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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Recruit and select staff for a local economic development unit in accordance with local government procurement policies and other legal requirements 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
110489  Recruit and select staff for a local economic development unit in accordance with local government procurement policies and other legal requirements 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Economics 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Finance, Economics and Accounting 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
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 people who are employed in the management of a local economic development unit.
It introduces the learner to the concepts and tools for staff recruitment with particular reference to the local government environment. It also provides the opportunity for the learner to apply this knowledge under supervision.

People credited with this Unit Standard are able to:
  • Plan and prepare to recruit and select staff on the basis of identified needs
  • Implement the recruitment process in accordance with local government procurement policies and other legal requirements
  • Implement the selection process in accordance with the methodologies identified in the recruitment plan
  • Appoint the staff member(s) and close the recruitment and selection process 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in Communication at NQF Level 4. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Local government procurement policies; the Employment Equity Act. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan and prepare to recruit and select staff on the basis of identified needs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The need for additional staff is identified, motivated and discussed in terms of identified results/delivery requirements currently not being achieved as expected in the local economic development unit. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The needs are consolidated into documents, which provide a description of the job, a specification of the person to fill the post and the conditions of employment offered in terms of standard municipal policy and practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. A recruitment plan is compiled to achieve the placement within the limitations of the financial staffing policies and procedures and any budgetary constraints in own work context. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Implement the recruitment process in accordance with local government procurement policies. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Implement the recruitment process in accordance with local government procurement policies and other legal requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Advertising that meets the minimum municipal quality standards as well as any other agreed quality assurance criteria is placed in a range of media to attract internal and external applicants. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Applications are acknowledged and preliminary screening and short listing activities are conducted on the basis of fair discrimination principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Appropriate documentation is prepared for submission to the selection process and every unsuccessful applicant to date is notified and given a valid job-related reason for this. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Implement the selection process in accordance with the methodologies identified in the recruitment. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Implement the selection process in accordance with the methodologies identified in the recruitment plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. A further selection process is undertaken based on the person specification and written application details to identify potential candidates. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Potential candidates are evaluated through an interview process to identify a preferred candidate. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. An offer is made to the preferred candidate after a successful reference checking process. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Appoint the staff member(s) and close the recruitment and selection process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The new staff member is appointed in terms of municipal policy and procedure on acceptance of the offer of employment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The relevant paper work is completed in line with municipal policy and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The recruitment and selection process is reviewed and recommended changes are noted to improve the results in future. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    1. Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
    2. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard or will assess this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQ, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
    3. Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
    4. Therefore, anyone wishing to be assessed against this Unit Standard may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • The HR process of recruitment and selection
  • Concepts of fairness, suitability, unfair discrimination, the status of the job applicant as an employee 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made by, e.g.

    Identifying, motivating and discussing the need for additional staff in terms of identified results/ delivery requirements currently not being achieved as expected in the local economic development unit according to assessment criterion 1.1:
  • The need for additional staff is identified, motivated and discussed in terms of identified results/delivery requirements currently not being achieved as expected in the local economic development unit 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively by, e.g.

    Undertaking a further selection process based on the person specification and written application details to identify potential candidates according to assessment criterion 3.1:
  • A further selection process is undertaken based on the person specification and written application details to identify potential candidates 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organize and critically evaluate information by, e.g.

    Planning and preparing to recruit and select staff on the basis of identified needs according to the assessment criteria for specific outcome 1:
  • Plan and prepare to recruit and select staff on the basis of identified needs 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/ or language skills in the modes of oral and/ or written presentation by, e.g.

    Implementing the selection process in accordance with the methodologies identified in the recruitment plan according to the assessment criteria for specific outcome 3:
  • Implement the selection process in accordance with the methodologies identified in the recruitment plan 

  • 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
    Elective  65030   National Certificate: Arts and Culture Development Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  36438   National Certificate: Local Economic Development  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  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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    2. Asiphokuhle Training and Research Institute 
    3. AVAX SA 481 CC. T/A Mandisa Development Services 
    4. AVC Corporate Advisory Services (PTY) LTD. 
    5. Bantubanye Skills 
    6. Boikgantsho Consulting & Events 
    7. Break The Chains Development Services 
    8. CB Willemse Training 
    9. Classic Human Capital Solutions 
    10. CTC College(PTY) LTD. 
    11. Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) 
    12. Ditirelo Skills Development Services 
    13. Ditlou Solutions 
    14. Edutraining Business College 
    15. Gotsec Skills Training 
    16. Hlombe and Associates 
    17. HS GLOBAL SKILLS BUSINESS SOLUTIONS 
    18. Ilinge Labantu Debt Solution 
    19. IMITHENTE DEVELOPMENT HOLDINGS 
    20. Josmap Training Institute 
    21. JTM Empowered 
    22. Kalideen Management 
    23. Kgolo Institute 
    24. Khula Nonke Training & Development 
    25. Lekoko Consulting (PTY) LTD 
    26. M.I.C. Training and Development 
    27. Makhophila Business Enterprise 
    28. Management College of Southern Africa (MANCOSA) 
    29. Marcado Human Resources Strategies 
    30. Masemase Consultancy CC. 
    31. Mgwezane Training and Events Management CC. 
    32. Miczo's Enterprise 
    33. Mission Point Consulting 
    34. MJ Mafunisa Consulting (PTY) LTD 
    35. MML Consulting CC. 
    36. Nghano Training and Development Centre 
    37. Nhlahle Development Agency 
    38. NS Global Academy 
    39. Nsuku Management Consultants 
    40. PanAfrican Supply Chain Academy 
    41. Pioneer Business Consulting 
    42. PMA Holdings (PTY ) LTD. 
    43. Powernexus 
    44. PTDEV (Pty) Ltd 
    45. Quick Leap Investment 
    46. SAZM TRADING AND PROJECTS PTY LTD 
    47. Senelo Trading CC 
    48. Solstice Networks CC. 
    49. SWARANANG MANAGEMENT CONSULTING CC 
    50. Talent Emporium Academy (PTY) Ltd 
    51. Thubelihle Graduate Institute 
    52. Thuto-Boswa Education and Training Solution 
    53. Tsebong Training Centre 
    54. Tshisimani Holdings (PTY) Ltd. 
    55. Twin Peak Technologies 
    56. Umqondo Consultancy 
    57. University of Venda 
    58. Vantage Training 
    59. Vicmat Consultants 
    60. Vuselela FET College - Klerksdorp Campus 
    61. Ya Hina Management Consulting and projects 



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