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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.
     
    1. 3L Development 
    2. A4 Consultancy CC 
    3. ABA Sebenzi 
    4. ABE CORPORATE TRAINING 
    5. Absolute central college of sa and projects 
    6. Access Employment Skills & Development Agency 
    7. AFRICA COMPETENCY DEVELOPMENT (PTY)LTD 
    8. Africa Corporate Training Institute and HR Consulting 
    9. AFRICA MAYIBUYE LEADERSHIP 
    10. Afriwealth Consulting 
    11. AfroXpert Performance Developement cc 
    12. Amaqamu Project Management and Consulting 
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    15. AVAX SA 481 CC. T/A Mandisa Development Services 
    16. AVC Corporate Advisory Services (PTY) LTD. 
    17. Avenida (Pty) Ltd 
    18. Bantubanye Skills 
    19. Bavuse Trading Enterprises cc 
    20. Black Thari Trading Enterprise 
    21. Boikgantsho Consulting & Events 
    22. Boikgantsho Consulting & Events cc 
    23. Boni Africa Events & Development 
    24. Bonolo Training Institute 
    25. Break The Chains Development Services 
    26. Bull's Business and Skills Training Institute 
    27. Business Development Centre of Excellence - Centurion 
    28. BW Khuzwayo Consulting CC 
    29. Commisioned Training cc 
    30. Cool Ideas 1016 (Pty) LTD t/a ESP Consulting 
    31. Cre8ive Organisational Development 
    32. CTAM Training and Consulting 
    33. CTC College(PTY) LTD. 
    34. DialNx Consultants 
    35. Didintle Training Services 
    36. Dimension Development Network 
    37. DITSELA LABOUR INSTITUTION 
    38. Eagle Greek Inverstment T/A Mollo consulting 
    39. EDUTEL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT PTY LTD 
    40. Edutraining Business College 
    41. Elective Training Institute Enterprise CC 
    42. ELIJAH BARAYI MEMORIAL TRAINING CENTRE 
    43. Eskilz College (Pty) Ltd 
    44. Ethekwini Corporate and Human Resources Skills Development Unit 
    45. Execu-Prime Academy 
    46. Express Model 405 
    47. Faranang Marketing 
    48. Glere Skills and Consultants 
    49. GOBELA CONSULTING 
    50. Grant Thornton Learning Institute 
    51. Growth Management Consulting 
    52. Gudlhuza Development Solutions cc 
    53. Hamonate Consulting 
    54. HDPSA 
    55. HEIRS DEVELOPERS AND CONSULTANTS 
    56. His Mercy Learning Academy 
    57. Hlaniki Investment Holdings 
    58. Hlombe and Associates 
    59. HS GLOBAL SKILLS BUSINESS SOLUTIONS 
    60. ICM t/a Institute for Career Management 
    61. IGKM Management Services (Pty) Ltd 
    62. Ikgodiseng Business Consulting 
    63. Ilinge Labantu Debt Solution 
    64. Independent Development Trust 
    65. Institute for Capacity Development 
    66. Institute for Quality - Education, Training & Development 
    67. Institute of Health and Social Care Studies 
    68. INTAH Training & Consulting 
    69. Isago Communications and Consulting 
    70. Isipho Equiping (Pty) Ltd 
    71. Izwelethu Black Diamond 
    72. Jobafrik Consulting 
    73. Josmap Training Institute 
    74. Jucamo Shelf 4 CC. 
    75. Kamanga Skills Projects 
    76. Karabo Ya Karabo 
    77. Kernel Management and Consulting (PTY) LTD. 
    78. Kgolo Institute 
    79. Kgotla Trading Enterprise 
    80. Khesana Business Enterprises 
    81. Khosithi Training 
    82. Kia Chuma 
    83. Kingdom Development Consultancy 
    84. KOKANO PROJECTS PTY LTD 
    85. Konwaba Training Solutions 
    86. KWEM Management Solutions 
    87. KZN Tourism Training Centre 
    88. LBK Trading 
    89. Leronsa Trading Enterprise 
    90. Letlhabile Institute Of Management and Training 
    91. Letlhokoa Management Services CC 
    92. Lewerb Holdings (PTY) Ltd 
    93. Limco Consulting and management (Pty) Ltd 
    94. LO Tantsi Fire Consultants CC. 
    95. Lorpen Investments 
    96. Lwathotha Development Services (Pty) Ltd 
    97. M.I.C. Training and Development 
    98. Mafamawethu Consultants 
    99. Mahlasedi Training Matters 
    100. Mahloko Training, Auditing Services and other Projects 
    101. Makavila Suppliers CC. 
    102. Makgoka Development Facilitation (PTY) Ltd. 
    103. Mamuhle Projects (PTY) Ltd 
    104. Mangalani Business Enterprises 
    105. Marematlou Trading 
    106. Masemase Consultancy CC. 
    107. Meluka Training and Projects 
    108. MENTORNET (PTY) LTD 
    109. Mgwezane Training and Events Management CC. 
    110. Mission Point Trading 69 
    111. MJ Mafunisa Consulting (PTY) LTD 
    112. Mmalethabo Consulting 
    113. Mmitsa Training Solution Pty Ltd 
    114. Mod-Mosh Projects and Consulting (PTY) LTD 
    115. Mohlaje Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    116. Mosako Wa Kitso 
    117. MTHENGENYA & ASSOCIATES 
    118. MUHANGWENE DEVELOPMENT ENTERPRISE 
    119. MWG Logistical Services 
    120. Ndrendre Building & General Services 
    121. Nemalale Eagles Consultancy CC 
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    123. Neopeo Trading & Projects 
    124. Networx for Career Development 
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    126. Nkinane Trading Enterprise 
    127. Nkqubela Community Developers 
    128. NLKN Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
    129. NOMAKU TRADERS CC 
    130. NS Global Academy 
    131. Ntevho-Ketso Training and Recruitement Consultancy cc 
    132. Ntokosi Consulting 
    133. Ntsangalala Business Enterprise 
    134. Nyankwavi Investment CC. 
    135. Omithombo Management Academy 
    136. ONALO GENERAL TRADING PTY (LTD) 
    137. OR Project Management 
    138. Outeniqua Leadership Institute 
    139. Pandelani Investment Holdings (PTY) LTD. 
    140. PFIM Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    141. Philani Solutions 
    142. Plastics Federation of South Africa (MAITLAND) (TP) 
    143. Plastics Federation of South Africa (MIDRAND) (TP) 
    144. Plastics Federation of South Africa (WESTMEAD) (TP) 
    145. Power Rush Trading 170 CC. 
    146. Pravin Amar Skills Development Training 
    147. Presentation Software Training 
    148. Princetop Corporative Training (Pty) Ltd 
    149. Professional Development and Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    150. Protech Business and Computer College Pty Ltd. 
    151. PTDEV (Pty) Ltd 
    152. Pudi's Educational Services And Youth Development 
    153. Rally Business Consulting 
    154. Resonance Institue of Learning 
    155. Sanchaa Connection 
    156. Silalele Consulting CC. 
    157. Siyakhula Trust 
    158. Sizani Consulting cc 
    159. Solstice Networks CC. 
    160. South African Film Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    161. South African Governance and Business College 
    162. South African Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind 
    163. STARPLEX 408 CC 
    164. Striving Mind Trading 779 
    165. Summat Training Institute 
    166. SWARANANG MANAGEMENT CONSULTING CC 
    167. T Mabuya & Associates CC 
    168. Tachfin Holdings 
    169. Tadi Training & Development Institute 
    170. Talent Emporium Academy (PTY) Ltd 
    171. Talent Sculpture 
    172. Tembe Service Providers 
    173. Thabelanang t/a Thabelanang Trading Enterprise 
    174. THE GMC GROUP PTY LTD 
    175. The Iscariota Group (Pty) Ltd 
    176. Thubelihle Graduate Institute 
    177. Thuto Botshabelo Training Academy 
    178. Tlaletso Consultants 
    179. Township Fire and Rescure (Pty) Ltd 
    180. Tsebo Kitso Trainings 
    181. Tsebong Training Centre 
    182. Tshelopele Development Institution 
    183. Tshepang Consulting & Project 
    184. Tshisimani Holdings (PTY) Ltd. 
    185. Tshwane Training Institute (PTY) LTD. 
    186. TSK Projects 
    187. TTTC 
    188. Twin Peak Technologies 
    189. Ubuqhawe Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    190. Ukhamba Quality Skills 
    191. Ulwazi Training & Development 
    192. Umsenge SDCS 
    193. University of Fort Hare 
    194. University of Venda 
    195. Vantage Training 
    196. Vhutshilo Health And Training Organisation 
    197. Vicmat Consultants 
    198. Visionary Academy 
    199. Vuselela FET College - Klerksdorp Campus 
    200. Work Skills Resources 
    201. Ya Hina Management Consulting and projects 
    202. 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.