UNISA Short Course in Community Asset Mapping for Change

UNISA Short Course in Community Asset Mapping for Change

Short Course in Community Asset Mapping for Change (76707)



To present a roots-driven development tool that can be used by agents of social change within communities to achieve a better life.

Target group

Agents of social change from government organisations and NGOs, CSI managers, champions and leaders within communities.

Admission requirements

Any NQF Level 4 qualification.Also note that access to the internet, and registration as a myUnisa user is compulsory.


15 weeks (One semester) Fully online Module

Language medium


Registration periods

First semester: 28 November – 25 January
Second semester: depends on the Unisa second semester registration dates. For more information please visit www.unisa.ac.za/caes

Tuition method

Unisa open distance learning and in particular online tuition

Kind of assessment

Non venue based port folio of evidence

Community Asset Mapping for Change (SCCA013)
Syllabus/Content Topics
  • Definition of philanthropy, how philanthropy is practiced in the geographical regions of the global north and global south
  • Participatory rural appraisal and asset mapping methodology
  • Tools for change developed in the global south for the global south
  • History of CAMP and the ABCD experience in the Bojanala Region
  • Description and analysis of the various processes included in the Community Asset Mapping Programme.
  • Roles and responsibilities of external stakeholders involved in Community Asset Mapping (CAMP).
  • Non-profit organizations (NPO) as agents of change and vehicles to assist communities in achieving roots-driven change


Course leader

Ms MD Nicolau, MA Geography
Discipline expertise: Geography
Office: 028 B Block Florida Campus
Tell: 011 471 2084
E-mail: [email protected]

Programme administrator(s)

Ms M J Gaffney
Centre for Sustainable Agriculture and Environmental sciences
Office. B220,Unisa Science Campus
Tel: 011 471 2126
E-mail : [email protected]/ [email protected]