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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate basic knowledge of computers 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
9532  Demonstrate basic knowledge of computers 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Information Systems and Technology 
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 3  NQF Level 03 
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 
To create an understanding of computers and the role of computers in the work place. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
ABET Level 4 numeracy and literacy. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Knowledge of basic computer skills on a 486 or a Pentium using Microsoft software. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Define the concept computer 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The concept computer is defined and a general knowledge of computers is demonstrated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Ways to maintain a computer are identified and discussed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The advantages and disadvantages of a network are listed and discussed. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Describe the difference between computer software and hardware 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Describe the difference between computer software and hardware and identify three possible software programmes that will be relevant to use in your working environment. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Different qualities of computer software and computer hardware are listed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Three computer soft ware programmes relevant to the air-conditioning, refrigeration or ventilation industries are named. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The main functions of these programmes are listed. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Demonstrate knowledge of basic computers and put it into practice 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The basic functions of a computer are described. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The steps to open and close a basic computer programme are listed and explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. A basic work document, on computer, relevant to the air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation industry is compiled. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. The printed document is assessed in terms of knowledge of the computer programme. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
Any person wishing to be assessed against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, who may appoint a moderator to be present at the assessment. 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
Knowledge of basic computer skills. Can start a computer, work on a software programme, print a document and close the computer programme. 


Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
Organise and manage myself and my activities:
  • By working methodical on the computer 

  • 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:

    Learners need to have access to a computer, even if it just in the training room. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  64409   National Certificate: Automotive Spray Painting  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Core  50022   National Certificate: General Draughting  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  50543   National Certificate: Small Craft Construction  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2009-08-31  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  60190   National Certificate: Water and Wastewater Process Control  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    Core  50018   Further Education and Training Certificate: Computer Aided Drawing Office Practice  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2009-02-09  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Fundamental  14851   National Certificate: Agri Trade Processes  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Fundamental  20720   National Certificate: Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration and Ventilation  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2004-06-13  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Fundamental  23154   National Certificate: Grain Handling Processes  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Fundamental  48671   National Certificate: Music Industry: Sound Technology  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Elective  61689   National Certificate: Community Water, Health and Sanitation Promotion  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    Elective  48963   National Certificate: Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration and Ventilation  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-03-12  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  65489   National Certificate: Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration and Ventilation  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  64589   National Certificate: Community Water, Health and Sanitation Monitoring  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    Elective  59569   National Certificate: Electronics  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Elective  48663   National Certificate: Mail Handling  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  59750   National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Pipe-Fitting  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  48795   National Certificate: Tyre Assembly  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  80306   Further Education and Training Certificate: Electronics  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  77963   Further Education and Training Certificate: Mining/Exploration Geology  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 
    Elective  48666   Further Education and Training Certificate: Postal Frontline Service  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  65949   Further Education and Training Certificate: Supervision of Construction Processes  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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    81. SABS NATIONAL ELECTRICAL TESTING FACILITY OLIFANTSFONTEIN 
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    83. Senwes Beperk 
    84. Service Corps T/A Works Training School (ELANDSFONTEIN) (TP) 
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