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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Display an understanding of core municipal processes and Ward Committee participation in these processes 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
242890  Display an understanding of core municipal processes and Ward Committee participation in these processes 
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 3  NQF Level 03  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 
The learners working towards the completion of this unit standard will be working within a Ward Committee or Local Government structure, where the acquisition of competence against this standard will add value to one's job. It will also add value to individuals who are seeking to develop a career pathway in Local Government and Administration.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Demonstrating knowledge of Integrated Development Planning and opportunities for Ward Committee and community participation.
  • Demonstrating knowledge and application of Community-based Planning and the opportunities for ward committee participation therein.
  • Demonstrating knowledge of the municipal budgeting process and ward committee participation.
  • Demonstrating knowledge of the municipal service delivery process and performance management and ward committee participation therein.
  • Demonstrating an understanding and describing the management of municipal performance and the role of ward committees in the process. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learners accessing this unit standard are competent in Communication at Level 1. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge of Integrated Development Planning and opportunities for Ward Committee and community participation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The requirements of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act, 2000 are explained and understood in relation to Integrated Development Planning. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The Integrated Development Planning process is outlined and explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Opportunities for ward committee involvement in Integrated Development Planning are identified and explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Relevant sections of the Municipal Planning and Performance Regulations are identified and explained with regard to community participation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The role and functions of Integrated Development Programmes (IDP) forums are explained with regard to the relevance to ward committee participation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    An Integrated Development Plan is obtained and its essential elements identified and understood in relation to Ward Committee functioning. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The relationship between IDP and government programmes at a national and provincial level are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Sector plans are aligned and integrated within IDP context. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate knowledge and application of Community-based Planning and the opportunities for Ward Committee participation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The objectives of Community-based Planning are identified and explained in the context of Ward Committee activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The role of Ward Committees in Community-Based Planning needs analysis and participatory review of procedures in Integrated Development Planning are outlined and explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Ward plans are developed and typical content areas identified and explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The roles of Ward Committee in implementation of Ward Plans are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The link between CDP (?) and IDP (Integrated Development Programmes) is explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate knowledge of the municipal budgeting process and Ward Committee participation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An understanding between capital and operational budgets is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The link between IDP and municipal budget is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The municipal budgeting process is outlined and explained in the context of Ward Committee budgeting processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The purpose of municipal budgeting hearings are described and explained in relation to Ward Committee processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Ward Committee participation in budget hearings is planned for and acted on in line with municipal procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Budget outreach by municipality to Ward Committees is planned for and acted on according to relevant procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Contributions are made to the compilation of Ward Committee operational budgets. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate knowledge of the municipal service delivery process and performance management and Ward Committee participation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The role of ward committees in the planning and delivery of municipal services are listed explained and understood with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Roles include, but are not limited to: providing information on ward needs; proposal development; serving on committees; and evaluation of service providers.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Ward Committee participation in Performance Management Phases is understood and explained with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Performance management phases include: planning; follow-up and feedback; and yearly performance reviews.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Monitoring and evaluation processes are understood and explained with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Processes include, but are not limited to, the use of key indicators; award-based monitoring; targets; Municipal Planning and Performance Regulations.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Demonstrate an understanding and describe the management of municipal performance and the role of Ward Committees in the process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The provisions of The Local Government: Municipal Systems Act, 1998 as amended in 2000 relating to the establishment of municipal Performance Management System (PMS) are described in the context of Ward Committee functioning. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The role of Key Performance Indicators (KPI) set by the Minister of Provincial and Local Government are described and applied in Ward committee functioning. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Guidelines for identifying, screening and measuring KPIs of Ward interest groups are identified and explained with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Interest groups include but are not limited to general interest groups, specialist groups, traditional leaders, community development workers.
     


    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 
  • Municipal functions and regulations
  • Ward committee regulations
  • Roles and responsibilities of Ward Committee members
  • Ward Committee Participation plans
  • IDP
  • Basic budgeting skills 

  • 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 how core municipal functions affect ward committees. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community to ensure effective compliance to municipal regulations in the ward committee context. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in order to ensure that all relevant municipal functions are fulfilled in the ward committee context. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information in order to ensure effective participation of ward committees in municipal functioning. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion to convey municipal requirements and matters to ward committee members. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility to the environment and health of others in ensure the effective alignment of ward committee functions to overall municipal functions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of interrelated systems by recognising that ward committee problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation and that municipal matters will impact on the functioning thereof. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Participate as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities by analysing all how ward committees can effectively participate in municipal functions. 

    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  57823   National Certificate: Ward Committee Governance  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Elective  64589   National Certificate: Community Water, Health and Sanitation Monitoring  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    Elective  61669   Further Education and Training Certificate: Community Water, Health and Sanitation Facilitation  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 


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