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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Plan and conduct research that redresses social development issues 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
110059  Plan and conduct research that redresses social development issues 
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  10 
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 plan and coordinate research activities for the design of development practice projects.

The learner will also be able to coordinate a number of research activities and structure coherent research reports for a range of key stakeholders that may provide assistance to the effective implementation of subsequent programmes. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
A learner studying towards this unit standard is assumed to have completed the unit standard:
  • Conduct a basic community needs assessment 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • The research is directed to activities in the development practice field and shall be guided by principles of participatory research.
  • A number of persons could be instructed to complete the research and the key skill of the learner is to coordinate the research activity. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare a brief for research activities for a development practice project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. A brief for research activities is designed and is based on the conceptual intention and vision of the project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Appropriate tools and instruments are selected and where necessary adapted in accordance with the objectives of the brief and the research plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The activities are designed to involve both learners and community participants. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Plan research activities for a development practice project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Research activities based on the research brief and plan are coordinated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. A research report is structured to include recommendations made improve the design of development interventions that are appropriate to address the outcomes. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Evaluate research plans for a development practice project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. In the evaluation of research findings procedure is adhered to and a report to that effect is compiled. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Research principles and the practice of objectivity are consistently applied throughout the evaluation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The research findings are integrated into learning programme outcomes. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Prepare appropriate research reports for use by different stakeholders. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Prepare appropriate research reports for use by different stakeholders involved in development practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Reports are structured to present clear and coherent recommendations with strategies and time frames. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The report conforms to the acceptable standard of report- writing. 


    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 a learner. 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 
  • Knowledge on research theory
  • Knowledge on community dynamics and key development theory. 

  • 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:
  • The title `Plan and conduct research activities` involves learners in identifying and solving problems when they are engaged in the research process. The whole unit standard supports the critical cross-field outcome.

    Exploring education and career opportunities:
  • The outcomes of the research might not necessarily be about educational and career opportunities, but will enable learners to make responsible and informed decisions in the future. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community:
  • Although the research task is an individual task, it is based on participatory research involving all stakeholders in the community. This unit standard therefore fully addresses this critical cross-field outcome. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively:
  • It is expected of the learner to manage his/her work and be responsible and effective. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing and critically evaluating information:
  • During any research task, a learner is expected to collect, analyse and critically evaluate data. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion:
  • It is expected of a learner to contact stakeholders involved in the research and therefore his/her communication skills would be sharpened and strengthened. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts:
  • One of the requirements of research is to become culturally sensitive to the diversity of others. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities:
  • In engaging stakeholders in the research task, the learner must show capability as a responsible citizen especially in the activities of local communities. 

  • 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 
    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  23095   Higher Education and Training Certificate: Development Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Core  80946   National Certificate: Community Development  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  49710   National Diploma: Development Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2020-07-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  50041   Further Education and Training Certificate: Probation Work  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 
    Elective  48701   National Certificate: Community-Based Language Practice  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30   
    Elective  58978   National Certificate: Journalism  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Elective  49598   National Diploma: Paralegal Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2020-07-30  SAS 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.
     
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    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.