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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Analyse and participate in the design of Information Systems 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
12979  Analyse and participate in the design of Information Systems 
ORIGINATOR
SGB HET Accountancy and Financial Management 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
FASSET - Financial and Accounting Services SETA 
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 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  12 
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 generally found within the general accounting field with a specialism in Information Systems. On successful completion of the unit standard, people will be able to analyse information systems in business and participate in the design of identified Information Systems. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Unit standards for Computer literacy at NQF level 5
  • Unit standard, Participate in the implementation, post-implementation review and maintenance of information systems, NQF level 6 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the role of information in organisation design and behaviour. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The role of information in organisation control and behaviour is described to clients in a meaningful manner. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Economic, technical, operational and behavioural risks relating to information in organisations is described in current terms. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The effects of new development techniques and management theories on the formal systems development lifecycle is evaluated and explained in line with organisational status. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) is described in relation to project management and documentation requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Databases and database management systems are explained to clients in terms of organisation, acquisition, storage, access, sharing, control and implications for the organisation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Participate in the analysis and design of information systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. System analysis and design techniques are applied that are appropriate to the organizational structure and requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The organisation's information requirements are elicited utilising appropriate communication techniques. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. All relevant documentation is compiled in accordance with organisational and system needs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Systems are sourced and/ or designed that meet the organisation's information requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Maintain control over system development processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Investigation and feasibility studies are conducted to evaluate and control system development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The phases of the SDLC are adhered to and changes are made when necessary. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. System acquisition policies are formulated and monitored on an ongoing basis. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Control over system development processes is maintained through continuous, accepted evaluation and testing procedures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Accreditation for this unit standard shall be obtained from the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance Body, through summative assessment by a registered assessor.

    Moderation activity comments by SGB's, organisations and individuals may be forwarded to NSB03. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    A demonstrated understanding of:
  • The role of information in organisation design and behaviour
  • System analysis and design techniques
  • SDLC
  • System acquisition
  • System development control techniques

    Terminology:
  • SDLC - System Development Life Cycle
  • IS - Information systems
  • IT - Information technology 

  • 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. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation and community. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and language skills in the modes of oral and written presentations. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems. 

    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
    Fundamental  63909   National Certificate: Business Analysis  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Elective  67460   National Diploma: Public Administration  Level 6  NQF Level 06  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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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    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.