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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply the principles of sustainable development in local government 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
255578  Apply the principles of sustainable development in local government 
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 an insight into the critical elements of sustainable development within local government, including environmental management and urban development. The standard will also enable the learner to implement programmes and projects associated with socio-economic and sustainable development.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Identifying and analysing the various environments that impact on local government.
  • Conducting an environmental analysis for local government.
  • Implementing, monitoring and evaluating programmes and projects associated with socio-economic and sustainable development. 

  • 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 and analyse the various environments that impact on local government. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The impact of the political environment on local government is discussed with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The impact of the economic environment on local government is discussed with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The impact of the technological environment on local government is discussed with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The impact of the global environment on local government is discussed with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Conduct an environmental analysis for local government. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The relevance of an environmental analysis is explained in the context of local government. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The elements involved in conducting an environmental analysis for local government are identified in relation to sustainable development objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The importance of environmental management and urban development is discussed in relation to current and future sustainable development projects. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The relevant data collection and research techniques are utilised to conduct environmental analysis. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Data is gathered and analysed and integrated into strategy document. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Recommendations are made to integrate environmental impact programme into overall local government sustainable development programmes and projects. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Implement, monitor and evaluate programmes and projects associated with socio-economic and sustainable development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concepts of RDP, GEAR and ASGISA are explained in the context of local government service delivery. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The IDP programme is analysed and evaluated in the context of current and future sustainable development objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An understanding is demonstrated of how the macro-economic and fiscal policies of the government provide guidelines for municipal finance and local economic development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Sustainable development programmes and projects are implemented in own councillor context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Programmes and projects are monitored and evaluated to determine impact and any discrepancies reported and addressed according to policy and procedure. 


    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.
  • SWOT analysis.
  • Data collection techniques.
  • Sustainable development tools and techniques.
  • Basic principles of environmental management. 

  • 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 analyse, implement and evaluate sustainable development projects and programmes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in a team, group, or organisation in order to ensure implementation of successful sustainable development programmes. 

    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 sustainable development. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information relating to environmental analysis and integrate into strategy for sustainable development. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion to communicate sustainable development strategy. 

    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 sustainable development projects. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of interrelated systems by recognising that local government sustainable 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.
     
    1. ARMS - Audit & Risk Management Solutions 
    2. Bantubanye Skills 
    3. Boni Africa Events & Development 
    4. Change Strategies Consulting Services CC 
    5. CTC College(PTY) LTD. 
    6. Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) 
    7. Envirogreen 
    8. Jobafrik Consulting 
    9. Kgolo Institute 
    10. KHOSITHI TRAINING 
    11. Letlhokoa Management Services CC 
    12. M.I.C. Training and Development 
    13. Mahayi HRD Services cc 
    14. Marcado Human Resources Strategies 
    15. Matsila Holdings 
    16. Mod-Mosh Projects and Consulting (PTY) LTD 
    17. Mortarboard Training Solutions 
    18. MTHENGENYA & ASSOCIATES 
    19. Nemalale Eagles Consultancy CC 
    20. Nhlahle Development Agency 
    21. Pachedu Skills Solutions 
    22. SIZA NESU TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    23. Solstice Networks CC. 
    24. Summat Training Institute 
    25. Vhutshilo Health And Training Organisation 
    26. Ya Hina Management Consulting and projects 



    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.