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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Develop functional specification for complex acquisition programmes 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119209  Develop functional specification for complex acquisition programmes 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Procurement, Logistics and Supply Chain Mngt 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Procurement 
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
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2005-10-12  2008-10-12  SAQA 0362/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2009-10-12   2012-10-12  

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 for persons working in the defence and security related environment especially within the acquisition discipline. The learner is able to develop functional specification. A project manager or system engineer who has successfully mastered this unit standard will be able to develop a functional specification explicitly derived from the stakeholder requirements that initiated the project.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Establish and maintain operating concepts, support concepts, maintenance concepts, disposal concepts and transportation concepts.
  • Establish and maintain a definition of the functionality needed to accomplish the requirements.
  • Validate requirements with the view to ensure that the resulting system will perform appropriately in its intended-use environment.
  • Establish and maintain system and product requirements based on customer needs and requirements.

    This unit standard will contribute to the full development of any learner to increasing levels of efficiency and effectiveness in the defence and security related environment by providing recognition, further mobility and transportability within the field as well as within other fields. The knowledge, skills and understanding demonstrated in this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and upliftment within the defence and security related environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The following knowledge, skills, attitude and/or equivalent:
  • Literacy and numeracy on NQF level 4.
  • Mastery of the acquisition process, specifically phases of activity, decision-making milestones and baselines as a means of reducing uncertainty, the content of the various baselines, design reviews and configuration audits, and the nature of various specifications at NQF level 4.
  • Project management, specifically project planning including work breakdown structures, responsibility assignment, deliverables and receivables, schedules and budgets, and baselining the project plan at NQF level 4.
  • Basic understanding of the system engineering process at level 5 at included in "Develop acquisition requirements to meet stakeholder needs".

    All competencies reflected in the learning assumed to be in place could be achieved through the recognition of prior learning. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This unit standard is intended for learners who intend to follow a management career within the defence and security related acquisition arena.

    Defence includes, but is not limited to South African Defence Force, South African Police and Correctional Services. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Establish and maintain operating concepts, support concepts, maintenance concepts, disposal concepts and transportation concepts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The system life cycle has been defined in accordance with acquisition principles and practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A life profile has been developed in accordance with acquisition principles and practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Concepts for all major phases during that life cycle have been generated in accordance with acquisition principles and practice. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Development, production, test, distribution, operation, support, training, and disposal of the system.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    An operating concept has been defined in relation to operating concepts, support concepts, maintenance concepts, disposal concepts and transportation concepts. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    A mission profile been developed, a measure of effectiveness has been specified.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The system's boundary, environment and external interfaces are defined in relation to operating concepts, support concepts, maintenance concepts, disposal concepts and transportation concepts. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Context diagram
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The natural, induced and platform environments, within which the system must operate or be used, have been defined according to organisational policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The various concepts have been analysed to refine the customer requirements and discover new requirements according to organisational policies and procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Establish and maintain a definition of the functionality needed to accomplish the requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The functionality required by users has been analysed and quantified in relation to the functional specification for complex acquisition programmes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Time-critical functions have been sequenced and subjected to a time-line analysis in relation to the functional specification for complex acquisition programmes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Functions have been logically grouped into a functional architecture in relation to the functional specification for complex acquisition programmes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Performance requirements have been quantitatively allocated to functions in relation to the functional specification for complex acquisition programmes. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Validate requirements to ensure that the resulting system will perform appropriately in its intended-use environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    System representations such as mock-ups, prototypes, models or storyboards have been developed in relation to the functional specification for complex acquisition programmes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The system representations have been subjected to appropriate inspections, analyses, demonstrations and/or tests in relation to the functional specification for complex acquisition programmes. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Design drawings, simulation of a model, mock-ups and prototypes.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The adequacy and completeness of requirements have been confirmed to ensure that the resulting system will perform appropriately in its intended-use environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    An analysis is done and a report compiled on the feedback obtained from relevant stakeholders about the results of the analysis of system representations. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Establish and maintain system and product requirements based on customer needs and requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Requirements have been developed in the technical terms necessary for system and product design. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The requirements derived from earlier design decisions are explained and described in relation to the functional specification for complex acquisition programmes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The relationships between requirements are established and maintained that will enable change control and requirement allocation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The requirements for the system have been allocated to the various products in relation to the functional specification for complex acquisition programmes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    External and internal interfaces between the various products are identified, explained, described and specified in relation to the functional specification for complex acquisition programmes. 


    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, 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 with 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 with 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 following essential embedded knowledge will be assessed through the specific outcomes in terms of the stipulated assessment criteria. Learners are unlikely to achieve all the specific outcomes, to the standards described in the assessment criteria, without knowledge of this embedded knowledge. The mastery of this embedded knowledge can be directly inferred from the quality of the learner's performance. Where direct assessment of knowledge is required, assessment criteria have been included in the body of the unit standard.
  • Apply knowledge of ARMSCOR, DoD and SANDF structures in optimising work activities.
  • Identify key stakeholder office bearers.
  • Interpret the impact of military doctrine on the user requirement.
  • Interpret the impact of the military mission analysis on the user requirement.
  • Interpret the impact of threat analysis on the user requirement.
  • Interpret the impact of the physical environment analysis on the user requirement.
  • Understand the Military Planning Cycle and it's influence on acquisition.
  • Understand the influence of Military culture, customs and traditions in the work place and at social level.
  • Apply Military Protocol to project forums.
  • The system life cycle.
  • Develop requirements unit standard.
  • Manage requirements unit standard.
  • Validation and verification.
  • Classification of characteristics, and failure modes, effects, and criticality analysis.
  • Pareto analysis and the identification of drivers.
  • Configuration management, specifically baselines, control boards, engineering changes, classes of engineering change proposals, and status accounting. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems related to developing functional specification in the defence acquisition environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and one's activities so that all requirements are met in developing functional specification in the defence acquisition environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, evaluate, organise and critically evaluate information in developing functional specification in the defence acquisition environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when developing functional specification in the defence acquisition environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Assessor notes

    It will be necessary to develop assessment activities and tools that are appropriate to the contexts in which the skills will be applied. These activities and tools may include an appropriate combination of formative and summative assessment and portfolios.

    Assessment should include practical demonstration of competence, either in the workplace or through work-realistic, classroom simulation using case studies of sufficient complexity that the necessary skills are demonstrated within realistic learning timescales.

    Integrated assessment

    It may be more effective and efficient to assess a number of unit standards together thus reducing the overall number of assessment `events`.

    Consider a complete activity in the workplace (the `whole of work` approach) and see which unit standards relate to this activity.
    Work out how practitioners could collect evidence on a number of unit standards at the same time covering all the critical aspects of the standards.
    Ensure that commonalities that exist between numbers of unit standards are captured in a way that makes sense for assessment. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  49469   National Diploma: Complex Procurement  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30   
    Elective  49783   National Diploma: Joint and Multi-National Operations  Level 6  NQF Level 06  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  61729   National Diploma: Policing  Level 6  NQF Level 06  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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