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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Explain and apply quality control procedures 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
123468  Explain and apply quality control procedures 
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 describe and explain the quality control procedures and criteria to meet required standards as well as apply quality control procedures to project control activities. Learners accessing this unit standard will also be able to implement corrective action to improve quality of the project work to meet required standards in the quality control procedures.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Describing and explaining the quality control procedures and criteria to meet required standards.
  • Assisting with the gathering and collating of data required for quality control.
  • Applying quality control procedures to own project activities. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this unit standard 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 RANGE 
  • Where applicable, specific range statements are provided in the body of the Unit Standard where they apply to a specific outcome or assessment criteria.
  • 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 
    Describe and explain the quality management procedures and criteria to meet required standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Importance of quality management to a project is explained with examples of how quality management can influence the immediate project environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Quality management principles are listed and explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The quality standards of the project are obtained and explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Factors influencing quality of the project outcome are listed and described with examples of how the factors could influence quality. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Sources of problems and opportunities for improvement are identified from internal and external factors and recorded. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Assist with the gathering and collating of data required for quality control. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The types of data required for quality control are identified and recorded in terms of organisational policy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The sources of quality control data are identified and recorded in terms of organisational policy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The required quality control data is gathered after authorisation from the sources identified, within the required time frames. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Quality control data is recorded in the required format and time frame. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Missing quality control data is identified in a list and referred to higher authority in terms of project or organisational procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply quality control procedures to own project activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Collated data pertaining to quality control is reviewed with project personnel and comments incorporated in required format and time frames. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Potential quality deviations and exceptions are identified and communicated to higher authority in accordance with organisational procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Deviations and exceptions will include differences relating to scope, financial, project plans, quality plans, resources.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Actions recommended by project personnel are recorded and referred to the relevant authorities in line with organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Quality control data and reports are reproduced and distributed in accordance with organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Records of all quality control activities are kept in the required format. 


    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 
  • Importance of quality management.
  • The practice and procedures for quality control used by the organisation.
  • Methods and techniques for identifying deviations and exceptions.
  • The definition of quality as relates to the particular project.
  • Quality control concepts and the importance of continuous improvement. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems pertaining to project quality deviations and their remedial activities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others when applying quality control procedures to project control activities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information in order to be able to apply and implement project quality plans. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively to advise higher authorities of deviations and exceptions in order to meet quality control standards. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate the world as a set of related systems where the provision of quality control ensures that all project standards and outcomes are met. 

    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 
    Core  65651   National Certificate: Sewing Machine Mechanics  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Elective  66329   National Certificate: Lumber Milling  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FPMSETA 


    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.
     
    1. Cape Peninsula University of Technology 
    2. Legal Environment Safety & Health Requirements cc 
    3. MARKET DEMAND TRADING 597 PTY LTD 
    4. MINERAL MINING TRAINING INSTITUTE (PTY) LTD 
    5. THANDEKA VOCATIONAL EDUCATIONAL TRUST (PTY) LTD 
    6. Trade Call Investments Apparel (Pty) LTD 
    7. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    8. York Timbers Pty Ltd 



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