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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Design a computer program according to given specifications 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14915  Design a computer program according to given specifications 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Information Systems and Technology 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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:
1. to provide a proficient knowledge of the areas covered.
2. for those entering the workplace in the area of systems development.
Qualifying learners are able to:
1. Apply the fundamental principles of procedural programming design techniques.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of the features of a procedural computer program that will solve a given simple problem.
3. Operate procedural computer program development toolsThe 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 
Open.
The credit value of this unit is based on a person having the prior knowledge and skills to:
1. be able to apply the principles of Computer Programming (SGB-ID = SDG001). 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Apply the fundamental principles of program design techniques to the given specification. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Structure diagrams, decision trees, decision tables. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The application includes the drawing of a program structure diagram for a given simple problem. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The application includes the drawing of a decision tree for a given simple problem. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The application includes the creation of a decision table for a given simple problem 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. The application allows previously-prepared design technique outputs to be read and desk-checked for accuracy. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Demonstrate an understanding of the features of a computer program. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Demonstrate an understanding of the features of a computer program that will solve the problem of the given specification. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The demonstration includes the research of a problem in terms of inputs and outputs. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
HIPO diagram, Warnier-Orr diagrams, Flowcharts.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The demonstration includes the features of a procedural computer program that will solve the given problem. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Data structures, program execution, access methods, output media.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The demonstration outlines why a batch or online program will be the best solution to the problem 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
.
 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Demonstrate an understanding of how to document program designs using appropriate tools. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Editor, Syntax, checking, Compiling. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The operation demonstrates the use of the editor of the development tools to produce procedural program source code 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The operation includes the use of the syntax checker of the tools to check for syntax errors. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The operation uses the tool to compile the procedural source code produced. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
User written code, standard functions.
 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Apply fundamental principles of problem analysis. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The application provides an appreciation of the steps and techniques of program maintenance. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Understand problem, devise plan, carry out plan, review solution, apply change, test & implement.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The application provides examples to demonstrate different problem analysis techniques (at least 2). 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Problem definition, Hierarchical (Top-Down) approach, Stepwise refinement, Modularity.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The application uses logic flow techniques to solve given elementary problems. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Flow charts, Structured use of language (Pseudo code).
 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
Please note that the relevant Education and Training Quality Authoriy (ETQA) must accredit providers before they can offer programs of education and training assessed against unit standards. 

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 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 is not limited to CASE tools, programming language editors with syntax checking, program source version control systems systems.
5. Performance of all elements should make use of International capability models used for Software Development. Examples of such models include (but is 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 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 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 SCIENCE 
Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others. 

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. 

QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
  ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
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 
Core  79627   National Certificate: Mechatronics  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2015-06-30  MERSETA 
Elective  20185   Further Education and Training Certificate: Banking  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  BANKSETA 


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