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

Change and improve images 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117665  Change and improve images 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Marketing 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Marketing 
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
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2005-10-12  2008-10-12  SAQA 0362/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2009-10-12   2012-10-12  

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 
Learners credited with this unit standard will be able to

The qualifying learners are competent of:
  • Demonstrating an understanding of software packages used to alter images.
  • Implementing changes to images. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this qualification will have demonstrated competence in communicating verbally and in writing and computer technology at NQF Level 3 or equivalent. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Software will include but is not limited to; Adobe PhotoShop, Quark X Press, Adobe Indesign, Freehand, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Acrobat. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of software packages used to alter images. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A mode and a cache are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Levels and adjustments are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Colours and the implications are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Effects and how they work are explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Implement changes to images. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An image/document is opened and the resolution is checked. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The image's levels are adjusted. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Layers are used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Text is applied to the image. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The image/document is prepared for export. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Images are saved onto optical disc for printing. 


    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.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor 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.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • An understanding of the desk top publishing process.
  • Knowledge of scanners, their uses and application.
  • An understanding of the use of computer peripherals.
  • Knowledge of desk top publishing software.
  • Knowledge of scanner software. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems pertaining to the use of Desk Top Publishing tools and scanners. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in the process of applying DTP tools. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively so that changes are made with minimal disruption. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, evaluate, organise and critically evaluate information pertaining to the processing of images on a scanner. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology throughout the process of Desk Top Publishing. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  49603   Bachelor of Visual Communications  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CHE 


    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.
     
    NONE 



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