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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply principles of computerised systems to manage data and reports relevant to the public sector administration 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119351  Apply principles of computerised systems to manage data and reports relevant to the public sector administration 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Public Administration and Management 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Public Administration 
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 
Learners working towards this standard will be working within a Public Sector environment, specialising in Public Finance Management and Administration, where the acquisition of competence against this standard will add value to one's job. This standard will also add value to public officials who are seeking to develop a career pathway towards becoming an accomplished public finance management and administration specialist.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Describing the basic elements of a computer-based information system
  • Utilising computer applications commonly found in the public sector environment
  • Identifying opportunities to use the computer as a management tool
  • Monitoring and controlling information to prevent technology risks 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this Unit Standard must be in possession of a Further Education and Training Certificate or equivalent qualification 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe the basic elements of a computer-based information system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The basic elements of a computer-based information system within public finance management and administration are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Distinctions are clearly made between systems and applications software. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    IT service providers are identified and utilised where necessary. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Utilise computer applications commonly found in the public sector environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Transactions are processed using selected ERP systems . 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Microsoft-Project applications are used to manage projects. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The advanced applications of Excel spreadsheets and database tools are applied. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify opportunities to use the computer as a management tool. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Different management information systems are understood and used in the context of the varying information needs of the organization. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    IT needs are identified in relation to the different information that needs to be processed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Functionalities of information technology are monitored on a regular basis as per public finance management and administration requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Effective methodologies for better integrating and networking information are recommended. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    IT processes are monitored and managed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Monitor and control information to prevent technology risks. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Areas of information technology risk include but are not limited to confidentiality of information, integration of information, availability of information, information processing platforms and networks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Potential information technology risks are identified and the impact on the organisation is established. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Information security policy, standards and good practice procedures in line with public sector requirements are implemented and managed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Controls are reviewed and updated on a timely basis as per public sector specific requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Procedures to minimize the impact of IT risk are identified, developed and implemented as per public finance management and administration requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The back up of essential data is monitored regularly as per public finance management and administration guidelines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Statistics are maintained so that losses/violations in system can be measured as per public finance management and administration requirements. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Any individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The learner must demonstrate an understanding of:

    1. Policies and procedures that IT within the public sector
    2. IT systems that apply to public sector finance management and administration
    3. IT risk management
    4. Software applications
    5. IT Integration management as it relates to public sector finance management and administration 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems using critical and creative thinking processes to determine IT requirements within the public finance management and administration sector. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organization or community to gather all the necessary feedback in relation to the effective operation of internal IT systems. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in order to ensure that IT is effectively utilised as a proactive management tool. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organize and crtically evaluate IT user statistics in order to assess the efficacy of the system in producing information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion to operate and manage IT systems. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility to the environment and health of others in ensuring that IT systems enhance work practices. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of interrelated systems by recognising that IT problem-solving contexts not exist in isolation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities by ensuring that IT risk management policies are implemented according to public finance management and administration policies and procedures. 

    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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  57824   Further Education and Training Certificate: Public Administration  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 
    Core  49554   National Diploma: Public Finance Management and Administration  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Elective  50372   Further Education and Training Certificate: Municipal Finance and Administration  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Elective  66089   National Certificate: Human Settlements Development  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  65649   National Certificate: Official Statistics  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 
    Elective  50060   National Certificate: Public Administration  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 


    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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