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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Promote and uphold strategic leadership in line with Public Sector vision, values, objectives and priorities 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243116  Promote and uphold strategic leadership in line with Public Sector vision, values, objectives and priorities 
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 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 
This Unit Standard is intended for elected political leaders and public sector officials involved with the service delivery activities at a strategic level and require the use of public assets to render services to the communities. This Unit Standard contributes to the development of management skills of South Africa's political executives, strategic executive managers and other role-players contributing to the development of improved service delivery to communities. The qualifying learner will be able to apply the appropriate knowledge, skills and underlying abilities of leadership in supporting leadership teams in a public sector organisation to achieve overall service delivery objectives. The individual learner will contribute to the improvement in the service delivery of his/her organisation and the overall public sector.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Participating in formulation and communication of organizational vision, purpose, principles and values.
  • Examining and clarifying concepts and issues in relation to overall government strategy, objectives and priorities.
  • Identifying priorities and initiating actions to achieve objectives.
  • Initiating actions to position the public sector organisation to respond to changes in the environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    All learners accessing this qualification must be in possession of a NQF Level 5 Public Administration Higher Education and Training Certificate or equivalent qualification. The learner must also be competent in Public Sector Strategic Management and Leadership at NQF Level 5. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Participate in formulation and communication of organisational vision, purpose, principles and values. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Organisational purpose is defined in accordance with overall public sector strategy and service delivery objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Vision for public sector organisation is conceptualised in line with overall service delivery objectives and organisational purpose. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Overall public sector organisational values are defined in line with overall public sector strategy, philosophy, service delivery and Batho Pele principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Organisational purpose and mission is articulated to teams and a plan discussed for integration of purpose, mission and related values to be implemented in respective teams based on specific service delivery objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Communication principles and values that guide organisational direction are developed according to public sector protocols and Batho Pele principles. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Examine and clarify concepts and issues in relation to overall Government strategy, objectives, and priorities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Government strategic priorities are analysed and their impact clarified in line with the purpose and direction of the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Organisation purpose and direction are assessed in relation to coherence with Government strategic priorities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Awareness of Government strategic initiatives is maintained through internal and external consultation and communication channels, and potential issues are identified in relation to organisation strategy and plans. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Policy concepts, issues, and priorities are defined, and implications are identified in relation to organisation operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Consultation and communication networks are maintained within the organisation to inform individuals and groups of strategy and policy intentions and implications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify priorities and initiate actions to achieve objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Critical strategic issues are identified, analysed, and evaluated in relation to the environment, resources, expectations, and objectives of the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The basis of analysis is consistent with the organisation structure, culture, overall framework within which it operates and political environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Evaluation of information generated from strategic analysis is used to identify priorities and formulate actions to position the organisation to be proactive in meeting environmental conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Actions developed from strategic analysis translate strategic considerations into logical steps and time frames consistent with the achievement of objectives. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Initiate actions to position the organisation to respond to changes in the environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Post planning processes are developed to verify strategic issues with external networks and advisers in accordance with organisational objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Post planning strategies are developed to position the organisation to anticipate and respond rapidly to issues and factors shaping the political and operational environment in accordance with organisational objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Internal and external forums and networks are developed to monitor, assess, and test changes in the political and operational environment to build and maintain a strategic perspective. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Relevant reporting protocols to provide feedback to relevant stakeholders in relation to changes required to support service delivery improvement based on environmental analyses are implemented in implemented in line with public sector reporting protocols. 


    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 Public Services Act.
  • The Municipal Systems Act and the Municipal Structures Act.
  • The Promotion of Administrative Justice Act.
  • The Promotion of Access the Information Act.
  • The Batho-Pele White Paper on Transforming Public Sector Service Delivery.
  • Public Finance Management Act.
  • Organisational strategy and policy planning and implementation.
  • Interpersonal skills and conflict management.
  • Leadership skills. 

  • 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 analyse leadership needs within various leadership teams. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in a team, group, or organisation to ensure that leadership principles and functions are upheld in order to achieve service delivery objectives. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively to proactively address any critical issues in leadership of public sector organisation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information in order to review implementation goals of teams, as well as efficacy of implementation of public sector mission, values and priorities in respective team functions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion relate to various leadership teams. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility to the environment and health of others, as a tool to interact with teams and ensure that leadership principles are upheld. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of interrelated systems recognising that problem solving contexts relating to the upholding strategic leadership in a public sector context do not exist in isolation and that a variety of internal and external factors will affect the efficacy thereof. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Participate as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities by ensuring the overall leadership principles are held in line with overall public sector philosophy and Batho Pele principles. 

    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  67460   National Diploma: Public Administration  Level 6  NQF Level 06  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2020-07-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  61592   National Diploma: Human Resources Management and Practices  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2020-07-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  63909   National Certificate: Business Analysis  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 


    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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