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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Supervise a project team of a small project to deliver project objectives 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120388  Supervise a project team of a small project to deliver project objectives 
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  14 
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 does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

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. These projects may be from any economic sector. 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:
  • Undertaking the management activities, from start to end, for a small project.
  • Supervising and monitoring a team working on a small project.
  • Reporting progress on a small project.
  • Identifying and rectifying problems occurring in a project. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This should be small project / sub-project involving few resources and having a limited impact on stakeholders and the environment. It could be an event or a community based project, or technical in nature or a business driven or a government project or a subset of a larger project.
  • Supervise a project team may include but is not limited to identifying and using appropriate organisational structures and supervising a project team in the context of a small project / sub-project involving few resources and having a limited impact on stakeholders and the environment.
  • Projects at this level may include but is not limited to single projects rather than simultaneously managed multiple projects.
  • Relevant "subject matter" expertise will be required where learners will apply business projects with specific areas / economic sectors.
  • Advantages and disadvantages of organisational structures may include but is not limited to culture, values, politics, vision, ethics, and etiquette.
  • Organisational structures will include but is not limited to hierarchical, matrix, flat or projectised structures within which projects are performed.
  • 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 
    Undertake the management activities, from start to end, for a small project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Key stakeholders are identified and communicated with according to agreed procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A project management plan is developed, agreed and communicated using agreed procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Project operations are established within agreed time frames using identified personnel. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Project progress is measured against project scope and requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Project work is executed, monitored, evaluated and controlled according to project management plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Close down procedures are executed according to agreed procedures and project management plan. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Supervise and monitor a team working on a small project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The impact of the needs and constraints of the project environment on team work and team composition are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Supervisory activities involved with reference to project teams are named with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Work is delegated and supervised as per the project plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The achievement of group objectives and goals are monitored in accordance with agreed plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Corrective action to sustain team performance is identified as required and implemented according to needs. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Report progress for a small project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A variety of reporting lines are recognised and explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Report priorities and requirements are agreed and documented in agreed format. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Progress is documented and reported in accordance with established procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Reports are produced according to client specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Progress reports are produced within agreed time frame and format. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Identify and rectify problems occurring in a project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Potential problems are identified, recorded and notified in terms that allow timely resolution. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Symptoms of problems are identified and root causes determined using recognised techniques. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Appropriate problem-solving methods and techniques are identified, selected and applied to solve the problem. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Unresolved problems are reported to higher authority. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Problems are rectified within agreed time frames. 


    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 principles and techniques for general supervision of people.
  • The methods and techniques for reporting progress to higher authority.
  • The nature and scope of a project.
  • The methods and techniques for solving problems related to the project and to a team.
  • Project processes and procedures.
  • Communication and reporting methods and techniques.
  • Project planning and controlling tools and techniques. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems, monitoring all problems occurring within a project team and in a business project. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team when supervising a project team. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities maintaining fairness and transparency throughout the process of supervision. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect and organise information pertaining to the monitoring, identifying and rectifying of project teams performance and problems. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when reporting progress on a business project, and with regards to the organisational structure. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology in the gathering of information and for reporting progress. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems where the impact of poor supervision of a project team leads to sub standard results, and how the advantages and disadvantages of organisational structures work against each other (culture and policies). 

    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 reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively and developing entrepreneurial opportunities. 

    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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Fundamental  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 
    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  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  63529   National Certificate: Railway Signalling Technology  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  50333   National Diploma: Occupationally Directed Education, Training and Development Practices  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  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. AFRICA COMPETENCY DEVELOPMENT (PTY)LTD 
    2. Amaqamu Project Management and Consulting 
    3. ASSESSMENT COLLEGE OF SOUTH AFRICA PTY LTD 
    4. Bohlali Provider Support 
    5. Boikgantsho Consulting & Events 
    6. Chartall Business College 
    7. Colleen Osorio Skills Development Consultancy cc 
    8. Emergence Learning Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    9. Enjo Consultants 
    10. Isamon Integrated 
    11. Isamon Vocational College of Excellence Pty Ltd 
    12. Jale Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
    13. Khaas Training Academy 
    14. Learnership Support Systems (Pty) Ltd 
    15. Maccauvlei Learning Academy 
    16. MENTORNET (PTY) LTD 
    17. Nhlahle Development Agency 
    18. Petra institute of Development (PTY) Ltd 
    19. Pitt Institute T/A Imithombo Institute 
    20. PRIMESERV CORPORATE SOLUTIONS PTY LTD T/A PRIMESERV HR SOLUTIONS 
    21. Regenesys Management (Pty) Ltd 
    22. Resonance Institue of Learning 
    23. Saint Colonel Graduate Institute (PTY) Ltd 
    24. Southern African Institute of Learning (SAIL) 
    25. SWARANANG MANAGEMENT CONSULTING CC 
    26. Training Answers 
    27. Umsenge SDCS 



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