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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the project and the project support services environment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
123462  Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the project and the project support services environment 
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
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 does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard provides a broad introduction to a project team or project organisation with a view to relating the project team activities to the learner's own context and experience of the world of work and is intended as an independent research programme. The person credited with this unit standard is able to identify and explain the roles and responsibilities within a project team, as well as demonstrate an understanding of the guidelines and procedures for project teamwork.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Explaining the core activities of a selected organisation or project.
  • Explaining the support functions within a selected project team.
  • Explaining the role of a selected support team or section in a project team.
  • Investigating the different types of work done in the project team. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this unit standard will have demonstrated competence in:
  • Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2 or equivalent.
  • Computer Literacy at NQF Level 2 or equivalent.
  • Understand the project and project support services environment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Where applicable, specific range statements are provided in the body of the Unit Standard where they apply to a specific outcome or assessment criteria.
  • Projects will include all project types, including technical projects, developmental projects, business related projects and generic projects.
  • Project support services will include planning and scheduling, estimating, cost control, quality management, risk management, document control, project accounting, time management, human resources management, value management. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and explain the core activities of a project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept of core activities are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Core activities are named with reference to a selected organisation or project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The relationships between the different core activities of an organisation or project are described and compared in terms of importance and value added to the organisation or project. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify and explain the support functions within a selected project team. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept of a support function is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Specific project support functions are named and an indication given of the team, section or people responsible for each support function in the project team. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The relationship between the project manager or project management team and the project support teams, sections or personnel is explained and an indication is given of how the project manager utilises the assistance of the personnel responsible for the project support functions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain the role of a selected support team or section in a project team and its contribution to the effectiveness of the project team. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The main function of a selected support team or section is explained in relation to the activities of the project team. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The role of another support team or section that interacts with the selected support team or department is explained and an indication is given of how the efficiency of the support teams or sections impact on each other. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The most senior person in the support team or section is identified with, where applicable, the title of his/her position. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Reporting from the learner to the senior person in the support team or section is explained and an indication is given when it is appropriate to refer a matter to a higher authority. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The effect on the project if the support team or section did not function effectively is described with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The value that the support team or section adds to the project team is identified with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Investigate the different types of work done in the project team. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The different work positions or types in a project team are identified and an outline is written of the kind of work done by three people. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The work done in the project team is categorised according to its purpose. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The importance of each category of work is discussed with reference to the efficiency of the project team. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The work in the project support teams or sections are identified as a part of a set of related systems each with a role and a value. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor in the subject field with the relevant Education Training Quality Assurance Body (ETQA).
  • Any institution (Provider) offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant Education Training Quality Assurance Body (ETQA).
  • Verification of assessment will be conducted by the relevant Education Training Quality Assurance Body (ETQA). 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Principles of working as part of a team in project situations.
  • Methods and techniques for verbal and written communication.
  • Organisational structure, mission, vision and values. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a project team when investigating the activities of a workplace. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Manage one self and one's activities responsibly and effectively while collecting and preparing information, in order to explain the structure of a project team. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information in order to identify and explain the activities and support functions in a selected organisations or project team. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively and responsibly when explaining the role of a support team or section in a project team and the different types of work carried out in that team or section. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by identifying the work performed in a project support team or section in relation to the work of the rest of the project team. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Explore education and career opportunities through investigating different roles and functions in a project team. 

    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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  57823   National Certificate: Ward Committee Governance  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Core  50398   National Certificate: Project Support Service  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  58578   National Certificate: Local Government Councillor Practices  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  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.
     
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    2. A4 Consultancy CC 
    3. ABA Sebenzi 
    4. Access Employment Skills & Development Agency 
    5. Africa Corporate Training Institute and HR Consulting 
    6. Africa Institute For Public Administration 
    7. AfroXpert Performance Developement cc 
    8. All Access Holdings 
    9. Alpha Business Consultants 
    10. Amabamba Recruitment 
    11. Amadube Investments CC 
    12. ARMS - Audit & Risk Management Solutions 
    13. Asiphokuhle Training and Research Institute 
    14. AVAX SA 481 CC. T/A Mandisa Development Services 
    15. Avenida (Pty) Ltd 
    16. Bantubanye Skills 
    17. Bavuse Trading Enterprises cc 
    18. Boikgantsho Consulting & Events 
    19. Boni Africa Events & Development 
    20. Brainwave Projects 342 CC 
    21. Break The Chains Development Services 
    22. Brilliant Affairs 
    23. Bull's Business and Skills Training Institute 
    24. Busma Legal & Labour Services 
    25. BW Khuzwayo Consulting CC 
    26. Classic Human Capital Solutions 
    27. Continuing Education Programme 
    28. Cosmic Gold Trading 173 cc 
    29. Cre8ive Organisational Development 
    30. CTAM Training and Consulting 
    31. CTC College(PTY) LTD. 
    32. Dean Institute Of Learning (Pty) Ltd 
    33. Dee's Training (PTY) LTD 
    34. Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) 
    35. DialNx Consultants 
    36. Didintle Training Services 
    37. Dijama Training Academy 
    38. Ditirelo Skills Development Services 
    39. Edutraining Business College 
    40. Elective Training Institute Enterprise CC 
    41. Essential Skills 
    42. Ethekwini Corporate and Human Resources Skills Development Unit 
    43. Ethembeni Multi Service Enterprise (Pty) Ltd 
    44. Execuprime Business College (Pty) Ltd 
    45. Express Model 405 
    46. Freddy Mfana Trading Enterprise 
    47. Frugatrax Consultants 
    48. Fumani Ma-Afrika Group 
    49. Glere Skills and Consultants 
    50. Glo Leb Training & Development 
    51. Goitsikitso Enterprise Trading 
    52. Green Horizon Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    53. Growth Management Consulting 
    54. HDPSA 
    55. Heavenly Button Trading CC 
    56. Hlaniki Investment Holdings 
    57. Hlombe and Associates 
    58. HS GLOBAL SKILLS BUSINESS SOLUTIONS 
    59. Ikhaya Training and Consulting 
    60. Ilinge Labantu Debt Solution 
    61. Impact Emergency Technologies CC 
    62. IQ Skills Academy (PTY) LTD. 
    63. Isipho Equiping (Pty) Ltd 
    64. ITO Focus Reagile 
    65. Iziko Capacity Building CC. 
    66. Jezilla Projects 
    67. JNUTO Trading and Projects 
    68. Jobafrik Consulting 
    69. Josmap Training Institute 
    70. Jucamo Shelf 4 CC. 
    71. Kalideen Management 
    72. Kamanga Skills Projects 
    73. Karabo Ya Karabo 
    74. Kgolo Institute 
    75. Kgotla Trading Enterprise 
    76. Kia Chuma 
    77. Kodi Traiding Enterprise 
    78. Kokilesedi Trading 
    79. Kuyakhula Development Initiatives 
    80. KWCRS CC. 
    81. Lagnita Skills Solutions 
    82. Leap Skills Developmemt Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    83. Leronsa Trading Enterprise 
    84. Letlhokoa Management Services CC 
    85. Lewerb Holdings (PTY) Ltd 
    86. LO Tantsi Fire Consultants CC. 
    87. M.I.C. Training and Development 
    88. Mageza Project Management 
    89. Mahayi HRD Services cc 
    90. Maile Consulting 
    91. Makavila Suppliers CC. 
    92. Makhophila Business Enterprise 
    93. Management College of Southern Africa (MANCOSA) 
    94. Mantrapro (PTY) LTD. 
    95. Maqhawe College 
    96. Marcado Human Resources Strategies 
    97. Masemase Consultancy CC. 
    98. Matsila Holdings 
    99. Mazasa Management Consulting CC. 
    100. Mbokazi & Mkhize 
    101. Mgwezane Training and Events Management CC. 
    102. Miczo's Enterprise 
    103. Misol Projects cc 
    104. Mission Point Consulting 
    105. MJ Mafunisa Consulting (PTY) LTD 
    106. Mmalethabo Consulting 
    107. Mmaseala Business Academy (PTY) Ltd. 
    108. Mod-Mosh Projects and Consulting (PTY) LTD 
    109. Modilete Training 
    110. Mortarboard Training Solutions 
    111. Mosako Wa Kitso 
    112. Motheo Skills Entity 
    113. Mpeza Training and Development Specialist 
    114. Ndrendre Building & General Services 
    115. Nemalale Eagles Consultancy CC 
    116. Networx for Career Development 
    117. NEW MINDS TRAINING INSTITUTE (PTY) LTD 
    118. Ngaphakathi Investments 
    119. Nghano Training and Development Centre 
    120. Nhlahle Development Agency 
    121. NJ & L Trading Enterprise CC. 
    122. Nkqubela Community Developers 
    123. Nqobani Training and Development 
    124. NS Global Academy 
    125. Nsuku Management Consultants 
    126. Ntsangalala Business Enterprise 
    127. Nyankwavi Investment CC. 
    128. Outeniqua Leadership Institute 
    129. Pebetse Training and Consulting 
    130. Pioneer Business Consulting 
    131. Poshido Training 
    132. Power Rush Trading 170 CC. 
    133. Powernexus 
    134. Pudi's Educational Services And Youth Development 
    135. Qabuka-Vuka Development Trading 
    136. Quick Leap Investment 
    137. Rally Business Consulting 
    138. Rams Business Consultants Insurance & Medical Aid 
    139. Riostep (Pty) Ltd 
    140. Ruthekho Training Academy 
    141. S'Ncanakazane Trading 
    142. Sasalethu Consulting and Associates 
    143. Sebobatho Project Management 
    144. Senelo Trading CC 
    145. Sisodwa Investment Enterprise 
    146. Siyakhula Trust 
    147. Sodic Training and Development 
    148. STARPLEX 408 CC 
    149. Sukumamfazi Trading 
    150. Summat Training Institute 
    151. SWARANANG MANAGEMENT CONSULTING CC 
    152. T Mabuya & Associates CC 
    153. Talent Emporium Academy (PTY) Ltd 
    154. Thando Consulting Services 
    155. Thathe Cadre Development & Consulting 
    156. The Crimson CO CC. 
    157. Thubelihle Graduate Institute 
    158. Thuto Lere Community Empowerment Programme 
    159. Thuto-Boswa Education and Training Solution 
    160. Tirhani Training and Development 
    161. Tlaletso Consultants 
    162. Tloumogale Business Development & Consulting 
    163. Tradesman Consulting and Training Solutions 
    164. Tshamutengo General Dealers CC. 
    165. Tshedza Training Technologies (Pty) Ltd 
    166. Tshelopele Development Institution 
    167. Tshisimani Holdings (PTY) Ltd. 
    168. Tshwane Training Institute (PTY) LTD. 
    169. TTTC 
    170. Twin Peak Technologies 
    171. Ukhamba Quality Skills 
    172. Umfolozi FET College 
    173. Umqondo Consultancy 
    174. Umsenge SDCS 
    175. University of Fort Hare 
    176. University of Venda 
    177. Vantage Training 
    178. Vhutshilo Health And Training Organisation 
    179. Vicmat Consultants 
    180. Ya Hina Management Consulting and projects 
    181. Zambezi Accounting (Pty) Ltd 



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