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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Conduct performance management to a South African municipal environment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116341  Conduct performance management to a South African municipal environment 
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 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  12 
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 
The purpose of this Unit Standard is to equip learners with the skills and knowledge to develop and apply the financial dimensions of performance management. This will enable learners to ensure performance management requirements are correctly catered for during policy decision-making and strategic decision-making processes.

This Unit Standard will equip practitioners involved in the implementation of these systems with the required knowledge and skills to perform their roles effectively.

This Unit Standard contributes to the field of Management by providing a Unit Standard that although designed for municipal government could be utilised in a range of organisations including the private sector. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
It is assumed that the Learners are competent in:
  • Communication at Level 4.
  • Mathematical Literacy at Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Performance management concepts include key performance indicators, performance measures, performance targets, outcomes, outputs.
  • The relevant municipal legislation
  • Municipal role-players include: the municipal council, mayor, municipal manager and senior managers. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Implement performance management systems and mechanisms in a South African municipality as required by the local government legislative framework. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The role of the mayor, municipal council, municipal manager and senior managers are identified as required by legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A municipal performance management system is developed as required by the local government legislative framework. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Community participation processes are planned as required by legislation, involving municipal performance management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Performance reporting is conducted in terms of legislative requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Write and develop performance management concepts for the effective measurement of municipal strategic and financial performance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Individual financial and non-financial performance management concepts are applied within a municipal performance management system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Performance management concepts applicable to institutional financial and non-financial performance management are developed and applied within a municipal performance management system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The relationship between outputs and outcomes are identified in terms of performance management terminology. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Different terms may be used for outputs and outcomes in planning methodologies. The learner should be able to recognise the concepts even if different terminology is used.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The appropriate measures of effectiveness, efficiency and economy are identified and applied in a municipal performance management system. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Develop and identify the critical areas of a performance management agreement to be used as a form of contract of employment for a municipal staff member. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A performance agreement is developed based on all required legal processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Disciplinary processes are adapted to include performance agreements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Identify and establish institutional arrangements required for performance management in a municipality. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Technical systems are developed to incorporate institutional and individual performance management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Cultural considerations for performance management are interpreted to allow for effective performance management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The impact on organisational structures is forecast based on the requirements of a performance management system. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Apply performance management concepts to municipal service delivery. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Key performance areas and indicators are developed for financial and non-financial purposes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Performance targets developed for measuring financial and non-financial performance are applied in terms of municipal service delivery. 


    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 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 
  • Performance indicators
  • The municipal service delivery environment.
  • Performance monitoring and evaluation at a local government Level. 

  • 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, e.g. by trying to find the best possible performance management options. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organization or community, e.g. through communicating with others regarding performance issues and fostering team commitment to achieve a high Level of service excellence. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively, e.g. through the attempting to attain performance excellence in one's own areas of work. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information, e.g. through researching all possible performance management options and presenting conclusions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and / or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion, e.g. through communicating a message of performance excellence. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of interrelated systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation, e.g. in keeping in mind that a top performing municipality can lead to benefits for the community and the country as a whole. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities, e.g. acting as custodian of ethical behaviour and maintaining a high Level of commitment performance excellence. 

    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  48965   Certificate: Municipal Financial Management  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  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.
     
    1. A.S.A.P Training and Consulting 
    2. About Survival Consulting Agency 
    3. Afriwealth Consulting 
    4. AfroXpert Performance Developement cc 
    5. All Access Holdings 
    6. Amadube Investments CC 
    7. ARMS - Audit & Risk Management Solutions 
    8. Asiphokuhle Training and Research Institute 
    9. Bantubanye Skills 
    10. Bokatoka Construction and Projects 
    11. Concepts of Sustainable Management (CSM) 
    12. CTAM Training and Consulting 
    13. CTC College(PTY) LTD. 
    14. D T M CONSULTING CC 
    15. Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) 
    16. Eagle Greek Inverstment T/A Mollo consulting 
    17. Escon 
    18. ETAMIC PTY LTD 
    19. Excellent Minds Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    20. Falcon Business Institute (PTY 
    21. Frugatrax Consultants 
    22. GATYANA TRAINING ACADEMY 
    23. Glere Skills and Consultants 
    24. GOBELA CONSULTING 
    25. Growth Management Consulting 
    26. Gwebu Super Group (Pty) Ltd 
    27. HDPSA 
    28. Hlaniki Investment Holdings 
    29. Hlombe and Associates 
    30. IGKM Management Services (Pty) Ltd 
    31. Ikhaya Training and Consulting 
    32. Inafrica General Trading Pty LTD 
    33. Institute For Performance Management 
    34. Isiphephelo Consultants 
    35. JIT Projects 
    36. Josmap Training Institute 
    37. K Shabangu FET College 
    38. KOKANO PROJECTS PTY LTD 
    39. Konwaba Training Solutions 
    40. Kuyakhula Development Initiatives 
    41. Mahloko Training, Auditing Services and other Projects 
    42. Makaota Training Consultants 
    43. Makavila Suppliers CC. 
    44. Mamuhle Academy 
    45. Management College of Southern Africa (MANCOSA) 
    46. Maritime Business Institute 
    47. MARS Business Consulting 
    48. Mission Point Consulting 
    49. MJ Mafunisa Consulting (PTY) LTD 
    50. Mmanape Management Solutions 
    51. MML Consulting CC. 
    52. Mohlaje Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    53. Motheo Skills Entity 
    54. MUHANGWENE DEVELOPMENT ENTERPRISE 
    55. Nkqubela Community Developers 
    56. Nonunu Projects 
    57. Outeniqua Leadership Institute 
    58. Pachi Global Foundation 
    59. Pebetse Training and Consulting 
    60. Pioneer Business Consulting 
    61. PMA Holdings (PTY ) LTD. 
    62. PTDEV (Pty) Ltd 
    63. Reflections Development Institute 
    64. Regenesys Management (Pty) Ltd 
    65. Regent Business School (Pty) Ltd t/a Regent Business School 
    66. Resonance Institue of Learning 
    67. Silalele Consulting CC. 
    68. SIZA NESU TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    69. Tachfin Holdings 
    70. Talent Emporium Academy (PTY) Ltd 
    71. Talent Sculpture 
    72. Thinking Mind Trading 
    73. Thubelihle Graduate Institute 
    74. Thuto-Boswa Education and Training Solution 
    75. Timnet Management Consulting 
    76. Tovani Traiding 299 
    77. Tradesman Consulting and Training Solutions 
    78. Tshepang Consulting & Project 
    79. Tshwane Training Institute (PTY) LTD. 
    80. Ubuqhawe Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    81. UNIVERSITY OF BUSINESS EXCELLENCE(PTY)LTD 
    82. VEZOKUHLE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROJECT 
    83. Vicmat Consultants 
    84. WEINVEST INVESTMENT CC 



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