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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Gather data to support Community Development initiatives 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
264439  Gather data to support Community Development initiatives 
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 intended for learners who are involved in gathering information on behalf of a Community Development organisation as part of a community needs assessment. It is assumed that the learner is not responsible for designing questionnaires or for analysing and presenting the final findings. It will be useful for gathering accurate information to stakeholders within the relevant community which will assist with the development of community projects. This will facilitate community development planning for all communities. This unit standard offers a pathway for learners who want to follow a career in community development.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Demonstrating understanding of community related data collection techniques.
  • Explaining the requirements for collecting data.
  • Explaining own role in collecting data. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2, or equivalent. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This unit standard deals with activities related to obtaining, recording and passing on information required for community development initiatives. Data collection includes participation in surveys, appraisals, interviews, documentary research, basic community consultations as well as storing and maintaining the data.

    Collection of data in the field, takes place under direct supervision as part of a larger research project. Information may be qualitative and/or quantitative. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate understanding of community related data collection techniques. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Different techniques for gathering information in a community are described and an indication is given of when each is appropriate. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Techniques include, but are not limited to, surveys, guided questionnaires, open-ended questionnaires, interviews, focus groups
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Principles that guide data collection are explained within a diverse community context. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Principles include but are not limited to; accuracy, impartiality, cultural sensitivity, confidentiality and informed consent.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Information from the community is gathered and recorded in accordance with the principles of data collection. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain the requirements for collecting data. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Requirements include data collection methods, sampling techniques and any other relevant criteria such as meeting legal requirements and/or standards (e.g. organisational, professional or international standards and best practise). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The importance of careful, accurate data gathering is explained and an indication is given of the consequences of bias and misrepresenting information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Ethical issues relating to data collection in the community are identified with reference to a specific investigation and viable solutions are proposed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Different types of stakeholders are identified as sources for data collection. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Sources include but are not limited to organisations, community decision makers, legisaltion and media.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain own role in collecting data. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The purpose of data collection is explained in terms of the information required within a specific context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The form of data that will be collected is explained in terms of the situation and given requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Data collection is planned for in a logical, practical and achievable manner. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Relevant data is collected and recorded according to prescribed instructions. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Assessors for this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the appropriate ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the appropriate ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the appropriate ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the appropriate ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the appropriate ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures.
  • Moderators must be registered as assessors with the relevant ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Information gathering techniques.
  • When to use different types of techniques.
  • Ethical issues that impact on data collection.
  • Importance of accurate data.
  • Typesof stakeholders in the community.
  • How to plan for data collection. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    The learner is able to solve problems in handling problems and crises as they arise in collecting data in the community. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    The learner is able to work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community in gathering data as part of a larger research team. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The learner is able to organise and manage him/herself and his/her own activities responsibly and effectively in knowing own role in the community development data collection. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    The learner is able to collect and organise information in gathering data in the community. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    The learner is able to communicate effectively in gathering and documenting information and reporting back to the supervisor or organisation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    The learner is able to demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by understanding the consequences of bias and misreporting and inderstanding own role in an investigation. 

    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.