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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Administer contracts for a selected new venture 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119671  Administer contracts for a selected new venture 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Generic Management 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Generic 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 
Learners working towards this standard will be learning towards the full qualification, or will be working within a SMME (Small, Medium, Micro Enterprise) environment, specialising in New Venture Ownership and Management, where the acquisition of competence against this standard will add value to one's job. This standard will also add value to entrepreneurs who are seeking to develop their entrepreneurial skills so that they can become more marketable for bigger contracts, including commercial and public sector contracts, for example the Department of Public Works programmes.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Obtaining contract and analyse performance requirements
  • Applying basic risk management techniques in managing performance
  • Demonstrating an understanding of contract changes and disputes
  • Ensuring compliance and administrative close-out of contract 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    All learners accessing this qualification must be in possession of a GETC or equivalent qualification. The learner must be competent in communications and mathematical literacy at NQF level 2. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Obtain and analyse performance requirement of contract. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Contract document is obtained and interpreted in relation to original business proposal. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Contract document is analysed and a basic contract administration plan is drawn up to ensure effective contracts management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Risks of non-compliance are evaluated against performance requirements and a basic risk management plan drawn up to avoid non-compliance problems. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply basic risk management techniques in managing performance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Risk management plan relating to contract is implemented in line with contract requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Common risk areas are identified and quantified against contract performance requirements and original risk management plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Contract progress reports are obtained and measured against performance requirements and risk management plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Surveillance of risk areas is conducted and appropriate corrective action is taken to avoid negative risk. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate an understanding of contract changes and disputes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Contract terms and conditions relating to changes and disputes are identified and understood in order to effectively manage the contract. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Change and dispute processes are implemented where relevant. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Changes and disputes are negotiated and documented in order to proactively address potential areas of dispute. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Where necessary, external advice is sought in dispute resolution to ensure that unnecessary negative business risk is avoided. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Ensure compliance and administrative close-out of contract. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Work and performance results are evaluated against contract deliverables to establish that work is completed effectively. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Contract terms relating to contract termination are understood and implemented according to contractual requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A basic audit is conducted to ensure that all parties have complied with their obligations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Contract is signed off and final administrative procedures are dealt with in order to ensure closure of contract. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any 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, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding 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, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The learner must demonstrate an understanding of:
  • A basic understanding of contracts administration principles and techniques
  • A basic understanding of how to interpret contracts and the conditions, terms and legal implications that apply
  • A basic understanding of business monitoring and reporting processes
  • Basic risk management principles
  • Basic negotiation skills
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Conflict resolution skills
  • An understanding of how to draw up a basic risk management plan 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems using critical and creative thinking processes to determine and manage contract performance requirements within a new venture. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community to ensure that contracts are managed proactively and according to pre-determined terms and conditions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively so that contracts are proactively managed and any problem areas pertaining to risk are timeously resolved. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and crtically evaluate contractual obligations in the context of new venture and the overall business objectives. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion to communicate contractual matters. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility to the environment and health of others to monitor performance and progress in relation to contract. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of interrelated systems by recognising that contracts and their respective terms and conditions do not exist in isolation and that wider legislative, community and economic issues impact on the effective performance thereof. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities by ensuring that fulfilling of contractual obligations are ensured. 

    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
    Elective  49648   National Certificate: New Venture Creation (SMME)  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  66249   Further Education and Training Certificate: New Venture Creation  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 


    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. New Business Initiative Management Consultancy 



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