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

Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based database application to work with simple databases 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116936  Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based database application to work with simple databases 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Computer Sciences and Information Systems 
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 3  NQF Level 03 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
7569  Demonstrate understanding of the basic concepts of databases and the ability to plan and create a simple database  Level 2  NQF Level 02   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is intended for people who need to create and edit simple databases using a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based database application either as a user of computers or as basic knowledge for a career needing this competency, like the ICT industry.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Understand the principles of databases.
  • Open and save a simple existing database.
  • Produce and edit a simple database from given specifications.
  • Data is entered into a simple database table from given specifications.
  • Modify the design of a database table.
  • Sort and search for records in a database table.

    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 standard is calculated assuming a person is competent in:
  • Mathematical literacy and communication skills at least at NQF level 2.
  • Use generic functions in a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-environment (ID 117902 - NQF level 1).
  • Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based word processor to format documents (ID 117924 - NQF level 2).
  • Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based spreadsheet application to solve a given problem (ID 116940 - NQF level 2). 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • This standard is applicable to any database application that operates in a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based environment.
  • This standard is restricted to database applications that run on personal computers, or small computer platforms, rather than mainframe or large computer systems. The database table are physically inside the same computer file (flat file) and does not contain references to tables outside the physical file.
  • Where wording are not exact for the chosen operating system, the learner can choose the equivalent item or option to demonstrate competence in the specific outcome or assessment criteria. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Understand the principles of databases. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A database management system is defined in terms of its purpose and use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Examples of uses of databases are provided. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    At least three examples.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Properties of databases are described in terms of their purpose and relation to the database as a whole. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Field, Record, Table, Index, Field Property, Data type.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Open and save a simple existing databases. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The database application is opened or started. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The parts of the database application window are described in terms of their features and use. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    All of: Menu Bar, Toolbar, Status Bar, scroll bar, Object Bar.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An existing database is opened. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Data is entered into an existing database table. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    At least 5 records are entered.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Saving a database giving it a descriptive name related to its purpose and use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The database is closed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The database application program is closed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Produce and edit a simple database table from given specifications. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    At least 5 fields. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A database table is created with the required format bases on a given specification. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Data types to include at least: text, numeric, date, currency.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The database table is saved with a descriptive name, as per the given specification. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The name of the new database table and database must allow the database table and database to be easily identified in terms of its purpose and content.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A column is moved within the database table. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Column widths of columns in the database table are changed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    At least 2 columns.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    A database table is deleted. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The database table is saved and closed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Data is entered into a simple database table from given specifications. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    At least 5 fields. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A new record is added to the database table. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    At least 2 records are added.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Data in the database table is modified. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    At least 3 records are modified.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Data in the database table is deleted. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A record is deleted from the database table. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Modify the design of a database table. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An existing database table is opened in design view. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The consequences of changing a field size are discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Field formats are modified. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Field size, Number field, Date field.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A field is moved in the database table. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    A new field is added to the database table. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    A field is deleted from the database table. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The consequences of the changes made are explained and corrected if necessary. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Type conversions.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Sort and search for records in a database table. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A record in a database table is sorted according to one field. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Ascending, descending.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A record is located in a database table, by searching for specific data within the table. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The relevant Education and Training Quality Authority (ETQA) must accredit providers before they can offer programmes 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 
  • 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.
  • Performance of all elements complies with the laws of the country operating in, especially with regard to copyright, privacy, health and safety, and consumer rights.
  • 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.
  • Performance of all elements is to be completed within the normal range of time and cost that would be expected in a professional environment (e.g. 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 and solve problems in which responses display that decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made by using a database application to address a given business problem. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively by using a database application to organize information into tables, rows and columns for a specific purpose. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise, and critically evaluate information by using a database application to organize and capture 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 the subject by using a database application to organize information into tables, rows and columns for a specific purpose. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others by using a database application effectively. 

    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 
    This unit standard has replaced 7569, which was "Demonstrate understanding of the basic concepts of databases and the ability to plan and create a simple database", Level 2, 3 Credits.

    Supplementary Information:

    Definitions:
  • Database - in this standard the term database refer to a database or database management system that contains data in tables, records and fields that relate only to each other, within the same database file, and do not relate to other databases or tables within other databases.
  • A "simple user document" - in this standard includes a short description of the purpose of the database, and how to use the database.

    Assessor Notes:

    a. Specifications for specific outcome 3 to 5 should be given to the candidate, and should have at least 5 fields and 5 records.

    b. GUI functions like printing, using a pointing device and using the HELP facility are covered in a generic unit standard (ID 117902) and should be assessed as part of the mentioned standard.

    c. Possible laws applicable to this standard could include acts like Access to Information Acts; Copyright Acts, Constitution of the Country being assessed in.

    Abbreviations:
  • PC - Personal computer.
  • CD - Compact disk.
  • GUI - Graphical User Interface. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  61591   National Certificate: Information Technology: End User Computing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  58537   National Certificate: Chemical Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2009-06-17  Was CHIETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  78528   National Certificate: Chemical Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  49602   National Certificate: Construction: Geotechnical  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  61971   National Certificate: Pulp and Paper Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Elective  67461   Further Education and Training Certificate: Event Support  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  50329   Further Education and Training Certificate: Radiation Protection  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  EWSETA 


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