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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Initiate and maintain networking opportunities with other municipalities, districts and metros 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
110474  Initiate and maintain networking opportunities with other municipalities, districts and metros 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Economics 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Finance, Economics and Accounting 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

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 unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard is intended for people who are, or who seek to be active in the local government and local economic development environment.

It introduces the learner to the concept of networking and draws on their knowledge of local economic development stakeholder research and data management to operationalise it.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Prepare a plan to initiate and maintain networking opportunities
  • Action the networking plan
  • Monitor, review, evaluate and manage the implementation of the networking plan 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 4
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4
  • Computer Literacy at NQF Level 4 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Network: a systematic, formal or informal grouping of like-minded professionals and/or people doing similar jobs and/or providers and suppliers of relevant goods and services 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare a plan to initiate and maintain networking opportunities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Networking is defined in terms of its purpose and potential outcomes in the local economic development environment generally and own work context specifically. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The appropriate structures and people to network with are identified in terms of their potential contributions to the LED Unit and the value to be added by engaging in the networking activity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The appropriate structures and people best suited to undertake the networking are identified in terms of their relationships with and interest in the LED Unit. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Networking opportunities are identified with specific reference to the LED Unit activity calendar and networking key result areas are incorporated into the performance management process of the LED Unit. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. A networking plan and budget are drafted to achieve the agreed objectives of networking with other municipalities, districts and metros. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Action the networking plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The networking plan is negotiated and agreed with the key roleplayers in the LED Unit and signed off as appropriate. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Networking opportunities are initiated and followed up in accordance with the plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Data is gathered, analysed and reported in accordance with the milestones included in the networking plan and the requirements of the performance management process of the LED Unit. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Monitor, review, evaluate and manage the implementation of the networking plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Networking activities and the information gathered through them are monitored against the agreed objectives of the plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Variations from the plan are identified and corrective action is taken in consultation with the role-players involved. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Opportunities for enhanced productivity and new ideas are acted upon as the information is made available through the networking processes and value added as a result is calculated and presented in the form of a report. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    1. Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
    2. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard or will assess this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQ, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
    3. Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
    4. Anyone wishing to be assessed against this Unit Standard may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Group dynamics
  • Networking politics, procedures and practices
  • Performance management
  • Application of value management systems and techniques 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made by, e.g.

    Monitoring, reviewing, evaluating and managing the implementation of the networking plan according to the assessment criteria for specific outcome 3:
  • Monitor, review, evaluate and manage the implementation of the networking plan 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organization and community by, e.g.

    Initiating and maintaining networking opportunities with other municipalities, districts and metros according to the assessment criteria for specific outcome 1, 2 and 3:
  • Prepare a plan to initiate and maintain networking opportunities
  • Action the networking plan
  • Monitor, review, evaluate and manage the implementation of the networking plan 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organize and critically evaluate information by, e.g.

    Gathering, analysing and reporting data in accordance with the milestones included in the networking plan and the performance management process of the local economic development unit according to assessment criterion 2.3:
  • Data is gathered, analysed and reported in accordance with the milestones included in the networking plan and the requirements of the performance management process of the LED Unit 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/ or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation by, e.g.

    Initiating and maintaining networking opportunities with other municipalities, districts and metros according to the assessment criteria for specific outcome 1, 2 and 3:
  • Prepare a plan to initiate and maintain networking opportunities
  • Action the networking plan
  • Monitor, review, evaluate and manage the implementation of the networking plan 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Be culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts by, e.g.

    Initiating and maintaining networking opportunities with other municipalities, districts and metros according to the assessment criteria for specific outcome 1, 2 and 3:
  • Prepare a plan to initiate and maintain networking opportunities
  • Action the networking plan
  • Monitor, review, evaluate and manage the implementation of the networking plan 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  36437   National Certificate: Local Economic Development  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Elective  23094   Further Education and Training Certificate: Development Practice  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-09-09  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  23095   Higher Education and Training Certificate: Development Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
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    4. Dean Institute Of Learning (Pty) Ltd 
    5. Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) 
    6. Edutraining Business College 
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    9. Gauteng Association Of Local Authorities 
    10. Jobafrik Consulting 
    11. K Shabangu FET College 
    12. KAREUBO MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS 
    13. Kgolo Institute 
    14. KHOSITHI TRAINING 
    15. Kia Chuma 
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    19. Masemase Consultancy CC. 
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    21. Mgwezane Training and Events Management CC. 
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    23. NEDTEX73 
    24. Thubelihle Graduate Institute 
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    26. Umqondo Consultancy 
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    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.