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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Describe governance and control issues within business systems operations 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117708  Describe governance and control issues within business systems operations 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Generic Management 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Generic Management 
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 
A person credited with this unit standard is able to demonstrate an understanding of the governance and control issues within business systems operations.

In particular, on completion of this unit standard, the learner is able to:
  • Explain the need for governance and control in relation to business systems
  • Identify the policies and procedures related to a business process
  • Describe legislation that impacts on the business processes within an industry
  • Define the role of legislation in terms of shaping of business processes across a given industry
  • Describe how governance and control measures are enforced within a business
  • Explain the importance of compliance with governance and controls with a view to understanding the risks associated with non-compliance 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in:
  • End-user Computing at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3.
  • Communication skills at NQF level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • This unit standard is meant to give learners an understanding of the connection between business enabling systems and the processes they support.
  • Learners are expected to gain an awareness of the manner in which Business systems, or ERP systems in particular, can add value in a business environment.
  • This unit standard alone will not give learners comprehensive technical expertise in ERP or Business systems.
  • The unit standard relies on the learner's awareness of some aspect of the business functionality, be it through direct experience or observation. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the need for 'governance' and 'control' in relation to business systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The terms 'governance' and 'control' are defined in relation to their importance for business systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The scope of 'governance' and 'control' are analysed in the context of business systems. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify the policies and procedures related to a business process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The role of policies and procedures is defined in terms of their impact on a business process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The elements of a business process are analysed with a view to identifying the policies and procedures that impact on it. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Describe legislation that impacts on the business processes within an industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The role of legislation is defined in terms of the shaping of business processes across a given industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The elements of a business process are analysed with a view to identifying legislation that impacts on it. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Describe how governance and control measures are enforced within a business. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The importance of compliance with 'governance' and 'controls' is explained with a view to understanding the risks associated with non-compliance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Current 'governance' and 'control' standards are examined with a view to understanding their role in enforcing corporate governance and control. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An analysis is given of the measures implemented within an organisation to ensure compliance with 'governance' and 'controls'. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed against this unit standard (including through RPL) may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance body (ETQA), or one with an appropriate memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard, or assessing this unit standard, must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The knowledge underpinning the above specific outcomes is:
  • The concept and definition of 'Governance' and 'Control'
  • The concepts of businesses as going concerns and the profit motive
  • The concepts of business systems and their interdependencies
  • The concepts of vision, mission, strategy, value chain and their importance to the success of the business enterprise
  • An overview of the operational components of an ERP system
  • The concepts of managing change when an ERP system is introduced in an organisation.
  • An overview of the legislation that impacts the business environment 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Problem identification and solution in creative ways. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Team and group work. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing self within the context of the business environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Critically collecting, evaluating and analysing information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Appropriate use of information technology equipment and systems. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    A systemic approach to business systems within the context of the current business environment. 

    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  49176   Further Education and Training Certificate: Business Systems Operations: End User (ERP)  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  65529   Further Education and Training Certificate: Transport Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 


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