School of Computing Short Learning Programmes (SLPs)

computer literacy skills for the business professional (76954)


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:

Managers, Business Professionals, BCom graduates and matriculants. People who which to gain computer literate skills that is essential or is required of business professional

Admission requirements:
•          Senior Certificate or an equivalent NQF level 4 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


Semester course

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Tuition method:

UNISA open distance learning method for blended learning will be followed: students will be expected to cover the work by working through the prescribed e-book tutorial letters. Students will be required to complete at least two compulsory assignments which will form an inherent part of their preparation for the portfolio; telephone and e-mail support will available for students to communicate with their lecturers.

Kind of assessment:

Note: Formative assessment and examination admission will comply with UNISA’s formative assessment rules and policies
Formative assessment: Assignments

Summative assessment: will be implemented in the evaluation of a portfolio. A certificate from Unisa will be awarded to candidates after obtaining a final mark of at least 50% Portfolio
Essential computer literacy skills for the Business Professional (CSCL4BP)

HEQF Level of Module - 5

Credits of Module – 12


Specific topic coverage includes for example:
•          Use open source world processing application software.
•          Use open source spreadsheet application software.
•          Use open Source presentation application software.
•          Use open Source database application software.
•          How to access, search, share and communicate using the Internet.
•          Computers and Mobile Devices.
•          Computer Hardware and having the ability to troubleshoot any computer and mobile device.

Course Fee:

The fee for this course is R4000.00 (full course fees payable on registration).

Study package:
Included: The course fees include all study material. The prescribed book which is an e-book, and tutorial letter for one semester. The textbook is: Computer Literacy Skills For The Business Professional
All other study material will be available on the myUnisa learning management system.

Course leaders:

Mrs Mwim and Mrs M. Serote
School of Computing
Florida Science Campus
Programme administrator(s)

Ms Pertunia Masalesa
School of Computing
GJ Gerwel Building, Floor 3, Office 05
Tel: 011 670 9139/9189
Fax: 011 670 9174/9274