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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Design integrated development planning and review processes for a municipality 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120503  Design integrated development planning and review processes for a municipality 
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 
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 standard will be useful to learners working within a National or Local Government sector. This standard will enable the learner to apply strategic level development and governance competences to ensure integrated and sustainable processes, outcomes, structures, strategies, planning, implementation management, monitoring and evaluation at a municipal level. This standard will also 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:
  • Determining the framework for IDP and the nature of the IDP in A, B, and C municipalities.
  • Designing the process to ensure an IDP is drawn up, an IDP process followed, and an IDP reviewed that is legally compliant and contributes toward development and governance in the municipal area.
  • Identifying and designing the IDP implementation and review process to relate to when implementing the IDP programme.
  • Designing the IDP process to support alignment between the three spheres of government in the municipal area. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners should be competent in Communication at NQF level 4 and Computer Literacy level 3. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • In order to ensure sustainable human settlements, and as municipalities are dependent on various other government agencies and parastatals for service delivery and resources, IDPs are developed for municipal areas, and not only for municipal administrations.
  • The intergovernmental development planning framework refers to the role of the MTSF, PGDS and IDPs and NSDP, as well as processes and instruments of financial planning and budgeting, sector and departmental plans and strategies to jointly prioritise, allocate resources and ensure co-ordinated implementation.
  • The strategic implications of sector plans and policies includes a focus the importance, challenges and benefits of integrated and strategic development approaches (such as highlighted in the NSDP) to co-ordinate investment by various sectors, cross-cutting programmes and line departments.
  • The IDP process refers to the whole IDP process and the various stages and phases thereof. Reference can be made to the DPLG IDP Guide packs. Various elements pf the process includes for example municipal wide analysis, visioning, identification of key priorities, long and medium term strategic planning, project planning, operational planning, approval, implementation and review. IDP process design also refers to aspects such as key inputs and outputs of each phase, key role players in the respective phases, time frames and key processes, instruments, requirements etc. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Determine the framework for IDP and the nature of the IDP in A, B, and C municipalities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The specific roles and differentiated strengths of the district and local IDPs are identified and motivated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The role and nature of IDPs within the context of bigger towns, cities and metropolitan areas are identified and discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The strategic and spatial implications, as well as impact of the NSDP, PGDS and sector policies and strategic plans for the area, are identified and interpreted. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The ways in which integrated planning and the IDP will direct and co-ordinate strategic planning and implementation in municipalities and sectors are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The role of the IDP in the own context is explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Design the process to ensure an IDP is drawn up, an IDP process followed, and an IDP reviewed that is legal compliant and contributes toward development and governance in the municipal area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An IDP development and review process is designed in line with the IDP principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An IDP development and review process is designed, which is legally compliant. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Prioritisations methodologies, processes, mechanisms and events are designed and tested. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    An IDP design and review process is tabled and explained with reference to the financial and human resources available. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The steps to be followed in winning approval of the process tabled are explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify and design the IDP implementation and review process to relate to when implementing IDP programme. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Performance in all departments/agencies against the identified priorities and high level programmes and projects in the IDP is monitored through the performance management system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Resources are allocated in line with the identified priorities and high level programmes and projects in the IDP through the budgeting system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Implementation of the identified priorities and high level programmes and projects in the IDP is ensured through business planning processes within the municipality. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Other relevant medium term and annual municipal planning, business processes, systems and tools are drawn on to ensure that review process is implemented in an effective and methodical manner. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Design the IDP process to support alignment between the three spheres of government in the municipal area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A process and structures to support alignment between the actions and investment of the three spheres of government in municipal IDPs is designed and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The planning process (including budgeting, and other municipal and sectoral planning processes) is designed to enable alignment with policies, plans and strategies that have a direct impact on the municipal area or activities of the municipality. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The planning and review processes are set up to provide for intergovernmental alignment between IDPs and the relevant PGDS, with the NSDP, as well as with line departments in the different spheres and parastatals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The role of the spatial framework in contributing towards reaching a mutual understanding of development challenges, supporting joint prioritisation, ensuring spatial cohesion, coordinating strategic resource allocation, and enabling coordinated implementation is explained and illustrated. 


    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:
  • Facilitation skills (including for the purpose of preparing role players for their part in the process).
  • Extracting municipal, provincial and national level strategies, goals, objectives and indicators.
  • Understanding of town, regional and development planning processes and systems.
  • Knowledge of municipal management and public administration.
  • Prioritisation techniques and tools.
  • Planning techniques.
  • Systems review techniques. 

  • 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 design integrated development planning and review processes for a municipality. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community to effectively engage roleplayers and other spheres of government in the IDP planning and review processes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in order to prioritise IDP methodologies, processes, mechanisms and events in a proactive manner. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information in order to plan and determine planning and reviewing requirements of IDP process. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion to ensure that the roles and functions in IDP process are understood and implemented effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility to the environment and health of others in designing review and implementation processes for IDP process. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of interrelated systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts relating to the planning and review processes of an IDP process do not exist in isolation and that varying structures and role players will impact on the efficacy thereof. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Participate as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities by ensuring that planning and review processes are implemented in a professional and responsible manner. 

    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  50205   National Certificate: Municipal Integrated Development Planning  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  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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