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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Set up a local database for a local economic development project, using an appropriate software package 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
110500  Set up a local database for a local economic development project, using an appropriate software package 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Economics 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Finance, Economics and Accounting 
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 
This Unit Standard is intended for people who are, or seek to be, employed in the local economic development environment.

It introduces the learner to the key elements of a computerised database. It also provides the learner with an understanding of the practical application of those elements in own work context.

People credited with this Unit Standard are able to:
  • Identify the function and importance of an up to date database for local economic development
  • Identify the information requirements for a project database in own work context
  • Gather and capture information to set up and run a database in own work context
  • Compare a range of available database software packages and make appropriate recommendations 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 4
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4
  • Computer Literacy at NQF Level 4 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Any commercially available database software packages such as Access and GIS. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify the function and importance of an up to date database for local economic development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The nature and functions of a database are explained with specific reference to the reasons for integrating related files and data. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The typical contents of a database are discussed with specific reference to the local economic development environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The importance of using and maintaining a database are explained by referring to examples from own work context. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify the information requirements for a project database in own work context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. A local economic development project is identified and selected from own work context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Potential users of the database are identified to determine the specific nature and type of information to be available on the database. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The information requirements for effective project management are identified with reference to the specific project. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Gather and capture information to set up and run a database in own work context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Information is gathered in terms of the specified local economic development project in own work context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. An appropriate database is prepared and set up according to the relevant technical specifications determined by the users. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The information is captured onto the available database so as to provide easy and timeous access to all users and in accordance with the quality criteria applicable in own work context. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Compare a range of available database software packages and make appropriate recommendations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The database software available is investigated with an explanation given of key technical data parameters and associated costs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The software options are sorted in terms of their fit with the computer and other resources available in own work context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The preferred software package is selected based on its capacity to address the information storage, retrieval and analysis and sorting needs of local economic development in own work context. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    1. Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
    2. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard or will assess this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQ, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA .
    3. Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA .
    4. Therefore, anyone wishing to be assessed against this Unit Standard may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Computer skills
  • Market research skills
  • Cost - benefit analysis
  • Information gathering and processing 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made by, e.g.
  • Explaining the nature and functions of a database with specific reference to the reasons for integrating related files and data according to assessment criterion:
    The nature and functions of a database are explained with specific reference to the reasons for integrating related files and data. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organization and community by, e.g.
  • Identifying potential users of the database according to assessment criterion:
    Potential users of the database are identified to determine the specific nature and type of information to be available on the database.

    Collect, analyse, organize and critically evaluate information by, e.g.
    Setting up a local data base for a local economic development project, using an appropriate software package according to the assessment criteria listed for specific outcomes:
  • Identify the function and importance of an up to date database for local economic development
  • Identify the information requirements for a project database in own work context
  • Gather and capture information to set up and run a database in own work context
  • Compare a range of available database software packages and make appropriate recommendations 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/ or language skills in the modes of oral and/ or written presentation by, e.g.
  • Discussing the typical components of a database according to assessment criterion:
    The typical contents of a database are discussed with specific reference to the local economic development environment
  • Identifying the information requirements for effective project management according. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environments and health of others by, eg.
    Setting up a local database for a local economic development project, using an appropriate software package according to the assessment criteria listed for specific outcome:
  • Identify the function and importance of an up to date database for local economic development
  • Identify the information requirements for a project database in own work context
  • Gather and capture information to set up and run a database in own work context
  • Compare a range of available database software packages and make appropriate recommendations 

  • 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  36438   National Certificate: Local Economic Development  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 


    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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    5. AVC Corporate Advisory Services (PTY) LTD. 
    6. Bantubanye Skills 
    7. Boikgantsho Consulting & Events 
    8. Break The Chains Development Services 
    9. CB Willemse Training 
    10. Classic Human Capital Solutions 
    11. CTC College(PTY) LTD. 
    12. Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) 
    13. Ditirelo Skills Development Services 
    14. Ditlou Solutions 
    15. Edutraining Business College 
    16. Gotsec Skills Training 
    17. HDPSA 
    18. Hlombe and Associates 
    19. HS GLOBAL SKILLS BUSINESS SOLUTIONS 
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    21. IMITHENTE DEVELOPMENT HOLDINGS 
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    24. Kalideen Management 
    25. Kgolo Institute 
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    27. Lekoko Consulting (PTY) LTD 
    28. M.I.C. Training and Development 
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    30. Makhophila Business Enterprise 
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    41. Nhlahle Development Agency 
    42. NS Global Academy 
    43. Nsuku Management Consultants 
    44. PanAfrican Supply Chain Academy 
    45. Pioneer Business Consulting 
    46. PMA Holdings (PTY ) LTD. 
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    57. Tsebong Training Centre 
    58. Tshisimani Holdings (PTY) Ltd. 
    59. Twin Peak Technologies 
    60. Umqondo Consultancy 
    61. University of Fort Hare 
    62. University of Venda 
    63. Vantage Training 
    64. Vicmat Consultants 
    65. Vuselela FET College - Klerksdorp Campus 
    66. Ya Hina Management Consulting and projects 



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