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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Identify, organise and co-ordinate project life cycle phases for control purposes 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
10131  Identify, organise and co-ordinate project life cycle phases for control purposes 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Project Management 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Project Management 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular-Fundamental  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2005-02-09  2005-11-30  SAQA 1058/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2006-11-30   2009-11-30  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
120372  Explain fundamentals of project management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is a core standard and forms part of the qualification, National Certificate Project Management and is registered at Level 4 on the National Qualifications Framework. Learners accessing this standard will be involved in project management teams or involved in building small project management teams. These projects may be technical projects, business projects or developmental projects and will cut across a range of economic sectors. This standard will also add value to learners who are running their own business and recognise that project management forms an integral component of any business. Learners acquiring this standard will be able to understand the nature of the project, identify and select processes and sub-processes and co-ordinate project processes and sub-processes over the various life cycle phases.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Discussing and explaining the nature of the project.
  • Identifying processes and sub-processes and selecting sub-processes.
  • Co-ordinating the project processes and sub-processes over the various life cycle phases. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this qualification will have demonstrated competence against standards in project management practices or equivalent of NQF Level 3. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Identify, organise and co-ordinate project life cycle phases in the context of a small project / sub-project involving few resources and having a limited impact on stakeholders and the environment.
    Projects will include all projects including technical, developmental and business related projects.
    Processes, events, causes, effects and sub-processes including initiating, planning, controlling, execution, close out processes, budgeting, approval, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, elementary risk identification, analysis, quantification, time management, risk management, quality management, resources management, communication management, scope management, contract management and supplies management.
    Life cycle phases including concept, development, implementation, close out, programming, identification, formulation, financing and evaluation.
    Basic terminology and definitions including: project management, project, programme, phase, stage, life cycle, activities, tasks, close out, scope, risk, scheduling,
    Understanding and explanations will reflect the nature of project experience, the sector within the learner is operating and prior management experience.
    Schedule for assigning resources will include responsibility assignment matrix, to-do-lists, job-lists and task-by-resource against time. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Discuss and explain the nature of the project 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Differences between project and non-project work are discussed and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The deliverables and structures of a project are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Major phases of a project are recognised and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The environment in which the project is carried out is described and explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify processes & sub-processes and select sub-processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. A schedule assigning the responsible person/s to the individual project activities is drawn-up. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Processes and sub-processes are identified with the appropriate life cycle phases. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Processes and sub-processes are selected using established criteria. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Co-ordinate the project processes and sub processes over the various life cycle phases. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The relationship between project processes and sub-processes and the project life cycle is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Sub-process selection is conducted to meet project objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Sub-process is documented for approval. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Approved processes & sub-processes are documented and communicated. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The Services SETA, Education Training Quality Assurance Body (ETQA) or the GENFETQA will accredit providers and assessors against this standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    A demonstrated understanding of:

    . The elements of a project: uniqueness, constraints of time and resources, specified deliverables.
  • The use of life cycle approach in the control of projects..
  • The role of the product, project and operations life cycles.
  • The product-oriented processes and the project management processes and sub-processes.
  • The concepts of traditional, phased -construction and fast-tracking approach.
  • The relationship between processes, sub-processes and core knowledge areas.
  • How various role-players are involved over the project and product life cycle.
  • The basic terminology and definitions of project management.
  • An overview of project cycle management. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems associated with project life cycle phases in terms of control. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others when responding to life cycle phases implementation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information pertaining to the implementation of project life cycle phases. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when co-ordinating projects processes and sub-processes over the various life cycle phases, 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use of Science and technology in correlating the various life cycles. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 120372, which is "Explain fundamentals of project management", Level 4, 5 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  21160   National Certificate: Generic Project Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2005-04-10   
    Core  48874   National Certificate: Business Consulting Practice (Enterprise Resource Planning)  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Core  49419   National Diploma: Business Consulting Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  49197   Further Education and Training Certificate: Social Housing Supervision  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 
    Elective  23095   Higher Education and Training Certificate: Development Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  48395   National Certificate: Sugar Technology  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Elective  35926   National Diploma: Payroll Administration Services  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-03-31  Was SERVICES until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  67229   National Diploma: Payroll Administration Services  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 


    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.
     
    1. Dabulamanzi & Njabulo Ndaba Consulting cc 
    2. Isibani Skills Academy 
    3. Jabulani Training & Development 
    4. Kenako Investments 
    5. Mapheto Business Enterprises t/a MBE 
    6. Marematlou Training Institute 
    7. MENTORNET (PTY) LTD 
    8. Ntevho-Ketso Training and Recruitement Consultancy cc 
    9. NTI College 
    10. Ntingantakandini Training, Education and Development Company 
    11. PMA Holding (Pty) Ltd 
    12. Professional Development and Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    13. RCL Foods-Sugar & Milling 
    14. Retshetse Training Project 
    15. Sigodi Development Services and Associates (SDS) cc 
    16. Southern African Youth Movement 
    17. Spotru Training Centre 
    18. SPS Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    19. Thabelanang t/a Thabelanang Trading Enterprise 
    20. The Fundamentals Training Centre 
    21. THE GMC GROUP PTY LTD 
    22. Thembekile training consulting 
    23. Thuto Botshabelo Training Academy 
    24. Thuto Ya Setshaba Training Services (Pty) Ltd 
    25. Thuto-Botshabelo Training and Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    26. Tinissa Trading 29 PTY Ltd 
    27. TMG Quality Services 
    28. Ulwazi Training & Development 
    29. Wildfire Development Training Agency 



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