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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Design, implement and manage a local economic development project in own work context 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
110505  Design, implement and manage a local economic development project in own work context 
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, or seek to be, employed at supervisory or first-line management level in local economic development. It provides the learner with the opportunity to design, implement and manage a local economic development project under supervision.

People credited with this Unit Standard are able to:
  • Analyse the economic environment and select an area for a project
  • Plan and prepare an LED research project, select a specific research methodology, prepare questionnaires and engage personnel
  • Implement an LED research project
  • Analyse the outcome of the research, compile a report and draw conclusions
  • Manage the closure of an LED research project. 

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

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Project is defined as: a temporary endeavour undertaken to achieve a particular aim - It is a response to a need; it has a beginning and an end; it consumes resources; it culminates in the creation of an end product(s) called deliverables.
  • Control documentation includes reporting on: where you are now, compared to where you are supposed to be; what lies ahead that can affect you and where you are going to end up, compared to where you said you would end up.
  • Project closure includes: verifying stakeholder (i.e. customer/ client) satisfaction; transfer of learning; acknowledging the contributions of others; efficient administrative closure. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Conduct a needs analysis and define the title and scope of a local economic development project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. A needs analysis is planned, prepared and conducted and the results are presented in the form of a project requirements document. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The justification and feasibility of the proposed project are assessed and the results presented in the form of a project definition document. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. A formal project proposal is compiled, the necessary management approval/authorisation is secured and the first formal project team meeting is held to launch the project. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Organise and set up a local economic development project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. A detailed project plan is produced including aspects of what needs to be done (i.e. scope management), how long it will take to do everything (i.e. time management) and how much it will cost (i.e. cost management) for the selected project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Roles and responsibilities are clarified for all the key stakeholders and role players involved in the selected project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. A project risk assessment is conducted and a plan of action is presented in terms of identifying and managing high threat problems for the duration of the project 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Implement, monitor and review the progress of a local economic development project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The concept of project control is defined and applied to the selected project by referring to examples from up-to-date control documentation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Information required to maintain project control is gathered and analysed on an on-going basis and appropriate corrective action is taken including drawing out key learning points for future reference. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. A communication plan is compiled and implemented in terms of regular, planned communication opportunities for the duration of the project, using a variety of communication methods. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Conduct an impact evaluation of a local economic development project. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Conduct an impact evaluation of a local economic development project and manage the closure of a project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The key performance indicators that will be measured in the impact evaluation are confirmed through consultation with the key stakeholders and role players of the selected project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. An impact evaluation is conducted and the results presented in the form of a report. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The closure of the project is managed with specific reference to addressing any technical, project team and/or stakeholder challenges. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The project completion checklist is signed off by the relevant parties. 


    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 
  • Cost vs. benefit analysis
  • Risk assessment
  • Project planning
  • Project control
  • Project evaluation. 

  • 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.
  • Planning, preparing and conducting a needs analysis and the results are presented in the form of a project requirements document according to assessment criterion:
  • A needs analysis is planned, prepared and conducted and the results are presented in the form of a project requirements document
  • Conducting a project risk assessment and presenting a plan of action in terms of identifying and managing high threat problems for the duration of the project according to assessment criterion:
  • A project risk assessment is conducted and a plan of action is presented in terms of identifying and managing high threat problems for the duration of the project. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organization and community by, e.g.

    Designing, implementing and managing a local economic development project in own work context according to the assessment criteria for specific outcome:
  • Conduct a needs analysis and define the title and scope of a local economic development project
  • Organise and set up a local economic development project
  • Implement, monitor and review the progress of a local economic development project
  • Conduct an impact evaluation of a local economic development project and manage the closure of a project. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organize and critically evaluate information by, e.g.
  • Designing, implementing and managing a local economic development project in own work context according to the assessment criteria for specific outcome:
  • Conduct a needs analysis and define the title and scope of a local economic development project
  • Organise and set up a local economic development project
  • Implement, monitor and review the progress of a local economic development project
  • Conduct an impact evaluation of a local economic development project and manage the closure of a project. 

  • 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.
  • Planning, preparing and conducting a needs analysis and the results are presented in the form of a project requirements document according to assessment criterion:
  • A needs analysis is planned, prepared and conducted and the results are presented in the form of a project requirements document.
  • Producing a detailed project plan including aspects of what needs to be done (i.e. scope management), how long it will take to do everything (i.e. time management) and how much it will cost (i.e. cost management) for the selected project according to assessment criterion:
  • A detailed project plan is produced including aspects of what needs to be done (i.e. scope management), how long it will take to do everything (i.e. time management) and how much it will cost (i.e. cost management) for the selected project
  • Compiling and implementing a communication plan in terms of regular, planned communication opportunities for the duration of the project, using a variety of communication methods according to assessment criterion:
  • A communication plan is compiled and implemented in terms of regular, planned communication opportunities for the duration of the project, using a variety of communication methods. 

  • 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  36438   National Certificate: Local Economic Development  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Elective  65030   National Certificate: Arts and Culture Development Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  66089   National Certificate: Human Settlements Development  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  67467   National Certificate: Municipal Governance  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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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