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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Design, implement, monitor and evaluate local government plans for development projects 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
255577  Design, implement, monitor and evaluate local government plans for development projects 
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 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 the tools to design municipal plans, including analysing what should be included in the plan, implement via various stakeholders, monitor and evaluate the plan on an ongoing basis to ensure that plan meets overall objectives of municipality. The learner will also be exposed to different types of municipal plans and frameworks that will inform their planning process.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Demonstrating an understanding of the various plans in local government processes, their formulation and integration into various municipal projects.
  • Identifying and analysing needs and situations in constituency and conceptualising possible development projects related thereto.
  • Linking IDP (Integrated Development Planning) and PMS (Performance Management System) to the budget process of local government.
  • Compiling process documents for integrated development planning. 

  • 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.
  • Literacy at NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the various plans in local government processes and their formulation and integration into various municipal projects. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The context of planning is explained at local government level. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The various plans that inform local government processes are explained with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Plans that inform local government processes include but are not limited to IDP (Integrated Development Planning) and LED (Local Economic Development).
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The various current projects undertaken in local government are reviewed in relation to the plans that inform them. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The key role players in the municipal planning process are identified in relation to the functions they fulfil. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify and analyse needs and situations in constituency and conceptualise possible related development projects. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The legislative imperative of community participation is explained with reference to local government processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Public-private partnerships are identified and analysed in relation to their contribution to local government development projects. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Community needs are identified and analysed in relation to broader local government objectives and current and future projects and processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Special needs projects are analysed against mainstreaming objectives. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Special needs include but are not limited to youth projects, disabled and gender mainstreaming projects.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    An analysis is conducted to investigate the National Spatial Development Perspective. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Develop a strategic plan for local government processes and projects in own work context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Various other prescribed planning documents are identified and reviewed for possible integration into own strategic plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The uses of integrated development planning in a strategic plan are identified and integrated into own strategic plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    IDP (Integrated Development Planning) and PMS (Performance Management System) is linked to the budget process in local government within the strategic framework that is drawn up. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Ward based plans are identified, analysed and integrated into own strategic plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Roles and responsibilities are clarified in strategic plan and timeframes are drawn up pertaining to the functions of the various role players. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Compile process documents for integrated development planning. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A method for communicating and giving feedback during planning and implementation to constituencies is drawn up in relation to strategic plan and integrated into process documents. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    IDP is utilised as a tool to collate efforts between the different spheres of government and other stakeholders in achieving objectives of municipal plans. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    All the various elements required for reporting purposes are included in the process documents. 


    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:
  • Integrated Development Planning Processes and Projects.
  • Local Economic Development.
  • Economics.
  • Social development.
  • Research techniques.
  • Data collection techniques.
  • Principles of budgeting in a local government environment.
  • Sustainable development tools and techniques. 

  • 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 conduct the necessary research to determine what should be included into own local government strategic plan. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in a team, group, or organisation in order to ensure that appropriate communication links are formed between spheres of government and with all other related stakeholders. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively to gather information and keep abreast of the latest trends and developments in local government plans and development projects. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information relating to municipal plans for development projects. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion to communicate own strategy for local government plans and development projects. 

    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 relating to strategic plan and implementation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of interrelated systems by recognising that planning for local government development projects do not exist in isolation but are affected by a variety of political, socio, environmental, global, technological and economic factors. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Participate as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities by effectively ensuring that sustainable development projects 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.