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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of a community committee 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
12352  Demonstrate knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of a community committee 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Water Sector 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Civil Engineering Construction 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
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 
The qualifying learner achieving this unit standard in combination with context expertise standard(s) will be able to understand and explain the roles and responsibilities of a community committee including the election process and the legal process for establishing a committee, identify existing committees and evaluate their effectiveness and participate effectively on a community committee. This competence will enable the learner to assist with setting up a community committee and will contribute towards effective communication within a community. In acquiring this competence the qualifying learner will lay a good foundation for future learning and action, and better understand the broader context of own work in community water, health and sanitation. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Literacy NQF level 1 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Constituents of a community: Chairperson, vice chairperson, secretary, committee treasurer, ex officio member, different interest groups and additional members

Role players: Other committees, forums, local authorities

Voting processes: Ballot, show of hands and pocket chart 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Explain the purpose and roles of a community committee. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The purpose of a community committee is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The constituents of a community committee are identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The role of each constituent member is explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Explain the election process for a community committee. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The election process is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Different voting processes are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Appropriate voting process in own community is explained and reasons are given. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Frequency of elections is explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Explain the protocol that should be followed by community committee members. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Protocol for the other constituents of the community committee is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Protocol for chairperson is explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Explain the role of the committee members with respect to the community and other role players. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Committee responsibilities to the community are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Alternative ways to communicate committee decisions are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Ways to gather input from the community are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Ways to communicate with other role players are explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Attend community committee meetings. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Own roles and responsibilities to committee members and other relevant role players are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Meetings are attended and contribution is clear and appropriate. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Records are kept of decisions taken at community committee meetings. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. The contribution of the constituents on the community committee is evaluated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Own responsibilities are followed up and outcomes are delivered within agreed time frames. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. Feedback is provided to other role players on committee decisions. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
Identify existing community committees and review current performance. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The purpose of identifying existing committees is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Existing and previous community committees are identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Performance of these committees is reviewed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Recommendations are recorded and communicated to relevant person. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
Explain the requirements for establishing the legal status of a committee. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Requirements for legal status are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Instances when community committees require legal status are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The purpose and advantages of having legal status are explained. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
1. Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
2. Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
3. Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the ETQA policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
4. Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments at exit points of the qualification, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual unit standards as well as the integrated competence described in the qualification. 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
Learners should have a knowledge and understanding of:

1 The importance of a secret ballot.
2 The different compositions of a community committee based on the role of the committee.
3 The role and importance of a technical person on the community committee.
4 Ways to develop a community member as a technical person.
5 The role of a bookkeeper.
6 A mandate, trust, responsibility and accountability.
7 Reasons for having regular elections.
8 Terms of office.
9 The importance of a two way communication process.
10 Ways to ensure sustainability of a community committee.
11 Customs, traditions and culture of own community.
12 The community's responsibility to the committee.
13 Difference between a meeting and a discussion.
14 A quorum.
15 Institutional environment. 


Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community. This relates to all assessment criteria. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
Plan, organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information. This relates to:

Records are kept of decisions taken at community committee meetings.
The contribution of the constituents on the community committee is evaluated.
Existing and previous community committees are identified.
Performance of these committees is reviewed. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the form of oral and/or written presentation. This relates to all assessment criteria. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others. 

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. This relates to:

Performance of these committees is reviewed. 

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

UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
When conducting assessments, assessors must ensure that they are familiar with the full text of the unit standards being assessed. Assessors must ensure that the assessment covers the specific outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes and essential embedded knowledge by developing assessment activities and tools, which are appropriate to the contexts in which the learners are working. These activities and tools may include self-assessment, peer assessment, formative and summative assessment. It may be more effective and efficient to assess a number of unit standards together in an integrated way, thus reducing the overall number of assessments and ensuring that commonalities that exist between a number of unit standards are captured in a way that makes sense for assessment.

ASSESSMENT OPTION
Learners could be assessed using the following methods:
Oral or written questions
Observation
Product sample records 

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  23473   National Certificate: Community Water, Health and Sanitation Promotion  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2008-06-11  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
Core  49085   National Certificate: Fundamental Ancillary Health Care  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2009-02-18  Was HW SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
Core  49128   National Certificate: Community Health Work  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2009-04-08  Was HW SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
Elective  49606   General Education and Training Certificate: Ancillary Health Care  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 
Elective  49605   National Certificate: Environmental Practice  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 


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