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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Demonstrate knowledge of and explain social housing concepts, principles and processes 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117726  Demonstrate knowledge of and explain social housing concepts, principles and processes 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Real Estate 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
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 4  NQF Level 04 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2004-12-02  2007-12-02  SAQA 1357/04 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2008-12-02   2011-12-02  

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 first line responsibilities in social housing practices.

People credited with this standard are able to identify and explain social housing concepts, principles and processes; especially regarding social purpose (e.g. affordability, community development, sustainability, location, etc.) and social dynamics (e.g. rights, roles, responsibilities, regulatory and conflict management processes and mechanisms). 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
It is assumed that people starting to learn towards this standard re able to apply communication skills at NQF level 4, and are able to explain the basic framework for housing practices in South Africa. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
N/A 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Explain the basic concept of social housing. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
"Social housing" is defined and explained in terms of its characteristics and social purpose. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Characteristics include but not limited to quality, location, tenure, affordability, participation.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Different housing tenure options and delivery mechanisms for social housing are identified and explained. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Delivery mechanisms include different housing subsidy schemes (e.g. institutional, consolidation, project-linked, developer driven, etc.) and delivery programmes (e.g. hostel redevelopment, social housing, people housing process, etc.)
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Qualification criteria for social housing are identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
The historical development of social housing is described, including international experience. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
The relation of social housing to other housing delivery programmes (e.g. transitional and communal housing) is explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Identify and explain the legislative framework for social housing in South Africa. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The enabling legislative framework related to housing is identified. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Legislative framework includes but not limited to the constitution, housing policies and legislation.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The purpose and strategic intent of the social housing legislative framework is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Implementation mechanisms and supporting resources for social housing provided for in the legislation are identified. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Implementation mechanisms and supporting resources include but not limited to the spheres of government, social housing institutions, funding, physical infrastructure.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
Implementation mechanisms and supporting resources are explained in terms of function, roles and responsibilities provided for in the legislation. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Identify and explain funding options for social housing. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Available funding options for social housing are identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The requirements and processes involved in accessing funding are described. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Describe the guiding principles and structure of a social housing institution. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The guiding principles related to approach, product and institution in social housing are identified and explained. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Approach refers to long-term commitment, meaningful stakeholder participation and individual responsibility
Product refers to residential accommodation, tenure option, subsidised affordable housing and suitable location
Institution refers to legal status, guaranteed tenant's/member's legal rights, sustainability (financially and institutional)
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The possible legal structure of social housing institutions are outlined. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The organisational structure of all the legally allowed social housing institutions is described and explained in terms of the guiding principles referred to in 1 above. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Identify and explain the social dynamics within a social housing complex. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The principal role-players in a social housing complex are identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The rights, roles and responsibilities of the various role-players are described correctly. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The processes and mechanisms to regulate the relations between the role-players are described. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Regulating processes and mechanisms include but not limited to types of contractual agreements, representative structures and communication channels.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
Types of potential conflict situations within a social housing complex are identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
Appropriate procedures and mechanisms to manage different types of conflict are identified and described. 


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 
    Knowledge considered to be critical evidence of competence is included in the assessment criteria explicitly, or can be inferred by performance. This includes knowledge on:
  • History and international understanding of social housing concepts.
  • Enabling legal framework and strategic intent of legislation relevant to social housing (including the Constitution).
  • Physical and socio-economic characteristics of social housing.
  • Tenure options.
  • Delivery options and programmes.
  • Social housing participation processes.
  • Social housing implementation mechanisms and supporting resources.
  • Funding options.
  • Guiding principles and structure of a social housing institution.
  • Social dynamics within a social housing complex.
  • Social housing contractual agreements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information by, e.g.,

    Identifying and explaining different housing tenure options and delivery mechanisms for social housing according to assessment criterion 1.2:
  • Different housing tenure options and delivery mechanisms for social housing are identified and explained.
    Range: Delivery mechanisms include different housing subsidy schemes (e.g. institutional, consolidation, project-linked, developer driven, etc.) and delivery programmes (e.g. hostel redevelopment, social housing, people housing process, etc.)

    Identifying and explaining the legislative framework for social housing in South Africa according to the assessment criteria for specific outcome 2:
  • The enabling legislative framework related to housing is identified.
    Range: Legislative framework includes but not limited to the constitution, housing policies and legislation
  • The purpose and strategic intent of the social housing legislative framework is explained.
  • Implementation mechanisms and supporting resources for social housing provided for in the legislation are identified
    Ranges: Implementation mechanisms and supporting resources include but not limited to the spheres of government, social housing institutions, funding, physical infrastructure.
  • Implementation mechanisms and supporting resources are explained in terms of function, roles and responsibilities provided for in the legislation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively, by e.g.,

    Explaining social housing concepts, principles and processes according to the assessment criteria for all the specific outcomes:
  • Explain the basic concept of social housing.
  • Identify and explain the legislative framework for social housing in South Africa.
  • Identify and explain funding options for social housing.
  • Describe the guiding principles and structure of a social housing institution.
  • Identify and explain the social dynamics within a social housing complex. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by, e.g.

    Identifying and explaining the social dynamics within a social housing complex according to the assessment criteria for specific outcome 5:
  • The principal role-players in a social housing complex are identified.
  • The rights, roles and responsibilities of the various role-players are described correctly.
  • The processes and mechanisms to regulate the relations between the role-players are described.
    Range: Regulating processes and mechanisms include but not limited to types of contractual agreements, representative structures and communication channels.
  • Types of potential conflict situations within a social housing complex are identified.
  • Appropriate procedures and mechanisms to manage different types of conflict are identified and described. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    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  49197   Further Education and Training Certificate: Social Housing Supervision  Level 4  NQF Level 04  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. Reflections Development Institute 



    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.