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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based database application to solve a given problem 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117927  Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based database application to solve a given problem 
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 4  NQF Level 04 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
7576  Demonstrate the ability to use a database for business purposes  Level 3  NQF Level 03   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is intended for people who need to plan, produce, use and databases to solve problems using a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based database application either as a user of computers or as basic knowledge for a career needing this competency, like the ICT industry. People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Prepare a database to provide a solution to a given problem.
  • Create a data entry form for a new database table to solve the given problem.
  • Retrieve information from a database.
  • Sort data in a database query.
  • Create a report for a database table.
  • Perform advanced print options for a database.

    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:
  • Mathematical literacy and communication skills at least at NQF level 3.
  • Use generic functions in a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-environment (ID 117902 - NQF level 1).
  • Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based database application to work with simple databases (ID 116936 - NQF level 3). 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Any database application that operates in a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based environment.

    The database being worked with in this standard is to include, but is not limited to:
  • Two related tables, two select queries (one or more Boolean), one update query (apply a filter and find a record that is to be updated), one report which includes both sections and section totals, forms, and appropriate formatting. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare a database to provide a solution to a given problem. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A working plan is developed to meet the requirements of a supplied brief. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The plan identifies the purpose of the database. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The plan includes a basic outline of the database specifications and/or features required to provide a solution, with reasons for choices made. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Create database tables and data entry forms to solve the given problem. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    One or more database tables are created to solve the given problem. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    At least 5 fields are included in one of the database tables created. The table definition data types needs to include at least the following: text, numeric, date, currency.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A form is created for each database table. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Formats of form fields are modified. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Font style, size and colour, background colour.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A header is added to a form. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    A footer is added to a form. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Fields of the form are re-arranged. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    A data entry form is saved and closed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Data is entered into a database table using the form. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    A data entry form is deleted. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Retrieve information from a database by applying a filter. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Filter, Query. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A filter is applied to the database table to filter out specific records. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Filter by selection, excluding selection, input, form, form window.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Remove a filter. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Create queries to select specific records to be extracted from a database table. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Single-field query, multi-field query, using the toolbar, using a wizard.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Retrieve information by running a query. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    A query is saved. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Modify an existing query. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    A field is added to a query. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    A field is removed from a query. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    Fields in a query are hidden. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Sort data in a database query. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Ascending, descending. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Query data is sorted. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Create a report for a database table. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A report is designed to address the requirement of the given problem. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A report is created that meets the design. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A report is modified. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Header, Footer, font (size, type, colour).
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Data is grouped in a report. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    A selection is resized in a report. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    A report is saved. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    A report is deleted. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Perform advanced print options for a database. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A database form is printed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A query result is printed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A database report is previewed to check that the presentation is in accordance with the given specification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A database report is printed. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The relevant Education and Training Quality Authority (ETQA) must accredit providers before they can offer programmes 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 using a database application to address a given business problem. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively by using a database application to organize information into tables, rows and columns for a specific purpose. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise, and critically evaluate information by using a database application to organize and capture 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 the subject by using a database application to organize information into tables, rows and columns for a specific purpose. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others by using a database application effectively. 

    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 7576, which was "Demonstrate the ability to use a database for business purposes", Level 3, 5 Credits.

    Supplementary Information:

    Definitions:
  • Database - in this standard the term database refer to a database that contains data in tables, records and fields that relate only to each other, within the same database file, and do not relate to other databases or tables within other databases.
  • A "simple user document" - in this standard this term includes a short description of the purpose of the database, and how to use the database.

    Assessor Notes:

    a. Learners are required to plan, produce, use and evaluate a database to provide a solution to a given problem. The problem may be either part of the learner`s employment tasks (in the case of workplace assessment) or be a set exercise.

    b. The simple user document must be provided to the candidate being assessed, with a clear description of both the desirable outcomes sought and the constraints to be met by the solution. It contains detailed specifications against which the success or otherwise of the database can be evaluated. For the purpose of this unit standard the simple user document can be either created as part of the candidates employment (in the case of workplace assessment) or in response to a set task.

    c. The supplied brief must incorporate requirements to ensure that all assessment criteria are met.

    d. 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.

    e. 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
    Core  49627   Further Education and Training Certificate: e Records Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30   
    Elective  58375   National Certificate: Bookkeeping  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FASSET 
    Elective  61591   National Certificate: Information Technology: End User Computing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  57879   National Certificate: Manufacturing of Surface Coatings  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CHIETA 
    Elective  50479   Further Education and Training Certificate: Advertising  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Elective  58376   Further Education and Training Certificate: Bookkeeping  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FASSET 
    Elective  61450   Further Education and Training Certificate: Film and Television Production Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Elective  77963   Further Education and Training Certificate: Mining/Exploration Geology  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 
    Elective  73298   Further Education and Training Certificate: Photography  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Elective  50329   Further Education and Training Certificate: Radiation Protection  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    Elective  58337   Further Education and Training Certificate: Trade Union Practice  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  61349   National Certificate: Heritage Resource Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  59387   National Certificate: Intellectual Property Administration  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  57631   National Certificate: Radiation Protection  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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