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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Facilitate municipal wide information gathering and the compilation of an updated integrated municipal development profile 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120502  Facilitate municipal wide information gathering and the compilation of an updated integrated municipal development profile 
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 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6 
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 
Learners working towards this standard will be working within a National or Local Government sector. This standard will enable the learner to apply strategic level development and governance competencies to ensure integrated and sustainable processes, outcomes, structures, strategies, planning, implementation management, monitoring and evaluation at a municipal level. This standard will also add 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:
  • Gathering, interpreting, analysing and presenting relevant geographic, statistical and other information.
  • Analysing and synthesising the critical development challenges, strengths, opportunities of the municipal area and economy.
  • Analysing and synthesising the critical governance challenges, strengths, opportunities of the municipality and other role players in the municipal area.
  • Achieving consensus and commitment on long and medium term municipal-wide development priorities. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Poverty and potential are identified and interpreted in line with the NSDP, the provincial level agreement on poverty and potential.
  • Geographic areas refer to the various sub-regional areas/functional components/wards in a city/settlement/district in this regard.
  • Municipal wide data is gathered on key aspects influencing development and governance.
  • The responsibility for data gathering and information analysis rests primarily with the various line departments, functional units and respective stakeholders.
  • Provincial government and district municipalities have a role in supporting coordinated analysis and planning.
  • An integrated municipal profile should be spatially represented and interpreted, and as far as possible be done on mutually agreed upon baseline data. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Gather, interpret, analyse and present relevant geographic, statistical and other information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Relevant and meaningful data and information to be gathered, and appropriate formats to represent it, are identified and terms of references developed for responsible role players to gather, interpret and present the data/information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A process is proposed for presenting a synthesis of relevant information and aspects internally and externally (for example at each identified intergovernmental forums/structures) and for reporting back to the relevant structures/units in the municipality. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The role of the spatial framework in contributing towards reaching a mutual understanding of development challenges, supporting joint prioritisation, ensuring spatial cohesion, co-ordinating strategic resource allocation, and enabling co-ordinated implementation is explained and illustrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The role of information registers and data basis of the municipality such as the indigent register is explained and illustrated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Analyse and synthesise the critical development challenges, strengths, opportunities of the municipal area and economy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The current and future (medium and long term) development challenges, including service backlogs (as well as underlying causes thereof), land reform needs, economic degradation etc. in the municipal area are determined, articulated and monitored in terms of severity, impact, and extent. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The critical strengths and opportunities, (existing and future) in a municipal area, the inter-relatedness/synergies as well as possible success factors are synthesised, reported on and monitored. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The state of the municipal area, settlements and the environment are evaluated in terms of the principles of sustainable human settlement and environmental sustainability. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The vibrancy and sustainability of the municipal space economy is evaluated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    An agreement on the extent and location of poverty and development potential, and the relation between that, is reached on a district and metropolitan level and compared with relevant areas. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The interconnectedness between the municipal area and its neighbouring municipalities, broader regional, provincial and national context in terms of infrastructure, natural resources, social services, economic linkages, urbanisation/migration patterns, etc. is determined, analysed and appropriately reported on. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Analyse and synthesise the critical governance challenges, strengths, opportunities of the municipality and other role players in the municipal area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The impact of municipal government actions and development strategies in delivering services and creating sustainable settlements, and in supporting national policies and programmes are analysed, interpreted and evaluated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Service level information is compared to RDP and other relevant standards, as well as with that of surrounding and similar municipalities, and the province and evaluated in terms of municipal capacity and resources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Financial viability, effective resource allocation and implementation, and transformation of the municipal government is analysed and implications are interpreted. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The key services and interventions that other agencies, organs of state, the private sector and the community deliver and/or can bring are identified and evaluated in terms of the effect on the municipal area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Key integrated programmes where resources are/have to be jointly allocated between the municipality and other institutions in pursuit of a development objective are identified. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Achieve consensus and commitment on long and medium term municipal-wide development priorities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A process is designed and facilitated where political priorities, community and stakeholder needs, as well as medium and long term sustainability considerations can be debated and considered, within the context of existing resource constraints, legal requirements and pre-committed projects/expenditures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A framework to reconcile and interpret development priorities on a ward, regional and municipal- wide level is designed and agreed on between relevant role players. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Buy-in and involvement in information sharing and agenda setting are obtained by senior management within the municipality. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Municipal-wide development issues are consolidated and signed-off by the representative forum and council. 


    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:
  • Data gathering tools and mechanisms.
  • Statistical procedures, surveys and tools.
  • Data interpretation and representation techniques and tools.
  • The role of geographic information systems and data basis.
  • Range of resources and key role players to obtain relevant data and information.
  • Analysis techniques and tools. 

  • 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 relevant geographic, statistical and other information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community to effectively determine the critical development challenges, strengths and opportunities for IDP processes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in order to effectively, timeously and proactively manage information gathering and analyses pertaining to fact finding for IDP processes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information in order to correctly interpret relevant geographic, statistical and other information that forms part of information gathering exercises. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion to ensure that consensus and commitment on long and medium term municipal-wide development priorities are achieved. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility to the environment and health of others in gathering and analysing information pertaining to municipal development priorities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of interrelated systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts relating to fact finding and analyses of factors affecting IDP process does not exist in isolation and that varying economic trends and developments will impact on this. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Participate as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities by ensuring that consensus and commitment is achieved in meeting long and medium term municipal-wide development priorities. 

    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 


    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. ABA Sebenzi 
    2. Akili Training 
    3. Amabamba Recruitment 
    4. Asiphokuhle Training and Research Institute 
    5. AVAX SA 481 CC. T/A Mandisa Development Services 
    6. Bantubanye Skills 
    7. BF QUALITY SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    8. Break The Chains Development Services 
    9. Classic Human Capital Solutions 
    10. CTC College(PTY) LTD. 
    11. Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) 
    12. Ditirelo Skills Development Services 
    13. Edutraining Business College 
    14. Elective Training Institute Enterprise CC 
    15. Eskilz College (Pty) Ltd 
    16. Ethekwini Corporate and Human Resources Skills Development Unit 
    17. Express Model 405 
    18. Glere Skills and Consultants 
    19. Growth Management Consulting 
    20. Gudlhuza Development Solutions cc 
    21. Inafrica General Trading Pty LTD 
    22. IQ Skills Academy (PTY) LTD. 
    23. Jobafrik Consulting 
    24. Kamanga Skills Projects 
    25. Kgolo Institute 
    26. KHOSITHI TRAINING 
    27. Kia Chuma 
    28. Lewerb Holdings (PTY) Ltd 
    29. Management College of Southern Africa (MANCOSA) 
    30. Maono Tai Consulting and Training 
    31. Masemase Consultancy CC. 
    32. Mass Computer Training And Printers 
    33. Mgwezane Training and Events Management CC. 
    34. Miczo's Enterprise 
    35. Mission Point Consulting 
    36. Mmalethabo Consulting 
    37. Mortarboard Training Solutions 
    38. MTHENGENYA & ASSOCIATES 
    39. Ndrendre Building & General Services 
    40. Nemalale Eagles Consultancy CC 
    41. Nhlahle Development Agency 
    42. NJ & L Trading Enterprise CC. 
    43. NS Global Academy 
    44. Outeniqua Leadership Institute 
    45. Pachedu Skills Solutions 
    46. Paseka Business Enterprise 
    47. Pioneer Business Consulting 
    48. PTDEV (Pty) Ltd 
    49. Solstice Networks CC. 
    50. Talent Emporium Academy (PTY) Ltd 
    51. Thubelihle Graduate Institute 
    52. Tsebo Kitso Trainings 
    53. Tshelopele Development Institution 
    54. Umqondo Consultancy 
    55. University of Fort Hare 
    56. University of Venda 
    57. WEINVEST INVESTMENT CC 
    58. Ya Hina Management Consulting and projects 



    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.