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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Explain the IT components of an e-Commerce system 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115377  Explain the IT components of an e-Commerce system 
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 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
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 
People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Explain the communication options common to all forms of e-commerce
  • Describe different e-commerce software available
  • Describe e-commerce standards
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the use of Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and Enhanced Messaging Systems (EMS) in business-to-business e-commerce solutions.
    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:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of the internet and the world-wide-web
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the use of web-sites in Business
  • Demonstrate an understanding of e-Commerce concepts 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the communication options common to all forms of e-commerce. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The explanation identifies communication options common to all forms of e-commerce 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The explanation describes the communication options identified 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe different e-commerce software available. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The explanation identifies the software responsible for driving specific e-commerce applications 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The explanation describes the software driving specific e-commerce applications 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Describe e-commerce standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The explanation identifies e-commerce standards on both a general and specific e-commerce application level 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The explanation describes e-commerce standards on both a general and specific e-commerce application level 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the use of Electronic Data Interchange (EDI). 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the use of Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and Enhanced Messaging Systems (EMS) in business-to-business e-commerce solutions 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The demonstration outlines the use of Integrated Systems, at a technical and commercial level within businesses 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Relate the explanation to EDI and EMS
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The demonstration explains the business and technical use of Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The demonstration explains the business and technical use of Enhanced Messaging Services (EMS) 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    N/A 

    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.
    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. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify, solve problems and make decisions in relation to the current systems development environments 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage him/her self and his/her activities responsibly and effectively 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and or language skills in the modes of oral and/ or written persuasion when engaging with systems development 

    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. 

    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 
    Sub-Sub-Field (Domain):
    Systems Development - E-Commerce 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  48872   National Certificate: Information Technology (Systems Development)  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. Academy of Training and Development 
    2. Accenture Learning Solution (Pty) Ltd 
    3. ATTI Nelspruit Pty Ltd 
    4. Broadband College of Technology 
    5. Bytes People Solutions A Division of Altron TMT (Pty) Ltd 
    6. DVG Property (Pty)Ltd 
    7. Ekasi IT Solutions CC 
    8. Falcon Business Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    9. Far-Ahead Computer Training Centre Cc 
    10. iSolve Business Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    11. Jeppe College of Commerce and Computer Studies 
    12. Leseding Computer Systems (Pty) Ltd 
    13. Mass Computer Training And Printers 
    14. National Computer College Cc 
    15. NetCampus (Pty) Ltd. 
    16. PROSERV SA (PTY) LTD 
    17. Richfield Graduate Institute of Technology Pty Ltd 
    18. Titan Trade Technologies (Pty) Ltd 



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