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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Analyse and apply social housing concept, principles and processes to facilitate sustainable social housing practice 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
263894  Analyse and apply social housing concept, principles and processes to facilitate sustainable social housing practice 
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 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 unit standard is for learners working within a social housing environment who have middle and senior management responsibilities in social housing practices, where the acquisition of competence against this will add value to one's job and capabilities and an insight into social housing system used in national and international contexts.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Demonstrating an understanding of the concept of social housing from national and international perspectives.
  • Identifying and analysing the legislative framework for social housing in South Africa.
  • Demonstrating an understanding of the social housing principles.
  • Identifying and reviewing funding options for social housing.
  • Analysing and interpreting different processes for social housing.
  • Integrating social housing processes and principles to maintain a sustainable social housing practice. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learner is competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 4.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the concept of social housing from national and international perspectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept "social housing" is discussed as it applies from national and international contexts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The historical development of social housing is explained from national and international perspectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Social housing policy and practices are evaluated and explained in relation to different housing tenure options and delivery mechanisms for social housing in South Africa. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Delivery mechanisms include different housing subsidy schemes (e.g. institutional, consolidation, project-linked, developer driven, etc.) and delivery programmes (e.g. hostel redevelopment, social housing, people housing process, etc.).
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The nature and characteristics of social housing are outlined with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Qualification criteria for social housing are analysed and evaluated in the context of social housing policy and regulatory frameworks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The relation of social housing to other housing delivery programmes is explained with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Other housing delivery programmes include but are not limited to transitional and communal housing.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify and analyse the legislative framework for social housing in South Africa. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The enabling legislative framework related to housing is analysed within context of creating a sustainable social housing practice in South Africa. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Legislative framework includes but not limited to the constitution, housing policies and legislation.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The purpose and strategic intent of the social housing legislative framework is evaluated and explained in terms of creating sustainable human settlements in South Africa. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Implementation mechanisms and supporting resources for social housing provided for in the legislation are analysed and evaluated against social intent. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Implementation mechanisms and supporting resources include but are not limited to the spheres of government, social housing institutions, funding, physical infrastructure.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Review the guiding principles and structure of a social housing institution. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The guiding principles related to approach, product and institution in social housing are identified and explained with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Approach refers to long-term commitment, meaningful stakeholder participation and individual responsibility. Product refers to residential accommodation, tenure option, subsidised affordable housing and suitable location. Institution refers to legal status, guaranteed tenant`s/member`s legal rights, sustainability (financially and institutional).
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Models for social housing institutions are analysed and evaluated against the social purpose and strategic intent of social housing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The governance structure of all the legally allowed social housing institutions in South Africa is described and evaluated against the guiding principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Governance structure includes but not limited to powers and responsibilities of role-players, levels of beneficiary participation and management structure. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Identify and review funding options for social housing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Available funding options for social housing are reviewed in relation to government subsidies and private funding contexts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The requirements and processes involved in accessing funding for social housing are critiqued in terms of national and international funding policies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Different funding options are critiqued to determine their relevance to social housing objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The regulatory frameworks that determines funding of social housing objectives is explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Analyse and apply different processes for social housing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Various processes for social housing are identified and evaluated in relation to the implementation of successful social housing practicce. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Various processes include but are not limited to Credit management(tenant movement, intake and exits)processes; Tenant re-instatements processes; Eviction processes; Debtors management (rental collection, service recovery, electricity and water) processes and Funding processes.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Information required for modelling a strategy and process for social housing is sourced according to national and international best practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Various Information Technology solutions that drive social housing processes are identified and evaluated in order to select an appropriate solution. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The advantages and disadvantages of each model are evaluated in the context of national and international best practice. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Integrate social housing processes and principles to maintain sustainable social housing practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Processes and principles of social housing are integrated in order meet the strategic intent and objectives for social housing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Information required for modelling a strategy for social housing is sourced according to national and international best practice. 


    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 HEQC.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA or HEQC.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA or HEQC according to the ETQA or HEQC'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 or HEQC policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual unit standard as well as the integrated competence described in the qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Learners should have a knowledge and understanding of:

    The learner must demonstrate an understanding of:
  • History and international understanding of social housing concepts.
  • Enabling legal framework and strategic intent of legislation relevant to social housing (including the Constitution).
  • Physical and socio-economic characteristics of social housing.
  • Tenure options.
  • Delivery options and programmes.
  • Social housing participation processes.
  • Social housing implementation mechanisms and supporting resources.
  • Funding options.
  • Guiding principles and structure of a social housing institution. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems relating to the processes of accessing funding for social housing. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, and critically evaluating information relating to social housing processes and principles from national and international best practice. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the form of oral and/or written presentation of information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the form of oral and/or written presentation of information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation in relation to the best practice pertaining to the governance structures for social housing. 

    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 
    Integrated Assessment:

    When conducting assessments, assessors must ensure that they are familiar with the full text of the unit standards being assessed. Assessors must ensure that the assessment covers the specific outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes and essential embedded knowledge by developing assessment activities and tools, which are appropriate to the contexts in which the learners are working. These activities and tools may include self-assessment, peer assessment, formative and summative assessment. It may be more effective and efficient to assess a number of unit standards together in an integrated way, thus reducing the overall number of assessments and ensuring that commonalities that exist between a number of unit standards are captured in a way that makes sense for assessment.

    Assessment Option:

    Learners could be assessed using the following methods:
  • Oral or written questions.
  • Observation.
  • Simulation.
  • Role-plays.
  • Project, etc. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  66089   National Certificate: Human Settlements Development  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 


    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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