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Occupational Certificate in Community Development Worker (NQF 4)

QCTO Occupational Qualifications 150 Credits 1 Year Register
Section 1

Purpose of Qualification

The purpose of this qualification is to prepare a learner to operate as a Community Development Worker. A Community Development Worker collects and provides relevant information from and to communities and builds social cohesion within the community, in order to support the development and implementation of community development initiatives and processes.

Section 2

Career Focus

  • Entry level types of occupations in the Department of Social Development and with a range of Non-Governmental Organisations.
Section 3

Registered with

Department of Higher Education and Training

Section 4

Accredited by

QCTO (SAQA ID: 97708)

Section 5

Admission requirements

NQF level 2 with communication

Section 6

Articulation options

Horizontal

  • Further Education and Training Certificate: Community Development, at NQF Level 4, SAQA Qualification ID 67509.

Vertical

  • NQF Level 5 Occupational Certificate: Community Worker (Community Development Practitioner).
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 Worker – Module Breakdown Year 1

Year 1 Total Credits: 95

Module

Level

Credits

Fundamentals of Development Practice (KM)
4
25
Fundamentals of Sociology of Developing Societies (KM)
4
12
Fundamental Communication Practices (KM)
4
15
Collect information regarding community development needs and strengths (PM)
3
11
Identify the relevant groups of beneficiaries and stakeholders (PM)
3
2
Participate in collaborative community dialogues and engagements (PM)
4
3
Report progress and status of data collection to supervisor (PM)
4
2
Execute own personal development (PM)
3
2
Support the process of facilitating meetings and forums (PM)
4
2
Arrange and communicate logistics for forums and meetings/events (PM)
3
2
Mobilise community support for identified initiatives (PM)
4
2
Record the minutes of community development forums and meetings (PM)
4
2
Communicate the outcomes of forums and meetings to stakeholders (PM)
4
2
Provide relevant and clear community development information to stakeholders (PM)
4
2
Establish, mobilise and maintain community participation and support (PM)
4
2
Support the identification of capacity building needs and the delivery of capacity building
initiatives to community members (PM)
4
2
Support intervention initiatives within communities (PM)
4
6
Support the integration of community wellbeing indicators (PM)
4
4
Support alignment with legislative and policy frameworks relevant to the initiatives (PM)
4
4
Exposure to information collection in rural, urban, inner city or peri-urban community settings (WM)
3
16
Exposure to the coordination of a full range of community forums and meetings (WM)
3
12
Exposure to the operations of formal and informal structures (WM)
4
8
Exposure to community capacity building processes (WM)
4
12

* In collaboration with PC Educational Holdings

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