National Certificate:
Community Development Worker

SAQA CODE: 97708


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.

Qualification Entry Requirements

Grade 12


Prospective students are encouraged to further confirm the above entry requirements with the College Head before ruling themselves not compliant. Experimental learning may also be considered.

Career Path

Housing Officer

Community Art Worker

Social Worker

Community Education Coordinator

Economic Developer Officer

On completion of this qualification learners will be able to:

1. Collect relevant community information and provide communities with accurate information relevant to their community development initiatives.

2. Operate effectively in groups, teams and forums and act ethically and professionally in data collection and the coordination of forums and meetings.

3. Communicate the fears, concerns, and needs of the community effectively to the relevant institutions, structures, and forums.

4. Compile integrated community and household profiles.

5. Identify the capacity challenges of community structures and recommend appropriate interventions to build appropriate capacity. 


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