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Occupational Certificate in Community Development Practitioner (NQF 5)

QCTO Occupational Qualifications 212 Credits 2 Years Register
Section 1

Purpose of Qualification

The purpose of this qualification is to prepare a learner to operate as a Community Development Practitioner. A Community Development Practitioner acts as a change agent to add value to community development practice by exploring and coordinating networks and partnerships. Conducts community-based research to inform interventions, aligned to relevant legal and regulatory frameworks. Plans, designs and manages community interventions through the application of appropriate leadership and management styles; all of which are done to promote ethical and professional community development practice.

Section 2

Career Focus

  • Entry level into the private sector in organisations where they are doing community work in terms of the various industry charters.
Section 3

Registered with

Department of Higher Education and Training

Section 4

Accredited by

QCTO (SAQA ID: 97691)

Section 5

Admission requirements

  • Successful completion for the Occupational Certificate: Community Development Worker NQF level 4
  • National Senior Certificate (NSC)
Section 6

Articulation options

Horizontal

  • National Certificate: Community Development: Integrated Development Planning, at NQF 5; SAQA ID 83392.

Vertical

  • Diploma Local Government, at NQF Level 6, SAQA ID 35956
Section 7

Assessment of Programme

PC Educational Holdings will conduct internal assessments by means of assessment activities and signed-off work experience log sheets. Upon successful completion of all modules, PC Educational Holdings provides a statement of results to the candidate and QCTO, as part of the candidate’s application to complete the External Summative Assessment conducted by the QCTO.

Section 8

Module Breakdown

Occupational Certificate in Community Development Practitioner – Module Breakdown Year 1

Year 1 Total Credits: 117

Semester 1

NQF level

Credits

Operations Coordination and
Administration
4
19
Effective Communication
5
5
The Sociology of Developing Societies (II)
4
10
Development Practice (II)
5
27
Compile, update and maintain
community profiles (households,
infrastructure (assets),
structures,economic viability etc.)
5
18
Prepare data for the analysis of community profiles and identify trends that can be used to develop appropriate interventions
5
4

Semester 2

NQF level

Credits

Compile and present community profile reports
5
4
Monitor existing community development initiatives
5
4
Participate in the evaluation of existing programmes, identify potential problems and recommend appropriate corrective actions
5
4
Compile reports on the implementation of initiatives
5
3
Identify the need for community
development structures and
facilitate the establishment of the appropriate structures
5
8
Facilitate the functioning of
effective community development
structures
5
5
Supervise the performance of community development
practitioners
5
6

Occupational Certificate in Community Development Practitioner – Module Breakdown Year 2

Year 2 Total Credits: 95

Semester 1

NQF level

Credits

Motivate and mobilise the efforts of voluntary support team members. (Including relevant governmental
departments)
5
6
Gain an understanding of all the community development initiatives in the designated community
5
4
Exposure to a full range of
community settings
4
16
Exposure to a full range of
community development initiatives
5
12
Exposure to all the monitoring and evaluation tools.
5
26

Semester 2

NQF level

Credits

Assist with the communication of
the outcomes of forums and
meetings to stakeholders
5
6
Liaise and partner with relevant
stakeholders regarding community
development initiatives
5
2
Exposure to a full range of
community, interdepartmental and civil society forums
5
8
Exposure to a full range of
supervisory situations relevant to the work of field workers
5
11
Exposure to all the official and civic service providers within the community
5
4

* In collaboration with PC Educational Holdings

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