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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Implement project plans 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
113831  Implement project plans 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Transport and Logistics Operations 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Transport, Operations and Logistics 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
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 
Learners acquiring this standard will be learning towards obtaining a national qualification or are working within a project-planning environment, where acquisition of competence against this standard will add value to learner`s job, or chances of finding employment.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Develop a holistic view of the operational functions and activities required for project.
  • Develop a feasibility study.
  • Develop a work breakdown structure (WBS).
  • Develop a resource plan.
  • Develop a cost breakdown. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this unit standard/qualification will have demonstrated competence against standards in generic business management principles equivalent at NQF Level 4. It is assumed that candidates are able to apply management principles such as planning, organising, leading and control to perform management tasks. It is also assumed that learners demonstrated competence in computer technology at NQF level 3, which will enable them to use software packages during project planning. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Gantt Chart or PERT Chart developed manually or by means of a software package such as MS Project
  • Resource histograms are developed manually or by means of a software package such as MS Project
  • Direct costs
  • Indirect costs
  • Contingencies
  • Costs to cover forecasted problems 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Develop a holistic view of the operational functions and activities required for a project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The development of a generic project definition accurately describes the work to be performed and is consistent with the features of the project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The explanation of the concept of project management includes all core elements and also defines the interrelationship between project management and generic management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The identification and explanation of the functions of key stakeholders and project team members are relevant to a specific project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The explanation of the project-life cycle with the sub-division of the scope of work is relevant to a specific project and consistent with organisational expectations and standards. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Develop a feasibility study. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The development of a feasibility study is made in accordance with specific project life-cycle phases. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The development of a project definition and project scope is consistent with the owner`s/organisation`s instructions for such a project and relevant to the project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The analysis of stakeholders` specific needs, expectations, involvement and influences on the project is reflects in-depth understanding of what is required to meet customer expectations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The analysis of constraints which may influence the deliverables addresses internal corporate constraints, internal project constraints, as well as external constraints. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The development of a broad strategy and an alternative analysis is consistent with the project scope and nature, and the requirements of the project owner. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Develop a work breakdown structure (WBS). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The creation of a work breakdown structure is done according to a scientific WBS process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The division of the approved broad strategy into manageable work packages is done, indicating various levels of detail. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The development of a responsibility matrix is in accordance with the organisation breakdown strategy and responsible people are assigned to activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The development of a critical path (CPM) is accurate and indicates logical links, sequence, dependency and relationships between activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The development of a scheduled barchart is used to convey planning information with reference to the relationship between activities, timeframes, resources and responsibility. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The development of milestone charts for project team members is consistent the WBS and responsibility matrix. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Develop a resource plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The integration of a resource plan with the WBS and time plan indicates specific resources required for specific activities within a work package and a given timeframe. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The creation of resource histograms are done with reference to resource forecast and resource availability, as well as overloads. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Develop a cost breakdown. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The development of a cost breakdown for a project is realistic and consistent with the project budget allocation and within quality specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The use of estimating techniques are relevant to the specific project and estimate reasonable project costs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The alignment of the cost breakdown is according to the WBS, Resource Plan and Time Plan. 


    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.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor 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.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Project definition
  • Project requirements
  • Project scope.
  • Work breakdown structure
  • Scope of Work plan
  • PERT activity duration
  • CPM activity duration
  • Project Network
  • Time scheduling
  • Gantt charts for the project, per resource, special issues
  • Milestone charts
  • Cash flow requirements for early, late and/or scheduled start-approaches
  • Resource requirements and levelling
  • Baseline plan
  • Organisational requirements
  • Prepare an organisation structure 

  • 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 which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made towards resolving project planning problems and to generate possible solutions and to decide on specific corrective action when required. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team and organisation to interact and work effectively to achieve team objectives. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information from various sources such as the project stakeholders, budget, etc. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion to effectively communicate with stakeholders departments, project teams and clients in order to interact, obtain and provide information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically to apply mathematical calculations to numeric data in order to make financial and resource estimates. 

    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  79626   Further Education and Training Certificate: Commercial Property and Facilities Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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