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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

National Certificate: Real Estate 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
24453  National Certificate: Real Estate 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Real Estate 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
SERVICES - Services Sector Education and Training Authority  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
National Certificate  Field 11 - Services  Cleaning, Domestic, Hiring, Property and Rescue Services 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  142  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Regular-Unit Stds Based 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Reregistered  SAQA 06120/18  2018-07-01  2023-06-30 
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 qualification does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification. 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
This Qualification is for any individual who is or wishes to be involved in the Property, Valuation and Real Estate Industry. It serves to support and advance the functioning of individuals in the industry, and to provide the foundation for relevant managerial expertise. This Qualification will be registered at NQF Level 6.

A learner can complete the Qualification with a specialisation in Property Management, Real Estate or Valuation. The core Unit Standards are relevant to each area of specialisation.

Learners working towards this Qualification will find that the acquisition of competence in the Unit Standards that comprise the Qualification will add value to their understanding of the sector and functioning in the workplace. This Qualification is intended to build on the skills gained in the level 5 Qualification. It will provide for consolidation of the broad knowledge, skills and attitudes needed in the property, valuation and real estate industry, and development of a holistic view within a managerial perspective.

The Qualification will facilitate access to, and mobility and progression within, education and training and to progress along a learning path for learners who:
  • Were previously disadvantaged or who were unable to complete their schooling and were therefore denied access to Further Education and Training.
  • Have worked in real estate for many years, but have no formal Qualification in real estate, valuation or property;
  • Wish to extend their range of skills and knowledge of the industry so that they can become competent workers in the property industry.

    The Qualification builds on elements of the level 5 Qualification at a more specialised level. It focuses on the skills, knowledge, values and attitudes required to function in a supervisory role in the real estate industry. The intention is:
  • To promote the development of knowledge, skills and attitudes that are required in property, valuations and real estate;
  • To help learners realize their potential in the field;
  • To provide opportunities for people to function with authority and confidence in the real estate industry.

    Rationale for the Qualification

    The National Certificate in Real Estate at NQF Level 6 is designed to meet the needs of those learners who have already gained the NQF level 5 Qualification in the field of Property, Valuation and Real Estate and now wish to practice in a managerial capacity in the industry. This sub-sector of the industry is well-established, and by its very nature a constant supply of customers is ensured. This means there is a need to develop career paths in this field, an industry constantly in need of skilled people.
    The National Certificate in Real Estate at NQF Level 6 supports the objectives of the NQF in that it gives the learner access to a National Qualifications Framework register. It will therefore ensure that the quality of education and training is enhanced, and of a comparable standard to Qualifications in other sectors in South Africa, and comparable to similar Qualifications internationally.

    The National Certificate in Real Estate at NQF Level 6 allows the learner to work towards a nationally recognised Qualification. The Qualification will allow both those in formal education and those already employed in organisations in the property, valuation and real estate industry access to a Qualification that can be used as a benchmark to gauge their competence against local and international standards. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The following is the learning assumed to be in place:
  • Learners accessing this Qualification, will have achieved the outcomes of standards constituting the National Certificate in Real Estate at NQF Level 5 or equivalent

    Recognition of Prior Learning

    The structure of this Unit Standard based Qualification makes the Recognition of Prior Learning possible, if the learner is able to demonstrate competence in the knowledge, skills and attitudes implicit in this Real Estate Qualification. Recognition of Prior Learning will be done by means of an Integrated Assessment as mentioned in the previous paragraph.

    This Recognition of Prior Learning may allow for accelerated access to further learning. All recognition of Prior Learning is subject to quality assurance by the relevant accredited Education and Training Quality Assurance Body and is conducted by a registered assessor. 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    N/A 

    EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    On achieving this qualification, the learner will be able to:
  • Manage a human resource information system in a real estate environment
  • Establish and improve financial control systems with particular reference to real estate
  • Develop and manage real estate principles, systems policies and procedures
  • Manage and develop marketing strategies 

  • ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    Learners' achievement of these outcomes should be demonstrated by their ability to:
  • design and review a sufficiently flexible human resource information system
  • develop, apply and evaluate internal financial control systems
  • calculate cost of capital, and appraise capital investment with reference to risk management strategies
  • demonstrate a working knowledge of the principles of law relating to property transaction, mortgage and pledge
  • develop, monitor and evaluate a suitable strategic marketing plan
  • interpret and comply with.the legal and regulatory requirements for managing a real estate business
  • interpreted and complied with.

    Integrated Assessment

    Because assessment practices must be open, transparent, fair, valid, and reliable and ensure that no learner is disadvantaged in any way whatsoever, an integrated assessment approach is incorporated into the qualification.

    Learning, teaching and assessment are inextricably linked. Whenever possible, the assessment of knowledge, skills, attitudes and values shown in the unit standards should be integrated. A variety of methods must be used in assessment. Tools and activities must be appropriate to the context in which the learner is working. Where it is not possible to assess the learner in the workplace or on-the-job, simulations, case studies, role-plays and other similar techniques should be used to provide a context appropriate to the assessment.

    The term 'Integrated Assessment' implies that theoretical and practical components should be assessed together. During integrated assessments the assessor should make use of formative and summative assessment methods and assess combinations of practical, applied, foundational and reflective competencies.

    Assessors and moderators should make use of a range of formative and summative assessment methods. Assessors should assess and give credit for the evidence of learning that has already been acquired through formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience.

    Assessment should ensure that all specific outcomes, embedded knowledge and critical cross-field outcomes are evaluated. The assessment of the critical cross-field outcomes should be integrated with the assessment of specific outcomes and embedded knowledge. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    Benchmarking was done by comparison to Unit Standards / Outcomes of learning against:
  • New Zealand qualifications - 'National Certificate in Real Estate with strands in Business Sales, Commercial / Industrial Sales, Residential Sales, Rural Sales, Commercial / Industrial Property Management, Residential Property Management, National Certificate in Property Consultation and Valuation and the National Diploma in Real Estate.
  • The SGB also compared the Unit Standards in this Qualification to New Zealand Unit Standards at levels 4, 5 and 6, viz. Demonstrate knowledge of property ownership and property titles, and carry out a title search (8); Obtain property information (8); Collate and record property information (10) and Inspect property, and prepare a site and floor plan (10).

    A direct comparison of the title, specific outcomes, assessment criteria and embedded knowledge was undertaken with each and the best practice points were highlighted and incorporated into each Unit Standard. However the points incorporated were written in a South African context.

    Because of the difference in levels across the different countries, difficulty was found in making actual direct comparisons, level to level. 

  • ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    The Qualification has possibilities of both horizontal and vertical articulation to the fields of human resources, marketing and finance as a result of its inclusion of Unit Standards from these fields in its core component of learning.

    An example of horizontal articulation possibilities:
    National Diploma: Financial Markets at NQF level 6

    An example of vertical articulation possibilities:
    National Post Graduate Certificate: Management Consulting at NQF level 7 

    MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this Qualification must be registered as an assessor with the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance (ETQA) Body.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this Qualification must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the ETQA policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation; in terms of agreements reached around assessment and moderation between ETQAs (including professional bodies); and in terms of the moderation guideline detailed immediately below.
  • 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 Qualification may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

  • CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    For an applicant to register as an assessor, the applicant needs:
  • A minimum of an NQF level 7 Qualification in this or a related sub-field
  • To meet the requirements of the National Assessor Unit Standards as stipulated by South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA)

    Detailed documentary proof of educational qualification, practical training undergone, and experience gained by the applicant must be provided (Portfolio of evidence). 

  • REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    NOTES 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  15229  Implement codes of conduct in the team, department or division  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  12942  Apply and design systems of internal financial audit control  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  12 
    Core  15087  Develop and establish policies and procedures in a real estate business  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  10 
    Core  13107  Develop understanding within an organisation about the risks associated with its functioning and contexts  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6 
    Core  15066  Develop, establish and manage real estate principles and a real estate office  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  15 
    Core  12986  Identify and administer processes relating to property transaction, mortgage and pledge laws  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  10 
    Fundamental  9224  Implement policies regarding HIV/AIDS in the workplace  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Fundamental  11906  Manage the design, development and review of a human resource information system  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Fundamental  13106  Determine capital investment appraisal  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  10 
    Fundamental  13105  Determine the cost of capital  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  10 
    Fundamental  12134  Manage a communications project  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  15 
    Fundamental  15084  Manage real estate economics within a real estate business  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  10 
    Elective  15072  Perform valuations of agricultural properties used for intensive farming  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  12 
    Elective  15062  Analyse, review and manage plans in respect of financial performance of property  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6 
    Elective  15083  Conceptualise and maintain the marketing, selling and leasing of agricultural properties  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  17 
    Elective  15055  Conceptualise and maintain the marketing, selling and leasing of commercial, industrial and business properties  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  17 
    Elective  15196  Conceptualise and maintain the marketing, selling and leasing of leisure properties  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  17 
    Elective  15080  Conceptualise and maintain the marketing, selling and leasing of residential properties  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  17 
    Elective  15076  Design, review and adapt facility management procedures and processes to deliver objectives  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6 
    Elective  15090  Establish, manage and analyse property asset and investment management opportunities  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6 
    Elective  15067  Perform valuations for expropriation and restitution purposes  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  12 
    Elective  15119  Perform valuations of special properties  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  12 


    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
     
    NONE 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION: 
    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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    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.