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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Support the project environment and activities to deliver project objectives 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120378  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
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
10149  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 
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 accessing this standard will be 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.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Identifying project types, nature and providing guidance on appropriate project strategies and tactics.
  • Suggesting appropriate structures, methods and processes to projects.
  • Checking and verifying that a project environment is established.
  • Evaluating, recording and consolidating lessons from project experiences. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this qualification will have demonstrated competence in:
  • 120373 - Contribute to project initiation, scope definition and scope change control.
  • 120372 - Explain fundamentals of project management.
  • 120384 - Develop a simple schedule to facilitate effective project execution.
  • 120375 - Participate in the estimation and preparation of cost budgets for an element of work and monitor and control actual cost against budget.
  • 120374 - Contribute to the management of project risk within own field of expertise.
  • 120387 - Monitor, evaluate and communicate simple project schedules. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Support project environment and activities may include but is not limited to identifying and using 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.
  • A project objective is something measurable towards which work is directed, a strategic position to be obtained, purpose to be achieved, result to be obtained, product to be produced or service to be performed.
  • Project structures may include but is not limited to organisational, work, cost, product (deliverables) and objectives.
  • Documented processes and procedures may include but is not limited to change, control, planning, procurement, communication, status reporting, payment, contract administration, close out, handover, resources and risk.
  • Delivery strategies may include but is not limited to one shot, incremental, iterative and phases.
  • Projects at this level will include but is not limited to single projects rather than simultaneously managed multiple projects.
  • Relevant "subject matter" expertise may be required where learners will apply generic project management within specific areas / economic sectors.
  • Project concepts, terms, procedures and techniques may include but is not limited to project 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, 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).
  • Policies and procedures may be organisation specified systems, policies and procedures or where these do not exist, accepted industry best practice. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify project types and nature and provide guidance on appropriate project strategies and tactics. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Different project delivery strategies and tactics are identified and explained in terms of project needs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Guidance provided meets needs at individual, group, team and project levels. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Identification and guidance measures and criteria are cost effective and make use of available resources. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Suggest appropriate structures, methods and processes to projects. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

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

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    All exceptions, which are not resolved at lower levels, are escalated when projects are not complying with agreed processes. 

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

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

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Check and verify that a project environment is established. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Documented processes and procedures are in place for a project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Audited project documentation is provided in accordance with project requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Pre-defined project checklists are available in agreed formats. 

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

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

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Evaluate, record and consolidate lessons from project experiences. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Lessons learned are evaluated and documented in accordance with procedures for improved performance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Documents and processes are revised and updated in accordance with procedures to reflect lessons learned. 

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

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


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Project processes and procedures.
  • Project delivery strategies.
  • 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.
  • Communication methods and techniques.
  • Open to close project types (fog, quest, movie, and paint by numbers).
  • Project structures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    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. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team when providing and giving support 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, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information pertaining to the checking and verification of a project environment and project activities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when making suggestions on appropriate structures, methods and processes to projects. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology in the gathering capturing and storing 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 ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 10149, "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  90721   Certificate: Design Techniques  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  57607   National Certificate: 3D Animation and Visual Effects  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Core  57612   National Certificate: Arts and Culture Enterprise  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Core  58394   National Certificate: Film and Television Production  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Core  61349   National Certificate: Heritage Resource Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Core  58977   National Certificate: Publishing  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Core  57427   National Certificate: Youth Development  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  50080   Further Education and Training Certificate: Project Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  57611   National Certificate: 2D Animation  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Elective  63769   National Certificate: Business Analysis Support Practice  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Elective  57631   National Certificate: Radiation Protection  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    Elective  60549   National Diploma: Aeronautical Information Management Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2016-12-31  TETA 
    Elective  58601   National Certificate: Land Transport Planning  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  LG SETA 


    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. Big Fish School of Digital Filmmaking (Pty) Ltd 
    2. Bytes People Solutions A Division of Altron TMT (Pty) Ltd 
    3. CTU Training Solutions 
    4. eMedia Investment 
    5. FILM Mentorship & Training 
    6. Footprint Media academy Pty ltd 
    7. Jumpco (Pty) Ltd 
    8. Media Village Communication 
    9. NEMISA 
    10. Nhlahle Development Agency 
    11. South African Film Institute 
    12. The Iscariota Group (Pty) Ltd 
    13. The Media Workshop cc 
    14. Work Skills Resources 



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