UNISA Short Course in Essential Computer Literacy Skills For The Business Professional

UNISA Short Course in Essential Computer Literacy Skills For The Business Professional

Short Course in Essential Computer Literacy Skills For The Business Professional (76954)Purpose

The primary objective of the module is to prepare students to become computer literate in essential skills required of a business professional.
 
The module is interactive, online and practical. The student must participate in online discussions; submit assignments, and portfolio as evidence of learning. The student is required to have access to computer and internet.

Target group

This course is intended for business professionals who are advanced users of computers and who want to improve their computer literacy skills.
 Admission requirements

  • Senior certificate or an equivalent NQF level qualification
  • Applicants are required to have their own computer and internet access
  • Only students with basic computer literacy skills will be allowed to register
  • No Unisa modules are required as pre-requisites.

Duration

Semester (six months)
 Language medium

English
 Registration periods

Semester dates

Tuition method

The mode of delivery will be a blended method comprising of study material in hard copy plus online delivery.
 
Practical learning will be supported by means of DVD with an optional workshops attendance at students own cost. Monitoring will be done by means of an online portfolio
 Kind of assessment

Formative assessment will be conducted by means of self-assessment activities (not submitted for marking) and two formal assignments which count 10% each. The mode of assignments will be fully online. These assignments will calculate towards a year mark that counts 20% of the final mark. Summative assessment will be conducted by means of a portfolio: 100% of the final mark. The sub-minimum mark required for a supplementary exam event will be 40%.
 Essential computer literacy skills for the Business Professional (CSCL4BP)Syllabus/Content Topics

  • Open source word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and database application software
  • Internet – how to access, search, share and communicate
  • Computers and mobile devices – differentiate
  • Troubleshooting – computer hardware and mobile devices
  • Software solutions – how to use it for professional and personal gain and how to access data anytime
  • Telecommunications, wireless technologies & computer networks
  • Digital safety, security & privacy.
  • Professional networking sites and social media

Course leader

Mrs L Naidoo (BTech: Commercial Admin)
School of Computing
Computer Literacy
Office: GJ Gerwel Building (Florida-Science Campus), C4-06
Tel: 0116709128
Email: naidool@unisa.ac.za
 Programme administrator(s)

Ms P Masalesa
School of Computing
Office: GJ Gerwel Building – C3-06
Tel: 0116709131
Email: masalpd@unisa.ac.za


Overview of Public Universities in South Africa

Here's an overview of some public universities in South Africa, including general admissions requirements and estimated application periods. Keep in mind, specific program requirements and dates can vary significantly, so it's important to check each university's official website for the most current information.

University of Pretoria

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with minimum scores in specific subjects related to the chosen program; for international students, equivalent qualifications.
  • Application Period: Usually opens in March and closes at the end of July for most programs.

University of Cape Town

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with pass levels required for degree study; subject-specific requirements depending on the program.
  • Application Period: Application opens in April and closes at the end of July.

Stellenbosch University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required marks; some programs have additional testing.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and typically closes at the end of June.

University of the Witwatersrand

  • Admissions Requirements: Matriculation certificate with university exemption; required scores vary by faculty.
  • Application Period: Begins in March and ends on the 30th of September.

University of Johannesburg

  • Admissions Requirements: Matric exemption with a minimum APS score; specific subject requirements based on the faculty.
  • Application Period: Opens in April and generally closes by the 30th of September.

University of the Free State

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific marks for the program applied to; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Typically opens in April and closes at the end of August.

University of Venda

  • Admissions Requirements: Completion of the National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for diploma or degree studies; specific APS scores needed.
  • Application Period: Usually from May to September.

University of Fort Hare

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; certain programs may have specific requirements.
  • Application Period: Opens around May and closes at the end of September.

University of the Western Cape

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific performance levels; additional requirements for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Generally from May to September.

North-West University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; program-specific requirements may apply.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and usually closes by the end of August.

Rhodes University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate or equivalent; minimum academic performance in certain subjects.
  • Application Period: Applications open in April and close at the end of September.

Nelson Mandela University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; portfolio or additional tests for some faculties.
  • Application Period: Opens in April, with a deadline at the end of August for most programs.

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Opens in May and typically closes by the end of September.

University of Limpopo

  • Admissions Requirements: Senior Certificate with endorsement for diploma or degree courses; specific APS scores for different programs.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

University of Zululand

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for bachelor’s degree studies; specific score requirements for various programs.
  • Application Period: Usually between April and November.

Central University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores for the chosen field of study; additional criteria for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Application period generally starts in May and ends in October.

Vaal University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with a pass that qualifies for admission to bachelor’s degree, diploma, or higher certificate programs.
  • Application Period: Typically from May to September.

Walter Sisulu University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; additional criteria for certain faculties.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

This list provides a starting point for understanding the admissions landscape across South Africa's diverse higher education institutions. Given the variability in programs and requirements, it's crucial to consult each university's website for the most accurate and up-to-date information.