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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Facilitate community participation in democratic processes and structures 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
123436  Facilitate community participation in democratic processes and structures 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Democracy, Human Rights, Peace and Elections 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 07 - Human and Social Studies Public Policy, Politics and Democratic Citizenship 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
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 for any person who facilitates community participation in democratic processes and structures.
  • This Unit Standard will be of help in supporting human rights initiatives, and will contribute towards creating social awareness and participation within society.

    People credited with this Unit Standard are capable of:
  • Establishing the extent of participation in democratic processes and structures.
  • Promoting awareness of democratic processes and structures.
  • Facilitating community participation in democratic processes and structures.
  • Evaluating the process of awareness raising and facilitation. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • It is assumed that learners are competent in Communications at NQF Level 2.
  • It is recommended that learners are competent in the Unit Standard 123432: "Demonstrate awareness of the foundations of human rights and democracy in South Africa", Level 2, before accessing this Unit Standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This Unit Standard refers to the ability to help members of a community to participate in democratic processes and structures such as electoral processes, constitutional provisions at different spheres of government, school governing bodies, influencing policy and legislation, protests and accessing information. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Establish the extent of participation in democratic processes and structures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Valid methods are used to identify the democratic processes and structures relevant to the community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The extent of participation in democratic processes and structures is established through valid and verifiable sources of information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Influences on participation are identified in terms of historical and current factors. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Factors influencing both high and low levels of participation. The factors should include a variety of barriers to participation, as well as those that enable participation.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Results are recorded in a clear and structured manner. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Promote awareness of democratic processes and structures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Information is provided that informs the community of the range of available democratic processes and structures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A variety of activities are used in order to raise awareness of the meaning, importance and benefits of participation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Information is made accessible through effective and appropriate communication methods. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Facilitate community participation in democratic processes and structures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The facilitation is sensitive to community dynamics and relevant to the extent and type of participation within the community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Facilitation is carried out within community context and in consultation with relevant role-players and affected parties. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Facilitation methods are participatory and in line with democratic values and principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Facilitation has the potential to improve community participation in democratic processes and structures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Evaluate the process of awareness raising and facilitation. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The evaluation is intended to focus on the effectiveness of the practitioner when facilitating community participation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The evaluation identifies strengths and weaknesses of the process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The evaluation identifies effectiveness of results obtained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Corrective actions suggested have the potential to improve future processes. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Assessors for this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the appropriate ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the appropriate ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider through the appropriate ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the appropriate ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the appropriate ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures.
  • Moderators must be registered as assessors with the relevant ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Foundations of human rights and democracy. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems: this will be demonstrated when identifying barriers to participation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work with others in a team: when raising awareness and facilitating participation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively: when facilitating participation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information: when establishing the extent of participation in democratic processes and structures. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills: when promoting awareness within a community. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of inter-related parts of a system: this will be demonstrated when showing the benefits of participation. 

    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 
    Glossary and abbreviations:
  • CEDAW: Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.
  • CERD: International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.
  • CRC: Convention on the Rights of the Child.
  • ICCPR: International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
  • ICESCR: International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.
  • Bill of Rights: A list of rights and freedoms for people in a country/countries. It can be part of the law of the country.
  • Charter: A document outlining the principles, functions, and organization of a corporate body: a constitution: the city charter.
  • Common Law: A body of law that is based on custom and general principles and embodied in case law and that serves as a precedent or is applied to situations not covered by statute.
  • Constitution: A constitution contains the rules and principles according to which a country is governed.
  • Convention: An agreement between nations for regulation of maters affecting all of them.
  • Covenant: A binding agreement; a compact. A formal sealed agreement or contract. An international covenant on Human Rights.
  • Declaration: An explicit, formal announcement, either oral or written.
  • Developmental rights: "A decent standard of living, adequate nutrition, health care, education and decent work and protection against calamities are not just development goals - they are also human rights". (Human Development Report 2000)

    OR

    The right of people/a group of people to have their culture recognised or to advance themselves politically or economically.
  • Law: A rule of conduct or procedure established by custom, agreement, or authority. The body of rules and principles governing the affairs of a community and enforced by a political authority; a legal system: international law.
  • Legislation: The act or process of legislating; lawmaking. A proposal or enacted law or group of laws.
  • Legislature: An officially elected or otherwise selected body of people vested with the responsibility and power to make laws for a political unit, such as a state or nation.
  • Mechanism: A system of parts that operate or interact like those of a machine. A process by which something is done or comes into being.
  • Organ: A government agency or instrument devoted to the performance of some specific function; "the SAPS is an organ of the government of the South Africa".
  • Paralegal: A person with specialized training who assists communities in accessing legal advice and related services.
  • Petition: A formal document requesting a right or benefit from a person or group in authority.
  • Preamble: A preliminary statement, especially the introduction to a formal document that serves to explain its purpose. The introductory part of a constitution or statute that usually states the reasons for and intent of the law.
  • Principle: A basic truth, law or assumption: the principles of democracy. A rule or standard.
  • United Nations: An international organization composed of most of the countries of the world. It was founded in 1945 to promote peace, security, and economic development.
  • Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Is intended to be an international standard for the protection of Human Rights. Not directly or indirectly enforceable, and creates no legal obligations for the signatories. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  57823   National Certificate: Ward Committee Governance  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Elective  58578   National Certificate: Local Government Councillor Practices  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Elective  57804   National Certificate: Public Administration  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 
    Elective  49197   Further Education and Training Certificate: Social Housing Supervision  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 


    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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