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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Monitor, evaluate and communicate simple project schedules 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120387  Monitor, evaluate and communicate simple project schedules 
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
10143  Monitor, evaluate and communicate project schedules  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.

The person credited with this unit standard is able to describe a range of project schedule control processes, monitor project work, record and communicate project schedule changes.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Describing and explaining a range of project schedule control processes and techniques.
  • Monitoring actual project work versus planned work (baseline).
  • Recording and communicating schedule changes. 

  • 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 120384- Develop a simple schedule to facilitate effective project execution.
  • ID 120372- Explain fundamentals of project management. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Projects may include but are not limited to all projects including technical, developmental and business related projects.
  • Project context 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.
  • Scheduling tools may include but are not limited to calendars, Gantt Charts, display of actual vs. planned.
  • Stakeholders may include but are not limited to client, suppliers, project team members, labourers, project managers, project sponsors, directors, funders, unions, beneficiaries, users and all other parties affected directly or indirectly by the project.
  • 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 
    Describe and explain a range of project schedule control processes and techniques. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The necessity and value of a schedule in controlling project work is explained with example. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The process of controlling the execution of the project schedule is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The importance of controlling changes to the duration of activities is described and explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The usage of a baseline in controlling work on a project is explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Monitor actual project work versus planned work (baseline). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Information pertaining to progress against a planned schedule is collected and records updated correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Actual progress versus planned progress is compared with one another and recorded and reported in agreed format. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Variances are identified, documented and communicated in agreed format. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Potential corrective actions are identified and suggested to higher authority in accordance with procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Lessons learned are documented and communicated to relevant parties using agreed procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Record and communicate schedule changes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Approved changes to schedules are documented and associated schedules are updated according to procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Approved changes are communicated to relevant parties (stakeholders) in the agreed format and time frame. 


    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 
  • Scheduling and schedule control tools and techniques.
  • Data collection techniques.
  • Methods and techniques for communicating scheduled tasks with relevant parties. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems related to the monitoring processes in the control of the project schedule to ensure compliance with the plan. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others when monitoring, controlling and responding to situations on the project schedule. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, integrate, organise and critically evaluate information pertaining to the successful execution of the project schedule. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with all relevant stakeholders so as to maintain buy-in to the project schedule changes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to support monitoring, evaluating and reporting on schedules. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems understanding time, cost and deliverables are inter-dependant, and the impact of stakeholders on the project outcome. 

    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 10143, "Monitor, evaluate and communicate project schedules", Level 4, 4 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  65051   Further Education and Training Certificate: Arts and Culture Development Support  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Core  61450   Further Education and Training Certificate: Film and Television Production Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Core  50080   Further Education and Training Certificate: Project Management  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 
    Elective  50479   Further Education and Training Certificate: Advertising  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Elective  58880   Further Education and Training Certificate: Fluid Power  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 


    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. Artshub Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    2. Big Fish School of Digital Filmmaking (Pty) Ltd 
    3. Boston City Campus and Business College (PTY) Ltd 
    4. eMedia Investment 
    5. FILM Mentorship & Training 
    6. Footprint Media academy Pty ltd 
    7. NEMISA 
    8. Oakfields College 
    9. Oakfields College (Head Office) 
    10. SIYANQOBA SEMINARS PTY LTD 
    11. Supersport Pty Ltd 
    12. The Media Workshop cc 
    13. Work Skills Resources 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.