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Unisa Short Learning Programmes
Short Course in Decision Numeracy (72397)

Purpose

The Short Course in Decision Numeracy is targeted at any adult wishing to acquire skills in basic mathematical and financial calculations for decision making.  


Target group

This short course is targeted at any adult wishing to acquire the necessary skills in basic mathematical and financial calculations for decision-making. The short course targets adults without mathematics at NQF level 4. 


Admission requirements

Senior Certificate or an equivalent NQF level 4 qualification 


Duration

Six months (Semester course) 


Language medium

English 


Registration periods

First semester: 10 January – 28 February 

Second semester: 03 June – 01 July 


Tuition method

UNISA open distance learning 


Kind of assessment

Note: 

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

Formative assessment: 

Two assignments and activities as stipulated in the study guide 

Summative assessment: 

A two-hour written examination 

Distinction: 

Students will need 50% to pass and 75% for a distinction 


Decision Numeracy (CSDN01X)
HEQF Level of Module - 5
Credits of Module - 12
Syllabus/Content Topics
  • working with numbers, variables and functions;  
  • depreciation and break-even analysis;  
  • simple and compound interest;  
  • time value of money and amortisation.  

Course leader

Ms S Rothmann BCom (UP) 

Centre for Decision Sciences 

Office 4-086, A J H van der Walt Building, UNISA 

Tel: 012 429 4601 

Fax: 012 429 4898 

E-mail: rothms@unisa.ac.za 

 


Programme administrator(s)

Alet van Niekerk 

Centre for Decision Sciences 

Club One 4-21 

Hazelwood, Pretoria 

Tel: 012 433 4703 

Fax: 012 429 4898 

E-mail: nums@unisa.ac.za