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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of information systems analysis 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14924  Demonstrate an understanding of information systems analysis 
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
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 fundamental knowledge of the areas covered
  • for those working in, or entering the workplace in the area of Systems Development

    People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Describe information systems analysis
  • Explain different systems analysis techniques used in the industry
    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 3).
  • Demonstrate PC competency skills (All End-User Computing unit Standards.) 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe information systems analysis. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The description identifies the position of information systems analysis in the software development life cycle. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Initial strategy, Feasibility, Requirements Analysis, Systems analysis, Specification.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The description explains the purpose of information systems analysis. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Analysis of current system, Define user requirements, Derive logical system ("WHAT").
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The description outlines the functions of the information systems analyst. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Communicate between user and mgmt., Generate structured specifications, Estimate costs & benefits.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The description outlines information gathering techniques used by information systems analysts. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Interviews, Historical records, Questionnaires, Observation.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The description explains different systems analysis techniques used in the industry. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Structured, Object-Oriented
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain different systems analysis techniques used in the industry. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Structured; Object-Oriented. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The explanation identifies different techniques for describing data structures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Data Models, Object Models, Entity-Relationship Diagrams.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The explanation identifies different techniques for documenting business process flows. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Process Flow Diagrams, Use Cases.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The explanation identifies different techniques for documenting data flows. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Data Flow Diagrams, Object Interaction Diagrams, State Diagrams.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The explanation identifies different analysis tools to assist with documentation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Data Dictionaries, CASE Technology, Office Applications.
     


    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. An example of the standards expected is the standards found in ISO 9000 Certified Organisations.
    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.
    4. Performance of all elements is to be completed within the normal range of time and cost that would be expected in a professional environment (eg. In a commercial or government organisation).
    5. 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.
    6. 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. 


    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 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 DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem solving contexts do not exists in isolation. 

    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 
    Supplementary information:
    Definitions:
  • Systems Analysis - the investigation and description of information systems, not their design.
  • Data structures - refers to collections of data that are closely associated with each other. Eg. Customer details or product details.
  • CASE - stands for Computer Aided Software Engineering
  • Office Applications - Word Processing, Presentation Tools

    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  49627   Further Education and Training Certificate: e Records Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30   
    Core  78965   Further Education and Training Certificate: Information Technology: Systems Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Core  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 
    Elective  20185   Further Education and Training Certificate: Banking  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  BANKSETA 


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