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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Gather information and provide assistance for project planning and scheduling functions 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
123464  Gather information and provide assistance for project planning and scheduling functions 
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  10 
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 
The person credited with this unit standard is able to provide the type of assistance required for planning and scheduling to be carried out on projects. They will also be able to identify the data required, to gather and collate this data and provide the required information in the correct format so that the project plan and schedule can be developed and maintained.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Explaining the basic procedures for project planning and scheduling.
  • Gathering and collating planning and scheduling activity data.
  • Gathering and collating activity resource requirements.
  • Gathering and collating progress information for updating schedules.
  • Contributing to the development and maintenance of a historical planning and scheduling databank. 

  • 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.
  • Unit Standard: 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 types of projects including but not limited to: technical, developmental and business related projects.
  • Range statements which are applicable to the unit standard titles, specific outcomes and assessment criteria are found beneath the applicable assessment criteria. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the basic procedures for project planning and scheduling. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The methods and uses of a Gantt/Bar Chart are described according to project or organisational definitions using examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A simple Gantt/Bar Chart is interpreted to establish the level of progress against the baseline. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The methods and uses of logic sequencing are described with examples within the domain of the project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Reasons for sequencing project work are explained using a schedule, bar chart or examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The duration and earliest end date of a project are established from a given schedule. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The consequences of not completing a project by the end date are elaborated using examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Gather and collate planning and scheduling activity data. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Sources of relevant activity data are identified by listing them in the context of a project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Relevant activity data is gathered and collated in the required format and time frames. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The sequence of activities is gathered from relevant sources and collated in the required format and time frames. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Activity duration data is gathered and collated in the required format and time frames. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Gather and collate activity resource requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Types of resources are identified and described within the scope of a project. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Types of resources will include but not be limited to; labour, capital, equipment and materials.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Sources of resource data are identified and explained with examples within the context of the project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Data pertaining to the types and quantities of resources required is gathered and collated within required format and time frames. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The relationship between resource availability and activity duration is explained with examples within the context of the project, company or enterprise. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Gather and collate progress information for updating schedule. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Types of progress information are identified and described with example within the context of the project. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Progress information will include, but not be limited to: Actual Start dates, percentage completion, Forecast or Actual end dates and resources expended.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Sources of progress data are identified and explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Data pertaining to the progress achieved on a project is gathered and collated within required format and time frames. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Contribute to the development and maintenance of a historical planning and scheduling databank. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    A databank is any collection of relevant data which may be in any form including electronic database, hard copies, etc. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The relevance and purpose of developing and maintaining a historical databank is explained with examples in the context of the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The uses and application of the historical databank are described within the context of the project or organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The types of data required in the databank are identified in terms of organisational policy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Planning and scheduling data is collated, indexed and stored in the databank in accordance with organisational policy, and within the required timeframes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The information being prepared for storage in the databank is checked for completeness and compliance according to organisational policy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Remedial action is taken as directed in accordance with organisational 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 
  • Methods and technologies for project scheduling.
  • Basic communication principles.
  • Basic understanding of the project work flow.
  • Basic knowledge of the nature of the business and project.
  • The application of commonly used information gathering techniques for obtaining planning and scheduling data. 

  • 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 quality, quantity and completeness of data for the provision of project support services. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in order to source, gather and collate the relevant data for planning purposes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities so that all required data is at hand as and when required. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, organise and critically evaluate information pertaining to the planning and scheduling functions on a project. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with all project team members to identify and obtain the required data in order to provide the necessary level of assistance for project planning. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to store and present data for project planning. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems where having and supplying the correct data leads to a more successful 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 
    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  50398   National Certificate: Project Support Service  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  57823   National Certificate: Ward Committee Governance  Level 2  NQF Level 02  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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