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

Contribute to the management of project risk within own field of expertise 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
10141  Contribute to the management of project risk within own field of expertise 
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
120374  Contribute to the management of project risk within own field of expertise  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 identify potential risks, contribute to the assessment of the impact and likelihood of risks, contribute to the development of risks management strategies and plans as well as monitor and control project risks.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Identifying and recognising potential risks that could affect project performance.
  • Contributing to the assessment of the impact and likelihood of identified risks.
  • Contributing to the development of risk management statements and plans.
  • Monitoring and controlling the project risks. 

  • 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.
  • Risks will include those within area of technical and management expertise.
  • Risk categories will include technical, quality, performance, project management, organisational and external.
  • Analysis techniques will include cause and effect, diagrams, systems and process flow charts, influence diagrams, risk rating matrix, assumption testing, interviewing and Crawford slip. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and recognise potential risks that could affect project performance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Potential, perceived and actual risk events are identified, documented and communicated in consultation with appropriate stakeholders. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Triggers, causes, effects and owners are identified and recorded. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Risk management factors are explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Contribute to the assessment of the impact and likelihood of identified risks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Risk causes are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Risk effects are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Potential risk events identified are assessed for impact on the project. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Contribute to the development of risk management statements and plans. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Activities to reduce or stop a risk cause arising are identified and documented. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Activities to recover from a specific risk event are identified and documented. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The prevention and recovery of activities are communicated to relevant parties for inclusion in plans and budgets. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Monitor and control the project risks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Project risk plans are monitored to ensure achievement of objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Variances identified are reported to higher project authority. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Agreed risk responses are implemented in accordance with plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Lessons learned are documented and communicated to relevant parties. 


    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:
  • Methods of collecting and evaluating information relating to the identification of project risks.
  • What project risk events are:
  • The need for risk management within the broad project management framework.
  • Methods of identification and classification of project risks.
  • The application of risk management tools and techniques within the area of expertise.
  • How, when and why risk identification, monitoring and reporting processes are implemented.
  • Project risk quantification methods and the establishment of risk variances.
  • The development of a project risk response.
  • The benefits of risk management.
  • Methods and techniques for project risk reporting. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems pertaining to risks and risk assessment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information required to correctly assess negative and positive events on project objectives. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with other team members, providing input for risk management plans. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology when assessing and controlling project risks. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems, understanding the impact of risk on the overall project. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 120374, which is "Contribute to the management of project risk within own field of expertise", 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  48818   Further Education and Training Certificate: Arts and Culture Administration  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Core  49120   Further Education and Training Certificate: Film, Television and Video Production Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2007-12-02  Was MICTS until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  21160   National Certificate: Generic Project Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2005-04-10   
    Elective  48856   Further Education and Training Certificate: Criminology  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2007-10-13  Was SAS SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  48909   Further Education and Training Certificate: Sanitation Project Facilitation  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    Elective  49511   National Certificate: Lift Inspection  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  48888   National Diploma: Hiring Operations Management  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2016-12-31  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.
     
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