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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Provide assistance in implementing and assuring project work meets quality requirements 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120383  Provide assistance in implementing and assuring project work meets quality requirements 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
10150  Provide assistance in implementing and assuring project work is conducted in accordance with the project quality plan  Level 3  NQF Level 03   

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. 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.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Describing and explaining the need for consistent processes and standards to achieve quality.
  • Suggesting actions, within own field of expertise, in support of the development of quality project deliverables.
  • Conducting tests as per test plan and communicating test results. 

  • 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 3 or equivalent.
  • Learners accessing this qualification will have demonstrated competence in computer literacy and applicable software at NQF level 3 or equivalent.
  • 120372 - Explain fundamentals of project management. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Project work may include but is not limited to small project or sub-project involving few resources and having a limited impact on stakeholders and the environment.
  • Projects may include but is not limited to all projects including technical, developmental and business related projects.
  • Quality control activities may include but is not limited to testing, monitoring conformance with specifications, reporting on variances, recommending ways to eliminate causes of unsatisfactory performance of product and/or process, regular inspections by individuals.
  • Testing may include but is not limited to checking against checklists, inspections, review, verification and validation against standards and requirements.
  • Identifying and reporting non-conformance may include but is not limited to equipment, facilities, project information, project activities, deliverables, project outcomes, schedules, groups, and individuals.
  • Deviations from specifications may be acceptable - non-conformances are unacceptable.
  • Quality stakeholders may include but are not limited to client, suppliers, project team members, project managers, project financiers, legal bodies.
  • Quality control will include but is not limited to a single disciplinary environment, within the current organisational framework, procedures, guidelines and regulations.
  • Learners will participate in quality control rather than quality assurance.
  • 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 the need for consistent processes and standards to achieve quality. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Quality stakeholders, objectives, levels and standards are identified and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The purpose of quality control on a project is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The processes required to control quality on a project are explained, with examples, in accordance with organisational standards and practices or recognised industry practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Reasons for consistent practice are given with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Suggest actions, within own field of expertise, in support of the development of quality project deliverables. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Suggestions are made relating to the project deliverables for ensuring a quality product. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Suggestions are made relating to technical work procedures to ensure safe work environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Suggestions are made relating to technical work procedures to ensure quality objectives can be met. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Conduct tests as per test plan and communicate test results. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Project quality outcomes are tested according to agreed test plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Deviations, non-conformances and exceptions are identified through testing using a test plan and are recorded in the required format. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Records of deviations, non-conformances and exceptions are maintained in an accurate and complete manner. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Basic analysis of test results is conducted in accordance with agreed test plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Test results are communicated in accordance with agreed procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Analysis may include but not limited to simple statistical analysis, comparison of results to baseline or specification.
  • Test plan includes but not limited to instructions for testing, results expected and analysis required per result specification.
     


  • 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 
  • The definition of quality as it pertains to a particular project.
  • Purpose and process of quality control.
  • Project processes, standards and test plan implementation procedures and methods.
  • The procedures for recording deviations and exceptions.
  • The concept of Total Quality Management (TQM) and the importance of continuous improvement. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems pertaining to the deviations and exceptions against the project test plan. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others when providing assistance to others for the implementation and application of the project quality requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and evaluate information so that support can be provide in the development of quality project deliverables and to identify non-conformance. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with all project quality plan stakeholders to ensure assistance can be provided. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate the world as a set of related systems where the provision of assistance in meeting quality requirements impacts on the overall success of the project outcomes. 

    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 10150, "Provide assistance in implementing and assuring project work is conducted in accordance with the project quality plan", Level 3, 6 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  57877   National Certificate: CNC Production Machining  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Core  48659   Further Education and Training Certificate: Grain Milling  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Core  50080   Further Education and Training Certificate: Project Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  57823   National Certificate: Ward Committee Governance  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Elective  58862   National Certificate: Electro-Mechanical Winding  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  58578   National Certificate: Local Government Councillor Practices  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Elective  91926   National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Machining and Tooling  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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. AfroXpert Performance Developement cc 
    3. Akadon Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    4. Amadube Investments CC 
    5. Avenida (Pty) Ltd 
    6. Brilliant Affairs 
    7. Bull's Business and Skills Training Institute 
    8. CB Willemse Training 
    9. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus 
    10. Concepts of Sustainable Management (CSM) 
    11. CTAM Training and Consulting 
    12. Dee's Training (PTY) LTD 
    13. Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) 
    14. DM Training Consultants 
    15. Eagle Greek Inverstment T/A Mollo consulting 
    16. Ethembeni Multi Service Enterprise (Pty) Ltd 
    17. Excellent Minds Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    18. Faranang Marketing 
    19. Gijima AST Holdings (Pty) Ltd T/A Fundi Training Centre (BENONI) (TP) 
    20. Growth Management Consulting 
    21. HDPSA 
    22. Hlombe and Associates 
    23. IALE School of Advanced Learning Education 
    24. ICM t/a Institute for Career Management 
    25. IGKM Management Services (Pty) Ltd 
    26. Inafrica General Trading Pty LTD 
    27. Izwelethu Black Diamond 
    28. Josmap Training Institute 
    29. KAGISHO BUSINESS CONCEPTS (Pty) LTD 
    30. Kairos Training College 
    31. Kuyakhula Development Initiatives 
    32. Leap Projects 
    33. LETZAA Group 
    34. Lizwa Ntlabati Trading CC 
    35. Magnico Products (PTY) LTD 
    36. Magumzane Traiding cc 
    37. Mahayi HRD Services cc 
    38. Mahloko Training, Auditing Services and other Projects 
    39. Makaota Training Consultants 
    40. Makhuba Development Projects CC 
    41. Management College of Southern Africa (MANCOSA) 
    42. Matsila Holdings 
    43. MML Consulting CC. 
    44. Mortarboard Training Solutions 
    45. Motheo Skills Entity 
    46. MTK Corporate Solutions 
    47. Myeza Trading Enterprise 
    48. Networx for Career Development 
    49. Ngaphakathi Investments 
    50. Nkqubela Community Developers 
    51. Nokusho M Consulting and Trading 
    52. Pebetse Training and Consulting 
    53. Pioneer Business Consulting 
    54. PMA Holdings (PTY ) LTD. 
    55. Poshido Training 
    56. Pravin Amar Skills Development Training 
    57. Regent Business School (Pty) Ltd t/a Regent Business School 
    58. Ruthekho Training Academy 
    59. SEDIBENG TRAINING CENTRE 
    60. Silalele Consulting CC. 
    61. SIZA NESU TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    62. South African ABET Development Agency SAADA 
    63. South African Governance and Business College 
    64. South West Gauteng College - Molapo Campus 
    65. SSD Consultants 
    66. STARPLEX 408 CC 
    67. T Mabuya & Associates CC 
    68. Talent Centre Training 
    69. Talent Emporium Academy (PTY) Ltd 
    70. Talent Sculpture 
    71. Thando Consulting Services 
    72. The Crimson CO CC. 
    73. The Skills College for Development and Training 
    74. Thuto-Boswa Education and Training Solution 
    75. Tloumogale Business Development & Consulting 
    76. Tovani Traiding 299 
    77. Tshepang Consulting & Project 
    78. Tshisimani Holdings (PTY) Ltd. 
    79. Tshwane Training Institute (PTY) LTD. 
    80. Umfolozi FET College 
    81. UNIVERSITY OF BUSINESS EXCELLENCE(PTY)LTD 
    82. Vicmat Consultants 
    83. YAB Business Solutions (Pty)Ltd 
    84. Ziya Investment Holdings Pty Ltd 



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