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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of estimating a unit of work and the implications of late delivery 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114059  Demonstrate an understanding of estimating a unit of work and the implications of late delivery 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Information Systems and Technology 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 10 - Physical, Mathematical, Computer and Life Sciences Information Technology and Computer Sciences 
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:
  • To provide a conceptual knowledge of the areas covered
  • For those working in or entering the workplace in the area of systems development

    Qualifying learners are able to:
    1. Demonstrate the ability to interpret given cost/benefit analysis documentation
    2. Prepare a time estimate for an element of work
    3. Prepare a cost estimate for an element of work
    4. Demonstrate an understanding of the affect of late delivery of an element of work

    The performance of all elements is to a standard that allows for further learning in this area. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credit value of this unit is based on a person having the prior knowledge and skills to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental mathematics (at least NQF level 3)
  • Demonstrate PC competency skills (End-User Computing unit Standards, at least up to NQF level 3.) 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate the ability to interpret given cost/benefit analysis documentation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The demonstration identifies different parts of a cost/benefit analysis. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Costs, benefits
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The demonstration explains the purpose of the different parts of a cost/benefit analysis. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare a time estimate for an element of work. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The time estimate is based on a breakdown of the component in the logical parts for estimating. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The time estimate is based on an understanding that the estimate should include the implementation/testing of interfaces to other components where applicable. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Prepare a cost estimate for an element of work. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    At least one of: structured programming, object oriented programming. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The cost estimate is based on a breakdown of the component in the logical parts for estimating. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The cost estimate is based on an understanding that the estimate should include the implementation/testing of interfaces to other components where applicable. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The cost estimate demonstrates an understanding that being assisted by other resources or people could escalate the costs. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the affect of late delivery of an element of work. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The demonstration confirms the understanding that an element delivered is often a subset of a bigger deliverable. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The demonstration explains the affect of late delivery on other related components. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Time, cost
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The relevant Education and Training Quality Authority (ETQA) must accredit providers before they can offer programs of education and training assessed against unit standards

    Moderation Process:
    Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    1. Performance of all elements is to be carried out in accordance with organisation standards and procedures, unless otherwise stated. Organisation standards and procedures may cover: quality assurance, documentation, security, communication, health and safety, and personal behaviour. An example of the standards expected is the standards found in ISO 9000 Certified Organisations.

    2. All activities must comply with any policies, procedures and requirements of the organisations involved, the ethical codes of relevant professional bodies and any relevant legislative and/ or regulatory requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify, solve problems and make decisions in relation to the current systems support environments 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage him/herself and his/her activities responsibly and effectively 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise, and critically evaluate information 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and or language skills in the modes of oral and/ or written persuasion when engaging with systems development 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem solving contexts do not exists in isolation 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to his/her full personal development and the social and economic development of the society at large by being aware of the importance of: reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively, exploring education and career opportunities 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 
    Works effectively with others by working co-operatively to achieve a security goals.

    Supplementary information:
    1. Where not specified otherwise, all options in the range statement must be covered to confirm that a learner is competent in the specific outcome
    2. A set cost/benefit analysis documentation should be provided to a person being assessed against this unit standard

    Definitions:
    1. An element of work - this relates to any element of work to be developed or implemented as part of a development or support team

    Sub-Sub-Field (Domain):
    Information Systems and Technology Management 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Fundamental  48872   National Certificate: Information Technology (Systems Development)  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Fundamental  48573   National Certificate: Information Technology: Systems Support  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Elective  83026   National Certificate: Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Software Testing  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 


    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. Academy of Training and Development 
    2. Accenture Learning Solution (Pty) Ltd 
    3. All Connections cc 
    4. Arise Business Centre 
    5. ATTI Nelspruit Pty Ltd 
    6. Broadband College of Technology 
    7. Bytes People Solutions A Division of Altron TMT (Pty) Ltd 
    8. CTU Training Solutions 
    9. DVG Property (Pty)Ltd 
    10. EAST LONDON MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE 
    11. Ekasi IT Solutions CC 
    12. Fakazani Management Services 
    13. Falcon Business Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    14. Far-Ahead Computer Training Centre Cc 
    15. IALE School of Advanced Learning and Education (Pty) Ltd 
    16. Imbalenhle Learning Academy 
    17. iSolve Business Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    18. Jeppe College of Commerce and Computer Studies 
    19. Johannesburg Institute of Engineering & Technology 
    20. Kezla Investments 
    21. Leseding Computer Systems (Pty) Ltd 
    22. Limco Consulting and management (Pty) Ltd 
    23. Mass Computer Training And Printers 
    24. MasterGrade IT 
    25. National Computer College Cc 
    26. NetCampus (Pty) Ltd. 
    27. Ngubeni Corporation 
    28. On the Ball College Pty ltd 
    29. PROSERV SA (PTY) LTD 
    30. Qhakaza Management Services 
    31. Richfield Graduate Institute of Technology Pty Ltd 
    32. Springfield Training (Pty) Ltd 
    33. The Graduate Institute of South Africa 
    34. Titan Trade Technologies (Pty) Ltd 
    35. Torque Technical Computer Training (Pty) Ltd 
    36. Tshwane College of Commerce and Computer 
    37. Whitestone College 



    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.