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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply sound communication principles in the coordination of selected public sector communications programmes 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119346  Apply sound communication principles in the coordination of selected public sector communications programmes 
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  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 
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 a communication process used to coordinate selected communications programmes in the public sector
  • Identifying appropriate communication tools
  • Utilising information technology to enhance communications
  • Overcoming barriers to communication 

  • 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 a communication process used to coordinate selected communications programmes in the public sector. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A model of communication is described and explained in the context of the public sector 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The model is applied to a specific communication programme within the public sector 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The efficacy of the communications model is determined and any gaps in communications process identified 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Proactive communications solutions are proposed in relation to any gaps identified 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify and utilise appropriate communication tools and strategies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Appropriate communication methodologies are identified and tools are sourced according to specific communication requirements and the message to be conveyed 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Communication methodologies extend to verbal, written and computerized methodologies, and the tools can include but are not limited to telephonic, email, intranet, internal memorandums and reports, external correspondence, slide presentations, visual aids, external reports, contracts and agreements, meetings
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The audience is considered in respect of the message to be conveyed and communication tools are appropriate to the type of audience 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The audience includes but is not limited to internal stakeholders, colleagues and managers, external stakeholders, customers, literate, illiterate and semi-literate persons, national and internationally diverse cultures
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Oral and written communication skills are effectively used in interpersonal and organizational communication 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Reading skills are effectively used to understand and act upon different communication strategies 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Writing skills are effectively used to generate reports, official memorandums, notices etc. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    A communications strategy is clearly defined and implemented according to public sector policies and procedures 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Overcome barriers to communication. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Barriers to interpersonal communication are explained and the ways of overcoming such barriers are proposed 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Strategies for managing conflict in interpersonal communication are explained and ways for ensuring constructive conflict are identified 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Typical communications barriers within the public sector context are identified and sound methodologies for addressing these are proposed 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Cultural diversity and protocol is considered in all communications strategies and any barriers related thereto are appropriately and professionally addressed 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Utilise information technology to enhance communications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Appropriate computer programmes are identified and utilized to enhance communications 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Computer programmes include but are not limited to word processing packages, spreadsheets, accounting and financial packages, presentation packages, internal systems and programmes, databases, internet programmes, email programmes and intranet programmes
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The impact of advanced information technology on the interpersonal relations and other organisational activities is identified and explained 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Workplace data is analysed and communicated via the appropriate information technology 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Problem areas pertaining to technology are identified and reported to appropriate division 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Possible solutions to improve technology are proposed where relevant 


    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:
  • Organisational communications policies and procedures
  • Public Sector communications policies and procedures
  • Information technology and related programmes and systems
  • Advanced business writing skills
  • Advanced strategies for conflict management and overcoming barriers to effective communication
  • Change management 

  • 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 enhance communications and solve communications problems 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organization or community to convey messages of communication and define and utilise appropriate communication strategies 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in order to ensure expedience and efficacy of communications 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organize and crtically evaluate information in order to overcome communications barriers, analyse audience and convey messages effectively in all communications 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion to interpret and convey messages 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility to the environment and health of others in conveying communications messages and utilizing communications technology 

    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 and that communications strategies must be considered in a wider context according to the various audiences, cultures, protocols 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities by being conscious of the nature and method of communications undertaken 

    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  66089   National Certificate: Human Settlements Development  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  64670   National Certificate: Public Financial Oversight and Accountability  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 
    Fundamental  50205   National Certificate: Municipal Integrated Development Planning  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Fundamental  49554   National Diploma: Public Finance Management and Administration  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Elective  57712   Further Education and Training Certificate: Generic Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  57824   Further Education and Training Certificate: Public Administration  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 


    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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