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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Support the development of appropriate institutional capacity in Integrated Development Planning (IDP) processes and leverage coordination 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120505  Support the development of appropriate institutional capacity in Integrated Development Planning (IDP) processes and leverage coordination 
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:
  • Ensuring synergy between the integrated development plan in a municipality, the organisational structure, and the relevant human and other resources especially to draw up and implement in accordance with the IDP.
  • Contributing to preparing a municipal budget that reflects an integrated development plan.
  • Ensuring co-ordination between the integrated development plan and core functional areas, plans and activities in the municipality.
  • Ensuring that knowledge management systems are designed and implemented in support of the integrated development planning process in a municipality.
  • Ensuring buy-in and commitment for the process proposed to design and implement the IDP process. 

  • 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 
  • Information systems refer to the range of data basis' and systems for example on planned projects, approved projects, budget allocations, targets and indicators, various monitoring systems as well as geographic information systems.
  • In order to ensure sustainable human settlements, and as municipalities are dependent on various other government agencies and parastatals for service delivery and resources, IDPs are developed for municipal areas, and not only for municipal administrations. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Ensure synergy between the integrated development plan in a municipality, the organisational structure, and the relevant human and other resources especially to draw up and implement in accordance with the IDP. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An assessment is done of the effectiveness of the organisational position, management relationships, role and unit of the person/persons that is responsible to draft, implement and monitor the IDP. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An assessment and proposal are done of the capacity and skills to design, implement and monitor and IDP process in the municipality. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The human resource framework of the municipality is assessed in terms of the capacity and skills requirements of the integrated development planning processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The development finance and budgeting processes, systems and mechanisms is assessed in terms of how it supports the integrated development planning process in a municipality. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Contribute to preparing a municipal budget that reflects an integrated development plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Key stages within the budgeting process are recognised and discussed in a municipal context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The relationships between the components of a budgeting and service delivery system are identified within a municipality. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A schedule for integrated development planning and municipal budget processes is developed that ensures the integration of these processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The current approach to budgeting at a municipality is evaluated in terms of their strengths and weaknesses. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Ensure co-ordination between the integrated development plan and core functional areas, plans and activities in the municipality. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A framework is designed, setting out how line department/agency business plans and projects can influence and be developed in support of the integrated development planning process in a municipality. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A framework is designed, setting out how medium term sector plans and integrated programmes can influence and be developed in support of the integrated development planning process in a municipality. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A framework is designed, setting out how the spatial framework and area based plans can influence, and be developed in support, of the integrated development planning process in a municipality. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A framework is designed, setting out how ward and community based plans, processes and projects can influence and be developed in support of the integrated development planning process in a municipality. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Ensure that knowledge management systems are designed and implemented in support of the integrated development planning process in a municipality. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A framework to identify information systems and knowledge management processes to support development, the IDP and other governmental planning processes is developed and set in place. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Criteria are drawn up to ensure effective data management and appropriate technology platforms to support the development, monitoring and evaluation of various components and targets of, as well as processes in, integrated development planning. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Information management and systems within the municipality are evaluated in terms of their ability to assist and contribute to prioritisation, implementation and monitoring of the identified priorities and high level programmes and projects in the IDP. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The critical role of geographic information in supporting development planning, public participation, and decision making is identified and explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Ensure buy-in and commitment for the process proposed to design and implement the IDP process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Content and processes to brief decision makers in order to make them available aware of the need, purpose and requirements of IDP is designed and implemented. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The process plan for the municipal IDP process is designed in order to obtain approval and buy-in, in own work context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The importance for council to approve the respective processes, systems, deliverables and outputs of the respective phases in time, is explained and the mechanisms to ensure this in own work context explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A process and structures to support alignment between the actions and investment of the three spheres of government in municipal IDPs is designed and explained. 


    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:
  • Techniques for managing systems that support IDP processes.
  • Municipal management and structures.
  • Municipal powers and functions.
  • Understanding of municipal operational plans ie. Human resources, institutional structures, skills development.
  • Municipal budgeting.
  • The South African Constitution. The Municipal Finance Management Act.
  • The development planning, financial planning, sector planning, departmental planning systems in the three spheres of government.
  • Basic understanding of the role of various sectors and spheres.
  • Public management and government structures and procedures.
  • Intergovernmental relations. 

  • 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 assessment results pertaining to the effectiveness of stakeholder positions and relations in the IDP process. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community to effectively ensure the building of institutional capacity to ensure IDP success. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in order to effectively, timeously and proactively manage IDP process. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information in order to ensure effective coordination between the IDP and core and functional areas, plans and activities in municipalities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion to ensure synergy between the IDP and relevant human and other resources. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility to the environment and health of others in coordinating the various activities required for the effective implementation of the IDP. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of interrelated systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts relating to supporting the development of appropriate institutional capacity does not exist in isolation and that varying factors will impact on this. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Participate as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities by ensuring that support processes effectively complement the IDP process. 

    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.