1. Administration processes

Describe and apply the management of stock and fixed assets in a business unit (Preview)

Author: ISS Online

US No.  13945 NQF  Level 04 Credits  2 Purpose: This unit standard is intended for managers of small businesses and junior managers of business units in larger organisations. It provides the background necessary to understand the management of assets and stock in a business unit. The term business unit in this unit standard implies a small business, cost centre, section or department. Junior managers include, but are not limited to team leaders, supervisors, first line managers and section heads. The positionor term is used to describe the first level of management in an organisation at which an employee has other employees reporting to him/her. Unit standard range:

  • Basic management of stock and fixed assets at the level of a junior manager.
Outcomes:
  1. Differentiating between fixed assets and stock in a business unit.
  2. Explaining the influence that stock management can have on the profitability of a business.
  3. Explaining the management of fixed assets in a business unit.
  4. Applying the basic principles of stock and fixed asset management to a business unit.

Apply the budget function in a business unit (Preview)

Author: ISS Online

US NO.  13941 NQF  Level 04 Credits  5 Purpose: This unit standard is intended for managers of small businesses and junior managers of business units in larger organisations. The term business unit in this unit standard implies a small business, cost center, section or department. Junior managers include, but are not limited to team leaders, supervisors, first line managers and section heads. The position is term is used to describe the first level of management in an organisation at which an employee has other employees reporting to him/her. Unit standard range:

  • For the purpose of this unit standard the term business unit is used to mean a cost center, department or small business.
  • Expenditure includes, but is not limited to payments, commissions payable, claims, management expenses and remuneration.
Outcomes:
  1. Explaining the concept of budgeting in a business unit.
  2. Analysing the budget needs of a business unit.
  3. Presenting and justifying a proposed budget for a business unit.
  4. Monitoring and controlling actual expenses and revenue against projected expenses and revenue.

Develop administrative procedures in a selected organisation (Preview)

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US No.  110003 NQF  Level 04 Credits  8 Purpose: This Unit standard is for all persons involved in Administration in commercial or non-commercial organisations and who have the responsibility of developing Administrative procedures to make the Administrative component of the organisation more effective and efficient and so aid the organisation to attain its mission, vision and objectives. Unit standard range:

  • Assessment of ability to develop systems and to write procedures for them is restricted to a maximum of 4 systems for reasons of time.
Outcomes:
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the administrative systems required.
  2. Develop and update administrative systems in a specific business environment.
  3. Develop systems to keep administrative information at the required level of confidentiality.
  4. Develop policies and procedures on administrative systems and write them into a manual.

Implement project administration processes according to requirements (Preview)

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US NO.  10139 NQF  Level 04 Credits  5 Purpose: This unit standard is a core standard and forms part of the qualification, National Certificate Project Management and is registered at Level 4 on the National Qualifications Framework. Learners accessing this standard will be involved in project management teams or involved in building small project management teams. These projects may be technical projects, business projects or developmental projects and will cut across a range of economic sectors. This standard will also add value to learners who are running their own business and recognise that project management forms an integral component of any business. Learners acquiring this standard will be able to implement processes and standards to support project change control, update and communicate status of change requests and administer project library to support change. Learners will also be able to maintain project organisational information. Unit standard range

  • Project level will include working as a leader in the context of a small project / sub-project involving few resources and having a limited impact on stakeholders and the environment or working as a contributing team member on a medium to large project when not a leader.
  • Projects will include all projects including technical, developmental and business related projects.
  • Project change requests will occur under the following circumstances: Time, Cost, Quality, Resources, Risk and Market.
Outcomes:
  1. Implement process and standards to support project change control and configuration management.
  2. Update and communicate status of change requests.
  3. Administer the project library/ repository to support change to affected items.
  4. Maintaining project organisational information.

Manage administration records (Preview)

Author: ISS Online

US No.  110009 NQF  Level 04 Credits  4 Purpose: This Unit Standard is intended for learners working in Administration in commercial and non-commercial organisations and is intended to enable them to manage administrative records. It is also applicable to learners working in other sub-fields who are responsible for keeping records of an administrative nature. Learners will be well positioned to extend their learning and practice into other areas in the business environment, or to strive towards professional standards and practice at higher levels. Unit standard range:

  • Documents will include accessible information.
  • Stakeholders will include any relevant or interested party.
Outcomes:
  1. Control and deal with confidential information and documents.
  2. Control and evaluate ordering and distribution of office stationery.
  3. Implement control measures with individuals.

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