This General Education and Training Certificate: Business Practice is for utilisation by all members of the population. Anyone preparing to become employed, or self-employed, in any business whatsoever would be the persons most likely to be attracted to this qualification. In fact many newly (or not-so-newly) appointed personnel, or struggling entrepreneurs, could benefit from part or all of this qualification. It seeks to embed the six key literacies required by business organisations: Numeracy, Literacy, Entrepreneurial, Financial, Technological and Cognitive.
The GETC: Business Practice integrates the literacies into one qualification while also allowing each to be addressed separately in short courses and skills programmes, based on the constituent unit standards.
Furthermore, this Certificate allows a seamless movement into the New Venture Creation learning way, thus providing bridging between South Africa’s First and second Economies.
The Fundamental Component of the qualification enables learners to communicate and work with figures in a business environment, while the Core component offers empowerment in the areas of technology, life orientation, human and social sciences (customer service), economics and management (entrepreneurship), as well as cognition theory and practice. The qualification is aimed particularly at entry level personnel, including those that operate their own business or are part owners in a business. It provides grounding in the key business essentials, while offering a range of elective choices which assist in preparing learners for the world of work.
The GETC would also suit non-entrepreneurs as it offers all the grounding required for operating in the business environment in South Africa.
The learner successfully completing this qualification will have gained the knowledge and ability to: Use fundamental skills in a business environment.
- Make appropriate use of Information and Communications Technology in an office setting.
- Incorporate a range of life skills in an employment or self-employment situation.
The learner will also develop some entrepreneurial and business knowledge coupled with correct business attitudes.
It is assumed that the learner attempting this qualification is competent in:
- Communication at ABET Level 3.
- Mathematical Literacy at ABET Level 3.
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|1. Use fundamental skills in a business environment.
2. Make appropriate use of Information and Communications Technology in an office setting.
3. Understand and apply entrepreneurial and business knowledge and attitude.
4. Incorporate life skills in an employment or self-employment situation.
|ID||UNIT STANDARD TITLE||NQF LEVEL||CREDITS|
|Core||14444||Demonstrate an understanding of a general business plan and adapt it to a selected business idea||Level 1||7|
|Core||13999||Demonstrate an understanding of basic accounting practices||Level 1||4|
|Core||10006||Demonstrate an understanding of entrepreneurship and develop entrepreneurial qualities||Level 1||2|
|Core||9357||Develop and use keyboard skills to enter text||Level 1||4|
|Core||13994||Identify and discuss different types of business and their legal implications||Level 1||4|
|Core||10007||Identify, analyse and select business opportunities||Level 1||3|
|Core||243189||Manage personal finances||Level 1||8|
|Core||117867||Managing files in a Graphical User Interface (GUI) environment||Level 1||3|
|Core||116932||Operate a personal computer system||Level 1||3|
|Core||15091||Plan to manage one`s time||Level 1||3|
|Core||110082||Understand the impact of customer service on a business||Level 1||6|
|Core||117902||Use generic functions in a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-environment||Level 1||4|
|Fundamental||119373||Describe and represent objects in terms of shape, space and measurement||Level 1||5|
|Fundamental||119368||Describe, interpret and represent mathematical patterns, functions and algebra in different contexts||Level 1||6|
|Fundamental||119635||Engage in a range of speaking/signing and listening interactions for a variety of purposes||Level 1||6|
|Fundamental||119631||Explore and use a variety of strategies to learn||Level 1||5|
|Fundamental||110083||Process, analyse and communicate numerical data||Level 1||4|
|Fundamental||119640||Read/view and respond to a range of text types||Level 1||6|
|Fundamental||119362||Work with numbers; operations with numbers and relationships between numbers||Level 1||4|
|Fundamental||119636||Write/Sign for a variety of different purposes||Level 1||6|
|Elective||14656||Demonstrate an understanding of sexuality and sexually transmitted infections including HIV/AIDS||Level 1||5|
|Elective||116164||Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of marketing||Level 1||2|
|Elective||10009||Demonstrate the ability to start and run a business and adapt to a changing business environment||Level 1||3|
|Elective||12537||Identify personal values and ethics in the workplace||Level 1||4|
|Elective||243193||Practice good health and grooming habits||Level 1||4|
|Elective||116938||Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based word processor to create and edit documents||Level 1||4|
|Elective||115091||Monitor compliance to safety, health and environmental requirements in a workplace||Level 2||2|
|Elective||117924||Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based word processor to format documents||Level 2||5|
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Liezl van der Westhuizen
082 373 0971