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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply leadership skills to relationship management 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120391  Apply leadership skills to relationship management 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Administration 
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-Fundamental  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
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 will be useful to learners who are working within a Public Sector, Local Government, commercial or community environment, and will fulfill a leadership role as part of their job. This Unit Standard will also add value to public officials who are seeking to develop a career pathway towards an accomplished integrated development planner or public sector management and administration specialist.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Explaining leadership strategies to deal with managing a variety of roleplayers and stakeholders.
  • Creating an optimum advice environment.
  • Enhancing institutional accountability in managing relations with stakeholders and communities.
  • Demonstrating an understanding of the varying dynamics in managing relationships.
  • Developing a sound communications strategy to enhance relations with key stakeholders and communities. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in Communication at NQF Level 3, or the equivalent thereof. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Outline the different types of roleplayers and relationships that exist for a leader within the public sector context and outline how these relationships can be managed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept of relationship management is analysed in the context of fulfilling leadership role. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The various roleplayers that are key to public sector functions are identified. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Roleplayers include but are not limited to internal and external roleplayers, critical interest groups, citizens, communities, international stakeholders.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An appropriate methodical system and communication strategy is identified for ensuring successful planning, implementation and evaluation of relationship management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The African and Global contexts are analysed and discussed and appropriate networking methodologies associated with these contexts are identified from a leadership perspective. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Create and build a sound communications strategy to enhance relations with key stakeholders and communities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Own activities in dealing with roleplayers is monitored and methods for enhancing relations revised on an ongoing basis. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Capability in specialist areas is maintained and specialist competences are engaged to meet service delivery requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Professional practices are developed to adapt to the changes within the public sector environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Information and support networks and contracts are developed and maintained in order to optimise advice environment. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Enhancing institutional accountability in managing relations with stakeholders and communities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The expectation of leadership, ethics and public trust is discussed and areas of accountability identified in relation to these factors. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Unique COP (Communities of practices) focus areas are established. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Local and national data and information required to create public engagement towards sustainable development are obtained and disseminated according to public sector policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Allies for building and sustaining coalitions are identified and developed within leadership capacity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Shared purposes are established through a process of consultation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The principles of feedback via consultation is ensured on an ongoing basis. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    A leadership culture is established in interacting with roleplayers. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrating an understanding of the varying dynamics in managing relationships. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The importance of social awareness in leadership is demonstrated with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Barriers to citizen-government collaboration are identified and explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The benefits and risks of citizen participation are identified and discussed in relation to the leaders role in managing the risks involved. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Political realities, power struggles and other external factors impacting on relationship management are outlined with examples and possible solutions for overcoming the various obstacles associated with these factors are proposed within related work context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Areas of conflict and potential conflict are identified in a proactive manner. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Diversity management is integrated into leadership role and diversity of thinking is leveraged to enhance relations with roleplayers. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • 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.
  • 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 
    The learner must demonstrate an understanding of:
  • Organisational communications policies and procedures.
  • Public Sector communications policies and procedures.
  • Principles of Batho Pele.
  • Conducting roleplayer needs analyses.
  • Methods, techniques and skills for managing and sustaining relations with roleplayers.
  • Interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Conflict 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 relations with roleplayers. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community to effectively determine roleplayer requirements and meet their needs. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in order to ensure that relationship management is proactively implemented. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information in order to determine roleplayer needs. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion to sustain optimum advice environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility to the environment and health of others in managing roleplayer relations from a leadership perspective. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of interrelated systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts in relationship management within the public sector do not exist in isolation and that varying dynamics will impact on the efficacy thereof. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities by being conscious of roleplayer needs and the latest trends and developments within the public sector. 

    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 
    Articulation Possibilities:

    This unit standard will enable a learner to articulate to other qualifications in Financial Management, Financial Services, Business Administration, Public Finance Management and Administration, Municipal Finance and Administration, Generic management, Human Resources. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  50081   Further Education and Training Certificate: Leadership Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Elective  58578   National Certificate: Local Government Councillor Practices  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Elective  58644   National Certificate: Local Government Support Services  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Elective  64697   Further Education and Training Certificate: Community Health Work  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 
    Elective  58337   Further Education and Training Certificate: Trade Union Practice  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  58759   National Certificate: Ports and Harbours  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  57805   National Certificate: Public Sector Employment and Skills Development Practices  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  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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