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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Using a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based spreadsheet application, enhance the functionality and apply graph /charts to a spreadsheet 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116943  Using a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based spreadsheet application, enhance the functionality and apply graph /charts to a spreadsheet 
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 does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is intended for people who need to enhance spreadsheet appearance using a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based spreadsheet 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:
  • Create and edit a graph/chart.
  • Load data from an external data source to produce a given spreadsheet result.
  • Insert and edit objects in a spreadsheet.

    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 spreadsheet application to solve a given problem" (ID 116940 - NQF level 3). 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • This standard is applicable to any spreadsheet 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 
    Create and edit a graph. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Graph refers to all types of graphs and/or charts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The major graph types are defined in terms of their purpose. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    At least 3 of: Pie, Bar, Column, Line, Scatter, Area.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A graph is created from a given data source. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    At least 2 of: Pie, Bar, Column, Line, Scatter, Area.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A graph is edited. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    At least 3 of: Graph title, axis titles, data labels, background colour, line or bar colour.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The graph type is changed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    A graph is copied and moved based on given specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Within a worksheet, to a different worksheet, to a different spreadsheet file.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    A graph is resized. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    A graph is deleted from a spreadsheet. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Load data from an external data source to produce a given spreadsheet result. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The external data file is checked to ensure that the input into a spreadsheet will achieve the required results. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The format of the input file is determined to ensure correct input into a spreadsheet. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Tables from another source.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The data is copied into the spreadsheet. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The resulting spreadsheet is in accordance with the given spreadsheet result. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Insert and edit objects into a spreadsheet. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Any 2 of the following objects: pictures, images, charts, autoshapes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An object is inserted into a spreadsheet. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    At least 2 of the following: picture, image, chart, autoshape.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A selected object is manipulated in a spreadsheet. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    At least 2 of the following: move, copy, resize.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Use a drawing tool to draw an object in the spreadsheet. 


    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, 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 spreadsheet application to perform calculations. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise, and critically evaluate information by using a spreadsheet application to organize and perform calculations. 

    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 spreadsheet application to organize information into rows and columns for a specific purpose to each communication. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by understanding the application of formats, effects and graphics in documents. 

    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 
    Assessor Notes:

    The following must be made available to the learner at the start of the assessment:
  • ClipArt gallery.
  • At least one picture and one image in: JPEG, WMF, BMP format.

    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
    Core  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  50479   Further Education and Training Certificate: Advertising  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  59037   Further Education and Training Certificate: Tissue Conversion  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Elective  57631   National Certificate: Radiation Protection  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 


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