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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply the legislation governing the establishment and management of public entities 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119344  Apply the legislation governing the establishment and management of public entities 
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 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  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 
Learners working towards this standard will be working within a Public Sector environment, specialising in Public Finance Management and Administration, where the acquisition of competence against this standard will add value to one's job. This standard will also add value to public officials who are seeking to develop a career pathway towards becoming an accomplished public finance management and administration specialist.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Demonstrating an understanding of the legislative requirements relating to public entities
  • Applying best practice techniques to assess the financial implications of public entities
  • Contributing to the development of a plan to monitor contract compliance and regulation of entities' projects
  • Developing and suggesting implementation process for institutionalising entities as service delivery mechanisms
  • Applying best practice project management principles to effectively establish proposed entities 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this Unit Standard must be in possession of a Further Education and Training Certificate or equivalent qualification 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the legislative requirements relating to public entities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The regulations governing the establishment and governance of public entities are described 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The legal principles associated with the governance of public entities are identified and discussed 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Statutory reportable matters are identified in the preparation of reports required by legislation 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The role of accounting officers is discussed with reference to asset management, general financial management functions and budget implementation 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply best practice techniques to assess the financial and human resource implications of public entities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Different services to be rendered by a proposed public entity are precisely determined 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The impact of shifting of service to the entity on ownership control is discussed 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A standardised checklist for assessing an entity opportunity via screening and analysis is utilised in the preparation of a feasibility study report 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Generally recognised pre-feasibility study requirements are discussed and complied with in the screening of entity opportunities 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Contribute to the development of a plan to monitor contract compliance and regulation of entities' projects. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The roles of accounting officers and other public sector roleplayers in entity management are described showing a clear understanding of powers, responsibilities and delegations 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A variety of information sources and stakeholders are consulted during the development of a plan to monitor compliance 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The merits and demerits of the regulation of entities by contract are applied in the development of a monitoring plan for entities 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Key clauses and language requirements for technical and financial contract specifications are identified and applied in the design of a system to regulate entities 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Regulation includes but is not limited to regulation by contract, regulation by institution, contract writing, negotiation of contracts
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The elements of a process to develop a strategy for contract writing, management and negotiation are discussed 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Develop and suggest implementation process for institutionalising entities as service delivery mechanisms. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A general overview of the rationale for the establishment of an entity is presented on the basis of sound organisational and economic principles 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An analysis of the different types of skills required for the proposed entity is performed 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Each key component of an entity is described in the selected institutionalised process 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Recommendations are made to show how an entity can serve as a vehicle to promote viable projects, institutionalize procurement of services and serve as a communication tool in the service delivery 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Recommendations include but are not limited to the role, functions and responsibilities of entities, unit, practice evaluation and benchmarking against best practices
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Apply best practice project management principles to effectively establish the proposed entities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The relevant project management principles to implement the proposed entities are identified 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Best practice project management methodologies and philosophies to compile a comprehensive implementation plan are proposed 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    User-friendly templates and reports to effectively manage and monitor the implementation of entities are identified 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A comprehensive scope and terms of reference for oversight and management structures of entities are developed 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    1. Any 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.
    2. 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.
    3. 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.
    4. Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The learner must demonstrate an understanding of:
  • Municipal Finance Management Act
  • Public Finance Management Act
  • Public entities best practices
  • A comprehensive understanding of legislation, rules and statutory requirements applicable to the public entities
  • A comprehensive understanding of all legal documents and records
  • Project management techniques
  • A comprehensive understanding of different types of contracts that apply to the institutionalising and regulating of public entities 

  • 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 to interpret the requirements for the establishment of entities in the public sector context 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organization or community to ensure the effective establishment and management of public entities 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in order to ensure that all information required in institutionalising entities is utilised and applied 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organize and crtically evaluate information in order to contribute effectively to the development of a plan to monitor contract compliance and the regulation of public entities 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion to implement and manage best practice techniques pertaining to public entities 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility to the environment and health of others in ensuring compliance to the legalities governing the establishment and governance of public entities 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of interrelated systems by recognising that legislative, regulatory and legal problem-solving contexts in establishing and regulating public entities do not exist in isolation 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities by analysing all legalities pertaining to the establishment and regulation of public entities 

    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
    Core  49554   National Diploma: Public Finance Management and Administration  Level 5  NQF Level 05  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. Afriwealth Consulting 
    2. Akadon Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    3. Bikologix Projects 
    4. Bokatoka Construction and Projects 
    5. Change Strategies Consulting Services CC 
    6. Cradle Stars Trading Enterprise 
    7. Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) 
    8. DITEBOGO CONSULTANCY CC 
    9. Eskilz College (Pty) Ltd 
    10. ETAMIC PTY LTD 
    11. Excellent Minds Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    12. GATYANA TRAINING ACADEMY 
    13. GOBELA CONSULTING 
    14. Growth Management Consulting 
    15. Hadima Training Academy 
    16. Hlombe and Associates 
    17. IGKM Management Services (Pty) Ltd 
    18. Inafrica General Trading Pty LTD 
    19. Isiphephelo Consultants 
    20. Josmap Training Institute 
    21. KAGISHO BUSINESS CONCEPTS (Pty) LTD 
    22. KOKANO PROJECTS PTY LTD 
    23. LMMM Training and Development 
    24. Mafamawethu Consultants 
    25. Mamuhle Academy 
    26. Management College of Southern Africa (MANCOSA) 
    27. Maritime Business Institute 
    28. MARS Business Consulting 
    29. MML Consulting CC. 
    30. Motheo Skills Entity 
    31. MTK Corporate Solutions 
    32. MUHANGWENE DEVELOPMENT ENTERPRISE 
    33. Nalengmokoni Investors (Pty) Ltd 
    34. Nkqubela Community Developers 
    35. Nvsion Consulting 
    36. Onyx Training Support 
    37. Pachi Global Foundation 
    38. Pebetse Training and Consulting 
    39. PMA Holdings (PTY ) LTD. 
    40. Princetop Corporative Training (Pty) Ltd 
    41. Progressive School of Business and Engineering (Pty) 
    42. PTDEV (Pty) Ltd 
    43. Pulakgadi Training Consulting CC 
    44. RCG Markets 
    45. Regent Business School (Pty) Ltd t/a Regent Business School 
    46. Resonance Institue of Learning 
    47. Silalele Consulting CC. 
    48. SIZA NESU TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    49. South African Corporate Training Association 
    50. Tachfin Holdings 
    51. Talent Centre Training 
    52. Talent Emporium Academy (PTY) Ltd 
    53. Tasc Business Consulting and Training 
    54. The Crimson CO CC. 
    55. Thinking Mind Trading 
    56. Thuto-Boswa Education and Training Solution 
    57. Tloumogale Business Development & Consulting 
    58. Transafric Consulting Pty Ltd 
    59. Tshepang Consulting & Project 
    60. TWINMARK STRATEGY AND MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS 
    61. UNIVERSITY OF BUSINESS EXCELLENCE(PTY)LTD 
    62. Vibra Skills CC. 
    63. Vicmat Consultants 
    64. WEINVEST INVESTMENT CC 



    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.