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

Explain and utilize computer software applicable to art direction 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117690  Explain and utilize computer software applicable to art direction 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Marketing 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Marketing 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  14 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2005-10-12  2008-10-12  SAQA 0362/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2009-10-12   2012-10-12  

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 
Learners credited with this unit standard will be able to list and describe the available software packages used for art direction as well being able to use the packages in art direction. Learners are also able to describe data storage systems as well as demonstrate how to use these systems by managing their computer files to ensure safe keeping and recording of work

The qualifying learners are capable of:
  • Describing computer software used for art direction
  • Using computer software applicable in art direction
  • Demonstrating an understanding of computer data storage systems
  • Managing computer files 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this qualification will have demonstrated competency against the unit standards in the qualification, National Diploma in Visual Communications - Art Direction at NQF Level 5 or equivalent. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Components of a personal computer will include but is not limited to; central processing unit (CPU), keyboard, mouse, monitor/visual display unit, 3,5" stiffy drive, CD Rom, tape-streamer, hard drive, scanner, printer, plotter, network server, file server, tablet, maths co-processor, speakers
  • Storage disks will include but are not limited to; 35" Floppy, CD Rom and tape streamer
  • Software will include but is not limited to; Freehand, Adobe Photoshop, Quark X Press, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Illustrator, Flash and Adobe Acrobat 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe computer software used for art direction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The purpose of system software and application software is identified and described in terms of their relationship. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Copyright of computer software programmes is explained in line with relevant legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The purpose of common applications are identified in terms of the material produced. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Using computer software applications in art direction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A menu driven programme is opened, installed, run and closed in line with system requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Configure software to set parameters. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Configure workstation in order to customise software programmes to link to available peripherals in line with company system operating parameters. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate an understanding of computer data storage systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The purpose of memory and disk storage is identified and explained in line with system/programme requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Storage functionality and type of stage technology is identified and explained in line with system/programme requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Manage computer files. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Directories and sub-directories are created, located and contents displayed to enable file management in line with system/programme parameters. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Files are located, copied, renamed, displayed, moved to a different directory and deleted in line with system/programme parameters. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Files are backed up to different storage facility or disk drive to facilitate file management in accordance with company back up procedures and time frames. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Storage disks are handled, maintained and stored according to company requirements. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • An understanding of personal computer hardware, software and peripherals
  • Knowledge of basic computer handling and maintenance techniques
  • Knowledge of computer data storage methods and techniques 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems pertaining to the operational issues when working with computers and art direction. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and one's activities to ensure computer hardware and software are available for use to assist with art direction. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, evaluate, organise and critically evaluate information, which will enable the effective understanding and use of computers to enhance art direction. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology as part of the learning process to ensure art direction is of the highest world class standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems in that one error in a computer can lead to further data and operational problems when performing art direction. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of society at large, by making it the underlying intention of any programme of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of: reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  49603   Bachelor of Visual Communications  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Reregistered  2021-06-30  CHE 


    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.
     
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