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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Explain the role of governance structures in sport 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
252181  Explain the role of governance structures in sport 
ORIGINATOR ORIGINATING PROVIDER
SGB Sport, Recreation & Fitness   
QUALITY ASSURING BODY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 02 - Culture and Arts Sport 
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  2012-07-01  2015-06-30  SAQA 0695/12 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2016-06-30   2019-06-30  

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 
A learner achieving this unit standard will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the role and function of a governance structure in relation to its stakeholders, the affiliation process, as well as the relative roles of elected leaders and managers within a sports organisation at major club, provincial and national level. Furthermore, the learner will be able to form a community-based structure and develop a constitution.

This unit standard, combined with other core and elective Sport unit standards in the National Certificate in Sport Management (NQF Level 5) will provide the learner with the competence to practice supervisory and managerial skills.

In particular, on completion of this unit standard, the learner is able to:
  • Explain the need for, the function of governance structures in sport.
  • Explain the boundaries between elected leaders and appointed managers.
  • Explain the role of a governance structure in relation to its stakeholders.
  • Apply suitable processes in the formation of a sport structure at different levels.
  • Explain the purpose of a constitution in the context of a sport organisation.

    In addition they will be well positioned to extend their learning and practice into other areas of Sport, Recreation or Fitness disciplines, or to strive towards professional standards and practices at higher levels. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    A learner undertaking this unit standard must already have:
  • Relevant unit standards at NQF Level 4 either through a previous qualification or through the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), which assesses workplace-based experiential learning.
  • Language and Communication skills at NQF Level 4 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Range statements are either explicitly reflected or implied in the specific outcomes and assessment criteria of this unit standard. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the need for, the function of governance structures in sport. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The need for the sport and fitness industry to adhere to the principles of good governance is explained and the need to strive to meet standards of international best practice is communicated to the key role-players. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The seven key pillars of good governance are identified and summarised in terms of their relevance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Governance structures are explained with respect to lines of responsibility and accountability of management and officials. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Boards, committees, councils, co-operatives, clubs, associations, federations, voluntary organisations, private organisations, section 21 companies, government structures and commissions.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain the boundaries between elected leaders and appointed managers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The roles, responsibilities and related powers of elected leaders and managers are identified and described in the context of a sports governing body. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Accountability and responsibility of the elected leaders and managers are differentiated in the context of a sports organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The portfolios with related functions are identified and defined within the sports organisation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain the role of a governance structure in relation to its stakeholders. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The purpose of incorporating the principle of fairness in good governance is explained in terms of giving due consideration to the interests of all stakeholders. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Stakeholders are informed of the role of governance. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Clients, constituents, members, donors, government, supporter groups, advocacy groups, monitoring groups, shareholders, franchises.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The organogram of a sports organisation at provincial and national level is described and attached to the functions of the portfolios. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Explain the processes that are relevant to the formation of a sport structure at different levels. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Community and sport authorities are identified and consulted to ensure their inclusion in the formation of a sport structure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Values of the community are identified and given due consideration with respect to the formation of a sport structure at various levels. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Factors are listed that would enhance the promotion of the sport at different levels. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The need for free and fair elections is elaborated upon to ensure adequate representation of stakeholders. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Explain the purpose of a constitution in the context of a sports organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The aim and purpose of a constitution is explained and its relevant points noted that relate to the specific needs of the sports organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Key clauses are identified and the nature of their content is discussed and examined before inclusion in the constitution. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A code of ethics is drafted and include in the proposed constitution. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed against this unit standard (including through RPL) may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance body (ETQA), or one with an appropriate memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU 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 one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The qualifying learner is able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
  • Characteristics of governance structures.
  • The processes for appointing and electing leaders.
  • The role and function of governance structures in relation to policy, planning and monitoring.
  • The roles and responsibilities of elected leaders and appointed managers in terms of plans,policies, and reporting.
  • The role of governance in relation to management.
  • The relevant stakeholders in sport, fitness and recreation.
  • Legislation relevant to this unit standard includes:
    > The Sport and Recreation Act 1998.
    > The Sport Commission Act 1998 and its related Amendments.
    > The Non-Profit Organisation Act.
    > The Auditor Generals Act.
    > The Public Finance Amendment Act.
    > Local Government Acts.
    > Basic Working Conditions Act.
    > Workman's Compensation Act.
    > Workplace Safety Act. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Problem solving is called for when the community and sport authorities are engaged with to ensure their inclusion in the formation of a sport structure. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Information evaluation is required when the portfolios with related functions are identified and linked to organograms of a sports organisation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Additionally, communication is established as an area of development in its own right. Also, aspects of personal development feature throughout the achievement of this unit standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Inter-relatedness of systems is observable when the need for a constitution is established and drafted for approval.

    Values:

    Demonstration of the knowledge and skills outlined in this unit standard must be consistent with the principles of:
  • Respecting the natural and cultural environment.
  • Accepting and maintaining a non-discriminatory attitude towards diversity including, for example: differences in gender, race, religion, physical ability and culture. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE QUALITY ASSURING BODY
    Core  60309   National Certificate: Sport Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2015-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  59201   National Certificate: Generic Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2015-06-30  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 Quality Assuring Bodies 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 Quality Assuring Body should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
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