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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Design and implement a set of engagement and participation processes, systems and events in support of the integrated development planning process in a municipality 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120499  Design and implement a set of engagement and participation processes, systems and events in support of the integrated development planning process in a municipality 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Public Administration and Management 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Public Administration 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
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 standard will be useful to learners working within a National or Local Government sector. This standard will enable the learner to apply strategic level development and governance competences to ensure integrated and sustainable processes, outcomes, structures, strategies, planning, implementation management, monitoring and evaluation at a municipal level. This standard will also add value to public officials who are seeking to develop a career pathway towards an accomplished integrated development planner or public sector management and administration specialist.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Identifying and engaging the participation of all relevant stakeholders to ensure and win support for appropriate public participation in the IDP process.
  • Identifying all the relevant mechanisms required to ensure maximum participation in IDP process.
  • Establishing the relevant institutional and governance arrangements and structures to develop, monitor and review the IDP.
  • Capacitating the various role players to understand, effectively take part in, and implement the IDP process and strategic priorities of the municipality. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners should be competent in Communication at NQF level 4 and Computer Literacy level 3. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Public participation is aimed at ward committees and ward level participation, as well as regional or/municipal wide participation.
  • Public participation should include representatives of relevant stakeholder and interest groups such as NGOs, CBOs, rate payers associations, women's groups, church groups, labour, business sector etc.
  • Participation and communication processes and actions are focussed on reaching mutual understanding, generating new knowledge, as well as achieve consensus and commitment amongst the stakeholders and role players. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and engage the participation of all relevant stakeholders to ensure and win support for appropriate public participation in the IDP process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A methodology for stakeholder identification and analysis is explained with reference to municipal specific contexts and relevant stakeholders and the importance of participation within municipal development are identified in own context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The relevant processes, committees and forums are identified which ensure that senior management guide, and municipal officials are closely involved in municipal management and development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Stakeholders are advised regarding the IDP process with specific reference to how it impacts on their respective contexts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Any hindrances to the effective engagement and participation of stakeholders are identified and solutions proposed to overcome these obstacles. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify all the relevant mechanisms required to ensure maximum participation in IDP process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A communication plan is designed to ensure that the municipality, the IDP Representative Forum and IDP Unit/Municipal Mangers' Office communicate effectively and engage with a range of interested and effected parties. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The relevant processes, committees and forums are designed to ensure that political champions guide and are closely involved in municipal management and development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Review mechanisms to regularly measure the effectiveness of communication plan are designed and implemented in line with overall IDP plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Problem areas in communication plan are recorded and reported for the purposes of continually enhancing the communication plan. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Establish the relevant institutional and governance arrangements and structures to develop, monitor and review the IDP. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Relevant structures, such as the IDP Representative Forum, IDP Steering Committee are set in place. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Capacity, systems and processes to enable management of and secretarial services, administrative and logistical support to, respective forums and task teams are developed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Systems and processes are designed to enable communication between the respective role players in the IDP process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Terms of Reference and a code of conduct are drawn up for the respective IDP related structures and forums. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Capacitate the various role players to understand, effectively take part in, and implement the IDP process and strategic priorities of the municipality. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Roles and responsibilities of the various role players in the IDP process are outlined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A communication program is set up to raise awareness on and promote engagement with the IDP approach and process as contextualised in the specific municipality. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A capacity building programme is set up to enable the various role players to understand and internalise the IDP principles and approach, and to effectively contribute towards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Ward and community based planning processes and structures are developed within the context the integrated development planning process in a municipality. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or 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 assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The learner must demonstrate an understanding of:
  • Government spheres and structures.
  • Methods and techniques for conducting stakeholder identification and analysis.
  • Understanding of the role of, approaches, methodologies and techniques for structured public participation.
  • Understanding the organisational challenges and support requirements of forums, committees and other structures at a municipal level.
  • Ability to facilitate communication in small groups, chair meetings, and understand the challenges of facilitation and negotiating.
  • Understanding the relevance and contribution of information management systems and technology platforms. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems using critical and creative thinking processes to generate a methodology for stakeholder identification and analysis. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community to effectively ensure the commitment of stakeholders for IDP process. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in order to effectively, timeously and proactively manage the stakeholder communications plan. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information in order to analyse stakeholder groups. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion to engage stakeholder participation and implement communication plan with stakeholders. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility to the environment and health of others in implementing communication plan. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of interrelated systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts relating to engaging the stakeholders pertinent to the success of the IDP process do not exist in isolation and that varying structures, agendas and priorities will impact on the efficacy thereof. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Participate as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities by ensuring that the communication plan for engaging the participation of stakeholders is implemented in a professional manner. 

    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. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  50205   National Certificate: Municipal Integrated Development Planning  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Fundamental  58601   National Certificate: Land Transport Planning  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  LG SETA 
    Elective  58600   National Certificate: Land Transport Planning  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  LG SETA 
    Elective  67467   National Certificate: Municipal Governance  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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