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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of land acquisition processes for housing development 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243730  Demonstrate an understanding of land acquisition processes for housing development 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Housing 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Physical Planning, Design and Management 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  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 learners who are involved in the identification of suitable land for housing development purposes. Learners achieving this standard will be able to apply policy and legislative requirements to access land at a provincial and local scale.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Discussing the South African land policy and related legislative frameworks in respect of housing development.
  • Evaluating and implementing the various land reform programmes for housing delivery.
  • Applying land economics principles to analyse the urban and rural land market and describe how this shapes the urban and rural built environment.
  • Demonstrating an understanding the role and procedures of environmental impacts assessments.
  • Demonstrating an understanding of the role of land taxation in regulating access to land for housing.
  • Demonstrating understanding of collective and individual tenure forms and land management systems. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this unit standard will have demonstrated competence in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 5.
  • Computer literacy skills. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Discuss the South African land policy and related legislative framework in respect of housing development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The vision, strategic goals and objectives and of land policy are explained in context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The issues affecting the land policy are discussed using a case study. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The procedures to facilitate the release of appropriate public land for affordable housing are discussed within a context of integrated housing development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Land development objectives are set for housing development purposes at a provincial or local level in accordance with development principles. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Development principles refer to those principles as prescribed in terms of the current legislation.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The establishment of a land administration committee and its functions are discussed using a relevant scenario. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Evaluate the various land reform programmes for housing delivery. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The evaluation of the various land reform programmes gives insight to the intention of land reform in South Africa according to the provisions of the land policy. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Land restitution; land redistribution; land tenure reform programmes.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The evaluation focuses on the co-ordination and communication of the different government departments regarding access to land for housing delivery. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Strategies to access land to support urban integration are developed and communicated to relevant role-players. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Developers, communities (beneficiaries), municipality, provincial government department.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply land economic principles to analyse the urban and rural land market. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Land use controls in the legal land markets are explained and discussed reflecting the impact of these controls to land for housing development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Land economics is explained in terms of how it shapes the urban and rural built environments. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Land prices are evaluated and applied in the context of land acquisition for housing development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The choice of use and investment in land for housing development by developers (public or private) is determined given a specific context of housing development. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the role and procedures of environmental impacts assessment for housing development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The relevant provisions of Environmental Conservation Act related to the requirements for housing development are explained and interpreted in the context of housing development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An understanding of the environmental principles as contained in the National Environmental Management Act is demonstrated using a case study. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Techniques to facilitate public participation for the purposes of environmental impact assessment are determined to ensure compliance with the applicable law(s) for effective housing development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The processes and procedures involved in the environmental impact assessment are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The Environmental Impact Assessment report is interpreted and utilised for housing development purposes. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the role of land taxation in regulating access to land for housing development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An investigation into the different rates for different categories of rateable property in the context of land is conducted in order to provide proper advice to land purchasers for the purposes of government assisted housing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An understanding of the role of land taxation in regulating access to land for housing is demonstrated and explained in context. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Demonstrate understanding of collective and individual tenure forms and land management system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The guiding principles of tenure reform are explained in context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Collective and individual tenure forms of ownership are identified and explained using a case study. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Land management system is described using examples. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of 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 the achievement of this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA or by an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA, according to the ETQA's policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments at exit points of the Qualification, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual Unit Standards as well as the integrated competence described in the Qualification.
  • 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. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The qualifying learner is able to demonstrate a basic knowledge and understanding of:
  • A comprehensive understanding of the South African land policy.
  • A general understanding of the different land reform programmes (land restitution, land redistribution, and land tenure forms).
  • A general understanding of the need for land auditing.
  • Interpretation of the Spatial Development Framework.
  • Land taxation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems pertaining to land acquisition, development and administration for housing development to provide housing for the poor. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community in the context of identifying suitable land for housing development. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively by involving key stakeholders in relation to land acquisition and development. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting and organising information regarding land related matters. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation with regards to land acquisition and development. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environments and health of others by observing environmental requirements and principles in housing provision.
  • Facilitating a feasibility study for housing development in the context of land ownership and environmental impact on land for housing development purposes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation by, e.g.
  • Identifying and discussing strategies to improve tenure for low-income groups.
  • Discussing the processes involved in land purchasing as an intermediate step toward transfer of improved rights to users. 

  • 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  58246   Bachelor of Human Settlements Development  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2018-06-30   


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