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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

General Education and Training Certificate Housing: Housing Consumer Education 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
48642  General Education and Training Certificate Housing: Housing Consumer Education 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Housing 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
National Certificate  Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction  Physical Planning, Design and Management 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  120  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Regular-Unit Stds Based 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
SAQA 0160/05  2007-05-15  2009-05-13 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2010-05-13   2013-05-13  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This qualification is replaced by: 
Qual ID Qualification Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Min Credits Replacement Status
65969  General Education and Training Certificate: Human Settlements Development  Level 1  NQF Level 01  120  Complete 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
This qualification is for persons who are about to become homeowners or are already homeowners or intend to rent or are already renting an accommodation. The primary purpose of the qualification is to provide a firm foundation of skills for further learning to enable learners to pursue a possible career in housing. Learners with this qualification will gain introductory knowledge of key issues, principles and general practices in housing delivery. It seeks to develop the full potential of the learners thus giving them the confidence and independence within the housing environment to enable them to participate as informed housing consumers in their respective communities as critical and active individuals.

Through the elective component of this qualification, learners will be able to select a possible pathway or related sector where they could begin to apply housing skills in a specific context. This qualification is therefore a key stage for those learners with limited formal education. It serves as a bridge between General Education & Training Certificate (GETC) and Adult Basic Education & Training (ABET) and Further Education and Training (FET) thus laying the foundation or solid ground for individuals to move into and within numerous career pathways in the housing sector. Learners will have achieved a GETC level both in general education areas such as literacy and numeracy and in a range of life skills that will provide them with a platform to proceed toward the FET band.

The attainment of this qualification will also attract future learners, especially those who are likely to access housing through various tenure options and consider to make a career in the housing sector by requiring the basic knowledge on housing general. It will also provide for recognition of prior learning to allow learners who wish to obtain further education and training in this field thus gaining credits towards higher qualifications.

Rationale for the qualification

This qualification has been developed for consumers within the housing sector. The rationale for the introduction of this unit standard based qualification is to empower the housing consumers to effectively and meaningfully engage in the housing market and be familiar with the housing delivery processes through training and development.

In the past, many housing consumers especially the majority of black people did not have any exposure or understanding of homeownership issues. During recent years, the low-income housing market has experienced exploitation by unscrupulous builders and/or service providers who take advantage of the inability of housing consumers to understand housing delivery systems, processes and procedures.

Through the initial research and broad consultation process with relevant stakeholders, a need was clearly identified for housing consumer education. This qualification therefore meets the need to ensure that homeowners and tenants are equipped with the necessary knowledge through housing consumer education and training to enable them to avoid unnecessary exploitation and vulnerability by unscrupulous service providers. It will therefore focus on educating homeowners on their rights, responsibilities, duties and obligations as well as housing options, housing finance and other housing related matters to enable them to make appropriate and informed housing decisions and choices. It seeks to contribute towards the integration of housing education that is currently fragmented and being addressed by many interest groups in many different ways.

This qualification has therefore been developed to provide flexibility and mobility and/or progression to both vertical and horizontal articulated qualifications in terms of the generic core unit standards as well as the context of unit standards for professionalism in the housing sector. It is aimed at preparing those who wish to enter formal training programmes on housing and/or other related disciplines. This qualification is critical because it comprises Unit Standards and related specific outcomes of Adult Basic Education and Training (ABET) at NQF Level 1 which substantially bridge the gaps that exist. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
The learning assumed to be in place should be the knowledge, comprehension and application of fundamentals of literacy, communications and numeracy skills at ABET Level 3 as well as perceived basic knowledge of housing delivery.

Recognition of prior learning

This qualification may be achieved in part or completely through the recognition of what learners currently know in the context of housing and related matters. This includes formal, informal and non-formal learning and housing experience acquired by the learner. Learners who believe that they already possess the competencies to enable them to meet all the outcomes listed in the unit standards will therefore present themselves for assessment against such unit standards for recognition purposes. This will therefore be used as a tool to enable learners to acquire credits towards this qualification. 

RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

QUALIFICATION RULES 
Rules of combination

In order to be in line with the SAQA principle of avoiding duplication, existing unit standards were used where possible. The fact that this qualification provides the learner with an introductory overview of housing, especially housing consumer education in South Africa, it is imperative that learners wishing to achieve this qualification must obtain 60 credits from the core unit standards. Also, given the fact that the key purpose of this qualification is to provide a foundation for further education and training in the field of housing, 39 credits from the fundamental units standards should be obtained.

A number of elective unit standards that reflect specific sub-sectors and contexts for housing have been provided for learners. Learners therefore need to achieve at least a minimum of 21 credits from the elective learning component in order to achieve a certificate at this level. In the selection of electives, the following example is provided that shows a meaningful combination of the unit standards to be elected if the learner is to strike a meaningful combination to achieve the qualification:

a) Community house building:
  • Read and interpret construction drawings and specifications
  • Construct on site- sanitation facilitation
  • Set out, excavate, cast concrete strip foundations, build foundation walling and cast concrete slaps
  • Render basic first aid
  • Procure materials, tools and equipment

    b) Life Skills: Unit Standards:
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the rights and responsibilities of the individual under the South African Constitution
  • Demonstrate skills that relate to a safe and secure environment
  • Demonstrate knowledge of self in order to understand one`s identity and role within the immediate community and South African society
  • Demonstrate an understanding of HIV/AIDS and its implications
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of HIV/AIDS in a workplace, and its effects on business, sub-sector, on organisation and a specific workplace

    c) Business, Commerce and Management:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of supply and demand, and the concept: production
  • Identify, analyse and select business opportunities

    d) Finances:
  • Manage personal finances
  • Plan and manage personal finances
  • Examine the costs and benefits of using banking institutions for the managing of personal finances

    e) Environmental Sciences:
  • Recognise and describe environmental issues and activities that affect the quality of the environment
  • Maintain basic safety, health and environmental issues
  • Practice environmental awareness

    f) Social Housing: To be generated.
    g) Real Estate: To be identified.
  • If the learner feels that he/she does not have enough communication and numeracy skills and require upgrading of such identified skills, he/she may consider learning the following Communication and Mathematical Literacy Unit Standards.
  • Use basic speaking and listening skills
  • Write simple defined texts
  • Engage in a range of speaking and listening interactions for a variety of purposes.
  • Identify and respond to selected literacy texts.
  • Read and respond to a range of text types.
  • Write for a variety of different purposes.
  • Describe, represent and interpret mathematical models in different contexts.
  • Work with measurement in a variety of contexts.
  • Work with patterns in various contexts.
  • Working with numbers in various contexts.
  • Working with numbers in various contexts.
  • Social Housing Unit Standards that form an integral part of housing are still being generated and will be incorporated onto the qualification as soon as finalised. 

  • EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    The outcomes are specified in terms of a combination of specific and critical cross-field outcomes that are defined in the different unit standards. These outcomes are integrated into the assessment criteria of each individual unit standards.

    At the end of the qualification, the learner should be able to:

    1.
  • Recall, collect and organise information on the various roles and responsibilities of housing consumers and all relevant role-players.
  • Identify and compare the different tenure options and the implications of each.
  • Describe, interpret and apply housing finance knowledge to make an informed decision on the choice of housing finance.
  • Identify, describe and interpret commonly used housing contractual documentation.
  • Specify and explain the key technical features and requirements regarding the construction of a permanent residential structure.
  • Describe and demonstrate knowledge of the various housing delivery options and explain the practical implications of each in the context of housing finance, rights and responsibilities and other relevant housing factors impacting on the individual housing consumer.
  • Communicate with individuals, members of the community, government structures, housing institutions, state enterprises by demonstrating the ability to summarise information on housing and express opinion on the given information in a form of speech and/or writing.
  • Plan, manage and apply basic numeracy skills and use mathematics to work with numbers, number patterns, measurements, ration and relationships, space, shape and mapping, budgeting and calculations; and to understand the role of maths in the social, cultural, political and economic areas.
  • Plan and manage personal finances in relation to expenses, liabilities and responsibilities by a homeowner.
  • Use language, literacy and communication to show critical awareness of language usage; engage with values of texts, identify, access, use and present information; use appropriate communication skills, conventions and structures for specific purposes and situations; explore and use a variety of strategies to learn, engage with meaning, organisation and structure in texts.
  • Use learning and research methods that will help learners analyse and organise information, utilise efficient time management and study skills; and undertake effective personal planning and self-management.
  • Recall and explain the information acquired on housing concepts, processes, procedures.

    Exit level outcomes (electives)

    Life Skills:
    2.
  • Recall and relate an individual`s right to access adequate housing is explained; and state the individual`s responsibility for the payment of rates and services.
  • Specify and describe factors contributing to an environment in which homes are safe and secure.
  • Use acquired knowledge and skills to play an important role in organising and deciding on meaningful actions to participate on housing development within the community.
  • Describe the impact of HIV/AIDS in the housing environment.
  • Recall and relate the effects of HIV/AIDS within the housing sector.

    Community House Building:
    3.
  • Recall, identify and explain construction drawing, housing plans as well as describe specifications.
  • Recall, identify and describe the proper technology to construct sanitation facilities.
  • Identify and describe process of preparing land and building a foundations and casting of slaps for house building purposes.
  • Recall instructions on how to deal with common emergencies on building site until a doctor takes charge of the patient.
  • Identify, list and specify building materials, tools and equipment for building a house.

    Business, Commerce and Management:
    4.
  • Define the principles of demand and supply in the context of housing as well as list the factors of production for housing.
  • Recall and explain the degree to which housing may be used as a locus for economic activity and investment.

    Finances:
    5.
  • Recall and explain ways in which personal finances can be managed and improved through effective and efficient budgeting.
  • Plan personal budget and make decisions with respect to saving money for housing purposes.
  • Recall, identity, name and describe the various financial institutions (private or government) that provides housing finance and applicable interest rates in terms of a loan.

    Environmental Sciences:
    6.
  • Explain the importance of environmental scanning for housing development purposes.
  • Identify, describe and distinguish safe, harmful, satisfactory and unsatisfactory living conditions in human settlements.
  • State and explain environmental issues and their effects. 

  • ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    Assessors are required to check that the learner demonstrates an ability to consider a range of available options and make appropriate decisions related to housing.

    1.
  • The roles and responsibilities of the various role-players in housing, especially housing consumers and service providers, are described, explained and demonstrated.
  • The different tenure options are described and explained.
  • The implications of the different tenure options are identified and compared.
  • The different housing financial institutions are identified and the costs and benefits are illustrated and examined.
  • The various business transactions in a form of agreements are identified and explained.
  • Construction drawings, house plans and specifications are specified and explained.
  • The various housing programmes and housing schemes are identified, described and explained.
  • Housing related problems are identified, solved and/or reported using creative and critical thinking.
  • Choices about meeting housing needs and demands are made using numerical and budgeting skills.
  • Priorities are set and budgeted for using knowledge of the housing finance, and judgements are made about housing decisions taken.
  • Accessed housing information is described, explained and applied in the housing context.
  • Relevant learning materials are located, collected and analysed; time is planned and efficiently utilised for learning purposes.
  • Relevant knowledge and skills related to housing development is transferred to real life situations.

    Life Skills:
    2.
  • The Constitutional rights related to access to adequate housing are explained and the payment of rates and services is applied and implications are drawn and highlighted.
  • An environment that will create safe and secure homes is identified and described.
  • Ingenuity to solve housing related problems within local communities is displayed by learners.
  • The problems related to HIV/AIDS facing homeowners are identified and explained.
  • Apply learning skills on HIV/AIDS related matters affecting housing.

    Community House Building:
    3.
  • Housing plans, construction drawings of the finished housing product and associated specifications are described.
  • Proper technology to construct sanitation facilities is identified and described, and the use therefore is demonstrated.
  • Building skills are used to build own house.
  • Land preparation processes are identified and adhered to in terms of regulations.
  • First Aid skills are applied in case of emergencies on building site.
  • Building materials are identified, chosen and purchased on the basis of quality, economical-and-cost effectiveness.

    Business, Commerce and Management
    4.
  • Learners show understanding of the concepts of demand and supply; knowledge of the factors of production in a housing context is demonstrated.
  • Recognition of housing as not only a shelter but also an economic empowerment instrument is displayed and other related uses are identified and explained.

    Finances:
    5.
  • Budgeting skills are displayed using family/household income to obtain an affordable house.
  • Personal budget is developed and priorities are set.
  • Financial institutions that provide housing finance that best suit family needs are chosen and compared.

    Environmental Sciences:
    6.
  • Knowledge of the importance to integrate housing development with environmental conservation is demonstrated.
  • Using collected information, learners can show or illustrate The difference between safe, harmful, satisfactory and unsatisfactory living conditions is illustrated using available and collected information.
  • Basicunderstanding of the environment and surroundings is demonstrated.

    Integrated assessment

    The applied competence (practical, foundational and reflective competencies) of this qualification will be achieved if the learner is able to achieve all the required exit level outcomes of the qualification. Assessors must be able to assess the learner`s knowledge, skills, processes and the end-result of learning thereof. Two types of assessment will be used to determine adherence to the set criteria in the unit standards and performance during the learning process. Both formative and summative types of assessment will be used on an ongoing basis throughout the learning process.

    Formative assessment

    The assessment criteria for formative assessment are described in the various unit standards. This will take place during the process of learning. In essence, the assessement must be fair, transparent and consistent, and should under no circumstances hinder or advantage the learner. A range of integrated assessment methods and tools should be used to give the assessor reliable and valid proof of competence and evidence of required attitudes. These will include, inter alia;
  • Role-play simulations
  • Structured group discussions
  • Knowledge tests, exams, case studies
  • Projects.
  • Working in teams.
  • Scenario sketching.
  • Verbal report backs (presentations.)

    Summative assessment.

    Summative assessment is carried out at the end of learning period to confirm that the learner has demonstrated competency against a particular unit standard(s). A detailed portfolio of evidence will be provided for this purpose. It will also be carried out as a diagnostic assessment tool to identify the learner`s skills gaps. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    This qualification may be regarded as unique to the South African context. Possible links have been sought with outside countries such as the United Kingdom through the Chartered Institute of Housing as our principal link as well as other learning institutions in the USA and other countries in and outside Africa, and there was no evident information regarding such a qualification or unit standards in which this qualification could be benchmarked against. Basically, the bulk of this qualification is made up of fundamental components relating to housing consumer education. 

    ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    This qualification provides the learner with the flexibility to pursue different careers in the housing sector and articulation within specialised fields of housing. This qualification is therefore a useful building block or the basis for progression to other NQF Levels thus affording the learner an opportunity to articulate vertically and horizontally, for example, the FET band at NQF Level 2. A range of electives within this qualification will provide the learner further learning within certain areas of specialisation such as real estate, social housing, building construction, community house building, civil engineering construction, environmental sciences, and finance and management. 

    MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Anyone assessing the learner against this qualification will be performing the following functions to ensure consistency of assessment:
  • Monitoring and evaluating the standards of all summative assessments in terms of the relevant ETQA policy.
  • To review both substantive and process related matters in the case of an appeal against an assessment decision.
  • Maintain standards by exercising appropriate influence and control over assessors to ensure good standards of practice.
  • Exercise a moderation function in case of a dispute between assessors, or between a learner and an assessor.
  • Submit reports to the relevant ETQA. 

  • CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    Assessors need to demonstrate the following:
  • Knowledge of the NQF and the role of SAQA and ETQA policy.
  • Knowledge of the housing environment in general.
  • Good interpersonal and assessment skills and practices.
  • Knowledge of career structures within the housing sector.
  • The ability to write reports and provide objective recommendations to the Accreditation body. 

  • NOTES 
    This qualification has been replaced by qualification 65969, which is "General Education and Training Certificate: Housing", Level 1, 120 credits. 

    UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  114231  Demonstrate understanding of housing development processes and procedures and apply knowledge to make an informed housing choice to access appropriate housing  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Core  114234  Describe and select appropriate tenure options  Level 1  NQF Level 01  10 
    Core  114232  Describe housing finance options and demonstrate an understanding of procedures to access housing finance and show how they affect own budget  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Core  114235  Describe the legal issues relating to the housing contracts and documentation  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Core  114233  Identify and demonstrate an understanding of housing delivery options  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Core  114290  Identify and manage rights and responsibilities of housing consumers and other role-players  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Core  114236  Manage technical issues in relation to housing  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Fundamental  12445  Engage in speaking and listening interactions  Below Level 1  Level TBA:Pre-2009 BelowL1 
    Fundamental  12446  Use basic reading skills to respond to defined texts  Below Level 1  Level TBA:Pre-2009 BelowL1 
    Fundamental  12460  Write defined texts  Below Level 1  Level TBA:Pre-2009 BelowL1 
    Fundamental  7464  Analyse cultural products and processes as representations of shape, space and time  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Fundamental  7451  Collect, analyse, use and communicate numerical data  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Fundamental  7449  Critically analyse how mathematics is used in social, political and economic relations  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Fundamental  14084  Demonstrate an understanding of and use the numbering system  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Fundamental  7463  Describe and represent objects and the environment in terms of shape, space, time and motion  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Fundamental  12471  Explore and use a variety of strategies to learn (revised)  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Fundamental  113966  Identify security, safety and environmental risks in the local environment  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Fundamental  7461  Use maps to access and communicate information concerning routes, location and direction  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Fundamental  7447  Working with numbers in various contexts  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Elective  13998  Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of supply and demand, and the concept: production  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Elective  14661  Demonstrate knowledge of self in order to understand one`s identity and role within the immediate community and South African society  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Elective  10007  Identify, analyse and select business opportunities  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Elective  14792  Maintain basic safety, health and environmental issues  Level 1  NQF Level 01  10 
    Elective  12509  Manage personal finances  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Elective  15092  Plan and manage personal finances  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Elective  12512  Practice environmental awareness  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Elective  14014  Read and interpret construction drawings and specifications  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Elective  14888  Construct on-site sanitation facilities  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  114219  Demonstrate an understanding and implement environmental initiatives on a construction activity  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  8494  Demonstrate an understanding of HIV/AIDS and its implications  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  11816  Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the rights and responsibilities of the individual under the South African Constitution  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  10716  Examine the costs and benefits of using banking institutions for the managing of personal finances  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  9965  Render basic first aid  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  14895  Set out, excavate, cast concrete strip foundations, build foundation walling and cast concrete slabs  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  13915  Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of HIV/AIDS in a workplace, and its effects on a business sub-sector, own organisation and a specific workplace  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  9968  Procure materials, tools and equipment  Level 3  NQF Level 03 


    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
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