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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Examine and interpret the legal and policy contexts of intergovernmental relations 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243738  Examine and interpret the legal and policy contexts of intergovernmental relations 
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 
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 to foster and promote intergovernmental relations within and between government departments as well as outside government. It provides learners with an understanding of the importance of co-operative governance, collaboration and co-ordination of functions for effective service delivery.

Qualifying learners credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Examining and interpreting the legal and policy contexts of intergovernmental relations.
  • Interpreting the principles of co-operative governance and intergovernmental relations.
  • Analysing and interpreting the roles and responsibilities of the different spheres of government with respect to service delivery.
  • Developing frameworks for intergovernmental relations.
  • Identifying and describing the areas of co-operation.
  • Developing an action plan for co-operative governance between spheres of government. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learner is competent in Communication and Mathematics at NQF level 4 or equivalent. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Examine and interpret the legal and policy contexts of intergovernmental relations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept of "co-operative governance with specific reference to government is described in context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The legal and policy contexts in terms of intergovernmental relations are examined and discussed using a case study. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The disadvantages and implications resulting from a lack of sound co-operative governance are explained using a case study. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Interpret the principles of co-operative governance and intergovernmental relations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The principles of co-operative governance are interpreted and discussed in context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The application of co-operative governance principles are analysed within a specific context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The problems related to non-compliance with the principles of cooperative governance in development projects are identified and discussed with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Analyse and interpret the roles and responsibilities of the different spheres of government with respect to service delivery. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The constitutional obligations and requirements for co-operation between all spheres are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Various service delivery sectors that require co-operation by the three government spheres are explained with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The Integrated Development Plan document, Provincial Growth Sector document.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The various roles and responsibilities of each sphere of government in relation to an identified sector of service delivery is explained and discussed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Develop frameworks for intergovernmental relations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A framework serves as a guideline for intergovernmental relations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A framework allows for the development of a joint approach towards the improvement of national development, provincial and local issues. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Development challenges facing all spheres of government are analysed and interpreted to determine possible interventions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Memorandum of Understanding (MOUs) between spheres of government in respective areas of development is prepared in accordance with organisational requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Evaluate the areas of co-operation in service delivery. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    National, provincial and local development programmes for service delivery are evaluated and explained within context. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Integrated Development Plan (IDP).
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Areas of co-ordination are analysed and explained using a case study. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Social Cluster partner departments.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Develop an action plan for co-operative governance between spheres of government. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An action plan is developed reflecting areas for co-operative governance in respect of development projects for service delivery. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Areas for cooperation are determined and communicated to role-players for service delivery. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Providers offering learning towards this unit standard will be accredited by the relevant Educational Training Quality Assurance Body (ETQA) or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning in that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard or will assess this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA, or with 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, assessors or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Intergovernmental relations as the context for implementing nation, provincial and local government programmes and policies.
  • Co-operative governance in the spirit of co-operation, collaboration and co-ordination of functions, roles and responsibilities in development projects.
  • A general understanding of communication and co-ordination of activities. 

  • 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 respective functions, roles and responsibilities that each sphere should play in respect to areas of co-operation and co-ordination of activities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in the implementation of the joint intergovernmental relations strategy. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively by, e.g. explaining the roles, functions and responsibilities of role players according to the assessment criteria of specific outcome "Critically analyse and discuss the functions, roles and responsibilities of the various role-players in housing development". 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information by, e.g. defining the concepts of "governance", "co-operative governance" and "intergovernmental relations" and identify and explain the basic principles involved according to the assessment criteria for specific outcome. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively with relevant stakeholders and/or end-users with regards to their application for housing subsidies or housing finance from financial institutions and disseminating information regarding approvals. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate 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 the main role-players and stakeholders and external role-players or groups according to specific outcome "Critically analyse and discuss the functions, roles and responsibilities of the various role-players in housing development".
  • Identifying and describing existing and possible relationships between spheres of government in relation to development projects. 

  • 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: 
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