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

Use personal computer operating system 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
7548  Use personal computer operating system 
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 2  NQF Level 02 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2003-12-03  2004-12-02  SAQA 1351/03 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2005-12-02   2008-12-02  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
117867  Managing files in a Graphical User Interface (GUI) environment  Level 1  NQF Level 01   
117902  Use generic functions in a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-environment  Level 1  NQF Level 01   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
People credited with this unit standard are able to describe the purpose of an operating system, perform system configurations, read and write files to stiffies, and automate operations. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Open.

The credit value of this unit standard is based on a person having the prior knowledge and skills to operate a personal computer. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Show an understanding of the purpose and nature of a computer operating system. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. A description of the operating system identifies its purpose. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. A description of a disc based operating system and a chip based operating system compares them in terms of computer size and purpose. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Perform system configurations, stiffy operations and file conversion. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
System date and time, default printer, display settings, mouse and keyboard settings default storage device. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. System configurations are altered. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Files are copied to and from, and deleted from a stiffy. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Files from one application are converted so that they can be accessed using a different application. 



UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
This unit standard has been replaced by:
  • 117867, which is "Managing files in a Graphical User Interface (GUI) environment", Level 1, 3 Credits; and
  • 117902, which is "Use generic functions in a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-environment", Level 1, 4 Credits. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48400   National Certificate: Sugar Processing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Core  48696   National Certificate: Measurement, Control and Instrumentation  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-04-08  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  23773   National Certificate: Computer Aided Drawing Office Practice  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2006-02-09  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Fundamental  48804   National Certificate: Occupational Safety, Hygiene and Environment  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-11-26  Was HW SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Fundamental  49105   National Certificate: Furniture Making: Wood  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Fundamental  49216   National Certificate: Pipeline Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  20654   National Certificate: Craft Bread and Flour Confectionery Baking  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2006-04-20  Was FOODBEV until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  48806   National Certificate: Craft Production  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  22869   National Certificate: Engineering Fabrication  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2007-08-16  MERSETA 
    Elective  48725   National Certificate: Explosives Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2007-04-07  Was CHIETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  20657   National Certificate: Food and Beverage Processing: Plant Baking Processing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-02-18  Was FOODBEV until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  20207   National Certificate: Food and Beverage Processing: Raw Milk and Cream Handling and Storing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2004-12-05  Was FOODBEV until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  23273   National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Fitting  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-06-25  MERSETA 
    Elective  23254   National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Fitting and Machining  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-06-25  MERSETA 
    Elective  23277   National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Machining  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-06-25  MERSETA 
    Elective  24455   National Certificate: Servicing Vehicles  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2005-11-30  Was MERSETA 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. Added Advantage Academy (Durban) 
    2. AFRICAN ACAD.FOR COM.ASSIS.ENGINEERING 
    3. African Academey for the Built Environment NPC 
    4. Amagema Development Consultants cc 
    5. ArcelorMittal South Africa Ltd (VANDERBIJLPARK) (TP) 
    6. Assured Vocational Skills Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    7. ATTI Nelspruit Pty Ltd 
    8. Ayasaphe Trading cc 
    9. Babina Tlou Trading and Projects 001 
    10. Better beginning trading and projects pty ltd 
    11. Bosasa Youth Development Centres (Pty) Ltd 
    12. College of Cape Town 
    13. College of Cape Town (City Campus) 
    14. Coricraft Group PTY (Ltd) 
    15. Cradle Stars Trading Enterprise (Pty) Ltd 
    16. CRT FORESTRY SERVICES CC 
    17. Dinaka Business Management & Consulting 
    18. Dithipe Development Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    19. Duzi-Corp 56 
    20. Eagle Computer Training 
    21. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    22. Eastcoast Boards cc 
    23. Ekurhuleni East College For TVET 
    24. Far-Ahead Computer Training Centre Cc 
    25. Furniture World Training Centre 
    26. Furntech Mthatha 
    27. Future Discovery Training Academy CC 
    28. Hazyview Computer College 
    29. HHO Enterprise 
    30. Hoseah Training and Manufacturing NPC 
    31. IALE School of Advance Learning and Education (Pty) Ltd 
    32. Imbewu Development Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    33. INTERMASIKO CC 
    34. Joyboy Designs 
    35. Kgosi Mampuru Production Workshop 
    36. Kingdom Varsity College (Pty) Ltd 
    37. Kotton Wear (Pty) Ltd 
    38. KwaZulu-Natal Society for the Blind (NPC) 
    39. Leribe Training Solutions 
    40. Letaba TVET College 
    41. Longata Consultant 
    42. M-cot Corporate Training 
    43. Masikila Training Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    44. Mnambithi TVET College 
    45. MORENTHO INSTITUTE SA 
    46. MORTERBOARD TRAINING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    47. Mphahle Consultancy (Pty) Ltd 
    48. Mudau Picture Framers 
    49. Ndwamato Training Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    50. NEW AFRICA SKILLS DEVELOPMENT 
    51. Nqothu Projects (PTY) LTD 
    52. Ntunzela Trading Enterprise 
    53. OTP 
    54. Oyama Kulwazi Training & Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    55. Parowkloof Investment 
    56. Presentation Software Training 
    57. Qualfurn Training & Projects 
    58. RCL Foods-Sugar & Milling (MP) 
    59. Re Tshepeng Holdings 
    60. Redefined Skills Training & Development (Pty) Ltd 
    61. Rivoni Training N Communications 
    62. Salabedla Contracting and Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    63. Sankin Computer Training Pty Ltd 
    64. Seacrest Investments 156 (Pty) Ltd 
    65. SEJ Skills Academy Pty Ltd 
    66. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
    67. Silungokuhle (Pty) Ltd 
    68. SISHEN IRON ORE COMPANY 
    69. Skills To Furnish International 
    70. Terry Computer Services cc 
    71. The Finishing College (Pty) Ltd 
    72. THE FURNITURE TECHNOLOGY CENTRE - CAPE TOWN 
    73. The Furniture Technology Centre - KwaMashu 
    74. The Furniture Technology Centre - Nyanga 
    75. The Furniture Technology Centre Umzimkhulu 
    76. Thunderflex3 Pty (Ltd) 
    77. Tirhani SkillsTraining Pty Ltd 
    78. Titan Trade Technologies (Pty) Ltd 
    79. Transnet School of Pipelines 
    80. Ubucubu Home Industries 
    81. Umbuso Training Services 
    82. Umnotho We Afrika Foundation NPC 
    83. Valotech 274 (Pty) Ltd 
    84. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 



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