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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Describe the difference between programming in Object Orientated and Procedural Languages 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14909  Describe the difference between programming in Object Orientated and Procedural Languages 
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 conceptual knowledge of the areas covered
  • for those entering the workplace in the area of systems development
  • as additional knowledge for those wanting to understand the areas covered
    People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • describe basic object oriented terminology
  • describe the fundamental differences between procedural and object oriented programming.
    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 the prior knowledge and skills to:
  • be able to apply the principles of Procedural Computer Programming 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe basic object oriented terminology. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1.The description explains the basic principles of a class. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The description explains the basic principles of an object. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Definition and implementation of objects
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The description explains the basic principles of information hiding and encapsulation 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The Description explains the basic principles of inheritance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The Descrption explains the principles of polymorphisme. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe the fundamental differences between procedural and object oriented programming. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The description explains the use of functions and variables in structure programming, using simple examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Parameters, local and global variables, exclude strings.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The description compares encapsulation of data and functions in objects versus procedural programming 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Use of primitive data types only .
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The Description identifies possible classes for simple examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Similar complexity to applications mastered in basic programming principles and standards.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The relevant Education and Training Quality Authoriy (ETQA) must accredit providers 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.
    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.
    4. Performance of all elements is to be completed within the normal range of time and cost that would be expected in a professional environment (eg. In a commercial or government organisation).
    5. Performance of all elements should be performed with a solid understanding of the use of development tools needed in the areas applicable to the unit standard. Examples of such tools are, but are not limited to CASE tools, programming language editors with syntax checking, program source version control systems.
    6. Performance of all elements should make use of International capability models used for Software Development. Examples of such models include (but are not limited to) the ISO SPICE model as well as the CMM model for Software Development. 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify, solve problems and make decisions in relation to the current systems development environments. 

    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 COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and or language skills in the modes of oral and/ or written persuasion when engaging with systems development. 

    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. 

    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  24294   Further Education and Training Certificate: Information Technology: Systems Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2010-01-23  Was MICTS until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  78965   Further Education and Training Certificate: Information Technology: Systems Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Elective  20185   Further Education and Training Certificate: Banking  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  BANKSETA 
    Elective  63589   National Diploma: Geographical Information Science  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 


    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. Absa Learning & Development 
    2. Academy of Training and Development 
    3. Afedile M Learning Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    4. Ankalite (Pty) Limited 
    5. Arise Business Centre 
    6. ATTI IT SOLUTIONS BLOEMFONTEIN 
    7. ATTI Nelspruit Pty Ltd 
    8. AUM IT Solutions 
    9. Believers Care Society 
    10. Bidvest Bank 
    11. Broadband College of Technology 
    12. Bytes People Solutions A Division of Altron TMT (Pty) Ltd 
    13. Calandra Trading 523(PTY) 
    14. Chartall Business College 
    15. Clean Heat Academy 
    16. Competence computer and business management 
    17. Compu Plus Training Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
    18. Cornerstone Performance Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    19. Critical Skills Training (Pty) Ltd 
    20. CTU Training Solutions 
    21. Daily Training Cc 
    22. Damelin 
    23. Damelin - Randburg 
    24. Denwin's Computer & Business School 
    25. DVG Property (Pty)Ltd 
    26. Falcon Business Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    27. Felix Risk Training Consultants 
    28. Forek Institute of Technology (Pty) Ltd 
    29. Foster-Melliar 
    30. Futurekids SA (Fochville) 
    31. Gabasega Consulting and Training Centre 
    32. Gauteng Central College PTY LTD 
    33. Gauteng College of Engineering and Technology (PTY) LTD 
    34. Gijima Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
    35. IALE School of Advanced Learning and Education (Pty) Ltd 
    36. iLearn Corporate Services PTY LTD 
    37. In Excess Trading 22 T/A ATTI Polokwane 
    38. Incus Data (Pty) Ltd 
    39. Information Technology Resource Centre 
    40. iSolve Business Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    41. Jeppe College of Commerce and Computer Studies 
    42. Johannesburg Institute of Engineering & Technology 
    43. Konani Training and Development Institute 
    44. Limco Consulting and management (Pty) Ltd 
    45. Modise Computer College 
    46. Mosadikago Trading Cc 
    47. MSC Education Holdings Pty Ltd 
    48. National Computer College Cc 
    49. Nedbank Ltd 
    50. NET2G Technologies (Pty) Ltd t/a IT SCHOOL 
    51. Nextgen Training Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    52. Ngubeni Corporation 
    53. Nyankwavi Inverstment 
    54. OnTrack Learning Solutions CC 
    55. Overcomers Training College (Pty) Ltd 
    56. Prophesy Training College (Pty) Ltd 
    57. Qhakaza Management Services 
    58. Rand Training College 
    59. Standard Bank Personal and Business Banking 
    60. Taal-Net Training Institute 
    61. The Facilitation Workshop 
    62. Titan Trade Technologies (Pty) Ltd 
    63. Whitestone College 
    64. Work Skills Resources 
    65. Xtensive ICT Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    66. Xylo Trading 12 (Pty) Ltd 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.