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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply the principles of designing computer system inputs and outputs 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115365  Apply the principles of designing computer system inputs and outputs 
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 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
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 
People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Explain the principles of computer input and output design
  • Design computer input and output functions
  • Create computer input and output functions
    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:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental mathematics (at least NQF level 3)
  • Demonstrate PC competency skills (All End User Computing unit standards) 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the principles of computer input and output design. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Logical specification of system, DFDs, DDs, DADs, mini-specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The explanation identifies the various types of inputs and outputs. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Input formats : telephone, letter, forms, diskette, etc.
  • Output formats: printers, plotters, screen, magnetic media, etc.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The explanation distinguishes between appearance and the underlying structure and processes. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Input processes/ structures: Data recording, transcription, validation, verification
  • Output processes/ structures: Editing & formatting, Data transmission, Controls.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The explanation identifies the purpose of user involvement in creating the designs. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Acceptance/ Rejection of system, Understanding between user and designer, Cost.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The explanation compares online computer functions with manual forms and offline data entry. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Online media, Document readers, Source documents, Conversion media.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The explanation includes a discussion of input and output that compares graphical input and output functions with text based input and output functions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Identify user types (novice, experienced, professional),Response times,Icons,Menus
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Design computer input and output functions. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Input with online help, non-keyed input, at least two outputs with multiple levels and subtotals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The design meets the specification for the function. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Error avoidance, Workplace design, Document design, Equipment design, Dialog design, Job Design.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The design can be implemented in the specified computer environment. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Workplace design (size, layout, ventilation, access, noise, etc.)
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The design conforms to an industry recommended format for the function. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Simulate before developing, Documentation.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Create computer input and output functions. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    One input with online help; at least two outputs with multiple levels and subtotal. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The creation ensures that the function format corresponds to the design. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Uniqueness, Uniform size and format, Stability, Meaningfulness, Operability.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The creation ensures that the function behaviour corresponds to the design. 


    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 
    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 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 is not limited to CASE tools, programming language editors with syntax checking, program source version control systems systems.
    5. Performance of all elements should make use of International capability models used for Software Development. Examples of such models include (but is not limited to) the ISO SPICE model as well as the CMM model for Software Development. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    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 WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of an organisation 

    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 SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others 

    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. 

    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 
    Supplementary information:
    1. Specifications for input and output functions must be provided to the person being assessed against this unit standard.

    2. Glossary of terms:
    a) Input and output functions refers to multi-level input and output screen layouts, report layouts, computer forms, help dialogues.
    b) Industry recommended format refers to a format used and recommended by an organisation involved in the computer industry.

    Sub-sub-Field (Domain):
    Systems Development 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48872   National Certificate: Information Technology (Systems Development)  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Elective  61589   National Certificate: Banking  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  58246   Bachelor of Human Settlements Development  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2018-06-30   
    Elective  63909   National Certificate: Business Analysis  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 


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