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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Manage a consultant property project team 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
377041  Manage a consultant property project team 
ORIGINATOR
Task Team - Commercial Property 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Cleaning, Domestic, Hiring, Property and Rescue Services 
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 
This unit standard specifies the outcomes required to select and coordinate a consultancy team to complete property projects. It requires the ability to administer project contracts; select, appoint and monitor contractors; and facilitate project processes. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
It is assumed that the learner accessing this standard is competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3 or equivalent. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Project may include activities which give rise to creation of an asset, involve fitting out new structures or involve modifying existing structures.
  • Relevant documentation may include certification, including inspection certificates, handover documentation, operational checks and maintenance conducted, planning permits, project contracts, property drawings and plans, property leases and contracts, selection criteria or tenders.
  • Consultative processes may include face-to-face meetings, telephone, facsimile and written communication.
  • Relevant people may include clients, consultants, contractors, legal representatives, management and colleagues, members of industry associations or technical experts.
  • Organisational requirements may be outlined and reflected in access and equity principles and practice guidelines, business and performance plans, complaint and dispute resolution procedures, goals, objectives, plans, systems and processes, legal and ethical requirements and codes of practice, mission statements and strategic plans, OCHSA policies, procedures and programs, policies and procedures in relation to client service, quality and continuous improvement processes and standards, quality assurance and procedure manuals.
  • Contingencies may include budget constraints, building delays, competing work demands of contractors and consultants, environmental factors, such as time and weather, industrial disputes, non-availability of resources and materials, public holidays and shut-down periods, equipment and technology breakdown, unforeseen incidents, workplace hazards, risks and controls.
  • Clients may include Agents, building supervisors, company management, fund managers, fund providers, government and legal instruments or agencies, institutions, insurers, internal and external property groups, owner-occupiers, private investors, project managers, property agents, property owners.
  • Feedback may be sought from clients and their legal representatives, industry specialists, management and colleagues or workplace assessment.
  • Information may include budget documentation, project plan, property documentation, selection criteria or tender documents.
  • Selection process may include advertisement, compulsory competitive tender, direct appointment, interview, public tender performance record, quality of subcontractors or technical capability.
  • Principles of value management may include adherence to costing constraints, attention to detail, coordination of services, effective selection of contractor and ancillary workforce or minimisation of variations.
  • Legislative requirements may be outlined and reflected in South African standards, and quality assurance and certification requirements, award and enterprise agreements, consumer protection, freedom of information, home building requirements, privacy requirements, public health, relevant federal, and state or territory legislation that affects organisational operation, including: anti-discrimination and diversity, environmental issues, BEE, industrial relations, OCHSA, relevant industry codes of practice, strata, community and company titles, tenancy agreements, trade practices and trade practices laws and guidelines.
  • Communication channels may include: direct line supervision paths, lateral supervision paths, organisational communication protocols and procedures, organisational networks.
  • Variations may relate to changes to work schedules, work outside or producing results outside the terms and conditions of contract.
  • Business equipment and technology may include computers, data storage devices, email, facsimile machines, internet, extranet and intranet, photocopiers, printers, scanners, software applications, such as databases and word applications. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Determine project requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Project specifications and other relevant documentation are obtained and analysed to establish project requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Consultative processes are used to negotiate and confirm contract requirements with relevant people according to organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Project plan is developed and contingencies are planned to ensure contract, client and organisational requirements are met. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Financial, physical and human resource requirements are identified and organised according to project plan and organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Draft documentation is reviewed to ensure accuracy and relevance of information and disseminated to relevant people for feedback. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Assess and select contractors. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Project information is reviewed and assessed to determine selection process and types of contractors required. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Selection criteria are developed according to project requirements, ensuring adherence to principles of value management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Selection processes are implemented in line with agreed timeframes and organisational policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Contractor assessment, selection and appointment processes are conducted according to organisational and legislative requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Selection decision is based on evaluation of sufficient evidence against specified selection criteria to enable a judgement to be made on the best candidate. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Monitor project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Project plan is monitored against contracts and work schedules to ensure completion occurs within designated timeframes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Effective communication channels are used that facilitate regular and accurate communication flow and feedback. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Expenditure and resource usage are monitored to ensure objectives are achieved within project budgetary parameters. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Factors affecting achievement of scheduled work are identified and variations to schedules are negotiated as required. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Finalise project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Notification of completed project is received and checked against contract and work schedules according to organisational and legislative requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Inspection is arranged according to organisational requirements to confirm project meets industry standards and contract and client requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Faults, errors or omissions are identified and prompt remedial action is arranged according to organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Business equipment and technology are used to maintain relevant documentation securely and according to legislative and organisational requirements. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any 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 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 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 
  • Building codes and relevant South African standards.
  • Building control legislation.
  • Consultant roles and capabilities.
  • Contract law applied to property and project contracts.
  • Limitations of work role, responsibility and professional abilities.
  • OCHSA issues and requirements.
  • Project planning and scheduling.
  • Relevant national and local government regulations related to:
    > Anti-discrimination.
    > Consumer protection.
    > Environmental issues.
    > BEE.
    > Financial probity.
    > Franchise and business structures.
    > Industrial relations.
    > OCHSA.
    > Privacy.
    > Property sales, leasing and management.
    > Selection methods and processes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems using critical and creative thinking processes to manage a consultant property project team. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community to complete property projects in the property industry. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in order to administer project contracts, select, appoint and monitor contractors; and facilitate project processes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information in order to manage a consultant property project team. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion to meet client objectives. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility to the environment to identify and describe activities to manage a consultant property project team. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of interrelated systems by determining project requirements, assessing and selecting contractors, monitoring the project and finalizing the project. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Participate as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities by ensuring that the finalized project meets organisational and client requirements. 

    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
    Elective  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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