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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Identify and explain the application of a range of concepts and tools for local economic development 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
110501  Identify and explain the application of a range of concepts and tools for local economic development 
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 for people who are, or seek to be, active in the area of local economic development.

It provides the learner with information about a variety of local economic concepts and associated tools for their application as well as an understanding of how this works in practice.

People credited with this Unit Standard are able to:
  • Discuss various concepts of local economic development.
  • Identify a range of tools available to implement local economic development.
  • Identify and explain some programme options for implementing local economic development.
  • Identify and explain some project options for implementing local economic development. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learner is competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF level 3. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Concepts include developmental versus market orientated approaches; public - private partnerships; sustainability; facilitation versus driving local economic development; a programmatic versus project-based approach; rural versus urban economic development; sectoral approaches (e.g. Tourism, agriculture, mining)
  • Tools include (the categories of) industrial recruitment and place marketing; investment promotion (domestic and foreign); export promotion; local and regional trade; SMME promotion; human capital development and capacity building; direct interventions; community development; advisory and development centres 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Discuss various concepts of local economic development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Local economic development concepts are listed and defined in the South African context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The application of local economic development concepts is described in own work context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Examples are provided from the South African context of the consequences of the incorrect application of local economic development concepts. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify a range of tools available to implement localeconomic development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Local economic development tools are identified with reference to achieving specificlocal economic development objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The tools are appropriately linked to the relevant local economic concepts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Examples are provided of the practical application of local economic development concepts and tools. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify and explain some programme options forimplementing local economic development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. A distinction is made between programmes and projects in the local economic development environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Examples of programmes in practice are provided from own work context, in the form of a presentation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Concepts and tools applied in the above examples are analysed with reference to achieving local economic development objectives. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Identify and explain some project options for implementing local economic development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Examples of projects in practice are provided from own work context, in the form of a presentation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The links between projects and programmes are identified and discussed in the above examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Concepts and tools applied in the above examples are analysed with reference to achieving local economic development objectives. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • 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 ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures.
  • 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. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Concepts informing local economic development.
  • Tools used to implement local economic development.
  • The underpinning principles of successful local economic development in South Africa.
  • Examples of successful and unsuccessful local economic development projects and programmes in South Africa.
  • Presentation 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 in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made by, e.g.
  • Providing examples of the consequences of the incorrect application of local economic development concepts according to assessment criterion "Examples are provided from the South African context of the consequences of the incorrect application of local economic development concepts." 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organize and critically evaluate information by, e.g.
  • Listing and defining local economic development concepts in the South African context according to assessment criterion "Local economic development concepts are listed and defined in the South African context."
  • Identifying local economic development tools according to assessment criterion "Local economic development tools are identified with reference to achieving specificlocal economic development objectives."
  • Analysing concepts and tools according to assessment criterion "Concepts and tools applied in the above examples are analysed with reference to achieving local economic development objectives." 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/ or language skills in the modes of oral and/ or written presentation by, e.g.
  • Providing examples of programmes and projects in the form of a presentation according to assessment criterion "Examples of programmes in practice are provided from own work context, in the form of a presentation." 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognizing that problem solving contexts do not exist in isolation by e.g.
  • Listing and defining local economic development concepts in the South African context according to assessment criterion "Local economic development concepts are listed and defined in the South African context." 

  • 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  36436   National Certificate: Local Economic Development  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Elective  67509   Further Education and Training Certificate: Community Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  65989   Further Education and Training Certificate: Human Settlements Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  57428   Further Education and Training Certificate: Youth Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  80946   National Certificate: Community Development  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  65649   National Certificate: Official Statistics  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 


    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. A4 Consultancy CC 
    2. ABA Sebenzi 
    3. All Access Holdings 
    4. Amabamba Recruitment 
    5. AVAX SA 481 CC. T/A Mandisa Development Services 
    6. Bantubanye Skills 
    7. Boni Africa Events & Development 
    8. BUSINESS CIRCLE CONSULTATION 
    9. Continuing Education Programme 
    10. Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) 
    11. DialNx Consultants 
    12. Ditirelo Skills Development Services 
    13. Ditlou Solutions 
    14. Edutraining Business College 
    15. Elective Training Institute Enterprise CC 
    16. Express Model 405 
    17. Frugatrax Consultants 
    18. Glere Skills and Consultants 
    19. Green Horizon Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    20. Gudlhuza Development Solutions cc 
    21. Inafrica General Trading Pty LTD 
    22. IQ Skills Academy (PTY) LTD. 
    23. Iziko Capacity Building CC. 
    24. Jobafrik Consulting 
    25. KALIDEEN MANAGEMENT SERVICES 
    26. Kernel Management and Consulting (PTY) LTD. 
    27. Kgolo Institute 
    28. KHOSITHI TRAINING 
    29. Kia Chuma 
    30. KMS COLLEGE 
    31. KPH Enterprises 
    32. Lagnita Skills Solutions 
    33. Lewerb Holdings (PTY) Ltd 
    34. Mabuya Amahle Trading 
    35. Mahayi HRD Services cc 
    36. Management College of Southern Africa (MANCOSA) 
    37. Mangalani Business Enterprises 
    38. Maqhawe College 
    39. Masemase Consultancy CC. 
    40. Mass Computer Training And Printers 
    41. Miczo's Enterprise 
    42. Mortarboard Training Solutions 
    43. Mosadikago Trading Cc 
    44. Ndrendre Building & General Services 
    45. Nemalale Eagles Consultancy CC 
    46. Networx for Career Development 
    47. Nhlahle Development Agency 
    48. NJ & L Trading Enterprise CC. 
    49. Nomagwanishe Investments cc 
    50. NS Global Academy 
    51. Outeniqua Leadership Institute 
    52. Pachedu Skills Solutions 
    53. Pioneer Business Consulting 
    54. Power Rush Trading 170 CC. 
    55. Senelo Trading CC 
    56. SIZA NESU TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    57. Solstice Networks CC. 
    58. STATISTICS SOUTH AFRICA 
    59. Talent Emporium Academy (PTY) Ltd 
    60. Thubelihle Graduate Institute 
    61. Tradesman Consulting and Training Solutions 
    62. Tshamutengo General Dealers CC. 
    63. Tshelopele Development Institution 
    64. Tshwane Training Institute (PTY) LTD. 
    65. Umfolozi FET College 
    66. Umqondo Consultancy 
    67. University of Venda 
    68. Vicmat Consultants 
    69. Vuselela FET College - Central Office 
    70. Vuselela FET College - Klerksdorp Campus 
    71. WEINVEST INVESTMENT CC 
    72. Ya Hina Management Consulting and projects 



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