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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Develop and use keyboard skills to enter text 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
9357  Develop and use keyboard skills to enter text 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Computer Sciences and Information Systems 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
MICTS - Media, Information and Communication Technologies Sector Education and Training Authority 
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
Reregistered  2015-07-01  2018-06-30  SAQA 10105/14 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2019-06-30   2022-06-30  

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 
Purpose People credited with this unit standard are able to use keyboard techniques to key in alpha and numeric text, symbols, and special characters, using a standard alpha-numerical keyboard; identify and remedy technique errors;
apply keyboard techniques and ergonomic practices to avoid overuse injuries; and produce sentences and paragraphs containing alpha and numeric text, symbols and special characters. 

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. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Develop keyboard techniques to key-in alpha and numeric text, symbols,and special characters. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Develop keyboard techniques to key-in alpha and numeric text, symbols, and special characters, using a standard alpha-numeric keyboard. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Forearm, wrist, hand and fingers, posture, location of guide keys, automatic response to key location, use of fingering pathways and key striking motion for keyboard used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Text entry settings established for line spacing, font size, and page margins are consistent with information provided and output required. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Text entry functions are identified and used to produce output in accordance with information provided and output required. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Entry functions may include but are not limited to - shift, caps lock, enter, space bar, backspace, tab, cursor keys, delete, insert, over type; evidence is required for six entry functions.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Keyboard techniques are used to key-in short passages of 150 keystrokes containing alpha and numeric text, symbols, special characters, and incorporating punctuation, in accordance with information provided and output required. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Keyboard techniques developed are appropriate to the keyboard system adopted, and are within the physical capabilities of the keyboard operator. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify and remedy technique errors. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    All keyboarded text is proof-read and errors are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Analysis of keyboard techniques applied and text output produced is used to identify technique errors. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Remedial techniques are applied to achieve improved keyboard skill and quality of text output. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply keyboard techniques and ergonomic practices to avoid overuse injuries. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Positioning of fingers, wrists, forearms, and back, in relationship to the size, slope and type of keyboard being used, is consistent with occupational health and safety guidelines for keyboard operators. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Overuse syndrome prevention techniques are demonstrated in relation to posture and technique in accordance with occupational health and safety guidelines for keyboard operators. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Concepts of ergonomic practice relating to keyboard are explained in accordance with occupational health and safety guidelines for keyboarding errors. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Examples of ergonomic factors may include but are not limited to room temperature, humidity, ventilation, workstation location and design, chair design and height, acoustics and noise level, lighting, positioning of power cables, positioning of keyboard and screen, screen background colour, screen brightness control, reduction of
    screen glare and radiation, screen tilt, copyholder type and position, use of footrests, anti-static furnishings; explanation is required for five ergonomic factors.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Produce sentences and paragraph containing alpha and numeric text, symbols and special characters. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Keyboard techniques are used to key-in alpha entries containing a minimum of 150 words (750 keystrokes), in accordance with information provided and output required. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Keyboard techniques are used to key-in text containing alpha and numeric entries, symbols and special characters, of a minimum of 1 000 keystrokes, in accordance with information provided and output required. 


    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    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 
    1. All activities associated with this standard must comply with occupational health and safety guidelines and recommendations in relation to working environment and work practices for keyboard operators, and will required consideration of relevant current legislation and future amendments to legislation: Health and Safety in Employment Act.

    2. Text produced will contain words not exceeding an average of 1.5 syllables per
    dictionary word. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  61755   General Education and Training Certificate: Business Practice  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2018-06-30  SERVICES 
    Fundamental  21005   National Certificate: Automotive Component Manufacturing and Assembly  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-11-01  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Fundamental  23258   National Certificate: Industrial Rubber Manufacturing: Mixing OR Extruding OR Moulding OR Calendaring  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2011-02-16  MERSETA 
    Fundamental  23274   National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Fitting  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-06-25  MERSETA 
    Fundamental  21015   National Certificate: Metal and Engineering Manufacturing Processes  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2011-02-16  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Fundamental  20889   National Certificate: Plastics Manufacturing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2005-04-13  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Fundamental  21012   National Certificate: Power and Telecommunication Cable Manufacturing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  MERSETA 
    Fundamental  57899   National Certificate: Printing and Manufacture of Packaging  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Elective  71751   General Education and Training Certificate: Adult Basic Education and Training  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2018-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  50584   General Education and Training Certificate: Clothing Manufacturing Processes  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2018-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Elective  49411   General Education and Training Certificate: Construction  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2018-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  49552   General Education and Training Certificate: Environmental Practice  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2018-06-30  LG SETA 
    Elective  58026   General Education and Training Certificate: Food and Beverage Handling Processes  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2018-06-30  FOODBEV 
    Elective  23253   National Certificate (GETC): Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Activities  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2018-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  22977   National Certificate: Construction: Roadworks  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2005-12-04  CETA 
    Elective  24253   National Certificate: Batch Mixing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2006-12-03  Was CHIETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  36156   National Certificate: Chemical Manufacturing Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2006-12-03  Was CHIETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  24198   National Certificate: Construction Material Manufacturing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2018-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  24133   National Certificate: Construction: Roadworks  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2018-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  48806   National Certificate: Craft Production  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2018-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  49091   National Certificate: Furniture Making: Wood  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2018-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Elective  59015   National Certificate: Gas Installations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2018-06-30  CHIETA 
    Elective  60349   National Certificate: Mining Technical Support  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2018-06-30  MQA 
    Elective  24173   National Certificate: Construction: Roadworks  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  49449   National Certificate: Plastics Manufacturing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  MERSETA 


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