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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

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SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
258879  Change the appearance of 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  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 
This Unit Standard is intended for people who need to have to present sophisticated spreadsheets in a variety of industry and economic sectors.

A person credited with this unit standard is capable of:
  • Outlining data in a spreadsheet.
  • Modifying the display of spreadsheet data.
  • Applying conditional formatting to data.
  • Creating and use templates.
  • Working with comments. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learner is competent in the following:
  • Communication at NQF Level 2.
  • Computer Literacy at NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Outline data in a spreadsheet. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Data is outlined in a spreadsheet in order to give an overview of the content. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Outlining can be done either automatically or manually.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The data associated with the outline is shown in a spreadsheet in order to reflect the detailed information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The data associated with the outline is hidden in a spreadsheet in order to focus attention on the overall information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    An outline is removed from data in a spreadsheet to meet user requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Modify the display of spreadsheet data. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Columns are hidden and unhidden from view in order to protect source information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Rows are hidden and unhidden from view to meet user requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The spreadsheet is split horizontally or vertically in order to access different parts of the document at the same time. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The split is repositioned according to user requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The split is removed according to user requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply conditional formatting to data. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Conditional formatting is analysed in terms of its use and impact on a spreadsheet. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Decisions are made on the applicability of using conditional formatting in a given situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Conditional formatting is applied to data to facilitate usability of information. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Conditions include but not limited to Between, Equal to, Greater than, Less than, Greater than or equal to, Less than or equal to.
  • Formatting includes but not limited to Font style, Font size, Font colour, Border, Shading (fill colour).
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Conditional formatting is removed from data to meet user requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Create and use templates. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A template is created for maintaining standard in-put documents using available features. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Features include but not limited to background fill, graphic/image, bullets, font, outlines.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A new template is saved as a spreadsheet with a specific name in a specific folder. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A created template is retrieved to produce a spreadsheet which was saved. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A created template is edited according to user requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Work with comments. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The uses of working with comments are analysed in terms of their impact on a spreadsheet. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Decisions are made on the applicability of working with comment in a given situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Comments are inserted to display additional information as required. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Comments are edited to reflect changes and updates to information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Comments are printed utilising different options. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Options include but are not limited to at end of sheet, as displayed on sheet.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this Unit Standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard or assessing this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Policies, procedures and requirements of the organisations.
  • Ethical codes of relevant professional bodies.
  • Relevant legislative and/ or regulatory requirements.
  • Nature of electronic information.
  • What are data associated with the outline is hidden in a spreadsheet.
  • Change the display of spreadsheet data.
  • Columns, rows, horizontal and vertical splits.
  • Preserving documents.
  • Locations and functions of menu items.
  • Implications of application and formatting settings.
  • Relevant application packages.
  • 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 South Africa, especially with regard to copyright, privacy, health and safety, and consumer rights.
  • 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 
    Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made when:
  • Data associated with the outline is hidden in a spreadsheet in order to focus attention on the overall information. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community during:
  • Working with comments. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when:
  • Decisions are made on the applicability of using conditional formatting in a given situation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information when:
  • Creating and using templates. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion when:
  • Change the display of spreadsheet data. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others when:
  • Creating outline data. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation when:
  • Conditional formatting are analysed in terms of their uses and impact on a spreadsheet.
  • Decisions are made on the applicability of using conditional formatting in a given situation. 

  • 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 standard is applicable to any application that runs on any Graphical User Interface (GUI) operating systems.
  • Where wording is not exact for the chosen operating system or application, the learner can choose the equivalent item or option to demonstrate competence in the specific outcome or assessment criteria. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    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 


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