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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Develop, implement and evaluate a project plan 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
252022  Develop, implement and evaluate a project plan 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Generic Management 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Generic Management 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
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 managers in all economic sectors. These managers would typically be second level managers such as heads of department, section heads or divisional heads, who may have more than one team reporting to them.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Selecting a work-based project for a unit.
  • Scoping a work-based project for a unit.
  • Developing a project plan.
  • Developing tools to measure key performance parameters.
  • Implementing the plan and evaluate project progress. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 4.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4.
  • Computer Literacy at NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • The learner is required to apply the learning in respect of his/her own area of responsibility.
  • This Unit Standard relates to once-off projects and events that have to be planned and implemented in a unit.
  • Unit refers to the division, department or business unit in which the learner is responsible for managing and leading staff.
  • Entity includes, but is not limited to, a company, business unit, public institution, small business, Non-Profit Organisation or Non-Governmental Organisation. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Select a work-based project for a unit. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Project alternatives are considered in relation to their viability in achieving unit objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The decision on the preferred alternative is motivated in terms of viability, cost and results. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Scope a work-based project for a unit. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The scope of work and deliverables are defined in relation to the unit objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The principal work activities are determined that will be required to achieve the unit objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The potential risks are identified and analysed in relation to the likelihood of risks materialising. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Change processes that are essential to project success are described in terms of their contribution to the project results. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Develop a project plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The overall objectives of the plan are described with reference to the achievement of unit objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The sponsor, project team and other stakeholders are described with their contributions to the project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A work breakdown structure (WBS) is developed to describe the main activities of the project and the interrelationship between them. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The project activities, required performance levels and quality criteria are stipulated and communicated to team members and other stakeholders to promote quality and effectiveness. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The project plan is checked for accuracy, completeness and compliance to internal and external requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Develop tools to measure key performance parameters. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A gantt chart is developed for managing and evaluating the time dimension. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A budget is developed for managing and evaluating the cost dimension. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Quality parameters are developed for managing and evaluating quality. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The measurement tools are communicated to team members to promote a common understanding of requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Implement the plan and evaluate project progress. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Project implementation is monitored and evaluated against the plan, the stipulated performance criteria and quality requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Project results are monitored to establish progress and effectiveness. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Deviations from the project plan are identified and analysed in order to take corrective action. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Corrective actions are implemented to ensure the achievement of project objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Results are evaluated against the scope and objectives of the project. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a candidate 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 must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Methods and techniques for the planning and implementation of projects.
  • Budgeting.
  • Delegation of authority, responsibility and accountability. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in considering project alternatives and selecting the preferred option. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others when managing the implementation of a project plan. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities in managing the members of the project team. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, evaluate, organise and critically evaluate information to develop a clear and workable project plan. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with individuals and teams when delegating tasks and responsibilities. 

    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  66789   National Certificate: Environmental Management  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Core  63529   National Certificate: Railway Signalling Technology  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Core  80046   National Certificate: Tactical Road Traffic Operations  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Fundamental  59201   National Certificate: Generic Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Fundamental  73129   National Diploma: Public Relations Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  65229   Further Education and Training Certificate: Animal Protection  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  LG SETA 


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