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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Produce documentation for a computer program to agreed standards 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115388  Produce documentation for a computer program to agreed standards 
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 
Qualifying learners are able to:
  • Plan documentation for a computer program to agreed standards
  • Create documentation for a computer program to agreed standards
  • Review documentation for a computer program for completeness

    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 PC competency skills (End User Computing unit standards, at least up to NQF level 3)
  • Apply the Principles of Computer Programming 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan and design documentation for a computer program to agreed standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The documentation design covers the format of the documents in line with industry conventions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Including, but not limited to: Style, Structure, Content, Format.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The documentation plan covers full program documentation components. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Including, but not limited to: Design documents, program listings (including annotations), sample input/output, user manuals, technical manuals, online help (all components needed as applicable to the type of program being documented).
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Create documentation for a computer program to agreed standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The documentation is created according to the design created in specific outcome 'Plan and design documentation for a computer program to agreed standards'. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Including, but not limited to: Style, Structure, Content, Format.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The documentation components created are created according to the plan specified in specific outcome 'Plan and design documentation for a computer program to agreed standards'. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Including, but not limited to: Design documents, program listings (including annotations), sample input/output, user manuals, technical manuals, online help (all components needed as applicable to the type of program being documented).
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The documentation created is structured sensibly, defining how program specifications have been met. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Including, but not limited to: Program being documented, Related programs where applicable, Related documents.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Review documentation for a computer program for completeness. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The review identifies if documentation was created according to the design created in specific outcome 'Plan and design documentation for a computer program to agreed standards'. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Including, but not limited to: Style, Structure, Content, Format.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The review identifies if documentation was created consistent with the computer program being documented. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Including, but not limited to: Design components, Content of documentation, Components according to type of program.
     


    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 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 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:

    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:

    Agreed Standards include company standards done to industry specification.

    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  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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. Absa Learning & Development 
    2. Academy of Training and Development 
    3. Accenture Learning Solution (Pty) Ltd 
    4. African Bank Ltd 
    5. ATTI Nelspruit Pty Ltd 
    6. Broadband College of Technology 
    7. Bytes People Solutions A Division of Altron TMT (Pty) Ltd 
    8. Careers IT (Pty) Ltd 
    9. Chartall Business College 
    10. CTU Training Solutions 
    11. DVG Property (Pty)Ltd 
    12. Ekasi IT Solutions CC 
    13. Falcon Business Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    14. Far-Ahead Computer Training Centre Cc 
    15. Imbalenhle Learning Academy 
    16. iSolve Business Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    17. IT Certification Academy 
    18. Jeppe College of Commerce and Computer Studies 
    19. Johannesburg Institute of Engineering & Technology 
    20. Leseding Computer Systems (Pty) Ltd 
    21. Limco Consulting and management (Pty) Ltd 
    22. Mass Computer Training And Printers 
    23. National Computer College Cc 
    24. NetCampus (Pty) Ltd. 
    25. Plumb Line Risk Alignment 
    26. PROSERV SA (PTY) LTD 
    27. Qhakaza Management Services 
    28. Richfield Graduate Institute of Technology Pty Ltd 
    29. Springfield Training (Pty) Ltd 
    30. The Facilitation Workshop 
    31. The Institute of Literacy Advancement 
    32. Titan Trade Technologies (Pty) Ltd 
    33. Torque Technical Computer Training (Pty) Ltd 
    34. Xtensive ICT Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    35. Xylo Trading 12 (Pty) Ltd 



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