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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Describe housing development processes and procedures in housing provision 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
262715  Describe housing development processes and procedures in housing provision 
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 1  NQF Level 01 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
114231  Demonstrate understanding of housing development processes and procedures and apply knowledge to make an informed housing choice to access appropriate housing  Level 1  NQF Level 01   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Learners who achieve this unit standard will have an overview of the various elements involved in the housing development processes and procedures in terms of regulatory frameworks. This unit standard will provide learners with knowledge on the different processes that are followed in order to provide any housing typology in respect of housing projects. On the basis of this knowledge they will be able to share the acquired information meaningfully with their peers and immediate communities.

Learners will be able to:
  • Identify and list the housing delivery processes and procedures for housing provision.
  • List and describe different housing delivery mechanisms.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of technical issues relating to physical aspects of housing.
  • Identify and exercise rights and responsibilities of all parties involved in the housing process.
  • Identify and describe the housing development process and procedures. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Literacy, communications skills and numeracy skills at ABET Level 3. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Housing development processes and procedures include but are not limited to:
  • Housing development initiation based on demand.
  • Environmental Impact Assessment process.
  • Township Establishment process.
  • Housing construction process. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and list the housing delivery processes and procedures for housing provision. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Provision structures include roles of government structures, housing institutions, private sector, NGOs, financiers, individuals, national and provincial housing programmes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Various role-players in housing provision are identified and listed in terms of their roles and responsibilities with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Different housing delivery approaches are identified and explained within the context. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    List and describe different housing delivery mechanisms. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Buying, self-built, social housing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Housing delivery mechanisms are identified and listed in terms of their advantages and disadvantages. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Implications for choosing a particular housing delivery mechanism are described and discussed in own context. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate an understanding of technical issues relating to physical aspects of housing. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Foundation, walls, roof, pipes, electricity, sanitation etc. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Site and land issues affecting construction are described with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Types, standards, and levels of services and infrastructure (e.g. roads) are linked to the context of housing delivery. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An example of a plan is interpreted in order to show understanding of the physical features of a house. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Examples of construction defects are recognized and listed for reporting purposes to relevant parties for corrective action. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Identify and exercise rights and responsibilities of all parties involved in the housing process. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Government structures, housing institutions, individuals, private sector, state enterprises. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The rights for housing consumers in respect of financial, legal and technical rights to access housing are listed and described with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The rights and responsibilities of role-players in the delivery of housing are identified and discussed within context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Typical abuses of individual rights in relation to housing are identified and explained in order to determine possible recourse process to be followed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Identify and describe the housing development process and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The role of demand database is explained within the context of housing policy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Key role-players involved in housing project initiation are identified and explained in terms their roles and responsibilities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The reasons for environmental impact assessment in housing development process are identified and described with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The steps involved in process of township establishment are identified and described with examples. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An assessor, accredited with a relevant NQF Level 4 or higher qualification, will assess the learner's competency. Only an Assessor with suitable first hand experience in process operations will assess the learner's competency.
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against the qualification must be registered as an assessor with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, 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 qualification must be accredited as a provider with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, 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 Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, 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, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described in the associated unit standards.
  • Anyone wishing to be assessed against this qualification 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 
  • Historical knowledge and experience on housing development issues.
  • Roles of government and related housing delivery structures.
  • Human rights.
  • Procedures to obtain relevant housing information. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    Participate as responsible citizens in the life of local communities:
  • By being aware of environmental and community issues that affect self and other householders. 

  • UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems:
  • Through engagement in the process of acquiring housing. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively:
  • Through organizing relevant documents and contact information in the housing acquisition process. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information:
  • Through finding out and acting upon information relating to housing acquisition processes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion:
  • Through communicating with other roleplayers in the housing acquisition process. 

  • 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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 114231, "Demonstrate understanding of housing development processes and procedures and apply knowledge to make an informed housing choice to access appropriate housing", Level 1, 8 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  65969   General Education and Training Certificate: Human Settlements Development  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 


    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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