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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Exercise leadership in a councillor context 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244180  Exercise leadership in a councillor context 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Administration 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Public Administration 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular-Fundamental  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
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 for learners working within a Local Government structure and who have been elected as municipal councillors. The completion of the standard will add value to individuals who are seeking to develop a career pathway in Local Government and Administration. This standard will enable the learner to develop personal leadership competences to enhance community involvement in municipal processes.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Identifying key leadership principles and competences appropriate to Local Government leadership.
  • Applying communication and interpersonal skills in fulfilling Local Government functions.
  • Managing and resolving conflicts and problems encountered in Local Government context.
  • Establishing a value base to enhance public participation at municipal level. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learner is competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify key leadership principles and competences appropriate to Local Government. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Leadership principles and concepts are explained in the context of Local Government. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The concept of emotional intelligence is explained as it relates to the leadership role of the Local Government councillor. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The concept of visionary thinking is explained with examples in the context of Local Government. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Mechanisms for applying leadership competences in the promotion of democracy are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The concept of power and the balance of power is described as it relates to the functions of councillors. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The concept of transparency and accountability of a councillor in a leadership role is discussed in the context of Local Government. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Decision-making techniques and the principles of making choices within defined boundaries and scarce resources are explained with examples in the context of the Local Government. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    The concept of representation is explained as it applies to the councillor's role in facilitating public participation and citizen involvement. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply communication and interpersonal skills in fulfilling Local Government functions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The core communication and interpersonal skills required to effectively fulfil Local Government councillor function are identified and explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The principles of feedback are explained in the context of the councillor's broad roles and responsibilities in public participation and citizen involvement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The role of information and knowledge management in achieving public participation and citizen involvement is explained with reference to the councillor's own contribution. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The principles of transparency and accountability are described and integrated into overall communication strategy adopted in fulfilling the role and the function of a Local Government councillor. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The principles of transparency and accountability include but are not limited to suspending preconceived notions and opinions in facilitating public participation, compliance, understanding the difference between politics and administration, a culture of being accountable, work ethics (Batho Pele principles), usage of work related policies.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Manage and resolve conflicts and problems encountered in Local Government context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The human rights that apply in conflict situations are described with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Typical conflict case studies in Local Government contexts are discussed in relation to typical conflict resolution strategies that the Local Government councillor can adopt in given situations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Techniques for resolving conflict are applied in Local government councillor context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Typical problems that affect the role of Local Government councillor are identified and methods for addressing these problems are discussed with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The concept of analytical and innovative thinking is discussed in the context of resolving Local Government conflicts and problems. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Establish a value base to enhance public participation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept of democracy is discussed and methods for establishing democracy in own function are identified with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The concept of establishing value is discussed from a community participation perspective. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The concept of diversity management and leadership in the context of Local Government is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The ethos that forms the basis of diversity management in a Local Government context is identified and integrated into own work context. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The ethos that forms the basis of diversity management in Local Government includes but is not limited to respect for human dignity, self-determination, self-help, partnership, justice, confidentiality.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The diverse interests of the community are considered in the context of own Local Government context and a plan for the integration of these diverse interests into overall function is outlined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The diverse interests of the community are considered in the context of own Local Government context and a plan for the integration of these diverse interests into overall function is outlined. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Any individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Leadership roles and functions in local government councillor context.
  • The concept of emotional intelligence in own work context.
  • Communication techniques and principles.
  • Processes and techniques for resolving and managing conflicts.
  • Problem-solving and analytical skills in the context of local government.
  • Negotiation skills.
  • Facilitation skills. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems using critical and creative thinking processes to facilitate public participation and citizen involvement in local government processes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community to exercise leadership in a councillor context. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in order to exercise leadership in a councillor context. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information in order to exercise leadership in a councillor context. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion to exercise leadership in a councillor context. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility to the environment and health of others to exercise leadership in a councillor context. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of interrelated systems by recognising that councillor leadership in local government processes do not exist in isolation but are affected by the overall constitution, public and local government trends and frameworks, stakeholder and citizen commitment, other related factors and diverse interests. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Participate as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities in fulfilling the roles and responsibilities of councillors to exercise leadership in a councillor context. 

    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  58578   National Certificate: Local Government Councillor Practices  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 


    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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