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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Manage the implementation of organisational strategies, polices and plans in a Public Sector environment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243114  Manage the implementation of organisational strategies, polices and plans in a Public Sector environment 
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 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 elected political leaders and public sector officials involved with the service delivery activities at a strategic level and require the use of public assets to render services to the communities. This Unit Standard contributes to the development of management skills of South Africa's political executives, strategic executive managers and other role-players contributing to the development of improved service delivery to communities. The qualifying learner will be able to apply the appropriate knowledge, skills and underlying abilities of leadership in ensuring that organisational strategies, policies and plans are effectively implemented. The individual learner will contribute to the improvement in the service delivery of his/her organisation and the overall public sector.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Providing advice, guidance and analysis on the impact of legislation on overall delivery objectives, priorities and processes.
  • Communicating implementation objectives, priorities and processes.
  • Managing the allocation and use of resources.
  • Coordinating, monitoring and reviewing implementation processes.
  • Negotiating realignment of implementation objectives, priorities and processes. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    All learners accessing this qualification must be in possession of a NQF Level 5 Public Administration Higher Education and Training Certificate or equivalent qualification. The learner must also be competent in Public Sector Strategic Management and Leadership at Level 5. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Provide advice, guidance and analysis on the impact of legislation on overall delivery objectives, priorities and processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Inputs into the development of legislation is provided from perspective of own area of specialisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Policies are formulated, designed and implemented in line with area of specialisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Implementation of policy is monitored and controlled on an ongoing basis. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Any peculiarities that occur in implementation that may affect future legislation and policy is reported to relevant stakeholders. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Communicate implementation objective, priorities and processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Implementation goals, priorities, specific key tasks, required actions and projected timeframes are communicated to staff according to public sector organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Communication with staff specifies service objectives, performance standards and measures and responsibilities for achievement of objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Required changes to existing structures and systems are explained to staff in terms of their contribution to achievement of implementation objectives and priorities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Review mechanism are discussed and agreed to and timeframes assigned for implementation of overall objectives, priorities and processes. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Manage the allocation and use of resources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Resource allocation approaches selected optimise the allocation of resources among sectors of the organisation to achieve implementation priorities and objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Resource allocation procedures applied at the operational level optimise the allocation of resources to achieve operational objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Key tasks and priorities for action are planned and specified in accordance with achieve implementation objectives within resource levels. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Implementation plans schedule deployment of resources, determine priorities, time sequences, and target dates for completion, and allocate clear responsibilities and standards for completion of specific tasks. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Coordinate, monitor and review implementation processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Organisational relationships and linkages are coordinated to achieve coherent implementation across the organisation in accordance with the organisational plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Coordination processes to support the efficient accomplishment of key tasks and required actions within projected timeframes are developed in accordance with the organisational plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Processes are monitored and reviewed on an ongoing basis in order to evaluate implementation progress against targets on a planned basis. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Areas for improvement are identified and adjustment is coordinated in accordance with the public sector organisational plan and procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Negotiate realignment of implementation objectives, priorities and processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Potential areas for improvement and adjustment are identified in relation to overall objectives, priorities, and processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Changes across the range of planned activities are planned in relation to identified areas of improvement and adjustment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Agreement is negotiated on adjustments to implementation processes, and required changes are communicated to those with related responsibilities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Reallocation of resources and review of benchmarks are altered accordingly. 


    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 Public Services Act.
  • The Municipal Systems Act and the Municipal Structures Act.
  • The Promotion of Administrative Justice Act.
  • The Promotion of Access the Information Act.
  • The Batho-Pele White Paper on Transforming Public Sector Service Delivery.
  • Public Finance Management Act.
  • Organisational strategy and policy planning and implementation.
  • Interpersonal skills and conflict management.
  • Resource management.
  • Principles for benchmarking for input into strategies and policies. 

  • 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 organisational strategies, policies and plans. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in a change management team, group, or organization to ensure that implementation objectives are met. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively to proactively address review strategies and realign benchmarks and strategies. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information in order to evaluate efficacy of organisational strategies, policies and plans. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion to inform all relevant stakeholders what their various responsibilities are in relation to implementation strategy. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility to the environment and health of others, as a tool to schedule and manage implementation plans. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of interrelated systems recognising that problem solving contexts relating to the management of implementation strategies, polices and plans within a public sector organisation do not exist in isolation and that a variety of internal and external factors will affect the efficacy thereof. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Participate as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities by ensuring the overall strategies, policies and plans contribute to overall public sector objectives and wider community needs. 

    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  67460   National Diploma: Public Administration  Level 6  NQF Level 06  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Fundamental  61729   National Diploma: Policing  Level 6  NQF Level 06  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  64670   National Certificate: Public Financial Oversight and Accountability  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 


    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. BROOKLYN CITY COLLEGE (PTY) LTD RUSTENBURG CAMPUS 
    4. BROOKLYN CITY COLLEGE (PTY) LTD - PRETORIA 
    5. BROOKLYN CITY COLLEGE (PTY) LTD JOHANNESBURG CAMPUS 
    6. BROOKLYN CITY COLLEGE - NELSPRUIT 
    7. BROOKLYN CITY COLLEGE - VEREENIGING 
    8. DAM SCHOOL OF POLICING 
    9. HJN TRAINING CC Pretoria 



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