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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Fulfil the roles and the responsibilities of a councillor 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244183  Fulfil the roles and the responsibilities of a councillor 
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 who are working within a Local Government structure and/or have been elected municipal councillors. Its completion will enable learners to identify the critical roles of own function as a councillor and to find ways to implement these roles in own work context.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Integrating and coordinating roles and responsibilities of municipal councillors to achieve Local Government objectives.
  • Explaining the concept of maximising economic growth and integrating this concept into municipal councillor context.
  • Demonstrating an understanding of the concepts of democratising development, empowering and redistributing.
  • Applying the code of conduct for municipal councillors.
  • Identifying the levels of authority and the scope of delegation relating to municipal councillor's roles and responsibilities. 

  • 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 
    Integrate and coordinate the roles and the responsibilities of municipal councillors to achieve Local Government objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The role of a municipality and its responsibility to the community are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Community needs are identified and explained in the context of municipal service delivery. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The oversight role of the municipal councillor is explained in the context of municipal service requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The various stakeholders involved at community level in Local Government service delivery are identified and plans for bringing them together to achieve service delivery objectives are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Public participation and related Ward Committee plans are identified and explained with examples according to specific councillor contexts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The process for ensuring alignment of the various Local Government objectives with the councillor context is explained via case studies. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Integrate the concept of maximising economic growth into municipal councillor context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Public goods are identified and the service delivery requirements within a Local Government are described in relation to this. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The different types of services for which the Local, Provincial and National Government is responsible are described with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The concept of Developmental Local Government and Sustainable Development is described in relation to overall service delivery mechanisms required by Local Government. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The concept of community wellness is described in relation to overall service delivery mechanisms required by Local Government. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Poverty alleviation programmes are identified and explained in the context of Local Government objectives. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the concepts of democratising development, empowering and redistributing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concepts of democratisation development, empowerment and redistribution are explained in the context of Local Government. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The process of information management in the achievement of democratisation, empowerment and redistribution is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The process by which information is shared in achieving democratisation development, empowerment and redistribution is explained in the context of Local Government councillor objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The process by which information is retained in achieving democratisation development, empowerment and redistribution is explained in the context of Local Government councillor objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The processes by which information, communication and technology is integrated to enhance democratising development is explained in reference to own Local Government context. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Apply the code of conduct for municipal councillors. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Typical factors relating to the code of conduct required for councillor functions include but are not limited to attendance at meetings, disclosure of interests, personal gain, declaration of interest, full-time councillors, rewards, gifts and favours, unauthorised disclosure of information, intervention in administration and council property, anti-corruption. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The guidelines outlining the typical code of conduct required by local government councillors is explained with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Code of conduct includes but is not limited to adherence to the Municipal Finance Management Act.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Typical case studies relating to codes of conduct, professionalism and breaches relating thereto are discussed in the context of local government. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The concepts of good faith, honesty, transparency and accountability are explained in the context of the local government councillor function. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The concepts of business etiquette and professionalism are described in the context of the Local Government councillor function. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Business etiquette and professionalism include but are not limited to typical dress code, image, standards of professionalism.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Identify the levels of authority and the scope of delegation relating to municipal councillor roles and responsibilities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The principles of delegation are explained in the context of Local Government. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The principles of delegation include but are not limited to authority, responsibility and transparency relating to specific council business.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The scope of delegation for the municipal councillor is discussed with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The related roles and responsibilities for municipal councillor delegation are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Factors that may not be delegated by municipal council are identified and described with examples. 


    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 
  • The roles and responsibilities of local government councillors.
  • Economic growth in a local government context.
  • The roles of local, provincial and national government.
  • Processes for integrating and coordinating councillor roles and responsibilities.
  • Code of conduct for local government councillors.
  • Delegation of authority.
  • The concepts of accountability, transparency and professionalism.
  • The concepts of democratisation development, sustainable development, infrastructure development and poverty alleviation in the local government context. 

  • 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 fulfil the roles and responsibilities of councillors in order achieve local government objectives. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community to fulfil the roles and responsibilities of councillors in order achieve local government objectives. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in order to fulfil the roles and responsibilities of councillors in order achieve local government objectives. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information in order to fulfil the roles and responsibilities of councillors in order achieve local government objectives. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion to fulfil the roles and responsibilities of councillors in order achieve local government objectives. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility to the environment and health of others to fulfil the roles and responsibilities of councillors in order achieve local government objectives. 

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

    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 in order achieve local government objectives. 

    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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