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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  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
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  2018-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  58578   National Certificate: Local Government Councillor Practices  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  LG SETA 
    Elective  58644   National Certificate: Local Government Support Services  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  LG SETA 
    Elective  58880   Further Education and Training Certificate: Fluid Power  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  57712   Further Education and Training Certificate: Generic Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  65989   Further Education and Training Certificate: Human Settlements Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  58063   Further Education and Training Certificate: Labour Recruitment Services  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  50372   Further Education and Training Certificate: Municipal Finance and Administration  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  LG SETA 
    Elective  50080   Further Education and Training Certificate: Project Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  57824   Further Education and Training Certificate: Public Administration  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  PSETA 
    Elective  61670   Further Education and Training Certificate: Railway Construction and Maintenance  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  58337   Further Education and Training Certificate: Trade Union Practice  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  36153   National Certificate: Polymer Composite Fabrication  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2018-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  57611   National Certificate: 2D Animation  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2018-06-30  MICTS 
    Elective  57612   National Certificate: Arts and Culture Enterprise  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2018-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  66089   National Certificate: Human Settlements Development  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2018-06-30  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  2018-06-30  ETDP 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.
     
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    6. Africa Corporate Training Institute and HR Consulting 
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    9. AfroXpert Performance Developement cc 
    10. Asiphokuhle Training and Research Institute 
    11. AURECON TRAINING ACADEMY 
    12. AVAX SA 481 CC. T/A Mandisa Development Services 
    13. AVC Corporate Advisory Services (PTY) LTD. 
    14. Avenida (Pty) Ltd 
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    17. Bavuse Trading Enterprises cc 
    18. Black Thari Trading Enterprise 
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    54. IGKM Management Services (Pty) Ltd 
    55. Ilinge Labantu Debt Solution 
    56. Independent Development Trust 
    57. Institute for Capacity Development 
    58. Institute for Local Government and Housing 
    59. Institute of Health and Social Care Studies 
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    63. Izwelethu Black Diamond 
    64. JEPHMAG TRADING PTY LTD 
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    67. Josmap Training Institute 
    68. Jucamo Shelf 4 CC. 
    69. Kamanga Skills Projects 
    70. Karabo Ya Karabo 
    71. Kernel Management and Consulting (PTY) LTD. 
    72. Kgolo Institute 
    73. Kgotla Trading Enterprise 
    74. Khesana Business Enterprises 
    75. Khosithi Training 
    76. Khula Nonke Training & Development 
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    78. Kingdom Development Consultancy 
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    83. LBK Trading 
    84. Letlhokoa Management Services CC 
    85. Lewerb Holdings (PTY) Ltd 
    86. Limco Consulting and management (Pty) Ltd 
    87. LO Tantsi Fire Consultants CC. 
    88. Lorpen Investments 
    89. Lwathotha Development Services (Pty) Ltd 
    90. M.I.C. Training and Development 
    91. Mafamawethu Consultants 
    92. Mahlasedi Training Matters 
    93. Mahloko Training, Auditing Services and other Projects 
    94. Makavila Suppliers CC. 
    95. Makgoka Development Facilitation (PTY) Ltd. 
    96. Mamuhle Projects (PTY) Ltd 
    97. Mangalani Business Enterprises 
    98. Marematlou Training Institute 
    99. Masemase Consultancy CC. 
    100. Mathaveiya Skills Enhancement 
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    102. Mgwezane Training and Events Management CC. 
    103. Mission Point Trading 69 
    104. MJ Mafunisa Consulting (PTY) LTD 
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    106. Mmitsa Training Solution Pty Ltd 
    107. MML Consulting CC. 
    108. Mod-Mosh Projects and Consulting (PTY) LTD 
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    114. Nemalale Eagles Consultancy CC 
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    123. NS Global Academy 
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    125. Ntsangalala Business Enterprise 
    126. Nyankwavi Investment CC. 
    127. Omithombo Management Academy 
    128. ONALO GENERAL TRADING PTY (LTD) 
    129. OR Project Management 
    130. Outeniqua Leadership Institute 
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    132. PFIM Trading (Pty) Ltd 
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    135. Power Rush Trading 170 CC. 
    136. Pravin Amar Skills Development Training 
    137. Presentation Software Training 
    138. Princetop Corporative Training (Pty) Ltd 
    139. Protech Business and Computer College Pty Ltd. 
    140. PTDEV (Pty) Ltd 
    141. Pudi's Educational Services And Youth Development 
    142. Rally Business Consulting 
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    148. South African Film Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    149. South African Governance and Business College 
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    151. Striving Mind Trading 779 
    152. Summat Training Institute 
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    156. Talent Emporium Academy (PTY) Ltd 
    157. Talent Sculpture 
    158. Tembe Service Providers (Pty) Ltd 
    159. The Crimson CO CC. 
    160. Thubelihle Graduate Institute 
    161. Tlaletso Consultants 
    162. Township Fire and Rescure (Pty) Ltd 
    163. Triads Management Services 
    164. Tsebo Kitso Trainings 
    165. Tsebong Training Centre 
    166. Tshelopele Development Institution 
    167. Tshepang Consulting & Project 
    168. Tshisimani Holdings (PTY) Ltd. 
    169. Tshwane Training Institute (PTY) LTD. 
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    171. TTTC 
    172. Twin Peak Technologies 
    173. Ubuqhawe Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    174. Ukhamba Quality Skills 
    175. Umsenge SDCS 
    176. University of Fort Hare 
    177. University of Venda 
    178. Vantage Training 
    179. Vhutshilo Health And Training Organisation 
    180. Vicmat Consultants 
    181. Visionary Academy 
    182. Vuselela FET College - Klerksdorp Campus 
    183. Work Skills Resources 
    184. Ya Hina Management Consulting and projects 
    185. Zibuse At Solutions 



    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.