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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an awareness of ethics and professionalism for the computer industry in South Africa 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114055  Demonstrate an awareness of ethics and professionalism for the computer industry in South Africa 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Information Systems and Technology 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 10 - Physical, Mathematical, Computer and Life Sciences Information Technology and Computer Sciences 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
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:
  • To provide conceptual knowledge of the areas covered
  • For those working in, or entering the workplace in the area of Information Technology
  • As additional knowledge for those wanting to understand the areas covered

    People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Describe professionalism for the computer industry in South Africa
  • Describe the codes of practice for professionalism in the IT industry in South Africa
  • Describe the code of ethics in the computer industry in South Africa
    The performance of all elements is to a standard that allows for further learning in this area. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credit value of this unit is based on a person having prior knowledge and skills to:
  • Describe the management and use of computers in organisations 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe professionalism for the computer industry in South Africa. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The description identifies acceptable and unacceptable professional practices found in the computer industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The description identifies known professional bodies in South Africa. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes but is not limited to: CSSA; BITF; ITUC; ITA (at least 2)
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. A short description of each named professional body is provided. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    As for criteria 1.2
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe the codes of practice for professionalism in the IT industry in South Africa. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The description identifies the codes of practice for the IT industry in South Africa. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The description provides a brief explanation of the codes of practice identified. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Describe the code of ethics in the computer industry in South Africa. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The description confirms that the computer industry supports equality of opportunity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The description confirms the understanding that the computer industry is against computer software piracy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The description identifies ways in which piracy is addressed in South Africa. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The relevant Education and Training Quality Authority (ETQA) must accredit providers before they can offer programs of education and training assessed against unit standards.

    Moderation Process:
    Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    1. Performance of all elements is to be carried out in accordance with organisation standards and procedures, unless otherwise stated. Organisation standards and procedures may cover: quality assurance, documentation, security, communication, health and safety, and personal behaviour. An example of the standards expected is the standards found in ISO 9000 Certified Organisations.

    2. Performance of all elements complies with the laws of South Africa, especially with regard to copyright, privacy, health and safety, and consumer rights.

    3. All activities must comply with any policies, procedures and requirements of the organisations involved, the ethical codes of relevant professional bodies and any relevant legislative and/ or regulatory requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage him/her self and his/her activities responsibly and effectively. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem solving contexts do not exists in isolation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to his/her full personal development and the social and economic development of the society at large by being aware of the importance of: reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively, exploring education and career opportunities and developing entrepreneurial opportunities. 

    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 
    Works effectively with others by working co-operatively to achieve a security goals.

    Supplementary information:
    1. Assessment may be made on the basis of evidence of demonstrated performance in actual or simulated work situations that encompass the scope of this unit standard. This will allow the use of various approaches to assessment and presentation of evidence.
    2. Consistency of performance in a range of situations must be demonstrated, albeit within particular organisational contexts, together with the knowledge and understanding of underlying concepts and principles needed for competent performance of the elements and performance criteria.

    Sub-Sub-Field (Domain):
    Information Systems and Technology Management 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Fundamental  63769   National Certificate: Business Analysis Support Practice  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Fundamental  48872   National Certificate: Information Technology (Systems Development)  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Fundamental  48573   National Certificate: Information Technology: Systems Support  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Elective  49627   Further Education and Training Certificate: e Records Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30   
    Elective  63589   National Diploma: Geographical Information Science  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 


    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. 2KO AFRICA 
    2. Academy of Training and Development 
    3. Accenture Learning Solution (Pty) Ltd 
    4. All Connections cc 
    5. ATTI IT SOLUTIONS BLOEMFONTEIN 
    6. ATTI Nelspruit Pty Ltd 
    7. Boston Technology Campus (Pty) Ltd 
    8. Broadband College of Technology 
    9. Bytes People Solutions A Division of Altron TMT (Pty) Ltd 
    10. Careers IT (Pty) Ltd 
    11. Critical Skills Training (Pty) Ltd 
    12. CTU Training Solutions 
    13. Damelin Correspondence College (Pty) Ltd 
    14. Delcom Training Institute 
    15. Delight Computer Training 
    16. DVG Property (Pty)Ltd 
    17. EAST LONDON MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE 
    18. Ekasi IT Solutions CC 
    19. Fakazani Management Services 
    20. Falcon Business Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    21. False Bay College 
    22. Far-Ahead Computer Training Centre Cc 
    23. Gijima Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
    24. Global Softech Skills Academy 
    25. Go Computer Cash and Carry 
    26. Henpro Solutions College 
    27. IALE School of Advanced Learning and Education (Pty) Ltd 
    28. Imbalenhle Learning Academy 
    29. In Excess Trading 22 T/A ATTI Polokwane 
    30. Intec College 
    31. INTERACTIVE COLLABORATIVE TRAINING WORX PTY LTD 
    32. iSolve Business Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    33. IT Certification Academy 
    34. Johannesburg Institute of Engineering & Technology 
    35. Jonda Learning Academy 
    36. Jumpco (Pty) Ltd 
    37. Kaelo Computer Training cc 
    38. Kezla Investments 
    39. Kingsway College of Computing and Business Studies Pty (Ltd) 
    40. Konani Training and Development Institute 
    41. Leseding Computer Systems (Pty) Ltd 
    42. Limco Consulting and management (Pty) Ltd 
    43. Madzahisi College 
    44. Mass Computer Training And Printers 
    45. Mpande Technologies cc 
    46. National Computer College Cc 
    47. NET2G Technologies (Pty) Ltd t/a IT SCHOOL 
    48. NetCampus (Pty) Ltd. 
    49. Nextgen Training Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    50. Ngubeni Corporation 
    51. On the Ball College Pty ltd 
    52. Phokophela Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
    53. Qhakaza Management Services 
    54. Quantum Career Development (PTY) LTD 
    55. Richfield Graduate Institute of Technology Pty Ltd 
    56. SEBATA Institute of Consulting and Development 
    57. Springfield Training (Pty) Ltd 
    58. Technology Corporate Management (Pty) Ltd 
    59. The Graduate Institute of South Africa 
    60. Titan Trade Technologies (Pty) Ltd 
    61. Torque Technical Computer Training (Pty) Ltd 
    62. Tshedza Training Technologies (Pty) Ltd 
    63. Umzinyathi Telecommunications (Pty) Ltd 
    64. Whitestone College 
    65. Work Skills Resources 
    66. Xtensive ICT Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    67. Xylo Trading 12 (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.