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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate knowledge of and manipulate master and subdocuments in a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based word processor 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
258877  Demonstrate knowledge of and manipulate master and subdocuments in a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based word processor 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Computer Sciences and Information Systems 
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 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 for people who need to demonstrate knowledge and apply master and subdocuments, fields, forms, outlines and macros and security settings in word processing documents and applications.

A person credited with this unit standard is capable of:
  • Demonstrating an understanding of and use master and sub documents.
  • Using outline options.
  • Creating and use fields.
  • Creating and use forms.
  • Creating and automate tasks using macros. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learner is competent in the following:
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3.
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Knowledge of GUI based database application. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of and use master and sub documents. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Master and sub document are explained in relation to their use in a GUI based word processing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A master document is created and saved with a specific name in a specific folder. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Sub documents are created and saved within a specific name in a specific folder. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Subdocuments are navigated within a master document. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Navigated include but are not limited to arranged, opened, closed and deleted.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Page numbering is applied to a master document and a printout is made in accordance with user requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Subdocuments are managed in order to finalise master document. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Managed include but are not limited to:
  • Combine at least two (2) subdocuments into one (1) subdocument, Split subdocument into at least two (2) subdocuments, locked and unlocked.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Security settings are applied to reflect their uses in protecting documents. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Settings include but not limited to password protect to open, password protect to modify.
  • Applied include but not limited to changing and removing.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Use outline options. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Outline options are analysed in terms of their uses and impact in a word processing environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Styles are applied to different headings to create an outline within a document. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Headings are promoted, demoted or moved within an outline in order to meet document requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Create and use fields. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Fields are analysed in terms of their uses and impact in a word processing environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Fields are inserted, edited and deleted in a document to meet user requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Editing includes but is not limited to field properties, field options.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Fields are updated in order to reflect current and relevant information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A field is locked and unlocked in order to protect the integrity of information. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Create and use forms. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Forms with fields are analysed in terms of their uses and impact in a word processing environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A form with fields within a document is created, deleted or saved with a specific name in a specific folder. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Created includes at least two (2) fields with one (1) field appearing more than once.
  • Fields include but not limited to text field, check box, drop down menu.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Field properties are edited within a form to meet changing user requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Fields are deleted within a form to reflect current and relevant information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    A form is protected and unprotected in order to maintain the integrity of information. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Create and automate tasks using macros. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The application of macros in a document or all documents in an application is analysed in terms of their use and impact in a word processing environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Macros are created according to user requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Macros are edited in order to change functionality in accordance with requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Macros are assigned to toolbar buttons to facilitate ease of access. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Macros are run to automate repetitive processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Macros are deleted in accordance with document requirements. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this Unit Standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard or assessing this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Policies, procedures and requirements of the organisations.
  • Ethical codes of relevant professional bodies.
  • Relevant legislative and/or regulatory requirements.
  • Nature of electronic information.
  • What are master and subdocuments, fields, forms, outlines and macros and security settings.
  • 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.
  • Performance of all elements complies with the laws of South Africa, especially with regard to copyright, privacy, health and safety, and consumer rights.
  • Performance of all elements is to be completed within the normal range of time and cost that would be expected in a professional environment (e.g. in a commercial or government organisation). 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made when:
  • Determining where subdocuments are required.
  • Effectively applying macros. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community during:
  • Gathering information for subdocuments. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when:
  • Identifying source documents and information.
  • Applying headings. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information when:
  • Create and use fields.
  • Create and use forms.
  • Create and automate tasks using macros. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion when:
  • Appropriately structuring outline.
  • Engaging with the subject when manipulating master and subdocuments. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others when:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and manipulate master and subdocuments. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation when:
  • Implications of manipulating master and subdocuments. 

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

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  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 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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