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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Explain the quality, time and cost parameter of a project and obtain change request authorisations 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
123466  Explain the quality, time and cost parameter of a project and obtain change request authorisations 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Project Management 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Project Management 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular-Fundamental  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
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 
The person credited with this unit standard is able to demonstrate an understanding of and explain the quality, time and cost parameters of a project. Learners accessing this unit standard will also be able to obtain authorisation for project change requests and maintain confidentiality of project information.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Identifying and explaining the quality, time and cost parameters, and risks of a project.
  • Obtaining and securing authorisation for project change request documents.
  • Maintaining confidentiality of project information. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this qualification will have demonstrated competence in:
  • Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2 or equivalent.
  • Computer Literacy at NQF Level 2 or equivalent.
  • Unit Standard: Understand the project and project support services environment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Projects will include all project types, including technical projects, developmental projects, business related projects and generic projects.
  • Range statements which are applicable to the unit standard titles, specific outcomes and assessment criteria are found beneath the applicable assessment criteria. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and explain the quality, time and cost parameters, and risks of a project. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Working as a contributor in the context of a small project/sub-project involving few resources and having a limited impact on stakeholders, cost and environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Quality parameters of a project are identified and explained using the project plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Time parameters of a project are identified and explained using the project plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Cost parameters of a project are identified and explained using the project plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Risks that pertain to the project are identified and explained using the project plan. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Obtain and secure authorisation for project change request documents. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The importance and consequences of scope changes are explained in relation to their implications for project completion. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Templates used in project change requests are identified and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Project change request documentation is processed according to organisational requirements and within agreed time frames. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Authorisation is obtained in terms of organisational policy and within agreed time frames. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Authorised project change requests documents are recorded, distributed, and filed according to requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Un-obtained authorisations are tracked and processed for finalisation in terms of organisational policy. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Maintain confidentiality of project information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Organisational and legal requirements relating to confidentiality of information are identified and explained within the context of the project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Information classified as confidential is recognised as such and is disclosed only in terms of organisational policy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Deviations from organisational procedures relating to the confidentiality of information are recognised and reported following established procedures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor in the subject field with the relevant Education Training Quality Assurance Body (ETQA).
  • Any institution (Provider) offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant Education Training Quality Assurance Body (ETQA).
  • Verification of assessment will be conducted by the relevant Education Training Quality Assurance Body (ETQA). 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Methods and techniques for identifying and recognising time, cost and quality parameters.
  • Authorisation procedures and responsible individuals.
  • Security and confidentiality systems, polices and procedures.
  • Implications of uncontrolled project changes.
  • Implications of access to documentation/information without authorisation. 

  • 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 approval of project change request documents. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others to ensure that confidentiality of information is maintain. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information required to work within parameters of the project. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with all parties in the pursuit of obtaining authorisations, explaining parameters, and reporting deviations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to assess and use project management tools effectively and to provide the required data. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate the world as a set of related systems whereby poor maintenance of project change control systems leads to project problems. 

    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  50398   National Certificate: Project Support Service  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 


    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.
     
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