AZA3771 - Management of community projects: Working preventatively with children, youth and families - 2017

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

South Africa School of Social Science


Ms Precious-Pearl Vezi

Unit guides


South Africa

  • First semester 2017 (Day)


The student needs to be knowledgeable about all four phases of project management; from planning to evaluation. Related skills include marketing, budgeting, decision-making, motivating, mediation, creative thinking, problem-solving and monitoring. Practical strategies will be learned such as Goal Attainment Task Completion Scales and the Delphi and nominal group techniques. The students will receive ample opportunity to work in a team to strengthen their interpersonal skills. Since this is a specialisation field, the student will have the option to choose this unit to complete the major.


On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Identify and describe the four phases of project management;
  2. Lead and motivate a project team, demonstrating skill in decision-making and mediation;
  3. Understand marketing principles and basic budgeting;
  4. Utilise a monitoring tool to keep track of project progress;
  5. Understand the source of creativity and implement it for the purposes of problem solving;
  6. Demonstrate insight into how organisational change can be brought about in the child and youth care context.


Within semester assessment: 70% + Exam: 30%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Twelve credit points of second-year Arts units.