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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Develop and implement a local economic development policy for the local economic development unit 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
110492  Develop and implement a local economic development policy for the 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 a manager of a local economic development unit.

It provides the learner the opportunity to utilise the knowledge of local economic development and general management to develop and implement policy.

People credited with this Unit Standard are able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the policy-making context and process;
  • Consult with stakeholder representatives;
  • Develop a local economic development policy for the local economic development Unit;
  • Implement the local economic development policy in the local economic development Unit and monitor its effectiveness. 

  • 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 
  • LED Unit includes any type of formalised focus on local economic development in local government with one or more persons responsible for the function on a full or part-time basis (at least two LED Units of different sizes and challenges must be used).
  • Legislation and regulations for local economic development.
  • Public administration and management principles.
  • Local economic development policy (and policy planning processes) from national to project level.
  • All local economic development stakeholders filtered through a stakeholder analysis. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the policy-making context and process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The nature and purpose of the policy are defined in the local economic development environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The role of the local economic development Unit is explained in the municipal, provincial and national framework. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Defining parameters are described for the local economic development Unit. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Consult with stakeholder representatives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Stakeholder groups and their representatives are identified for the local economic development Unit. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Suitable meetings are planned and held with local economic development Unit stakeholder representatives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Information from the stakeholder meetings is assembled, collated and analysed with regard to local economic development policy making. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Develop a local economic development policy for the local economic development Unit. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Local economic development policy is drafted based on stakeholder input, Unit parameters and regulatory framework. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Local economic development policy statement is distributed for stakeholder and role player comment and such feedback are integrated, as appropriate. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Acceptance of the local economic development unit policy is gained from the authorising role player(s). 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Implement the local economic development policy. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Implement the local economic development policy in the local economic development Unit and monitor its effectiveness. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The local economic development policy is applied on the basis of a strategic implementation plan compiled and implemented by the local economic development Unit members. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The effectiveness of the local economic development policy is continuously monitored and reviewed in terms of the agreed success factors (i.e. quality criteria). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Recommended changes and possible improvements are recorded, considered and where appropriate, implemented through the up-dated strategic implementation 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 
  • The role of LED Units in implementing local economic development
  • Planning processes
  • Consultation techniques
  • Change management processes
  • Own LED Unit - structure, role, work flow processes etc. and constraints including human resources; finance; offices and equipment
  • Practical application of success factor analysis 

  • 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.
  • Continuously monitoring and reviewing the effectiveness of the local economic development policy in terms of the agreed success factors (i.e. quality criteria) according to assessment criterion: `The effectiveness of the local economic development policy is continuously monitored and reviewed in terms of the agreed success factors (i.e. quality criteria)`.
  • Recording, considering and where appropriate, implementing recommended changes and possible improvements via the local economic development unit and its implementation plan according to assessment criterion: `Recommended changes and possible improvements are recorded, considered and where appropriate, implemented through the up-dated strategic implementation plan`. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organization and community by, e.g.
  • Consulting with stakeholder representatives according to the assessment criteria for specific outcome: `Consult with stakeholder representatives`. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organize and critically evaluate information by, e.g.
  • Consulting with stakeholder representatives according to the assessment criteria for specific outcome: `Consult with stakeholder representatives`.
  • Recording, considering and where appropriate, implementing recommended changes and possible improvements via the local economic development Unit and its implementation plan according to assessment criterion: `Recommended changes and possible improvements are recorded, considered and where appropriate, implemented through the up-dated strategic implementation plan`. 

  • 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.
  • Consulting with stakeholder representatives according to the assessment criteria for specific outcome: `Consult with stakeholder representatives`.
  • Distributing local economic development policy statement for stakeholder and role player comment and such feedback is integrated, as appropriate according to assessment criterion: `Local economic development policy statement is distributed for stakeholder and role player comment and such feedback are integrated, as appropriate`. 

  • 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  58246   Bachelor of Human Settlements Development  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2018-06-30   


    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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    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.