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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Identify and explain the roles and functions as well as the inter-linkages between different departments in a municipality 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
110504  Identify and explain the roles and functions as well as the inter-linkages between different departments in a municipality 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Economics 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Finance, Economics and Accounting 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
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 Unit Standard is intended for people who are, or seek to be, active in the local government sector. It introduces the learner to the concepts of roles and functions with examples of each in the context of a municipality. It also provides the learner with an understanding of the inter-linkages between departments in a municipality.

People credited with this Unit Standard are able to:
  • Draw up and make notes on an organisational chart to reflect the structure of a typical municipality.
  • Explain the roles and functions of and the inter-linkages between the different departments in a municipality.
  • Discuss the inter-linkages and working relations between different departments in a municipality with specific reference to local economic development.
  • Discuss the inter-linkages and working relations between different departments in a municipality with specific reference to local economic development. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in Communication at NQF Level 3. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • At least two municipalities of different sizes and challenges must be used.
  • Functions of a municipality include: Executive Mayor and functions in the Mayor`s office; Municipal Manager and/or Chief Executive Officer; legal (and secretarial) services; financial services; service delivery (e.g. electricity and water); economic development; community safety (e.g. emergency services); corporate services (e.g. HR, Administration, Information Management); housing (e.g. land and environmental planning).
  • Other functions could include: Metropolitan Police; marketing and tourism; social development. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Draw up & make notes on an organisational chart to reflect the structure of a typical municipality. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. An organisation chart is drawn reflecting the roles and functions typically found in a municipality. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The chart is annotated with names of departments and an explanation of each of the roles identified in point form. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The hierarchical relationships between the roles and relative functional and/ or sub-departmental staffing levels are indicated on the organisational chart. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain the roles and functions of, and inter-linkages between, the different departments. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Explain the roles and functions of, and inter-linkages between, the different departments in a municipality. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The purpose of a municipality is explained by referring to the roles of Mayor, Municipal Manager and/ or Chief Executive Officer as applicable to the municipalities selected as examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The different departments typically found in a municipality are defined and their functions explained in terms of how they contribute to the achievement of the purpose and objectives of a municipality. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The inter-departmental linkages are explained for a range of departments in terms of the achievement of the purpose and objectives of a municipality. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Discuss the inter-linkages and working relations between different departments. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Discuss the inter-linkages and working relations between different departments in a municipality with specific reference to local economic development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The role and purposes of local economic development are discussed in terms of the achievement of the purpose and objectives of a municipality. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The need for local economic development to build and maintain inter-linkages and effective working relations with other specified departments and functions in a municipality is explained and illustrated by referring to an example of a local economic development project or programme. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Areas for improvement in these inter-linkages and working relations are identified and recommendations provided, illustrated by referring to an example of a local economic development project or programme. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Discuss the inter-linkages and working relations between different departments. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Discuss the inter-linkages and working relations between different departments in a municipality with specific reference to local economic development 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The role and purposes of local economic development are discussed in terms of the achievement of the purpose and objectives of a municipality. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The need for local economic development to build and maintain inter-linkages and effective working relations with other specified departments and functions in a municipality is explained and illustrated by referring to an example of a local economic development project or programme. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Areas for improvement in these inter-linkages and working relations are identified and recommendations provided, illustrated by referring to an example of a local economic development project or programme. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or with 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 will assess this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQ, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding 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 or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • 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 or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • The purpose and functions of municipalities.
  • The roles and departments of municipalities.
  • Awareness of the need for teamwork in cross functional processes.
  • Awareness of the place of local economic development in a range of municipalities. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made by, e.g.
  • Explaining and illustrating the need to build and maintain inter-linkages and effective working relations according to assessment criterion "The need for local economic development to build and maintain inter-linkages and effective working relations with other specified departments and functions in a municipality is explained and illustrated by referring to an example of a local economic development project or programme."
  • Identifying areas for improvement according to assessment criterion "Areas for improvement in these inter-linkages and working relations are identified and recommendations provided, illustrated by referring to an example of a local economic development project or programme." 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organization and community by, e.g.
  • Discussing the inter-linkages and working relations between different departments in a municipality with specific reference to local economic development according to the assessment criteria listed in Specific Outcome "Discuss the inter-linkages and working relations between different departments in a municipality with specific reference to local economic development." 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organize and critically evaluate information by, e.g.
  • Identifying and explaining the roles and functions as well as the inter-linkages between different departments in a municipality according to the assessment criteria listed for Specific Outcomes "Draw up and make notes on an organisational chart to reflect the structure of a typical municipality." and "Explain the roles and functions of, and inter-linkages between, the different departments in a municipality." and "Discuss the inter-linkages and working relations between different departments in a municipality with specific reference to local economic development." 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/ or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation by, e.g.
  • Drawing up and making notes on an organisational chart according to the assessment criteria listed for Specific Outcome "Draw up and make notes on an organisational chart to reflect the structure of a typical municipality."
  • Illustrating and explaining the need for local economic development according to assessment criterion "The need for local economic development to build and maintain inter-linkages and effective working relations with other specified departments and functions in a municipality is explained and illustrated by referring to an example of a local economic development project or programme."
  • Illustrating and explaining areas for improvement in the inter-linkages according to assessment criterion "Areas for improvement in these inter-linkages and working relations are identified and recommendations provided, illustrated by referring to an example of a local economic development project or programme." 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognizing that problem solving contexts do not exist in isolation by e.g.
  • Identifying and explaining the roles and functions as well as the inter-linkages between different departments in a municipality according to the assessment criteria listed for Specific Outcomes "Draw up and make notes on an organisational chart to reflect the structure of a typical municipality." and "Explain the roles and functions of, and inter-linkages between, the different departments in a municipality." and "Discuss the inter-linkages and working relations between different departments in a municipality with specific reference to local economic development." 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Be culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts by, e.g.
  • Drawing up and making notes on an organisational chart according to the assessment criteria listed for Specific Outcome "Draw up and make notes on an organisational chart to reflect the structure of a typical municipality." 

  • 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  36436   National Certificate: Local Economic Development  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  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.
     
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    8. Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) 
    9. Dru-A Professional Training Consultancy 
    10. Ethembeni Multi Service Enterprise (Pty) Ltd 
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    12. Hlombe and Associates 
    13. IGKM Management Services (Pty) Ltd 
    14. Inafrica General Trading Pty LTD 
    15. Jabukile Consultancy 
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    18. Londimvelo Consultants 
    19. Magumzane Traiding cc 
    20. Mahayi HRD Services cc 
    21. Makaota Training Consultants 
    22. Mamuhle Academy 
    23. Management College of Southern Africa (MANCOSA) 
    24. Matsila Holdings 
    25. MML Consulting CC. 
    26. Mortarboard Training Solutions 
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    41. Silalele Consulting CC. 
    42. SIZA NESU TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    43. South African ABET Development Agency SAADA 
    44. South African Corporate Training Association 
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