    127. Ruthekho Training Academy 
    128. S'Ncanakazane Trading 
    129. Sasalethu Consulting and Associates 
    130. Sebobatho Project Management 
    131. Senelo Trading CC 
    132. Sisodwa Investment Enterprise 
    133. Siyakhula Trust 
    134. Sodic Training and Development 
    135. STARPLEX 408 CC 
    136. Sukumamfazi Trading 
    137. Summat Training Institute 
    138. SWARANANG MANAGEMENT CONSULTING CC 
    139. T Mabuya & Associates CC 
    140. Talent Emporium Academy (PTY) Ltd 
    141. Thando Consulting Services 
    142. Thathe Cadre Development & Consulting 
    143. The Crimson CO CC. 
    144. Thubelihle Graduate Institute 
    145. Thuto Lere Community Empowerment Programme 
    146. Thuto-Boswa Education and Training Solution 
    147. Tirhani Training and Development 
    148. Tlaletso Consultants 
    149. Tloumogale Business Development & Consulting 
    150. Tradesman Consulting and Training Solutions 
    151. Tshamutengo General Dealers CC. 
    152. Tshedza Training Technologies (Pty) Ltd 
    153. Tshelopele Development Institution 
    154. Tshisimani Holdings (PTY) Ltd. 
    155. Tshwane Training Institute (PTY) LTD. 
    156. TTTC 
    157. Twin Peak Technologies 
    158. Ukhamba Quality Skills 
    159. Umfolozi FET College 
    160. Umqondo Consultancy 
    161. Umsenge SDCS 
    162. University of Fort Hare 
    163. University of Venda 
    164. Vantage Training 
    165. Vhutshilo Health And Training Organisation 
    166. Vicmat Consultants 
    167. Ya Hina Management Consulting and projects 



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