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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply facilitation processes to deal with an environmental risk in a local community 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115593  Apply facilitation processes to deal with an environmental risk in a local community 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Society and Environment Interactions 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 07 - Human and Social Studies Environmental Relations 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04  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 
This Unit Standard enables learners to identify and understand society and environment interaction issues in a local context. Learners will be able to engage with these interaction issues by identifying the different levels of impact as well as the different role-players and parties affected by these impacts. It will also enable learners to facilitate such social and environment interaction issues in a community context.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Identifying and describing society and environment interactions
  • Identifying and describing the factors contributing to society and environment interactions
  • Describing processes to assist communities to identify society and environment interactions in a local context 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Communication, literacy and numeracy skills at NQF level 3 or equivalent.

    It would be useful to have basic knowledge about the environment and society and how they interact.

    This Unit Standard does not deal with facilitating appropriate responses to identified society and environment interactions and related issues. It is important that engagement with a community does not stop at the stage of analysis, so that practitioners should ensure that this Unit Standard is used in conjunction with "Facilitate social participatory processes" or equivalent. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    For the purposes of community-based facilitation of social participation, a basic knowledge only is required of social processes and dynamics as well as of environmental processes and systems, in relation to the local context. However, sufficient detail is required to enable community members to identify the components of a society and environment interaction and to understand the linkages and dynamics to a level that supports effective action towards resolving the issue.

    Society and environment interactions can be seen simply as human actions that interact with the natural resources around us in ways that that have an impact (positive or negative) on people's lives and/or on the natural resources. Some of these interactions can result from simple actions at a household level, or they may be result from larger structures in society and the way they are set up ort operate, for example, a particular economic system, a land tenure policy, a development strategy, or the way legislation is defined.

    Society and environment interactions are complex, and include most human activities because what we do has an impact on natural resources and processes. The focus is less on people as individuals, and more on structures in society e.g. business, government, communities etc. and how decisions taken in one can impact on other parts of society and on the environment with consequences for people. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and describe society and environment interactions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Environmental risks resulting from individual or household activities in a specific local area are identified and implications are described in terms of impact. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Environmental risks resulting from the activities or decisions of community structures/groupings are identified and implications are described in terms of their impact in the local context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Environmental risks resulting from the activities of corporate or business interests are identified and implications are described in terms of their impact in the local context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Environmental risks in relation to local, provincial or national government activities, decisions or policies are described in terms of their impact in the local context. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify and describe the factors contributing to society and environment interactions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concepts of role-player, stakeholder, contributor to and party affected by are explained in relation to society and environment interactions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The role-players, stakeholders, contributors to and parties affected by a specific society and environment interaction are identified for the local context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The social, economic and political factors related to a specific society and environment interaction in the local context are described with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The natural environmental processes involved in a selected society and environment interaction are explained within a specific context. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Describe and apply processes to assist communities to deal with an environmental risk in a local context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A participatory process allowing a specific local community to identify and understand a specific environmental risk in relation to society and environment interactions is facilitated to allow for maximum participation of each party. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Role-players, stakeholders and affected parties are identified and their role and responsibility is explained in relation to the environmental risk in a community context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Strategies and structures to deal with the risks and negative impacts associated with a specific environmental risk are identified and explained with examples of how they might be used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    An action plan is developed to deal with the environmental risk. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The action plan is evaluated in terms of strengths, weaknesses and lessons learnt for future improvements. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Assessment of this Unit Standard should be contextual and practical as far as possible.
  • Assessors must be registered as assessors with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessors, accredited by the relevant ETQA, must have a qualification relating to Society and Environment Interactions or an equivalent qualification at NQF level 5.
  • Moderators must be registered as assessors with the appropriate ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the appropriate ETQA.
  • Moderation should include both internal and external moderation where applicable.
  • Training providers must be accredited by the relevant 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 
    Identify and solve problems by using critical and creative thinking by identifying environmental risks from individual or household activities in a local area and their impact. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team to identify environmental risks and contributing factors. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information collated during the research process. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively by facilitating community participation in a local context. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by identifying the social, political and economic factors associated with the identified risks. 

    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  48884   Further Education and Training Certificate (FETC): Community Facilitation in Society and Environment Interactions  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30   
    Elective  57428   Further Education and Training Certificate: Youth Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  80946   National Certificate: Community Development  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.
     
    1. ABA Sebenzi 
    2. Amaqamu Project Management and Consulting 
    3. AVAX SA 481 CC. T/A Mandisa Development Services 
    4. Boikgantsho Consulting & Events cc 
    5. Breakeven 59(PTY) Ltd 
    6. Commisioned Training cc 
    7. Dintshang Trading 
    8. EDUTEL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT PTY LTD 
    9. IQ Skills Academy (PTY) LTD. 
    10. Kgolo Institute 
    11. Kitso Bokamoso Training Solution 
    12. Leratham Supply Distribution and Enterprise 
    13. Leronsa Trading Enterprise 
    14. MENTORNET (PTY) LTD 
    15. Ntevho-Ketso Training and Recruitement Consultancy cc 
    16. NTI College 
    17. Ntsangalala Business Enterprise 
    18. Professional Development and Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    19. Resonance Institute of Learning 
    20. Retshetse Training Project 
    21. Seanapyane Resources (Pty) Ltd 
    22. Southern African Youth Movement 
    23. Thabelanang t/a Thabelanang Trading Enterprise 
    24. THE GMC GROUP PTY LTD 
    25. Thuto-Botshabelo Training and Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    26. Ulwazi Training & Development 
    27. Vhutshilo Health And Training Organisation 



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