Domain - Software Development - Programming

Domain - Software Development - Programming

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Level 1

Create and use simple command sequences in a procedural computer language

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18739 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to create simple command sequences in a procedural computer language; and use simple command sequences to achieve a specified outcome.

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CMR 99 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council

Level 2

Create a simple computer program to meet a set brief

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18740 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: plan a simple computer program to meet the specifications of a set brief; create code; and test and evaluate the program against the brief for fitness for purpose.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 99 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council

Level 3

Create a computer program to provide a solution to a problem

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18741 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: formulate a design specification for a computer program to provide a solution to a problem; write code for the computer program that is consistent with the conventions of the chosen language; test and modify the computer program to provide a solution to a problem; and create simple end-user documentation for the computer program.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 99 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council

Level 4

Apply essential knowledge and concepts of software development to create a program
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2024.

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Version 2 This unit standard was replaced by unit standard 32946. This unit standard replaced unit standard 2795.

29813 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate and apply essential knowledge and concepts of software development tools and techniques; apply knowledge of a third- generation programming language (3GL) to demonstrate understanding of the language semantics and simple algorithms; apply programming knowledge and skills to design, code, and test a simple program based on a supplied specification. This unit standard has been developed primarily for assessment within programmes leading to the New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4) [Ref: 2594]. It is intended for people who want to develop the essential skills for further study that will equip them to work in the field of Information Technology (IT) as a profession, and who will generally not have previous computer programming experience such as digital technologies achievement standards.

Standard-setting body:

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council NZQA National Qualifications Services

Apply knowledge and concepts of software development to create applications

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Version 1 This unit standard replaced unit standard 29813.

32946 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate and apply knowledge and concepts of software development tools and techniques; apply mathematical and logical techniques and problem-solving skills to solve computational problems; and apply principles of software development and relevant project management methodologies to create and test interactive working applications, integrating mathematical and logical techniques. This unit standard has been developed primarily for assessment within programmes leading to the New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4) [Ref: 2594]. It is intended for people who want to develop the essential skills for further study that will equip them to work in the field of Information Technology (IT) as a profession, and who will generally not have previous computer programming experience such as digital technologies achievement standards.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 99 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council

Level 5

Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of computer programming
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2024.

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6761 Unit Standard 7 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe computer program development life cycles; functionally decompose problems for computer programs; verify logical depictions for computer programs; compare the characteristics of common computer programming languages; demonstrate an understanding of the principles of object-oriented computer programming; and demonstrate an understanding of the principles of eventdriven computer programming. The performance of all outcomes is to a standard that allows for further learning in this area.

Standard-setting body:

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council NZQA National Qualifications Services

Data as at 26 November 2022