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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based presentation application to create and edit slide presentations 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116933  Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based presentation application to create and edit slide presentations 
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
7574  Demonstrate knowledge of and produce a presentation using basic functions  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is intended for people who need to produce and edit slide presentations using a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based presentation 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:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the use of presentation applications.
  • Create a new slide presentation.
  • Produce a slide presentation from given text.
  • Format a slide presentation.
  • Edit a slide presentation.
  • Check spelling and grammar in a slide presentation.

    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 the following:
  • 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 presentation application that runs on any Graphical User Interface(GUI) operating system.
  • 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 use of presentation applications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Presentation applications are defined in terms of its purpose and use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Presentations produced using a presentation application are provided with relevant examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    At least two examples.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Create a new slide presentation. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    When creating new presentations, the name of the new presentation must allow the presentation to be easily identified in terms of its purpose and content. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The presentation application program is opened to enable capturing of presentation information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A new slide presentation is created to present given data. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Minimum 2 slides, default template, no formatting.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Saving presentations is explained in terms of its purpose and the destination of the saved filed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The presentation is saved with a specific name in a specific folder. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    At least two different methods of saving a presentation.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    An existing presentation is opened and closed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The presentation application is closed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Produce a slide presentation from given text. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Minimum of 5 slides. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A slide presentation is produced from given text. 

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The benefits of saving a file in different formats are explained with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Formats: Template, graphic/image, RTF, HTML, slide show, other software versions, other software types.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A presentation is saved in a different format. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    At least two of: template, graphic, RTF, HTML, slide show, other software versions, other software types.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Format a slide presentation. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Minimum 5 slides. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A layout is applied to each slide. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    At least: Presentation title, bullet list.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A design style is applied to the whole presentation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Edit a slide presentation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    New text is inserted into a slide to update slide information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Text is selected and de-selected for manipulation in an existing presentation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Method of selection: Either keyboard or mouse.

    Selection text: Word, line of text, entire slide.

    Manipulation includes but is not limited to: Move, copy, delete.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A new slide is added to a presentation with a specific layout. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Text is located in a presentation by using application seaching features. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The background colour of the slide presentation is changed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The design style of the slide presentation is changed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Changes are made to text to improve readability or correct grammer/spelling. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    At least four of: Font style, font size, colour, shadow, alignment, line spacing.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Check spelling and grammar in a slide presentation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Text is checked automatically while entered, for spelling and grammar mistakes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Text is selected and checked for spelling and grammar mistakes and corrections are made. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Word, paragraph, slide.
     


    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 understanding the uses and benefits of using a presentation 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, and searching for information in the presentation application. 

    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 presentation to improve communication. 

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

    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 7574, which was "Demonstrate knowledge of and produce a presentation using basic functions", Level 2, 3 Credits.

    Assessor Notes:
  • Given text for specific outcome 3 to have a minimum of 5 slides.
  • Slide design styles must be available on the computer that can be applied automatically to the slide presentation.
  • 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  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  61755   General Education and Training Certificate: Business Practice  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    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.
     
    1. Breakeven 59(PTY) Ltd 
    2. FALSE BAY TECHNICAL VOCATIONAL EDUCATION & TRAINING COLLEGE 
    3. KINGSBURY INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE SA (PTY) LTD (Middelburg)(TP) 
    4. KINGSBURY INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE SA PTY LTD 
    5. NORTHLINK COLLEGE 
    6. SEOPOSENGOE TRAINING CONSULTANCY CC 
    7. Southern African Institute of Learning (SAIL) 
    8. Tembe Service Providers 



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