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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Investigate the use of computer technology in an organisation 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14912  Investigate the use of computer technology in an organisation 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Information Systems and Technology 
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-Fundamental  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
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 
This unit standard is intended:
  • to provide knowledge at a proficient level, of the areas covered
  • for those working in, or entering the workplace in the area of Information Systems & Technology Management.
  • as additional knowledge for those wanting to understand the areas covered

    People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Plan an investigation of the use of computer technology in an organisation
  • Conduct an investigation of the use of computer technology in an organisation
  • Describe the use of computer technology in an organisation
  • Evaluate the use of computer technology in an organisation
  • Present the results of the investigation of the use of computer technology in an organisation.
    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 standard is based upon a person having the prior knowledge and skills to :
  • Communicate in English (or the applicable language) at least at NQF level 3.
  • Describe the management and use of computers in an organisation
  • Conduct a predictable one-to-one interview
  • Present a computer topic using computer technology. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan an investigation of the use of computer technology in an organisation. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Identify an organisation, the contact person, scope & objectives, and milestones. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The plan identifies the scope and objectives of the investigation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Global dependence on information, System concepts, Business applications.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The plan identifies an organisation that has agreed to be investigated. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Making appointments, explaining need for the investigation & getting approval.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The plan identifies requirements of the investigation from the organisation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Areas to be visited, people to be contacted, time allocations.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The plan is accepted by the primary contact person from the organisation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Acceptance should be in writing, specifying any conditions.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The plan specifies milestones and reporting requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Dates, Deadlines, Reports to be prepared.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Conduct an investigation of the use of computer technology in an organisation. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    As per Assessment Criteria below. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The investigation proceeds according to the investigation plan. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    As per Specific Outcome.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The investigation justifies any modifications to the plan. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Reasons; Cost-Benefit; Timeframes.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The investigation indicates progress at planned intervals. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Milestones are adhered to. Reports presented per milestones.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Describe the use of computer technology in an organisation. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    As per Assessment Criteria below. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The description identifies the planning procedures used for implementation of computer technology. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Initial investigation, Analysis, Feasibility, Design, Testing, Implementation.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The description identifies the computer systems in use within the organisation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    CPU type, Peripherals, Configurations, Networks, Software.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The description outlines the personnel involved in the provision of computer systems. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    IT Managers, Vendors.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Evaluate the use of computer technology in an organisation. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Ability of system to meet user requirements (Computer architecture, hardware, software) 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The evaluation identifies the strengths of the computer systems in use. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Ability of system to meet user requirements (Computer architecture, hardware,software)
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The evaluation identifies areas of future developments based on weakness and anticipated future needs. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Ability of system to meet user requirements (Computer architecture, hardware, software)
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Present the results of an investigation of the use of computer technology in an organisation. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Appropriate reports are presented, following industry-accepted formats. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The presentation meets the objectives of the investigation plan. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Appropriate reports are presented, following industry-accepted formats.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The results of the investigation are reviewed for accuracy with the organisation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Appropriate reports are presented, following industry-accepted formats.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The presentation communicates the results of the investigation to peers. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Appropriate reports are presented, following industry-accepted formats.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The relevant Education and Training Quality Authority (ETQA) must accredit providers before they can offer programs of education and training assessed against unit standards.
    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.
    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. 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of an organisation. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise, and critically evaluate information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others. 

    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. 

    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):
    Information Systems and Technology Management 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  61591   National Certificate: Information Technology: End User Computing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  24294   Further Education and Training Certificate: Information Technology: Systems Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2010-01-23  Was MICTS until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  78965   Further Education and Training Certificate: Information Technology: Systems Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 


    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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    2. AccTech Systems (PTY)LTD 
    3. Acol Computer Training PTY LTD 
    4. Act of Grace 97 
    5. Added Advantage Academy (Durban) 
    6. Afedile M Learning Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    7. Affirmations Training 
    8. All Connections cc 
    9. Amitek Business College 
    10. Anderson College (Pty) Ltd 
    11. Ankalite (Pty) Limited 
    12. Arise Business Centre 
    13. Artshub Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    14. Aspirations Communication Training CC 
    15. ATTI Nelspruit Pty Ltd 
    16. AUM IT Solutions 
    17. Bantsho Marketing & Management Strategies 
    18. Beth Horner & Associates 
    19. Bophelo Tota ICT Driving Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    20. Broadband College of Technology 
    21. BTC Campus (Pty) Ltd 
    22. Bytes People Solutions A Division of Altron TMT (Pty) Ltd 
    23. Calandra Trading 523(PTY) 
    24. Cape Town Society for the Blind 
    25. Certified Workforce Trainers cc. 
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    27. College Africa Group (Pty) Ltd 
    28. Columbus Consulting Pty Ltd 
    29. CompEd IT Training 
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    34. DC Dynamic College of Commerce & Further Training (Pty) Ltd 
    35. Ditlotlo Trading Enterprise Cc 
    36. DVG Property (Pty)Ltd 
    37. Eagle Computer Training 
    38. Eastern Cape Academy of Technology 
    39. Ekasi IT Solutions CC 
    40. Ekurhuleni Computer College 
    41. Elangeni Training Institute 
    42. Fakazani Management Services 
    43. Falcon Business Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    44. Far-Ahead Computer Training Centre Cc 
    45. Forek Institute of Technology (Pty) Ltd 
    46. Fort Hare Solutions (PTY) LTD 
    47. Gabasega Consulting and Training Centre 
    48. Gauteng College of Engineering and Technology (PTY) LTD 
    49. Gegana Computer Academy and Business Solutions cc 
    50. Golden Step Campus (Pty) Ltd. 
    51. Goldfields TVET College 
    52. Goodwill Institute Of Technology 
    53. Gurandbuilt Management Development 
    54. Hazyview Computer College 
    55. Hectic Productions cc 
    56. iLearn Corporate Services PTY LTD 
    57. Indonsa Consulting and Training cc 
    58. Information Technology Resource Centre 
    59. Institute of Training and Education for Capacity Building 
    60. ISAMON VOCATIONAL COLLEGE OF EXCELLENCE 
    61. iSolve Business Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    62. Jeppe College of Commerce and Computer Studies 
    63. John Taolo Gaetsewe Developmental Trust 
    64. Keybase Training Solutions Cc 
    65. Kezla Investments 
    66. King Sabata Dalindyebo TVET College 
    67. Kumani Computer College 
    68. Lephalale Core Skills Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    69. Leseding Computer Systems (Pty) Ltd 
    70. LGIT Smart Solutions 
    71. Limco Consulting and management (Pty) Ltd 
    72. Loja Trading cc 
    73. Mackeys Computing (Pty) Ltd 
    74. Malope IT Solutions 
    75. Masana Brainstorm Conferencing cc 
    76. Mash Computer Training 
    77. MasterGrade IT 
    78. Mokk Consultants Cc 
    79. Mosadikago Trading Cc 
    80. Mourema Computer Training Centre 
    81. Mpisholo Training Solutions 
    82. Mthonyama Technologies cc 
    83. National Computer College Carletonville 
    84. National Computer College Cc 
    85. NCM Computer and Business Academy 
    86. Ndabezitha Life Skills Training Institute 
    87. NetCampus (Pty) Ltd. 
    88. New Era Computer Training Centre (Hidobyte CC) 
    89. Ngubeni Corporation 
    90. Ntamunde Investment 
    91. Ocule IT cc 
    92. On the Ball College Pty ltd 
    93. Overcomers Training College (Pty) Ltd 
    94. Pillays Computer and Careers 
    95. Prophesy Training College (Pty) Ltd 
    96. PROSERV SA (PTY) LTD 
    97. Protech Business and Computer College Pty Ltd. 
    98. Qhakaza Management Services 
    99. Rand Training College 
    100. Reaithuta Computer Academy 
    101. Regent-Comp 
    102. Rorisang Computer (Pty) Ltd 
    103. Sankin Computer Training Pty Ltd 
    104. Sebata Municipal Solutions (Pty) Limited 
    105. SEDIBENG 
    106. Setlagole Telecentre 
    107. Sivile Housing Association RSA 
    108. Siyabonga Multi - Purpose Centre 
    109. Siyafunda Community Technology Centre 
    110. South Africa Advanced Skills Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    111. Southern Africa Youth Project NPC 
    112. Sovereign Skills Development Institute (Pty) 
    113. Springfield Training (Pty) Ltd 
    114. Star Light Consulting 
    115. Success Christian Training Centre 
    116. Taal-Net Training Institute 
    117. Terry Computer Services cc 
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    119. Tira Telecoms 
    120. Titan Trade Technologies (Pty) Ltd 
    121. Tshwane College of Commerce and Computer 
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    126. Vuthlari Marketing Consulting (PTY)LTD 
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    130. Zealot Business College cc 
    131. ZJ Africa Learn (Pty) Ltd 



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