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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the aspects of the project cycle 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
110481  Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the aspects of the project cycle 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Economics 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Finance, Economics and Accounting 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  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 does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard is intended for people who are, or seek to be, active in the local economic development environment. It provides the learner with a general introduction to all the key components of the project cycle and it further, develops an understanding of these through considering their application in own work context and to a local economic development project.People credited with this Unit Standard are able to:
  • Illustrate the components of the project cycle based on an existing local economic development project
  • Discuss the typical steps followed to analyse the need for a local economic development project in own work context
  • Discuss the typical processes involved in planning for a local economic development project in own work context
  • Explain how to implement a local economic development project in own work context
  • Distinguish between a range of mechanisms to monitor and review the progress of a local economic development project in own work context
  • Discuss impact evaluation with specific reference to identifying lessons learned and re-planning in own work context 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learner is competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 3
  • Unit Standards entitled:
  • "Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the roles, functions and responsibilities of the main stakeholders and role players in local economic development"
  • Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the basic principles of budgeting and financial management applicable to a local economic development programme". 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • The project cycle includes: needs analysis; planning; implementing; monitoring and reviewing; evaluating 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Illustrate the components of project cycle based on an existing local economic development project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The components of the project cycle are listed in sequence with specific reference to feedback aspects 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The components of the project cycle are explained and illustrated by referring to a project in own work context 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The intervention points for achieving and maintaining project efficiency are identified by referring to a project in own work context 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Discuss the typical steps followed to analyse the need for a local economic development project. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Discuss the typical steps followed to analyse the need for a local economic development project in own work context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The steps followed to conduct a needs analysis for a local economic development project are listed and described in a logical and appropriate sequence 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Each step is explained and illustrated by referring to own work context 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Ways of improving the process of needs analysis are identified and illustrated by referring to own work context 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Examine the typical processes involved in planning for a local economic development project. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Examine the typical processes involved in planning for a local economic development project in own work context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The processes involved in planning for a local economic development project are listed and described in a logical and appropriate sequence 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Each process is explained and illustrated by referring to own work context 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Ways of improving the planning processes are identified and illustrated by referring to own work context 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Explain how to implement a local economic development project in own work context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The actions required to implement a local economic development project are listed and described in a logical and appropriate sequence 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Each action is explained and illustrated by referring to own work context 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Ways of improving the implementation process are identified and illustrated by referring to own work context 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Distinguish between a range of mechanisms to monitor and review the progress. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Distinguish between a range of mechanisms to monitor and review the progress of a local economic development project in own work context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The range of mechanisms for monitoring and reviewing a local economic development project are listed and described in a logical and appropriate sequence 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Each mechanism is explained and illustrated by referring to own work context 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Ways of improving the monitoring and review processes are identified and illustrated by referring to own work context 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Discuss impact evaluation, with specific reference to identifying lessons learned. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Discuss impact evaluation, with specific reference to identifying lessons learned and re-planning in own work context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The means for conducting impact evaluation of a local economic development project are listed and described according to the factors they address 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Examples are given from own work context of lessons learned from previous impact evaluations 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Ways of improving the evaluation process are identified and illustrated by referring to own work context 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The use of such evaluations and their results for future project planning (and/or re-planning) are illustrated by referring to specific examples from own work context 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    1. Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
    2. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard or will assess this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQ, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
    3. Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
    4. Therefore, anyone wishing to be assessed against this Unit Standard may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Information gathering techniques
  • Sorting and analysing information and data;
  • Report writing
  • Presentation skills 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made by, e.g.
  • Identifying the intervention points for achieving and maintaining project efficiency according to assessment criterion: The intervention points for achieving and maintaining project efficiency are identified by referring to a project in own work context.
  • Listing and describing the steps followed to conduct a needs analysis according to assessment criterion: The steps followed to conduct a needs analysis for a local economic development project are listed and described in a logical and appropriate sequence
  • Identifying and illustrating ways of improving the process of needs analysis according to assessment criterion: Ways of improving the process of needs analysis are identified and illustrated by referring to own work context
  • Identifying and illustrating ways of improving the process of planning according to assessment criterion: Ways of improving the planning processes are identified and illustrated by referring to own work context
  • Identifying and illustrating ways of improving the process of implementation according to assessment criterion: Ways of improving the implementation process are identifed and illusrated by referring to own work context
  • Identifying and illustrating ways of improving the process of monitoring and review according to assessment criterion: Ways of improving the monitoring and review processes are identified and illustrated by referring to own work context 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organization and community by, e.g.
  • Identifying the intervention points for achieving and maintaining project efficiency according to assessment criterion:
    The intervention points for achieving and maintaining project efficiency are identified by referring to a project in own work context
  • Listing and describing the steps followed to conduct a needs analysis according to assessment criterion:
    The steps followed to conduct a needs analysis for a local economic development project are listed and described in a logical and appropriate sequence 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively by, e.g.
  • Listing and describing the actions required to implement a project according to assessment criterion:
    The actions required to implement a local economic development project are listed and described in a logical and appropriate sequence 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organize and critically evaluate information by, e.g.
    Demonstrating a knowledge and understanding of the aspects of the project cycle according to the assessment criteria listed for specific outcomes:
  • Illustrate the components of a project cycle based on an existing local economic development project
  • Discuss the typical steps followed to analyse the need for a local economic development project in own work context
  • Examine the typical processes involved in planning for a local economic development project in own work context
  • Explain how to implement a local economic development project in own work context
  • Distinguish between a range of mechanisms to monitor and review the progress of a local economic development project in own work context 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/ or language skills in the modes of oral and/ or written presentation by, e.g.
  • Illustrating the components of a project cycle according to assessment criterion:
    The components of the project cycle are explained and illustrated by referring to a project in own work context
  • Illustrating the steps used to conduct a needs analysis according to assessment criterion:
    Each step is explained and illustrated by referring to own work context
  • Illustrating the processes involved in planning according to assessment criterion:
    Each process is explained and illustrated by referring to own work context
  • Illustrating the actions required to implement a project according to assessment criterion:
    Each action is explained and illustrated by referring to own work context
  • Illustrating the range of mechanisms for monitoring and reviewing a project according to assessment criterion:
    Each mechanism is explained and illustrated by referring to own work context. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Be culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts by, e.g.
  • Listing and describing the steps followed to conduct a needs analysis according to assessment criterion:
    The steps followed to conduct a needs analysis for a local economic devevelopment project are listed and described in a logical and appropriate sequence 

  • 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  36436   National Certificate: Local Economic Development  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Elective  48884   Further Education and Training Certificate (FETC): Community Facilitation in Society and Environment Interactions  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30   
    Elective  23094   Further Education and Training Certificate: Development Practice  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-09-09  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  23095   Higher Education and Training Certificate: Development Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP 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.
     
    1. All Access Holdings 
    2. Amabamba Recruitment 
    3. AVAX SA 481 CC. T/A Mandisa Development Services 
    4. Bafedile M (PTY) LTD 
    5. Bantubanye Skills 
    6. Boikgantsho Consulting & Events 
    7. Boni Africa Events & Development 
    8. BUSINESS CIRCLE CONSULTATION 
    9. Continuing Education Programme 
    10. Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) 
    11. DialNx Consultants 
    12. Ditirelo Skills Development Services 
    13. Ditlou Solutions 
    14. Edutraining Business College 
    15. Elective Training Institute Enterprise CC 
    16. Express Model 405 
    17. Frugatrax Consultants 
    18. Glere Skills and Consultants 
    19. Green Horizon Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    20. Gudlhuza Development Solutions cc 
    21. Inafrica General Trading Pty LTD 
    22. IQ Skills Academy (PTY) LTD. 
    23. ITO Focus Reagile 
    24. Iziko Capacity Building CC. 
    25. Jobafrik Consulting 
    26. KALIDEEN MANAGEMENT SERVICES 
    27. Kernel Management and Consulting (PTY) LTD. 
    28. Kgolo Institute 
    29. KHOSITHI TRAINING 
    30. Kia Chuma 
    31. KPH Enterprises 
    32. Lewerb Holdings (PTY) Ltd 
    33. Mabuya Amahle Trading 
    34. Mahayi HRD Services cc 
    35. Makhophila Business Enterprise 
    36. Management College of Southern Africa (MANCOSA) 
    37. Mass Computer Training And Printers 
    38. Matsila Holdings 
    39. Mgwezane Training and Events Management CC. 
    40. Miczo's Enterprise 
    41. Mod-Mosh Projects and Consulting (PTY) LTD 
    42. Mortarboard Training Solutions 
    43. Mosadikago Trading Cc 
    44. Ndrendre Building & General Services 
    45. NEDTEX73 
    46. Nemalale Eagles Consultancy CC 
    47. Networx for Career Development 
    48. Nhlahle Development Agency 
    49. NJ & L Trading Enterprise CC. 
    50. Nomagwanishe Investments cc 
    51. NS Global Academy 
    52. Outeniqua Leadership Institute 
    53. Pachedu Skills Solutions 
    54. Phoebelle (Pty) LTD 
    55. Pioneer Business Consulting 
    56. Power Rush Trading 170 CC. 
    57. Powernexus 
    58. Sebobatho Project Management 
    59. Senelo Trading CC 
    60. SIZA NESU TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    61. Solstice Networks CC. 
    62. Talent Emporium Academy (PTY) Ltd 
    63. TCNS Resources (PTY) Ltd 
    64. Thubelihle Graduate Institute 
    65. Tradesman Consulting and Training Solutions 
    66. Tshamutengo General Dealers CC. 
    67. Tshelopele Development Institution 
    68. Tshwane Training Institute (PTY) LTD. 
    69. Umfolozi FET College 
    70. Umqondo Consultancy 
    71. University of Venda 
    72. Vicmat Consultants 
    73. Vuselela FET College - Central Office 
    74. Vuselela FET College - Klerksdorp Campus 
    75. WEINVEST INVESTMENT CC 
    76. Ya Hina Management Consulting and projects 
    77. Zerben Management Solutions 



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