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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  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "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  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Fundamental  49216   National Certificate: Pipeline Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "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  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "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. Furniture World Training Centre 
    2. Longata Consultant 
    3. Mnambithi TVET College 
    4. Ntunzela Trading Enterprise 
    5. RCL Foods-Sugar & Milling (MP) 
    6. Salabedla Contracting and Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    7. Silungokuhle (Pty) Ltd 
    8. The Brokers Learning Centre 
    9. Tirhani SkillsTraining Pty Ltd 



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