SAQA 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.
SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Explore and coordinate networks in pursuit of meeting community needs 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
377843  Explore and coordinate networks in pursuit of meeting community needs 
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 
This unit standard will provide learners with knowledge and skills to encourage support and build effective relationships with communities and other key stakeholders and role-players through networking.

People credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Develop a plan to initiate and maintain networking opportunities in a community development setting.
  • Formulate a plan to action networking with relevant communities, structures and people.
  • Build and maintain networks.
  • Report on networking activities. 

  • 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 
    Networking activities refer to but are not limited to:
  • Promotional activities, workshops, training programmes, funding, meetings, social gatherings and activities of mutual interest to community members and groups. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Develop a plan to initiate and maintain networking opportunities in a community development setting. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Networking is defined in terms of its purpose and potential outcomes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Potential networking opportunities are explored at different levels in order to establish sustainable relationships and mobilise resources to meet planned outcomes. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Different levels include but are not limited to local, provincial, national regional and international.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A plan for developing contacts and relationships is formulated outlining key stakeholders and role-players, and potential opportunities for enhancing networking activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Models of advocacy and lobbying are applied to ensure buy-in and support. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Advocacy and lobbying activities are explored to determine the best options for planned or potential interventions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Networking activities are investigated and planned to form and create links with potential stakeholders and role players. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Formal and informal protocols and procedures are identified and applied in networking activities. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Formal and informal protocols and procedures include but are not limited to cultural, religious and organisational protocols.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Implement the networking plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A networking plan is negotiated and agreed to in terms of identified priorities with relevant authorities in a specific context. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Specific context includes but is not limited to intra, inter and extra context.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Networks and channels of communication are used to make contact and initiate discussions with identified stakeholders and role players. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Selected activities from the plan are implemented for a specific purpose and outcomes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Possible working relationships are explored and maintained in order to promote sustainable partnerships. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Monitor, evaluate and review networking activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Records are developed to maintain on-going contacts and relationships. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Feedback on activities is sought from participants and community for reporting purposes and to inform future interventions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Monitoring and evaluation tools are developed to measure progress of networking intervention/s. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Activities are evaluated in terms of measurable outputs. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Outputs include but are not limited to direct products of intervention activities and may include types, levels, and targets of services to be delivered.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Data is collected and collated to review and report on networking activities for decision-making and for future opportunities. 


    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 
  • Group dynamics.
  • Networking politics, procedures and practices.
  • Performance management.
  • Application of value management systems and techniques. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made by understanding group dynamics and applying conflict resolution techniques as well as monitoring, reviewing, evaluating the implementation of the networking plan. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a work team to initiate and maintain networking opportunities and relationships with stakeholders and role-players. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Planning, organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively to meet scheduled networking activities to successfully establish relationships between community groups and other agencies. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information data in accordance with the milestones included in the networking plan. 

    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 disseminate relevant information to key stakeholders and role-players to meet networking objectives/outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and others by using communication tools (e.g. SMS,MMS, telephone, Cell phone, letters, media, etc.) to reach as many stakeholders and role players as possible. 

    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.