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

Apply systems engineering principles in a complex acquisition management process 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119211  Apply systems engineering principles in a complex acquisition management process 
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 apply system engineering processes in acquisition programmes.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Apply the concepts of Requirements engineering.
  • Apply the concepts of systems analysis at product system level.
  • Critically analyse the activities of system design (synthesising a solution) for each acquisition phase at product system level.
  • Analyse and review the activities of assessment and selection between alternatives for each acquisition phase at product system level.
  • Analyse and review the role and function of Systems Engineering Documentation and Reports.
  • Analyse and review the role and function of System Engineering tools.

    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 are assumed to be in place:
  • Literacy and numeracy on NQF level 4

    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 an acquisition management career within the defence and security related acquisition arena.

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

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Apply the concepts of Requirements engineering. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The components of requirements management are analysed and reviewed in terms of system engineering practice for each acquisition phase. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Sources of requirements are identified for each acquisition phase for completeness. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The development of the operational concept document (OCD) is analysed and reviewed for completeness and comprehensiveness for each acquisition phase. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The identification, classification and analysis of requirements is analysed and reviewed for completeness and comprehensiveness for each acquisition phase. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The process of source requirements capturing is analysed in terms of: organising the effort, initialising a database, identification of key issues and generation of system requirement document. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The need for verification and endorsement to achieve a desired outcome is analysed and reviewed for each acquisition phase. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Change management activities in requirements engineering are defined and reviewed for completeness and comprehensiveness. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply the concepts of systems analysis at product system level. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The components of system analysis are described in terms of System Engineering practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The system analysis activities for the concept phase are defined in terms of System Engineering practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The system analysis activities for the definition phase are defined in terms of System Engineering practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The system analysis activities for the development, commissioning and operational phases are defined in terms of System Engineering practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Change Management activities in System Analysis are defined and reviewed for completeness and comprehensiveness. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Critically analyse the activities of system design (synthesising a solution) for each acquisition phase at product system level. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The components of system design are described in terms of System Engineering practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The system design activities for the concept phase are defined in terms of System Engineering practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The system design activities for the definition phase are defined in terms of System Engineering practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The process of refining system alternatives is analysed and reviewed for completeness. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The system design activities for the development, commissioning and operational phases are defined in terms of System Engineering practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Change Management activities in System Design are defined and reviewed for completeness. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Analyse and review the activities of assessment and selection between alternatives for each acquisition phase at product system level. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The components of assessment and selection are analysed and reviewed in terms of System Engineering practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Processes of selecting alternative system solutions are analysed and reviewed to achieve a desired end state. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Value systems are established to assist with decision-making regarding assessment and selection. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Alternatives are compared to select preferred solutions using established value systems. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Analyse and review the role and function of Systems Engineering Documentation and Reports. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The need for documenting is analysed and reviewed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Documentation data sets for systems engineering are analysed and selected for completeness. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Technical specifications and other technical documents are analysed and reviewed to ensure correct purpose and usage. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Analyse and review the role and function of System Engineering tools. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The role and function of a requirements database is analysed and reviewed as applicable to System Engineering activities and processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Computer Aided System Engineering (CASE) tools are analysed and reviewed to establish their purpose and effectiveness in supporting the System Engineering process and activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Various Software Engineering tools are investigated and reviewed in terms of their purpose and effectiveness in the process. 


    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.
  • System engineering best practices.
  • System engineering activities in various acquisition life cycles.
  • Key process activities performed by Systems Engineers.
  • System Engineering technical documentation and data definitions.
  • System Engineering tools. 

  • 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 applying System Engineering Processes to an Acquisition Programme life cycle. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others when applying System Engineering Processes to an Acquisition Programme life cycle. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and one's activities so that all requirements are met in achieving competence in applying engineering management principles in applying System Engineering Processes to an Acquisition Programme life cycle. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, evaluate, organise and critically evaluate information in applying System Engineering Processes to an Acquisition Programme life cycle. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when applying System Engineering Processes to an Acquisition Programme life cycle. 

    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  49783   National Diploma: Joint and Multi-National Operations  Level 6  NQF Level 06  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 


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