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

Support the project environment and activities to deliver project objectives 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
10149  Support the project environment and activities to deliver project objectives 
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 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  14 
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
120378  Support the project environment and activities to deliver project objectives  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  14  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is an elective 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. 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 discuss and explain various organisation structures, identify project types and nature, suggest appropriate structures, methods and processes, check and verify that project environment is established and evaluate and consolidate project experiences.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Discussing and explaining the appropriateness of the various organisational structures.
  • Identifying project types and nature and guiding on appropriate project strategies and tactics.
  • Suggesting appropriate structures, methods and processes to projects.
  • Checking and verifying that a project environment is established.
  • Evaluating and consolidating from project experiences and updating standard structures and processes. 

  • 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 and use appropriate organisational structures and supervising a project team in the context of a small project / sub-project involving few resources and having a limited impact on stakeholders and the environment.
  • Project structures will include organisational, work, cost, product (deliverables) and objectives.
  • Documented processes and procedures, change, control, planning, procurement, communication, status reporting, payment, contract administration, close out, handover, resources and risk.
  • Delivery strategies including one-shot, incremental, iterative and phases.
  • Generic projects will include projects that contain the following characteristics: The project arises out of a need for a strategic change in a generic environment.
  • Projects at this level will include single projects rather than simultaneously managed multiple projects.
  • Relevant "subject matter" expertise will be required where learners will apply generic projects with specific areas / economic sectors.
  • 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.
  • Procedures and techniques including problem analysis, problem tree, SWOT analysis, risk analysis, cost benefit analysis, produce, work and organisation breakdown structures, scheduling, Gantt charts, precedence diagrams, flowcharting, stakeholder analysis and management, monitoring and evaluation techniques, SMART objectives and scope (boundary definition).
  • Advantages and disadvantages of organisational structures including: culture, values, politics, vision, ethics and etiquette.
  • Organisational structures will include any hierarchical, matrix, flat or projectised structures within which projects are performed. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Discuss and explain the appropriateness of the various organisational structures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Alternative organisational structures are identified and how projects operate within each structure is described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Advantages and disadvantages of all organisational structures are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Reasons for choosing particular organisational structures are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The interface and overlap between general management and project management is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Examples of organisational structures are provided. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify project types and nature and guiding on appropriate project strategies and tactics. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Different project types are identified and described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Different project delivery strategies are identified and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. A range of project life cycles are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Guidance provided meets needs at individual, group and project levels. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Identification and guidance measures and criteria are cost effective and make use of available resources. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Suggest appropriate structures, methods and processes to projects. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Ground rules for project operations are agreed and signed off. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Suggested structures, methods and processes are documented and motivated for a project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. All exceptions are escalated when projects are not complying. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. A range of project structures, methods and processes are described and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Suggestions are appropriate in terms of project scope, constraints and risk profile. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Check and verify that a project environment is established. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Documented processes and procedures are in place. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Audited project documentation is provided. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Pre-defined project checklists are used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Reasons for checking and verifying are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Inspections are performed to ensure proper checking and verification 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Evaluate and consolidate from project experiences and update standard structures and processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Lessons learned are evaluated and documented for improved performance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Documents and processes are revised and updated to reflect lessons learned. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Revised and updated documents and processes are communicated to appropriate individuals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Lessons learned and revised data is captured and available. 


    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 range of project organisational structures regarding functional and matrix.
  • The advantages and disadvantages of each type of organisational structure.
  • Project processes and procedures.
  • Project delivery strategies.
  • Principles and techniques for negotiation.
  • Methods and techniques for suggesting and recommending issues to higher authority.
  • The nature and scope of a project.
  • Checking and verifying instruments for measuring project environment.
  • The flow path of reporting documentation.
  • Business understanding.
  • Communication methods and techniques.
  • Open to close project types (Fog, Quest, Movie, and Paint by Numbers).
  • Project structures. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
  • Identify and solve problems, relating to the project environment so as to make suggestions, recommendations and give guidance to a project team and in a generic project. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team when providing and giving guidance on a project. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
  • Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities maintaining fairness and transparency throughout the process of supporting project environment and activities. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
  • Collect and organise information pertaining to the checking and verification of a project environment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
  • Communicate effectively when making suggestions on appropriate structures, methods and processes to projects, and with regards to the organisational structure. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
  • Use science and technology in the gathering of information for checking and verifying. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems where the impact of poor suggestions and recommendations leads to sub-standard results, and how the advantages and disadvantages of organisational structures work against each other (culture and policies). 

  • UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 120378, which is "Support the project environment and activities to deliver project objectives", Level 5, 14 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48908   National Certificate: Sanitation Project Co-ordination  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    Core  49745   National Certificate: Value Engineering  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  QCTO 
    Core  49198   National Certificate: Social Housing Property Management  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 
    Elective  61595   Further Education and Training Certificate: Business Administration Services  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  49627   Further Education and Training Certificate: e Records Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30   
    Elective  21160   National Certificate: Generic Project Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2005-04-10   
    Elective  49793   National Certificate: Productivity  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SABPP 
    Elective  49469   National Diploma: Complex Procurement  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30   


    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. Boston City Campus and Business College (PTY) Ltd 
    2. Business Management Training College (Pty) Ltd 
    3. EXECU PRIME TRAINING 
    4. IMPILONHLE TRADING & PROJECTS 8 
    5. INFRASTRUCTURE CONSULTING ENGINEERS CC 
    6. Khula Nonke Training & Development 
    7. KHULISANE ACADEMY 
    8. MIKYLE CONSULTING CC 
    9. MOTHEO SKILLS ENTITY ( PTY) LLTD 
    10. NERDIE-TECH T/A INNOVATIVE IDEAS TRAINING ACADEMY SATELLITE 
    11. ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT INTERNATIONAL (PTY) LTD 
    12. PRAXIS TRAINING AND CONSULTANCY (PTY) LTD 
    13. SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL ACADEMY OF INTELLIGENCE 
    14. TAG TEC TRAINING 
    15. TALENT SCULPTURE ACADEMY 



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