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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Develop and implement a strategic plan for a local economic development programme with specific reference to identified economic variables and priorities 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
110496  Develop and implement a strategic plan for a local economic development programme with specific reference to identified economic variables and priorities 
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 opportunity for the learner to apply their knowledge of local economic development requirements and planning processes, as well as their facilitation and management skills.

People credited with this Unit Standard are able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of strategic planning, local economic variables and local economic development priorities.
  • Consult with key stakeholder representatives and role players.
  • Develop a strategic plan for a local economic development programme.
  • Implement the local economic development programme strategic plan 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 
  • Local economic development programmes composed of projects and situated in the context of an IDP.
  • Economic variables including various resources and population demographics; available infrastructure.
  • Prioritised and justified local economic development objectives. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of strategic planning and local economic variables. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Demonstrate an understanding of strategic planning, local economic variables and local economic development priorities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The process of strategic planning is defined and described in the local economic development environment as well as own work context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Economic variables are described that apply to the local economic development environment generally and own work context specifically. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Development priorities, in the form of local economic development objectives are listed and explained in own work context. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Consult with key stakeholder representatives and role players. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Stakeholder groups for a specified programme are identified and filtered through a stakeholder analysis. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Role players are identified for a specified local economic development programme. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Relevant meetings and workshops are organised and facilitated with stakeholders and role players. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Information from the meetings and workshops with the stakeholders and role players is assembled, collated and analysed in terms of its impact and significance for the planning of a specified local economic development programme. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Develop a strategic plan for a local economic development programme. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. A strategic plan is drafted for a specified local economic development programme based on stakeholder and role player input, contextual parameters and the strategic planning framework. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The local economic development programme strategic plan is distributed for stakeholders and role players comments, and such feedback is integrated as appropriate. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Acceptance of the programme and its strategic plan is gained from the authorising role players. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Implement the local economic development programme strategic plan and monitor its effectiveness. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The strategic plan is implemented by the local economic development role players. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The effectiveness of the strategic plan is continuously monitored in terms of the successful achievement of the programme goals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Recommended changes are recorded, evaluated and where appropriate, introduced into the up-dated strategic plan for implementation by programme role players. 


    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 
  • Strategic planning processes and formats in terms of public administration and management requirements.
  • Environmental scanning.
  • Own local economic development environment defining variables.
  • Own local economic development unit constraints and resources.
  • Consultation techniques.
  • Change management 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.
  • Continuously monitoring the effectiveness of the strategic plan in terms of the successful achievement of the programme goals according to assessment criterion "The effectiveness of the strategic plan is continuously monitored in terms of the successful achievement of the programme goals." 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organization and community by, e.g.
  • Consulting with key stakeholder representatives and role players according to the assessment criteria for specific outcome "Consult with key stakeholder representatives and role players."
  • Distributing local economic development programme strategic plan for stakeholders and role players comments, and such feedback is integrated as appropriate according to assessment criterion "The local economic development programme strategic plan is distributed for stakeholders and role players comments, and such feedback is integrated as appropriate." 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organize and critically evaluate information by, e.g.
  • Consulting with key stakeholder representatives and role players according to the assessment criteria for specific outcome "Consult with key stakeholder representatives and role players." 

  • 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 key stakeholder representatives and role players according to the assessment criteria for specific outcome "Consult with key stakeholder representatives and role players."
  • Distributing local economic development programme strategic plan for stakeholders and role players comments, and such feedback is integrated as appropriate according to assessment criterion "The local economic development programme strategic plan is distributed for stakeholders and role players comments, and such feedback is integrated as appropriate." 

  • 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.
  • Demonstrating an understanding of strategic planning, local economic variables and local economic development priorities according to the assessment criteria for specific outcome "Demonstrate an understanding of strategic planning, local economic variables and local economic development priorities." 

  • 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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    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.