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: 

Use computer technology to research a computer topic 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114076  Use computer technology to research a computer topic 
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-Fundamental  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 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 a competent knowledge of the areas covered
  • For those working in, or entering the workplace in the area of End-User Computing
  • As additional knowledge for those wanting to understand the areas covered

    People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Plan the research of a computer topic
  • Conduct the research of a computer topic using computer technology, and to
  • Present the results of research of a computer topic using computer technology.

    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:
  • Operate a personal computer
  • Produce presentation documents for business
  • Demonstrate ability to use the World Wide Web. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan the research of a computer topic. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The plan identifies the topic, objectives, and scope of the research. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The plan identifies the time to be taken for the research, the research methods to be used, and the sources of information to be used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The plan identifies the target audience, presentation methods, and the computer applications to be used for the analysis of data and the presentation of the results of the research. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Conduct research of a computer topic using computer technology. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Internet, Other computer applications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The research conducted accumulates data according to the research plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The research conducted provides data analysis with conclusions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The description of the analysis methods allows the validity of the analysis to be assessed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Research progress is indicated at intervals by reports, according to the research plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The research conducted uses a computer application to analyse the research data. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Present the results of research of a computer topic using computer technology 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The presentation is made using the computer application identified in the research plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The presentation communicates summarised research data and conclusions to the target audience. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Providers must be accredited by the relevant Education and Training Quality Authority (ETQA) before they can offer programs of education and training assessed against unit standards. 

    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. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team or organisation. 

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

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

    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 by recognising that problem solving contexts do not exist in isolation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to one`s 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. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  61591   National Certificate: Information Technology: End User Computing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    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 


    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. Abetech 
    3. Abongile Computer Co-operative Limited 
    4. Academy of Training and Development 
    5. Accenture Learning Solution (Pty) Ltd 
    6. AccTech Systems (PTY)LTD 
    7. Acol Computer Training PTY LTD 
    8. Act of Grace 97 
    9. Added Advantage Academy (Durban) 
    10. Afedile M Learning Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    11. Affirmations Training 
    12. AFRICALEADS ACADEMY 
    13. Afrika Tikkun NCC 
    14. All Connections cc 
    15. Amitek Business College 
    16. Anderson College (Pty) Ltd 
    17. Angie Technologies 
    18. Ankalite (Pty) Limited 
    19. Arise Business Centre 
    20. Artshub Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    21. ATTI IT SOLUTIONS BLOEMFONTEIN 
    22. ATTI Nelspruit Pty Ltd 
    23. AUM IT Solutions 
    24. Bantsho Marketing & Management Strategies 
    25. Believers Care Society 
    26. Best Information Solutions 
    27. Beth Horner & Associates 
    28. Birnam Business College (Pty) Limited 
    29. Bokamoso Competence (Pty) Ltd 
    30. Bonalesedi Computer Training 
    31. Bophelo Tota ICT Driving Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    32. Boston Technology Campus (Pty) Ltd 
    33. Broadband College of Technology 
    34. Bytes People Solutions A Division of Altron TMT (Pty) Ltd 
    35. Calandra Trading 523(PTY) 
    36. Cape Innovation Technology Initiative 
    37. Cape Town Society for the Blind 
    38. Careers IT (Pty) Ltd 
    39. Centretech Broadcasting 
    40. Certified Workforce Trainers cc. 
    41. Clean Heat Academy 
    42. College Africa Group (Pty) Ltd 
    43. Columbus Consulting Pty Ltd 
    44. Come Again Printing Services cc 
    45. Commerce and Computer College of South Africa 
    46. CompEd IT Training 
    47. Competence computer and business management 
    48. Computer Technology Dev Institute 
    49. Critical Skills Training (Pty) Ltd 
    50. CTU Training Solutions 
    51. Cyber College of Business and Technology 
    52. CYBER MINDS (PTY) LIMITED 
    53. Daily Training Cc 
    54. Damelin 
    55. Damelin - Randburg 
    56. Damelin Correspondence College (Pty) Ltd 
    57. DC Dynamic College of Commerce & Further Training (Pty) Ltd 
    58. Delcom Training Institute 
    59. Delight Computer Training 
    60. Denwin's Computer & Business School 
    61. DIGMAC PTY LTD 
    62. Ditlotlo Trading Enterprise Cc 
    63. DVG Property (Pty)Ltd 
    64. Eagle Computer Training 
    65. Eagle High IT Training 
    66. EAST LONDON MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE 
    67. Eastern Cape Academy of Technology 
    68. Egsibit Training and Development 
    69. Ekasi IT Solutions CC 
    70. Ekukhanyeni Community Development Centre 
    71. Ekurhuleni Computer College 
    72. Elchees Software Solutions 
    73. EOH Abantu (Pty) Ltd 
    74. Falcon Business Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    75. False Bay College 
    76. Far North Education & Training Trust (FNETT) 
    77. Far North Youth Development Initiative 
    78. Far-Ahead Computer Training Centre Cc 
    79. Forek Institute of Technology (Pty) Ltd 
    80. Fort Hare Solutions (PTY) LTD 
    81. Foster-Melliar 
    82. FSM Source of Success Youth Development 
    83. FURNITURE BEDDING UPHOLSTERY INDUSTRY BARGAINING COUNCIL 
    84. Futurekids SA (Fochville) 
    85. Gabasega Consulting and Training Centre 
    86. Gauteng Central College PTY LTD 
    87. Gauteng College of Engineering and Technology (PTY) LTD 
    88. Gegana Computer Academy and Business Solutions cc 
    89. Giga Skills Training 
    90. Gijima Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
    91. Global Softech Skills Academy 
    92. Go Computer Cash and Carry 
    93. Golden Step Campus (Pty) Ltd. 
    94. Goldfields TVET College 
    95. Goodwill Institute Of Technology 
    96. Gurandbuilt Management Development 
    97. Hazyview Computer College 
    98. Hectic Productions cc 
    99. Hlanganani ICT (Pty) Ltd 
    100. I.C.E Computer College 
    101. IALE School of Advanced Learning and Education (Pty) Ltd 
    102. iLearn Corporate Services PTY LTD 
    103. Imbalenhle Learning Academy 
    104. Imvana Training College 
    105. In Excess Trading 22 T/A ATTI Polokwane 
    106. Indonsa Consulting and Training cc 
    107. Information Technology Resource Centre 
    108. Institute of Training and Education for Capacity Building 
    109. Intec College 
    110. INTERACTIVE COLLABORATIVE TRAINING WORX PTY LTD 
    111. ISAMON VOCATIONAL COLLEGE OF EXCELLENCE 
    112. iSolve Business Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    113. IT Certification Academy 
    114. IT SA Computer Services Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    115. IT Schools Innovation (Pty) Ltd 
    116. IT-HI-Q Training (PTY) Ltd 
    117. Jeppe College of Commerce and Computer Studies 
    118. Johannesburg Institute of Engineering & Technology 
    119. John Taolo Gaetsewe Developmental Trust 
    120. Jonda Learning Academy 
    121. Jumpco (Pty) Ltd 
    122. Kaelo Computer Training cc 
    123. Keybase Training Solutions Cc 
    124. Kezla Investments 
    125. Khuphulanani Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    126. Kids in the Cloud PTY LTD 
    127. King Sabata Dalindyebo TVET College 
    128. Konani Training and Development Institute 
    129. Kondi Computer Training 
    130. Kumani Computer College 
    131. Kundi Computer Training Centre 
    132. Kylix Information Systems 
    133. LA Gomme Training Centre 
    134. Leading Edge Business Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    135. Leanco Business Services & Training Centre CC 
    136. Lephalale Core Skills Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    137. Lesedi Consulting 
    138. Leseding Computer Systems (Pty) Ltd 
    139. LGIT Smart Solutions 
    140. Limco Consulting and management (Pty) Ltd 
    141. Limptech Computer Training Centre 
    142. LMoss Trading cc 
    143. Loja Trading cc 
    144. Loxtion Server CC 
    145. M-cot Corporate Training 
    146. Mackeys Computing (Pty) Ltd 
    147. Madzahisi College 
    148. Makau Tours and Skills Development 
    149. Makhophila Business Enterprise 
    150. Masana Brainstorm Conferencing cc 
    151. Mash Computer Training 
    152. Mass Computer Training And Printers 
    153. Mkoneni Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    154. Modise Computer College 
    155. Mokk Consultants Cc 
    156. Molomo wa Tau Telecommunications Centre and Academy Pty Ltd 
    157. Mosadikago Trading Cc 
    158. Motheo TVET College 
    159. Mourema Computer Training Centre 
    160. Mpande Technologies cc 
    161. Mpisholo Training Solutions 
    162. Mpondo Zengwenya Trading Cc 
    163. MSC Education Holdings Pty Ltd 
    164. Mthonyama Technologies cc 
    165. Mveelaphanda Development and Projects cc 
    166. National Computer College Carletonville 
    167. National Computer College Cc 
    168. Ndabezitha Life Skills Training Institute 
    169. NET2G Technologies (Pty) Ltd t/a IT SCHOOL 
    170. NetCampus (Pty) Ltd. 
    171. New Link Computer Skills 
    172. Nextgen Training Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    173. Ngubeni Corporation 
    174. Nicoflora Computers & PC Engineering (Pty) Ltd 
    175. Nyankwavi Inverstment 
    176. Ocule IT cc 
    177. On the Ball College Pty ltd 
    178. Overcomers Training College (Pty) Ltd 
    179. Parkton College of Catering & Tourism Studies 
    180. Phokophela Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
    181. Pillays Computer and Careers 
    182. Prompt It Solutions 
    183. Prophesy Training College (Pty) Ltd 
    184. Protech Business and Computer College Pty Ltd. 
    185. Pulakgadi Training Consulting 
    186. Qhakaza Management Services 
    187. Quantum Career Development (PTY) LTD 
    188. Rand Training College 
    189. Regent-Comp 
    190. Richfield Graduate Institute of Technology Pty Ltd 
    191. Rivoni Training N Communications 
    192. Ron and Becky Trading 
    193. Rorisang Computer (Pty) Ltd 
    194. Sankin Computer Training Pty Ltd 
    195. Sas Institute Pty Ltd 
    196. SEBATA Institute of Consulting and Development 
    197. Sed General Trading Enterprise 
    198. SEDIBENG 
    199. Setlagole Telecentre 
    200. Silulo Ulutho Technologies 
    201. Sivile Housing Association RSA 
    202. Siyabonga Multi - Purpose Centre 
    203. Siyafunda Community Technology Centre 
    204. Software Support And Training 
    205. South Africa Advanced Skills Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    206. Southern Africa Youth Project NPC 
    207. Sovereign Skills Development Institute (Pty) 
    208. Speccon (Pty) Ltd 
    209. Springfield Training (Pty) Ltd 
    210. Star Light Consulting 
    211. T Mabuya and Associates 
    212. Taal-Net Training Institute 
    213. Taballos Business Services 
    214. Technology Corporate Management (Pty) Ltd 
    215. Terry Computer Services cc 
    216. Thalita Koume Directions (Pty) Ltd 
    217. The Graduate Institute of South Africa 
    218. The Ulwazi Computer Training Center 
    219. Tira Telecoms 
    220. Titan Trade Technologies (Pty) Ltd 
    221. Torque Technical Computer Training (Pty) Ltd 
    222. Tshedza Training Technologies (Pty) Ltd 
    223. Tshiredo Training Academy Cc 
    224. Turfloop Training Services Cc 
    225. Turnstone Trading 183 (Pty) Ltd 
    226. UBUHLE TECHNOLOGY & MULTIPURPOSE PRIMARY CO-OPERATIVE LIMITED 
    227. Umbrella Training and Development 
    228. Umzinyathi Telecommunications (Pty) Ltd 
    229. Victory Ticket 580 cc 
    230. Vukani Solutions 
    231. Vuthlari Marketing Consulting (PTY)LTD 
    232. Waterberg TVET College 
    233. Whispers ETD Consulting 
    234. Whitestone College 
    235. Work Skills Resources 
    236. Xtensive ICT Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    237. Xylo Trading 12 (Pty) Ltd 
    238. Y2K COLLEGE 
    239. Zealot Business College cc 
    240. Zinjiva Trading 
    241. ZJ Africa Learn (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.