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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply the principles and theories of public sector project management 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
242914  Apply the principles and theories of public sector project management 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Public Administration and Management 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Public Administration 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  12 
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 is intended for elected political leaders and public sector officials involved with the service delivery activities at a top strategic level. This Unit Standard will enable the learner to examine the theoretical and analytical frameworks of project management in a public sector environment. The learner will be able to undertake a real project within the public sector using an action learning framework.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Demonstrating an understanding of project processes, project scope management and project integration management in the context of public projects.
  • Demonstrating an understanding of project time management and project cost management in the context of public projects.
  • Demonstrating an understanding of project quality management and project human resources management in the context of public projects.
  • Demonstrating an understanding of project communications management and project risk management in the context of public projects.
  • Demonstrating an understanding of project supply management and project management competencies in the context of public projects. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    All learners accessing this unit standard must be in possession of Level 6 Public Administration diploma, degree or equivalent. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of project processes, project scope management and project integration management in the context of public projects. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Project processes are understood and described emphasising public sector project applications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Project scope management is understood and described emphasising public sector project applications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Project integration management is understood and described emphasising public sector project applications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The effects of legislation and regulations on public sector project scope management and project integration management is evaluated and described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The effects of public law and administrative law of public sector project scope management and project integration management is evaluated and described. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate an understanding of project time management and project cost management in the context of public projects. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Project time management is understood and described emphasising public sector project applications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Project cost management is understood and described emphasising public sector project applications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The effects of public service legislation and regulations on public sector project time management and project cost management is evaluated and described and applied in public sector projects. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The effects of public law and administrative law of public sector project time management and project cost management is evaluated and described. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate an understanding of project quality management and project human resources management in the context of public projects. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Project quality management is understood and described emphasising public sector project applications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Project human resources management is understood and described emphasising public sector project applications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The effects of public service legislation and regulations on project quality management and project human resources management are evaluated, described and applied in public sector projects. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The effects of public law and administrative law of public sector project quality management and project human resources management is evaluated, described and applied in public sector projects. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate an understanding of project communications management and project risk management in the context of public projects. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Project communication management is understood and described emphasising public sector project applications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Project risk management is understood and described emphasising public sector project applications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The effects of public service legislation and regulations on public sector project communications management and project risk management are evaluated and described and applied in public sector projects. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The effects of public law and administrative law of public sector project communications management and project risk management are evaluated and described and applied in public sector projects. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Demonstrate an understanding of project supply management and project management competencies in the context of public projects. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Project supply management is understood and described emphasising public sector project applications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Project leadership is understood and described emphasising public sector project applications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Project governance issues are understood and described emphasising public sector project applications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Establishing project teams in public sector project applications is understood and applied in public sector projects. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Project dispute resolution and change management is understood and described emphasising public sector project applications. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any 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, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding 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, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • The Public Services Act.
  • The Municipal Systems Act and the Municipal Structures Act.
  • The Promotion of Administrative Justice Act.
  • The Promotion of Access the Information Act.
  • The Batho-Pele White Paper on Transforming Public Sector Service Delivery.
  • Public Sector Corporate Governance policies and procedures.
  • Public Finance Management act.
  • The concept of service value and how different service cultures are formulated.
  • Quality management and benchmarking.
  • Systems awareness from a value perspective.
  • Project management principles and processes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems using critical and creative thinking processes in order to apply the principles and theories of public sector project management. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community to apply the principles and theories of public sector project management. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly in order to apply the principles and theories of public sector project management. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information in order to apply the principles and theories of public sector project management. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion in applying the principles and theories of public sector project management. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility to the environment and health of others, as a tool to apply the principles and theories of public sector project management. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of interrelated systems by recognising that problem solving contexts relating to applying the principles and theories of public sector project management do not exist in isolation and that a variety of factors, sensitivities, stakeholders and politics may impact on overall value delivery. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Participate as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities by ensuring that the principles and theories of public sector project management are applied.

    Be culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of contexts when applying the principles and theories of public sector project management. 

    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  57827   National Diploma: Public Administration  Level 7  NQF Level 07  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 
    Elective  67467   National Certificate: Municipal Governance  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  74149   National Certificate: Supply Chain Management  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  64329   National Diploma: Diplomacy  Level 7  NQF Level 07  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 


    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 Corporate Training Institute and HR Consulting 
    2. Aldabri 106 Institute for Quality Pty Ltd 
    3. ARMS - Audit & Risk Management Solutions 
    4. Boni Africa Events & Development 
    5. BPL Academy 
    6. Brilliant Skills Development & Training Solutions 
    7. Centre for Logistics Excellence (Pty) Ltd 
    8. College of Production Technology 
    9. COMMERCE EDGE SOUTH AFRICA PTY LTD 
    10. CTC College(PTY) LTD. 
    11. Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) 
    12. Global Maritime Legal Solutions Pty Ltd 
    13. GOBELA CONSULTING 
    14. Jobafrik Consulting 
    15. Josmap Training Institute 
    16. Kgolo Institute 
    17. KVR TRAINING AND BUSINESS SOLUTIONS PTY LTD 
    18. Letlhokoa Management Services CC 
    19. Mahayi HRD Services cc 
    20. Marcado Human Resources Strategies 
    21. Metro Minds 
    22. Mod-Mosh Projects and Consulting (PTY) LTD 
    23. Nemalale Eagles Consultancy CC 
    24. Nhlahle Development Agency 
    25. Phephani Learnerships cc 
    26. Pro-Active Assessment and RPL College (Pty) Ltd 
    27. Sinokuhle Konke Trading Enterprise 
    28. Solstice Networks CC. 
    29. STARPLEX 408 CC 
    30. SWARANANG MANAGEMENT CONSULTING CC 
    31. UKWAKHILE TRAINING 
    32. Vhutshilo Health And Training Organisation 
    33. Y2K College 
    34. Ya Hina Management Consulting and projects 



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