PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD- 120372/ 120379/120373 /120384/120375

The person credited with this unit standard is able to begin operating in a project environment by understanding the terminology used and interpreting and explaining fundamental concepts of project management. It is also to provide learners with Competence to plan, execute and control small, simple projects. The person credited with this unit standards is able to participate in the identification of stakeholders and their needs and expectations, as well as preparing scope documentation and assisting in monitoring scope. The Learners accessing this standard will be working as a contributing team member on a medium to large project. These projects may be technical projects, business projects or developmental projects and will cut across a range of economic sectors.This unit standard will also add value to learners who are running their own business and recognise that project management forms an integral component of any business.


  • Project management is a fundamental skills that cuts across all career fields including Business related field, NPO sector, Community or Government projects. Anyone that has interest also to run own small business or to improve existing business can attend. Anyone in a leadership role who will benefit from an introduction to the art and science of project management


  • Explaining the nature and application of project management.
  • Explaining the types of structures that are found in a project environment.
  • Explaining the application of organisation structures in a project environment.
  • Explaining the major processes and activities required to manage a project.
  • Contributing to the identification, description and analysis of the project needs, expectations, constraints, assumptions, exclusions, inclusions and deliverables.
  • Contributing to preparing and producing inputs to be used for further planning activities.
  • Contributing to monitoring the achievement of the project’s scope.
  • Identifying, explaining and describing the purpose and process of scheduling project activities.
  • Defining and gathering project activities from technical experts and within own field expertise.
  • Developing a simple schedule for a project or part there of
  • Demonstrating an understanding of project management tools.
  • Using a range of project management tools.
  • Applying corrective action steps where project management tools and techniques usage problems occur.
  • Demonstrating an understanding of the criteria for working as a member of a team.
  • Collaborating with other team members to improve performance.
  • Participating in building relations between team members and other stakeholders.
  • Respecting personal, ethical, religious and cultural differences to enhance interaction between team members.
  • Using a variety of strategies to deal with potential or actual conflict between team members
  • Contributing to the identification and co-ordination of stakeholders, their roles, needs and expectations.

DURATION OF COURSE:     3 months {360 notional hours}

 Learners to attend 3 months contact session {physical presence}. Submit POE {Portfolio of evidence} at completion of course.

PRE- QUALIFICATION: Grade.12 or an equivalent

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