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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Monitor and evaluate housing projects 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243739  Monitor and evaluate housing projects 
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 
The unit standard is aimed at those people who are required to monitor and evaluate housing projects and report data to enable decision-makers to act on data collected.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Designing the monitoring and evaluation systems.
  • Planning and preparing for the evaluation.
  • Determining the methods and tools to be used for evaluation.
  • Measuring the housing project progress and performance.
  • Establishing an evaluation database.
  • Demonstrating an understanding of the reporting system. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this unit standard will have demonstrated competence in:
  • Communication and numeracy skills at NQF level 5 or equivalent.
  • Unit standard "Project Management "Identify, organise and co-ordinate project life cycle phases for control purposes". 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Evaluation concept, housing projects life cycle; progress payment stages; national norms and standards; NHBRC norms and standards. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Design the monitoring and evaluation systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Key factors to be controlled within housing projects are identified and specified to ensure effective monitoring of housing projects. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Time, cost, quality goals, milestones, project action plan, performance criteria.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The monitoring system is designed to indicate various facets of housing project outputs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Data collection procedures are established for each factor to be measured to direct data collection exercise. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A tracking system is developed to provide variance analysis data. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    A reporting system is developed to enable users to report incidences and/or areas that require corrective measures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Report format, reporting guidelines and process, milestone reporting.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Plan and prepare for the evaluation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The purpose and scope of evaluation is defined and described in context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The evaluation criteria is set to evaluate housing projects in accordance with organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Evaluation methods and instruments are identified and described using examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The principles of monitoring and evaluation are described and applied in a housing projects context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    An issues log-sheet is developed to report issues related to the housing project post- evaluation to take corrective measures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Determine the methods and tools to be used for evaluation of housing projects. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Methods of evaluation are developed to provide a systematic evaluation process of a housing project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Data collection methods and instruments are selected to ensure validity and sufficient data for evaluation purposes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Tools for evaluation are developed to provide a logical way for evaluating housing projects. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Data is analysed and interpreted to highlight successes and failures of housing projects. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Measure the housing project progress and performance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The housing project evaluation factors are determined to ensure targeted evaluation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Housing construction factors, financial factors, etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The housing project progress milestones and/or deliverables are developed to measure housing project performance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Performance is measured against the planned budget and evaluation schedule. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    An implementation plan taken is developed detailing the actions to be undertaken in terms of what, who, how, timeframes, outputs and inputs. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Establish an evaluation database. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The attributes to required for the database system for the evaluation of housing projects are determined and explained using examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Information needed for assessment of housing project in respect of location of the housing project management and control, current project status, scheduled performance in terms of timeframes for delivery, cost performance output quality is developed.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The technical description of the performance of the project is developed to provide progress in terms of the project. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the reporting system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The format of the evaluation report is developed and discussed in accordance with organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The frequency of reporting is explained according to the prescripts of the evaluation tool. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A set of recommendations for corrective action when necessary is applied in a given context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A formal written progress report is compiled and presented for consideration. 


    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 
    The qualifying learner is able to demonstrate a basic knowledge and understanding of:
  • Statistics.
  • National norms and standards for housing.
  • Top structure and size.
  • Minimum internal municipal services.
  • NHBRC's norms and standards.
  • Project life cycle.
  • Project Progress report. 

  • 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 failures of housing projects implementation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when conducting an evaluation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing and organising and critically evaluating information when gathering and organising data for evaluation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills when working with others is conducting evaluation of housing projects and reporting findings and making recommendations. 

    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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