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National Certificate – Project Management – Level 4 – 50080

QUALIFICATION RULES: Total credits 128

Fundamental ComponentThe Fundamental Component consists of Unit Standards to the value of 36 credits all of which are compulsory.

Core ComponentThe Core Component consists of Unit Standards to the value of 76 credits all of which are compulsory.

Elective ComponentThe Elective Component consists of individual unit standards from which the learner must choose unit standards totalling a minimum of 16 credits.

Modular Outline of Learning Programme
Module 1: Communication fundamentals level 3

Unit Standard TypeUnit Standard CodeUnit Standard TitleLevelCredits
Fundamental8968Accommodate audience and context needs in oral communication35
Fundamental8969Interpret and use information from texts35
Fundamental8973Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes35
Fundamental8970Write texts for a range of communicative contexts35

Module 2: Numeracy fundamentals level 4

Unit Standard TypeUnit Standard CodeUnit Standard TitleLevelCredits
Fundamental9016Represent analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3- dimensional space in different contexts44
Fundamental7468Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues46
Fundamental9015Apply knowledge of statistics and probability to critically interrogate and effectively communicate findings on life related problems46

Module 3: Assist the project manager

Unit Standard TypeUnit Standard CodeUnit Standard TitleLevelCredits
Core120372Explain fundamentals of project management45
Core120373Contribute to project initiation, scope definition and scope change control49
Core120375Participate in the estimation and preparation of cost budget for a project or sub project and monitor and control actual cost against budget46
core120374Contribute to the management of project risk within own field of expertise45

Module 4: Motivation, leadership and team work

Unit Standard TypeUnit Standard CodeUnit Standard TitleLevelCredits
Core120379Work as a project team member48
Elective 242819 Motivate and Build a Team 410

Module 5: Communication fundamentals level 4

Unit Standard TypeUnit Standard CodeUnit Standard TitleLevelCredits
Fundamental8974Engage in sustained oral communication and evaluate spoken texts45
Fundamental8975Read analyse and respond to a variety of texts45
Fundamental7468Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues46
Fundamental12153Use the writing process to compose texts required in the business environment45
Fundamental8976Write for a wide range of contexts45

Module 6: Support the administration of a project

Unit Standard TypeUnit Standard CodeUnit Standard TitleLevelCredits
Core120382Plan, organise and support project meetings and workshops44
Elective120385Apply a range of project management tools and techniques47
Core120376Conduct project documentation management to support project processes46
Core120381Implement     project     administration processes according to requirements45
Core120384Develop a simple schedule to facilitate effective project execution48
Core120387Monitor, evaluate   and   communicate simple project schedules44
Core120383Provide assistance in implementing and assuring project work meets quality requirements36

Qualification Outcome

On achieving this Qualification, the learner will be able to:

  • Work with others to undertake or support the project management activities.
  • Assist the project manager and/or project team by contributing and participating in planning, execution and control activities.
  • Provide support to the administration of a project.
  • Supervise a project team of a small project to deliver project objectives or
  • Support the project environment and management activities to deliver project objectives or
  • Describe and apply specialised technical methods, tools and techniques to a project to deliver project objectives

International Comparability

Further Development: Articulation

On achieving the applied competencies of the Qualification, learners may advance their career opportunities further into project administration, support services or management within an organisation, in all sectors.

This NQF4 FETC qualification and set of unit standards utilises international and locally recognised best practice and standards in project management. This qualification will provide an entry point to further learning for NQF level 5 and above qualifications or for international qualifications in Project or General Management.

Qualifications and standards that have been referenced include the following qualifications:

Project Management Institute (Global).

  • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)

Business Services Training Australia (now part of Innovation & Business Skills Australia)

  • Business Services Training Package – Project Management Competency Standards AQF Level 4

Articulation options 

Horizontal articulation is possible with:

  • National Certificate: Management – NQF Level 4 – NLRD 23656.
  • National Certificate: Business Administration Services – NQF Level 4 – NLRD 35928.
  • National Certificate: New Venture Creation – NQF Level 4 – NLRD 23953.
  • Further Education and Training Certificate: Small Business Advising (Information Support) – NQF Level 4 – NLRD 48883.
  • National Certificate: IT Systems Development – NQF Level 4 – NLRD 24294.
  • National Certificate: IT Technical Support – NQF Level 4 – NLRD 24293.
  • National Certificate: Public Administration – NQF Level 4.
  • National Certificate: Risk Management – NQF Level 4 – NLRD 24396.
  • Further Education and Training Certificate: Arts and Culture Administration – NQF Level 4 – NLRD 48818.
  • Further Education and Training Certificate: Management and Administration – NQF Level 4 – NLRD 49129.

Vertical articulation is possible with:

  • National Certificate: Management – NQF Level 5 – NLRD 24493.
  • National Certificate: Management and Administration- NQF Level 5 – NLRD 49126.
  • National Certificate: Business Advising – NQF Level 5 – NLRD 48886.
  • National Certificate: Business Consulting Practice – NQF Level 5.
  • National Certificate: Public Finance Management and Administration – NQF Level 5.
  • National Certificate: Project Management – NQF Level 5

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