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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the basic principles of public administration and management 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
110490  Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the basic principles of public administration and management 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Economics 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Finance, Economics and Accounting 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
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 people who are, or seek to be, active in the local government sector. It provides the learner with information on the sources and contents of the principles of public administration and management and how these are put into operation through codes of conduct. It also provides an understanding of their application in the local economic development environment.

People credited with this Unit Standard are able to:
  • Define the concept `public administration and management` and identify and explain the basic principles involved
  • Explain the concept of `ethics` and its applicability to public administration and management
  • Discuss the impact of the principles of public administration and management on the management of local economic development 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the leaner is competent in Communication at NQF Level 3. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Public administration and management principles are those covered by: chapter 10, section 195(1) and (2) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, Act 108 of 1996; Batho Pele principles issued by the Department of Public Service and Administration; Public Service Regulations - Public Service Act 104 of 1995; Municipal Systems Act 32 of 2000 and Municipal Structures Act 117 of 1998
  • Ethics and codes of conduct are those covered by: Code of Ethics for Public officials contained in the Public Service Act 104 of 1995; Code of Ethics for officials and Councillors contained in the Municipal Structures Act 117 of 1998
  • Management functions include: planning, leading, organising, controlling 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Define the concept `public administration and management` and identify and explain. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Define the concept `public administration and management` and identify and explain the basic principles involved. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The concept `public administration and management` is described with specific reference to the socio-political context of South Africa 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The key principles underpinning public administration and management are identified from relevant South African sources 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The key principles identified are explained in terms of how they are relevant to the local economic development environment 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain the concept of `ethics` and its applicability to public administration and management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The concept of `ethics` is explained and illustrated by examples from the South African context 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The sources of ethical principles and related rules of conduct are identified in the public administration and management context in South Africa 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Specific ethical principles and rules of conduct are selected and explained in terms of how they apply to local economic development 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Discuss the impact of the principles of public administration and management. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Discuss the impact of the principles of public administration and management on the management of local economic development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Management functions are identified and explained in the local economic development environment 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The implications of the public administration and management principles in practice in South Africa are considered in relation to the identified local economic development management functions 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The conduct of the local economic development functions is discussed with reference to the ethical principles and rules of behaviour applicable to public administration and management in South Africa 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    1. Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
    2. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard or will assess this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQ, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA .
    3. Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
    4. Therefore, anyone wishing to be assessed against this Unit Standard may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Public administration and management as the context for implementing national, provincial and local government activities
  • The concept of ethics and its relevance to public administration and management
  • Ethics, corruption and public resources
  • General management functions and their applicability in the public sector 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organize and critically evaluate information by, e.g.
  • Defining the concept `public administration and management` and identify and explain the basic principles involved according to the assessment criteria for Specific Outcome:
    Define the concept `public administration and management` and identify and explain the basic principles involved
  • Identifying the sources of ethical principles and related rules of conduct in the public administration and management context in South Africa according to assessment criterion:
    The sources of ethical principles and related rules of conduct are identified in the public administration and management context in South Africa
  • Considering the implications of the public administration and management principles in practice in South Africa in relation to the identified local economic development management functions according to assessment criterion:
    The implications of the public administration and management principles in practice in South Africa are considered in relation to the identified local economic development management functions 

  • 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  65989   Further Education and Training Certificate: Human Settlements Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  36436   National Certificate: Local Economic Development  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Core  49107   National Certificate: Inspection and Enforcement Services  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 
    Elective  57712   Further Education and Training Certificate: Generic Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  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.