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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Gather and manage information on a range of national strategies and international trends, on an on-going basis to make strategic local economic development decisions 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
110491  Gather and manage information on a range of national strategies and international trends, on an on-going basis to make strategic local economic development decisions 
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 at senior management level in the local economic development context where they influence strategic decision making.

It provides the learner an opportunity to ensure optimum access to strategic information by applying his/her knowledge of data sources and data management techniques.

People credited with this Unit Standard are able to:
  • Analyse information needs and develop a plan for sourcing and managing information.
  • Gather, record and store information required.
  • Analyse the information and provide advice into the strategic planning process. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in communication and Computer Literacy at NQF level 4. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • National strategies for socio-economic development e.g. green paper on Public Sector procurement.
  • International economic development trends e.g. globalisation.
  • Information sources include publications by research institutions and development agencies; government printer; libraries; internet sites (including on-line searching).
  • Storage options include own hard copies and electronic copies and other libraries.
  • Strategic level interventions include IDP; programmes and projects; municipality`sstrategy and budget. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Analyse information needs and develop a plan for sourcing and managing information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Information needs are researched in terms of local economic development strategic planning processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Research results are analysed to determine information needs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Feasibility study is conducted to justify the implementation of information gathering and management systems and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. An information management plan is developed in accordance with local economic development environment constraints. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Gather, record and store information required. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Information is gathered within agreed parameters. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Information gathered is accurate, sufficient and relevant to the strategic planning process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Information gathered is recorded and stored according to management plan systems and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Information is accessible in the required format to users. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Possible improvements to information gathering and management systems and procedures are identified, evaluated and implemented as appropriate to the strategic planning context. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Analyse the information and provide advice into the strategic planning process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The information is studied using a range of analytical techniques and a number of view points. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. A systematic process is used to determine the relationships between the national strategies and international trends. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The analysis is verified and all assumptions are recorded in terms of the local economic development and own work context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Advice is generated to put into the local strategic planning process in own work context. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 
  • Local economic development issues within own work context.
  • Information gathering processes.
  • Information analysis techniques and processes.
  • Information management processes.
  • Strategic planning processes. 

  • 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, evaluating and implementing possible improvements to information gathering and management systems and procedures as appropriate to the strategic planning context according to assessment criterion "Possible improvements to information gathering and management systems and procedures are identified, evaluated and implemented as appropriate to the strategic planning context." 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organization and community by, e.g.
  • Gather, record and store information required according to the assessment criteria for specific outcome "Gather, record and store information required." 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organize and critically evaluate information by, e.g.
  • Gathering and managing information on a range of national strategies and international trends, on an ongoing basis to make strategic local economic development decisions according to the assessment criteria for specific outcomes "Analyse information needs and develop a plan for sourcing and managing information." and "Gather, record and store information required." and "Analyse the information and provide advice into the strategic planning process." 

  • 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.
  • Generating advice to put into the local strategic planning process in own work context according to assessment criterion "Advice is generated to put into the local strategic planning process in own work context." 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environments and health of others by, eg.
  • Recording and storing Information gathered according to management plan systems and procedures according to assessment criterion "Information gathered is recorded and stored according to management plan systems and procedures." 

  • 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 


    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.