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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Explore social relationships in a community 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
264437  Explore social relationships in a community 
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 understand and work within the social dynamics of a community. The learner will acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to enable him/her to develop and maintain relationships and work with members of a community, as well as with the social structures of a community. The competencies achieved will also enable learners to deal with diversity issues and promote inclusivity in a community.

The learner who achieves this Unit Standard will be capable of:
  • Explaining the role and impact of social structures and relationships on community development.
  • Explaining the influence of social dynamics on community development work.
  • Investigating the role and impact of diversity on community development. 

  • 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 
    Explain the role and impact of social structures and relationships on community development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Different individuals and groups that make up communities are identified and described in terms of their role and influence on community development dynamics. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Groups include but are not limited to young, aged, civil society, religious groupings and traditional leaders.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The impact of the micro and macro environment on a community is explained in terms of influences on social relationships. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Micro includes but is not limited to individuals, groups, families, community organisations, schools, clubs, sports centres, entertainment centres, shopping areas, religious centres, transport hubs and local businesses.
  • Macro includes but is not limited to non-governmental organisations, government structures, broader community and economic influences.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Community organisations, political and government structures and civil society structures are contrasted in terms of their differences in a specific community in order to understand the role and nature of social structures in a community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The relationships between government, non-government and community structures are explained in terms of the influence of power dynamics and how this impacts on community interactions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The need to work with formal and informal social structures in community development work is explained in terms of mutual benefits to the organisation and the community. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Structures includes but is not limited to civil society, non-governmental organisations, educational and religious institutions, etc.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain the impact of social dynamics within the context of community development. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Social dynamics includes but is not limited to gender, age, power, status, language, culture, religion, education, special needs, socio-economic status and sexual orientation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept of social dynamics is explained in terms of a community development context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The concepts of power and power relations are explained in terms of how these can be utilised and dealt with in order to achieve positive results in terms of community development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The influence of social dynamics in a specific community is explored with reference to a community development initiative or project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The impact of power relationships on the broader community is described within a specific community in terms of the various role players affecting community development. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Power relationships includes but is not limited to formal structures, informal structures, traditional leaders, family, male and female groupings or individuals.
  • Broader community includes but is not limited to services, sectors and geographical location.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Investigate the role and impact of diversity on community development. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Diversity includes but is not limited to nationality, culture, language, religion, race, gender and sexual orientation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept of diversity is explained with reference to a community development context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Ways of acknowledging diversity are explored in terms of promoting social cohesion in a specific community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Factors influencing the promotion of unity in diversity are explained in terms of their impact on community dynamics in a specific context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Ways to promote co-operation in a diverse community are identified and described for a specific community development project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Possible ways of celebrating a community's diversity are listed and presented as a way to highlight commonalities and acknowledge differences in order to promote social cohesion. 


    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 
  • Groups that comprise a community.
  • Differences in the group requirements.
  • Factors that have an impact on the community.
  • Social dynamics.
  • How to deal with diversity in a community.
  • How to promote co-operation within a community. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    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 when:
  • Facilitating this in relation to power relationships and working with different individuals and groups. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group organisation and community when:
  • Dealing with structures in the community and working with diverse groups. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when:
  • Understanding the Micro and Macro environment of communities. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, listening, language and written skills when:
  • Working with and reporting to various community stakeholders. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems when:
  • Recognising that power relationships at a micro level interact with those at a macro level. 

  • 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 



    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.