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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Develop a simple schedule to facilitate effective project execution 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120384  Develop a simple schedule to facilitate effective project execution 
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
10133  Schedule project activities to facilitate effective project execution  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, explaining and describing the purpose and process of scheduling project activities.
  • Defining and gathering project activities from technical experts and within own field expertise.
  • Developing a simple schedule for a project or part there of. 

  • 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 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.
  • A simple schedule may include but is not limited to milestones, activity, time, and resource (human and/or material and/or equipment) information.
  • Schedule presentation may include but is not limited to being electronic and/or hand written.
  • Schedules may include but are not limited to parts of a project or for the whole project.
  • Many alternative terms are used for components of work. They may include but are not limited to activity, task, work package, job.
  • The learners technical experience will dictate the level of participation in a project or sub-project.
  • Representations of schedules may include but are not limited to Gantt (Bar) Chart, calendar, tables.
  • 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 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the purpose and process of scheduling project activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The purpose and importance of a schedule of activities on a project is described and explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Schedule development process is explained in accordance with established industry practices and with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The differences and implications of project completion within the shortest possible time and at specified due date are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The use of a work breakdown structure in assisting the development of a schedule is explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Define and gather information about project activities from technical (subject matter) experts and within own field of expertise. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Activities specific to a project are identified and prioritised within objectives and scope of project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Specific project activities are identified and gathered from technical experts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Activities are documented at a level of detail to support further planning activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Associated documents are updated to reflect identified activities. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    This may include work breakdown structures, task lists, project management plan documents, risk plan, quality plan and communication plan.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Develop a simple schedule for a project or part thereof. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Activity dependencies are identified and recorded in agreed format. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An activity sequence is produced and shown in a schedule. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Time duration estimates for activities are sourced from responsible individuals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The schedule is updated with time duration estimates. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Resources required for activities are identified, allocated to work and documented per activity according to agreed processes and formats. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The project duration is determined and recorded in agreed format. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Project schedule is presented to stakeholders in an agreed format. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Schedule representation may include but not limited to Gantt/Bar charts, calendar, list with dates.
     


    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 
  • Processes and techniques to interpret a work break down structure.
  • Scheduling activities.
  • Time estimation and planning for project activities.
  • Alternative methods of presenting a simple schedule.
  • Allocation of resources to activities.
  • Information gathering methods for project 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 related to the scheduling of project activities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in order to develop project schedules and responding to input from others regarding the scheduling activities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information pertaining to scheduling project activities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with relevant parties with reference to obtaining and disseminating data for scheduling project activities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to provide, produce and develop project activity schedules. 

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

    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 10133, "Schedule project activities to facilitate effective project execution", Level 4, 8 credits.

    Activity Schedule:

    A list of intended activities, events, times, resources etc, can be a graphic representation similar to a bar chart, setting out the timing, sequence and duration of project activities. It can also be used to identify milestones for achievement of results. 

    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  65949   Further Education and Training Certificate: Supervision of Construction Processes  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  58337   Further Education and Training Certificate: Trade Union Practice  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    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 
    Elective  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 


    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. Boikgantsho Consulting & Events 
    4. East Coast Media cc 
    5. FILM Mentorship & Training 
    6. Footprint Media academy Pty ltd 
    7. Keybase Training Solutions Pretoria 
    8. Mathaveiya Skills Enhancement 
    9. Motheo Skills Entity 
    10. NEMISA 
    11. Nhlahle Development Agency 
    12. Oakfields College 
    13. Sabido eAcademy (Pty) Ltd 
    14. The Media Workshop cc 
    15. Umsizi Skills Academy 



    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.