UNISA Short Course Capacity Development: Building A Successful Non-Governmental Community Organisation)

University of South Africa Short Course Capacity Development: Building A Successful Non-Governmental Community Organisation)

Capacity Development: Building A Successful Non-Governmental Community Organisation) (75760)Purpose. To gain knowledge and skills to co-ordinate and participate in a multi-disciplinary, inter-sectoral environment. They will understand the developmental problems that may be encountered in a social development programme as well as the underlying causes and potential solutions when implementing a social development programme. The qualifying student will be able to identify relevant stakeholders and establish and maintain strategic partnerships for service delivery in a social programme. The student will be able to conduct experiential workshop programmes in a social development programme. The student will also be able to understand Participatory Action Research Programmes; local South African development programmes and various capacity building programmes when applied in development practice projects.
 Target group

Students who would benefit from this unit standard include government officials, healthcare workers, mental health professionals, and service providers in non-governmental organisations, community-based organisations, faith-based organisations and the corporate sector
 Admission requirements

Students must demonstrate proficiencies at NQF level 4 in the following: communicative competence in the medium of instruction at NQF level 4 or equivalent; ability to learn from predominantly written material in English; ability to present and communicate information and opinions in English in well structured arguments with limited support from lecturers and mathematical literacy at NQF 4 or equivalent
 Duration

Six months

Language medium

English
 Registration periods

Semester dates
 Tuition method

UNISA open distance learning combined with a compulsory, experiential workshop of four-days and at the end of the six-month period. Learning material will consist of a study guide supplemented by tutorial letters. The study guide is provided to guide the students through three prescribed texts by way of various self-tasks self-assessment questionnaires and exercises.
 Kind of assessment

Note:
Formative assessment and examination admission will comply with UNISA’s formative assessment rules and policies
Formative assessment:
Students will be assessed by means of two assignments, an open book examination, self-evaluation questionnaires and participation in the four-day workshop. Students must obtain a minimum of 50% for the combined assignments to pass as well as 50% for the open book examination.
Assignments:
Students must achieve a minimum overall of 50% for the two assignments combined. 10% of the assignment mark will contribute towards the final mark.
Workshop performance:
Every student’s quality of participation in the workshop is rated on a five-point scale on a performance questionnaire both by the co students and also by the facilitators of the workshop.
Summative assessment:
Every student also rates him/herself according to the stipulated criteria set out in the questionnaire and the questionnaires completed. 10% of the workshop performance will count towards the examination mark.
 Capacity Development: Building A Successful Non-Governmental Community Organisation (DCAP019)Syllabus/Content Topics

  • Concepts and perspectives of PLA
  • Steps and considerations in designing PLA; Methods and Tools; Implementation and Action
  • Strategies to maximise the incentives and minimise the barriers to participation in a social project
  • Problem and situational analysis; stakeholder analysis; Objectives tree; visioning
  • Facilitating data gathering and processing
  • Monitoring and participatory evaluation
  • A comprehensive background to the principles of experiential and adult learning and group process
  • Principles of adult experiential learning and the differences between adult experiential and traditional learning
  • Building interdisciplinary teams
  • Group dynamics and processes
  • Methods of encouraging participation and open styles of communication
  • The basic theoretical principles of group facilitation
  • Skills for managing conflict
  • Planning and implementation of interventions to integrate and co-ordinate stakeholders
  • An understanding of the basic theoretical premises underpinning self-care

Course leader

Prof J A Nel
UNISA Centre of Applied Psychology
Office 5-154, Theo van Wijk Building, UNISA
 
 Programme administrator(s)

Ms T Mapokgole
UNISA Centre for Applied Psychology
Office 5-152, Theo van Wijk Building, UNISA
Tel: 012 429 8544 / 3951
Fax: 012 429 5368 / 086 554 5909
E-mail: ucap@unisa.ac.za


Overview of Public Universities in South Africa

Here's an overview of some public universities in South Africa, including general admissions requirements and estimated application periods. Keep in mind, specific program requirements and dates can vary significantly, so it's important to check each university's official website for the most current information.

University of Pretoria

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with minimum scores in specific subjects related to the chosen program; for international students, equivalent qualifications.
  • Application Period: Usually opens in March and closes at the end of July for most programs.

University of Cape Town

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with pass levels required for degree study; subject-specific requirements depending on the program.
  • Application Period: Application opens in April and closes at the end of July.

Stellenbosch University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required marks; some programs have additional testing.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and typically closes at the end of June.

University of the Witwatersrand

  • Admissions Requirements: Matriculation certificate with university exemption; required scores vary by faculty.
  • Application Period: Begins in March and ends on the 30th of September.

University of Johannesburg

  • Admissions Requirements: Matric exemption with a minimum APS score; specific subject requirements based on the faculty.
  • Application Period: Opens in April and generally closes by the 30th of September.

University of the Free State

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific marks for the program applied to; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Typically opens in April and closes at the end of August.

University of Venda

  • Admissions Requirements: Completion of the National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for diploma or degree studies; specific APS scores needed.
  • Application Period: Usually from May to September.

University of Fort Hare

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; certain programs may have specific requirements.
  • Application Period: Opens around May and closes at the end of September.

University of the Western Cape

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific performance levels; additional requirements for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Generally from May to September.

North-West University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; program-specific requirements may apply.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and usually closes by the end of August.

Rhodes University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate or equivalent; minimum academic performance in certain subjects.
  • Application Period: Applications open in April and close at the end of September.

Nelson Mandela University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; portfolio or additional tests for some faculties.
  • Application Period: Opens in April, with a deadline at the end of August for most programs.

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Opens in May and typically closes by the end of September.

University of Limpopo

  • Admissions Requirements: Senior Certificate with endorsement for diploma or degree courses; specific APS scores for different programs.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

University of Zululand

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for bachelor’s degree studies; specific score requirements for various programs.
  • Application Period: Usually between April and November.

Central University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores for the chosen field of study; additional criteria for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Application period generally starts in May and ends in October.

Vaal University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with a pass that qualifies for admission to bachelor’s degree, diploma, or higher certificate programs.
  • Application Period: Typically from May to September.

Walter Sisulu University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; additional criteria for certain faculties.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

This list provides a starting point for understanding the admissions landscape across South Africa's diverse higher education institutions. Given the variability in programs and requirements, it's crucial to consult each university's website for the most accurate and up-to-date information.