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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based word processor to create and edit documents 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116398  Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based word processor to create and edit documents 
ORIGINATOR ORIGINATING PROVIDER
SGB Computer Sciences and Information Systems   
QUALITY ASSURING BODY
-  
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 1  NQF Level 01 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2004-10-13  2007-10-13  SAQA 0156/04 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2008-10-13   2011-10-31  

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 for people who need to produce and edit documents using a GUI-based word processor either as a user of computers or as basic knowledge for a career needing this competency, like the ICT industry.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of word processing.
  • Create, open and save documents.
  • Produce a document from given text.
  • Format a document.
  • Edit a document.
  • Check spelling and grammar in a document.
  • Adjust the display characteristics.

    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 standard is calculated assuming a person is competent in:
  • Communication skills at least at General Education and Training (GET) Level.
  • Operate a personal computer system (ID 116932 - NQF Level 1).
  • Use generic functions in a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-environment (ID 117902 - NQF Level 1). 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • This standard is applicable to any word processor application that runs on any Graphical User Interface (GUI) operating system.
  • Where wording are not exact for the chosen operating system, the learner can choose the equivalent item or option to demonstrate competence in the specific outcome or assessment criteria. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of word processing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Word processing is defined in terms of its purpose and use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Documents that can be produced using a word processor are provided, with relevant examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    At least three examples.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The benefits of using a word processor for producing documents are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    At least three benefits.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Create, open and save documents. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    When creating new documents, the name of the new document must allow the document to be easily identified in terms of its purpose and content. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The word processing program is opened. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The parts of the word processor window are described in terms of their features and use. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    At least 2 of:
  • Menu Bar, Toolbar, Status Bar, scroll bar, ruler.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A new document is created. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Saving documents is explained in terms of its purpose and the destination of the saved filed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The document is saved with a specific name in a specific folder. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    At least two different methods of saving a document.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The document is closed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    An existing document is opened. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    The word processing program is closed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Produce a document from given text. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A document is produced with the required data from given text. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The document is saved regularly to avoid loss of data. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The benefits of saving a file in different formats are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    At least two of:
  • RTF, Text, HTML, other software versions, other software types.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A document is saved in a different format. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    At least two of:
  • RTF, Text, HTML, other software versions, other software types.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Format a document. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A paragraph is manually formatted. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Alignment, justification, line spacing, indentation, paragraph spacing, line and page break control, hyphenation.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Text is manually formatted. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    At least three of:
  • Font (type, size, style-italic, bold, underlined), font colour, font effects (shadow, small capitals, outline, strike-through, superscript, subscript).
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Edit a document. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Data is inserted into a document. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Method of input:
  • Insert, typeover; type of data: text, special characters, page break.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Text is selected for manipulation and de-selected. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Method of selection: Keyboard, mouse.
  • Selection text: word, line of text, sentence, paragraph, entire document.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Text is manipulated. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Move, copy, delete.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The format of selected text is copied to other text. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Selected text may be any of:
  • Word, line of text, sentence, paragraph, entire document.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Text is located and replaced in a document. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Check spelling and grammar in a document. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Text is entered and corrected automatically while entering. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Text is checked for spelling and grammar and corrections made based on judgement. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Word, paragraph, document.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Words are added to the custom dictionary. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
    Adjust the display characteristics. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The page view mode is changed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Any three of:
  • Normal, web, print layout, outline, draft, multi-page.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The document view is increased and decreased. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Using a zoom feature.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Toolbars are removed and added. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Ruler is viewed and removed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Non-printing characters are displayed and removed. 


    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 
    The person is able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of:
  • Basic management.
  • Basic financial management.
  • Basic market readiness.
  • Occupational Health & Safety.
  • Labour law.
  • Basic ecological principles.
  • Basic species identification.
  • Ecological sustainable methods of harvesting.
  • Basic fire fighting.
  • Basic first Aid.
  • Resource management.
  • Risk management.
  • Basic conflict resolution and management.
  • SDF, IDP ext. processes.
  • Strategic & Regional planning processes.
  • Basic map reading.
  • GIS use. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Problem solving relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Self-organisation and management relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Information evaluation relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communication relates to all specific outcomes. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE QUALITY ASSURING BODY
    Elective  49010   National Diploma: Plant Production  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2015-06-30  AgriSETA 


    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 Quality Assuring Bodies 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 Quality Assuring Body should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
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