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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of the legal implications and principles of the concepts of 'developmental local government' and 'integrated development planning' for governance in a municipal area 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120501  Demonstrate an understanding of the legal implications and principles of the concepts of 'developmental local government' and 'integrated development planning' for governance in a municipal area 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Public Administration and Management 
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 standard will be useful to learners working within a National or Local Government sector. This standard will enable the learner to apply strategic level development and governance competences to ensure integrated and sustainable processes, outcomes, structures, strategies, planning, implementation management, monitoring and evaluation at a municipal level. This standard will also value to public officials who are seeking to develop a career pathway towards an accomplished integrated development planner or public sector management and administration specialist.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Demonstrating an understanding of relevant legislation and policies.
  • Demonstrating an understanding of the core powers and functions of a municipal government in terms of relevant legislation and policies.
  • Demonstrating an understanding of the role of other spheres of government and role players in municipal areas.
  • Demonstrating an ability to apply the principles of municipal integrated development planning in relation to other role players and spheres of government. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners should be competent in Communication at NQF level 4 and Computer Literacy level 3. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Municipal plans and processes refer to the range of i.e. budget and financial, sector, operational, performance management, and business planning processes and instruments.
  • A distinction is made between the role of (1) settlements/municipal areas, (2) the role of municipalities, (3) the role of the municipal government and (4) the range of role players involved. The roles of municipalities are differentiated according to type, size, capacity, resources etc. of municipalities, and contextualised in terms of implications for municipal capabilities and capacity requirements. Planning frameworks refer to the SDF, and supporting sector plans, LUMS and municipal by-laws and policies in guiding public and private sector development.
  • The roles of various role players in municipalities refer to current, possible and ideal roles. The importance, challenges and benefits to ensure integration between the three spheres of government, neighbouring municipalities, NGOs, business sector etc. are addressed. The intergovernmental development planning framework refers to the role of the MTSF, PGDS and IDPs and NSDP and the IGR Act.
  • Integrated development planning principles are applied within the context of the Local Agenda 21.
  • Integrated development planning principles in the municipal context are described and interpreted for approaches. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate and understanding of relevant legislation and policies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The term and concept of 'municipality' is explained in terms of the Municipal Systems Act (MSA). 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    'Municipality' is used in the context of the Municipal Systems Act and white paper on local government.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The term and concept of 'developmental local government' in terms of the White Paper on Local Government is interpreted in relation to the overall functions of local government. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Developmental local government is addressed, recognizing the challenges for local government and governance.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The value and role of the 'Integrated Development Planner' are identified in terms of relevant legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The purpose and rationale of the various components and process requirements of IDP are explained with examples and the use of case studies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The broad policy framework for development is comprehended and interpreted for integrated development planning at a municipal sphere. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the core powers and functions of a municipal government in terms of relevant legislation and policies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The role of a municipal government to deliver basic services to improve quality of life of citizens at a household level is summarized. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The role of a municipal government to deliver basic services to enable the creation of sustainable human settlements is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The role of a municipal government to guide and co-ordinate public sector and private sector investment to create sustainable human settlements through its planning frameworks and policies are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The role of the municipal government as an active development agent is explained with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Examples explored can include but not be limited to embarking on active area marketing, specific local developmental projects, and generating additional income for the municipality.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the role of other spheres of government and role players in municipal areas. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The role and responsibility of provincial and national spheres, planning systems and sector departments in a municipal area and in municipal development are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The roles of the private sector, NGOs, CBOs and a range of other role players in the development of a municipal area are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The importance of integrated development and partnerships for a municipality to govern is explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Partnerships include but are not limited to public-public, public-private partnerships.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The national and provincial intergovernmental development planning framework is explained briefly. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate an ability to apply the principles of municipal integrated development planning in relation to other role players and spheres of government. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Demonstrate the importance of and determine ways to ensure democratising of planning and implementation processes and practices and appropriate involvement of various role payers in the governance of a municipal area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Demonstrate the importance of and determine ways to ensure the sustainability of municipal planning and implementation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Demonstrate the importance of and determine ways to ensure horizontal and vertical integration and collaboration between different sectors and spheres in prioritisation, resource allocation and implementation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Demonstrate the importance of and determine ways to ensure that municipal planning and governance are implementation orientated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Demonstrate the importance of and determine ways to ensure strategic thinking and governance. 


    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:
  • Basic understanding of governance through the three spheres in South Africa.
  • Human rights and other basic constitutional rights.
  • Municipal governance and the municipal .administration, council and role of other role players in development.
  • Basic understanding of the role of the municipal council, ward committees, municipal officials and other key role players in municipal governance.
  • An appreciation for the underlying values and understanding of terminology such as sustainability, democratisation, implementation, strategic, prioritisation, environment, cost-effective, integrated, multi-disciplinary. 

  • 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 interpret legislation and policies impacting on integrated local government development. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community to effectively engage role players from various spheres of government in IDP process. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in order to keep abreast of the latest changes in legislation and policy affecting IDP. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information in order to interpret the related legislation and policies and the impact thereof on IDP. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion to ensure democratising of planning and implementation processes and practices. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility to the environment and health of others in gathering information pertaining to legislation, policies and inter-departmental information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of interrelated systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts relating to the legislation and policies affecting IDP do not exist in isolation and that varying structures and role players will impact on this. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Participate as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities by ensuring that all measures are taken to ensure understanding of the legislation, policies and role players relating to the IDP function within 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  50205   National Certificate: Municipal Integrated Development Planning  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG 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  66089   National Certificate: Human Settlements Development  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 


    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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