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

Provide assistance in implementing and assuring project work is conducted in accordance with the project quality plan 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
10150  Provide assistance in implementing and assuring project work is conducted in accordance with the project quality plan 
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 3  NQF Level 03 
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
120383  Provide assistance in implementing and assuring project work meets quality requirements  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard 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.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Discussing and explaining the need for consistent processes and standards to achieve quality.
  • Contributing to quality planning.
  • Monitoring and evaluating the project`s is quality plan implementation.
  • Recording quality deviations and exceptions against project quality plan.
  • Preparing and distributing quality deviation reports.
  • Communicating and maintaining central record of standards and procedures to be met on a project. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Learners accessing this qualification will have demonstrated competence in mathematics and communication skills at NQF level 3 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Assuring project work is conducted in the context of a small project or sub-project involving few resources and having a limited impact on stakeholders and the environment.
  • Working and providing assistance as a contributing team member on any size project.
  • Projects will include all projects including technical, developmental and business related projects.
  • Quality control activities will include: monitoring conformance with specifications, reporting on variances, recommending ways to eliminate causes of unsatisfactory performance of product and/or process, regular inspections by individuals, monitoring the inspections of individuals, monitoring activities of internal and/or external agents.
  • Identifying and reporting non-conformance will include: equipment, facilities, project information, project activities, project outcomes, schedules, groups, and individuals.
  • Deviations from specifications may be acceptable - non-conformances are unacceptable.
  • Quality stakeholders will include client, suppliers, project team members, project managers, project financiers.
  • Quality control and assurance will take place: within a single disciplinary environment, within the current organisational framework, procedures, guidelines and regulations.
  • Learners will participate in quality control rather than quality assurance.
  • Total quality management practice will include International Standards Organisation (ISO), South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) and Company Specific Preferred Practice / Systems 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Discuss and explain the need for consistent processes and standards to achieve quality 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1.Quality stakeholders, objectives, levels and standards are identified and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2.Essential components and requirements for a project quality plan are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3.Interpretation of quality plans satisfies ethical, legal and commercial requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4.Information is drawn from business and project specific requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Contribute to quality planning 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1.Contributions are made within team processes in order to identify quality stakeholders, objectives, standards and levels to facilitate quality outcomes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2.Contributions are made to the development of quality requirements in project plans and processes. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Monitor and evaluate the project's quality plan implementation 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1.Stakeholders of the project are kept informed of implementation progress. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2.Project outcomes are evaluated, reviewed and compared against project quality plan
    with variances against plan identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3.Phases of project quality plan are signed off in accordance with procedures
    and requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Record quality deviations and exceptions against project quality plan 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1.Deviations, non-conformances and exceptions identified against plan are recorded in the required format and within agreed time frames. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2.Reasons for deviations, non-conformances and exceptions are found and analysed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3.Records of deviations, non-conformances and exceptions are accurate and complete. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4.Revisions to the project quality plan are made as required to reflect changed circumstances. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Prepare and distribute quality deviation reports 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1.Quality deviation reports are complete, concise and in the required format and location. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2.Quality deviation reports identify and state progress against schedule and technical baselines and provide clear and accurate details of deviations and exceptions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3.Communication channels for distribution are identified in accordance with project requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4.Quality deviation reports are disseminated to the appropriate individuals and distributed within agreed time frames. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5.Quality deviation report is presented to facilitate decision making by others. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Communicate and maintain central record of standards and procedures 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Communicate and maintain central record of standards and procedures
    to be met on a project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1.Project standards and procedures are available. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2.Team members know and use the standards and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3.Work is conducted to standards and procedures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Providers will be accredited against this unit standard and assessors registered by the relevant Education Training Quality Assurance Body (ETQA). 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • A comprehensive understanding of the definition of quality as it pertains to the particular project.
  • An in-depth understanding of project processes, standards and quality plan implementation procedures and methods.
  • A general understanding of methods and techniques for monitoring and evaluating quality plan implementation.
  • A comprehensive understanding of the procedures for recording deviations and exceptions.
  • A comprehensive understanding of the techniques for maintaining a central record system.
  • A basic understanding of the basic requirements of a project quality plan.
  • A general understanding of the business specific quality requirements.
  • A general understanding of the basic quality management systems and quality assurance concepts.
  • A general understanding of the concept of Total Quality Management (TQM) and the importance of continuous improvement. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems pertaining to the deviations and exceptions against the project quality plan. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others when providing assistance to others for the implementation and application of the project quality plan. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect and organise information so that deviations and records are constructed and noted in a clear and concise manner. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with all project quality plan stakeholders to ensure its successful implementation. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 120383, which is "Provide assistance in implementing and assuring project work meets quality requirements", Level 3, 6 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48909   Further Education and Training Certificate: Sanitation Project Facilitation  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    Core  21160   National Certificate: Generic Project Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2005-04-10   
    Elective  14851   National Certificate: Agri Trade Processes  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Elective  20151   National Certificate: Grain Handling Processes  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Elective  23154   National Certificate: Grain Handling Processes  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Elective  49596   National Certificate: Radiation Monitoring  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    Elective  49688   National Certificate: Victim Empowerment  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 
    Elective  49197   Further Education and Training Certificate: Social Housing Supervision  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 
    Elective  23976   National Certificate: Local Employment and Skills Development Practices  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2006-08-13  PSETA 


    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. Deloitte 
    2. GUEST RESOURCE SERVICES PTY LTD 
    3. IMPILONHLE TRADING & PROJECTS 8 
    4. Khula Nonke Training & Development 
    5. Mpontshe Training 
    6. NWK Beperk 
    7. Senwes Beperk 
    8. Suidwes Beleggings Eiendoms Beperk 
    9. TALENT SCULPTURE ACADEMY 
    10. VKB LANDBOU (PTY) LTD 



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