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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Explain and apply legislation and policies applicable to leadership in a specific sector or context 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120393  Explain and apply legislation and policies applicable to leadership in a specific sector or context 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Administration 
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-Fundamental  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 will be useful to learners who are be working within a Public Sector, Local Government, commercial or community environment, and will fulfill a leadership role as part of their job. This Unit 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:
  • Describing a specific sector in relation to provincial and national government with regard to the leader's role.
  • Analysing the legislative framework impacting on leadership in a specific sector.
  • Applying creative problem-solving techniques to resolve sector policy issues.
  • Differentiating between the roles of the leader and the official in policy development and implementation. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learner is competent in:

    Communication at NQF Level 3 and Computer Literacy at NQF Level 3, or the equivalent thereof. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe a specific sector in relation to provincial and national government with regard to the leader's role. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The functioning of the three spheres of government are explained with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The three spheres of government include the national, provincial and local government.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The levels of interaction within the different spheres of government and the cooperation for service delivery are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The tools and processes that a specific sector uses to design and implement policies and by-laws are identified and described with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Tools and processes include but are not limited to the acts, regulations and council structures.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The leader's role within a specific sector is compared to the role of a leader in provincial and national government and differences in the contexts are identified and explained with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The roles to be compared includes but are not limited to being a visionary, motivating self and others, creating synergies, facilitating a developmental environment, being an innovator, being creative.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The leader's function within a specific sector is compared to the function of a leader in provincial and national government and differences in the contexts are identified and explained with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The functions to be compared include but are not limited to leadership in the context of workplace, community, political affiliation.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Analyse the legislative framework impacting on a specific sector. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The legislative framework governing a specific sector is identified and explained with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The legislative framework includes the constitution, bills, acts, regulations, by-laws, policies, structures, systems and IGR Acts.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The implications of the legislation impacting on leadership in a specific sector is explained with case studies. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Case studies can relate to the constitution, bills, acts, regulations, by-laws and/or policies.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The role of the leader in the development of policies is outlined and explained in relation to a specific sector. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The principles underlying corporate governance are identified and explained in relation to leadership in a specific sector. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Corporate governance within the local government legislative framework includes matters of transparency, accountability, responsibility, authority, roles and functions.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply creative problem-solving techniques to resolve sector policy issues. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Potential policy issues that may give rise to conflict are identified with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Policy issues are identified via consultation with various interest groups. At least two issues are analysed.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Methods for addressing the potential policy issues from a leadership perspective are defined in a proactive and professional manner. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Communication strategies used to communicate possible resolution to policy issues are identified and utilised to ensure transparent consultations with various interest groups. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Policy problems are identified and resolved in a way that results in achieving desirable outcomes. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Desirable outcomes include but are not limited to satisfied interest groups, reduced conflict. Evidence to show that desirable outcome is achieved includes agreements, reports, policy improvement plan.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Differentiate between the roles of the leader and the official in policy development and implementation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The functions and responsibilities of all roleplayers in the design and implementation of policies and by-laws are identified and described within a specific context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The processes for policy development and implementation are differentiated and the leaders role in these processes are outlined with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Best practice case studies for ensuring sustainable local government policy implementation are examined and applied to own leadership context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A proactive plan is developed to ensure sustainable management of policy development, implementation and evaluation. 


    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:
  • A comprehensive understanding of the different spheres of government and their roles and functions.
  • A comprehensive understanding of legislation, rules and statutory requirements applicable to the public sector.
  • A comprehensive understanding of all legal documents and records.
  • A comprehensive understanding of different types of contracts that apply to public sector leadership.
  • Terms and conditions of general employment contracts.
  • A good understanding of the SA legal system.
  • A good understanding of the SA Constitution. 

  • 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 the South African Constitution, legal system and legislative regulations impacting on the public sector leadership context. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organization or community to ensure effective compliance to the SA regulatory and legal framework. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in order to ensure that learner keeps abreast of any changes to the regulatory and legal framework. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information in order to compile contracts that comply with the SA regulatory framework, public sector procedures and the SA legal system. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion to source legislative, regulatory and legal information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility to the environment and health of others in ensuring compliance to the legalities governing the public sector leadership environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of interrelated systems by recognising that legislative, regulatory and legal problem-solving contexts within the public sector do not exist in isolation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities by analysing all legalities pertaining to public sector leadership. 

    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 
    A previous version of this unit standard was published in the Government Gazette of 21 October. The version referring to "a specific sector or context" is, in fact, the definitive one.

    Articulation possibilities:

    This unit standard will enable a learner to articulate to other qualifications in Financial Management, Financial Services, Business Administration, Public Finance Management and Administration, Municipal Finance Management and Administration. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  50081   Further Education and Training Certificate: Leadership Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Elective  72050   Further Education and Training Certificate: Pharmacist Assistance  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


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