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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Design and develop the housing policy for effective housing provision 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243731  Design and develop the housing policy for effective housing provision 
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  15 
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 for people who are involved in the formulation of housing policy in response to housing needs and demand in a South African context.
Learners accessing this unit standard will acquire knowledge on the processes of housing strategy formulation and the development of related housing programmes either at national, provincial or local level.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Explaining and discussing the specific stages in housing policy formulation and implementation.
  • Analysing the national and international policy frameworks that impact on housing development.
  • Evaluating and discussing the principles governing housing policy development.
  • Designing and developig a framework to guide policy development.
  • Designing guidelines for the implementation of a housing policy. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this unit standard will have demonstrated competence in:
  • Communications skills at NQF level 5 or equivalent.
  • Computer Literacy. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Housing legislation and related laws, current housing policy, Breaking New Ground Document, Urban and Rural Development Frameworks and other policy documents at national and international levels impacting on housing. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain and discuss the specific stages in policy formulation and implementation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The specific stages of the policy-making process are explained within a housing context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The housing policy is designed in a manner that follows a typical policy cycle or process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Relevant role-players in housing policy formulation process are identified to ensure that the housing policy formulation process is representative of key stakeholders representing various housing needs and demands of communities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A policy agenda is set indicating what will be done, how, by whom and how it will be interpreted to ensure integrated decision-making. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Analyse the national and international policy frameworks that impact on housing development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Analysis is carried out in terms of national and international policy frameworks relating to housing to determine purpose, scope and context of housing policy formulation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Theoretical perspectives underpinning the housing policy design and development are analysed for effective housing policy development process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Findings are supported by the analysis of the data to determine policy design and development for housing development. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Evaluate and discuss the principles governing housing policy development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Factors which may impact on the development of housing policy from the legislative and regulatory perspectives are assessed in the South African context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The principles governing the formulation of the housing policy are evaluated and discussed to inform policy formulation process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Relevant case studies and documentation that apply to housing are debated within context to determine the direction of the policy development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The impact of community norms, beliefs, standards and cultural diversity is assessed to inform the policy development process. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Design and develop a framework to guide policy development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Information gathered is applied to determine the parameters of policy development process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A framework is designed providing clear general rules to guide and support the implementation of the housing policy in the housing development process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Measures to be taken for the future implementation of the housing policy are developed and explained in terms of the framework. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The framework is designed to provide clear instructions on how to implement a particular component of the policy. 


    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 knowledge and understanding of:
  • The policy environment that form the basis of housing delivery in South Africa.
  • The legal environment that forms the basis of housing delivery in South Africa (e.g Constitution, Housing Act, National Housing Code.
  • The different housing delivery options for housing delivery.
  • The need for a planned strategy to deliver sustainable human settlements (e.g Breaking New Ground Document). 

  • 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 the deviations and exceptions against housing delivery standards. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others when providing assistance to others for the implementation and the application of the housing policy, strategy and laws. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting and organising information so that deviations and records are constructed and noted in a clear and concise manner. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation with all housing stakeholders about housing policy, strategy, laws and housing programmes to ensure its successful implementation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environments and health of others by using the housing policy as a framework and guideline. 

    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 understanding the impact of housing strategies and policies in housing delivery contexts. 

    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   


    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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    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.