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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply technical knowledge and skill in order to manage risks associated with electronic technology 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
242673  Apply technical knowledge and skill in order to manage risks associated with electronic technology 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Insurance and Investment 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
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
14977  Apply technical knowledge and skill in order to manage computer risk  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard is intended for managers of organisations and learners who are responsible for the management of asset risk in insurance, and other organisations. It will be useful for learners who advise on risk management for business insurance purposes.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Analysing the technology risk in a specific organisation as it applies to electronic equipment.
  • Demonstrating knowledge and understanding of the management of technological devices in an organisation.
  • Demonstrating knowledge and understanding of the management of technology software in an organisation.
  • Demonstrating knowledge and understanding of the management of compute data in an organisation. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at Level 3. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this Unit Standard is:
  • Hardware risk includes but is not limited to fire, theft, flood, electrical, ventilation, power surge, lighting, mechanical failure, users incompetence.
  • Software risk includes but is not limited to piracy, viruses, backups, systems failure, user incompetence, firewalls and hacking.
  • Data risk includes but is not limited to theft, choice of software, loss of productivity, loss of use, intellectual capital and fraud.
  • Electronic devices include, but are not limited to, computers and cell phones. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Analyse the technology risk in a specific organisation as it applies to electronic equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The risks associated with electronic equipment are analysed for a selected organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The exposure levels within an organisation are classified and quantified in terms of equipment, hardware, software and data. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Management and financial resources in an organisation are analysed to determine adequacy for upgrading, damage or loss control. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the management of technical devices in an organization. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Potential risks relating to electronic devices are analysed and prioritised and recommendations are made to manage the identified risks. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the management of technology software in an organization. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Potential risks to software are identified and prioritised with reference to appropriateness, reliability and currency. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Risks related to compatibility, viruses and security are investigated for a selected organisation and recommendations are made to minimise the risk for a selected organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Risks associated with piracy, copyright, licensing and legitimacy of compliance are discussed with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the management of computer data in an organization. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Potential risks to data are identified and prioritised for a specific organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Recommendations are made to manage the identified the risks. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The typical scope of this Unit Standard is:
  • Relevant policy information includes, but is not limited to, buyer information, date of credit limit, amount of credit limit, special conditions, limit of discretion, money in suspense, terms granted, date of notification, special endorsements, goods delivered, the basis for entertaining the claim and reasons for defaulting.
  • Documents required to confirm legal status include, but are not limited to, credit application, ITC report, system, invoices and bank reports.
  • A course of action may include, but is not limited to, debt collection, use of an agency, legal action and liaison with liquidators. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Learners are capable of identifying and solving problems in which responses show that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made in identifying potential electronic technology risks in an organisation and recommending control measures. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Learners are capable of collecting, organising and critically evaluating information in collecting and interpreting data relating to electronic technology risk. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Learners are capable of communicating effectively in presenting their recommendations for managing risk. 

    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 14977, "Apply technical knowledge and skill in order to manage computer risk", level 4, 3 credits.

    Search words: electronic technology, risk management. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  57613   Further Education and Training Certificate: Short-Term Risk Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  INSETA 
    Elective  61529   National Certificate: Loss Adjusting  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  INSETA 


    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. CKP Development Agency (Pty) Ltd. 



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