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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Facilitate the establishment of strategic partnerships to contribute to achieving the objectives of the strategic plan for a local economic development programme 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
110488  Facilitate the establishment of strategic partnerships to contribute to achieving the objectives of the strategic plan for a local economic development programme 
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  12 
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 with an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge of the local economic development stakeholders in their environment, the institutions best suited to structuring interaction with them and the facilitation skills necessary to bring this about.People credited with this Unit Standard are able to:
  • Identify the characteristics of and define strategic partnerships in the context of local economic development in South Africa.
  • Select and apply appropriate criteria for choosing strategic partners relevant to a specific local economic development programme.
  • Facilitate meetings with potential strategic partners to establish a basis for participating in a local economic development programme.
  • Formalise strategic partnerships by completing the appropriate documentation.
  • Monitor, review and evaluate the extent to which the strategic partnerships have contributed to achieving the agreed objectives. 

  • 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 
  • Parties to partnerships include national departments, provincial governments, SALGA/ LGWSETA, civil society, international partners, chamber of business, NBI, parastatals.
  • Resources parties may contribute include funding; equipment; land services; manhours.
  • Institutional structural arrangements may include service contracts; management contracts; leases; concessions. > Partnership models include public - public; public - private; public - private and community. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify the characteristics of and define strategic partnerships. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Identify the characteristics of and define strategic partnerships in the context of local economic development in South Africa. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The concept of a strategic partnership is defined in the local economic development environment as well as in own work context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The characteristics of local economic development strategic partnerships are listed and explained in the South African context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The models of local economic development strategic partnerships in the South African context are explained in terms of how each one is constituted and functions to achieve the objectives of the strategic plan for a local economic development programme. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Select and apply appropriate criteria for choosing strategic partners. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Select and apply appropriate criteria for choosing strategic partners relevant to a specific local economic development programme. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. A specific local economic development programme is discussed in terms of its resource needs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Possible programme partners are identified and described in terms of the resources they have available and how the programme and the stakeholders and role players could benefit from the strategic partnership. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Local economic development programme resource needs and potential resource suppliers/providers are matched and evaluated in terms of achieving the objectives of the specified local economic development programme. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Facilitate meetings with potential strategic partners. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Facilitate meetings with potential strategic partners to establish a basis for participating in a local economic development programme. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Meetings/ workshops are convened with potential strategic partners. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The meeting/ workshop is facilitated to confirm the capacity of the potential partner(s) to contribute to the programme. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The willingness of the potential partner(s) to contribute is established and terms of reference are drafted as a basis to negotiate and agree the specific nature and extent of the contribution. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Formalise strategic partnerships by completing the appropriate documentation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Formal structures (or institutional arrangements) are agreed in order to create the strategic partnerships for the local economic development programme. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The institutional arrangements are documented as contracts between the parties and signed off by their representatives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The contracts are appropriately formatted to identify the partners, their specific contributions and the process for implementing their agreements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Monitor, review and evaluate the extent to which the strategic partnerships have contributed. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Monitor, review and evaluate the extent to which the strategic partnerships have contributed to achieving the agreed objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The necessary reports and meetings are identified which facilitate the monitoring of the activities of the local economic development strategic partnerships. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Delivery against plan by selected strategic partnerships is evaluated with reference to the objectives of the relevant local economic development programme. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The contribution of the strategic partnerships to the relevant local economic development programme objectives is evaluated at specific, agreed points in time with reference to the plan. 


    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 
  • Application of stakeholder analysis to selecting strategic partners and partnerships.
  • Models of strategic partnering.
  • The concept of terms of reference and its applicability to local economic development in general and own work context in particular.
  • Municipal quality requirements (including a standardised format) of meeting and partnership documentation. 

  • 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.

    Identifying and describing possible programme partners in terms of the resources they have available and how the programme and the stakeholders and role players could benefit from the strategic partnership according to the following assessment criterion:
  • Possible programme partners are identified and described in terms of the resources they have available and how the programme and the stakeholders and role players could benefit from the strategic partnership.

    Discussing delivery against plan by selected strategic partnerships with reference to the objectives of the relevant local economic development programme according to the following assessment criterion:
  • Delivery against plan by selected strategic partnerships is evaluated with reference to the objectives of the relevant local economic development programme. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organization and community by, e.g.
    Facilitating the establishment of strategic partnerships to contribute to achieving the objectives of the strategic plan for a local economic development programme according to the assessment criteria for all specific outcome. 

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

    Identifying the characteristics of and define strategic partnerships in the context of local economic development in South Africa according to the assessment criteria for the fllowing specific outcome:
  • Identify the characteristics of and define strategic partnerships in the context of local economic development in South Africa

    Selecting and applying appropriate criteria for choosing strategic partners relevant to a specific local economic development programme according to the assessment criteria for the following specific outcome:
  • Select and apply appropriate criteria for choosing strategic partners relevant to a specific local economic development programme. 

  • 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.

    Facilitating meetings with potential strategic partners to establish a basis for participating in a local economic development programme according to the assessment criteria for the following specific outcome:
  • Facilitate meetings with potential strategic partners to establish a basis for participating in a local economic development programme. 

  • 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 
    Elective  49598   National Diploma: Paralegal Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS 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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