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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate understanding of the principles that underpin community development in a selected context 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
264438  Demonstrate understanding of the principles that underpin community development in a selected context 
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 persons who are community development workers involved in a variety of contexts. It will enable the learner to understand the principles which underpin community development in order to promote participation and empowerment in community projects and initiatives. In addition, it will also assist learners to become more aware of different values and belief systems including Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS) within a specific community context.

The learner who achieves this Unit Standard will be capable of:
  • Demonstrating knowledge of principles and values that underpin community development.
  • Describing the importance and role of participation in community development.
  • Demonstrating knowledge of the principles of empowerment and social learning.
  • Describing the concept of ownership in relation to 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 
    Demonstrate knowledge of principles and values that underpin community development. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Values includes but is not limited to cooperation, respect, compassion, humility, love, ethics, confidentiality, accountability, equality and inclusivity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept of community development is explained in terms of different ideologies and philosophies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The principles of a value system are explained using examples relevant to community development so that the relationship between principles and values is clear. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Values system includes but is not limited to ubuntu, religious values and morals.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The types and roles of values are described with reference to how they guide community development processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The ways in which values guide and support community development processes are discussed in relation to various types of communities. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe the importance and role of participation in community development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Participation, involvement and consultation are explained in terms of their differences and how they relate to each other. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The principle and purpose of participation is described with reference to a specific community project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The principle and purpose of consultation is described with reference to a specific community project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A plan is drawn up that indicates ways to increase community participation and consultation in a community development project. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of empowerment and social learning. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concepts of empowerment, power and disempowerment are explained with reference to their differences and their relevance to community development initiatives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The concept of social learning is defined within a given community so that the purpose and benefit of social learning is clear. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The community issues that illustrate the principles of empowerment and social learning are identified for a selected context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Different ways of empowering a specific community are listed and explored in order to identify best practices appropriate to a variety of situations. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Describe the concept of ownership in relation to community development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The ways in which a community can take ownership of its own development are described within a given context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The concepts of public and private ownership and the differences between them are described in terms of how they impact on community development initiatives and projects. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The importance of Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS) is described in terms of its relationship with other knowledge systems and how it can contribute to community ownership of a community development project. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Indigenous Knowledge Systems includes but is not limited to traditional beliefs and practices in a specific context.
     


    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 
  • Understanding of the value and belief system within various communities.
  • Principles of value systems.
  • Underpinning values guiding community development.
  • How values guide and support the purpose of community development.
  • Concepts of participation, involvement and consultation.
  • Methods of increasing community participation.
  • Concepts of empowerment, power and disempowerment.
  • Social learning.
  • Community issues relevant to empowerment and social learning.
  • Ways of empowering communities.
  • Indigenous Knowledge Systems.
  • Promoting community ownership.
  • Public and private ownership. 

  • 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 these processes relevant to participation, ownership, empowerment and community development in a selected community context. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation and community when:
  • Applying those principles which encourage participation in order to attain specific community objectives. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when:
  • Trying to increase community participation in community development processes and projects. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information when:
  • Involved in community participation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, listening, language and written skills when:
  • Taking into consideration Indigenous Knowledge Systems and the protocols of a specific community. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems when:
  • Recognising that a specific community is part of a greater community, in reacting to external events that affect the community. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Personal development is enhanced when:
  • Understanding of values and ethics relevant to community development as well as by understanding economic issues related to private and public ownership in community initiatives. 

  • 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 
    Indigenous Knowledge (IK) refers to traditional, cultural, local and community knowledge. It is a body of knowledge produced and owned by local people in their specific communities and passed on from generation to generation, through practice and oral channels.

    Indigenous Knowledge resources refer to knowledge stored in culture in various forms, such as traditions, customs, folk stores, folk songs, folk dramas, legends, proverbs, myths, etc. 

    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. College on Hills (Pty) Ltd 
    3. New Hope Revival Organisation 
    4. Southern African Youth Movement 
    5. 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.