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

Apply the principles of creating a computer program using an OOP language in a GUI environment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115381  Apply the principles of creating a computer program using an OOP language in a GUI environment 
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  12 
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 
People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of a GUI environment
  • Compare a GUI environment with a text-based environment
  • Write a computer program using an OOP language in a GUI environment
  • Test a computer program using an OOP language in a GUI environment
    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:
  • Apply the principles of computer programming
  • Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental mathematics (at least NQF level 3)
  • Apply the fundamental principles of Object Oriented Programming 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of a GUI environment. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Windows, Controls, Configuration, Online help, Inter-application communication,
  • Data integration; Forms; Menu and Sub-Menu; ActiveX Components. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The demonstration differentiates between types of Windows and their relationships. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes, but is not limited to: Modal and non-Modal, MDI and SDI
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The demonstration includes the use of various GUI features. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes, but is not limited to: Dialog boxes; Icons; Toolbars; Status Bars; Menus, Custom Controls (Eg. Grid Control; Calendar Control; etc.), List/ Tree View, Properties of controls - (At least two GUI features must be covered)
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The demonstration includes a description of current developments in GUI environments that outlines the features of those developments. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Compare a GUI environment with a text-based environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The comparison identifies the differences between GUI and text-based environments. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes, but is not limited to: Dialog boxes; Icons; Timers; Mouse events; Toolbars; Status Bars; Menus. (At least two GUI feature must be covered)
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The demonstration includes decisions on the use of a GUI environment for given situations that are justified by describing the advantages and disadvantages of the environment. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Write a computer program using an OOP language in a GUI environment. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    GUI Object libraries. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The writing ensures that the program code implements the program design. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The writing ensures that the program code does not duplicate objects from available object libraries. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The writing ensures that, in the case where an object is not available for a particular GUI requirement, the programs use the application programming interface (API) for the GUI. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The concept of using the GUI API rather than low level interrupt calls must be demonstarted
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The writing ensures that the development includes objects that exhibit polymorphic behaviour. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Operators can operate on values of different types (integer; real; character; string).
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Writing ensures that the development includes the use of abstract data types. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Writing ensures that the development includes objects that exhibit inheritance. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    A class inherits behaviour from a superclass. Avoid duplication of common behaviour.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Writing ensures that the development includes individual objects that are managed within container objects. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Linking and Embedding (OLE Component; Server-Container Object)
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Test a computer program using an OOP language in a GUI environment. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Break points; Watch expressions; Call Stack; Immediate and Locals Windows. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Testing includes the program code that is corrected to eliminate errors identified through testing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Testing includes a test plan that describes tests and expected results for all behaviours of all objects. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Testing fulfils the test plan 


    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 complies with the laws of South Africa, especially with regard to copyright, privacy, health and safety, and consumer rights.
    2. 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.
    3. Performance of all elements is to be completed within the normal range of time and cost that would be expected in a professional environment (eg. In a commercial or government organisation).
    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 ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage him/her self and his/her activities responsibly and effectively 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise, and critically evaluate information 

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

    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:
    1. A program design that is suitable for implementing using object-oriented techniques in a GUI environment must be provided to the person being assessed against this unit standard. The design must include: windows, menus, data input, validation and file update, text, drawing, colour, controls, dialogues.

    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  57607   National Certificate: 3D Animation and Visual Effects  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  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 
    Elective  63689   Bachelor of Arts: Geographical Information Science  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2018-06-30   
    Elective  63711   Bachelor of Geographical Information Science (GISc)  Level 7  NQF Level 07  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2018-06-30   


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