Short Courses & Skills Sets

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Short Courses & Skills Sets:

The following short courses can be taken as SKILL SETS or SINGLE UNIT STANDARD soft skill training units. Please note – when selecting short courses it is recommended to choose subjects from the same qualification, be careful not to randomly cluster individual unit standards from various qualifications together since a separate portfolio of evidence must be submitted for each qualification any short course originates from.

BASIC LIFE SKILLS: (19 credits from Qualification 61755)

SAQA ID

Description

Level

Credits

Days

Outcomes

12537

Identify personal values and ethics in the workplace 

NQF1

4

1

A learner assessed as competent against this unit standard will be able to understand the need for a personal value system and identify ethical and unethical practices in the workplace.

243193

Practice good health and grooming habits 

NQF1

4

1

Deal with common health conditions to help prevent the spread of illness.

Practice good hygiene habits.

Practice good grooming and dress habits.

243189 

Manage personal finances 

Level 1 

8

2

Understand personal finance.

Plan and prepare a personal budget.

Operate a personal bank account.

15091 

Plan to manage one`s time 

Level 1 

3

1

Set realistic goals for tasks and activities

Prioritise tasks and activities in order to plan time

Draw up a plan/schedule to organise tasks and activities

Carry out tasks and activities as planned

 

TECHNOLOGY – Basic Computer Literacy (23 credits from Qualification 61755)

SAQA ID

Description

Level

Credits

Days

Outcomes

9357 

Develop and use keyboard skills to enter text 

Level 1 

4

1

Purpose People credited with this unit standard are able to use keyboard techniques to key in alpha and numeric text, symbols, and special characters, using a standard alpha-numerical keyboard; identify and remedy technique errors;

Apply keyboard techniques and ergonomic practices to avoid overuse injuries; and produce sentences and paragraphs containing alpha and numeric text, symbols and special characters.

116932 

Operate a personal computer system 

Level 1 

3

1

Start up and shut down a personal computer system using standard and non-standard methods.

Change the configuration of a personal computer.

Use personal computer operating system functions.

Use operating system utilities.

117867 

Managing files in a Graphical User Interface (GUI) environment 

Level 1 

3

1

Identify the different storage devices on a computer.

Explain the concepts of files on a computer in a GUI environment.

Locate files in a GUI environment.

Work with computer files in a GUI environment.

Protect computer files in a GUI environment.

116938 

Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based word processor to create and edit documents 

Level 1 

4

1

Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of word processing.

Create, open and save documents.

Produce a document from given text.

Format a document.

Edit a document.

Check spelling and grammar in a document.

Adjust the display characteristics.

117924 

Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based word processor to format documents 

Level 2 

5

1

Work with multiple documents.

Format text.

Format paragraphs.

Format pages.

Format a document.

Templates are used and created.

 

ECONOMICS & MANAGEMENT SKILLS (23 credits from Qualification 61755)

SAQA ID

Description

Level

Credits

Days

Outcomes

10007

Identify, analyse and select Business Opportunities

NQF1

3

1

A candidate credited with this general competence will be able to: identify business ideas, eliminate inappropriate business ideas and select viable business ideas.

10009

Demonstrate ability to start and run a business

NQF1

3

1

A candidate credited with this general competence will be able to start, run and expand a business.

10006

Demonstrate Understanding of Entrepreneurship

NQF1

2

1

A candidate credited with this general competence will be able to: discuss entrepreneurship; identify and describe the characteristics of a successful entrepreneur; identify, assess and improve learners, individual entrepreneurial characteristics and discuss business ethics and social responsibility.

14444

Demonstrate an understanding of a general business plan and adapt it to a selected business idea

NQF1

7

2

A candidate credited with this general competence will be able to describe and analyse the different components of a typical business plan and design a business plan relevant to a selected business idea.

13994 

Identify and discuss different types of business and their legal implications 

NQF1 

4

1

A candidate credited with this general competence will be able to: identify, discuss types of business, procedures to start a business and their legal implications.

13999 

Demonstrate an understanding of basic accounting practices 

NQF1 

4

1

A candidate credited with this general competence will be able to: demonstrate an understanding of basic accounting skills.

 

HIV/AIDS

Awareness program: (from Qualification 67155)

SAQA ID

Description

Level

Credits

Days

Outcomes

14656

Demonstrate an understanding of sexuality and sexually transmitted infections including HIV/AIDS 

NQF1

5

1

Demonstrate an understanding of sexuality.

Demonstrate an understanding of the nature, transmission and prevention of sexually transmitted infections including HIV/AIDS.

Describe means to cope and deal with sexually transmitted infections including HIV/AIDS.

Describe human rights of individuals living with HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections.

 

Implementation for Managers (from Qualification 57712)

13915

(9356)

Recognise the effects of HIV/AIDS in the workplace

NQF3

4

1

Understanding the effects of HIV/AIDS on the immune system.

Knowing how HIV/AIDS is transmitted.

Knowing what behaviour is safe and what behaviour caries the risk of HIV/AIDS transmission.

Knowing what guidelines and assistance are available to support workers with HIV/AIDS and recognise own role in creating a caring work environment.

Understanding the implications of the HIV/AIDS pandemic for society, the economy, a business sub-sector, an organisation and a specific workplace.

 


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