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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply electronic messaging and calendar application 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
258897  Apply electronic messaging and calendar application 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Computer Sciences and Information Systems 
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 2  NQF Level 02 
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 for people who need to customise and protect electronic messages and maintain and up-date an electronic diary.

A person credited with this unit standard is capable of:
  • Customising email settings.
  • Applying security settings to messages.
  • Creating and using contacts.
  • Creating and using appointment/events. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learner is competent in the following:
  • Communication at NQF Level 1.
  • Computer Literacy at NQF Level 1. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Customise email settings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An automatic signature is created, edited and deleted according to user requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Signature includes but not limited to:
  • Name, Surname, Contact Numbers, Email Address.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Email messages are tracked in accordance with specific requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Tracked includes but not limited to Read Receipt, Delivery Receipt.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An automatic reply is created, edited and/or deleted as dictated by requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    An automatic reply details include but not limited to:
  • Subject line, message body, Alternate contact details.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Rules are set up, edited and/or deleted according to user requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Rules include but not limited to:
  • From then move, From then copy, Subject line then move, Subject line then delete.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply security settings to messages. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Identified senders are added to a blocked list. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Attachments are prevented from being opened. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Pictures are prevented from downloading. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Identified senders are removed from a blocked list. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Create and use contacts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Different sources are utilised to work with contacts. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Working with includes created, opened, edited and/or deleted to maintain a contacts list for e-mailing purposes
  • Using at least two (2) sources: Within contacts, From email message received, From electronic business card received, in public folder.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Contacts are added to and/or removed from a category/group. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Contacts are sorted to facilitate optimum use. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Sorting include but is not limited to at least one (1) of:
  • Fields or Columns, Changing the arrangement, Custom sort.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Contacts are located through a Search/Find feature. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Contacts are printed according to user needs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Contacts are sent as attachments according to user requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Create and use appointment/events. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Appointments/events are created, edited and/or deleted according to user requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Creating and editing includes but not limited to at least three (3) of Subject, Location, Start Time, End Time, Reminder.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Appointments/events are copied and moved according to user requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Appointments/events are repeated according to user requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Repeat includes but not limited to at least two (2) of:
  • Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Yearly.

    Repeat includes but not limited to at least one (1) of:
  • No end date, End after, End by.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Appointments/events are categorised/grouped according to user requirements. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this Unit Standard may apply to an assessment agency; assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding 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 with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Policies, procedures and requirements of the organisations.
  • Ethical codes of relevant professional bodies.
  • Relevant legislative and/or regulatory requirements.
  • Nature of electronic information.
  • What are email settings, security settings, contacts, appointments and events.
  • Relevant application packages.
  • 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.
  • Performance of all elements complies with the laws of South Africa, especially with regard to copyright, privacy, health and safety, and consumer rights.
  • Performance of all elements is to be completed within the normal range of time and cost that would be expected in a professional environment (e.g. In a commercial or government organisation). 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made when:
  • Determining where electronic messaging and calendar applications are required. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community during:
  • Sending electronic messages.
  • Scheduling appointments. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when:
  • Running a diary. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information when:
  • Utilising different sources to work with contacts. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion when:
  • Categorising/grouping appointments/events according to user requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others when:
  • Applying electronic messaging and calendar application. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation when:
  • Customise email settings.
  • Apply security settings to messages.
  • Create and use contacts.
  • Create and use appointment/events.
  • Creating links to external and internal sites. 

  • 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 
  • This standard is applicable to any application that runs on any Graphical User Interface (GUI) operating systems.
  • Where wording is not exact for the chosen operating system or application, the learner can choose the equivalent item or option to demonstrate competence in the specific outcome or assessment criteria. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  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 


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