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

Schedule project activities to facilitate effective project execution 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
10133  Schedule project activities to facilitate effective project execution 
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
120384  Develop a simple schedule to facilitate effective project execution  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 purpose and process of scheduling, define and sequence project activities and develop a project schedule.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Identifying, explaining and describing the purpose and process of scheduling.
  • Defining and gathering project activities from technical experts and within area of technical expertise.
  • Sequencing activities and estimating duration.
  • Developing a project schedule. 

  • 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 
  • Project level will include working as a leader in the context of a small project / sub-project involving few resources and having a limited impact on stakeholders and the environment or working as a contributing team member on a medium to large project when not a leader.
  • Projects will include all projects including technical, developmental and business related projects.
  • Networks and diagramming techniques including at least Activity-On-Arrow, Activity-On-Node (Precedence).
    . Projects at this level are basic in nature and are usually less than 500 activities
  • Presentation of schedule should be done in at least two different formats.
  • Learners technical experience will dictate the level of participation in a project or sub-project. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify, explain and describe the purpose and process of scheduling. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The importance and function of scheduling a project is described and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Schedule development process is explained in accordance with established industry practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The differences and implications of project completion within the shortest possible time and at specified due date are explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Define and gather project activities from technical experts and within area of technical expertise. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Tasks specific to a project are identified and prioritised within objectives and scope of project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Specific project activities are identified and gathered from technical experts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Work breakdown structure is updated and matches the scope statement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Tasks and results are included in the activity description. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Sequence activities and estimate duration. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Predecessor/successor relationships are identified and distinguished as either mandatory or discretionary. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Basic networks are developed and documented. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Time duration estimates are sourced from responsible individuals and indicated on the basic network. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Develop a project schedule. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Activity lists are updated to contain relevant updated data. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The shortest time to complete the project is determined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Resources required for activities are identified and documented per activity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Start and finish dates are indicated according to requirements and duration and effort are differentiated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Non-critical activities are identified and scheduled according to requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Project schedule is developed within agreed time frames and format. 


    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:
  • Principles, methods and techniques for scheduling tasks and activities within time frames.
  • Principles, methods and techniques for time planning and management.
  • Principles and techniques for drafting and using Gantt or Bar Charts.
  • Principles and techniques for using either Activity-On-Arrow or Activity-On-Node.
  • The implications of workload on resources.
  • Different display methods including milestone charts. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems during the production of a sequenced plan of action with estimated time frames or durations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in order to develop project schedules and responding to input. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information pertaining to scheduling project activities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with relevant parties with reference to obtaining and disseminating data for scheduling project activities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to provide, produce and develop project schedules. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate the world as a set of related systems understanding the impact of project scheduling on the overall success of the project execution. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 120384, which is "Develop a simple schedule to facilitate effective project execution", Level 4, 8 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  49600   National Certificate: Development Practice  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-05-13  Was ETDP SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  48818   Further Education and Training Certificate: Arts and Culture Administration  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Core  48889   Further Education and Training Certificate: Hiring Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Core  21160   National Certificate: Generic Project Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2005-04-10   
    Core  49511   National Certificate: Lift Inspection  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  48439   Further Education and Training Certificate: Road Transport Supervision  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  35927   National Certificate: Payroll Administration Services  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-11-07  Was SERVICES until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  48792   Certificate: Broadcast Engineering  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    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: 
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