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

Demonstrate an understanding of advanced object-oriented programming 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115378  Demonstrate an understanding of advanced object-oriented programming 
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 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  14 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "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 Proficient knowledge of the areas covered.
  • For those operating the workplace in the area of systems development.

    People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Analyse problem situations to plan an object oriented programming(OOP) implementation.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of inheritance in object oriented programming (OOP).
  • Demonstrate an understanding of polymorphism in object oriented programming (OOP).
  • Use abstract classes to optimise re-usability.
  • Use basic design patterns to optimise re-usability.
    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:
  • Describe the principles of Object Oriented Programming (OOP)
  • Apply fundamental principles of Object Oriented Programming (OOP) 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of inheritance in object oriented programming (OOP). 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Any known industry OOP language can be used for the demonstration. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The demonstration identifies situations from real-life problems where inheritance is applicable. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The demonstration implements inheritance in OOP language. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate an understanding of polymorphism in object oriented programming (OOP). 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Any known industry OOP language can be used for the demonstration. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The demonstration identifies situations from real-life problems where polymorphism is applicable. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The demonstration implements polymorphism in OOP language. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes elimination of switch logic.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Analyse problem situations to plan an OOP implementation. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Situations limited to a 3-level hierarchy with a maximum of 10 different classes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The analysis describes basic UML standards to identify classes. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    CRC.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The analysis identifies base and sub-classes in a problem situation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Single inheritance.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The analysis identifies polymorphism in a problem situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The analysis identifies inter-class communication in a problem situation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Use abstract classes to optimise re-usability. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Describe the purpose of abstract classes in the optimisation of re-usability. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Distinguish abstract and concrete classes.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Describe wrapper classes and their need in OOP design. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Implement abstract and wrapper classes in OOP language. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Use basic design patterns to optimise re-usability. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Describes different design patterns. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Select at least 2 patterns (eg. Enumerations; Visitors).
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Explain the advantages of using the chosen design pattern. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Implement the chosen design pattern in an OOP language. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Please note that the relevant Education and Training Quality Authoriy (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.

    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 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. 

    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: Where not specified otherwise, all options in the range statement must be covered to confirm that a learner is competent in the specific outcome.

    Definitions:
  • Primitive Data Types - Single value data types, like floating point numbers, integers, characters and strings only to an introductory level.
  • Complex Data Types - Multiple value data types, like arrays, strings, records and combinations of primitive data types.
  • Data Member - A variable declared in a class - also instance variable or class variable.
  • Member Functions - Functions declared in Objects (Java) - also called methods in some programming languages (C++).
  • Internal Utility Member Functions - Member functions only used by functions in a class.
  • "Built-in" Functions - This refers to functions that was provided as part of the development tool/environment, and did not have to be written.
  • A "simple problem" refers to using primitive data members and base classes only, including primitive data types, private and public "built-in" functions.

    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
    Elective  83026   National Certificate: Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Software Testing  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Elective  48872   National Certificate: Information Technology (Systems Development)  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  MICTS 


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