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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Develop community participation through active citizenship 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
264441  Develop community participation through active citizenship 
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 achieve the necessary knowledge and skills in order to drive community participation from an active citizenship perspective by incorporating human rights principles.

The learner who achieves this Unit Standard will be capable of:
  • Describing ways to promote community participation.
  • Explaining the relationship between human rights and community participation.
  • Developing a plan to promote active citizenship and community participation. 

  • 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 
    Describe ways to promote community participation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Community development principles are explained in terms of how participation can be guided in specific situations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Principles includes but is not limited to Batho Pele, affordable access, equity, gender equality, democracy, etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Mechanisms and processes that promote participation are identified and related to the community context. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Mechanisms and processes include but are not limited to local economic development processes, community organisations, etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Factors that influence community participation are discussed in terms of benefits to a specific community. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain the relationship between human rights and community participation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Human rights are explained in terms of The Constitution. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Human rights principles are explained in terms of how they guide and underpin community participation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Relevant government and community structures and processes are identified that promote human rights and participation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The Constitution is discussed in terms of how it supports community development and participation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Develop a plan to promote active citizenship and community participation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The rights and responsibilities of citizenship are explained in terms of The Bill of Human Rights. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Key current and historical events demonstrating active citizenship are discussed with relevant examples of good practice in order to provide role models and lessons learnt. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Ways to encourage active citizenship are identified and described for a specific community context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A plan is developed outlining ways to promote participation and active citizenship for a specific community project. 


    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 
  • Community development principles guiding participation.
  • Systems that promote participation in a community context.
  • Factors influencing participation by a specific community.
  • Human Rights in terms of The Constitution.
  • Human Rights principles in terms of community participation.
  • Structures and processes that promote Human Rights and participation.
  • How The Constitution supports community development and participation.
  • Rights and responsibilities of citizenship in terms of The Bill of Human Rights.
  • Key current and historical events demonstrating active citizenship.
  • How to encourage community participation through active citizenship.
  • How to develop participation in community development projects. 

  • 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:
  • Developing participation at community level utilising active citizenship. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation and community when:
  • Understanding factors that influence participation and utilising knowledge of rights and responsibilities that promote active citizenship. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation when:
  • Engaging with various stakeholders in order to promote participation and active citizenship. 

  • 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. BigBlu Business Services 13 CC 
    2. Botho Ubuntu Contract Cleaning (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.