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

Plan and implement Quality Management Systems in corporate and project context 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119857  Plan and implement Quality Management Systems in corporate and project context 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Procurement, Logistics and Supply Chain Mngt 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Procurement 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2005-10-12  2008-10-12  SAQA 0362/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2009-10-12   2012-10-12  

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 for persons working in the defence and security related environment especially within the acquisition discipline. The learner is able to plan and implement Quality Management Systems in corporate and project contexts.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Critically analyse the concepts of Quality and Quality Management in corporate and project contexts
  • Review the roles and responsibilities of stakeholders in ensuring quality in a project or organisation
  • Select, plan and implement corporate Quality Management systems
  • Manage Supply Chain Quality Processes
  • Select and develop Quality Assurance Plans for Acquisition Programmes

    This unit standard will contribute to the full development of any learner to increasing levels of efficiency and effectiveness in the defence and security related environment by providing recognition, further mobility and transportability within the field as well as within other fields. The knowledge, skills and understanding demonstrated in this unit standard are essential to ensure that defence equipment are procured and maintained to enable the SANDF to execute its mission in line with government policy. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The following knowledge, skills, attitude and/or equivalent are assumed to be in place:
  • Literacy and numeracy on NQF level 4
  • Computer literacy on NQF level 3
  • Technical Qualification /Experience in a Technical field

    All competencies reflected in the learning assumed to be in place could be achieved through the recognition of prior learning. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This unit standard is for learners who intend to follow an acquisition management career within the defence and security related acquisition arena.

    Defence includes, but is not limited to South African National Defence Force, South African Police Services and Correctional Services. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Critically analyse the concepts of Quality and Quality Management. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Corporate and project contexts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Concepts of quality management are critically analysed and reviewed for corporate and project purposes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Concepts associated with the management of quality are explained and applied in terms of their relationships, applications, and limitations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Principles include but are not limited to - customer focus, leadership, involvement of people, process approach, system approach to management, continuous improvement, factual approach to decision-making, mutually beneficial supplier relationships.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Corporate and industry quality standards are reviewed and critiqued for the planning and implementation of Quality Management Systems. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Review the roles and responsibilities of stakeholders in ensuring quality in a project or organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The roles of stakeholders are analysed in terms of their commitment to and support of quality. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The conditions required for individuals to take responsibility for quality are described in terms of the constraints of the project/ organization. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Conditions include but are not limited to - resources, authority, training, and processes.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The role and responsibilities of teams in ensuring quality is explained in terms of the delegation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A model for sharing authority and responsibility is developed in for commitment to and in support of quality. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Select, plan and implement corporate Quality Management Systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Quality improvement models and related tools are compared and their inter-relationship, resource requirements, and significance to the management of the organisation are described. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Not limited too,but should include ISO, SAEM, Investors in People.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Formulate and select appropriate Quality Management System options and courses of action to achieve the desired end state. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A detailed quality management system implementation plan is developed for the implementation of quality management systems. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Activities may include but are not limited to - systematic approach, documentation of procedures, standards and specifications, review and audit, measurement and evaluation.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Manage Supply Chain Quality Processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The role of external suppliers is explained in terms of their significance as an integral part of the supply chain. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Key components of supply chain management are analysed in terms of meeting internal and external customer needs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Supply chain Quality Assurance Systems are evaluated in terms of achieving a desired end state. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The role of quality and its management in supply chain relationships are analysed and reviewed to manage the supply chain. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Select and develop Quality Assurance Plans for Acquisition Programmes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A critical analysis is undertaken of programme complexities and risks to inform the need for a Quality Assurance Plan. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Programme technical, contractual, industrial and statuary requirements.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A consultative process between stakeholders is coordinated to develop and agree upon the quality assurance methodology. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Quality process flow, verification and surveillance methods, activities, schedules and resources, reporting formats and content.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A Quality Assurance Plan is documented using prescribed content and format. 


    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, 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 with 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 with 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 following essential embedded knowledge will be assessed through the specific outcomes in terms of the stipulated assessment criteria. Learners are unlikely to achieve all the specific outcomes, to the standards described in the assessment criteria, without knowledge of this embedded knowledge. The mastery of this embedded knowledge can be directly inferred from the quality of the learner's performance. Where direct assessment of knowledge is required, assessment criteria have been included in the body of the unit standard.
  • Acquisition Process concepts
  • Project Management concepts
  • Enterprise and industry quality standards
  • Quality Tools and Techniques
  • Current appropriate Quality models e.g. ISO 9001, IIP, SAEM
  • Supply Chain Management concepts 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems related to planning and implementing quality management systems in corporate and projects contexts. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others when applying quality management principles in planning and implementing quality management systems in corporate and projects contexts. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and one's activities so that all requirements are met in achieving competence in planning and implementing quality management systems in corporate and projects contexts. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, evaluate, organise and critically evaluate information in applying quality management principles in acquisition management. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when applying quality management principles in planning and implementing quality management systems in corporate and projects contexts. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Supplementary Information:

    Assessor notes:

    It will be necessary to develop assessment activities and tools that are appropriate to the contexts in which the skills will be applied. These activities and tools may include an appropriate combination of formative and summative assessment and portfolios.

    Assessment should include practical demonstration of competence, either in the workplace or through work-realistic, classroom simulation using case studies of sufficient complexity that the necessary skills are demonstrated within realistic learning timescales.

    Integrated assessment:

    It may be more effective and efficient to assess a number of unit standards together thus reducing the overall number of assessment `events`.

    Consider a complete activity in the workplace (the `whole of work` approach) and see which unit standards relate to this activity.
    Work out how practitioners could collect evidence on a number of unit standards at the same time covering all the critical aspects of the standards.
    Ensure that commonalities that exist between numbers of unit standards are captured in a way that makes sense for assessment. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  49469   National Diploma: Complex Procurement  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30   
    Core  58473   National Diploma: Freight Handling Logistics  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  63529   National Certificate: Railway Signalling Technology  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  59304   National Diploma: Freight Forwarding and Customs Compliance  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 


    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. Aldabri 106 Institute for Quality Pty Ltd 
    2. Makwedeng Training 
    3. SA Maritime School and Transport College 



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