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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Manage development project resources 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119768  Manage development project resources 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Development 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 05 - Education, Training and Development Adult Learning 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  10 
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 requires learners to manage project resources to ensure effective project implementation and sustainability. Credited learners can prioritise, and utilise resources effectively, especially in terms of job and career uncertainty, and will be able to plan effectively to impact on a personal level.

Improved planning and effective co-ordination of resources will enhance sustainability of development projects. This will impact positively on social and economic transformation as more skilled individuals will make a contribution to change and produce goods and services that are marketable and competitive.

Credited learners are capable of:
  • Developing and implementing resource mobilisation plans based on stakeholder input
  • Managing human resources in accordance with relevant legislation
  • Managing project resources in accordance with organisational policies and procedures
  • Applying project resources in accordance with priority needs 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners are assumed to be competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Project resources include human, financial and in-kind resources. Other range statements are provided in the Unit Standard where relevant. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Develop and implement resource mobilisation plans based on stakeholder input. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Resource mobilisation plans are presented to all relevant stakeholders for input. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Stakeholders involved/affected by resource mobilisation plans are accurately identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Plans to execute resource mobilisation are presented to stakeholders according to specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Findings of review of the success/effects of the resource mobilisation plan are presented according to specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Further planning is recommended according to relevance for specific contexts. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Manage human resources in accordance with relevant legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Human resource management legislation and key features are identified and applied according to specific contexts. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Legislation can include the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, the Skills Development Act, etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Opportunities for skills development relevant for specific contexts are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Development plans are presented in accordance with the policy of the organisation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Manage project resources in accordance with organisational policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Budget plans are prepared and presented in accordance with programme objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Potential projected budget shortfalls and surpluses are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    All relevant resources are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Monitoring tools are developed to ensure that cash flow requirements are met. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Cash flow monitoring tools are presented to point out clear indicators for interventions regarding shortfalls or surpluses. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Apply project resources in accordance with priority needs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Project resources are identified and listed with reference to relevant sources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Project priority needs are identified and listed according to agreed set of criteria. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Allocation of resources is reviewed and explained based on priority needs. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Assessment of learner achievements takes place at providers accredited by a relevant ETQA (RSA, 1998b) for the provision of programs that result in the outcomes specified for this Unit Standard.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with a relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with a relevant ETQA.
  • The relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures will oversee moderation of assessment and is responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this Unit Standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Credited learners understand and can explain:
  • Features of resource mobilisation plans
  • Success/effects of resource mobilisation
  • Human resource management legislation and key features
  • Development plans and planning
  • Organisational policies and procedures
  • Budgeting, budget plans and planning, and budget shortfalls and surpluses
  • Cash flow monitoring tools
  • Relevant sources of project resources
  • Prioritising, priority needs and agreed sets of criteria 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems where responses to problems show that such critical and creative thinking has been used to make responsible decisions when potential projected budget shortfalls and surpluses are identified and cash flow monitoring tools are presented to point out clear indicators for interventions regarding shortfalls or surpluses. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community to develop and implement resource mobilisation plans based on stakeholder input. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when human resource management legislation and key features relevant for specific contexts are adhered to. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information when human resource management legislation and key features relevant for specific contexts are identified. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematic and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation when presentation to stakeholders of plans to execute resource mobilisation meet specified requirements and when development plans are presented in accordance with the policy of the organisation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation when recommendations for further planning are relevant for specific contexts and allocation of resources is reviewed and explained based on priority needs. 

    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 
    Notes to assessors

    Assessors should keep the following principles in mind when designing and conducting assessments against this Unit Standard:
  • Focus the assessment activities on gathering evidence in terms of the main outcome expressed in the title to ensure assessment is integrated rather than fragmented. Remember we want to declare the person competent in terms of the title. Where assessment at title level is unmanageable, then focus assessment around each specific outcome, or groups of specific outcomes.
  • Make sure evidence is gathered across the entire range, wherever it applies. Assessment activities should be as close to the real performance as possible, and where simulations or role-plays are used, there should be supporting evidence to show the learner is able to perform in the real situation.
  • Do not focus the assessment activities on each assessment criterion. Rather make sure the assessment activities focus on outcomes and are sufficient to enable evidence to be gathered around all the assessment criteria.
  • The assessment criteria provide the specifications against which assessment judgements should be made. In most cases, knowledge can be inferred from the quality of the performances, but in other cases, knowledge and understanding will have to be tested through questioning techniques. Where this is required, there will be assessment criteria to specify the standard required.
  • The task of the assessor is to gather sufficient evidence, of the prescribed type and quality, as specified in this Unit Standard, that the learner can achieve the outcomes again and again and again. This means assessors will have to judge how many repeat performances are required before they believe the performance is reproducible.
  • All assessments should be conducted in line with the following well documented principles of assessment: appropriateness, fairness, manageability, integration into work or learning, validity, direct, authentic, sufficient, systematic, open and consistent. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  49710   National Diploma: Development Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 


    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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