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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Investigate ways of contributing towards community development 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244584  Investigate 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
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
114937  Explain and apply 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 a plan for personal 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 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 
    Factors include, but are not limited to, community dynamics, community construction, governance, centres 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 
    A selection of community stakeholders is 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 possible areas for personal involvement. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Possible areas may be existing projects or own initiated projects.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Reflect on 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 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 
  • Anyone assessing a candidate against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or ETQA where a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) exists with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA or ETQA where a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) exists with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • 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 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 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.
  • 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 

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

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 114937, "Explain and apply 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  61689   National Certificate: Community Water, Health and Sanitation Promotion  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    Core  66749   National Certificate: Community Development  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  64749   National Certificate: Community Health Work  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 
    Elective  49279   National Certificate: Victim Empowerment and Support  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 
    Elective  78803   National Certificate: Primary Response in Emergencies  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2013-06-02   
    Elective  60249   National Certificate: Primary Response in Emergencies  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2010-06-02  HW SETA 
    Elective  49688   National Certificate: Victim Empowerment  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 
    Elective  49256   Further Education and Training Certificate: Counselling  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW 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. Aids Foundation of South Africa 
    2. ALSTOM JOHN THOMPSON (PTY) LTD CAPE TOWN 
    3. ARBINET TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT 
    4. Better Best Health Training 
    5. Botho Ubuntu Contract Cleaning (Pty) Ltd 
    6. BULL'S BUSINESS AND SKILLS TRAINING INSTITUTE 
    7. EECTRICAL CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION - ECA 
    8. EMINENCE BUSINESS SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    9. ESKOM DISTRIBUTION NORTH WESTERN REGION, BLOEMFONTEIN 
    10. FAPLA TRAINING 
    11. Glicam Trading Enterprise 
    12. Ichtus Business Consultants 
    13. IMPILONHLE TRADING & PROJECTS 8 
    14. Indalo Health And Wellness (PTY) Ltd 
    15. INFRASTRUCTURE CONSULTING ENGINEERS CC 
    16. IYANDA HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 
    17. JOSMAP TRAINING INSTIUTE 
    18. KAREUBO MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS 
    19. Khanya Family Centre 
    20. MAKHOKA SUPPLIERS (PTY) LTD 
    21. Maranatha Training and Development 
    22. MMESELANE CONSTRUCTION 
    23. MPUMAMANZI ACADEMY (PTY) LTD 
    24. NDITSHE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANTS 
    25. NOKRAM (PTY) LTD 
    26. OSHIKATI 
    27. PRAXIS TRAINING AND CONSULTANCY (PTY) LTD 
    28. Ragoga Support Services 
    29. SABS NATIONAL ELECTRICAL TESTING FACILITY OLIFANTSFONTEIN 
    30. SOUTH AFRICAN INSTITUTE OF RENEWABLE ENERGY (PTY) LTD 
    31. SOUTHERN AFRICAN YOUTH MOVEMENT 
    32. TAG TEC TRAINING 



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