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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of social housing concepts, principles and processes 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
263908  Demonstrate an understanding of social housing concepts, principles and processes 
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 4  NQF Level 04 
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 people who first line responsibilities in social housing practices. People credited with this standard are able to identify and explain social housing concepts, principles and processes in terms especially regarding social purpose (e.g. affordability, community development, sustainability, location, etc.) and social dynamics (e.g. rights, roles, responsibilities, regulatory and conflict management processes and mechanisms).

Learners completing this unit standard will be competent in:
  • Explaining the concept of social housing.
  • Identifying and explaining the legislative framework for social housing in South Africa.
  • Identifying and explaining funding options for social housing.
  • Describing the guiding principles and structure of a social housing institution.
  • Identifying and explaining the social dynamics within a social housing complex. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners accessing this unit standard are competent in:
  • Communication skills at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematical literacy at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the concept of social housing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept of social housing is defined and explained in terms of its characteristics and social purpose. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Characteristics include but not limited to quality, location, tenure, affordability, participation.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Different housing tenure options and delivery mechanisms for social housing are identified and described in accordance with social housing policy and applicable legislation. 
    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 3 
    Qualification criteria for social housing are identified and described with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The historical development of social housing is described in terms of national and international contexts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    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 explain the legislative framework for social housing in South Africa. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The enabling legislative framework related to housing is identified and explained with examples. 
    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 is explained from a legislative framework and policy contexts. 

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Implementation mechanisms and supporting resources are explained in terms of function, roles and responsibilities provided for in the legislation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify and explain funding options for social housing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Available funding options for social housing are identified and described with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The requirements and processes involved in accessing funding for social housing are identify and described with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Identify and describe the giuding 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 
    Various kinds of legal structures are identified and described in terms of applicable legislation in order to select a possible legal structure for a social housing institutions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The organisational structure of all the legally allowed social housing institutions is described and explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Identify and describe the social dynamics within a social housing complex. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The principal role-players in a social housing complex are identified and described in terms of their roles and responsibilities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The processes and mechanisms to regulate the relations between the role-players are identified and described with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Regulating processes and mechanisms include but not limited to types of contractual agreements, representative structures and communication channels.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Potential types of conflict situations that may arise within a social housing complex are identified and explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Conflict resolution techniques and mechanisms are identified and selected in order to manage conflict. 


    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:
  • 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.
  • Basic conflict management skills.
  • Social housing contractual agreements. 

  • 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 conflict in a social housing complex are responded to using conflict resolution techniques and mechanisms. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a work team to fulfil various roles and responsibilities in order to fulfil the social housing purpose and objectives. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information relating to various legal structures in terms of applicable legislation in order to select an appropriate structure to suit organisational needs. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the form of oral and/or written presentation of information to role-players in social housing institution to ensure proper management of a 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  65989   Further Education and Training Certificate: Human Settlements Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  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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