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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Analyse and apply theories and approaches to facilitate community development interventions 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
377840  Analyse and apply theories and approaches to facilitate community development interventions 
ORIGINATOR
TT - People/Human Centred Development 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 07 - Human and Social Studies People/Human-Centred Development 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  NQF Level 05  10 
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 for learners who are already working or intend to work within a community development environment, who participate in interventions. Learners will have insight into the theoretical frameworks and approaches and apply these for community development interventions.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Demonstrate critical understanding of the underlying concepts of community development.
  • Examine the different theories underpinning community development.
  • Analyse and apply the different approaches for community development.
  • Integrate theories, approaches and principles to design a community development intervention. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learner is competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 4.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Approaches include but are not limited to:

    Sustainable livelihoods, asset-based community development, social capital formation, ecologically sustainable development, faith-based community development, participatory planning, and integrated development approach. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate critical understanding of the community development concepts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Community development is explained in terms of its origin, nature and characteristics within a specific context. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Specific context include but are not limited to national, regional and international contexts.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Key concepts are identified and explained in terms of their implications for community development within different contexts. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Community development concepts include but are not limited to community.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Factors that influence community development are explained in relation to the different aspects of community development. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Community development aspects include but are not limited to the following dimensions such as socio-cultural, economical, political and ecological.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Challenges in a specific context associated with community development are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Specific context include but are not limited to social, cultural, religious, economic, political and physical context.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Values and principles of community development are explained in terms of their application. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Analyse and interpret community development theories to make appropriate choices for application in a community development setting. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The typology of theories of community development is examined in relation to their historical developments in national, regional and international contexts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Different theories are assessed and a selection is justified in terms of their benefits and limitations for application in own setting. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain various approaches applicable in community development context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Knowledge of community development is demonstrated in relation to its application in urban and rural contexts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Key issues affecting community development within the public and voluntary sectors are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Approaches of community development are reviewed according to success factors and their impact on community development interventions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Integrate theories, approaches and principles to design a community development intervention. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Relationships between theories and approaches are assessed to inform the design of an integrated community development process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Theories and approaches that shape community development interventions are recognised and compared in terms of their strengths and limitations to meet planned community development outcomes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A community development process is designed based on community development principles in line with current legislation and regulatory framework. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant HEQC or ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant HEQC or ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant HEQC or ETQA according to the HEQC or ETQA's policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments at exit points of the qualification, unless HEQC or ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual unit standard as well as the integrated competence described in the qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Learners should have a knowledge and understanding of:
  • A historical background of community development.
  • Theories/Models of community development.
  • Principles and processes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems associated with communities and community development by applying theories and approaches to redress societal issues. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a work team to identify, select and apply community development approaches to meet community development aims, objectives and outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Planning, organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively to lead community groups, agencies and colleagues in respect of implementing a community development approach. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information to select appropriate community development theories and approaches that meet community needs and aspirations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the form of oral and/or written presentation of information to key stakeholders and role-players for decision-making. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation by evaluating community development approaches applied at national, regional and international contexts using case studies to establish relationships for collaboration efforts. 

    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  80946   National Certificate: Community Development  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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. ABA Sebenzi 
    2. Afriwealth Consulting 
    3. All Access Holdings 
    4. AVAX SA 481 CC. T/A Mandisa Development Services 
    5. Elvis Koena Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    6. Esehlula Bashuki 
    7. IQ Skills Academy (PTY) LTD. 
    8. Isiphephelo Consultants 
    9. Mabuya Amahle Trading 
    10. Mangalani Business Enterprises 
    11. Mortarboard Training Solutions 
    12. Pro Jentibus Sports Development NPC 
    13. Progressive School of Business and Engineering (Pty) 
    14. South African Corporate Training Association 
    15. Tasc Business Consulting and Training 
    16. Thinking Mind Trading 
    17. Tumpu Trading and Projects 
    18. Unlimited Potential Investments 
    19. Vhutshilo Health And Training Organisation 



    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.