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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Describe information systems departments in business organisations 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14926  Describe information systems departments in business organisations 
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 conceptual knowledge of the areas covered
  • for those working in, or entering the workplace in the area of Information Systems and Technology Management
  • as additional knowledge for those wanting to understand the areas covered

    People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Describe the roles of IS departments in organisations
  • Describe the structures of IS departments in organisations
    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 an organisation (IST001). 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe the roles of IS departments in business organisations. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Includes, but is not limited to: IS Manager, Operations Mgmt, Systems support, Development Manager, Development Project Team ( Analyst, DBA, Programmers). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The description identifies the roles typically found in an IS department. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes, but is not limited to: IS Manager, Operations Mgmt, Systems support, Development Manager, Development Project Team ( Analyst, DBA, Programmers).
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The description identifies the purpose of each role and outlines their tasks. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes, but is not limited to: IS Manager, Operations Mgmt, Systems support, Development Manager, Development Project Team ( Analyst, DBA, Programmers).
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The description compares the tasks of each role. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes, but is not limited to: IS Manager, Operations Mgmt, Systems support, Development Manager, Development Project Team ( Analyst, DBA, Programmers).
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe the structure of IS departments in business organisations. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Business Strategy, IS Strategy, IT Strategy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The description identifies the position of an IS department via an organisation chart. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Business Strategy, IS Strategy, IT Strategy.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The description outlines the purpose of systems and operations areas within an IS department, and their interaction. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Business Strategy, IS Strategy, IT Strategy.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The description explains the interactions of systems and operations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Business Strategy, IS Strategy, IT Strategy.
     


    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 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.
    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. 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    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 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. 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    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
    Core  78964   Further Education and Training Certificate: Information Technology: Technical Support  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Core  24293   National Certificate: Information Technology: Technical Support  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2010-01-23  Was MICTS until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  49129   Further Education and Training Certificate (FETC): Management and Administration  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  20185   Further Education and Training Certificate: Banking  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  BANKSETA 
    Elective  24294   Further Education and Training Certificate: Information Technology: Systems Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2010-01-23  Was MICTS until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  78965   Further Education and Training Certificate: Information Technology: Systems Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Elective  60652   Professional Qualification: Management and Administration  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  49063   National Certificate: Geographical Information Sciences  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  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. Absa Learning & Development 
    2. Academy of Training and Development 
    3. Accreditation & Training Services 
    4. Afedile M Learning Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    5. Amitek Business College 
    6. Angie Technologies 
    7. Ankalite (Pty) Limited 
    8. Arise Business Centre 
    9. ATTI IT SOLUTIONS BLOEMFONTEIN 
    10. ATTI Nelspruit Pty Ltd 
    11. AUM IT Solutions 
    12. Believers Care Society 
    13. Bidvest Bank 
    14. Bonang Training & Development 
    15. Bophelo Tota ICT Driving Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    16. Broadband College of Technology 
    17. Bytes People Solutions A Division of Altron TMT (Pty) Ltd 
    18. Calandra Trading 523(PTY) 
    19. Careers IT (Pty) Ltd 
    20. Chartall Business College 
    21. Clean Heat Academy 
    22. Colleen Osorio Skills Development Consultancy cc 
    23. Commerce and Computer College of South Africa 
    24. Compass Academy of Learning 
    25. Competence computer and business management 
    26. Cornerstone Performance Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    27. Critical Skills Training (Pty) Ltd 
    28. CTU Training Solutions 
    29. Cyber College of Business and Technology 
    30. Daily Training Cc 
    31. Damelin 
    32. Damelin - Randburg 
    33. Damelin Correspondence College (Pty) Ltd 
    34. DC Dynamic College of Commerce & Further Training (Pty) Ltd 
    35. Delcom Training Institute 
    36. Delight Computer Training 
    37. Denwin's Computer & Business School 
    38. DVG Property (Pty)Ltd 
    39. EDUTEL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT PTY LTD 
    40. Ekasi IT Solutions CC 
    41. EOH Abantu (Pty) Ltd 
    42. Falcon Business Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    43. False Bay College 
    44. Felix Risk Training Consultants 
    45. Forek Institute of Technology (Pty) Ltd 
    46. Foster-Melliar 
    47. Futurekids SA (Fochville) 
    48. Gabasega Consulting and Training Centre 
    49. Gauteng Central College PTY LTD 
    50. Gauteng College of Engineering and Technology (PTY) LTD 
    51. Gegana Computer Academy and Business Solutions cc 
    52. Gijima Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
    53. Golden Step Campus (Pty) Ltd. 
    54. Hlanganani ICT (Pty) Ltd 
    55. IALE School of Advanced Learning and Education (Pty) Ltd 
    56. iLearn Corporate Services PTY LTD 
    57. Imvana Training College 
    58. In Excess Trading 22 T/A ATTI Polokwane 
    59. Information Technology Resource Centre 
    60. INKWENKWEZI PRIVATE COLLEGE - SKILLS DEVELOPMENT cc 
    61. Intec College 
    62. INTERACTIVE COLLABORATIVE TRAINING WORX PTY LTD 
    63. iSolve Business Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    64. IT Network Recruiting and Consulting Services 
    65. IT SA Computer Services Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    66. J and N Ikwekwezi Yokusa Development Training 
    67. Jeppe College of Commerce and Computer Studies 
    68. Johannesburg Institute of Engineering & Technology 
    69. Jonda Learning Academy 
    70. Kaelo Computer Training cc 
    71. Kezla Investments 
    72. Khuphulanani Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    73. King Sabata Dalindyebo TVET College 
    74. Konani Training and Development Institute 
    75. Leseding Computer Systems (Pty) Ltd 
    76. Limco Consulting and management (Pty) Ltd 
    77. M-cot Corporate Training 
    78. Mass Computer Training And Printers 
    79. MENTORNET (PTY) LTD 
    80. Modise Computer College 
    81. Mosadikago Trading Cc 
    82. Mpande Technologies cc 
    83. MSC Education Holdings Pty Ltd 
    84. National Computer College Carletonville 
    85. National Computer College Cc 
    86. Nedbank Ltd 
    87. NET2G Technologies (Pty) Ltd t/a IT SCHOOL 
    88. Nextgen Training Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    89. Ngubeni Corporation 
    90. Nyankwavi Inverstment 
    91. Ocule IT cc 
    92. On the Ball College Pty ltd 
    93. OnTrack Learning Solutions CC 
    94. Overcomers Training College (Pty) Ltd 
    95. PC Educational Holdings 
    96. PC Educational Holdings Pty Ltd 
    97. Petra institute of Development (PTY) Ltd 
    98. Prophesy Training College (Pty) Ltd 
    99. Qhakaza Management Services 
    100. Rand Training College 
    101. Resonance Institue of Learning 
    102. Rivoni Training N Communications 
    103. SEDIBENG 
    104. Sivile Housing Association RSA 
    105. Smart Byte Training Cc 
    106. Springfield Training (Pty) Ltd 
    107. Standard Bank Personal and Business Banking 
    108. Star Light Consulting 
    109. Taal-Net Training Institute 
    110. Technology Corporate Management (Pty) Ltd 
    111. The Facilitation Workshop 
    112. The Institute of People Development 
    113. Titan Trade Technologies (Pty) Ltd 
    114. TMG Quality Services 
    115. Torque Technical Computer Training (Pty) Ltd 
    116. Umzinyathi Telecommunications (Pty) Ltd 
    117. Whitestone College 
    118. Work Skills Resources 
    119. Xtensive ICT Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    120. Xylo Trading 12 (Pty) Ltd 



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