SAQA 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.
SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Evaluate and apply social housing legislative and regulatory frameworks to establish a social housing institution 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
263899  Evaluate and apply social housing legislative and regulatory frameworks to establish a social housing institution 
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 who wish to establish a social housing institution. Learners accessing this unit standard will be equipped with the competency to apply knowledge about the process and basic elements for establishing a sustainable social housing institution.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Identifying need and demand for social housing.
  • Analysing and explaining the requirements and procedures for establishing a social housing institution.
  • Developing a financial model for a social housing institution.
  • Formulating policies and procedures for a social housing institution. 

  • 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 
    Identify need and demand for social housing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A feasibility study is conducted in order to determine the need for social housing establishment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Factors contributing to decision-making in relation to the establishment of a social housing institution are identified and explained with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Factors include but are not limited to the market, the policy environment, funding, housing trends and economic trends.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A socio-economic study is conducted in order to determine affordability levels and market need for social housing. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Analyse and explain the requirements and procedures for establishing a social housing institution. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The political and social dynamics around establishing an SHI are explained within the context of legislative framework and policy for social housing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The requirements and procedures for establishing a social housing institution are analysed in terms of applicable legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The legislation that regulates the establishment of a social housing institution is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Models for social housing institution are identified and assessed in order to select the appropriate choice for a social housing institution to be established. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The most appropriate models for a social housing institution are examined using national and international benchmarks/best practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Types of legal status for organisations are identified and assessed in terms of their advantages and disadvantages to determine appropriate choice for the social housing legal status. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Develop a financial model for a social housing institution. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A stakeholder analysis is conducted in order to determine their roles and responsibilities in a social housing institution governance structure. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Stakeholders include but are not limited to internal and external stakeholders such as government, funders, community, organised labour, non-governmental organisations, para-statals.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The procedures and corporate governance requirements around establishing a board are identified and described with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A business strategy is developed to determine a five-year outlook for the viability a social housing institution. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Business strategy includes but is not limited to a vision, mission, market analysis, products and financial analysis.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A business is developed in order to implement the business strategy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    An operational plan for various departments of the institution is developed in order to implement a business strategy. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Formulate policies, processes and procedures for a social housing institution. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Institutional policies, processes and procedures are developed in order to regulate the day-to-day activities of the social housing institution. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Systems are developed in order to implement the institutional policies and procedures. 


    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:
  • Methods for gathering information.
  • Data analysis methods, e.g. SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats), analysis, force fields, tables and charts.
  • Organisation theory.
  • Organisational performance models.
  • Methods to assess organisational performance.
  • Best practices to report an organisational needs analysis. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems in relating to lack of funding to set up and manage a social housing institution effectively by developing a solid business strategy and planning. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a work team to manage the social institution by applying relevant policies and procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Planning, organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively by facilitating the planning for the establishment of a social housing institution. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information relating to the target market, affordability levels for potential social housing market. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the form of oral and/or written presentation of information in relation to policies, procedures and systems for an effective social housing institution. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and others by identifying relevant systems to implement policies and processes for social housing. 

    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 by creating sound relationships with key stakeholders for effective and sustainable social housing institution. 

    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.
     
    NONE 



    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.