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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of the various types of e-commerce applications 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115380  Demonstrate an understanding of the various types of e-commerce applications 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Computer Sciences and Information Systems 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 10 - Physical, Mathematical, Computer and Life Sciences Information Technology and Computer Sciences 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
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 
People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Describe the various models and tools for conducting e-commerce over the internet
  • Explain the security issues arising out of conducting e-commerce over the internet
  • Explain the "supply chain" concept in e-commerce
  • Describe the development of business-to-business e-commerce solutions.
    The performance of all elements is to a standard that allows for further learning in this area. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credit value of this unit is based on a person having prior knowledge and skills to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of the internet and the world-wide-web
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the use of web-sites in Business
  • Demonstrate an understanding of e-Commerce concepts 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe the various models and tools for conducting e-commerce over the internet. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Business-to-Business; Business-to-Consumer applications 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The description identifies the various models and describes how they are used to conduct e-commerce over the internet 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The description identifies various e-commerce tools and demonstrates how they enable each type of e-commerce model 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The description identifies and explains the various payment options available to e-commerce systems 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain the security issues arising out of conducting e-commerce over the internet. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The explanation identifies possible security threats arising out of conducting e-commerce over the internet 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The explanation provides possible solutions to the security threats identified 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The explanation describes the importance of and methodology to use in integrating back-office systems into e-commerce solutions 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain the "supply chain" concept in e-commerce. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The explanation identifies the component parts of the supply-chain 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The explanation outlines the business benefits of e-commerce to stock control 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The explanation defines the concept of "just-in-time-delivery" and the use of e-commerce to satisfy it 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The explanation identifies the e-commerce solutions to transportation and warehousing within the supply chain 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The explanation outlines the technical and business issues of automatic identification 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Describe the development of business-to-business e-commerce solutions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The description defines business-to-business e-commerce 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The description identifies business considerations behind the development of business-to-business e-commerce solutions 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    1. Performance of all elements is to be carried out in accordance with organisation standards and procedures, unless otherwise stated. Organisation standards and procedures may cover: quality assurance, documentation, security, communication, health and safety, and personal behaviour. An example of the standards expected is the standards found in ISO 9000 Certified Organisations.
    2. Performance of all elements complies with the laws of South Africa, especially with regard to copyright, privacy, health and safety, and consumer rights.
    3. All activities must comply with any policies, procedures and requirements of the organisations involved, the ethical codes of relevant professional bodies and any relevant legislative and/ or regulatory requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify, solve problems and make decisions in relation to the current systems development environments 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage him/her self and his/her activities responsibly and effectively 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and or language skills in the modes of oral and/ or written persuasion when engaging with systems development 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to his/her full personal development and the social and economic development of the society at large by being aware of the importance of: reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively, exploring education and career opportunities and developing entrepreneurial opportunities. 

    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 
    Sub-Sub-Field (Domain):
    Systems Development - E-Commerce 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  58820   National Certificate: Advertising  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Elective  83026   National Certificate: Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Software Testing  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Elective  48872   National Certificate: Information Technology (Systems Development)  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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