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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Display an understanding of the Constitution, structure of Ward Committees and the roles and responsibilities of committee members 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
242892  Display an understanding of the Constitution, structure of Ward Committees and the roles and responsibilities of committee members 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Public Administration and Management 
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  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
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 for learners working within a Ward Committee or Local Government structure, where the acquisition of competence against this standard will add value to one's job. The completion of the standard will also add value to individuals who are seeking to develop a career pathway in local government and administration.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Describing and explaining legislative provisions and guidelines relating to the establishment and functioning of a ward committees.
  • Describing ward committee membership, composition and roles.
  • Describing and explaining the process to nominate and elect the members of a ward committee. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learner accessing this standard will be competent in Communication Level 1. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe and explain legislative provisions and guidelines relating to the establishment and functioning of a Ward Committee. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Experience after the 2000 local elections are described in relation to the municipal and Ward Committee context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The national guidelines are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Municipal by-laws and frameworks for Ward Committees are described with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The efficacy of Council resolutions to establish Ward Committees are discussed with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Other roles and responsibilities of Ward Committees are discussed with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe Ward Committee membership, composition and roles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The composition of Ward Committees is described according to national guidelines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The role of the Ward Councillor is understood and explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The role of the proportional representative councillor is understood and explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The role of Ward Committee members is understood and explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Legislation relating to members term of office, membership termination, filling of vacancies and dissolution of Ward Committees is understood and explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Ward Committee performance is monitored and evaluated on an ongoing basis. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Describe and explain the process to nominate and elect the members of a Ward Committee. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The authority to make rules for convening meetings, nominate and elect ward counsellors is identified and explained in the context of Ward Committee functioning. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Typical candidate nomination and election procedures are described and evaluated in relation to Ward Committee functioning. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Criteria and principles regarding representation on Ward Committees are evaluated and explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Checklists for organising, and holding and running Ward Committees are developed to ensure that correct procedures are adhered to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The criteria for the selection and assigning of portfolios to ward Committee members are identified and evaluated to ensure effective nominations. 


    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 
  • The legislation and guidelines relating to the establishment composition and termination of ward committees.
  • Typical election procedures and the procedural and political challenges involved.
  • The functions and roles of counsellors ward committee members and other functionaries. 

  • 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 determine the structure of ward committees and how this is impacted by the constitution. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community to ensure that all ward committee members understand how the structure works and the levels of authority that applies. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in order to ensure that the reporting and policies that apply to ward committee structures are complied with. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information in order to effectively implement the regulations that apply to ward committee functioning. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion to inform others regarding ward committee structures and regulations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility to the environment and health of others in ensuring that information pertaining to ward committee structures is properly communicated and that information is effectively stored. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of interrelated systems by recognising that ward committee structures do not exist in isolation but are affected by the overall constitution, public and local government trends and frameworks and other related factors. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Participate as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities by ensuring that ward committee structures and levels of authority are effectively applied in ward committee functioning. 

    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  57823   National Certificate: Ward Committee Governance  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 


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