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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Explain the stages of human development and how these impact on the needs of a community 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
264440  Explain the stages of human development and how these impact on the needs of 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 explain the stages of human development and how these relate to the needs of the community.

The learner who achieves this Unit Standard will be capable of:
  • Understanding the stages of human development in terms of the changes individuals, groups and communities go through.
  • Identifying and explaining the needs of each developmental stage and group.
  • Exploring the impact of the stages of human development on community needs. 

  • 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 
    Understand the stages of human development in terms of the changes individuals, groups and communities go through. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The different stages of human development are identified using appropriate reference points in the expected human lifespan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The stages of human development are identified and explained in terms of the different characteristics of each stage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The factors that influence the stages of human development are discussed in terms of the influence of each factor and how it impacts on the stage. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Factors include but are not limited to environment, cultural, biological, social, political, psychological, local economic development, micro and macro development.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The effects of factors influencing human development in a community are discussed within a holistic framework. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Effects includes but is not limited to psychological, social, biological, environmental, cultural, etc.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify and explain the needs of each developmental stage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Individuals or groups are identified in a specific context relative to each developmental stage in order to conduct an accurate needs analysis. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The needs of individuals and groups within each developmental stage are identified and described for a specific community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The relevant needs of a specific community are discussed in terms of how best to address them in an integrated manner. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explore the impact of the stages of human development on community needs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Factors influencing the impact of the stages of human development are identified in terms of community development initiatives and projects. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Factors within a specific community are listed and outlined in terms of how they influence the developmental stages within the community development project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A report is prepared and presented outlining ways to address needs related to the human development stages of a specific community using an integrated approach. 


    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 
  • Stages of human development.
  • Factors that influence the stages of human development.
  • Needs of developmental stages.
  • Impact of stages on community needs.
  • Basic report writing skills. 

  • 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 when:
  • Facilitating identification of human development stages that impact on the needs of a community. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when:
  • Exploring the impact of human development stages on the development of a selected community. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information when:
  • Regarding human development factors that inform community development needs. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation when:
  • Interpreting and applying information on the different needs and characteristics of each developmental stage. 

  • 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. College on Hills (Pty) Ltd 
    3. New Hope Revival Organisation 
    4. 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.