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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Deploy community development workers 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119766  Deploy community development workers 
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 
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 requires learners to deploy community development workers for specific positions based on matching workers with the requirements of specific community projects. Credited learners will create more opportunities to form strategic partnerships and gain knowledge about services needed and resultant job opportunities. For development practice, this set of competences will ensure effective deployment of human resources. More productive people will contribute effectively and thereby influence social and economic transformation.

Credited learners are capable of:
  • Describing identified job requirements for community development workers
  • Assessing candidates for community development worker positions against specific criteria
  • Recruiting and mobilising candidates for community development worker positions
  • Placing and inducting community development workers according to requirements 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners are assumed to be competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Range statements are provided in the Unit Standard where relevant. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe identified job requirements for community development workers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The scope and outline of identified jobs for community development workers are defined in accordance with prescribed practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Responsibilities and accountabilities of community development worker positions are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The roles/tasks of community development workers in different locations are compared to illustrate the broader implications of identified positions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Assess candidates for community development worker positions against specific criteria. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Criteria for short-listing and selecting community development workers are determined, based on agreement among relevant stakeholders. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Shortlists are presented, based on agreed criteria. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Steps to conduct selection interviews are followed according to agreed process requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Final selection of community development worker candidates is presented according to specified sets of criteria. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Recruit and mobilise candidates for community development worker positions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Specific contexts in which community development workers are to be deployed are described in terms of specific characteristics of such contexts. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Specific characteristics can include the features and elements of government policies, government agencies, faith-based organisations, rural areas, civil society, community based organisations (CBOs), non-government organisations (NGOs), etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Recruitment strategies for mobilising community development workers are selected according to specified human resource recruitment policies. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Specified human resource recruitment policies can include head hunting, open public processes, etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Data of potential community development workers is classified according to recruitment strategy requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Strategy selected to recruit and mobilise community development workers is presented in specified format. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Place and induct community development workers according to requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Candidates are informed about the results of an interview in a manner that meets specified requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Informing candidates includes both successful and unsuccessful candidates, and may include counselling and support.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Successful community development worker candidates are inducted according to specified human resource management practice requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Probation periods for successful community development worker candidates are specified in terms of human resource management practice requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Steps for initial deployment are accurately described and explained in terms of specific context requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Initial deployment must take into account local community dynamics, and may entail field visits to all relevant stakeholders.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Results of post-probationary reviews are presented to indicate recommendations regarding continued employment. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Assessment of learner achievements takes place at providers accredited by a relevant ETQA (RSA, 1998b) for the provision of programs that result in the outcomes specified for this Unit Standard.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with a relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with a relevant ETQA.
  • The relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures will oversee moderation of assessment and is responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this Unit Standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Credited learners understand and can explain:
  • Definition of scope and outline of identified jobs in accordance with prescribed practices
  • Responsibilities and accountabilities of community development worker positions
  • Assessment of candidates for community development worker positions
  • Criteria for short-listing and selecting community development workers
  • Steps to conduct selection interviews and process requirements
  • The features and elements of specific contexts in which community development workers are to be deployed
  • Recruitment strategies for mobilising community development workers and human resource recruitment policies
  • Ways of informing candidates about the results of an interview
  • Induction requirements
  • Probation human resource management practice requirements
  • Steps for initial deployment 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community when criteria for short-listing and selecting community development workers are based on agreement among relevant stakeholders. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when selected recruitment strategies for mobilising community development workers meet requirements of specified human resource recruitment policies. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information to describe identified job requirements in terms of requirements for community development workers. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematic and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation to present final selection of community development worker candidates and strategy selected to recruit and mobilise community development workers is presented in specified format. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation when comparison of the roles/tasks of community development workers in different locations illustrates the broader implications of identified positions. 

    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 
    Notes to assessors

    Assessors should keep the following principles in mind when designing and conducting assessments against this Unit Standard:
  • Focus the assessment activities on gathering evidence in terms of the main outcome expressed in the title to ensure assessment is integrated rather than fragmented. Remember we want to declare the person competent in terms of the title. Where assessment at title level is unmanageable, then focus assessment around each specific outcome, or groups of specific outcomes.
  • Make sure evidence is gathered across the entire range, wherever it applies. Assessment activities should be as close to the real performance as possible, and where simulations or role-plays are used, there should be supporting evidence to show the learner is able to perform in the real situation.
  • Do not focus the assessment activities on each assessment criterion. Rather make sure the assessment activities focus on outcomes and are sufficient to enable evidence to be gathered around all the assessment criteria.
  • The assessment criteria provide the specifications against which assessment judgements should be made. In most cases, knowledge can be inferred from the quality of the performances, but in other cases, knowledge and understanding will have to be tested through questioning techniques. Where this is required, there will be assessment criteria to specify the standard required.
  • The task of the assessor is to gather sufficient evidence, of the prescribed type and quality, as specified in this Unit Standard, that the learner can achieve the outcomes again and again and again. This means assessors will have to judge how many repeat performances are required before they believe the performance is reproducible.
  • All assessments should be conducted in line with the following well documented principles of assessment: appropriateness, fairness, manageability, integration into work or learning, validity, direct, authentic, sufficient, systematic, open and consistent. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  49710   National Diploma: Development Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  58978   National Certificate: Journalism  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 


    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. Artshub Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    2. ATTI Nelspruit Pty Ltd 
    3. Falcon Business Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    4. Jeppe College of Commerce and Computer Studies 
    5. South African Film Institute 



    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.