Centre for Software Engineering (CENSE)

short course: 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

Language medium:


Registration periods:

For more information about registrations visit: http://cs-cert.unisa.ac.za/register.html

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
E-mail: cense@unisa.ac.za
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
E-mail: cense@unisa.ac.za