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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Use a word processing package to produce business documents 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114978  Use a word processing package to produce business documents 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Insurance and Investment 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Finance, Economics and Accounting 
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 for learners who use a computer in a business environment. It is an introduction to basic computer literacy.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Demonstrating the basic functions of a word processing package.
  • Managing files in a word processing package.
  • Creating a document using a word processing package.
  • Editing and presenting a document. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners should
  • Hold a GETC or equivalent qualification; or
  • Be competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this Unit Standard is:
  • Information on the screen includes, but is not limited to, menus, toolbar, views, scroll bars, buttons and icons.
  • The help function includes, but is not limited to, menu, keyboard shortcuts and other help functions.
  • Layout includes, but is not limited to, reports, memos, letters, faxes and tables.
  • Templates include, but are not limited to, memos, letters, faxes and other documents.
  • The differences between Save and Save As include, but are not limited to changing destination, file types, properties and file names.
  • Setting up a document includes, but is not limited to, tabs, margins, headers, footers, justification, alignment, numbering, bullets, paragraph and page settings, line spacing, fonts and styles.
  • Presentation of information in a table includes, but is not limited to, insert, delete, copy, format, move, paste, borders and shading, inserting columns and rows and formatting a table.
  • Graphics include, but are not limited to, clipart, files (logos) and photographs.
  • Editing a document includes spell check, grammar check and thesaurus.
  • Sequencing information includes move, copy, cut and paste.
  • Checking for suitability includes, but is not limited to, headers, footers, page numbers, paragraphs, page orientation, margins, bullets, numbers, indentation and paper size.
  • The document may be distributed printed or emailed. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate the basic functions of a word processing package. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The basic concept of word processing is explained with reference to the manipulation of information in a document. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A word processing document is accessed and an indication is given of the information contained on the screen. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The default options are explored and changed to suit own preferences. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The help function is demonstrated for a specific task. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    An existing template is accessed and adapted for a specific purpose. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Manage files in a word processing package. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A file is saved with reference to type, format and version. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Text from at least two other sources is imported into a word processing document. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A template is created and saved into a default folder. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The difference between Save and Save As is explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Create a document using a word processing package. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The layout of different documents is explored with reference to written language conventions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A new document is set up for a specific purpose. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Formatting is adapted for a specific purpose. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The presentation formats available in a word processing package are identified and an indication is given of when it is appropriate to use each. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The symbol and character function is applied where applicable in a document. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The mail merge facility is used to create letters, envelopes and labels. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Information is presented and managed in a simple table. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Graphics are inserted into and manipulated in a document. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Edit and present a document. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The language tools in a word processing package are used to edit a document. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Information in a document is sequenced correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The layout and format of a document are checked for suitability. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The document is previewed and distributed in its final format. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    This Unit Standard will be internally assessed by the provider and moderated by a moderator registered by a relevant accredited ETQA or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant accredited ETQA. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The learner can organise him/herself and his/her activities when producing business documents. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    The learner can collect, organise and critically evaluate information in creating folders and saving documents in the appropriate folder. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    The learner can communicate effectively by presenting information in different formats. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    The learner can use technology effectively by using a word processing package to produce business 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. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  57877   National Certificate: CNC Production Machining  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Core  50022   National Certificate: General Draughting  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  66289   Further Education and Training Certificate: Lumber Milling  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2016-12-31  FPMSETA 
    Core  59057   Further Education and Training Certificate: Telecommunication Network Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Fundamental  49092   Further Education and Training Certificate: Furniture Making  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Elective  48783   National Certificate: Financial Services  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  INSETA 
    Elective  66312   National Certificate: Lumber Milling  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Elective  49772   National Certificate: Archaeology  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  64589   National Certificate: Community Water, Health and Sanitation Monitoring  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    Elective  91926   National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Machining and Tooling  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  65549   National Certificate: Mining Technical Support  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 
    Elective  61669   Further Education and Training Certificate: Community Water, Health and Sanitation Facilitation  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    Elective  49256   Further Education and Training Certificate: Counselling  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 
    Elective  49649   Further Education and Training Certificate: Long-term Insurance  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  INSETA 
    Elective  66609   Further Education and Training Certificate: Retail Insurance  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  66610   Further Education and Training Certificate: Short Term Insurance  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-07-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  66809   Further Education and Training Certificate: Sport Technical Officiating  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 


    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.
     
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