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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding and apply the broad principles of Ward Committee functioning to participate in municipal processes 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
242896  Demonstrate an understanding and apply the broad principles of Ward Committee functioning to participate in municipal processes 
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  10 
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 a Local Government structure, where the acquisition of competence against this standard will add value to one's job. The standard will improve the career prospects of individuals seeking to develop in the area of Local Government and administration.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Demonstrating an understanding of the policy and legal framework guiding Ward Committee systems and its functioning.
  • Outlining the structure of Ward Committees and identifying the roles and responsibilities of members.
  • Administrating Ward Committee processes.
  • Informing key municipal processes.
  • Integrating basic communications, conflict management, facilitation and diversity management skills to enhance Ward Committee relations with key stakeholders. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the qualifying learner is competent in Communication Level 1. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the policy and legal framework relevant to Ward Committee systems and it's functioning. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The objectives of Developmental Local Government are identified and explained in relation to Ward Committee functioning. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Legislation and policies relevant to Ward Committee system are identified and their impact on Ward Committee functioning is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The principle provisions relating to local community matters are identified, described and explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Core municipal processes which Ward Committees have to inform and should participate in are identified with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Outline the structure of Ward Committees and identify the roles and responsibilities of members. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The structures, roles and functions of Ward Committees are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The existing guidelines for the establishment and functioning of Ward Committees are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The overall structure and levels of authority of Ward Committees are described in the context of municipal processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Sensitivity to dual roles and potential areas of conflict therein are described with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Dual roles include but are not limited to ward committee members that fulfil a Ward Committee and a tribal authoritarian role.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Administrate Ward Committee processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Basic principles of project management are identified and described in the context of Ward Committee functioning. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A project plan for a typical Ward Committee project is planned and designed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Projects are monitored and evaluated and corrective action taken where necessary. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Project tools are utilised to administrate project. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Inform key municipal processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The principles of Integrated Development Planning are described and utilised in the context of Ward Committee processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The principles of municipal budgeting are outlined and utilised in Ward Committee budgets. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The principles of Local Economic Development are described and integrated into Key Municipal Ward Committee processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The principles of meeting procedures are applied to Ward Committee functioning to support municipal processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The principles of performance management are applied to manage ward committee members and maintain levels of motivation for the effective fulfilment of municipal processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Municipal service development delivery objectives are described and possibilities for Ward Committees to participate are described. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Integrate basic communications, conflict management, facilitation and diversity management skills to enhance Ward Committee relations with key stakeholders. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The principles of communication with communities and councils are identified and described in the context of ward committee functioning. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Key role players in Ward Committee processes are identified and suitable means of communication explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Basic facilitation techniques are applied to manage key relations and events that impact on Ward Committee functioning. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Potential conflict issues are identified in the context of Ward Committee processes and methods for effectively resolving conflict are identified and explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Diversity management skills are applied with Ward Committee context to deal with any sensitivities or potential or existing community/stakeholder issues. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Diversity management includes but is not limited to dealing with sensitivities relating to HIV/Aids Awareness, Cultural diversity, tribal authorities and structures in relation to Ward Committee roles and objectives and how municipal boundaries cut through this.
     


    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 
  • Community Development and Basic Integrated Development Planning skills.
  • Basic project management skills.
  • Basic communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Municipal guidelines, policies and procedures.
  • Team development and leadership skills.
  • Local Economic Development policies and procedures.
  • Communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Conflict management techniques.
  • Facilitation skills. 

  • 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 interpret project briefs and implement ward committee development projects effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community to manage projects within ward committee and municipal context. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in order to ensure that all project controls are implemented and managed and that reports are effectively administered and maintained. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information in order to plan and implement ward committee development projects. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion to convey objectives and purpose of projects and ensure the effective implementation thereof via others. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility to the environment and health of others source, store and manage project related information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of interrelated systems by recognising that ward committee problem-solving contexts within the public sector do not exist in isolation and that many community, external and public sector factors will impact on projects. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities by administering projects in compliance with municipal protocol, policies and procedures and in ways that benefit communities. 

    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 


    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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    88. Mantrapro (PTY) LTD. 
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    92. Matsila Holdings 
    93. Mazasa Management Consulting CC. 
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