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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Analyse and interpret relevant legal and regulatory frameworks in a community development context 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
377841  Analyse and interpret relevant legal and regulatory frameworks in a community development context 
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 
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 
Learners will be able to interpret and apply the various pieces of legislation. This unit standard will be useful to learners who are required to implement the requirements of community development related laws and/or assist emerging and existing organisations to comply with laws and regulations affecting their operations.

People credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of legal and regulatory frameworks that shape community development.
  • Identify and understand key policies relevant to community development in particular settings.
  • Analyse and interpret the South African legislation relevant to community development as it relates to various settings.
  • Communicate key requirements of community development related laws and their implications to community development operations. 

  • 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 
    Legal framework includes but is not limited to:
  • The South African Constitution.
  • Non-Profit Organisations (NPO) Act.
  • Public Finance Management Act.
  • Municipal Financial Management Act.
  • National Environmental Management Act.
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • Intergovernmental Relations Act.
  • Municipal Structures Act.
  • Municipal Systems Act.
  • Local Government White Paper.
  • Labour Relations Act.
  • Basic Conditions of Employment Act.
  • Promotion to Access of Information Act.
  • Promotion of Administrative Justice Act.
  • Division of Revenue Act.

    Regulatory framework includes but is not limited to:
  • Policies.
  • Regulations.
  • Rules and procedures.
  • Code of Ethics/Code of Conduct.
  • International Charters and Conventions. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of legal and regulatory frameworks that shape community development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The value of legal and regulatory frameworks are explained in terms of their relevance to community development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The need for compliance with community development legal and regulatory frameworks is explained in terms of the viability of an operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Requirements for becoming a legal entity are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Legal and regulatory frameworks are identified and explained in terms of their impact in own community development setting. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify and understand key policies relevant to community development in particular settings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Policies governing community development are interpreted for application and/or compliance in a specific context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Policies/Legislation are selected in terms of their relevance to facilitate learning. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Analyse and interpret the South African legislation relevant to community development as it relates to various settings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A range of relevant legislation is identified which affects community development in order to guide community interventions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The necessity and importance of compliance with legislation and regulations is explained in terms of the sustainability of the community development organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Effects of non-compliance are explained in terms of their impact on the organisation's legal status and operations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Impact includes but is not limited to cancellation of registration and lack of access to funding, allowances, benefits and accreditation.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Standards and trends in international regulatory development frameworks are examined and explained in terms of their impact and influence on the South African community development context. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Investigate international charters, conventions and organisational protocols that apply to community development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The purpose of conventions and charters is explained within international, national and regional contexts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Conventions and charters are explained in terms of their influence on community development processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Organisational strategic development goals and objectives are aligned to conventions and charters to meet global human development standards. 


    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 ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the 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 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:
  • Policies and procedures.
  • Sources of laws, rules and regulations.
  • List of applicable legislation.
  • Government structures.
  • Community structures and groups.
  • Internal arrangements.
  • Effects of amendments. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems pertaining to the application and/or deviations against legal and regulatory frameworks in implementing community development interventions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others by identifying applicable rules, provisions which often require teamwork to ensure correct interpretation and application in community development related work. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively by being subjected to the laws and rules applicable so as to operate effectively within the ambit of the applicable laws and regulations including policies. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting and organising information that applies to community development in terms of applicable rules and provisions or laws. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively in the modes of oral and/or written communication to disseminate information relating to legal and regulatory frameworks affecting community development with all stakeholders and role-players to achieve community development initiatives. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environments and health of others by making effective use of applicable technology in as far as it can assist in identifying applicable laws, rules and provisions (e.g. electronic library/intranet, websites and printed materials). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation by understanding that making choices between particular alternatives cannot be done without ensuring that all related guiding references and frameworks are taken into account. It is important to reflect that a piece of legislation cannot be viewed in isolation but has to be considered in relation to other legislation that may be applicable impacting at the issue under consideration. A further understanding is reflected in that problems cannot be solved in isolation but in context of all applicable rules, regulations, provisions and or laws. 

    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.