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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Assemble a personal computer or handheld computer and peripherals from modules 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14939  Assemble a personal computer or handheld computer and peripherals from modules 
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 a competent knowledge of the areas covered
  • For those working in the area of Hardware, Infrastructure Maintenance and Support

    People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Plan the assembly of a single-user personal computer and peripherals
  • Assemble a single-user personal computer and peripherals from modules
  • Test single-user personal computers and peripherals
  • Dispatch single-user personal computers and peripherals
    The performance of all elements is to a standard expected in a professional environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credit value of this unit standard is based on the person having prior experience or equivalent competence to:
  • Demonstrate PC competency skills (End-User Computing unit standards, at least up to NQF Level 3). 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan the assembly of a single-user personal computer and peripherals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The plan identifies and explains the feasibility of the specification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The plan estimates the effort, duration and resources required for the assembly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The plan adopts a review procedure that ensures that the final outcome meets user requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The plan ensures that the assembly environment conforms to the manufacturer's specification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The plan ensures that the resources required to complete the assembly are available at the assembly site, and are in working order. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Assemble a single-user personal computer and peripherals from modules. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The assembly ensures that the hardware is assembled according to manufacturer's specification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The assembly ensures that the hardware completes the manufacturer's diagnostic tests free of errors. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The assembly ensures that system and application software are customised and configured according to assembly specification. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Test single-user personal computers and peripherals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. "Burn-in" testing completes free of errors according to the assembly specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The testing procedure meets manufacturer's guidelines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The test results are recorded according to organisation specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The test ensures that system software communicates with the hardware modules in accordance with manufacturer's and assembly specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Dispatch single-user personal computers and peripherals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The dispatch ensures that units are packed according to manufacturer and assembly specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The dispatch ensures that documentation is completed according to manufacturer and organisation requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The dispatch ensures that units are forwarded according to the assembly specification. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Providers must be accredited by the relevant Education and Training Quality Authority (ETQA) 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 
    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.
    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). 

    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 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 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. 

    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 
    Sub-Sub-Field (Domain):
    Hardware, Infrastructure Maintenance and Support. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  80306   Further Education and Training Certificate: Electronics  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  78964   Further Education and Training Certificate: Information Technology: Technical Support  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Elective  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 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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