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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Use a web browser in a business environment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114975  Use a web browser 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 3  NQF Level 03 
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 for learners who use a computer in a business environment. It is an introduction to basic computer literacy.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Explaining etiquette, conventions and compliance issues relating to the use of a web browser.
  • Explaining the use and functions of a web browser.
  • Accessing and setting up a web browser for a specific purpose.
  • Using a web browser for a specific business purpose. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners should
  • Hold a GETC or equivalent qualification; or
  • Be competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF level 2 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Internet policy includes, but is not limited to, access permissions, access times, private use, off site dial-in and password security for Internet.
  • Ethical and legal issues include, but are not limited to, privacy, copyright, chat rooms, pornography and other restricted sites.
  • Difference between Internet, intranet and extranet includes, but is not limited to terminology, access, users, information and examples.
  • Security issues include, but are not limited to, spam, piracy, hacking and downloading viruses.
  • Systems and applications include, but are not limited to, e-learning, management information systems, HR systems, quotations and procurement.
  • Standard terminology includes, but is not limited to, www, url, http, hyperlink, cookies,.co.za, .org.za, .gov.za and .com.
  • Different types of communication include, but are not limited to, discussion groups, chat rooms, email and SMS.
  • Ways of connecting to the web include, but are not limited to, modems, telephone lines, networks and WAP.
  • Options and tools include, but are not limited to, defaults, set home page, using graphics, security settings, history and temporary folders.
  • Navigation includes, but is not limited to, hyperlink, back, forward, home, refresh, stop, favourites, history and type in an address.
  • Downloads include, but are not limited to, Adobe, Acrobat, music, graphics, games and video clips.
  • Research includes, but is not limited to, verification of information, validation of information, searching for information, selecting relevant information and storing relevant information.
  • Research topics include, but are not limited to a topic relevant to the industry, profession or environment in which the person does business.
  • Developments in technology include, but are not limited to, cell phone technology, interactive TV, palm tops, voice activation, wireless and spyware software. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain etiquette, conventions and compliance issues relating to the use of a web browser. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The Internet policy of an organisation is interpreted and applied to business practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Ethical and legal issues relating to the use of a web browser are identified and applied to a business environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Security issues related to web browsing are identified in relation to user access. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The consequences of non-compliance with ethical, legal and business policy are explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain the use and functions of a web browser. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The difference between internet, intranet and extranet are explained and an indication is given of the use of each. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Systems and applications that are accessed through a web browser are identified for a specific organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Standard terminology associated with the use of internet is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Different types of communication within an internet browser are identified with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The role of the internet service provider is explained and an indication is given of how to connect to the web. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Access and set up a web browser for a specific purpose. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A browser is accessed for a specific business purpose. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The options and tools of a web browser are explored and set for individual preferences in a business environment. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Use a web browser for a specific business purpose. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The ability to navigate a browser page is demonstrated for a specific purpose. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The different functionalities for using information contained on a web page are explored for a specific purpose. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The use of downloads is explained with reference to relevant restrictions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A topic is researched from the web. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Explore technologies that can be integrated into the World Wide Web. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Developments in technology are explained with reference to potential access to the World Wide Web. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Ways in which changing technology could affect business practice are identified with examples. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    This Unit Standard will be internally assessed by the provider and moderated by a moderator registered by a relevant accredited ETQA or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant accredited ETQA. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The typical scope of this Unit Standard is:
  • Internet policy includes, but is not limited to, access permissions, access times, private use, off site dial-in and password security for Internet.
  • Ethical and legal issues include, but are not limited to, privacy, copyright, chat rooms, pornography and other restricted sites.
  • Difference between Internet, intranet and extranet includes, but is not limited to terminology, access, users, information and examples.
  • Security issues include, but are not limited to, spam, piracy, hacking and downloading viruses.
  • Systems and applications include, but are not limited to, e-learning, management information systems, HR systems, quotations and procurement.
  • Standard terminology includes, but is not limited to, www, url, http, hyperlink, cookies,.co.za, .org.za, .gov.za and .com.
  • Different types of communication include, but are not limited to, discussion groups, chat rooms, email and SMS.
  • Ways of connecting to the web include, but are not limited to, modems, telephone lines, networks and WAP.
  • Options and tools include, but are not limited to, defaults, set home page, using graphics, security settings, history and temporary folders.
  • Navigation includes, but is not limited to, hyperlink, back, forward, home, refresh, stop, favourites, history and type in an address.
  • Downloads include, but are not limited to, Adobe, Acrobat, music, graphics, games and video clips.
  • Research includes, but is not limited to, verification of information, validation of information, searching for information, selecting relevant information and storing relevant information.
  • Research topics include, but are not limited to a topic relevant to the industry, profession or environment in which the person does business.
  • Developments in technology include, but are not limited to, cell phone technology, interactive TV, palm tops, voice activation, wireless and spyware software. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    The learner can collect, organise, analyse and critically evaluate information when researching a topic on the web. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    The learner can communicate effectively in researching a topic and presenting the results of the research. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    The learner can use technology effectively by accessing information from 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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  48783   National Certificate: Financial Services  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  INSETA 
    Elective  65750   National Certificate: Hairdressing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  49772   National Certificate: Archaeology  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  65749   National Certificate: Hairdressing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  49256   Further Education and Training Certificate: Counselling  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 
    Elective  65729   Further Education and Training Certificate: Hairdressing  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  49649   Further Education and Training Certificate: Long-term Insurance  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  INSETA 
    Elective  66609   Further Education and Training Certificate: Retail Insurance  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  66610   Further Education and Training Certificate: Short Term Insurance  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  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.
     
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    2. ADEOMOBA HAIR GALLERY 
    3. AFRICA SKILLS TRAINING SOLUTIONS PTY LTD 
    4. Alcari Learning Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    5. BRC Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    6. BRIGHT IDEA PROJECTS 447 PTY LTD T/A MIND -THE- GAP 
    7. Candy Nxusani Trading 
    8. CKP Development Agency (Pty) Ltd. 
    9. COLLEGE OF CAPE TOWN FOR FURTHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING- PUBLIC FET COLLEGE 
    10. De Vries Management & Training Services cc 
    11. DURBAN UNISEX BEAUTY PARLOUR 
    12. EJW Financial Services (Pty) Ltd 
    13. ENZI HAIR STUDIO CC 
    14. Executive People Development Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    15. FACE TO FACE 
    16. Faisit (Pty) Ltd 
    17. GERT SIBANDE TVET COLLEGE 
    18. Glicam Trading Enterprise 
    19. Greenfield Management Solutions 
    20. HAIR AND BEAUTY INSTITUTE 
    21. HIV SA 
    22. Indalo Health And Wellness (PTY) Ltd 
    23. Intec College 
    24. Intelligo Solutions Pty (Ltd) 
    25. Invuya Institute of Learning (Pty) Ltd 
    26. KHAMOR TRAVEL AGENCY CC 
    27. LA LOUVE PRIVATE HAIR ACADEMY 
    28. Lesedi Hospice 
    29. LINZOS HAIR ACADEMY 
    30. LOREAL SOUTH AFRICA 
    31. Masifunde Training Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    32. MILZET HOLDINGS PTY LTD 
    33. Mpule Management and Training 
    34. NGHEZIMANI HOLDINGS PTY LTD 
    35. Octomate (Pty) Ltd 
    36. Outsurance Insurance Company Ltd 
    37. Ripple Effect 4 (Pty) Ltd 
    38. SERWALO HAIR ACADEMY 
    39. Sodic Training and Development 
    40. STYLISH FLOW HAIR ACADEMY 
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