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

Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based word processor to create and edit documents 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116938  Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based word processor to create and edit documents 
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-Fundamental  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
7568  Demonstrate knowledge of and produce word processing documents using basic functions  Level 2  NQF Level 02   
7570  Produce word processing documents for business  Level 3  NQF Level 03   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is intended for people who need to produce and edit documents using a GUI-based word processor either as a user of computers or as basic knowledge for a career in the ICT industry.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of word processing.
  • Create, open and save documents.
  • Produce a document from given text.
  • Format a document.
  • Edit a document.
  • Check spelling and grammar in a document.
  • Adjust the display characteristics.

    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 standard is calculated assuming a person is competent in:
  • Communication skills at least at General Education and Training(GET) level.
  • ID 116932: Operate a personal computer system, NQF level 1.
  • ID 117902: Use generic functions in a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-environment, NQF level 1. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • This standard is applicable to any word processor application that runs on any Graphical User Interface(GUI) operating systems.
  • Where wording are not exact for the chosen operating system, the learner can choose the equivalent item or option to demonstrate competence in the specific outcome or assessment criteria. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of word processing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Word processing is defined in terms of its purpose and use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Documents that can be produced using a word processor are provided, with relevant examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    At least three examples.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The benefits of using a word processor for producing documents are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    At least three benefits.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Create, open and save documents. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    When creating new documents, the name of the new document must allow the document to be easily identified in terms of its purpose and content. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The word processing program is opened. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The parts of the word processor window are described in terms of their features and use. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    At least 2 of: Menu Bar, Toolbar, Status Bar, scroll bar, ruler.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A new document is created. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Saving documents is explained in terms of its purpose and the destination of the saved filed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The document is saved with a specific name in a specific folder. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    At least two different methods of saving a document.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The document is closed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    An existing document is opened. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    The word processing program is closed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Produce a document from given text. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A document is produced with the required data from given text. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The document is saved regularly to avoid loss of data. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The benefits of saving a file in different formats are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    At least two of: RTF, Text, HTML, other software versions, other software types.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A document is saved in a different format. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    At least two of: RTF, Text, HTML, other software versions, other software types.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Format a document. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A paragraph is manually formatted. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Alignment, justification, line spacing, indentation, paragraph spacing, line and page break control, hyphenation.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Text is manually formatted. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    At least three of: Font (type, size, style - italic, bold, underlined), font colour, font effects (shadow, small capitals, outline, strike-through, superscript, subscript).
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Edit a document. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Data is inserted into a document. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Method of input: insert, typeover; type of data: text, special characters, page break.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Text is selected for manipulation and de-selected. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Method of selection: keyboard, mouse.
  • Selection text: word, line of text, sentence, paragraph, entire document.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Text is manipulated. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Move, copy, delete.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The format of selected text is copied to other text. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Selected text may be any of: word, line of text, sentence, paragraph, entire document.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Text is located and replaced in a document. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Check spelling and grammar in a document. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Text is entered and corrected automatically while entering. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Text is checked for spelling and grammar and corrections made based on judgement. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Word, paragraph, document.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Words are added to the custom dictionary. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
    Adjust the display characteristics. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The page view mode is changed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Any three of: normal, web, print layout, outline, draft, multi-page.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The document view is increased and decreased. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Using a zoom feature.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Toolbars are removed and added. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Ruler is viewed and removed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Non-printing characters are displayed and removed. 


    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 
  • 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.
  • Performance of all elements complies with the laws of the country operating in, especially with regard to copyright, privacy, health and safety, and consumer rights.
  • 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.
  • Performance of all elements is to be completed within the normal range of time and cost that would be expected in a professional environment (e.g. In a commercial or government organisation). 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in which responses display that decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made by understanding the uses and benefits of using a word processing application. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively by understanding the saved destination and file name conventions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise, and critically evaluate information by effectively using the Help function and by using the check for synonyms and antonyms. 

    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 the subject by organising the text within a document. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others by using a word processing application to create and edit documents. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by understanding the application of formats, effects and graphics in documents. 

    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 
    This unit standard has replaced:
  • 7568, which was " Demonstrate knowledge of and produce word processing documents using basic functions", Level 2, 3 Credits.
  • 7570, which was "Produce word processing documents for business", Level 3, 5 Credits.

    Assessor Notes:
  • Given text for specific outcome 3 to have a minimum of 150 words and a maximum of 300 words.
  • GUI functions like printing, using a pointing device and using the HELP facility are covered in a generic unit standard (ID 117902) and should be assessed as part of the mentioned standard.
  • Possible laws applicable to this standard could include acts like Access to Information Acts; Copyright Acts, Constitution of the Country being assessed in.

    Abbreviations:
  • PC-Personal computer.
  • CD-Compact disk.
  • GUI-Graphical User Interface. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  71751   General Education and Training Certificate: Adult Basic Education and Training  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  73249   General Education and Training Certificate: Adult Basic Education and Training: Academic Curriculum  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2028-06-30  UMALUSI 
    Elective  61755   General Education and Training Certificate: Business Practice  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  66029   General Education and Training Certificate: Chemical Operations  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  73313   National Certificate: Electrical Engineering  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  66512   National Certificate: Foundry Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2013-11-07  MERSETA 
    Elective  59015   National Certificate: Gas Installations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  CHIETA 
    Elective  59689   National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  58497   National Certificate: Automotive Repair and Maintenance  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2009-02-18  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  57879   National Certificate: Manufacturing of Surface Coatings  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  CHIETA 
    Elective  58861   Further Education and Training Certificate: Electro-Mechanical Winding  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  MERSETA 


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