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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Determine the impact and policy implications of the concepts of 'integrated sustainable development' and 'sustainable human settlements' for a municipal area 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120504  Determine the impact and policy implications of the concepts of 'integrated sustainable development' and 'sustainable human settlements' for a municipal area 
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 those 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 value to public officials who are seeking to develop a career pathway towards becoming an accomplished integrated development planner or public sector management and administration specialist.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Demonstrating an understanding of the key developmental challenges in a municipality.
  • Identifying and demonstrating an understanding of the interrelationships between the key developmental challenges in a municipality.
  • Demonstrating an understanding of the nature, importance, opportunities and challenges for sustainable development.
  • Demonstrating an understanding of the value, nature, importance of government's development approach to address development challenges in a sustainable and integrated way. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the key developmental challenges in a municipality. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Development challenges includes the range of issues and underlying causes, and includes references to the extent, severity and urgency of the challenges, as well as an indication of trends and long-term impacts.
  • The concept of development includes reference to various concepts of human development and does not take privileged positions on "developed" versus "underdeveloped".
  • Development challenges include references to current state of services and infrastructure, implications of lack of maintenance, requirements for bulk services, as well as the lack of adequate and standardised statistics and backlogs figures. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The nature, implications and underlying causes of developmental challenges in a municipal context are identified. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Underlying causes of municipal challenges include but are not limited to urbanisation, housing backlogs and needs, HIV/AIDS, limited economic basis and unemployment, socio-economic problems, access to basic services, crime.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The nature and implications of challenges of the apartheid space economy and the relationships between challenges of settlements and surrounding rural areas are identified with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The challenges identified are explained within the context of own ward and municipal area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Case studies of typical challenges are examined and solutions to challenges are identified and discussed in relation to own ward and municipal area. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify and demonstrate an understanding of the interrelationships between the key developmental challenges in a municipality. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The relationships between human development and the development challenges identified are discussed with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The interrelationships between the challenges in own context of ward, municipal area and that of the district and/or surrounding municipal areas, as well as provincial and national level are identified and discussed in relation to developed and underdeveloped areas. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the nature, importance, opportunities and challenges for sustainable development. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Sustainability is considered in the broader context, sketching global as well as local considerations and indicators. Sustainability is discussed in the context of the LA21, Millennium Development Goals, NEMA and DFA principles. Sustainability is addressed in diverse and specific contexts, i.e. agricultural areas, natural parks, coastal management areas etc., and includes reference to the concepts of environmental impact and management.
  • Development approaches includes the context of constitutional requirements and basic human rights, the NSDP principles, the political mandate, as well as a range of other development, economic, spatial, environmental, land etc. policy imperatives. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept and key pillars of sustainable development is explained using examples to illustrate the meaning. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The key pillars of sustainable development include emotional intelligence, leadership, management and service delivery.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The major international and policy directions and implications for sustainable development are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The implications of sustainable development within the context of own household, municipality, nation and globe are explained and the importance motivated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Cases and examples of sustainable development practices and possible opportunities for introducing sustainable practices in the context of own household, ward and municipality are identified. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the value, nature, importance of government's development approach to address development challenges in a sustainable and integrated way. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The constitutional requirements for basic human rights in terms of the provision of basic services to improve quality of life are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The importance of integrated planning for sustainable development and effective and sustainable service delivery in own municipal context is explained and motivated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The importance of quality of services and investments, bulk service provision and maintenance for sustainable service provision are summarized within a municipal context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Government's approach to the space economy (NSDP) to ensure sustainable development (quality of life and viable local and regional economies) and to address the apartheid space economy is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    A range of other key government policies and programmes to address development and the relevance thereof for municipal development are identified (e.g. Breaking new Ground Strategy). 


    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:
  • Basic research techniques.
  • The key pillars of sustainable development.
  • The concepts of sustainable and integrated development.
  • Development approaches.
  • Municipal legislation and acts.
  • Trends and developments in municipal integrated and sustainable development. 

  • 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 determine the impact and policy implications of integrated development on municipal development. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community to effectively examine the interrelationship between the key developmental challenges in a muncipality. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in order to proactively address key challenges. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information in order to identify key developmental challenges and the impact thereof. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion to implement motivational practices. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility to the environment and health of others in gathering information pertaining to factors that impact on integrated and sustainable development policies. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of interrelated systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts relating to integrated and sustainable development within the municipal sector do not exist in isolation and that varying internal and external factors will impact on this. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Participate as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities by ensuring that all measures are taken to ensure understanding of the requirements for integrated and sustainable development in the municipal sector. 

    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  66089   National Certificate: Human Settlements Development  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  50205   National Certificate: Municipal Integrated Development Planning  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Core  58246   Bachelor of Human Settlements Development  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2018-06-30   
    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  80946   National Certificate: Community Development  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    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 


    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. Africa Institute For Public Administration 
    3. Afriwealth Consulting 
    4. Akili Training 
    5. All Access Holdings 
    6. Amabamba Recruitment 
    7. Asiphokuhle Training and Research Institute 
    8. AVAX SA 481 CC. T/A Mandisa Development Services 
    9. Bantubanye Skills 
    10. BF QUALITY SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    11. Bloemfontein - Electricity Training Centre 
    12. Boikgantsho Consulting & Events 
    13. Break The Chains Development Services 
    14. Brilliant Affairs 
    15. Central University of Technology, Free State 
    16. Classic Human Capital Solutions 
    17. Cradle Stars Trading Enterprise 
    18. CTC College(PTY) LTD. 
    19. DC Academy (PTY)LTD 
    20. Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) 
    21. Dimension Development Network 
    22. Ditirelo Skills Development Services 
    23. Edutraining Business College 
    24. Elective Training Institute Enterprise CC 
    25. Envirogreen 
    26. Escon 
    27. Eskilz College (Pty) Ltd 
    28. Ethekwini Corporate and Human Resources Skills Development Unit 
    29. Ethembeni Multi Service Enterprise (Pty) Ltd 
    30. Express Model 405 
    31. Falcon Business Institute 
    32. Gauteng Association Of Local Authorities 
    33. Glere Skills and Consultants 
    34. GOBELA CONSULTING 
    35. Growth Management Consulting 
    36. Gudlhuza Development Solutions cc 
    37. HDPSA 
    38. HDPSA GROUP (PTY) LTD 
    39. Hercuscope 
    40. Hlombe and Associates 
    41. IMITHENTE DEVELOPMENT HOLDINGS 
    42. Inafrica General Trading Pty LTD 
    43. IQ Skills Academy (PTY) LTD. 
    44. Jobafrik Consulting 
    45. Josmap Training Institute 
    46. Kamanga Skills Projects 
    47. Kgolo Institute 
    48. Kgotla Trading Enterprise 
    49. KHOSITHI TRAINING 
    50. Kia Chuma 
    51. Lagnita Skills Solutions 
    52. Leronsa Trading Enterprise 
    53. Letlhokoa Management Services CC 
    54. Lewerb Holdings (PTY) Ltd 
    55. Lip Holding (pty) LTD 
    56. M.I.C. Training and Development 
    57. Makaota Training Consultants 
    58. Management College of Southern Africa (MANCOSA) 
    59. Maono Tai Consulting and Training 
    60. Maqhawe College 
    61. Marcado Human Resources Strategies 
    62. Masemase Consultancy CC. 
    63. Mass Computer Training And Printers 
    64. Mgwezane Training and Events Management CC. 
    65. Miczo's Enterprise 
    66. Mission Point Consulting 
    67. MJ Mafunisa Consulting (PTY) LTD 
    68. Mmalethabo Consulting 
    69. Mod-Mosh Projects and Consulting (PTY) LTD 
    70. Mohlaje Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    71. Mortarboard Training Solutions 
    72. MTHENGENYA & ASSOCIATES 
    73. MTK Corporate Solutions 
    74. Ndrendre Building & General Services 
    75. Nemalale Eagles Consultancy CC 
    76. Neopeo Trading & Projects 
    77. Nhlahle Development Agency 
    78. NJ & L Trading Enterprise CC. 
    79. NS Global Academy 
    80. Omithombo Management Academy 
    81. Outeniqua Leadership Institute 
    82. Pachedu Skills Solutions 
    83. PanAfrican Supply Chain Academy 
    84. Paseka Business Enterprise 
    85. Pebetse Training and Consulting 
    86. Pioneer Business Consulting 
    87. Powernexus 
    88. Princetop Corporative Training (Pty) Ltd 
    89. PTDEV (Pty) Ltd 
    90. Pulakgadi Training Consulting CC 
    91. Regent Business School (Pty) Ltd t/a Regent Business School 
    92. SAZM TRADING AND PROJECTS PTY LTD 
    93. Siyakhula Trust ETD Institute Pty Ltd 
    94. Solstice Networks CC. 
    95. South African Governance and Business College 
    96. SWARANANG MANAGEMENT CONSULTING CC 
    97. Tachfin Holdings 
    98. Talent Emporium Academy (PTY) Ltd 
    99. Tasc Business Consulting and Training 
    100. TCEP (Pty) Ltd 
    101. Tembe Service Providers 
    102. Thekwini College 
    103. Thubelihle Graduate Institute 
    104. Thuto Lere Community Empowerment Programme 
    105. Thuto-Boswa Education and Training Solution 
    106. Tlaletso Consultants 
    107. Transafric Consulting Pty Ltd 
    108. Tsebo Kitso Trainings 
    109. Tsebong Training Centre 
    110. Tshelopele Development Institution 
    111. Tshepang Consulting & Project 
    112. TTTC 
    113. Ukhamba Quality Skills 
    114. Umqondo Consultancy 
    115. Umsenge SDCS 
    116. University of Fort Hare 
    117. University of Venda 
    118. Vantage Training 
    119. Vumilia Africa Group 
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