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

Describe the types of computer systems and associated hardware configurations 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14921  Describe the types of computer systems and associated hardware configurations 
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 4  NQF Level 04 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "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 intended:
  • to provide conceptual knowledge of the areas covered
  • for those working in, or entering the workplace in the area of Information Systems & Technology Management
  • as additional knowledge for those wanting to understand the areas covered

    People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Describe past, present and future computer hardware configurations.
  • Describe categories of computer system applications.
    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 prior knowledge and skills to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental mathematics (at least NQF level 1)
  • Demonstrate PC competency skills (End-User Computing unit standards, at least up to NQF level 3). 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe past, present and future computer hardware configurations. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Stand alone & networked PC's, Mid-range, Mainframes, Client-server, Emerging systems (at least 3). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The description lists the characteristics of the configurations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Single-user, Multi-user.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The description justifies categorisation of examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Single-processor, Multi-processor.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The description explains performance characteristics of the configurations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The description explains the environmental requirements of the configurations. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe categories of computer system applications. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Includes, but is not limited to: Batch, Interactive, Real time, Process control, Scientific, Education, Home (at least 3). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The description identifies categories of computer system applications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The description justifies categorisation of examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The description explains the performance characteristics of the categories. 


    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 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 
    1. 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.
    2. Performance of all elements complies with the laws of South Africa, especially with regard to copyright, privacy, health and safety, and consumer rights.
    3. 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. 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to his/her full personal development and the social and economic development of the society at large by being aware of the importance of: reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively, exploring education and career opportunities and developing entrepreneurial opportunities. 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Sub-Sub-Field (Domain):
    Information Systems and Technology Management. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  78964   Further Education and Training Certificate: Information Technology: Technical Support  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Core  24293   National Certificate: Information Technology: Technical Support  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2010-01-23  Was MICTS until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  20185   Further Education and Training Certificate: Banking  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  BANKSETA 
    Elective  78965   Further Education and Training Certificate: Information Technology: Systems Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Elective  24294   Further Education and Training Certificate: Information Technology: Systems Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2010-01-23  Was MICTS until Last Date for Achievement 


    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. Academy at Vaal Triangle (AVT 
    2. Academy of Training and Allied Services Pty Ltd 
    3. Acorser Corporate & Business Consulting t/a Acorser Academy 
    4. Affirmations Training 
    5. Africa Learn (Pty) Ltd 
    6. Afrika Tikkun NCC 
    7. All Nation Group Five Trading and Projects 
    8. Amadi Institute of Management And Technology (Pty) Ltd 
    9. Amilak Training Center 
    10. Angie Technologies 
    11. Answer The Call Skills and Entrepreneurship 
    12. Assured Vocational Skills Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    13. ATTI (Advanced Technonogy Training Institute) 
    14. ATTI IT SOLUTIONS (Bloemfontei 
    15. ATTI Nelspruit Pty Ltd 
    16. Atvance Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    17. Awona Technologies cc 
    18. Balefile Trading and Services 
    19. Basadipele Skills Development and Training 
    20. Bells Technical College 
    21. Bophelo Tota ICT Driving Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    22. Brainwave Project 707 Pty Ltd 
    23. Brainwave Projects 1430 cc 
    24. Brainwave Projects 707 
    25. BYTES PEOPLE SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    26. Cape Innovation Technology Initiative 
    27. Careers IT 
    28. Claas Illustration 
    29. Clean Heat Academy 
    30. College Africa Group (Pty) Ltd 
    31. Columbus Consulting Pty Ltd 
    32. Comfortable Tech 
    33. Common Vision Young Specialist Trading cc 
    34. Compuscan Academy 
    35. CSL Accountants 
    36. CTU Training Solutions 
    37. CYBAX SYSTEMS 
    38. CYBER-CITY IT SOLUTIONS 
    39. dc academy 
    40. Dee's Training (Pty) Ltd 
    41. Delight Computer Training 
    42. DVG Media Training 
    43. DYNAMIC DNA (PTY) LTD 
    44. EAST LONDON MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE 
    45. ED-U Options Academy 
    46. Ekasi IT Solutions Centre 
    47. Ekurhuleni Artisans and Skills Training Centre Pty Ltd 
    48. Elchees Software Solutions 
    49. Epitome Villa (Pty)Ltd 
    50. Eshybrand Pty Ltd 
    51. EYETHU NATIONAL COMPUTER COLLEGE PTY LTD 
    52. Fachs Business Consulting and Training 
    53. Finweb Business Consultancy 
    54. Forek Institute of Technology (Pty) Ltd 
    55. Foster-Melliar (Pty) Ltd 
    56. Four Stars Communication 
    57. Fourways Private College 
    58. Futurekids SA (Fochville) 
    59. Genii Institute PTY LTD 
    60. Global Institute for Capacity 
    61. Growth Management Consulting cc 
    62. Gurandbuilt Management Development 
    63. HCLS HUMAN CAPITAL LEARNING SOLUTIONS 
    64. HILLCROSS BUSINESS SCHOOL (PTY 
    65. Hlanganani ICT (Pty) Ltd 
    66. Home of Compassion/Grace Ministries 
    67. HUAWEI Technologies Africa (PTY) LTD 
    68. iCollege College 
    69. Ikusasa Technology Solutions 
    70. Ikusasalethu Youth Development Project NPC 
    71. iLearn Corporate Services PTY LTD 
    72. Information Technology Resource Centre 
    73. IT Academy 
    74. IT Labs Consulting 
    75. IT-HI-Q Training (PTY) Ltd 
    76. Ithemba IT Solution 
    77. Jeppe College of Commerce and 
    78. K Boneng Consulting Services P 
    79. Keep The Dream 285 
    80. King Sabata Dalindyebo TVET College 
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    83. Learnfast Training Solutions ( 
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    85. Leseding Computer Systems 
    86. LETAGO DEVELOPMENT CONSULTING 
    87. LIMPOPO COMPUTER COLLEGE BK 
    88. Loomee Group 
    89. Makhophila Training 
    90. Malope It Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    91. Mash Computer Training 
    92. Matibidi Raphela Investments (Pty) LTD 
    93. MBOWA COLLEGE PTY LTD 
    94. Metanoia Ratings PTY LTD 
    95. MMELA VILLAGE TECHNOLOGIES (PT 
    96. MND Training and Projects 
    97. Mogapi Education Group (Pty) Ltd 
    98. MORTERBOARD TRAINING SOLUTIONS 
    99. Moving Ahead Development Agenc 
    100. Mpande Technologies cc 
    101. Mufuka Business and Technical 
    102. Nape Angwato Trading 
    103. NBC Technologies 
    104. NCC - Vereeniging 
    105. New Trend Computers cc 
    106. Nolwazi Stem Education for The 
    107. Ntandokazi Holdings Pty Ltd 
    108. Nyankwavi Inverstment 
    109. Nyathela Business College 
    110. Octopus Training Solutions 
    111. Olrich Home of Technology 
    112. On the Ball College Pty ltd 
    113. OPELONG BUSINESS INSTITUTE (PT 
    114. Polokwane Technology Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    115. Pretoria Technical College 
    116. Priha Projects Pty Ltd 
    117. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa 
    118. Progressive School of Business 
    119. Prophesy Training College (Pty) Ltd 
    120. QUALITATIVE INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS 
    121. QUARPHIX (PTY) LTD 
    122. Rand Training College 
    123. Richfield Graduate Institute of Technology Pty Ltd 
    124. Rostec Technical FET College (Pty) Ltd 
    125. Sabile Human Resources Consult 
    126. SANDM IT TRAINING (PTY) LTD 
    127. Signa Academy 
    128. SIGNA ACADEMY (PTY) LTD 
    129. Silulo Ulutho Technologies 
    130. Simba Skills Consultants 
    131. Sinovuyolethu Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    132. Sivile Housing Association RSA 
    133. Spears Business and Life Couch Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    134. Spina Consultancy 
    135. SPLS Consultants (Pty) Ltd 
    136. SUCCESS BUILDERS INTERNATIONAL CC 
    137. Success Christian Training Cen 
    138. SUPREME ICT CONSULTANTS 
    139. Taal-Net Training Institute 
    140. TBL Empowerment Hub 
    141. Tech-Com Solutions cc 
    142. Techtisa (pty) Ltd 
    143. Terry Computer Services cc 
    144. The Finishing College (Pty) Lt 
    145. THE SHERQ CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE PTY LTD 
    146. THE SKILLS DEVELOPMENT CORPORA 
    147. Think Tank T2 (Pty) Ltd 
    148. Tinotel Communications 
    149. Titan Trade Technologies 
    150. Tlou Foundation College 
    151. TORQUE TECHNICAL COMPUTER TRAINING PTY LTD 
    152. Tshwane College of Commerce an 
    153. Tsima Consulting Development S 
    154. TSP COLLEGE 
    155. UCS Education and Training Services (Pty) Ltd 
    156. Ukwazi Academy and Corporate S 
    157. Varsity Institute of Science & Technology (Pty)Ltd 
    158. Visionary Skill Academy 
    159. VSS College (Pty) LTD 
    160. Vukani Solutions 
    161. VUTHLARI MARKETING CONSULTING 
    162. Wellinkwise Pty Ltd 
    163. Welltec Academy (Pty) LTD 
    164. Whitestone College 
    165. WORK SKILLS RESOURCES CC 
    166. Working Solution International 
    167. Xylo Trading 12 (Pty) Ltd 
    168. YITRO INNOVATIONS 
    169. Yonet Training Academy 
    170. Youth Media Movement 
    171. ZA WIT (PTY) LTD 
    172. Zikode Development Trust 



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