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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate understanding of an integrated and holistic framework for community development 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
264434  Demonstrate understanding of an integrated and holistic framework for community development 
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 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 does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard is aimed at people who operate as community development workers or are involved in community development initiatives, including government, non-government, and the private sector. The Unit Standard will enable learners to acquire knowledge and understanding that supports an integrated and holistic approach to community development. Learners will acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to enable them to drive community participation from an active citizenship perspective as underpinned by human rights principles as enshrined in the Constitution of South Africa.

The learner who achieves this Unit Standard will be capable of:
  • Demonstrating an understanding of an integrated and holistic framework for community development.
  • Identifying and explaining government policies which have an impact on community development.
  • Working as part of a team to promote a holistic and integrated approach to community development initiatives. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Communication skills equivalent to NQF Level 2. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate understanding of an integrated and holistic framework for community development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The main concepts relating to community development are described from a holistic perspective. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Concepts include but are not limited to holistic, development, community development, holistic development, etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An integrated approach to community development is explained with reference to a specific community context. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Integrated includes but is not limited to various government agencies, community based organisations, non-governmental organisations, ward committees, local networks and structures.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A holistic approach to community development is explained in terms of the different elements within a specific community context in a manner that underlines the importance of this approach. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Holistic includes but is not limited to social, economic, political, geographical.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    An integrated and holistic approach to community development is evaluated in terms of its strengths and weaknesses for a given scenario. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    An integrated and holistic approach is explained with reference to a selected community development project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Potential challenges of an integrated and holistic approach are discussed and reflected upon and recommendations made in a specific community context provide improvements for future projects. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify and explain government policies which have an impact on community development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Acts that inform policies related to community development are identified from relevant sources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Regulations and policies which affect community development are located from relevant sources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The acts, regulations and policies are explained in terms of the manner in which they impact on community development. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Work as part of a team to promote a holistic and integrated approach to community development initiatives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The role of teamwork within an integrated framework are discussed and described in terms of the advantages and impact on community development initiatives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Co-operation, cooperative behaviour and knowledge-sharing between stakeholders are defined and explained in terms of their role and importance in community development. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Stakeholders include but are not limited to community development workers, social workers, local municipality, health and welfare, sanitation, safety and justice, public institutions, government, non-governmental organisations, community members and groups.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Different ways of promoting synergy through holistic and integrated cooperative participation are planned for with reference to enhancing community initiatives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The purpose of a holistic and integrated approach to community development in the South African context is illustrated in a community development initiative with reference to community benefit. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    "Community benefit" includes but is not limited to:
  • Poverty alleviation, transformation, empowerment.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    A community development project is planned that incorporates a holistic and integrated approach to community development. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be a constituent assessor registered with the relevant ETQA.
  • Both internal and external moderation of the assessment will be quality assured by the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution or provider offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Main concepts of an holistic approach to community development.
  • Understanding of an holistic approach to community development.
  • Strengths and weaknesses of an holistic approach to community development.
  • Understanding an integrated approach to community development.
  • Demonstrating an integrated and holistic approach to community development.
  • Reflecting on potential and real challenges to an integrated and holistic approach to community development.
  • Advantages of teamwork and participation in an integrated framework.
  • Concepts relevant to teamwork in the context of community development.
  • Promoting synergy through a holistic and integrated framework in community development.
  • Community benefits due to promoting an holistic and integrated approach to community development.
  • Acts informing policies related to community development.
  • Regulations and policies affecting community development. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work in co-operation with others as a member of a team, group, organisation and community when:
  • Facilitating teamwork through establishing integrated partnerships within a particular community system. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and management oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when:
  • Identifying an integrated framework in a manner that demonstrates the values and ethics of one's role in a particular community. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using listening visual and language skills in the modes of oral and written presentation when:
  • Working within a specific community. 

  • 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:
  • Promoting implementation of community development within an integrated and holistic framework of systems. 

  • 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  66749   National Certificate: Community Development  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP 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. Botho Ubuntu Contract Cleaning (Pty) Ltd 
    2. New Hope Revival Organisation 
    3. Southern African Youth Movement 
    4. The Early Care Foundation 



    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.