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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Use technology effectively in the practice of law 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116104  Use technology effectively in the practice of law 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Legal Education and Training 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 08 - Law, Military Science and Security Justice in Society 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6 
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 
Each person in business needs to communicate effectively with customers, colleagues and suppliers. This includes understanding the role played by technology in communication.

Learners will be able to:
  • Use the personal computer as a business tool.
  • Use the key concepts and practical skills relevant to the tools and techniques that are widely used by attorneys.
  • The learner must know and understand the basic configuration options that may be used in respect of computer systems.
  • The learner must know and understand how to use various peripheral tools and systems. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The learner will have acquired basic computer literacy to effectively communicate, retrieve and process relevant data in a legal environment, which includes:
  • Managing and organising basic electronic files
  • Communication by using electronic mail·
  • Searching and retrieving information over the Internet using search engines and electronic facilities.
  • Using word-processing software

    Learners registering for this unit standard will have demonstrated competence in legal knowledge at NQF level 7 as contained in a recognised law degree like B Proc or LLB or any other qualification recognised as equivalent to such a law degree in terms of legislation as indicated in the notes to the qualification. This assumed learning is listed in paragraph 4 of the qualification "Post graduate certificate in Attorneys Practice". 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Use the personal computer as a business tool. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Arrange computer applications commonly found in the practice of law. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Identify and plan appropriate opportunities to use the computer as a business tool. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Collate input data to or received information from common business and legal Information Systems and databases 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Use the key concepts and practical skills relevant to the tools and techniques that are widely used by attorneys. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Manage word processing packages, spreadsheet programmes and electronic presentation programmes 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Organise and arrange e-mail software and web browsers. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    The learner must know and understand the basic configuration options that may be used in respect of computer systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Discuss, predict and make reasonable decisions in connection with simple systems such as defining the needs, identifying alternatives and selecting the appropriate hardware, software and supplier. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Control basic computer processes to safeguard the system and data against errors, theft, unauthorised use, software piracy and virus attacks. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    The learner must know and understand how to use various peripheral tools and systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Assemble and use discs and CD storage systems 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Create directories and file systems to store data effectively 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Combine the use of printers, scanners and network devices effectively 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this qualification must be registered as an assessor with the POSLEC SETA ETQA and / or any other body with whom a mou was entered into.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this qualification must be accredited as a provider through the POSLEC SETA ETQA and / or any other body with whom a mou was entered into by SAQA.
  • The POSLEC SETA ETQA and / or any other body with whom a mou was entered into will oversee assessment and moderation of assessment according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant competency and the agreed procedures of the POSLEC SETA ETQA and / or any other body with whom a mou was entered into.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessment at exit points of the qualification, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual unit standards, exit level outcomes as well as the integrated competence described in the qualification.
  • Anyone wishing to be assessed against this competency may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the POSLEC SETA ETQA and / or any other body with whom a mou was entered into. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Demonstrated knowledge and understanding:
  • Describe various types of technology available for communicating in writing.
  • Explain various ways of using technology in research projects.
  • List various appropriate communication methods, taking available technology, the target audience and the norms of the industry into account. Give reasons why a particular communication method was selected and demonstrate the actual communication (range of target audience: customers, colleagues, and suppliers).
  • Check that spelling, punctuation and grammar are accurate when communicating in writing, using a dictionary or spelling-check facility if necessary. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    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 
    Critical cross field and developmental outcomes:

    Where necessary, these are included under the specific outcomes section. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  97228   National Certificate: Paralegal Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  49598   National Diploma: Paralegal Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Core  48920   National Certificate: Attorneys Practice  Level 7  NQF Level 07  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  90657   National Certificate: Prosecuting  Not Applicable  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 


    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. ADVANCED RISK SOLUTIONS 10000 (PTY) LTD 
    3. AFRIC POLICING INSTITUTE 
    4. BITLINE SA 368 CC 
    5. BOKAMOSO INSTITUTE OF SOUTH AFRICA 
    6. BRIGHT IDEA PROJECTS 447 PTY LTD T/A MIND -THE- GAP 
    7. COLLINS SEBOLA FINANCIAL SERVICES (PTY) 
    8. Department Of Justice (head Office) 
    9. EKURHULENI EAST TVET COLLEGE 
    10. EKURHULENI WEST TVET COLLEGE 
    11. ELASON PRO-ACTIVE SECURITY (PTY) LTD 
    12. GOLDFIELDS TVET COLLEGE 
    13. HJN POLOKWANE BRANCH PTY LTD 
    14. HJN PROTORIA BRANCH 02 
    15. HJN TRAINING CC 
    16. IFIHLILE TRAINING ACADEMY GAUTENG 
    17. Ikhwezi Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    18. INSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL LEGAL TRAINING 
    19. LAW SOCIETY OF SOUTH AFRICA 
    20. LWAZI ACADEMY OF LEARNING 
    21. MAS SAFE SECURITY CC 
    22. MIDRAND TRAINING ACADEMY PTY LTD 
    23. ORBIT TVET COLLEGE 
    24. OXY TRADING 735 CC 
    25. RAMAZWI SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    26. RI A LINDA SECURITY SOLUTIONS 
    27. SA LAW SCHOOL DURBAN 
    28. SA PROTECTION AND SECURITY UNIT (PTY) LTD 
    29. SHAMARIAH SECURITY AND TRAINING 
    30. SIYANIVIKELA SECURITY SERVICES 
    31. SNAP SOLUTIONS NETWX PTY LTD 
    32. Success Skills Development and Training Pty Ltd 
    33. Tshwane South Public FET College - Central Office 
    34. TSHWANE SOUTH TVET COLLEGE ATTERIDGEVILLE CAMPURS 
    35. TSHWANE SOUTH TVET COLLEGE ODI CAMPUS 
    36. TSHWANE SOUTH TVET COLLEGE PRETORIA WEST CAMPUS 



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