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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Contribute to the management of project risk within own field of expertise 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120374  Contribute to the management of project risk within own field of expertise 
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 4  NQF Level 04 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2015-07-01  2018-06-30  SAQA 10105/14 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2019-06-30   2022-06-30  

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
10141  Contribute to the management of project risk within own field of expertise  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

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:
  • Identifying and recognising potential risks that could affect project performance.
  • Contributing to the assessment of the impact and likelihood of identified risks.
  • Contributing to the development of risk management statements and plans.
  • Monitoring and controlling the project risks. 

  • 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 4 or equivalent.
  • Learners accessing this qualification will have demonstrated competence in computer literacy and applicable software at NQF level 4 or equivalent.
  • ID 120373- Contribute to the project initiation, scope definition and scope control.
  • ID 120372- Explain fundamentals of project management. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Project level may include but is not limited to 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.
  • Projects may include but are not limited to all projects including technical, developmental and business related projects.
  • Risks may be a threat or opportunity.
  • Risks may include but is not limited to those within area of health and safety, technical, administrative, environmental, legal compliance, social ecology and management expertise.
  • Risk categories may include but is not limited to Occupational Health & Safety (OHS), technical, quality, performance, project management, legal, force majeure, organisational and external.
  • Issues are potential risk events that have happened.
  • 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 
    Identify and recognise potential risks that could affect project performance. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Risks may be a threat or opportunity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Potential, perceived and actual risk events are identified, documented and communicated in consultation with appropriate stakeholders. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Triggers, causes, effects and owners are identified in consultation with appropriate stakeholders and recorded in accordance with project procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Risk management factors are explained with examples relating to the risk events. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Contribute to the assessment of the impact and likelihood of identified risks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Likelihood of risk causes are assessed in consultation with appropriate stakeholders and described with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Impact of risk effects are assessed in consultation with appropriate stakeholders and described with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Potential risk events identified are assessed for impact on the project. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Assessment will be in simple terms such as low, medium or high or a scale.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Contribute to the development of risk management statements and plans. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Activities to reduce or stop a risk threat cause arising are identified and documented in agreed format. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Activities to recover from a specific risk threat event are identified and documented in agreed format. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Activities to take advantage if an opportunity arises are identified and documented in agreed format. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The risk threat prevention and recovery activities and opportunity activities are communicated to relevant parties for inclusion in plans and budgets. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Monitor and control the project risks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Potential project risk events are monitored to enable anticipation or recognition of occurrence. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Issues arising are responded to and monitored to resolution. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Variances identified are reported to higher project authority. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Agreed risk responses are implemented in accordance with plans. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Lessons learned are documented and communicated to relevant parties. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Resolution may include fixing, alternative approach, change or acceptance.
     


    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 need for and benefit of project risk management.
  • The application of risk management processes, tools and techniques within the field of expertise.
  • The identification and simple classification of project risks.
  • Project risk planning and issue management as applicable to field of expertise and project.
  • Safety precautions necessary within field of expertise and/or project context. 

  • 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 contributing to the management of risks and risk assessment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage one's self and one's activities in order to have the required risk information available as and when required. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
  • Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information required to correctly assess negative and positive events on project objectives.
  • Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information pertaining to the management of risk on a project within own field of expertise. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with others when contributing to the management of risk. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology when assessing and controlling project risks. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems, understanding the impact of risk on the overall success of a project. 

    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 10141, "Contribute to the management of project risk within own field of expertise", Level 4, 5 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  61450   Further Education and Training Certificate: Film and Television Production Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  MICTS 
    Core  50080   Further Education and Training Certificate: Project Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  50479   Further Education and Training Certificate: Advertising  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  MICTS 
    Elective  61451   Further Education and Training Certificate: Criminology  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  58880   Further Education and Training Certificate: Fluid Power  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  58780   Further Education and Training Certificate: Quantity Surveying  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  61609   Further Education and Training Certificate: Volunteer Support  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  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.
     
    1. Artshub Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    2. Big Fish School of Digital Filmmaking (Pty) Ltd 
    3. East Coast Media cc 
    4. FILM Mentorship & Training 
    5. Footprint Media academy Pty ltd 
    6. Oakfields College 
    7. Sabido eAcademy (Pty) Ltd 
    8. The Media Workshop cc 



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