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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Critically assess the community development process 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
377842  Critically assess the community development process 
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  12 
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 aspiring towards working, or persons already working, in a community development environment.

People credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Critically assess the process of community development.
  • Build support to strengthen communities.
  • Develop a community development process plan.
  • Implement and amend the community development process.
  • Build and maintain momentum in the community development process plan. 

  • 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 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Critically assess the community development process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Origins of community development are discussed from historical perspectives in relation to the community development process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The role of the community development process is explained in relation to nation building. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Building blocks of community development are identified and explained in relation to specific contexts. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Specific contexts include but are not limited to historical, socio-cultural, economic and political.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The principles and ethics relevant to the community development process are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Community development approaches are explained in relation to national, regional and/or international developments. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Community dynamics are critically assessed in the context of networks, power relationships and structures within communities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    A framework is developed to conduct community profiling using different approaches. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Approaches include but are not limited to community appraisals, meetings, role plays and case studies.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Build support to strengthen communities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Stakeholders and role players are explained in terms of their significance, roles and responsibilities in community development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The significance of acknowledging diversity is explained in terms of the need to promote interdependent relationships. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Diversity includes but is not limited to gender, race, age, religion, sexual orientation, education, skills, language and culture. Interdependent relationships include but are not limited to social cohesion, unity in diversity and solidarity.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The need for applying ethical principles to ensure community well-being is explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Ethical principles include but are not limited to human orientation, honesty, integrity, pursuit of excellence, fidelity, loyalty, caring, respect, transparency, accountability, responsible citizenship trustworthiness, participation, empowerment, ownership and release).
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The need for applying practical principles to ensure community well-being is explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Practical principles include but are not limited to learning and sharing through capacity building, adaptiveness, simplicity and community ownership.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Develop a community development process plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Factors contributing to the community development process are assessed and applied in drawing up a community development process plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Resources needed for a sustainable and integrative community process plan are identified. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Resources include but are not limited to natural, financial, human, and infrastructure.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Implement and amend a community development process plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Roles and responsibilities of stakeholders and role players are reviewed when tracking development progress. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A community development process plan is assessed to determined limitations and shortcomings so that the plan can be amended to meet set outcomes. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Build and maintain momentum in the community development process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Leadership skills are applied to build effective relationships with communities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Capacity building and empowerment strategies are applied to build new and existing knowledge and skills among communities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Opportunities for collective learning are planned for and created through shared reflection on action to be taken. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Community learning is promoted using shared experiences of communities locally, nationally and globally. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Resources are mobilised for sustainable community development. 


    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 
  • Community profiling.
  • Research.
  • Community development approaches.
  • Social justice.
  • Principles, norms, values and prejudices.
  • Poverty. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems by articulating their understanding of Community Development as a process and an activity which aims to bring about change founded on social justice, equality and inclusion as well as understanding how beliefs, values and prejudices towards different cultures, traditions and backgrounds can affect working relationships by applying ways to respond to community conflict. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a work team by promoting the value of collective working in deciding on the changes needed in communities, and in working towards achieving them. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Planning, organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively by applying the process of Community Development to their role and areas of responsibility. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating up-to-date information in relation to community development process. 

    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 make recommendations of the research for all those who were involved in the process, whether as researchers and/or contributors in relation to community development process. 

    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 continually reviewing the effectiveness of joint working arrangements and the resources committed to these to achieve community development objectives. 

    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.