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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Work as a project team member 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120379  Work as a project team member 
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
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
10135  Work as a project team member  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
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. 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:
  • Demonstrating an understanding of the criteria for working as a member of a team.
  • Collaborating with other team members to improve performance.
  • Participating in building relations between team members and other stakeholders.
  • Respecting personal, ethical, religious and cultural differences to enhance interaction between team members.
  • Using a variety of strategies to deal with potential or actual conflict between team members. 

  • 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 4 or equivalent.
  • Learners accessing this qualification will have demonstrated competence in computer literacy and applicable software at NQF level 4 or equivalent.
  • ID 120372 - Explain fundamentals of project management. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Project level may include but is not limited to 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 may include but are not limited to all projects including technical, developmental and business related projects.
  • Team dynamics may include but is not limited to team goals, priorities, roles, structure, formality, communication channels, flexibility, cohesion, skill levels, trust, conflict, relationships and climate.
  • Working as a contributing team member on any size project when not the leader.
  • Methods for communication may include but are not limited to written, oral, symbols, body language and signals.
  • Principles for creating productive communication may include but are not limited to listening, consulting, giving feedback, supporting, discussing, negotiating, embracing diversity and exhibiting empathy.
  • Policies and procedures may be organisation specified systems, policies and procedures or where these do not exist, accepted industry best practice.
  • Project manager leads the project management team, whereas a team leader leads a technical team and reports to the project manager. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of working as a member of a team. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Criteria and behaviours conducive to working as a member of a team are identified and explained with practical examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Team interfaces are described and the roles explained with actual examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range includes but not limited to customer/client, sponsor, project manager, project management team, project team and other stakeholders.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Disruptive behaviours to team performance are identified and explained with examples of the consequences. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Collaborate with other team members to improve performance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The importance of consultation and joint decision-making is explained with examples of how this affects team performance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Other team members are consulted for ideas relating to project work and joint decisions are made according to team needs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Other team members are worked with in order to achieve project objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Constructive, non-disruptive behaviours and how others are influenced positively are provided, described and explained with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Constructive, non-disruptive behaviours may include showing sensitivity, grasping others perspectives, being attentive, showing interest, showing positive attitude, positive reinforcement.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Situations that are a cause of conflict in a group are identified and a plan is made to minimise their negative effect on the team and project objectives. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Participate in building relations between team members and other stakeholders. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The importance of building relations between team members and stakeholders is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Project stakeholders are identified and their needs are explained in terms of team work. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Instances of building relations between team members and stakeholders are documented and implemented according to procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The importance or honouring commitments to stakeholder is explained with practical examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Methods and techniques for building team coherence and spirit are identified and explained with practical examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Feedback is provided on an ongoing basis which leads to constructive and productive working relationships. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Respect personal, ethical, religious and cultural differences to enhance interaction between team members. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The differences between team members are identified and explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The importance, of showing respect to each other is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Behaviours that are of concern to individuals are discussed promptly and openly with those involved. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Examples are given of how own behaviour is modified and changed to support other team member's feelings and needs. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Use a variety of strategies to deal with potential or actual conflict in a project team. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The kinds of conflict that could arise in a project team are identified and strategies to deal with issues in a team are demonstrated in role-play situations or through discussion. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Strategies for creating a positive working environment for a project team are explored and an indication is given of the role of the team leader/project manager in creating a positive work environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Situations that hamper efficiency in a project team are identified and suggestions are made to improve these situations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Support systems available to the project team are identified and an indication is given of the learner's own role in being supportive and using a support system. 


    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 
  • Behaviours that contribute to exercising ethnic and cultural norms, empathy and self-control.
  • The principles and methods for communicating with team members.
  • The methods and techniques of how people work in teams and groups.
  • The mechanisms for exercising tolerance, empathy and self-control.
  • Behaviours that contribute to successfully effective and high performing teams.
  • Conflict management within a team.
  • Diversity and cultural matters as related to teamwork. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems, which will have a negative effect on the coherence, spirit and image of the team. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others to create a cohesive team, with spirit, through applicable behaviours and by treating others with respect. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and ones activities to maintain autonomy and at the same time to collaborate with others while exercising self-control. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information concerning aspects that might affect the team as a whole. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with team members to gain their trust and support and enhance the team cohesiveness. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate and understanding of the world as a set of related systems whereby team cohesiveness and spirit impacts on team output and image. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    In order to contribute to the full personal development of each leaner and the social and economic development of society at large, it must be the intention underlying any programme of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts to enhance team work. 

    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 10135, "Work as a project team member", 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  50266   National Certificate: Forestry: Silviculture  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Core  58785   National Certificate: Production Technology  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Core  50479   Further Education and Training Certificate: Advertising  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Core  61450   Further Education and Training Certificate: Film and Television Production Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Core  58880   Further Education and Training Certificate: Fluid Power  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Core  50080   Further Education and Training Certificate: Project Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Core  58800   Further Education and Training Certificate: Project Support Services  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Core  58780   Further Education and Training Certificate: Quantity Surveying  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  50560   Further Education and Training Certificate: Small Craft Construction  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2009-08-31  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  57428   Further Education and Training Certificate: Youth Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  67509   Further Education and Training Certificate: Community Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  67461   Further Education and Training Certificate: Event Support  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  67463   Further Education and Training Certificate: Human Resources Management and Practices Support  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  78965   Further Education and Training Certificate: Information Technology: Systems Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Elective  58779   Further Education and Training Certificate: Production Technology  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  71729   Further Education and Training Certificate: Public Relations Practice  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  78003   Further Education and Training Certificate: Visual Arts  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  59299   National Certificate: Wholesale and Retail: Buying Planning  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  W&RSETA 


    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. Academy of Business and Computer Studies 
    2. Academy of Training and Development 
    3. Academy of York Pty Ltd 
    4. Access Employment Skills & Development Agency 
    5. Amaqamu Project Management and Consulting 
    6. Ankalite (Pty) Limited 
    7. AQUILA TRAINING 
    8. Artshub Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    9. ATTI IT SOLUTIONS BLOEMFONTEIN 
    10. ATTI Nelspruit Pty Ltd 
    11. AUM IT Solutions 
    12. Bangwaketse Trading and Projects 
    13. Believers Care Society 
    14. Big Fish School of Digital Filmmaking (Pty) Ltd 
    15. Birnam Business College (Pty) Ltd 
    16. Boikgantsho Consulting & Events cc 
    17. Bokamoso Competence (Pty) Ltd 
    18. Boston City Campus and Business College (PTY) Ltd 
    19. Boston Technology Campus (Pty) Ltd 
    20. Breakeven 59(PTY) Ltd 
    21. Broadband College of Technology 
    22. Business Management Training College (Pty) Ltd 
    23. Bytes People Solutions A Division of Altron TMT (Pty) Ltd 
    24. Career Pathing Solutions (Pty) Ltd (KRUGERSDORP) (TP) 
    25. Chartall Business College 
    26. Clean Heat Academy 
    27. Coalition Trading 1238 cc 
    28. College of Production Technology 
    29. Commisioned Training cc 
    30. Competence computer and business management 
    31. CREATIVE FOUNDATION TRAINING 
    32. Creative Minds Skills Development and Training 
    33. Cretia Training and Consultancy 
    34. Critical Skills Training (Pty) Ltd 
    35. CTU Training Solutions 
    36. Damelin 
    37. Damelin Correspondence College 
    38. Damelin Correspondence College (Pty) Ltd 
    39. DC Dynamic College of Commerce & Further Training (Pty) Ltd 
    40. Denwin's Computer & Business School 
    41. Dintshang Trading 
    42. Donnybrook Education & Training College (Pty) Ltd 
    43. DVG Property (Pty)Ltd 
    44. Dynamic Training Centre 
    45. East Coast Media cc 
    46. Ebotse Development and Training Centre 
    47. EDUTEL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT PTY LTD 
    48. Ehlanzeni TVET College 
    49. Elective Training Institute Enterprise CC 
    50. eMedia Investment 
    51. ENB Training Service 
    52. Eskilz College (Pty) Ltd 
    53. Falcon Business Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    54. FILM Mentorship & Training 
    55. Footprint Media academy Pty ltd 
    56. Forek Institute of Technology (Pty) Ltd 
    57. Forestry Skills Injection 
    58. Four Stars Communication 
    59. Futurekids SA (Fochville) 
    60. Gabasega Consulting and Training Centre 
    61. Gauteng Central College PTY LTD 
    62. GCube Communications cc 
    63. Heartbeat Centre for Community Development t/a Heartbeat 
    64. Henpro Solutions College 
    65. HV Consultants (Pty) Ltd (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    66. Hytec Group of Companies T/A Hytec (KEMPTON PARK) (TP) 
    67. IALE School of Advanced Learning and Education (Pty) Ltd 
    68. Ideal Method Trading & Projects 
    69. IKHWEZI MANAGEMENT AND TRAINING INSTITUTE CC 
    70. iLearn Corporate Services PTY LTD 
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    72. In Excess Trading 22 T/A ATTI Polokwane 
    73. Infomage 
    74. Information Technology Resource Centre 
    75. Institute for Telling Development T/A ITD Training (MENLYN PARK) (TP) 
    76. Intec College 
    77. IQ Academy (previously known as Fernwood Business College) 
    78. iSolve Business Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    79. JESUA CONSULTANTS (Hartenbos) (WA) 
    80. Jesua Consultants (Pty) Ltd (MOSSEL BAY) (TP) 
    81. Johannesburg Institute of Engineering & Technology 
    82. Josmap Training Institute 
    83. Kitso Bokamoso Training Solution 
    84. Konani Training and Development Institute 
    85. Kuhle Projects Cc 
    86. Kwamahlati Training Services cc 
    87. LBK Trading 
    88. Legal Environment Safety & Health Requirements cc 
    89. Leratham Supply Distribution and Enterprise 
    90. Leronsa Trading Enterprise 
    91. LESEDI EDUCARE ASSOCIATION 
    92. Letlhabile Institute Of Management and Training 
    93. Limco Consulting and management (Pty) Ltd 
    94. Loago Business Consulting 
    95. Longata Consultant 
    96. Maab Training Management ( Pty) Ltd 
    97. MacSteel Services Centres SA (WADEVILLE) (TP) 
    98. Malope IT Solutions 
    99. Mapheto Business Enterprises t/a MBE 
    100. Maraba Event and Entertainment Pty Ltd 
    101. MARGER TRAINING AND PROTERTIES (PTY) LTD 
    102. Mass Computer Training And Printers 
    103. MENTORNET (PTY) LTD 
    104. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (CENTURION) (TP) 
    105. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (EAST LONDON) (TP) 
    106. MHLAMBANYATHI GROUP PTY ( LTD) 
    107. Morongwa Consulting Services (Pty) Ltd 
    108. Mosadikago Trading Cc 
    109. MSC Education Holdings Pty Ltd 
    110. National Computer College Cc 
    111. NEMISA 
    112. Nero Training Consultants cc 
    113. Networx for Career Development 
    114. NEW AFRICA SKILLS DEVELOPMENT 
    115. New Business Initiative Management Consultancy 
    116. Nkinane Training Institute and Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    117. Nsovo Learning Academy 
    118. Ntevho-Ketso Training and Recruitement Consultancy cc 
    119. Ntsangalala Business Enterprise 
    120. Ntunzela Trading Enterprise 
    121. Nyankwavi Inverstment 
    122. Oakfields College 
    123. Oakfields College (Head Office) 
    124. OPTIMUM LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES PTY LTD 
    125. Organisation Development International (Pty) Ltd (CENTURION) (TP) 
    126. Organisational Development International (TP) 
    127. Overcomers Training College (Pty) Ltd 
    128. Petra institute of Development (PTY) Ltd 
    129. Pharmaceutical Education (Pty) Ltd 
    130. Phokophela Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
    131. Pitt Institute T/A Imithombo Institute 
    132. Platorand Training Centre 
    133. Presentation Software Training 
    134. Production Management Institute 
    135. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) 
    136. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) - Johannesburg 
    137. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa - Durban 
    138. PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE SA PTY LTD (PORT ELIZABETH) 
    139. Professional Development and Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    140. Prophesy Training College (Pty) Ltd 
    141. Protech Business and Computer College Pty Ltd. 
    142. Qhakaza Management Services 
    143. QTE Training & Consulting cc T/A QTE (GERMISTON) (TP) 
    144. Quantum Career Development (PTY) LTD 
    145. Rally Business Consulting PTY LTD 
    146. Rand Training College 
    147. Rema Tip Top SA (Pty) Ltd (BENONI) (TP) 
    148. Resonance Institue of Learning 
    149. Sabela Learning Academy 
    150. Scaw Metals Group (Pty) Ltd T/A Scaw Metals (DINWIDDIE) (TP) 
    151. SEBATA Institute of Consulting and Development 
    152. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
    153. SERITI INSTITUTE 
    154. Silulo Ulutho Technologies 
    155. SIMAMA Training and Business Services 
    156. SINGISI FOREST PRODUCTS (PTY) 
    157. SIYANQOBA SEMINARS PTY LTD 
    158. SPS Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    159. SSS Sheet Metal Work cc T/A Sheetech SA (DURBAN) (TP) 
    160. Success Media Skills & Training Services 
    161. Sunrise Skills Training 
    162. Supersport Pty Ltd 
    163. T & T Appointments 
    164. Talent Sculpure Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    165. Tellumat Pty Ltd 
    166. Tembe Service Providers 
    167. Thabelanang t/a Thabelanang Trading Enterprise 
    168. THE GMC GROUP PTY LTD 
    169. The Media Workshop cc 
    170. THE NEW RECLAMATION GROUP (PTY) LTD (Prospecton) (TP) 
    171. The Techfemme Pty Ltd 
    172. Thuto Adult Centre 
    173. Thuto Botshabelo Training Academy 
    174. Tiriso Investments 
    175. Titan Trade Technologies (Pty) Ltd 
    176. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    177. Training Force (Pty) Ltd (Durban) (TP) 
    178. Ubucubu Home Industries 
    179. Ulwazi Training & Development 
    180. Umbuso Training Services 
    181. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    182. Vhembe TVET College 
    183. Victory Ticket 580 cc 
    184. Virtual Afrika Business Solutions cc 
    185. VPK BUSINESS VENTURE C C 
    186. Whitestone College 
    187. Wide Horizon Advanced Training (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    188. Work Skills Resources 
    189. Xtensive ICT Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    190. Xylo Trading 12 (Pty) Ltd 
    191. Y3K Training cc (CAPE TOWN) (TP) 
    192. Yangantle Trading 
    193. York Timbers Pty Ltd 



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