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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|National Certificate: Live Event Technical Production|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|48669||National Certificate: Live Event Technical Production|
|SGB Performing Arts|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|CATHSSETA - Culture, Arts, Tourism, Hospitality and Sports Education and Training Authority||OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework|
|National Certificate||Field 02 - Culture and Arts||Performing Arts|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||134||Level 4||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4||Regular-Unit Stds Based|
|REGISTRATION STATUS||SAQA DECISION NUMBER||REGISTRATION START DATE||REGISTRATION END DATE|
|LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT||LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT|
|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 qualification does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification.
|PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION|
|The National Certificate in Live Event Technical Production (NQF Level 4) is an entry-level qualification to the live event industry. This industry includes but is not limited to:
This qualification will allow entry into ONE of the following areas of application:
Qualifying learners are capable of:
Qualifying learners will also elect to attain competencies from the following:
The qualification is generic across these areas of application, to ensure equivalence within the technical production services industry.
Rationale for the qualification
To date the only means of entry into the live event industry has been based upon the need for stagehands having little more than a school-leaving certificate and of employment age. The career path for all entrants has been dependant on the employee's/freelancer's ability to learn the industry on his/her own.
This may have been sufficient in the past, however, due to the globalisation of the industry into the world market and the increasing level of regulatory standards being enforced across the industry, the industry can no longer rely on ad-hoc learning. A coherent learning approach has to be adopted to ensure that the employee/ freelancer attains the necessary knowledge, skills and values required to successfully integrate into the industry. Learners can include those already employed in the industry, those with matric, as well as the unemployed.
The qualification outlined below is an entry-level qualification at NQF level 4. Upon qualifying, the learner will be able to gain entry into the heart of the live event technical production industry. This qualification should create a highly productive individual with safety at the forefront of all work done. Pride of place will be instilled and the socio-economic well-being of the country ensured through sustainable development of the industry.
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
|This qualification and its credits were developed based on the assumptions that, before learning towards this qualification, learners are capable of:
Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
This qualification can be achieved in whole or in part through recognition of prior learning (RPL). Agreements between an applicant and the learning provider will be entered into for applicants that can demonstrate their competence in the outcomes of unit standards and the qualification. Evidence to this effect must be provided and assessed by a registered assessor. The applicant must make application to relevant ETQA who will assess the applicant's suitability to undergo RPL.
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|This qualification is designed as follows:
Upon the successful completion of this qualification the learner will be able to provide technical support within ONE of the following areas of application:
Note that all Unit Standards for this qualification must cover learning in ONE area of application.
All Fundamental Unit Standards (62 Credits) and All Core Unit Standards (85 Credits) are compulsory. The Elective component requires at least 7 credits, from Elective Unit Standards, in the following "packages":
NQF Level - Fundamental Credits - Core Credits - Elective Credits - Total
Total - 56 - 79 - 7 - 142+
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|Fundamental and Core
1. Use mathematics for personal and business applications
2. Use and interpret language effectively for verbal and non-verbal communication
3. Use information technology in the workplace to enhance overall efficiency and effectiveness
4. Prepare set-up and strike of equipment, material and tools for live events
5. Operate and maintain equipment, material and tools during live events,
6. Promote the safety of self and others
8. Organise and manage themselves and their activities within live event technical production contexts.
Elective (7 required to qualify)
9. Establish and run a small business optimally
10. Deal with customers in a technical productions context
11. Make financial decisions that are optimal for a given context
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
Elective (7 required to qualify)
Integrated assessment at the level of qualification provides an opportunity for learners to show that they are able to integrate concepts, ideas and actions across unit standards to achieve competence that is grounded and coherent in relation to the purpose of the qualification. Integrated assessment should show how already demonstrated competence in individual areas can be linked and applied for the achievement of exit level outcomes.
Integrated assessment must judge the quality of the observable performance, and also the quality of thinking that lies behind it. Assessment tools must encourage learners to explain the thinking and decision-making that underpin their demonstrated performance. The assessment criteria in the unit standards are performance-based (applied competence as opposed to required knowledge only). This means that workplace experience may be recognised when awarding credits towards this qualification.
A broad range of task-orientated and theoretical assessment tools may be used, with the distinction between practical knowledge and disciplinary knowledge maintained so that each takes its rightful place. Unit standards in the qualification must be used to assess specific and critical cross-field outcomes. During integrated assessments the assessor should make use of formative and summative assessment methods and should assess combinations of practical, applied, foundational and reflexive competencies. A detailed portfolio of evidence is required to prove the practical, applied and foundational competencies of the learner.
While the foundational component (literacy, communication and numeracy skills) of this qualification on NQF level 4 can be assessed through occupational contexts and activities relating to live event technical production, care must be taken in both the learning programme and the assessment to ensure that these foundational skills are truly portable. The primary aim of this qualification is to ensure that learners have a sound base of general education to prepare them for further learning, whatever career path they may choose.
All assessments should be conducted in line with the following well documented principles of assessment: appropriateness, fairness, manageability, integration into work or learning, validity, direct, authentic, sufficient, systematic, open and consistent as defined below:
|The unit standards in this qualification have been developed with due consideration of international standards for the same level of learning and application. Specific comparisons have been made with the standards of New Zealand, Australia and Scotland.
Relevant registered Unit Standards in New Zealand that relate to the present qualification include:
Technical production qualifications ranging from a first Certificate, to an advanced Diploma are registered in Australia. Most relevant to the present qualification are the following Australian qualifications:
There are around 40 units of competency in these qualification packages that resemble those of the present qualification (for example: Prepare, rig, test and modify lighting equipment, Operate audiovisual equipment):
The following Scottish qualifications, with their units, relate to the South African National Certificate: Live Event Technician (level 4)
There is vast congruence between the qualifications reviewed here and the South African qualification (although the titles of unit standards may, at times, mask the similarities). In the New Zealand, Australian and Scottish qualifications, the unit standards / competency standards often specify the type of equipment that is to be set-up, operated, and disassembled, whereas the South African Qualification concentrates on the competencies required to perform activities; the range statements of the unit standards stating the equipment category opinions, so that a learner can choose the equipment type most relevant to this field of interest.
One area of difference that occurs between the South African the Scottish qualifications is the mandatory and the elective content. Whereas the Scottish qualifications have mandatory "business" units (for e.g. Support efficient use of resources") and elective technical units, the South African qualification, for most part, addresses technical competencies in the Core / mandatory component and supplementary aspects (such as business) in the elective component.
|This qualification will allow horizontal articulation with any Further Education and Training Certificate (NQF Level 4) through the Fundamental component. Also, upward vertical articulation is possible with a diploma in Live Event Technical Production (NQF Level 5) and a National Certificate in Operations Management (NQF Level 5).|
|The learning provider must provide internal and external moderation and all assessments must be moderated by the relevant ETQA
Anyone assessing a learner against the qualification and unit standards must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA by SAQA.
Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of the qualification and unit standards or will assess the qualification and unit standards must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
Moderation of assessment will be overseen by relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures.
Assessors registered with the relevant ETQA must carry out the assessment of candidates for the qualification or any of the unit standards that make up this qualification. The assessor must have contextual competence in the form of a qualification or relevant experience related to the qualification and unit standards against which assessments will be conducted.
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
|As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012; 2015.|
|ID||UNIT STANDARD TITLE||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||CREDITS|
|Core||114510||Load equipment, material and tools||Level 3||NQF Level 03||7|
|Core||114508||Pack equipment, material and tools||Level 3||NQF Level 03||7|
|Core||114514||Maintain equipment and tool parts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||15|
|Core||114511||Set-up and strike equipment, material and tools||Level 4||NQF Level 04||15|
|Core||114518||Co-ordinate the use of equipment, material and tools||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||15|
|Core||15096||Demonstrate an understanding of stress in order to apply strategies to achieve optimal stress levels in personal and work situations||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||5|
|Core||114516||Operate (apply) equipment, material and tools||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||15|
|Fundamental||8968||Accommodate audience and context needs in oral communication||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||8969||Interpret and use information from texts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||8973||Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||8970||Write texts for a range of communicative contexts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||9015||Apply knowledge of statistics and probability to critically interrogate and effectively communicate findings on life related problems||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Fundamental||8974||Engage in sustained oral communication and evaluate spoken texts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Fundamental||8975||Read analyse and respond to a variety of texts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Fundamental||9016||Represent analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Fundamental||8979||Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Fundamental||7468||Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Fundamental||8976||Write for a wide range of contexts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Elective||10385||Develop a business plan for a small business||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Elective||10013||Identify and utilise marketing resources to meet objectives||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Elective||10388||Interpret basic financial statements||Level 4||NQF Level 04||3|
|Elective||10386||Investigate the possibilities of establishing and running a small business enterprise (SMME)||Level 4||NQF Level 04||3|
|Elective||10387||Investigate ways of managing financial risk in own lives||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Elective||13948||Negotiate an agreement or deal in an authentic work situation||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|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.||Campus Of Performing Arts|
|2.||GEARHOUSE SA (PTY) LTD|
|3.||South African Roadies Association|