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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply a range of project management tools and techniques 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120385  Apply a range of project management tools and techniques 
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  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
10140  Apply a range of project management tools  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Learners accessing this standard will be involved in project management teams or involved in building small project management teams. 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.

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.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Demonstrating an understanding of project management tools.
  • Using a range of project management tools.
  • Applying corrective action steps where project management tools and techniques usage problems occur. 

  • 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.
  • The range of project management tools and techniques may include but are not limited to Gantt charts, network diagramming, spreadsheets, budget administration, documentation management, e-mail and internet usage and word processing, presentations, desktop calendar, computerized applications (software).
  • Tools are tangible such as a computer, spreadsheet program, template.
  • Techniques are systematic procedures using one or more tools to produce a deliverable.
  • Project tools may include but are not limited to tools where only knowledge is required to support a project manager.
  • 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 project management tools and techniques. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A range of tools and techniques used on a project are identified and explained in accordance with project requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Limitations and advantages of project management tools and techniques are explained using examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Examples of the usage of the project management tools and techniques are provided in a hard copy format. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Use a range of project management tools and techniques. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A range of project management tools and techniques are used in accordance with established standards and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Output of project management tools and techniques meet individual, team and organisational needs/requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply corrective action steps where project management tools and techniques usage problems occur. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Problems with the usage of project management tools and techniques are identified against project requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Possible solutions are identified and discussed in consultation with higher authority. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Authorised / agreed solutions are implemented according to agreed steps. 


    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 purpose of project management tools and techniques.
  • The use of various project management tools and techniques.
  • The use of computerised tools for specific applications.
  • The various types and uses of project management tools and techniques available. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems relating to the use of arrange of project management tools and techniques and problems associated with their application on a project. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others when using and applying project management tools and techniques on a project. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information pertaining to the usage of project management tools and techniques. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when establishing information needs to support the use of project management tools. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology as part of the process of using project management tools and techniques. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems where the effective and efficient use of project management tools and techniques improves the success rate of the project outcomes. 

    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 10140, ' Apply a range of project management tools ' , Level 4, 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  57428   Further Education and Training Certificate: Youth Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  58578   National Certificate: Local Government Councillor Practices  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Elective  58644   National Certificate: Local Government Support Services  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Elective  58880   Further Education and Training Certificate: Fluid Power  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  57712   Further Education and Training Certificate: Generic Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  65989   Further Education and Training Certificate: Human Settlements Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  58063   Further Education and Training Certificate: Labour Recruitment Services  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  50372   Further Education and Training Certificate: Municipal Finance and Administration  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Elective  50080   Further Education and Training Certificate: Project Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  57824   Further Education and Training Certificate: Public Administration  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 
    Elective  61670   Further Education and Training Certificate: Railway Construction and Maintenance  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  58337   Further Education and Training Certificate: Trade Union Practice  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  36153   National Certificate: Polymer Composite Fabrication  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  57611   National Certificate: 2D Animation  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Elective  57612   National Certificate: Arts and Culture Enterprise  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  66089   National Certificate: Human Settlements Development  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    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 
    Elective  67373   National Diploma: Orientation and Mobility Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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    2. A4 Consultancy CC 
    3. ABA Sebenzi 
    4. Access Employment Skills & Development Agency 
    5. AFRICA COMPETENCY DEVELOPMENT (PTY)LTD 
    6. Africa Corporate Training Institute and HR Consulting 
    7. Africa Institute For Public Administration 
    8. AfroXpert Performance Developement cc 
    9. Aldabri 106 Institute for Quality Pty Ltd 
    10. Amabamba Recruitment 
    11. Amaqamu Project Management and Consulting 
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    14. AVAX SA 481 CC. T/A Mandisa Development Services 
    15. AVC Corporate Advisory Services (PTY) LTD. 
    16. Avenida (Pty) Ltd 
    17. Bangwaketse Trading and Projects 
    18. Bantubanye Skills 
    19. Baobab Consulting and Training 
    20. Bavuse Trading Enterprises cc 
    21. Be for sunset trading and projects 266 
    22. Boikgantsho Consulting & Events 
    23. Boikgantsho Consulting & Events cc 
    24. Boni Africa Events & Development 
    25. Break The Chains Development Services 
    26. Breakeven 59(PTY) Ltd 
    27. Buena Vista Learning Academy 
    28. Bull's Business and Skills Training Institute 
    29. BW Khuzwayo Consulting CC 
    30. CB Willemse Training 
    31. Classic Human Capital Solutions 
    32. Colgene Group 
    33. Commisioned Training cc 
    34. Compass Academy of Learning 
    35. Competency Alignment Forum (C.A.F) t/a Tlhatlogo Educational Services 
    36. Cool Ideas 1016 (Pty) LTD t/a ESP Consulting 
    37. Cre8ive Organisational Development 
    38. CTAM Training and Consulting 
    39. CTC College(PTY) LTD. 
    40. Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) 
    41. DialNx Consultants 
    42. Didintle Training Services 
    43. Dimension Development Network 
    44. Dintshang Trading 
    45. Ditirelo Skills Development Services 
    46. DITSELA LABOUR INSTITUTION 
    47. Education Connection Spacers NPC 
    48. EDUTEL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT PTY LTD 
    49. Edutraining Business College 
    50. Elective Training Institute Enterprise CC 
    51. ELIJAH BARAYI MEMORIAL TRAINING CENTRE 
    52. Eskilz College (Pty) Ltd 
    53. Ethekwini Corporate and Human Resources Skills Development Unit 
    54. Ethembeni Multi Service Enterprise (Pty) Ltd 
    55. Execuprime Business College (Pty) Ltd 
    56. Express Model 405 
    57. GCube Communications cc 
    58. Glere Skills and Consultants 
    59. GOBELA CONSULTING 
    60. Growth Management Consulting 
    61. Gudlhuza Development Solutions cc 
    62. Haggai Contractors 
    63. Hamonate Consulting 
    64. HDPSA 
    65. Hlaniki Investment Holdings 
    66. Hlombe and Associates 
    67. HS GLOBAL SKILLS BUSINESS SOLUTIONS 
    68. IGKM Management Services (Pty) Ltd 
    69. Ikgodiseng Business Consulting 
    70. Ikhaya Training and Consulting 
    71. Ilinge Labantu Debt Solution 
    72. IMITHENTE DEVELOPMENT HOLDINGS 
    73. Institute for Local Government and Housing 
    74. Institute of Health and Social Care Studies 
    75. IQ Skills Academy (PTY) LTD. 
    76. Isipho Equiping (Pty) Ltd 
    77. JEPHMAG TRADING PTY LTD 
    78. Jezilla Projects 
    79. JIT Projects 
    80. Jobafrik Consulting 
    81. Josmap Training Institute 
    82. Jucamo Shelf 4 CC. 
    83. Kairos Training College 
    84. Kalideen Management 
    85. Kamanga Skills Projects 
    86. Karabo Ya Karabo 
    87. Kernel Management and Consulting (PTY) LTD. 
    88. Kezla Investments 
    89. Kgolo Institute 
    90. Kgotla Trading Enterprise 
    91. Khosithi Training 
    92. Khula Nonke Training & Development 
    93. Kia Chuma 
    94. Kitso Bokamoso Training Solution 
    95. Kodi Traiding Enterprise 
    96. Kuyakhula Development Initiatives 
    97. LBK Trading 
    98. Leading Edge Business Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    99. Leap Skills Developmemt Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    100. Lebo and Son Investment 
    101. Lekopani Training Institute 
    102. Leratham Supply Distribution and Enterprise 
    103. Leronsa Trading Enterprise 
    104. Letlhokoa Management Services CC 
    105. Lewerb Holdings (PTY) Ltd 
    106. Limco Consulting and management (Pty) Ltd 
    107. LO Tantsi Fire Consultants CC. 
    108. Loago Business Consulting 
    109. M.I.C. Training and Development 
    110. Maile Consulting 
    111. Makavila Suppliers CC. 
    112. Management College of Southern Africa (MANCOSA) 
    113. Mangalani Business Enterprises 
    114. Mapheto Business Enterprises t/a MBE 
    115. Marematlou Training Institute 
    116. Masemase Consultancy CC. 
    117. MashMP Holdings 
    118. Matsila Holdings 
    119. Meluka Training and Projects 
    120. MENTORNET (PTY) LTD 
    121. Mgwezane Training and Events Management CC. 
    122. Miczo's Enterprise 
    123. Mimoisa Business Solutions CC 
    124. Misol Projects cc 
    125. Mission Point Consulting 
    126. MJ Mafunisa Consulting (PTY) LTD 
    127. Mmalethabo Consulting 
    128. Mmanape Management Solutions 
    129. Mmitsa Training Solution Pty Ltd 
    130. MML Consulting CC. 
    131. Mod-Mosh Projects and Consulting (PTY) LTD 
    132. Mortarboard Training Solutions 
    133. Mosako Wa Kitso 
    134. Multiple Productive Management Solutions 
    135. MWG Logistical Services 
    136. Ndrendre Building & General Services 
    137. Nemalale Eagles Consultancy CC 
    138. NEMISA 
    139. Networx for Career Development 
    140. Nghano Training and Development Centre 
    141. Nhlahle Development Agency 
    142. NJ & L Trading Enterprise CC. 
    143. Nkinane Training Institute and Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    144. Nkqubela Community Developers 
    145. NS Global Academy 
    146. Nsovo Learning Academy 
    147. Ntevho-Ketso Training and Recruitement Consultancy cc 
    148. Ntsangalala Business Enterprise 
    149. Nyankwavi Investment CC. 
    150. ONALO GENERAL TRADING PTY (LTD) 
    151. Outeniqua Leadership Institute 
    152. PanAfrican Supply Chain Academy 
    153. Pebetse Training and Consulting 
    154. Petra institute of Development (PTY) Ltd 
    155. Pioneer Business Consulting 
    156. Plastics Federation of South Africa (MAITLAND) (TP) 
    157. Plastics Federation of South Africa (MIDRAND) (TP) 
    158. Plastics Federation of South Africa (WESTMEAD) (TP) 
    159. PMA Holdings (PTY ) LTD. 
    160. Power Rush Trading 170 CC. 
    161. Powernexus 
    162. Presentation Software Training 
    163. Pro Jentibus Sports Development NPC 
    164. Professional Development and Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    165. Protech Business and Computer College Pty Ltd. 
    166. PTDEV (Pty) Ltd 
    167. Pudi's Educational Services And Youth Development 
    168. Rally Business Consulting 
    169. Reflections Development Institute 
    170. Regent Business School (Pty) Ltd t/a Regent Business School 
    171. Resonance Institue of Learning 
    172. Retshetse Training Project 
    173. Riostep (Pty) Ltd 
    174. Sabela Learning Academy 
    175. Sanchaa Connection 
    176. Sasalethu Consulting and Associates 
    177. SAZM TRADING AND PROJECTS PTY LTD 
    178. Sebobatho Project Management 
    179. SEVEN ARROWS PROTECTION ALLIANCE CC 
    180. Sinokuhle Konke Trading Enterprise 
    181. Siyakhula Trust 
    182. Siyanqoba Seminars (PRETORIA) (Non Merseta TP) 
    183. Sizani Consulting cc 
    184. SJM Squared Construction 
    185. Solstice Networks CC. 
    186. South African Film Institute 
    187. South African Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind 
    188. STARPLEX 408 CC 
    189. Summat Training Institute 
    190. SWARANANG MANAGEMENT CONSULTING CC 
    191. T Mabuya & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    192. Tadi Training & Development Institute 
    193. Talent Emporium Academy (PTY) Ltd 
    194. Tembe Service Providers 
    195. Thabelanang t/a Thabelanang Trading Enterprise 
    196. The Crimson CO CC. 
    197. THE GMC GROUP PTY LTD 
    198. The Iscariota Group (Pty) Ltd 
    199. Thubelihle Graduate Institute 
    200. Thuto Botshabelo Training Academy 
    201. Thuto Lere Community Empowerment Programme 
    202. Thuto-Boswa Education and Training Solution 
    203. Thuto-Botshabelo Training and Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    204. Tlaletso Consultants 
    205. Tloumogale Business Development & Consulting 
    206. Township Fire and Rescure (Pty) Ltd 
    207. Triads Management Services 
    208. Tsebo Kitso Trainings 
    209. Tsebong Training Centre 
    210. Tshelopele Development Institution 
    211. Tshisimani Holdings (PTY) Ltd. 
    212. Tshwane Training Institute (PTY) LTD. 
    213. TTTC 
    214. Twin Peak Technologies 
    215. Ubuqhawe Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    216. Ukhamba Quality Skills 
    217. Ulwazi Training & Development 
    218. Umfolozi FET College 
    219. Umkhiwa Projects 
    220. Umqondo Consultancy 
    221. Umsenge SDCS 
    222. University of Fort Hare 
    223. University of Venda 
    224. Vantage Training 
    225. Vhutshilo Health And Training Organisation 
    226. Vicmat Consultants 
    227. Visionary Academy 
    228. Vuselela FET College - Klerksdorp Campus 
    229. Work Skills Resources 
    230. Ya Hina Management Consulting and projects 



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