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Short Learning Programme
on
Population, Health and Planning for Development
The central theme of the course is planning for long and healthy life for all South Africans by focusing on HIV & AIDS, TB and other health concerns with socio-economic and demographic implications. In terms of the Population Policy for South Africa population units at national as well as provincial level are responsible for increasing capacity and Developing human resources to integrate population trends into development planning.

Purpose of the course:

To build capacity among managers and planners to effectively and holistically incorporate health as a determinant of population trends in development planning, especially in districts and communities. The target group that includes managers and planners that are responsible in their respective work environments to account for issues impacting the population, health and development nexus lack the necessary skills to effectively implement their tasks. The course aims to fill that gap.

Admission requirements:

Admission requirements: 
N/A
Learning assumed to be in place: 
Grade 12 and/ or basic knowledge in population, health and development issues and Learners should be competent in English.

Course outcomes and assessment criteria :

Course outcomes and the associated assessment criteria: 

Study Unit

Outcomes

Assessment Criteria

MODULE 1: ANALYSE AND INTERPRET LEGAL AND REQULATORY FRAMEWORKS IN A COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CONTEXT

At the end of the learning cycle the learners will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • Community Development concepts.
  • Relevant Policies.
  • Key Legislations.
  • Applicable Regulations.
  • The need to comply with policies regulations and relating legislation.
  • Effects of non-compliance Deregistration of the community development organisation.
  • Lack of access to funding.
  • Cancellation of accreditation status.
  • Global Development standards.
1. Demonstrate an understanding of legal and regulatory frameworks that shape community development. 

Explain the value of legal and regulatory frameworks in terms of their relevance to community development.

 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2

Discuss the need for compliance with community development legal and requlatory frameworks in terms of the viability of an operation.

 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3

Identify requirements for becoming a legal entity.

 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4

Identify and explain the legal and regulatory frameworks in terms of their impact in own community development setting.

2. Identify and understand key policies relevant to community development in particular setting.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1

Identify relevant legislation that affects community development in order to guide community interventions.

 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2

Promote compliance with legislation and regulations in terms of the sustainability of the community development organisation.

 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3

Clarify effects of non-compliance in terms of their impact on the organisation's legl status and operations.

 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4

Examine standards and trends in international regulatory development frameworks and expatiate on their impact and influence on the South African community development context.

4. Investigate international 

charters, conventions and organizational protocols that apply to community development.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1

Determine the purpose of conventions and charters within international, national and regional contexts.

 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2

Explain the conventions  and charters in terms of their influence on community,development processes.

 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3

Align organisational strategic development goals and objectives to conventions and charters to meet global human development standards.

 

 

 

Assessment: 
Formative and Summative.
Method of assessment: 
Formative: To gauge the formative learning of participants, the learners will keep a separate workbook (the learners workbook) on a ring binder for activities and assignments. Certain class activities in the workbook will be submitted as formative assessment evidence. Group and /or individual assignments Case studies and Written tests. Summative:Submission of workbook.

Additional information

Mode of delivery: 
Contact
Target group: 
Lower and middle level management in the public and civil society domains.
Contact us
Name: 
Ms Roseline April
Telephone number: 
018 389 2473