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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Determine space utilisation 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
377021  Determine space utilisation 
ORIGINATOR
Task Team - Commercial Property 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Cleaning, Domestic, Hiring, Property and Rescue Services 
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 specifies the outcomes required to develop design briefs for the use of space. It develops the ability to analyse client requirements, develop design concepts and prepare a design brief using appropriate technology. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
It is assumed that the learner accessing this standard is competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3 or equivalent. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Consultative processes may include face-to-face meetings or telephone, facsimile and written communication.
  • Relevant people may include architects, builders, clients, management and colleagues, consultants, legal representatives, members of industry associations, principals, service providers or users.
  • Organisational requirements may be outlined and reflected in access and equity principles and practice guidelines, business and performance plans , complaint and dispute resolution procedures, goals, objectives, plans, systems and processes, legal and ethical requirements and codes of practice, mission statements and strategic plans, OCHSA policies, procedures and programs, policies and procedures in relation to client service, quality and continuous improvement processes and standards, quality assurance and procedure manuals.
  • Relevant documentation may include information relating to agreements, building codes, cash flow restrictions, certificates of occupancy, contracts, identification of formal and informal barriers and borders, leases, legislative constraints, licences, overall cost ceiling, permits, plans, specifications or time constraints.
  • Legislative requirements may be outlined and reflected in South African standards, and quality assurance and certification requirements, award and enterprise agreements, consumer protection, freedom of information, home building requirements, privacy requirements, public health, relevant federal, and state or territory legislation that affects organisational operation, including: anti-discrimination and diversity, environmental issues, BEE, industrial relations, OCHSA, relevant industry codes of practice, strata, community and company titles, tenancy agreements, trade practices and trade practices laws and guidelines.
  • Space may include buildings, car parking, facilities, land, lettable areas or properties.
  • Clients may include company management, government and legal instruments or agencies, institutions, internal and external property groups, owner-occupiers, private investors, property agents, property owners, users.
  • Specialist advice may be sought from architects, builders, communication providers, designers, engineers, government officials, investment consultants, members of industry associations, planners, real estate agents, solicitors, technical experts, utilities providers or valuers.
  • Concept plan may include fire precaution facilities, floor plan or services availability.
  • Design limitations may relate to available facilities, floor layouts, government planning criteria, legal constraints, structure uses, tenant mix or tenant requirements.
  • Users may include bankers, clients, company boards, fund managers, institutions, internal and external property groups, owner-occupiers, private investors or tenants.
  • Human environment may include common areas, gardens, natural light, rest areas or toilets.
  • Business equipment and technology may include computers, data storage devices, email, facsimile machines, internet, extranet and intranet, photocopiers, printers, scanners, software applications, such as databases and word applications.
  • Feedback may be sought from clients and their legal representatives, supervisors and colleagues, formal and informal performance appraisals or workplace assessment. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Determine space utilisation requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Consultative processes are used to confirm occupancy requirements and retain specialist property personnel according to organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Project processes, objectives and time lines are negotiated and agreed with relevant people according to organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Relevant documentation and legislative requirements are sourced and reviewed to identify critical requirements of occupancy process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Space occupancy plan is developed detailing suitable activities that reflect client needs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Situations requiring specialist advice are identified and support is sought as required according to organisational requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Establish design concepts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Design concepts are established based on examination of research and feasibility data according to organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Design specifications are prepared according to client needs and organisational and legislative requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Relevant codes and standards are identified and examined to ensure compliance with design concepts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Concept plan is produced that summarises design recommendations and design limitations according to organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Design recommendations are developed that include a review of user requirements in order to determine the human environmental needs. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Prepare design brief. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Design brief is developed that includes clear and concise documentation of information sufficient to allow design plans for space to be completed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Business equipment and technology are used to compile and prepare relevant information in a suitable format according to organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Draft design brief is presented to relevant people to ensure information is accurate and meets project requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Feedback is sought and where appropriate incorporated into the design brief according to organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Final design brief is lodged within designated time lines and copies are securely maintained according to organisational and legislative requirements. 


    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 
  • Basic building services and elements.
  • Building and workplace standards for space use.
  • Building construction practice.
  • Building control legislation, codes and relevant South African standards.
  • Codes of practice.
  • Limitations of work role, responsibility and professional abilities.
  • OCHSA issues and requirements.
  • Organisational and professional procedures, ethical practices and business standards.
  • Planning requirements.
  • Relevant national and local government regulations related to:
    > Anti-discrimination.
    > Consumer protection.
    > Environmental issues.
    > Employment Equity (EE) or Black Economic Empowerment (BEE).
    > Financial probity.
    > Franchise and business structures.
    > Industrial relations.
    > OCHSA.
    > Privacy.
    > Property sales, leasing and management.
    > Space use design principles. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in which responses show that critical and creative thinking have been used in suggesting and substantiating a design brief. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community to determine space utilization, establish design concepts and the design brief. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in order to achieve objectives the design brief for the use of space. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information in order to address the clients needs and objectives. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion to explain all aspects of designing briefs for the use of space. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility to the environment and health of others when accessing information from the internet or other sources, to identify and describe the activities involved in determining space utilization for a design brief. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of interrelated systems by recognizing that the design briefs for the determination of space utilization do not exist in isolation and are affected by internal and external factors in the property industry. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Participate as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities by understanding all the steps involved in producing a design brief for the use of space that meets the organisational requirements. 

    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
    Elective  79626   Further Education and Training Certificate: Commercial Property and Facilities Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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