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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Operate personal computer peripherals 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
7566  Operate personal computer peripherals 
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 2  NQF Level 02 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2003-12-03  2004-12-02  SAQA 1351/03 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2005-12-02   2008-12-02  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
117943  Install a Personal Computer (PC) peripheral device, in a GUI environment  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
People credited with this unit standard are able to describe the features of personal computer peripherals, and operate and maintain personal computer peripherals. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Open.

The credit value of this unit standard is based on a person having the prior knowledge and skills to operate a personal computer. 

UNIT STANDARD OUTCOME HEADER 
Describe a range of computer peripherals. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Describe a range of computer peripherals. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. A description of each computer peripheral identifies its functions and typical applications for the peripheral. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. A description of how the peripheral works identifies the type of technology employed. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Operate a range of personal computer peripherals. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Each peripheral is connected to the computer according to manufacturer's instructions. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
a printer and one of: plotter, external hard disk, CD-ROM, tape cartridge, scanner, camera, videotape deck, projector and modem.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Each peripheral is powered on and off according to manufacturer's instructions. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Communication is established between peripheral and personal computer software. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Each peripheral's normal functions are performed according to manufacturer's instructions. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Maintain the hardware components of personal computer peripherals. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. A description of the environmental conditions required by each peripheral conforms to manufacturer's instructions. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Power supply problems and their solutions are described. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. User maintenance is completed according to manufacturer's instructions. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Consumables for peripherals are replaced according to manufacturer's instructions. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Single hardware faults are identified. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
A printer and one of: plotter, external hard disk, CD-ROM, tape cartridge, scanner, camera, videotape deck, projector and modern loss of power, power fluctuation, power off, loose or disconnected plugs.
 



UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
This unit standard has been replaced by 117943, which is "Install a Personal Computer (PC) peripheral device, in a GUI environment", Level 1, 2 Credits. 

QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
  ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
Core  23833   National Certificate: Business Administration Services  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
Core  48400   National Certificate: Sugar Processing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
Core  20177   National Certificate: Insurance  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2004-10-10  Was INSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
Core  48513   National Certificate: Public Administration  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2006-11-16  Was PSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
Core  23773   National Certificate: Computer Aided Drawing Office Practice  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2006-02-09  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
Elective  48806   National Certificate: Craft Production  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
Elective  14657   National Certificate: Insurance Administration  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2004-04-18  INSETA 


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. AFRICAN ACAD.FOR COM.ASSIS.ENGINEERING 
2. RCL Foods-Sugar & Milling 



All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.