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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of Computer Database Management Systems 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114049  Demonstrate an understanding of Computer Database Management Systems 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Information Systems and Technology 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 10 - Physical, Mathematical, Computer and Life Sciences Information Technology and Computer Sciences 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is intended:
  • To provide a fundamental knowledge of the areas covered
  • For those working in, or entering the workplace in the area of Information Technology
  • As additional knowledge for those wanting to understand the areas covered

    People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Describe data management issues and how it is addressed by a DBMS.
  • Describe commonly implemented features of commercial computer DBMS`s
  • Describe different type of DBMS`s
  • Review DBMS end-user tools
    The performance of all elements is to a standard that allows for further learning in this area. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credit value of this unit is based on a person having prior knowledge and skills to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental mathematics (at least NQF level 3).
  • Demonstrate PC competency skills (End-User Computing unit Standards, at least up to NQF level 3) 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe data management issues and how it is addressed by a DBMS. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Access, shared use, security, integrity, privacy, reliability, risk, performance, integration, data administration. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The description identifies the problem they represent and includes examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The description outlines ways which database management systems address the issues. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe commonly implemented features of commercial database management systems. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Data access tools, recovery, audit, distributed data management, backup, transaction processing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The description identifies the purpose of each feature. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The description identifies the way in which each feature contributes to the solution of data management issues. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Describe different type of DBMS`s. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Hierarchical, Relational, Network, Object. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The description describes characteristics of the DBMS-type. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The description gives examples of the use of the DBMS-type. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Review DBMS end-user tools. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The review identifies the features and limitations of the tools. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The review outlines the interaction between the tools and the database. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The review is based upon use of the tools. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The relevant Education and Training Quality Authority (ETQA) must accredit providers before they can offer programs of education and training assessed against unit standards.

    Moderation Process:
    Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    1. Performance of all elements is to be carried out in accordance with organisation standards and procedures, unless otherwise stated. Organisation standards and procedures may cover: quality assurance, documentation, security, communication, health and safety, and personal behaviour. An example of the standards expected is the standards found in ISO 9000 Certified Organisations.

    2. Performance of all elements complies with the laws of South Africa, especially with regard to copyright, privacy, health and safety, and consumer rights.

    3. All activities must comply with any policies, procedures and requirements of the organisations involved, the ethical codes of relevant professional bodies and any relevant legislative and/ or regulatory requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of an organisation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage him/her self and his/her activities responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise, and critically evaluate information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem solving contexts do not exists in isolation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to his/her full personal development and the social and economic development of the society at large by being aware of the importance of: reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively, exploring education and career opportunities and developing entrepreneurial opportunities. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Supplementary information:
  • None.

    Sub-Sub-Field (Domain):
  • Computer Operations 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  83026   National Certificate: Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Software Testing  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Core  48872   National Certificate: Information Technology (Systems Development)  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Core  60549   National Diploma: Aeronautical Information Management Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2016-12-31  TETA 
    Core  63589   National Diploma: Geographical Information Science  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  58784   National Diploma: Geospatial Image Analysis  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  66809   Further Education and Training Certificate: Sport Technical Officiating  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  48573   National Certificate: Information Technology: Systems Support  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Elective  49746   National Certificate: Measurement, Control and Instrumentation  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    Elective  58246   Bachelor of Human Settlements Development  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2018-06-30   


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. 2KO AFRICA 
    2. Academy of Training and Development 
    3. Accenture Learning Solution (Pty) Ltd 
    4. All Connections cc 
    5. Arise Business Centre 
    6. ATTI IT SOLUTIONS BLOEMFONTEIN 
    7. ATTI Nelspruit Pty Ltd 
    8. Boston Technology Campus (Pty) Ltd 
    9. Broadband College of Technology 
    10. Bytes People Solutions A Division of Altron TMT (Pty) Ltd 
    11. Careers IT (Pty) Ltd 
    12. Critical Skills Training (Pty) Ltd 
    13. CTU Training Solutions 
    14. Damelin Correspondence College (Pty) Ltd 
    15. Delcom Training Institute 
    16. Delight Computer Training 
    17. DVG Property (Pty)Ltd 
    18. EAST LONDON MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE 
    19. Ekasi IT Solutions CC 
    20. Fakazani Management Services 
    21. Falcon Business Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    22. False Bay College 
    23. Far-Ahead Computer Training Centre Cc 
    24. Gijima Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
    25. Global Softech Skills Academy 
    26. Go Computer Cash and Carry 
    27. Henpro Solutions College 
    28. IALE School of Advanced Learning and Education (Pty) Ltd 
    29. Imbalenhle Learning Academy 
    30. In Excess Trading 22 T/A ATTI Polokwane 
    31. Intec College 
    32. INTERACTIVE COLLABORATIVE TRAINING WORX PTY LTD 
    33. iSolve Business Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    34. IT Certification Academy 
    35. Johannesburg Institute of Engineering & Technology 
    36. Jonda Learning Academy 
    37. Jumpco (Pty) Ltd 
    38. Kaelo Computer Training cc 
    39. Kezla Investments 
    40. Kingsway College of Computing and Business Studies Pty (Ltd) 
    41. Konani Training and Development Institute 
    42. Leseding Computer Systems (Pty) Ltd 
    43. Limco Consulting and management (Pty) Ltd 
    44. Madzahisi College 
    45. Mass Computer Training And Printers 
    46. Mpande Technologies cc 
    47. National Computer College Cc 
    48. NET2G Technologies (Pty) Ltd t/a IT SCHOOL 
    49. NetCampus (Pty) Ltd. 
    50. Nextgen Training Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    51. Ngubeni Corporation 
    52. On the Ball College Pty ltd 
    53. Phokophela Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
    54. Qhakaza Management Services 
    55. Quantum Career Development (PTY) LTD 
    56. Richfield Graduate Institute of Technology Pty Ltd 
    57. SEBATA Institute of Consulting and Development 
    58. Springfield Training (Pty) Ltd 
    59. Technology Corporate Management (Pty) Ltd 
    60. The Graduate Institute of South Africa 
    61. Titan Trade Technologies (Pty) Ltd 
    62. Torque Technical Computer Training (Pty) Ltd 
    63. Tshedza Training Technologies (Pty) Ltd 
    64. Umzinyathi Telecommunications (Pty) Ltd 
    65. Whitestone College 
    66. Work Skills Resources 
    67. Xtensive ICT Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    68. Xylo Trading 12 (Pty) Ltd 



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