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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Assess and support the implementation of strategies and strategic programmes and interventions 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120509  Assess and support the implementation of strategies and strategic programmes and interventions 
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 
Learners working towards this standard will 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 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:
  • Extracting and consolidating specific area based project plans, in terms of the medium term municipal priorities, targets and integrated strategies.
  • Guiding the development and review of municipal operational plans and line department business plans in support of the development direction, strategic agenda and intervention strategies.
  • Extracting and consolidating annual business plans for line departments/functional units in terms of the strategic development direction and agenda and intervention strategies.
  • Facilitating the design of and obtaining a commitment to agreements on development of specific areas/issues with relevant private/public agencies/institutions/role players. 

  • 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 
  • Municipal organizational arrangements refer to the Integrated Institutional Programme including: organizational structure and arrangements, workplace skills development plan and institutional policies, processes and systems.
  • Specific area-based policies, plans and procedures include: by-laws and delivery mechanisms.
  • Role players include national and provincial spheres, utility companies and organs of the state.
  • Project proposals include: preliminary budgets and contain information of Project Objectives and Indicators, project outputs, target groups, locations, major activities, responsible agencies, implementation timeframes, potential sources of funding.
  • Cross-cutting issues include: HIV and AIDS, poverty alleviation and disaster management. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Extract and consolidate specific area based project plans, in terms of the medium term municipal priorities, targets and integrated strategies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Co-operation with relevant municipal officials and councilors and other role players is enabled and direction is provided to ensure that specific area-based policies, plans and procedures are designed and/or modified in line with development strategies and the guiding principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The design and implementation of ward and community based plans, processes and projects are supported and guided in accordance with development strategies, and in line with the guiding principles and area based plans. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A set of programme and project management processes and systems is designed and implemented in support of the integrated development planning process in a municipality. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The establishment and on-going functioning of multi-disciplinary task teams to ensure delivery in terms of the development direction and strategic agenda is motivated and supported. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The impact of typical development projects on existing service delivery mechanisms is explained with practical examples from own work context. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Guide the development and review of municipal operational plans and line department business plans in support of the development direction, strategic agenda and intervention strategies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The review of municipal organizational arrangements is explained and directed to ensure institutional readiness for the implementation of the development agenda. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Mechanisms to enlist the co-operation of the Chief Financial Officer and relevant stakeholders to ensure that financial (municipal budget) and other resources are purposefully allocated to support the implementation of the strategic development agenda are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The design of performance management systems, scorecards etc. are explained and ensured in a way that reflects the medium term municipal targets. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The design of a capital investment framework, human resource development plan etc. are explained and ensured in a way that reflects the medium term municipal targets, as well as the annual targets and priorities of line departments. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Extract and consolidate annual business plans for line departments/functional units in terms of the strategic development direction and agenda and intervention strategies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A process to capture annual performance management tools is designed and facilitated in order to ensure that the annual targets and priorities of line departments are extracted. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The development of line department/functional unit business plans in accordance with key objectives and strategies, relevant plans, programmes and projects and annual performance management tools are motivated and guided. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Iterative annual budgeting and project prioritisation is explained and facilitated within the medium term priority and strategy, and annual line department context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A strategic evaluation is done through the annual IDP review. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The SDBIP is explained and developed in co-operation with the budget office. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Facilitate the design of and obtain a commitment to agreements on development of specific areas/issues with relevant private/public agencies/institutions/role players. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Key forums, processes, events and role players outside the municipal government, are identified that will contribute towards the implementation of the strategic development agenda, strategic interventions and programmes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Development agreements, service level agreements and memorandums of understanding are identified and explained with regard to how they address an issue through municipal engagement with extra-municipal bodies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The role of public-private partnerships are identified and described with relevant examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The typical roles and responsibilities in a municipality-development agency agreement are identified in terms of their influence on effective joint implementation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The process and challenges of setting up and getting commitment for such projects can be outlined and implemented in a proactive manner. 


    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:
  • Operational and financial implications of project proposals and business plans.
  • Municipal management.
  • Municipal business processes.
  • Budgeting and financial planning.
  • Performance Management.
  • Project management.
  • Business planning.
  • Spatial planning.
  • Ability to understand relevance and linkages between (1) sector issues and plans such as water, transport, housing, economic development, land, agriculture, tourism, sports & recreation, health, welfare and (2) cross-cutting issues and plans such as HIV/AIDs, environmental management, LED, etc. 

  • 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 effectively implement strategic plans. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community to gain commitment to agreements relating to strategic programmes. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information in order to extract and consolidate specific area based project plans and prioritise accordingly. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion to engage role-players in strategic implementation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility to the environment and health of others to design strategic tools and implementation processes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of interrelated systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts relating to strategic programmes and interventions do not exist in isolation and that varying internal and external factors may affect the implementation thereof. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Participate as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities by ensuring that strategies are successfully implemented. 

    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  58601   National Certificate: Land Transport Planning  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  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.