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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Manage the operations of a local economic development unit 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
110486  Manage the operations of a local economic development unit 
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 employed as the manager of a local economic development unit.

It provides the learner the opportunity to manage a local economic development unit.

People credited with this Unit Standard are able to:
  • Plan and organise the available resources to achieve identified and agreed local economic development unit key result areas
  • Monitor and review the progress towards achieving the financial and operational targets in the local economic development unit key result areas
  • Provide leadership by coaching for best practice, counselling to optimise motivation and modelling innovation as appropriate 

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

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Resources include staff; office equipment and supplies; funding
  • Control processes include meetings; reports; financial management statements
  • Leadership functions include planning; organising; delegating; controlling; coaching
  • SMART goals are specific and clear; measurable; achievable; results oriented; time bound
  • Ethics and codes of conduct are those covered by: Code of Ethics for Public Officials contained in the Public Service Act 104 of 1995 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan and organise the available resources to achieve local economic development. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Plan and organise the available resources to achieve identified and agreed local economic development unit key result areas. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The local economic development unit staff are organised via a departmental structure and job descriptions that address the key result areas agreed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Offices, equipment and related resources are allocated among the staff to support the achievement of key result areas of the local economic development unit. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The operations plan for the unit clearly allocates projects and their related funding to staff charged with achieving the relevant results. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Monitor and review the progress towards achieving the financial and operational targets. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Monitor and review the progress towards achieving the financial and operational targets in the local economic development Unit key result areas. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The reports, meetings and performance standards are identified which allow monitoring of progress towards achieving financial and operational targets. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Regular review of progress toward achieving financial and operational targets is carried out with the relevant role players. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Inadequate progress is noted, a corrective plan prepared and responsibility for it`s implementation allocated to the appropriate role players. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Provide leadership by coaching for best practice, counselling to optimise motivation and modelling. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Provide leadership by coaching for best practice, counselling to optimise motivation and modelling innovation as appropriate. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. SMART goals are negotiated with subordinates who are given the necessary resources and authority to achieve them. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Subordinates` performance is reviewed regularly and they are coached to ensure they act in terms of best practice within the local economic development unit. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Subordinates are monitored by appropriate, individually focussed interactions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Leadership is effected by modelling key behaviours in terms of best practice and relevant codes of conduct. 


    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 
  • Operational planning processes
  • Control processes (interactive and report driven)
  • General and human resources management
  • Principles of leadership
  • Performance management 

  • 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.

    Noting inadequate progress, preparing a corrective plan and allocating responsibility for it`s execution to the appropriate role players according to assessment criterion 2.3:
  • Inadequate progress is noted, a corrective plan prepared and responsibility for it`s implementation allocated to the appropriate role players 

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

    Managing the operations of an local economic development Unit according to the assessment criteria for specific outcome 1, 2 and 3:
  • Plan and organise the available resources to achieve identified and agreed local economic development unit key result areas
  • Monitor and review the progress towards achieving the financial and operational targets in the local economic development Unit key result areas
  • Provide leadership by coaching for best practice, counselling to optimise motivation and modelling innovation as appropriate 

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

    Managing the operations of an local economic development Unit according to the assessment criteria for specific outcome 1, 2 and 3:
  • Plan and organise the available resources to achieve identified and agreed local economic development unit key result areas
  • Monitor and review the progress towards achieving the financial and operational targets in the local economic development Unit key result areas
  • Provide leadership by coaching for best practice, counselling to optimise motivation and modelling innovation as appropriate 

  • 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.

    Providing leadership by coaching for best practice, counselling to optimise motivation and modelling innovation as appropriate according to the assessment criteria for specific outcome 3:
  • Provide leadership by coaching for best practice, counselling to optimise motivation and modelling innovation as appropriate 

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

    Providing leadership by coaching for best practice, counselling to optimise motivation and modelling innovation as appropriate according to the assessment criteria for specific outcome 3:
  • Provide leadership by coaching for best practice, counselling to optimise motivation and modelling innovation as appropriate 

  • 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 


    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.
     
    1. BW Khuzwayo Consulting CC 
    2. Change Strategies Consulting Services CC 
    3. CTC College(PTY) LTD. 
    4. Dean Institute Of Learning (Pty) Ltd 
    5. Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) 
    6. Edutraining Business College 
    7. Execuprime Business College (Pty) Ltd 
    8. Express Model 405 
    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 
    16. Letlhokoa Management Services CC 
    17. Lewerb Holdings (PTY) Ltd 
    18. Manpower Skills Academy 
    19. Masemase Consultancy CC. 
    20. MATEPE INVESTMENTS (PTY) LTD 
    21. Mgwezane Training and Events Management CC. 
    22. Mortarboard Training Solutions 
    23. NEDTEX73 
    24. Thubelihle Graduate Institute 
    25. Umqondo Consultancy 
    26. University of Venda 
    27. Vicmat Consultants 
    28. Ya Hina Management Consulting and projects 



    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.