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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Interpret and apply housing laws and related legislative frameworks affecting housing development 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243732  Interpret and apply housing laws and related legislative frameworks affecting housing development 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Housing 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Physical Planning, Design and Management 
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 
The purpose of this unit standard will be useful to learners who are required to implement housing laws and related laws in housing development and management. Learners will be able to interpret and apply the various pieces of legislation and related legislation for housing development and management, the roles, responsibilities and functions of the various stakeholders within housing development fraternity.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Explaining and discussing the constitutional rights in the context of housing providing adequate housing for all.
  • Analysing, interpreting and applying the relevant legislative frameworks in housing.
  • Communicating key provisions of housing laws and related legislation.
  • Critically examining the housing legislation.in relation to applicability. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication skills at NQF Level 5 or equivalent.
  • Computer Literacy skills. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The Constitution of South Africa and relevant regulatory frameworks for housing. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain and discuss the constitutional rights in the context of housing providing adequate housing for all. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The impact of the right to access to housing in terms of the Constitution to other human rights is discussed within context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The concept of "access to housing" in terms of Section 26 of the Constitution is explained in respect of providing housing to all communities as envisaged by the Constitution. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Analyse, interpret and apply the relevant legislative frameworks in housing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The various pieces of legislation affecting housing are analysed and explained in context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The different laws impacting on housing provision are interpreted and explained in a given context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Procedures to apply the provisions of legislation are explained and applied in the context of housing development projects. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Determine roles, functions and responsibilities of role-players in housing provision. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Roles, functions and responsibilities are analysed in the context of housing development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Different role-players are classified in terms of their functions, roles and responsibilities of the in respect of housing development for strategic partnerships. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Different role-players may include but is not limited to national, provincial and local government departments and civil society.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Case studies are analysed to identify methods to improve intergovernmental and inter-sectoral communicatio and best practices are benchmarked to enable role-players to fulfil their roles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Strategies based on the roles, functions and responsibilities are developed in consultation with the role-players to ensure that they fulfil their obligations for integrated housing development. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Critically examine the housing legislation in relation to applicability. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Problems pertaining to the implementation of housing laws are identified and documented with reference to the management and implementation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Problems relating to the implementation of housing laws and related policies are discussed to submit possible solutions and/or recommendations for amendment for improvement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Various housing related laws impacting on housing development are interpreted and applied in housing development projects. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA or by an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA, according to the ETQA's policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments at exit points of the Qualification, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual Unit Standards as well as the integrated competence described in the Qualification.
  • Anyone wishing to be assessed against this Unit Standard may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The qualifying learner is able to demonstrate a basic knowledge and understanding of:
  • Housing related laws in South Africa for housing development.
  • Rights of people with regards to access to adequate housing.
  • The Constitutional, legislative and policy requirements relating to housing. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems pertaining to the deviations and application against housing laws in implementing housing projects. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others when providing assistance to others for the implementation and the application of the respective laws for effective housing delivery. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in applying the housing laws and mandates in the implementation of housing projects. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting and organising information so that deviations and records are constructed and noted in a clear and concise manner and advise law makers accordingly. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively in the modes of oral and/or written communication with all housing stakeholders about housing laws to ensure appropriate application in housing development projects. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environments and health of others. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contributing to the personal development of learners and the society and economy, by participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities.
  • Critically analysing and interpreting the Constitutional, legislative or policy issues impacting on housing delivery. 

  • 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  58246   Bachelor of Human Settlements Development  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2018-06-30   


    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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    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.