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

Demonstrate knowledge of and produce word processing documents using basic functions 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
7568  Demonstrate knowledge of and produce word processing documents using basic functions 
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
116938  Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based word processor to create and edit documents  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Complete 
117924  Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based word processor to format documents  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
People credited with this unit standard are able to :?

demonstrate knowledge of the uses and features of a word processing package on a personal computer

  • produce a document ready for printing and distribution?

    accomplish basic operations associated with creating, formatting, editing and finishing a word processing document 

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

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

    UNIT STANDARD OUTCOME HEADER 
    Demonstrate basic knowledge of the uses and featur 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate basic knowledge of the uses and features of a word processing programme. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Uses of a word processing programme are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Distinctive features of a word processing programme are identified. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate knowledge of the basic operations of a word processing programme. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The word processing programme is opened. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. An existing document is opened - some modifications are made and the document is saved. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Several documents are opened. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. A new document is created and saved. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. An existing document is saved onto the hard drive or onto a diskette. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The document is closed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Application Help Functions are used. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Adjust Basic Settings and document setup. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Page orientation, page size, page margins, tabs, leaders (left, right, centered) 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Page display modes are changed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Page view magnification tool/zoom tool is used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Toolbar display is modified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Setup of document is modified. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Manipulate data in word processing document. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Data is inserted, selected, copied, moved, deleted. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Word, phrase
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The clipboard facility is used to copy or move text within document or between documents. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Facility is used to search and replace data. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Format document and text in word processing document. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Font type, font size, font style (italic, emboldened, underlined), colour, alignment, justification, hyphenation, indented, line spacing 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Text is formatted. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Font type, font size, font style (italic, emboldened, underlined), colour, alignment, justification, hyphenation, indented, line spacing.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Formatting is copied from selected piece of text. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Print document. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    2. Basic print options are used. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Select printer, Page range, Number of copies, Collate output
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    1. Document is pre-viewed in print format. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Document is printed using installed printer. 



    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by:
  • 116938, which is "Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based word processor to create and edit documents", Level 1, 4 Credits; and
  • 117924, which is "Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based word processor to format documents", Level 2, 5 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  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  20893   National Certificate: Human Resources Management and Practices Support  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2005-02-13  Was SABPP until Last Date for Achievement 
    Fundamental  48473   National Certificate: Electrical Engineering  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-02-18  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Fundamental  48650   National Certificate: Seed Research and Development Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Fundamental  49092   Further Education and Training Certificate: Furniture Making  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Fundamental  21728   National Certificate: Labour Recruitment Consultancy  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2004-06-12  SERVICES 
    Fundamental  23895   National Certificate: Supervision of Building Construction Processes  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2004-06-09  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Fundamental  23682   National Certificate: Supervision of Civil Engineering Construction Processes: Labour Intensive Construction  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2004-06-09  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Fundamental  23674   National Certificate: Supervision of Civil Engineering Construction Processes: Road Works  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2004-06-09  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Fundamental  23673   National Certificate: Supervision of Civil Engineering Construction Processes: Water and Waste Water  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2004-06-09  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Fundamental  49053   National Certificate: Supervision of Construction Processes  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2018-06-30  CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  49058   National Certificate: Construction Materials Testing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  48806   National Certificate: Craft Production  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  49085   National Certificate: Fundamental Ancillary Health Care  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-02-18  Was HW SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  77163   National Certificate: Industrial Water Treatment Support System Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    Elective  14657   National Certificate: Insurance Administration  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2004-04-18  INSETA 
    Elective  22770   National Certificate: Mechatronics  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-07-29  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  49068   National Certificate: Railway Signalling: Assembly and Wiring of Equipment  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  58497   National Certificate: Automotive Repair and Maintenance  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2009-02-18  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  49017   National Certificate: Construction Materials Testing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  24456   National Certificate: Maintaining Vehicles  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-02-06  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  49216   National Certificate: Pipeline Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  23975   National Certificate: Construction Material Testing: Bituminous Materials  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2004-02-11  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  23974   National Certificate: Construction Material Testing: Soils and Aggregates  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2004-02-11  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  22672   National Certificate: Wastewater Process Control  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-06-11  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  23734   National Diploma: Nuclear Power Plant Process Control  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-02-18  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 


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