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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the project and the project support services environment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
123462  Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the project and the project support services environment 
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 3  NQF Level 03 
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 
This unit standard provides a broad introduction to a project team or project organisation with a view to relating the project team activities to the learner's own context and experience of the world of work and is intended as an independent research programme. The person credited with this unit standard is able to identify and explain the roles and responsibilities within a project team, as well as demonstrate an understanding of the guidelines and procedures for project teamwork.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Explaining the core activities of a selected organisation or project.
  • Explaining the support functions within a selected project team.
  • Explaining the role of a selected support team or section in a project team.
  • Investigating the different types of work done in the project team. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this unit standard will have demonstrated competence in:
  • Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2 or equivalent.
  • Computer Literacy at NQF Level 2 or equivalent.
  • Understand the project and project support services environment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Where applicable, specific range statements are provided in the body of the Unit Standard where they apply to a specific outcome or assessment criteria.
  • Projects will include all project types, including technical projects, developmental projects, business related projects and generic projects.
  • Project support services will include planning and scheduling, estimating, cost control, quality management, risk management, document control, project accounting, time management, human resources management, value management. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and explain the core activities of a project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept of core activities are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Core activities are named with reference to a selected organisation or project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The relationships between the different core activities of an organisation or project are described and compared in terms of importance and value added to the organisation or project. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify and explain the support functions within a selected project team. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept of a support function is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Specific project support functions are named and an indication given of the team, section or people responsible for each support function in the project team. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The relationship between the project manager or project management team and the project support teams, sections or personnel is explained and an indication is given of how the project manager utilises the assistance of the personnel responsible for the project support functions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain the role of a selected support team or section in a project team and its contribution to the effectiveness of the project team. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The main function of a selected support team or section is explained in relation to the activities of the project team. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The role of another support team or section that interacts with the selected support team or department is explained and an indication is given of how the efficiency of the support teams or sections impact on each other. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The most senior person in the support team or section is identified with, where applicable, the title of his/her position. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Reporting from the learner to the senior person in the support team or section is explained and an indication is given when it is appropriate to refer a matter to a higher authority. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The effect on the project if the support team or section did not function effectively is described with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The value that the support team or section adds to the project team is identified with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Investigate the different types of work done in the project team. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The different work positions or types in a project team are identified and an outline is written of the kind of work done by three people. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The work done in the project team is categorised according to its purpose. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The importance of each category of work is discussed with reference to the efficiency of the project team. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The work in the project support teams or sections are identified as a part of a set of related systems each with a role and a value. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor in the subject field with the relevant Education Training Quality Assurance Body (ETQA).
  • Any institution (Provider) offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant Education Training Quality Assurance Body (ETQA).
  • Verification of assessment will be conducted by the relevant Education Training Quality Assurance Body (ETQA). 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Principles of working as part of a team in project situations.
  • Methods and techniques for verbal and written communication.
  • Organisational structure, mission, vision and values. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a project team when investigating the activities of a workplace. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Manage one self and one's activities responsibly and effectively while collecting and preparing information, in order to explain the structure of a project team. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information in order to identify and explain the activities and support functions in a selected organisations or project team. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively and responsibly when explaining the role of a support team or section in a project team and the different types of work carried out in that team or section. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by identifying the work performed in a project support team or section in relation to the work of the rest of the project team. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Explore education and career opportunities through investigating different roles and functions in a project team. 

    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
    Core  57823   National Certificate: Ward Committee Governance  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Core  50398   National Certificate: Project Support Service  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  58578   National Certificate: Local Government Councillor Practices  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  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.
     
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    92. Mantrapro (PTY) LTD. 
    93. Maono Tai Consulting and Training 
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