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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of the township establishment process 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243740  Demonstrate an understanding of the township establishment process 
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 
Learners accessing this unit standard will be involved in one or more specific township establishment processes. The purpose of this unit standard is to provide qualifying (new entrants) learners with knowledge and skills regarding the various steps in the process to participate effectively in concluding the process. It will assist learners in conducting surveys, drafting plans and documentation, submitting the same, negotiating agreements and monitoring progress.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Demonstrating an understanding of pre-layout physical socio-economic investigations.
  • Integrating findings of physical and socio-economic investigations.
  • Interpreting a draft township layout plan.
  • Explaining the monitoring of General Plan approval and proclamation processes.
  • Managing the sale and transfer of erven to beneficiaries. 

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

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of pre-layout physical and socio-economic investigations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Cadastral boundaries of relevant land are defined and described in context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Contours and flood lines available and resultant opportunities/limitations envisaged are discussed using a case study. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An understanding of geological conditions available and resultant opportunities/limitations is demonstrated with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Environmental features are known and their potential are discussed in greater detail based on the physical layout. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Environmental Impact Assessment is evaluated and result communicated to relevant structures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Historical impact assessment is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Social and environmental needs and preferences are understood within a context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    A demographic description of expected population is provided using a case study. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    Social requirements are discussed in context. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Include but not limited to education, health, trade and jobs.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Interpret a draft township layout plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The various steps in township establishment process are evaluated and explained in accordance with organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The process of surveying of township by land surveyor is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The drafting process of General Plan by land surveyor is described using a case study. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Submission of General Plan by land surveyor is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Approval process by Surveyor General is monitored and communicated to stakeholders through proper channels. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    An approved General Plan is accepted, recorded and communicated to relevant stakeholder for the purposes of housing development. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Manage the sale and transfer of erven to beneficiaries. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Sales method is determined according to the organisational requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Waiting list, auction.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Criteria for assessing application forms is developed to ensure completeness in terms of filling application forms for sale and transfer of erven. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Applicants are assessed in accordance with the approved criteria. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Documentation required for submission to Registrar of Deeds is used for issuing of Title Deed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The importance and implications of a Title Deed to handed over to buyer or bondholder is explained using case studies. 


    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:
  • Town and Regional planning.
  • Subdivisions.
  • Land surveying.
  • Proclamation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving township establishment and organisational related problems. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others in the workplace for effective co-ordination and collaboration of activities of zoning and proclamation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting and organising information relevant for effective performance of functions in relation to the township establishment process. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills to explain the township establishment process to affected parties in an effective manner. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environments and health and safety of others on site. 

    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 relating to collaboration and co-ordinating of town planning and land surveying processes and procedures in terms of the applicable laws to benefit individuals and the society. 

    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.
     
    NONE 



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