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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply key municipal processes in a council function 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244185  Apply key municipal processes in a council function 
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  12 
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 intended for learners working within a Local Government structure and who have been elected as municipal councillors. The completion of this standard will enable the learners to gain an understanding of the key municipal processes crucial to Local Government objectives as well as how to integrate these into own councillor function.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Applying Integrated Development Planning in Local Government councillor function.
  • Integrating overall principles of performance management in achieving Local Government objectives and identifying key councillor functions.
  • Applying the basic principles of budgeting and financial management to Local Government councillor function.
  • Integrating Local Economic Development into councillor function.
  • Identifying key municipal programmes and integrating them into overall councillor functions. 

  • 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 
    Apply Integrated Development Planning (IDP) in Local Government councillor function. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The specific role of the council and councillors in the IDP process is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The overall municipal IDP process is explained in relation to the councillor function. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The impact of IDP on budgeting processes and vice versa is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The basic principles of project management are described as they relate to the implementation of IDP. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The basic principles of project management are applied in rolling out IDP in own councillor function. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Integrate overall principles of performance management in achieving Local Government objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The specific role of the Council and councillors in municipal performance management is explained and described with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The linkage between IDP and PMS is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    SDBIP is applied to performance management in Local Government councillor context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Processes for evaluating and monitoring key performance areas are identified and applied in Local Government councillor context. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply the basic principles of budgeting and financial management to Local Government councilling function. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The specific role of the Council and councillors in municipal budgeting and financial management is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The basic principles of budgeting are described and applied in the context of the Local Government councilling function. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Budget cycles are identified and councillor functions managed within these budget cycles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Financial statements are analysed on an ongoing basis to determine efficacy of Council function and future planning requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The basic principles of risk management are applied to overall financial management function in Local Government councilling. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Integrate Local Economic Development (LED) into councillor functions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An understanding and knowledge of existing LED opportunities in own area is demonstrated in relation to own councillor context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The fundamental knowledge of Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment (BBEE) is understood and explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Sustainability of LED is demonstrated with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Basic project management skills within LED context are understood and integrated into own councillor functions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The national LED framework is explained and integrated into own work context. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Integrate key municipal programmes into overall councillor functions and programmes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Key municipal programmes are identified and overall programme objectives integrated into the Council function. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    HIV and Aids mitigation and mainstreaming is ensured in programme planning and delivery, and the role of the councillor described in relation to this. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    HIV and Aids mitigation and mainstreaming includes but is not limited to applying a comprehensive plan in programme delivery, ARV and nutritional schemes, being aware of the impact of HIV/Aids on service delivery and LED and identifying institutions for possible referral.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Youth and women empowerment programmes are integrated into overall programmes to assist in achievement of Local Government objectives. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The councillor's role in youth empowerment and women empowerment programmes includes but is not limited to identifying youth needs, Imbizo, understanding and explaining the role of CDW's and Ward Committees in youth empowerment, integrating knowledge of youth structure, eg. Umsobomvu and its role, developing youth programmes that tie in with overall Local Government programmes.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Gender mainstreaming is ensured in programme delivery. 


    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 
  • Facilitation skills.
  • IDP (Integrated Development Planning).
  • Muncipal and local government performance management.
  • Typical local government programmes, eg. HIV Aids programmes, Youth Awareness and Women Empowerment programmes.
  • Basic principles of budgeting and financial management.
  • The principles of Local Economic Development.
  • Basic needs analyses techniques. 

  • 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 key municipal processes in a council function. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community to key municipal processes in a council function. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in order to apply key municipal processes in a council function. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information in order to apply key municipal processes in a council function. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion to apply key municipal processes in a council function. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility to the environment and health of others to apply key municipal processes in a council function. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of interrelated systems by recognising that applying key municipal processes to a council function do not exist in isolation but are affected by the overall constitution, public and local government trends and frameworks and policies, stakeholder and citizen commitment and other related factors. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Participate as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities by applying key municipal processes in a council function. 

    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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