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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Explain the application of the Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2 of 2002 and the Electronic Transactions and Communications Act, 25 of 2002, in a business environment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243225  Explain the application of the Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2 of 2002 and the Electronic Transactions and Communications Act, 25 of 2002, in a business environment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Insurance and Investment 
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 4  NQF Level 04 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
113928  Explain the application of the Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2 of 2002 and the Electronic Transactions and Communications Act, 25 of 2002, in Wealth Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard is intended for learners in a financial services environment and owners or managers of small businesses. It will add value to Trainee Financial Planners, Intermediaries, Representatives, Personal Assistants, Administration Assistants, Company Directors, Business Brokers and Advisors, Accountants to Closed Corporations (CCs), Sole Proprietors (SPs) and Ptys., who work in positions where the legislation is applicable.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Explaining the requirements of the Access to Information Act that impact on a business entity.
  • Explaining the purpose of the Electronic Transactions and Communications Act and the implications for a business entity.
  • Explaining protection issues in the Electronic Transactions and Communications Act.
  • Explaining the application of the Electronic Transactions and Communications Act to the use of electronic systems in a business entity. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at Level 3. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this Unit Standard is the Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2 of 2002 and the Electronic Transactions and Communications Act, 25 of 2002 as the legislation impacts on entities including financial planners and wealth managers and their dealings with clients. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the requirements of the Access to Information Act that impact on an entity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A manual is created for a specific entity using the criteria of the Human Rights Commission (HRC) as required in the Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The consequences of falsifying or destroying information are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The link between the South African Constitution and the Promotion of Access to Information Act is explained with reference to the rights of the individual, transparency and the right to access information. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain the purpose of the Electronic Transactions and Communications Act and the implications for an entity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The purpose of the Act is explained and an indication is given of how the Act regulates electronic transactions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A data message is analysed for compliance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The status of electronic documents is explained and an indication is given of how this impacts on an entity. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain protection issues in the Electronic Transactions and Communications Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept of consumer protection is explained with reference to cooling off period, unsolicited goods and services, unsolicited communications (SPAM) and the foreign law complaints process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The principles that apply to electronic collection and production of personal information are explained and an indication is given of how these affect a selected entity. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Explain the application of the Electronic Transactions and Communications Act to the use of electronic systems in an entity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The code of ethics relating to the use of electronic systems is known and applied to a selected entity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The relationship between a client and a service provider is explained with reference to setting up a website in a selected environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The concept of cyber crime is explained and an indication is given of the consequences of committing cyber crime. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a candidate against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or ETQA where a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) exists with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA or ETQA where a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) exists with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    The learner is capable of communicating effectively in a business environment using an electronic system. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    The learner is able to use science and technology effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment and the health of others in creating a manual using the criteria of the Human Rights Commission and using the Internet. 

    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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 113928, "Explain the application of the Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2 of 2002 and the Electronic Transactions and Communications Act, 25 of 2002, in Wealth Management", Level 4, 2 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  66613   Further Education and Training Certificate: Wealth Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  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.
     
    1. African Resources & Financial Training (Pty) Ltd 
    2. CKP Development Agency (Pty) Ltd 
    3. De Vries Management & Training Services cc 
    4. Faisit (Pty) Ltd 
    5. Investmentwise (Pty) Ltd 
    6. Ray Strodl Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    7. RJM Educational Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    8. Sanlam Life Insurance Ltd 
    9. The Graduate Institute of Financial Sciences (Pty) Ltd 
    10. Umfolozi FET College - Central Office 



    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.