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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Process numerical and text data in a business environment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14346  Process numerical and text data in a business environment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Administration 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Office Administration 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular-Fundamental  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
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 personnel employed or who wish to follow a career in any business environment. The focus is knowledge, skills, values and attitudes required to process information using a database in a business environment.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Identifying and accessing a database.
  • Processing and checking numerical data and text for input into the database.
  • Saving and storing information accurately using a computer keyboard and a range of familiar procedures. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    There is open access to this unit standard. Learners should:
  • Hold a GETC or equivalent qualification
  • Be competent in communication and mathematical literacy NQF level 1 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this unit standard is the use of a Windows driven database customised and developed to meet the needs of a specific organisation or any other custom built insurance computer system. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and access the correct database 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Information received is identified and the correct database is selected to update the information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The database is accessed using a company specific security system/password. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Routine access problems are solved using familiar procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Process and check numerical data on a database used in one's own organisation 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Documents are checked to ensure that they contain all necessary numerical data. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Irregularities that could occur are identified and resolved using established procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Numerical data is captured accurately and at a speed indicated in a service level agreement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The captured data is cross-checked for accuracy. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Process and check text on a database used in one's own organisation 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Documents are checked to ensure that they contain all the necessary information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Text is checked for errors against the original document. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Irregularities that could occur are identified and resolved using established procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Save and store original data 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Data captured on the system is saved in accordance with established procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Original documentation is collated and archived in accordance with established procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Problems resulting from inaccurate collation and/or storage are known and understood and the necessary steps are taken to ensure that all records are complete and stored in the correct place. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Accreditation and Moderation:
  • Accreditation for this Unit Standard shall be from the Services Seta Education and Training Quality Assurer (SSETQA) through assessment by a registered Assessor. Assessment should be contextual and be conducted in the workplace as far as possible.
  • Assessors must be registered as an Assessor and Moderators must be registered as moderators with SSETQA.
  • SSETQA will co-ordinate all moderation activities in accordance with their policies and procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The learner can:
  • Apply basic computer skills to capture data.
  • Understand and use a database. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Learners can organise and manage their work activities effectively and responsibly by keeping their work up-to-date by meeting agreed targets. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Learners are able to use technology effectively in order to process, check and store data on a computer database. 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  23833   National Certificate: Business Administration Services  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  49648   National Certificate: New Venture Creation (SMME)  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 


    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.
     
    1. Gufferty Consulting 
    2. New Business Initiative Management Consultancy 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.