NATIONAL CERTIFICATE: Information Technology : End-User Computing NQF 3

PURPOSE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: END USER COMPUTING

This program is aimed at providing the learner with the skills to access, process and produce information using a computer with various applications. This programme is well suited to individuals who are required to work with, capture or produce data using computer-based processes in a commercial environment.
Learners enrolled in the programme work with and process data using a computer and related applications. Learners specialise in network and computer structure and architecture.

TITLE : National Certificate : Information Technology – End User Computing NQF 3
SAQA ID : 61591
ACCREDITING AUTHORITY : MICT SETA
PROGRAMME DURATION : 30% Theory 70% Work based practical learning
CREDITS 136

EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES:
On completion of this qualification learners are able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of applying Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based Word Processing Application skills in the Workplace.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of applying Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based Presentation Application skills in the Workplace.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of applying GUI-based Spreadsheet Application skills in the Workplace.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of applying GUI-based Electronic Mail Application skills in the Workplace.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of applying GUI-based Web Browser Application skills in the Workplace.
  6. Improve Communication by combining communication skills with End User Computing skills.
  7. Improve the application of mathematical literacy in the workplace, by better utilising End User Computing Applications.
  8. Demonstrate an understanding of the use of Information Communications & Technology (ICT) in an organisation & the impact it has on societies.

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Candidates must be between 18 – 29 years of age (disabled candidates can be older)
  2. Candidates must be a South African citizen
  3. Minimum passed Grade 11 ( Grade 10 for disabled candidates)
  4. Physically disabled candidates accepted
  5. BOTH English and Mathematics must be at ABET Level 2

 

UNIT STANDARDS :

TYPE SAQA ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Core 117925  Describe the concepts of Information and
Communication Technology (ICT) and the use of
its components in a healthy and safe manner
NQF Level 02 3
Core 116935  Enhance, edit and organise electronic messages
using a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based
messaging application
NQF Level 02 2
Core 117923  Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based
presentation application to prepare and produce
a presentation according to a given brief
NQF Level 02 5
Core 116937  Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based
spreadsheet application to create and edit
spreadsheets
NQF Level 02 4
Core 116931  Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based
web-browser to search the Internet
NQF Level 02 4
Core 117924  Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based word
processor to format documents
NQF Level 02 5
Core 116945  Use electronic mail to send and receive messages NQF Level 02 2
Core 116936  Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based
database application to work with simple
databases
NQF Level 03 3
Core 116930  Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based
presentation application to enhance presentation
appearance
NQF Level 03 5
Core 116940  Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based
spreadsheet application to solve a given problem
NQF Level 03 6
Core 116942  Use a GUI-based word processor to create merged
documents
NQF Level 03 3
Core 119078  Use a GUI-based word processor to enhance a
document through the use of tables and columns
NQF Level 03 5
Core 115391  Demonstrate an understanding of the principles
of the internet and the world-wide-web
NQF Level 04 3
Core 114076  Use computer technology to research a computer
topic
NQF Level 04 3
Core 116943  Using a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based
spreadsheet application, enhance the functionality
and apply graph /charts to a spreadsheet
NQF Level 04 3
Fundamental 8968  Accommodate audience and context needs in oral
communication
NQF Level 03 5
Fundamental 9010  Demonstrate an understanding of the use of
different number bases and measurement units
and an awareness of error in the context of
relevant calculations
NQF Level 03 2
Fundamental 13915  Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of
HIV/AIDS in a workplace, and its effects on a
business sub-sector, own organisation and a
specific workplace
NQF Level 03 4
Fundamental 9013  Describe, apply, analyse and calculate shape and
motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different
contexts
NQF Level 03 4
Fundamental 9012  Investigate life and work related problems using data and probabilities NQF Level 03 5
Fundamental 11241  Perform Basic Business Calculations NQF Level 03 6
Fundamental 8973  Use language and communication in occupational
learning programmes
NQF Level 03 5
Fundamental 7456  Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the
financial aspects of personal, business and
national issues
NQF Level 03 5
Fundamental 8970  Write texts for a range of communicative contexts NQF Level 03 5
Fundamental 110023  Present information in report format NQF Level 04 6
Elective 258883  Use generic functions in a Graphical User Interface
(GUI)-environment
NQF Level 01 4
Elective 114636  Demonstrate an understanding of preventative
maintenance, environmental and safety issues in
a computer environment
NQF Level 03 6
Elective 14913  Explain the principles of computer networks NQF Level 03 5
Elective 7785  Function in a business environment NQF Level 03 4
Elective 13931  Monitor and control the maintenance of office
equipment
NQF Level 03 4
Elective 117156  Interpret basic financial statements NQF Level 04 4
Elective 117927  Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based
database application to solve a given problem
NQF Level 04 6