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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Mobilise communities around specific issues 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119518  Mobilise communities around specific issues 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Development 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 05 - Education, Training and Development Adult Learning 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03  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 
Learners credited against this Unit Standard are able to raise the profile of community issues for the purpose of setting in place mobilised activities that can influence action. The competence attained is essential for community development practitioners, therefore, positioning the practice as an important field of learning. Community development practitioners practice in a wide range of sectors such as health, social development and human rights, making this area of competence generic across sectors. Successful resolution of community issues and concerns through mobilisation could be replicated in other parts of the country and may have a national social and economic impact.

Credited learners are capable of:
  • Raising the profile of community issues that warrant mobilisation
  • Involving and selecting stakeholders for mobilisation
  • Selecting relevant tools and techniques for mobilisation
  • Preparing plans that are suitable for mobilisation activities
  • Coordinating activities to effectively mobilise communities 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners are assumed to be competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this Unit Standard includes issues/concerns of local and potentially national importance and relevance. A single mobilisation event may be included. Other range statements are provided with relevant specific outcomes and assessment criteria. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Raise the profile of community issues that warrant mobilisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Issues are explained as expressed by specific communities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Issues are contextualised in terms of their magnitude. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Issues are described in relation to potential action. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Issues are explained in language that is appropriate for specific communities. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Appropriateness is determined by, for example, culture, taboos, language, respect for traditions, etc.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Involve and select stakeholders for mobilisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    All relevant stakeholders are identified from their direct and indirect involvement in community projects. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Selection of stakeholders is explained with reference to stakeholder relevance to concerns/issues. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Raising of awareness of issues is explained with reference to presentation to relevant stakeholders. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Community issues are discussed with reference to the enhancement of stakeholder involvement in mobilisation programmes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Advocacy and lobbying with stakeholders are explained with reference to developed frameworks. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Select relevant tools and techniques for mobilisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Tools and techniques are identified with reference to their relevance for specific contexts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tools and techniques are selected which are appropriate for mobilisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Specific tools and techniques are identified with examples of where they have been correctly/effectively incorrectly/ineffectively used. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Prepare plans that are suitable for mobilisation activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Planning is described, taking into account resources, budgets, information, people, services, timeframes, and infrastructure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Logistics planned for mobilisation activities as well as contingency plans are described with reference to appropriateness for specific activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    All relevant role players are identified and involved in planning. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Coordinate activities to effectively mobilise communities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Preparation for activities is described to include a brief. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Task allocation is described to ensure effective resource utilisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Implementation of activities is described in accordance with planning stages. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Activities are identified with examples of what was effectively used to resolve issues/concerns through mobilisation. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Assessment of learner achievements takes place at providers accredited by a relevant ETQA (RSA, 1998b) for the provision of programs that result in the outcomes specified for this Unit Standard.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with a relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with a relevant ETQA.
  • The relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures will oversee moderation of assessment and is responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this Unit Standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Credited learners understand and can explain:
  • Stakeholder involvement in mobilisation programmes
  • Developing frameworks for advocacy and lobbying with stakeholders
  • Relevant tools and techniques for mobilisation
  • Planning for mobilisation
  • Contingency planning
  • Task allocation for effective resource utilisation
  • Issues of development, inequality and poverty 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems where responses to problems show that such critical and creative thinking has been used to make responsible decisions when contingency plans are included in planning, and task allocation ensures effective resource utilisation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community to raise the profile of community issues that warrant mobilisation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively to prepare plans that are suitable for mobilisation activities and when activities are implement in accordance with planning. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information when stakeholder selection is based on stakeholder relevance to concerns/issues. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematic and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation when awareness of issues/concerns is raised by presenting them to relevant stakeholders, and discussion of community issues are appropriate for enhancing stakeholder involvement in mobilisation programmes. 

    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 to select relevant tools and techniques for mobilisation that are appropriate for mobilisation. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    Assessors should keep the following principles in mind when designing and conducting assessments against this Unit Standard:
  • Focus the assessment activities on gathering evidence in terms of the main outcome expressed in the title to ensure assessment is integrated rather than fragmented. Remember we want to declare the person competent in terms of the title. Where assessment at title level is unmanageable, focus assessment around each specific outcome, or groups of specific outcomes.
  • Make sure evidence is gathered across the entire range, wherever it applies. Assessment activities should be as close to the real performance as possible, and where simulations or role-plays are used, there should be supporting evidence to show the learner is able to perform in the real situation.
  • Do not focus the assessment activities on each assessment criterion. Rather make sure the assessment activities focus on outcomes and are sufficient to enable evidence to be gathered around all the assessment criteria.
  • The assessment criteria provide the specifications against which assessment judgements should be made. In most cases, knowledge can be inferred from the quality of the performances, but in other cases, knowledge and understanding will have to be tested through questioning techniques. Where this is required, there will be assessment criteria to specify the standard required.
  • The task of the assessor is to gather sufficient evidence, of the prescribed type and quality, as specified in this Unit Standard, that the learner can achieve the outcomes again and again and again. This means assessors will have to judge how many repeat performances are required before they believe the performance is reproducible.
  • All assessments should be conducted in line with the following well documented principles of assessment: appropriateness, fairness, manageability, integration into work or learning, validity, direct, authentic, sufficient, systematic, open and consistent. 

  • 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  49600   National Certificate: Development Practice  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-05-13  Was ETDP SETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    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.
     
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