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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|National Certificate: Ward Committee Governance|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|57823||National Certificate: Ward Committee Governance|
|SGB Public Administration and Management|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|LG SETA - Local Government and related Services Sector Education and Training Authority||OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework|
|National Certificate||Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies||Public Administration|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||120||Level 2||NQF Level 02||Regular-Unit Stds Based|
|REGISTRATION STATUS||SAQA DECISION NUMBER||REGISTRATION START DATE||REGISTRATION END DATE|
|LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT||LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT|
|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 qualification does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification.
|PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION|
The purpose of the qualification is to enable qualifying learners to apply the relevant competences required for proactive participation as a Ward Committee member so that they achieve municipal objectives.
The learning outcomes contained in this qualification are based on the competencies required to contribute to the effectiveness of municipal processes from a Ward Committee perspective. These competences relate to:
The learners entering this qualification may come from various backgrounds and will be persons who have been nominated by their community onto a Ward Committee to represent the needs of the community, while archiving municipal objectives. It will create an opportunity for the learner to be exposed to various municipal processes and pursue a learning pathway in counselling for Local Government. The qualifying learner will be able to participate actively in overall democracy through proactive community involvement in local government processes.
The qualification is aimed at learners working in a Ward Committee context within Local Government. The newly created sub-municipal Ward Committees play a critical role in achieving the objectives of Local Government including giving practical meaning and substance to the basic political commitment that 'the People Shall Govern'. Being a representative structure of the community and its citizens, the Ward Committees need to inform the municipality about the aspirations, potentials and problems of the people and form a bridge by facilitating proper communication between the Council and the citizens. On this basis, a need was identified to equip learners in the Ward Committee with the competencies they require to function as a Ward Committee representatives. The typical learner will be member of a Ward Committee participating in municipal processes at a local level. In addition persons seeking future employment in the Local Government sector may choose to complete the qualification.
This qualification is the first in the learning pathway for people involved in Local Government. The pathway includes two legs: one for political representatives at various levels which ends with an FETC in Local Government, and one for administrators and financial managers which ends with a National Certificate at NQF Level 7.
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
|It is assumed that the learner is competent in:
Recognition of Prior Learning:
The structure of this Unit Standard based Qualification makes the Recognition of Prior Learning possible. Learner and Assessor will jointly decide on methods to determine prior learning and competence in the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes implicit in the Qualification and the associated Unit Standards. Recognition of Prior Learning will be done by means of an Integrated Assessment.
This Recognition of Prior Learning may allow for:
All recognition of Prior Learning is subject to quality assurance by the relevant ETQA or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
Access to the qualification:
Access to this Qualification is open, bearing in mind the Learning Assumed to be in Place.
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|Level, credits and learning components assigned to the qualification:
The Certificate is made up of a planned combination of learning outcomes that have a defined purpose and will provide qualifying learners with applied competencies and a basis for further training.
The qualification is made up of Unit Standards that are classified as Fundamental, Core and Elective. A minimum of 120 credits is required to complete the qualification.
In this qualification the credits are allocated as follows:
Motivation for number of credits assigned to Fundamental, Core and Elective:
The Fundamental component consists of unit standards to the value of 36 credits. There are 20 credits in Communication and 16 credits in Mathematical Literacy.
All these standards are compulsory.
Sixty-two credits have been allocated to the Core component of this Qualification. The unit standards classified as Core describe the integral functions and activities required to be a Ward Committee member. They provide an opportunity to develop knowledge of municipal processes and structures as they impact on Ward Committee governance, basic legislation and policy applying to Ward Committee systems and functioning, communications and interpersonal skills required for the effective functioning of Ward Committees and basic project management skills to participate effectively in municipal projects.
All these standards are compulsory.
There are unit standards totalling forty-six credits in this component. These unit standards continue from the core component in focusing on learning areas pertinent to Ward Committee governance and will enable learners to gain specialist knowledge and skills relevant to their job or of personal interest to the learner. From the Elective component the learner must choose unit standards of a minimum 22 credits to complete the qualification.
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|1. Conduct formal meetings to achieve Ward Committee objectives.
2. Demonstrate an understanding and apply the role of Ward Committee member in the context of core municipal processes.
3. Display an understanding of core municipal functions and Ward Committee in these functions.
4. Facilitate service delivery in ward committee context.
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
Because assessment practices must be open, transparent, fair, valid, and reliable and ensure that no learner is disadvantaged in any way whatsoever, an integrated assessment approach is incorporated into the Qualification.
Learning, teaching and assessment are inextricably lined. Whenever possible, the assessment of knowledge, skills, attitudes and values shown in the unit standards should be integrated.
Assessment of the communication, language, literacy and strategic analysis and planning competencies should be conducted in conjunction with other aspects and should use authentic municipal development contexts wherever possible.
A variety of methods must be used in assessment and tools and activities must be appropriate to the context in which the learner is working. Where it is not possible to assess the learner in the workplace or on-the-job, simulations, case studies, role-plays and other similar techniques should be used to provide a context appropriate to the assessment.
The term 'Integrated Assessment' implies that theoretical and practical components should be assessed together. During integrated assessments the assessor should make use of formative and summative assessment methods and assess combinations of practical, applied, foundational and reflective competencies.
Assessors and moderators should make use of a range of formative and summative assessment methods. Assessors should assess and give credit for the evidence of learning that has already been acquired through formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience.
Assessment should ensure that all specific outcomes, embedded knowledge and critical cross-field outcomes are evaluated. The assessment of the critical cross-field outcomes should be integrated with the assessment of specific outcomes and embedded knowledge.
In researching international comparability, great difficulty was encountered in finding other countries that had organisations similar to the Ward Committee's contemplated by the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act, 2000.
Ward Committees are a unique creation of statute in South African and do not exist elsewhere. At the same time local organisation participation in Local Government level, is common around the world. These local organisations have different names: Neighbourhood Committees, Neighbourhood Forums, Ratepayers Associations, Community Forums, Village Development Committees, Ward Development Committees, Area Development Committees etc.
Many of these bodies are based on voluntary participation and are not constituted or regulated by legislative act. Their functions are largely consultative and lobbying. The members of these organisations are informed by self-interest and by Local Government structures that provide information on their functions to the general population.
The city of Birmingham is divided into several wards with elected councillors.
The city has established Ward Committee's made up of the 3 elected local councillors in the Ward and meetings are open to all local residents. The idea, like their South African counter parts is that Ward Committees act as a bridge, linking local people with the main City Council departments. They bring issues of local concern to the attention of service departments, invite officers to present reports and to give an account of the action that has been, or will be taken, in response to issues raised locally.
Unlike the South African model, members of the public are not elected onto the Ward Committee's and merely attend meetings to gather information or bring matters of concern to the attention of the Ward councillors.
No formal training is provided to members of the public who attend such meetings.
Birmingham is typical of Ward Committees found in the United Kingdom.
Tanzania is a country which has Ward and other local structures, but there is no formal training is provided for the members of these organizations.
Malawi instituted a Local Governance and Development Management Programme in 1997 to contribute towards the eradication of poverty in Malawi by improving governance through improved broader citizen participation in decision-making and the enhanced performance of Central and Local Government in district development.
The United Nations Development Program participated in capacity building for effective decentralized participatory development at district and community levels aimed at enhancing government and civil society capability to design, plan, implement, monitor and evaluate anti-poverty programmes. The specific capacity building strategies included undertaking civic education for local governance, human rights and sustainable livelihoods issues. Unfortunately, details of the training programmes are not available.
The whole issue of Local Government decentralisation in development is a major focus of the UN and has been since the 1990's. The main problem is that there is a singular lack of success stories around the world due mainly to a lack of any real decentralisation, and therefore a lack of incentive for true participation. No examples of any training materials in support of these initiatives could be found.
In October 2002 Organisation Development Africa (ODA) contracted Afesis-corplan to undertake Research Project 7 - Municipal Governance - Working of Ward Committee Executive System. The research topic entailed an evaluation of the implementation of the Ward Committee system in the period since December 2000. The research was to be geared towards lessons and good practises that would assist in managing the interface between municipalities, civil society and Ward Committees.
In line with this research, an intensive international comparability was undertaken and an extract of the findings outlined below. It should be noted that since this research, and in doing further international comparability since this time, the conclusions in both in 2002 and in 2006, i.e. that very few such qualifications and Ward Committee processes exist around the world and that South Africa is essentially pioneering a process in development for Ward Committee structures.
There are indications that models for citizens participation in Local Government and/or state driven development programs do exist internationally both in developing and developed countries. It is also apparent that not all of these models are directly relevant to the basic principles and rationale for Ward Committees in South Africa. In the developing world the imperative is often for decentralized administration and the creation of co-responsibility with civil society for development in the context of very scarce resources. In developed countries like Britain and New Zealand Ward Committees exist as quite complex civil structures charged with high order customer-care responsibilities, often in a context of homogenous populations with very adequate infrastructure and services. However no formal training is provided.
The South African Ward Committee systems training initiative is 'unique', because no existing benchmarks could be traced. It is not possible to compare it to similar processes in the world since this training seems to not exist.
|This Qualification articulates vertically with the following Qualification:
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
|Criteria for the registration of assessors:
|As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012; 2015.|
|ID||UNIT STANDARD TITLE||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||CREDITS|
|Core||242891||Apply communication, interpersonal and conflict management principles in Ward Committee functions, processes||Level 2||NQF Level 02||10|
|Core||242896||Demonstrate an understanding and apply the broad principles of Ward Committee functioning to participate in municipal processes||Level 2||NQF Level 02||10|
|Core||242892||Display an understanding of the Constitution, structure of Ward Committees and the roles and responsibilities of committee members||Level 2||NQF Level 02||6|
|Core||242893||Display an understanding of the policy and legal framework guiding the Ward Committee system and its functioning||Level 2||NQF Level 02||6|
|Core||242895||Support the facilitation of development project service delivery in a Ward Committee context||Level 2||NQF Level 02||8|
|Core||113955||Apply the Batho Pele principles to own work role and context||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Core||123462||Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the project and the project support services environment||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Core||242890||Display an understanding of core municipal processes and Ward Committee participation in these processes||Level 3||NQF Level 03||10|
|Core||13934||Plan and prepare meeting communications||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Fundamental||119463||Access and use information from texts||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Fundamental||9009||Apply basic knowledge of statistics and probability to influence the use of data and procedures in order to investigate life related problems||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Fundamental||7480||Demonstrate understanding of rational and irrational numbers and number systems||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Fundamental||119454||Maintain and adapt oral/signed communication||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Fundamental||12444||Measure, estimate and calculate physical quantities and explore, describe and represent geometrical relationships in 2-dimensions in different life or workplace contexts||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Fundamental||119460||Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Fundamental||7469||Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal and community life||Level 2||NQF Level 02||2|
|Fundamental||9007||Work with a range of patterns and functions and solve problems||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Fundamental||119456||Write/present for a defined context||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Elective||119517||Advocate and lobby community issues||Level 3||NQF Level 03||12|
|Elective||242894||Demonstrate knowledge of gender, equity and diversity issues in development projects||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Elective||123436||Facilitate community participation in democratic processes and structures||Level 3||NQF Level 03||7|
|Elective||123464||Gather information and provide assistance for project planning and scheduling functions||Level 3||NQF Level 03||10|
|Elective||123465||Measure and plan own performance and behaviour in line with roles and responsibilities in a project team||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Elective||120383||Provide assistance in implementing and assuring project work meets quality requirements||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
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