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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Contribute to project initiation, scope definition and scope change control 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
13835  Contribute to project initiation, scope definition and scope change control 
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
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2005-02-09  2005-11-30  SAQA 1058/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2006-11-30   2009-11-30  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
120373  Contribute to project initiation, scope definition and scope change control  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is a core standard and forms part of the qualification, National Certificate Project Management and is registered at Level 4 on the National Qualifications Framework. Learners accessing this standard will be involved in project management teams or involved in building small project management teams. 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. Learners acquiring this standard will be able to contribute to the identification, description and analysis of project needs, constraints, assumptions, exclusions, inclusions and deliverables, furthermore contribute to preparing and producing inputs to be used for further planning activities and monitor the execution of the project scope.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Contributing to the identification, description and analysis of the project needs, expectations, constraints, assumptions, exclusions, inclusions and deliverables.
  • Contributing to preparing and producing inputs to be used for further planning activities.
  • Monitoring the achievement of the project scope. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this qualification will have demonstrated competence against standards in project management practices or equivalent of NQF Level 3. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Project level will include 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 will include all projects including technical, developmental and business related projects.
  • Constraints including: cost, time, legal, technology, skills, knowledge, and experience.
  • Scope will include: cost, time, quality and deliverables.
  • Measures for project success include success factors for project performance, objective verifiable indicators and benefits resulting from deliverables.
  • Goals and objectives will include overall objectives, missions, visions and SMART (specific, measurable, agreed, realistic, time-bound). 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Contribute to the identification, description and analysis. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Contribute to the identification, description and analysis of the project needs, expectation, constraints, assumptions, exclusions, inclusions and deliverables. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Objectives are agreed with all relevant parties. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Assumptions, needs, expectations, constraints, exclusion, inclusions and deliverables are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Work packages are developed and further elaborated to present overall view of the project scope. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. A work breakdown structure is developed and documented, within agreed time frames. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Contribute to preparing and producing inputs. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Contribute to preparing and producing inputs to be used for further planning activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Scope documentation is compiled in accordance with instructions and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Scope document contains a rudimentary sequence of events (milestones). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Scope document is communicated to stakeholders for approval. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Monitor the achievement of the project scope. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Feedback of progress towards delivering the scope is communicated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Deviations from scope are evaluated and opportunities for corrective action or improvement are identified and initiated with relevant individuals/teams. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The impact of scope changes is assessed within other project parameters and the external environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Changes to approved scope are consistent with agreed project change control procedures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The Services SETA, Education Training Quality Assurance Body (ETQA) or the GENFETQA will accredit providers and assessors against this standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    A demonstrated understanding of:
  • Principles, methods and techniques for scoping a project.
  • The concept and importance of scope.
  • Work breakdown structures
  • The elements of a statement of work. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems pertaining to the scoping of a project.(stakeholder management) 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others to ensure a project is scoped correctly. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information to enable the project to be scoped to produce deliverables. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when verifying, describing aand aligning needs and requirements of the project . 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to scope a project. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate the world as a set of related systems understanding the effect scoping has on the final results of a project. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 120373, which is "Contribute to project initiation, scope definition and scope change control", Level 4, 9 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48818   Further Education and Training Certificate: Arts and Culture Administration  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Core  49197   Further Education and Training Certificate: Social Housing Supervision  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 
    Core  21160   National Certificate: Generic Project Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2005-04-10   
    Core  48874   National Certificate: Business Consulting Practice (Enterprise Resource Planning)  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Core  49419   National Diploma: Business Consulting Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  49627   Further Education and Training Certificate: e Records Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30   
    Elective  48792   Certificate: Broadcast Engineering  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Elective  48730   National Certificate: Maintenance of High-speed Production Processes (Fast-moving Consumer Goods)  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  FOODBEV 


    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. Footprint Media academy Pty ltd 
    2. NEMISA 
    3. Nkoka Training Cc 



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