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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Supervise a project team of a technical project to deliver project objectives 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
10147  Supervise a project team of a technical project to deliver project objectives 
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 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  14 
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 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.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Discussing and explaining the appropriateness of the various organisational structures.
  • Supervising and monitoring a technical project team.
  • Reporting progress on a technical project.
  • Identifying and rectifying problems occurring in a technical project.
  • Setting up, running and closing a technical project. 

  • 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. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Identify and use appropriate organisational structures and supervising a project team in the context of a small project/sub-project involving few resources and having a limited impact on stakeholders and the environment.
  • Technical projects will include projects, which contain the following characteristics: The project is focused towards measurable outputs rather than outcomes. The project will require high levels of technical expertise. The project methods are clear. The project objectives are clear. The project scope is clear.
  • Projects at this level will include single projects rather than simultaneously managed multiple projects.
  • Relevant "subject matter" expertise will be required where learners will apply technical projects with specific areas/economic sectors.
  • Advantages and disadvantages of organisational structures including: culture, values, politics, vision, ethics, and etiquette.
  • Organisational structures will include any hierarchical, matrix, flat or projectised structures within which projects are performed. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Discuss and explain the appropriateness of the various organisational structures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Alternative organisational structures are identified and how projects operate within each structure are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Advantages & disadvantages of all organisational structures are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Reasons for choosing particular organisational structures are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The interface and overlap between general management and project management is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Examples of organisational structures are provided. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Supervise and monitor a technical project team. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Supervision practices, with reference to project teams are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Project team objectives are confirmed in accordance with the scope of the project and requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Project team progress is monitored and recorded against project plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Task workflow is organised to achieve minimal waste and delay. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Report progress on a technical project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. A variety of reporting lines are recognised and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Report priorities and requirements are described and documented. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Progress is documented and reported in accordance with established procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Progress report is produced within agreed time frame and format. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Identify and rectify problems occurring in a technical project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Potential problems are identified, recorded and notified in terms that allow resolution. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Symptoms of problems are identified and root causes determined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Appropriate problem-solving methods and techniques are identified, selected and applied to solve the problem. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Unresolved problems are reported to higher authority. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Problems are rectified within set time frames. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Set up, run and close a technical project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Project duration, start and end time and tasks are communicated and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Project is set up within agreed time frames using identified personnel. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Project progress is observed against project scope and requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Project work structures are applied and monitored. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Closing down procedures are followed. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Providers will be accredited against this unit standard and assessors registered by the relevant Education Training Quality Assurance Body (ETQA). 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • An in-depth understanding of the range of project organisational structures regarding functional and matrix.
  • An in-depth understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of each type of organisational structure.
  • A comprehensive understanding of the principles and techniques for general supervision of people.
  • A comprehensive understanding of the methods and techniques for reporting progress to higher authority.
  • A comprehensive understanding of the nature and scope of a technical project.
  • An all-rounded understanding of the methods and techniques for solving problems related to supervising a team
  • A general understanding of the measuring instruments to measure a project teams performance.
  • An in-depth understanding of any appropriate technical knowledge relevant to the selected area.
  • A comprehensive understanding of the methods and techniques for general supervision of others. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems, monitoring all problems occurring within a project team and in a technical project. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team when supervising a project team. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities maintaining fairness and transparency throughout the process of supervision. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect and organise information pertaining to the monitoring, identifying and rectifying of project teams performance and problems. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when reporting progress on a technical project, and with regards to the organisational structure. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology in the gathering of information and for reporting progress. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems where the impact of poor supervision of a project team leads to sub standard results, and how the advantages and disadvantages of organisational structures work against each other (culture and policies). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    In order to contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of society at large, it must be the intention underlying any programme of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively and developing entrepreneurial opportunities. 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  58820   National Certificate: Advertising  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Core  58394   National Certificate: Film and Television Production  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Core  49196   National Certificate: Social Housing Property Development  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 
    Fundamental  48474   National Certificate: Electrical Engineering  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-02-18  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Fundamental  60070   National Certificate: Inspection and Assessment (Non-Metallics)  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Fundamental  58600   National Certificate: Land Transport Planning  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  LG SETA 
    Fundamental  58784   National Diploma: Geospatial Image Analysis  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  48818   Further Education and Training Certificate: Arts and Culture Administration  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  50371   Further Education and Training Certificate: Domestic Appliance Repair  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    Elective  21160   National Certificate: Generic Project Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2005-04-10   
    Elective  57607   National Certificate: 3D Animation and Visual Effects  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Elective  83446   National Certificate: Electronics  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Elective  63209   National Certificate: Energy Regulation  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  79406   National Certificate: Maintenance Coordination  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  49061   National Certificate: Master Craftsmanship (Electrical)  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    Elective  57122   National Certificate: Printing and Manufacture of Packaging  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Elective  49793   National Certificate: Productivity  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SABPP 
    Elective  48908   National Certificate: Sanitation Project Co-ordination  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    Elective  49745   National Certificate: Value Engineering  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  QCTO 
    Elective  49469   National Diploma: Complex Procurement  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30   
    Elective  49710   National Diploma: Development Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  48765   National Diploma: Maintenance of High-speed Production Processes (Fast-moving Consumer Goods)  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  FOODBEV 
    Elective  58601   National Certificate: Land Transport Planning  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  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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