University Short Courses

Occupational Certificate: Community Development Practitioner R27 200.00

University Short Course

Occupational Certificate: Community Development Practitioner R27 200.00

Fee: R 27 200.00

Relevant fields of study: Administration,Management,Public Relations

Offered by: Graduate Centre for Management (GCM)

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Ms. Celeste Terblanche, Email:, Telephone: 084 474 2089
Occupational Certificate: Community Development Worker
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. A qualified learner will be able to:
 Compile and present community profile reports.
 Manage community development information and data (Gathering, analysis and storing).
 Establish, identify and coordinate community development structures.
 Assess the performance of and provide support to community development structures.
 Monitor the progress and achievements of community development initiatives.
 Mobilise and manage volunteers and support staff.
Knowledge Modules:
341201002-KM-01, Operations Coordination and Administration
341201002-KM-02, Effective Communication
341201002-KM-03, Sociology of Developing Societies
341201002-KM-04, Sustainable Development

PracticePractical Skill Modules:
341201002-PM-01, Compile, update and maintain community profiles (households, infrastructure assets, structures, economic viability etc.)
341201002-PM-03, Compile and present community profile reports
341201002-PM-04, Monitor existing community development initiatives
341201002-PM-05, Participate in the evaluation of existing programs, identify potential problems and recommend appropriate corrective actions
341201002-PM-06, Compile reports on the implementation of initiatives
341201002-PM-06, Compile reports on the implementation of initiatives
341201002-PM-07, Identify the need for community development structures and facilitate the establishment of the appropriate structures
341201002-PM-08, Facilitate the functioning of effective community development structures
341201002-PM-09, Supervise the performance of community development practitioners
341201002-PM-10, Motivate and mobilise the efforts of voluntary support team members. (Including relevant governmental departments)
341201002-PM-11, Gain an understanding of all the community development initiatives in the designated community
341201002-PM-12, Communication of the outcomes of forums and meetings to
341201002-PM-13, Liaise and partner with relevant stakeholders regarding community development initiatives

Work Experience Modules:
341201002-WM-01, Exposure to a full range of community settings
341201002-WM-02, Exposure to a full range of community development initiatives
341201002-WM-03, Exposure to all the monitoring and evaluation tools.
341201002-WM-04, Exposure to a full range of community, interdepartmental and civil society forums
341201002-WM-05, Exposure to a full range of supervisory situations relevant to the work of field workers
341201002-WM-06, Exposure to all the official and civic service providers within the community
Certificate will be issued by the Quality Council for Trades & Occupations
Online only

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Application Deadline: 2024-06-03

Course offered at: Online
Course lasts for: 2 years
Class times are: Wednsday 6- 8pm
Note about class dates:
Please note the course will commence with a minimum of 15 students.
Credits : 212
NQF level 5

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