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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Use computer technology to research a computer topic 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114076  Use computer technology to research a computer topic 
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-Fundamental  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
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 competent knowledge of the areas covered
  • For those working in, or entering the workplace in the area of End-User Computing
  • As additional knowledge for those wanting to understand the areas covered

    People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Plan the research of a computer topic
  • Conduct the research of a computer topic using computer technology, and to
  • Present the results of research of a computer topic using computer technology.

    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:
  • Operate a personal computer
  • Produce presentation documents for business
  • Demonstrate ability to use the World Wide Web. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan the research of a computer topic. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The plan identifies the topic, objectives, and scope of the research. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The plan identifies the time to be taken for the research, the research methods to be used, and the sources of information to be used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The plan identifies the target audience, presentation methods, and the computer applications to be used for the analysis of data and the presentation of the results of the research. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Conduct research of a computer topic using computer technology. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Internet, Other computer applications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The research conducted accumulates data according to the research plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The research conducted provides data analysis with conclusions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The description of the analysis methods allows the validity of the analysis to be assessed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Research progress is indicated at intervals by reports, according to the research plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The research conducted uses a computer application to analyse the research data. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Present the results of research of a computer topic using computer technology 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The presentation is made using the computer application identified in the research plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The presentation communicates summarised research data and conclusions to the target audience. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Providers must be accredited by the relevant Education and Training Quality Authority (ETQA) before they can offer programs of education and training assessed against unit standards. 

    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. 

    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 a team or organisation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one`s 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 exist in isolation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to one`s 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. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  61591   National Certificate: Information Technology: End User Computing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Fundamental  48872   National Certificate: Information Technology (Systems Development)  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Fundamental  48573   National Certificate: Information Technology: Systems Support  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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