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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Identify possible community initiatives 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
263836  Identify possible community initiatives 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Forestry 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation Forestry and Wood Technology 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
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 
The need for communities in or near forest plantations to develop and empower themselves through sustainable income generating initiatives is key to for sustainable community development.

The purpose of this unit standard is to provide knowledge and skills to target communities so that they are able to identify commercial opportunities within the forestry environment.

It is envisaged that the learner will develop skills that will ultimately empower the community through income generation activities. The outcome is that the community is self reliant and economically self-sustaining.

As a community worker, the learner will develop the following skills:
  • Participatory leadership/Interactive leadership.
  • Collaborative decision making.
  • Assertiveness.
  • Facilitate forest initiatives strategies.
  • Entrepreneurial Skills.
  • Problem solving.
  • Conflict management.

    In particular, they are able to:
  • Set up community structures for liaison.
  • Identify potential problems and strategies to avoid them.
  • Facilitate community meeting.
  • Explain where and how funds can be acquired.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the relevant legislation (pieces of legislative tools) Environmental, Fire, Hunting.
  • Identify commercial opportunities for communities within the forestry. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in:
  • Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Set up community structures for liaison. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Key stakeholders are identified in terms of their role in community development. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Municipal IDP manager, LED manager in the Department of Local Government PLG, Dept of Water Affairs and Forestry, Community structures, Traditional leaders, Elders, Development Trusts, Employees.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Process regarding community development is discussed with the community and stakeholders. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Process, outcomes, deliverables benefits to local community.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A statutory structure for community development is set up and roles are defined. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Association, Development trust, Constitution, Trust deeds, Beneficiaries, legal requirements in respect of management and reporting.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The roles, concepts and terminology are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Different concepts and terminology (what do we mean by each of these) Trusts/CPA (Community Property Authority), Land holding entity made out of beneficiaries incorporating the land claimant in the concept of land forestry.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify potential problems and strategies to avoid them. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Potential problems are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Strategies to deal with the problems are discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Record keeping is kept in line with founding document and statutory requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Minutes, attendance registers, resolutions.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Facilitate community meeting. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Key stakeholders are advised in writing of meetings held. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Invitations to the meeting, agenda, use of appropriate media for inviting various stakeholders.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A channel of communication between community and business stakeholders to secure empowerment opportunities is created. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Strategic alternatives and accompanying operational and tactical linkages are created. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Meeting proceedings are recorded and transcripts of meetings are sent to stakeholders within the times agreed upon and using the appropriate media. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Explain where and how funds can be acquired. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The need for securing community development funds is discussed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Need to fund capital projects for community development, sponsorships, local and international funding sources, corporate social responsibility initiatives.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The need for and nature of fundraising is explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Funding cycles, criteria of funders, time-frames, possible funders.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Demonstrate knowledge of the relevant legislation. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Environmental, Fire, Hunting, BBBEE. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Legislation applicable to the context and needs of the community is identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Legislation applicable to the context and needs of the community is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Required action steps in line with the applicable legislative requirements are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A plan of action is developed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Identify commercial opportunities for communities within the forestry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A SWOT analysis in relation to the community is conducted. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A community development strategy is developed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Viable commercial opportunities are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Institutions that will assist communities with putting together business plans are identified. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Business plan with cash flow projections, income statement and budget.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    An implementation plan with a built-in review mechanism is developed. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against the unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding 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 Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or by an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with 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, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described in the associated unit standards.
  • Anyone wishing to be assessed against this qualification may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Community liaison principles and practices.
  • Problem solving techniques.
  • Procedure for conducting a community meeting.
  • Explain where and how funds can be acquired.
  • Knowledge of the relevant legislation.
  • How to conduct strategic planning.
  • Drafting a business plan. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in relation to community development needs. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with all stakeholders in facilitating community development and commercial undertakings. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when facilitating community development and commercial undertakings. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information in conducting research about the community's current situation and the projects required for development. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with stakeholders in promoting the need for community development and related services. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use computer skills to develop presentations and writing proposals. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    See the world as an integrated whole in a promoting community development and related business enterprise needs. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    Anyone assessing a learner against this Qualification must be registered with the relevant ETQA as an assessor.

    Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement this qualification must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA. Assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the policies and guidelines for assessment of that ETQA, in terms of agreements reached around assessment and between various ETQA's (including professional bodies).

    Anyone wishing to be assessed against this qualification may apply to be assessed any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA.

    The options as listed above provide the opportunity to ensure that assessment and moderation can be transparent, affordable, valid reliable and non-discriminatory.

    For an applicant to register as an assessor or moderator of this qualification, the applicant needs:
  • To be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • To be in possession of the relevant qualification.
  • To have sufficient relevant experience.
  • To have the appropriate qualification to assess communication and mathematical literacy. 

  • 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
    Elective  66349   Further Education and Training Certificate: General Forestry  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  FPMSETA 


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