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

Use personal computer operating system 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
7548  Use personal computer operating system 
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 2  NQF Level 02 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2003-12-03  2004-12-02  SAQA 1351/03 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2005-12-02   2008-12-02  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
117867  Managing files in a Graphical User Interface (GUI) environment  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Complete 
117902  Use generic functions in a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-environment  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
People credited with this unit standard are able to describe the purpose of an operating system, perform system configurations, read and write files to stiffies, and automate operations. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Open.

The credit value of this unit standard is based on a person having the prior knowledge and skills to operate a personal computer. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Show an understanding of the purpose and nature of a computer operating system. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. A description of the operating system identifies its purpose. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. A description of a disc based operating system and a chip based operating system compares them in terms of computer size and purpose. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Perform system configurations, stiffy operations and file conversion. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
System date and time, default printer, display settings, mouse and keyboard settings default storage device. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. System configurations are altered. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Files are copied to and from, and deleted from a stiffy. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Files from one application are converted so that they can be accessed using a different application. 



UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
This unit standard has been replaced by:
  • 117867, which is "Managing files in a Graphical User Interface (GUI) environment", Level 1, 3 Credits; and
  • 117902, which is "Use generic functions in a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-environment", Level 1, 4 Credits. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48400   National Certificate: Sugar Processing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Core  48696   National Certificate: Measurement, Control and Instrumentation  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-04-08  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  23773   National Certificate: Computer Aided Drawing Office Practice  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2006-02-09  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Fundamental  48804   National Certificate: Occupational Safety, Hygiene and Environment  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-11-26  Was HW SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Fundamental  49105   National Certificate: Furniture Making: Wood  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Fundamental  49216   National Certificate: Pipeline Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  20654   National Certificate: Craft Bread and Flour Confectionery Baking  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2006-04-20  Was FOODBEV until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  48806   National Certificate: Craft Production  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  22869   National Certificate: Engineering Fabrication  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2007-08-16  MERSETA 
    Elective  48725   National Certificate: Explosives Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2007-04-07  Was CHIETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  20657   National Certificate: Food and Beverage Processing: Plant Baking Processing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-02-18  Was FOODBEV until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  20207   National Certificate: Food and Beverage Processing: Raw Milk and Cream Handling and Storing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2004-12-05  Was FOODBEV until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  23273   National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Fitting  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-06-25  MERSETA 
    Elective  23254   National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Fitting and Machining  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-06-25  MERSETA 
    Elective  23277   National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Machining  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-06-25  MERSETA 
    Elective  24455   National Certificate: Servicing Vehicles  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2005-11-30  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    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. AFRICAN ACAD.FOR COM.ASSIS.ENGINEERING 
    2. African Dream Campus 
    3. Alnet Pty Ltd 
    4. ArcelorMittal South Africa Ltd (VANDERBIJLPARK) (TP) 
    5. ATTI Nelspruit Pty Ltd 
    6. Babina Tlou Trading and Projects cc 
    7. Barloworld South Africa (Pty) Ltd T/A Barloworld-Equipment (ISANDO) (T 
    8. BELMET TRAINING CENTRE T/A BELMET MARINE (PTY) LTD (Bellville)(TP) 
    9. Bhungane Skills Development 
    10. Black Eagle Training (PIETERMARITZBURG) (TP) 
    11. Boksburg Correctional Services 
    12. Bosasa Youth Development Centres (Pty) Ltd 
    13. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Umlazi Campus 
    14. Compu Plus Training Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
    15. Coricraft Group PTY (Ltd) 
    16. Eagle Computer Training 
    17. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    18. Ekurhuleni East College For TVET 
    19. Ensemble Trading 460 (Pty) Ltd 
    20. Far-Ahead Computer Training Centre Cc 
    21. Furntech Mthatha 
    22. Hazyview Computer College 
    23. Hoseah Training and Manufacturing NPC 
    24. Ideal Method Trading & Projects 
    25. In Excess Trading 22 T/A ATTI Polokwane 
    26. Industries Education and Training Institute 
    27. ITHEMBA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 
    28. Izizwe Training Centre (Pty) Ltd T/A Simtech Training (NORTHDENE) (TP) 
    29. Konani Training and Development Institute 
    30. Letaba TVET College 
    31. Lightbrary Development Solutions Cc. 
    32. Longata Consultant 
    33. M-cot Corporate Training 
    34. MFISA 
    35. Northern Computer Training Centre 
    36. PhD Projects SA (Pty) Ltd 
    37. Presentation Software Training 
    38. RCL Foods-Sugar & Milling 
    39. RUBICON COMMUNICATIONS 
    40. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
    41. Siphumelele Skills Solutions 
    42. Sishen Iron Ore Company (Pty) Ltd 
    43. Skills To Furnish International 
    44. Software Support And Training 
    45. Striving Mind Trading & Projects 
    46. Terry Computer Services cc 
    47. The Automobile Association of South Africa NPC T/A The AA Technical College(MIDRAND) (TP) 
    48. THE FURNITURE TECHNOLOGY CENTRE - CAPE TOWN 
    49. Titan Trade Technologies (Pty) Ltd 
    50. Transnet School of Pipelines 
    51. Tshwane South Public FET College - Odi Campus 
    52. Turfloop Training Services Cc 
    53. Ubucubu Home Industries 
    54. Umbuso Training Services 
    55. VEB CELE & Associates (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.