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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply facilities management principles 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
258126  Apply facilities management principles 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Real Estate 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Cleaning, Domestic, Hiring, Property and Rescue Services 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
15056  Negotiate and manage resources for facilities management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for learners working within a Real Estate environment, seeking to acquire or enhance the competences to be a Principal in a Real Estate business or working within a Real Estate environment specialising in management or sales or rental. The acquisition of competence against this standard will add value to their understanding of the sector and functioning in the workplace.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Understanding and applying key concepts of facilities management.
  • Complying with legal requirements in managing facilities.
  • Applying key disciplines for effective facilities management.
  • Obtaining and managing resources necessary to manage facilities. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learner accessing this standard will be competent in Communications and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Understand and apply key concepts of facilities management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept of a facility is understood and explained with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Facilities include, but are not limited to the provision of environment, comfort, security, and other utilities for people within the built environment.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Typical facilities required by various managed property classes are listed and described indicating whether or not there is a legal requirement for them to be present. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Managed property classes include, but are not limited to leased, residential, industrial and commercial properties.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Management concepts and processes used to manage facilities are understood and applied to at least three classes of property. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Transport facilities and policies relating to their management are understood and described with examples of good practice. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Management processes include, but are not limited to, planning, organising, leading, co-ordinating and controlling.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Information technology and communications facilities and policies relating to their management are understood and described with examples of good practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Access, safety and security facilities and policies relating to their management are understood and described with examples of good practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Workplace facilities and policies relating to their management are understood and described with examples of good practice. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Comply with legal requirements in managing facilities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Essential health and safety laws are understood, explained and complied with in a facilities management context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Essential laws relating to human resources employed in facilities operations are understood, explained and complied with in a facilities management context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Essential laws relating to contractors and contract workers employed in facilities operations are understood, explained and complied with in a facilities management context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Essential property laws relevant to facilities operations are understood, explained and complied with in a facilities management context. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply key disciplines for effective facilities management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The elements of a facilities management plan are understood and explained in a facilities management context. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Context includes, but is not limited to, design of new facilities, taking over new facilities or performing due diligence in taking over the management of an existing facility.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Financial management principles are understood, explained and applied in a facilities management context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Risk management principles are understood, explained and applied in a facilities management context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Business continuity management is understood, explained and applied in a facilities management context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Maintenance and repair management is understood, explained and applied in a facilities management context. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Obtain and manage resources necessary to manage facilities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Supply chain management principles are understood, explained and applied in a facilities management context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Outsource management principles are understood, explained and applied in a facilities management context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Facilities management software and systems are understood and utilised according to organisational requirements. 


    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 
  • An in-depth understanding of facilities management.
  • Contracts administration.
  • Service level agreements.
  • Negotiation skills. 

  • 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 the facilities management opportunities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community to negotiate facilities management parameters. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in order to ensure that facilities management processes are successfully, effectively and timeously administered. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information in order to analyse the various factors that will affect facilities management function viability of this business opportunity for own business. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion to convey all necessary information pertaining to facilities management processes to all relevant parties. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility to the environment and health of others to keep abreast of the latest trends and developments in facilities management and also to administer facilities management processes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of interrelated systems by recognising that the facilities management for Real Estate businesses do not exist in isolation and that a variety of factors including trends and developments in the Real Estate environment, facilities opportunities, new regulations, changes in the industry and competition will impact on this. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Participate as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities by ensuring that facilities management is fulfilled such that it complies with all necessary regulations. 

    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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 15056, "Negotiate and manage resources for facilities management", Level 5, 4 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  59201   National Certificate: Generic Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  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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