SAQA 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.
SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Using computer technology in retail/wholesale practices 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
8248  Using computer technology in retail/wholesale practices 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Retail and Wholesale 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Wholesale and Retail 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02  10 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2003-12-03  2006-12-03  SAQA 1351/03 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2007-12-03   2010-12-03  

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 a fundamental standard towards the qualification National Certificate in Retail / Wholesale processes at NQF 2.
It provides the fundamental competence to use basic computer technology in preparation for core and elective standards at this level. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Basic numeracy at NQF Level 1. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Software and computer terminology including programs, application Software programs/packages,

    Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Graphics, Disk Operating Systems, Windows, File Name Specifications, Directories, Pathnames, ?

    Techniques for working in the Windows environment including re-sizing, minimising and maximising windows, saving, opening and printing documents, copying and moving information using the Windows

    Clipboard, copying, moving and deleting files usin?

    Computer hardware including the system unit, central processing unit, storage (primary and secondary), input devices, the mouse, keyboard, output devices, monitors/screens and printersg Windows Explorer and changing windows settings using the Control Panel 

  • UNIT STANDARD OUTCOME HEADER 
    The demonstrated ability to make decisions and con 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    The demonstrated ability to make decisions and consider options when: 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    The demonstrated ability to make decisions and consider options when:?

    Developing an understanding of computer terminology and recognising a range of computer hardware and software applications?

    Applying basic keyboarding and mouse pointer techniques for capturing and processing data on computers and point of sale equipment/terminals ?

    Applying a range of techniques for using tools, accessories and applications associated with Windows-based operating systems?

    Opening, creating, saving and retrieving information using appropriate word processing/spreadsheeting software for generating basic business documents?

    Capturing transactional data, printing cash receipts and updating customer account records using computerised systems and associated software 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The demonstrated ability to make decisions and consider options when: 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    The demonstrated ability to make decisions and consider options when:?

    Developing an understanding of computer terminology and recognising a range of computer hardware and software applications?

    Applying basic keyboarding and mouse pointer techniques for capturing and processing data on computers and point of sale equipment/terminals ?

    Applying a range of techniques for using tools, accessories and applications associated with Windows-based operating systems?

    Opening, creating, saving and retrieving information using appropriate word processing/spreadsheeting software for generating basic business documents?

    Capturing transactional data, printing cash receipts and updating customer account records using computerised systems and associated software 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The Retail/Wholesale SETA in its ETQA role will accredit providers against this unit standard 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The demonstrated understanding of:?

    Computer terminology, hardware and appropriate software applications ?

    Techniques for capturing, processing and printing transaction information/documentation using appropriate point of sale equipment and software?

    Windows operating system tools, accessories and applications?

    Basic keyboarding and mouse pointer techniques ?

    Techniques for opening, closing, saving and printing basic business documents using appropriate word processing and spreadsheeting software applications 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
  • Collect, organise, analyse and evaluate information when generating basic business documents so that the appropriate software application is used to produce a legible and neatly laid out document 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
  • Use science and technology effectively for capturing, processing and generating accurate basic business documents and transactional information 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    The ability to produce the following evidence:?

    Describe the various components that make up computer hardware and give a brief explanation of what each component is used for?

    Name the software applications used in your retail/wholesale practice and the purpose of each application?

    Give a brief explanation of the various computer terms presented to you by the assessor?

    Demonstrate techniques for working in a Windows environment using tools, accessories and applications to complete the exercises presented to you by the assessor?

    Demonstrate techniques for using appropriate software applications and tools to complete the exercises presented to you by the assessor?

    Demonstrate techniques for capturing and printing transactional information using computerised point of sale equipment?

    Demonstrate techniques for updating customer account records using appropriate point of sale terminals and software 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Fundamental  13718   National Certificate: Retail and Wholesale Processes  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2006-12-03  W&RSETA 


    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. Boland College Head Office 
    2. Boxer Superstores (Pty) Ltd 
    3. Buffalo City Public FET College - St Marks Campus 
    4. CAPE COLLEGE 
    5. Contra-Lit Pty Ltd 
    6. Foschini Retail Group Pty Ltd 
    7. Masstores (Pty) Ltd 
    8. New Clicks South Africa (Pty) Ltd 
    9. NOFESA cc 
    10. Northlink College - Protea Campus 
    11. Open Learning Group (Pty) Ltd 
    12. Owl Business Training PTY LTD 
    13. P&L Hardware(Pty)Ltd 
    14. Port Elizabeth Public FET College - Russell Road College 
    15. Truworths Ltd 
    16. Woolworths Pty Ltd 



    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.