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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply the broad managerial and administrative framework to a local government environment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
255576  Apply the broad managerial and administrative framework to a local government environment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Administration 
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 unit standard is for learners working within a local government structure, who participate in municipal governance and have been elected as a municipal councillors, where the acquisition of competence against this standard will add value to one's job and managerial capabilities. The completion of this standard will provide the learner with a broad framework pertaining to municipal government and management, an insight into the powers and functions of all categories of municipalities in the context of other spheres of government. It will also provide the learner with an understanding of the administrative law requirements that municipalities are required to comply with.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Identifying how various categories of municipalities are established and interact with one another.
  • Identifying and explaining the powers and functions within the different municipal structures.
  • Integrating local and public management philosophies into overall managerial function.
  • Demonstrating an understanding of the managerial requirements of efficient municipal service rendering. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learner is competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 4.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify how various categories of municipalities are established and interact with one another. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The three categories of municipalities are discussed in relation to the other spheres of government. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The three categories of municipalities are discussed in relation to traditional leadership. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The restructuring processes of local government are explained in the South African context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The demarcation of wards and sub-councils within municipalities is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The various municipal structures are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The dynamic relationship between district and local municipalities are explained in relation to areas of conflict that may arise, the powers and function and the IDP processes. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify and explain the powers and functions within the different municipal structures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The powers and functions of all categories of municipalities are analysed and explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An understanding of the administrative and political interface is demonstrated with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The legal implications of respective functions and powers are explained with reference to the levels of accountability. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The division of powers and functions between district and local municipalities is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The characteristics of a metropolitan municipality are explained in relation to its powers and functions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The reporting structure of councillors serving on more than one council is explained in relation to the various powers and functions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The methods for councillors to take a mandate once they are deployed is discussed in relation to reporting structure. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Integrate local and public management philosophies into overall managerial function. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The administrative laws and managerial procedures required in municipalities are discussed in local government councillor context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The concept of public participation is applied to local government councillor managerial and administrative functions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The concept of performance management is applied to local government councillor managerial and administrative functions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The concept of IDP (Integrated Development Planning) is applied to local government councillor managerial and administrative functions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The roles fulfilled by municipal managers and heads of department are analysed in relation to overall service delivery objectives. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the managerial and administrative requirements of efficient municipal service rendering. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The provision of the Municipal Systems act and its impact on operational aspects of municipalities is explained in relation to achieving service delivery objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The administrative law applicable to municipalities is discussed in relation to areas of compliance and service delivery objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The managerial and administrative philosophy and practices within local government are applied to own councillor context. 


    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:
  • Municipal structures and demarcations.
  • The roles and functions of municipal officials.
  • The division of powers and functions between district and local municipalities.
  • Operational structures of municipalities.
  • Management principles.
  • Administration principles. 

  • 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 integrate municipal and public management philosophy into own managerial context. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in a team, group, or organisation in order to ensure effective service rendering. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively to keep abreast of trends and developments in municipal administrative and managerial practices. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information relating to municipal administrative and managerial functions. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility to the environment and health of others to access and disseminate information that furthers managerial and administrative practices. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of interrelated systems by recognising that local government managerial and administrative functions do not exist in isolation but are affected by legislation, trends and developments in management practices and local government service delivery objectives. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Participate as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities by effectively ensuring that managerial and administrative functions enhance service delivery objectives of local government. 

    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  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: 
    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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    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.