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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Evaluate and explain the development theories and origins of housing development in national and international contexts 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243741  Evaluate and explain the development theories and origins of housing development in national and international contexts 
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 purpose of this unit standard is to provide qualifying learners with the knowledge of the evolution of housing development in national and international contexts.
Learners will be provided with knowledge and skills to analyse the different development in the contexts of poverty, inequalities and underdevelopment. Learners will also acquire knowledge and understanding on the complexity of housing needs across a number of variables including cultural norms and values, special needs and other socio-economical and environmental aspects.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Analysing the causes of housing inadequacies and apply the different concepts and theories of poverty and underdevelopment.
  • Demonstrating an understanding of the complexity of housing needs across variables.
  • Demonstrating an understanding of the role of international and South African socio-economic rights in addressing housing needs and inadequacies.
  • Applying models and theories for the post-occupancy evaluation of housing delivery and management approaches in the context of housing typologies in national and international contexts.
  • Analysing housing needs and responding to housing delivery and management models. 

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

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Measures of poverty and inequality and development theories; modernisation theory; theories of underdevelopment; population and urbanisation; informal settlements; urban and rural settlements; townships; apartheid housing; cultural norms; values; household characteristics; health status; special needs; psycho-sociological and psycho-environmental aspects (privacy, territoriality); and industrialisation. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Analyse the causes of housing inadequacies and apply the different concepts and theories of poverty and underdevelopment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The different concepts and theories of poverty and underdevelopment are analysed and interpreted in a housing context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Knowledge and understanding of the origins and development of housing in national and international contexts is demonstrated to determine the historical patterns of housing development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The causes and consequences of housing inadequacies and/shortages are analysed and discussed within the South African context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The role of national and international socio-economic rights in addressing housing needs and inadequacies is appraised to determine relevance for state intervention in the housing market. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Knowledge of the reasons for state intervention in the housing market and the change nature of production, consumption and experience of housing is demonstrated based on research findings. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the complexity of housing need across variables. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A framework that provides for an analysis of people and their homes in the context of, and in relation to social need, social and economic change and housing policy is explained and discussed within a specific context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Knowledge of the key concepts and theoretical approaches that have been developed and are developing within housing studies in national and international contexts is demonstrated using illustrations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Knowledge of the interaction and inter-dependence between theory and the operation and impact of housing policies is demonstrated with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    An understating of the cultural norms and diversity in relation to individuals, groups and communities preferences in housing consumption is demonstrated with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the role of international and South African socio-economic rights in addressing housing needs and inadequacies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The study of housing involves the identification and understanding of different value positions in relation to housing provision. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Awareness of the social context and of the nature of social processes that comprise the experience of housing consumption and provision is demonstrated using a case study. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Theories of development and of housing development in particular are examined and applied in a given context. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Apply models and theories for the post-occupancy evaluation of housing delivery and management approaches in the context of housing typologies in national and international contexts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The value of comparative analysis through considering the relationship between individuals, groups, communities and institutions within a housing context is examined and discussed in national and international contexts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The housing delivery models are critically evaluated in terms of the housing typologies from the national and international perspectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The decision-making models for housing delivery based on research findings in national and international contexts are compared and contrasted with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The models for the post-occupancy evaluation of housing delivery and management approaches are applied using case studies. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Analyse housing needs and responding housing delivery and management models. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The effects of urbanisation and informal settlements processes are explained and discussed in national and international contexts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The approaches of the creation of human settlements used in South Africa are identified and critically analysed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The principles of demand and supply are explained in a housing context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The statistics for housing supply and demand in South Africa are gathered and analysed and recommendations are made for appropriate housing provision strategies. 


    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 person acquiring this unit standard should demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
  • Debates around housing delivery models and typologies.
  • A wide spectrum of sociology features of development.
  • Historical evolution of housing development in South Africa.
  • Modernisation theory and theories of underdevelopment in third world and developing countries in the context of housing delivery.
  • The effects of industrialisation.
  • Housing delivery models in South Africa. 

  • 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 housing development in South Africa considering the past housing practices, housing types and housing delivery management. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others when providing assistance to others for the implementation and the application of the housing theories, models and typologies. 

    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 relating to all housing delivery and management practices in South Africa. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environments and health of others in terms of development. 

    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:
  • Understanding that housing delivery has a tremendous impact in a global system of social and economic relationships. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Be culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of contexts by, e.g:
  • Describing and explaining development theories in the South African context according to the assessment criteria in specific outcome "Discuss the historical development theory of housing in South Africa" and "Critically compare the evolution of housing delivery and management and decision-making models and housing typologies in other countries". 

  • 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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