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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply the principles of ethics in a municipal environment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116343  Apply the principles of ethics in a 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  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 all people working in a municipal environment. People who are credited with this Unit Standard are capable of showing insight into legislation, regulations and codes relating to governance and ethics in the municipal sector by applying the principles that underpin professional code of ethics for municipal finance professionals. In the process, the qualifying learner is capable of developing a plan to initiate or improve commitment and compliance in the implementation of a code of ethics and governance regulations in a municipality. 

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

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Generally accepted codes of practice,
  • Reporting, norms and standards applied by municipalities and professional organisation for municipal finance specialists. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge and insight into existing legislation, regulations and codes affecting activities of municipalities in South Africa. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The ethics related to requirements in relevant pieces of legislation and regulations applicable to municipalities are analysed and the effect of each on the activities of municipalities is explained with reference to generally recognised values, practices and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The ethics related requirements in the three spheres of government are analysed and the effect on each sphere is explained with reference to acceptable values, practices and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The implications of triple bottom line reporting on a municipality are explained with reference to ethical aspects of reporting on workplace safety, health and environmental and social responsibility aspects. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply the principles of ethics and professionalism to a municipal code of conduct Assessment Criteria. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Internationally accepted principles that are the basis of a good code of conduct are applied in a municipal environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The impact of different value systems on code of ethics in South Africa is analysed with reference to aspects that are unique in the municipality context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The importance of technical and effective compliance with professional codes and the ethical code of a municipality are explained with reference to their role in attracting high calibre employees and investors. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Develop an implementation plan to achieve compliance with an established code of ethics. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A plan to initiate or improve compliance in the implementation of a code of ethics in an organisation is developed using the findings of a gap analysis. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Measures to monitor and evaluate implementation and ensure regular revision of the code of good practice are proposed with reference to communication and commitment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An implementation plan is prepared so as to achieve ethical compliance for a municipal department or departments. 


    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 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. For example by trying to find creative solutions to ensure that a high Level ethical standards are implemented in all Levels of municipal operations. 

    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 legislative issues and fostering ethical standards are maintained amongst the public sector as well as private sector stakeholders. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively, e.g. through the demonstration of ethical and moral principles in all service delivery processes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information, e.g. through awareness of organisational and partnership practices and policies to ensure that they comply with the legislation and codes of conduct. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Use Science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility to the environment and health of others, e.g. use appropriate computer software for data capturing and document storage purposes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use Science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility to the environment and health of others, e.g. use appropriate computer software for data capturing and document storage purposes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of interrelated systems by recognizing that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation, e.g. keeping in mind that practices and procedures at a municipal Level effect the lives of individuals and the well-being of the community and 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.Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and / or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion, e.g. through advising and motivating others with regard to ethical practices. 

    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
    Fundamental  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.
     
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