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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Operate systems to accommodate the defined situation within a treasury within a banking environment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117817  Operate systems to accommodate the defined situation within a treasury within a banking environment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Banking and Micro Finance 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
BANKSETA - Banking Sector Education and Training Authority 
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Finance, Economics and Accounting 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
7257  Operate systems to accommodate the defined situation within a treasury within a banking environment  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard is intended for people who trade on the various desks, conduct the treasurer function and monitor risk in a treasury.

Learners are able to:
  • Operate applicable trading systems
  • Develop and use word processing and spread sheeting systems
  • Use company specific information systems. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 3
  • The Unit standard entitled, "Follow trading procedures in a treasury".
  • Computer Literacy at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Applicable Trading systems include FEDS, Reuters, Tele Rate and internal information systems, Excel, Bloomberg and Infinity.
  • Appropriate word processing systems are MS Word and Word Perfect.
  • Appropriate spread sheeting systems are Quattro Pro, MS Excel and Lotus.
  • Desired spreadsheet outcomes are reports, analysis, models and profit and loss accounts.
  • Desired word processing outcomes are reports, memorandums, communiqués and circulars.
  • Providers of company information are Reuters, Bloomberg and Telerate. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Use applicable trading systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Terms and conditions of a deal are captured correctly as per system specific requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Deals are authorised and transmitted to the back office of the Treasury within defined timeframes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Deals conducted telephonically are recorded as per business specified procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Client balances, cash flow forecasts, prices and rates are established and integrated into the deal as per business specified procedure. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Develop and use applicable word processing and spread sheeting systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Spreadsheets are developed and data is manipulated in order to achieve desired outcomes as per business guidelines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Word processing documents are created and formatted to achieve desired outcomes as per business guidelines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Desired outcomes are understood, applied and integrated into work practices as per business specified procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Use company specific information systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The various databases available for the provision of information are selected and manoeuvred through using the correct operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Current information relating to market situations is extracted to the specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The relevant models on the system are used and applied as per system operating procedures, where applicable. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Deals are executed using extracted information and the applicable models as per systems operating procedures, where applicable. 


    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 
  • Computation skills
  • Operating systems
  • Verbal communication skills 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    The learner will collect, organise and critically evaluate information when compiling client balances, cash flow forecasts, prices, rates and market situation information that is integrated into the deal. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    The learner will display the ability to use science and technology effectively and critically when capturing deals into trading systems, and using applicable word processing and spread sheeting systems. The learners will further demonstrate this skill when using and applying various models on the information providing system to execute deals. 

    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 unit standard replaces unit standard 7257, "Operate systems to accommodate the defined situation within a treasury within a banking environment", Level 4, 8 credits.

    Terminology:
  • FEDS, Bloomberg, Telerate and Reuters: types of external information providing systems
  • ATM - At the Money
  • ITM - In the Money
  • OTM - Out the Money 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  20185   Further Education and Training Certificate: Banking  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  BANKSETA 


    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. Bidvest Bank 
    3. Chartall Business College 
    4. Cornerstone Performance Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    5. Felix Risk Training Consultants 
    6. Firstrand Bank - Benmore 
    7. Nedbank Ltd 
    8. The Facilitation Workshop 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.