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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Facilitate the inclusion of local economic development objectives in the integrated development planning (IDP) process of the municipality 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
110495  Facilitate the inclusion of local economic development objectives in the integrated development planning (IDP) process of the municipality 
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 a senior level in the local economic development environment where they influence strategic decision making.

It provides the learner an opportunity to apply his/her local economic development knowledge and use his/her facilitation skills to influence decision-making.

People credited with this Unit Standard are able to:
  • Collate and distribute to those involved in the planning process, the range of identified local economic development objectives in own work context.
  • Participate actively throughout the planning process to ensure that the local economic development objectives are appropriately integrated into the planning process.
  • Provide input to the mechanisms for implementing monitoring and evaluating the local economic development objectives in the IDP. 

  • 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 
  • Major criteria for provincial level assessment of the IDP include compliance with legal requirements; professional quality of the planning process and the usefulness of the IDP document as a tool; feedback on feasibility and viability of proposed projects; harmonisation of plans across district boundaries and alignment with sectoral/departmental planning in the context of provincial strategies and national priorities.
  • Challenges to successful implementation include technical complexity; lack of capacity in the municipal sector; tension between development objectives and political realities; the practicalities/logistics of implementation. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Collate and distribute the range of identified local economic development objectives. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Collate and distribute to those involved in the planning process, the range of identified local economic development objectives in own work context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Local economic development objectives are exhaustively and logically collated in own work context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Stakeholders in the IDP process are all correctly identified and approached in own work context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Local economic development objectives are distributed timeously to all stakeholders in the IDP process in own work context. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Participate actively throughout the planning process. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Participate actively throughout the planning process to ensure that the local economic development objectives are appropriately integrated into the planning process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. All IDP planning meetings are identified and prepared for in advance in own work context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Contributions are made to all IDP planning meetings pertinent to local economic development in own work context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Each planning meeting is evaluated in terms of local economic development integration achieved, follow-up and future meeting preparation activities adjusted accordingly. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Provide input to the mechanisms for implementing, monitoring and evaluating. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Provide input to the mechanisms for implementing, monitoring and evaluating the local economic development objectives in the IDP. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The projects and programmes designed to achieve the relevant local economic development objectives are identified and explained in terms of where they fit in to the IDP in own work context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Mechanisms for implementing, monitoring and evaluating each local economic development objective are identified in IDP terms. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Mechanisms for managing the achievement of each local economic development objective are tabled appropriately throughout the IDP generation process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. A quality assurance check is conducted on the final draft of the IDP including the local economic development objectives according to the criteria to be applied at provincial level. 


    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 
  • Strategic planning and management processes
  • Politics of stakeholder management
  • Communication skills of influence and persuasion
  • Database updating and management
  • Quality assurance 

  • 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.
  • Evaluating each planning meeting in terms of local economic development integration achieved, follow-up and future meeting preparation activities adjusted accordingly according to assessment criterion: `Each planning meeting is evaluated in terms of local economic development integration achieved, follow-up and future meeting preparation activities adjusted accordingly`. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organization and community by, e.g.
  • Facilitating the inclusion of local economic development objectives in the integrated development planning (IDP) process of the municipality according to the assessment criteria for all specific outcomes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organize and critically evaluate information by, e.g.
  • Collating and distributing to those involved in the planning process, the range of identified local economic development objectives in own work context according to the assessment criteria for specific outcome: `Collate and distribute to those involved in the planning process, the range of identified local economic development objectives in own work context`.
  • Providing input to the mechanisms for implementing monitoring and evaluating the local economic development objectives in the IDP according to the assessment criteria for specific outcome: `Provide input to the mechanisms for implementing monitoring and evaluating the local economic development objectives in the IDP`. 

  • 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.
  • Collating and distributing to those involved in the planning process, the range of identified local economic development objectives in own work context according to the assessment criteria for specific outcome: `Collate and distribute to those involved in the planning process, the range of identified local economic development objectives in own work context`. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognizing that problem solving contexts do not exist in isolation by e.g.
  • Providing input to the mechanisms for implementing monitoring and evaluating the local economic development objectives in the IDP according to the assessment criteria for specific outcome: `Provide input to the mechanisms for implementing monitoring and evaluating the local economic development objectives in the IDP`. 

  • 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  59529   Bachelor of Agriculture Honours: Extension  Level 7  NQF Level 08  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.