This qualification caters for the current and future needs of those working on projects, in a general skills-set that is not sector-specific. The Project industry is integral in the global business environment and skilled practitioners are required to meet the demands of the industry, providing significant benefits to individuals, global corporations and the country.
Projects are diverse in their nature, so a wide range of competencies is required to manage them and other similar systems and programmes. This qualification aims to provide the foundation or the initial skills required for an individual in an organisation to conduct projects successfully; be an effective project team member; undertake a range of project management administration or support tasks and contribute to the planning and execution of projects or sub-projects. It is designed for people working in a project environment as a team member, project administrator or leader of a small project/sub-project.
Learning assumed to be in place:
Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF L3 or equivalent (Grade 11)
Computer Literacy at NQF L3 (Grade 11)
The primary purpose of the qualification is to provide learners with: A foundation of basic project management knowledge and skills which can be used to build further project management related competencies.
Competence to be an effective project team member.
Competence to provide administrative support to a project manager and team members.
Competence to provide assistance to a project manager of medium to large projects.
The learners accessing this qualification will be working in or with project management teams or using a project approach to their business.
These projects may be technical projects, business projects, government projects or community development projects and will cut across a range of economic sectors. This qualification is also of value to learners running their own business, as project management is an integral component of any business system.
Qualifying learners working on a project will have the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to function more effectively and in a professional manner, add value to their job performance and enhance their ability to follow
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.
The course will be offered as an e-learning course which learners can complete at their own pace estimated duration is 12-18 months. Classroom-based training to be completed within 12 months.