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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate understanding of Government regulatory structures and their implications for Departmental planning processes 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
259140  Demonstrate understanding of Government regulatory structures and their implications for Departmental planning processes 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Human Resource Management and Practices 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Human Resources 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6 
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 learners in senior and middle management in the Public Service. It highlights the context in which planning decisions are made in Government and the Public Service and should ensure that managers in the Public Service understand the big picture issues that impact on a Department's planning and operations.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Explaining Cabinet planning structures and related processes.
  • Explaining the role of Treasury in the Government's planning cycle.
  • Explaining monitoring and oversight mechanisms in the Public Service.
  • Demonstrating insight into how Government's priorities are operationalised in a Department's planning processes.
  • Applying knowledge of the statutory framework governing human resource planning in the Public Service to a strategic human resources plan. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learner has the following knowledge and skills:
  • Communication at NQF Level 4.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain Cabinet planning structures and related processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The role of the Cabinet Lekgotla is explained with reference to setting and reviewing government priorities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The role-players at a Cabinet Lekgotla are identified and an indication is given of how government priorities are translated into programmes of action. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The President's State of the Nation address for the current year is analysed to identify the implications for a specific Department. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The purpose of a Minister's Budget Speech is explained with reference to reporting on progress and indicating future projects for a specific Department. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    A Premiers State of the Province Address and Member of the Executive Council's Budget Vote Speech for the current year are analysed to identify a specific Province's priorities. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain the role of Treasury in the Government's planning cycle. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A Department's budget cycle is outlined with reference to budgets, medium term review, end of financial year, submission of reports and the bid process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The role of Treasury in managing public finance is explained with reference to how this impacts on a Government Department. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The effect of the outcomes of the bid process is explained with reference to the implications for the implementation of a Department's strategic objectives. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain monitoring and oversight mechanisms in the Public Service. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The role of the Portfolio Committee is explained with reference to ensuring a Department achieves its strategic objectives within a financial year. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The role of the Auditor General is explained with reference to the audit function and organisational performance management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The role of the Office of the Public Service Commission (OPSC) is explained with reference to issues of governance and compliance. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate insight into how Government priorities are operationalised in a Department's planning processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Government's Programme of Action for a specific project is analysed and formulated into strategic objectives for a specific Department. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Strategic objectives are expanded into an operational plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An operational plan is developed into a work plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Mechanisms for reviewing a Department's planning are discussed with reference to medium term review, organisational performance and possible budget implications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Apply knowledge of the statutory framework governing strategic human resource planning in the Public Sector to a strategic Human Resource plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Elements of a strategic human resource plan are interrogated to identify compliance issues. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The relationship between the statutory framework and the strategic human resource planning process is discussed with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A strategic human resource plan is checked for compliance and recommendations are made to ensure that the plan meets statutory requirements. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An 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 with 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 with 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 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation. 

    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  61592   National Diploma: Human Resources Management and Practices  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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    2. DC Dynamic College of Commerce & Further Training (Pty) Ltd 
    3. GLOBAL BUSINESS SOLUTIONS 
    4. GLOBAL PROSPECTUS TRAINING PTY LTD 
    5. IQ Academy (previously known as Fernwood Business College) 
    6. MSC Education Holdings Pty Ltd 
    7. T & T Appointments 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.