Demonstrate digital literacy unit of competency is among the seven basic
competencies units offered in all the TVET level 6 qualification.
This unit covers the knowledge, skills, and behaviors required to
effectively use computer and other PCs, digital devices such as smart phones,
tablets, laptops and desktop. It entails identifying and using digital devices
for purposes of communication, work performance and management at the work
Digital literacy is significant to TVET level 6 curriculum due to the
critical role that technology plays in societal and industrial growth. Digital
literacy has also gained recognition as a valuable tool for lifelong learning
and collaboration in this global village.
The critical aspects of competency to be covered
include control of security threats, computer crimes, applying word processing
and spreadsheet in accordance with workplace procedures, integrating emerging
issues in computer ICT applications and applying laws governing protection of
The basic resources required include digital
devices such as desktop computers, laptop computers, smart phone, printers,
internet access, and computer software among others.
The unit of competency covers six learning
outcomes. Each learning outcome presents learning activities that cover
performance criteria statements, thus creating an opportunity for the trainees to
demonstrate knowledge and skills in the occupational standards and content in
the curriculum. Information sheets provide; definitions of key terms, content, and illustrations to guide in training.
The competency may be accessed through written
tests, demonstrations, practical assignments, interview/oral questioning, and case
studies. Self-assessment is provided at the end of each learning outcome.
Holistic assessment with other units relevant to the industry sector workplace
and job role is recommended.