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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply information gathering techniques for computer system development 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115358  Apply information gathering techniques for computer system development 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Computer Sciences and Information Systems 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
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 
People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Design and conduct an interview for gathering information for computer system development.
  • Design and perform an analysis of the results from a questionnaire for gathering information for computer system development
  • Gather data from documents for computer system development
  • Observe a person's behaviour for gathering information for computer system development
  • Consolidate the information gathered via different techniques.
    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 is based on a person having the prior knowledge and skills to:
  • Demonstrate literacy skills at least at NQF level 4.
  • Demonstrate PC competency skills (End-User Computing modules up to level 3). 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Design and conduct an interview for gathering information for computer system development. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Format, Environment, Behaviour, Language, Presentation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The interviewee reports that he or she has understood the interview objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The interviewee reports that he or she has understood the interview questions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The interview provides answers that meet interview objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The presentation of the interview is appropriate to the interviewee. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Design and perform an analysis of the results from a questionnaire for gathering information. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Design and perform an analysis of the results from a questionnaire for gathering information for computer system development. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Format, Language, Delivery, Summary. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The respondents report that they understand the questionnaire objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The respondents report that they understand the questions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The questionnaire responses provide answers that meet questionnaire objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The presentation of the questionnaire is appropriate to the target population. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    A summary of questionnaire responses, and a comparison with expected responses, allows summary statements to be made about the population sample. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Gather data from documents for computer system development. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Paper-based documents, online database, research. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Research notes identify data that meet the specified information requirements using an industry recommended format. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Research notes identify the characteristics of the data and the relationships between data items. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Research notes identifying data items facilitate access to those data items. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Observe a person's behaviour for gathering information for computer system development. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Minimum observation time of one hour. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A record of the behaviour identifies events that meet the specified information requirements, and outlines those events. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A report about the observation compares the outcome of the observation with the observation objectives. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Consolidate the information gathered via different techniques. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Two of - Interview, Questionnaire, Research of documentation, Observation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The comparison identifies agreement and differences between the information gathered from different techniques. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Differences are resolved and justified by reviewing the information gathering techniques. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The relevant Education and Training Quality Authority (ETQA) must accredit providers before they can offer programs 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. An example of the standards expected is the standards found in ISO 9000 Certified Organisations.
  • Performance of all elements complies with the laws of South Africa, 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 should be performed with a solid understanding of the use of development tools needed in the areas applicable to the unit standard. Examples of such tools are, but are not limited to CASE tools, programming language editors with syntax checking, program source version control systems.
  • Performance of all elements should make use of International capability models used for Software Development. Examples of such models include (but are not limited to) the ISO SPICE model as well as the CMM model for Software Development. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify, solve problems and make decisions in relation to the current systems development environments. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of an organisation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage him/her self and his/her activities responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise, and critically evaluate information. 

    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 systems development. 

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

    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 
    Supplementary information:
  • An information requirements specification that can be fulfilled from available information sources must be provided to the person being assessed against this unit standard.
  • The term "industry recommended format" refers to a format used and recommended by an organisation involved in the computer industry.

    Sub-Sub-Field (Domain):
    Systems Development. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  63769   National Certificate: Business Analysis Support Practice  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Core  48872   National Certificate: Information Technology (Systems Development)  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Elective  83026   National Certificate: Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Software Testing  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 


    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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