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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Install a Personal Computer (PC) peripheral device, in a GUI environment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117943  Install a Personal Computer (PC) peripheral device, 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-Fundamental  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
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
7566  Operate personal computer peripherals  Level 2  NQF Level 02   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is intended for people who need to be able to operate a personal computer 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:
  • Physically connect a peripheral device directly to a PC.
  • Setup device drivers for a peripheral device 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 standard is calculated assuming a person is competent in:
  • Communication skills at least at General Education and Training (GET) level.
  • Operate a personal computer system (ID 116932 - NQF level 1).
  • Use generic functions in a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-environment (ID 117902 - NQF level 1). 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • This standard is applicable to any peripheral that is connected directly (not via a LAN) to a Personal Computer (PC) running 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.
  • The candidate can choose any one of the following peripheral devices, but is not limited to this list: Any type of PC printer, plotter or scanner. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Physically connect a peripheral device directly to a PC. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The type of device is described in terms of its technology in relation to its output quality and speed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The consumables for the type of device are identified. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Depending on type of device: paper (type, size, method of paper feed), ink, colour ink, laser cartridge, ribbon.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The affect on the environment, of typical peripheral device consumables are identified. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Depending on type of device: paper (type, size, method of paper feed), ink, colour ink, laser cartridge, ribbon.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The device is powered on according to the manufacturer`s instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Communication is established between the device and the computer. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The device is powered off according to the manufacturer`s instructions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Setup device drivers for a peripheral device in a GUI environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The chosen peripheral device is installed on the computer. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The default device is explained in terms of its use and benefits. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The default device is selected. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The device properties are altered. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    One of (as applicable or similar): Paper/image size, orientation, input source, resolution.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    A test operation is performed on the installed device to show output. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Depending on type of device, one of the following: a test page, test scan, test plot.
     


    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. This cover but is not limited to: quality assurance, documentation, security, communication, health and safety, and personal behaviour.
  • Performance of all elements complies with the laws of South Africa, especially with regard to copyright, privacy, health and safety, and consumer rights. 

  • 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 identifying simple operating problems when operating personal computer peripherals. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively by understanding the connection of personal computer peripherals and selecting a default device. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise, and critically evaluate information by ensuring that personal computer peripherals are connected, operated and maintained in accordance with manufacturers` instructions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others by acting responsibly when operating and maintaining personal computer peripherals, by understanding their affect on the environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that PC peripherals do not exists in isolation. 

    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 7566, which was "Operate personal computer peripherals", Level 2, 3 Credits.

    Abbreviations:
  • PC - Personal computer.
  • CD - Compact disk.
  • GUI - Graphical User Interface.
  • LAN - Local area network.

    Notes:

    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. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  57804   National Certificate: Public Administration  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 
    Elective  71751   General Education and Training Certificate: Adult Basic Education and Training  Level 1  NQF Level 01  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  2023-06-30  UMALUSI 
    Elective  61755   General Education and Training Certificate: Business Practice  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  66029   General Education and Training Certificate: Chemical Operations  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  59015   National Certificate: Gas Installations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CHIETA 


    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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