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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Evaluate and improve the project team's performance 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120380  Evaluate and improve the project team's performance 
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 
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
14214  Evaluate and improve the project team`s performance  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  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:
  • Explaining and using a given team performance reference framework (Performance monitoring).
  • Evaluating team performance using the given team performance reference framework.
  • Maintaining records resulting from evaluation of team performance.
  • Facilitating team performance improvements using assessment findings. 

  • 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 5 or equivalent.
  • Learners accessing this qualification will have demonstrated competence in computer literacy and applicable software at NQF level 5 or equivalent.
  • ID 120372 - Explain fundamentals of project management. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Project context includes 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 will include but are not limited to all projects including technical, developmental and business related projects.
  • Organisational policies relating to human resources will include but are not limited to team evaluation, merit awards, and rewards.
  • A team will include but are not limited to any team established to deliver outcomes for which a project is set up.
  • Performance reference framework will include but are not limited to project ground rules, performance assessment, performance reviews, performance appraisals, 360 assessment, key result areas, key performance indicators and competence against unit standards.
  • 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 
    Explain and use a given team performance reference framework (Performance monitoring criteria). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A team performance reference framework is discussed with higher authority. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Team performance requirements and criteria are communicated within the team and feedback received and processed following organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The team performance requirements are documented and distributed in accordance with organisational policies and procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Evaluate team performance using the given team performance reference framework. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Performance outcomes of teams are assessed against agreed standards using agreed reference framework. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Assessment activities are conducted using established procedures and within agreed time frames. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Selected assessment methods are relevant, fair and communicated to teams prior to performance commencing. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Maintain records resulting from evaluation of team performance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Collected assessment information is accurate, current and complete and recorded in agreed format. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Lessons learnt are documented and communicated according to organisational requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Facilitate team performance improvements using assessment findings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Feedback provided on performance is factual, concise and relevant to agreed standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Feedback is provided in a manner, time and place appropriate to improvement of team performance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Opportunities to facilitate performance improvement are identified and applied. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Improvement activities are implemented in accordance with assessment findings and within agreed time frame. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Coaching and mentoring to assist in team performance improvement are implemented within established procedures. 


    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 
  • Methods and techniques for assessing project team performance.
  • Organisational policies and procedures for dealing with assessment.
  • Methods and techniques for implementing performance improvement activities.
  • Team orientation approach, evaluation and rewards.
  • Characteristics of high performing teams.
  • Recognised competences of a team and their application in a team performance reference framework.
  • Implementing performance improvement activities. 

  • 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 project team performance against the reference framework. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in the evaluation and improvement of the project team's performance. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information related to actual performance versus expected performance and performance improvement requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with team members during the assessing and discussing of performance and facilitation of improvement activities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate the world as a set of related systems by showing how team work optimises problem resolution and supports project success. 

    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 being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts when evaluating and improving team members performance. 

    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 14214, "Evaluate and improve the project team's performance", Level 5, 8 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  50560   Further Education and Training Certificate: Small Craft Construction  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2009-08-31  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  58394   National Certificate: Film and Television Production  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Core  58309   National Diploma: Project Management  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  50080   Further Education and Training Certificate: Project Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  61349   National Certificate: Heritage Resource Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  58977   National Certificate: Publishing  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  FPMSETA 
    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.
     
    1. Compuscan Academy 
    2. Creative Arts College 
    3. eMedia Investment 
    4. FILM Mentorship & Training 
    5. Footprint Media academy Pty ltd 
    6. Media Village Communication 
    7. Nhlahle Development Agency 
    8. The Media Workshop cc 
    9. Work Skills Resources 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.