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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Promote and support collaborative and partnership work within and between stakeholders and sectors 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
377847  Promote and support collaborative and partnership work within and between stakeholders and sectors 
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 be useful to learners who are required to facilitate collaborative and partnership work to enable all parties involved in community development initiatives to work together to identify their own needs and aspirations, take collective decision-making on issues that affect their lives and act collectively to achieve community development goals. Learners will be equipped with knowledge and skills to take a lead in encouraging all concerned to build positive relationships and working agreements to achieve common aims.

People credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Facilitate and support effective relationships between communities and public bodies.
  • Co-ordinate activities to build effective relationships with communities.
  • Co-ordinate partnerships to promote collaboration and co-operation between stakeholders and role players. 

  • 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 
    Public bodies include but are not limited to all sectors involved in community development such as the public service including state-owned enterprises, Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs), Community-Based Organisations (CBOs), Non Profit Organisations (NPOs), Faith Based Organisations (FBOs), Corporates and Commissions.

    Sectors include but are not limited to the financial sector, health sector, economic development sector, education sector, agricultural sector, ecological sector, volunteerism and gender. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Facilitate and support effective relationships between communities and public bodies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The importance of building positive relationships and working agreements between pubic bodies and sectors is explained using current policies, legal and legislative frameworks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The relationship between public bodies and community based structures in relation to democratic values is understood and explained in order to promote engagement with communities, social cohesion and inclusivity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Current community development interventions that promote community involvement, engagement and empowerment are analysed in terms of their benefits and limitations for different community development settings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Collaboration between different stakeholders and role players is analysed in relation to different levels of representation and their role functions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Barriers to involvement in community initiatives are identified and ways of overcoming them are determined. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Co-ordinate activities to build effective relationships with communities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Strategies to encourage public bodies to build effective relationships with stakeholders and role players are developed according to organisational procedures and guidelines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The dynamics of partnerships are assessed in terms of their benefits, limitations, and challenges. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A plan is developed to mobilise resources from a variety of sources. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Co-ordinate partnerships to promote collaboration and co-operation between stakeholders and role-players. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The complexities and diversity underpinning partnerships in community development are explained using examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Approaches of collaborative working are reviewed in terms of their implications for sustaining partnerships. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Organisational policies and procedures are applied to support strategic and collaborative partnerships in an inclusive manner. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Communication systems within and between partnership structures are applied to ensure collaborative and cooperative relationships resulting in effective and integrated coordination. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Methods which facilitate collective learning opportunities in partnerships are explained with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Methods include but are not limited to capacity building, empowerment through skills transfer.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The sustainability of partnerships is determined using monitoring, review and evaluation tools. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Exit strategies are identified and used for managing partnerships. 


    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 
  • Partnerships or collaborative working relationships.
  • Group dynamics.
  • Techniques for partnerships.
  • Delegation of authority.
  • Role clarity.
  • Negotiations.
  • Group learning and sharing.
  • Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)/Memorandum of Agreement (MoA). 

  • 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 recognises and addresses blocks to participation to apply strategies that will encourage collaborative working which promotes a climate of trust and empathy based on mutual respect, between partners. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a work team to ensure shared learning from each other is built into the regular activities of the partnership. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Planning, organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively to set up partnerships. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information relating to contacts, potential partners, roles and responsibilities that are value-adding to community development efforts. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the form of oral and/or written presentation to provide current information in accessible ways to enable informed decisions about community engagement. 

    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, letters, telephone, Cellphone, etc.) to establish and strengthen partnerships. 

    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 establishing relationships and partnerships learn, share ideas and resources 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 



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