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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|Further Education and Training Certificate: Film and Television Production Operations|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|61450||Further Education and Training Certificate: Film and Television Production Operations|
|SGB Audio-visual Media Production|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|MICTS - Media, Information and Communication Technologies Sector Education and Training Authority||OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework|
|Further Ed and Training Cert||Field 04 - Communication Studies and Language||Communication Studies|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||157||Level 4||NQF Level 04||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 replaces:
|Qual ID||Qualification Title||Pre-2009 NQF Level||NQF Level||Min Credits||Replacement Status|
|49120||Further Education and Training Certificate: Film, Television and Video Production Operations||Level 4||NQF Level 04||137||Complete|
|PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION|
This Qualification provides the learner with the necessary competence to enter the film and television industry by ensuring that they understand the context and that they are able to function within the context of film and television productions. Learners further understand the importance of the industry within the broader socio-economic context and can apply this in an employment situation. The competence attained by learners enables them to contribute in a meaningful way, through their use of the media, to the social and economic development of the nation at large through effective participation in film and television production.
Qualifying learners are able to follow the work ethic required in the film and television production sector. They can make an informed career choice based on knowledge of the industry, and provide a valuable support role in the industry. Qualified learners adhere to health and safety legislation, and can operate in a business, including maintaining productive interpersonal relations. Due to the high level of technology in the industry, learners are also required to be computer literate to be awarded this qualification.
Qualifying learners are capable of:
This qualification is aimed at learners who wish to enter the film and television industry with no prior competence in the area. Learning towards this qualification allows the learner to experience the various career options in the industry (technical, creative and production) and thereby make an informed choice. In addition, it allows learners to focus on and gain entry-level competence in a chosen area of specialisation. This qualification will equip learners with a minimum competence in all focus areas as well as providing an employable level of competence in their choice of focus area.
The qualification provides a basis for all further qualifications in the industry. Learners can progress from this qualification to increased, more complex levels of competence in their focus areas. In attaining the required fundamental and core components, the learner gains employment competencies that are transferable.
This qualification gives learners access to fast-tracked entry through recognised competence. This qualification encourages career choices in previously neglected areas of competence, increasing career opportunities by addressing competence across the sector rather than only competence in parts of the sector, as has happened in the past. Globally, innovation, cultural specificity, the demands of new media and collaboration are influencing the competence required in this sector.
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
|The design of this Qualification is based on the assumption that learners embarking on learning towards this qualification are already competent in the areas of communication in one language, and mathematical literacy at NQF Level 3 of the Further Education and Training Band, and are competent vehicle drivers (not compulsory). In addition, competence in communication using a second language at NQF Level 2 is assumed. The Qualification credits are also based on the assumption that the learner is computer literate. Computer literacy has to be achieved before the learner can qualify, if learning is not in place when embarking on learning towards this qualification, contained in the following unit standards:
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):
This Qualification can be achieved wholly, or in part, through recognition of prior learning. Evidence can be presented in a variety of forms, including previous international or local qualifications, reports, testimonials, mentoring, functions performed, portfolios, work records and performance records. As such, evidence should be judged according to the general principles of assessment described in the notes to assessors below. Learners who have met the requirements of any Unit Standard that forms part of this qualification may apply for recognition of prior learning to the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance body (ETQA). The applicant must be assessed against the specific outcomes and with the assessment criteria for the relevant Unit Standards. A Qualification will be awarded should a learner demonstrate that the exit level outcomes of the Qualification have been attained.
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|The fundamental and core components of the qualification are compulsory.
Specific choices are provided in the elective as follows:
Multicamera studio operations:
Character generator operator - computer - disk and load package - graphic is loaded - titling 1/3 rds etc - CGEN operator - take it and vision mixer put it in:
Elective choices allow selection in an area of specialisation from the following:
Multicamera studio operations:
Character generator operator - computer - disk and load package - graphic is loaded - titling 1/3 rds etc - CGEN - take it and vision mixer put it in:
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|1. Manage own film or television production activities.
2. Deliver customer service with respect to all film or television production stakeholders.
3. Administer film or television production office procedures according to organisation standards.
4. Gather and process information for film or television production specialisations.
5. Source film or television production resources for film or television production operations.
6. Use equipment, materials and tools in an area of film or television production specialisation.
7. Fulfil specific roles within film and television production teams.
Critical Cross-field Outcomes:
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
|Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 1:
1.1 Financial processing, and accounts of freelancing activities are compiled and finances and activities administered to meet all relevant legal and best practice requirements.
1.2 Own freelancing services are marketed to clients, and resource and client networks are forged, by applying fit-for-purpose strategies.
1.3 Film or television work ethic and industry accepted practice standards are identified and adhered to at all times.
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2:
2.1 All stakeholders and their needs are identified for specific film or television production contexts.
2.2 Stakeholder needs are interpreted accurately, addressed and constantly monitored in terms of needs being met.
2.3 Stakeholder contacts are maintained to be up to date and communication with stakeholders adhere to agreed communication processes and procedures.
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 3:
3.1 Project meetings are planned, organised and supported as required for specific film or television productions and all relevant participants are included.
3.2 Stock (supply) levels and equipment are monitored and maintained as per specified organisation standards, processes and procedures.
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 4:
4.1 Information is collected from reliable and verifiable sources that are appropriate for information needs, and is accurate.
4.2 Information is stored in a manner that allows future access and retrieval by all relevant persons.
4.3 Information is processed in a manner that facilitates actions that are effective for film production requirements and presented according to target audience requirements.
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 5:
5.1 Resources are identified based on and obtained to meet specified needs for film or television production resources.
5.2 Service providers are managed according to contractual agreement requirements.
5.3 Communication with service providers adheres to agreed communication processes and procedures.
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 6:
6.1 Equipment, materials and tools relevant for specialisation areas in film and television production are identified and described and equipment, materials and tools are used according to manufacturer specifications.
6.2 Health, safety and environment requirements are identified for specific film or television productions.
6.3 Equipment, materials and tools are used in line with occupational health, safety and environment requirements relevant for specific film or television production specialisations.
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 7:
7.1 Factors affecting teams and roles and responsibilities required to work in a team are identified for specific teams within film and television production.
7.2 Team effectiveness and own participation in the team are reviewed, and findings are justified based on agreed effectiveness and participation criteria.
7.3 Operations in relation to film and television production processes are described and all roles and responsibilities are identified for specific film or television production specialisations.
|Countries that are the most active in the film and television industry are India, Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, Canada, Switzerland, the United Kingdom (UK), Russia and the United States of America (USA). USA and UK programmes separate film from television, and combine television and radio in other programmes. The South African market cannot sustain this separation at the present time, thus this entry-level qualification allows for both television and film specialisations (radio is included in the South African entry-level journalism qualification). Also, many countries do not have a qualification at a level equivalent to this qualification, and entry level is undergraduate programmes. However, prior to undergraduate programmes, many short courses are available. The South African qualification is the only one that includes a component for stunt performance competence.
The countries that have formal industry and support associations include: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Egypt, Espana, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malaysia, Malta, Maroc, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Serbia - Montenegro, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, The Netherlands, Ukraine, UK, Uruguay, USA, Venezuela, Vietnam, and Zimbabwe.
For purposes of international comparison, entry level education and training in film and television operations in India, Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, Canada, Switzerland, the UK, Russia and the USA were selected as they are the leading industries internationally. However, information could only be obtained for India, Australia, New Zealand, the UK, and the USA. In addition, Argentina, Brazil and several African countries were also selected. Argentina and Brazil were selected as they are also emerging economies.
In Brazil entry level programmes are offered over one year. The programmes include learning how to write, direct, shoot and edit own films, and to work in crew positions in films. Very similar to this South African entry-level qualification, the aim of the qualification is for learners to find their way into a career as screenwriters, directors, cinematographers, editors or documentary filmmakers, and then choosing a main area from the following: directing, cinematography, post-production, screenwriting or documentary. The most notable difference between this South African and the Brazilian entry-level qualification is that the South African qualification does not include documentaries as a separate set of competence. Other differences include Brazilian programmes include that acting, and screenwriting.
The Kenya entry-level qualification is a three year qualification in film and television production, and is not the equivalent of this South African qualification. In Ghana learners can attain a Higher Diploma, Diploma or Certificate, but at Higher Education level only. Other African countries that offer film and television production undergraduate, graduate and post graduate programmes include Liberia (B.A.), Nigeria (Diploma, Higher Diploma, Postgraduate Diploma, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.), Tanzania (Diploma), Uganda (Diploma), Zambia (Diploma, Certificate, B.A.) and Zimbabwe (Diploma). In Zimbabwe, UNESCO is sponsoring a film and video training project that runs between 4 and 8 weeks, which is also a post NQF Level 4 course.
India is said to be the largest film producing country in the world, with around eight hundred films in various languages being made in the country every year. Close to sixty satellite television channels are currently operating in the country. Learning programmes include from 3 month to more than 3 year programmes. At a level equivalent to this qualification, only short programmes of 3 months each are recognised. The programmes in India also combine film and television competence. Four three month programmes are recognised. There are major differences between the South African qualification and the programs offered in India. Radio, music, still photography, writing/journalism, designing sets, developing projects, and acting and presenting are included in programs in India, but are not part of this qualification. The learning time is also much shorter than this South African qualification.
In the USA, television and radio production programmes are combined, and film learning programmes are separate. Most programmes are at undergraduate and graduate level, and one year programmes (usually not accredited) are offered by some providers, focusing more on skills than knowledge components. The one-year programmes usually include entry level competence for 16mm, 35mm and digital filmmaking, acting, cinema studies, screenwriting , film production, casting, producing, sync-sound recording, cinematography, editing and sound design, pre-production, and post-production. Differences with this qualification (in addition to the level assigned to it) include that the South African qualification does not include screenwriting and acting.
Various qualifications exist in the UK for each of the unit standards in the South African qualification. For example, learners can attain a qualification in camera assistance, or camera operations. There are three qualifications for film and television production, at the equivalent of South African NQF Levels 3, 4 and 5. The UK Level 3 qualification (South African NQF Level 4 equivalent) is very similar to this South African qualification's core component and aspects of the production administration, accounting and assistant directing elective components.
New Zealand has an equivalent qualification, at an equivalent level and of equivalent duration. The Further Education and Training in Film and Television contains 60 credits in the elective component, for camera, delivery, foundation skills, post production, production management, script writing, technical management, production design, production lighting and production sound. The major differences between the New Zealand and the South African qualification are that compulsory unit standards in the New Zealand qualification are elective unit standards in the South African qualification, and the core of the South African qualification is not included in the New Zealand qualification (or any of the other international qualifications).
The seeming differences between this South African qualification and programmes offered in the UK and USA, namely that the programmes for film and television are separated, is in fact the way in which programmes in South Africa are also structured, although they lead to this (one) qualification. Programmes in India focus more on performance and aesthetic components, whereas this South African qualification is longer and more production-focused. Compared with other African countries, the entry-level in South Africa is at a lower level, allowing improved access to the sector.
Overall, the South African qualification compares favourably with the leading industries internationally, in India, Australia, New Zealand, the UK, and the USA, as well as with other emerging economies and developing countries (Argentina, Brazil and other African countries).
|Vertical articulation is possible with:
> ID 58394: National Certificate in Film and Television Production.
> ID 24493: National Certificate: Management.
> ID 20613: National Diploma: Event Co-ordination.
The core component articulates horizontally with various NQF Level 4 qualifications, for example:
|Moderation of assessment and accreditation of providers shall be at the discretion of a relevant ETQA as long as it complies with the SAQA requirements. The ETQA is responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this qualification. Particular moderation and accreditation requirements are:
Assessment of learner achievements takes place at providers accredited by the relevant ETQA (RSA, 1998b) for the provision of programs that result in the outcomes specified for this qualification. Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this qualification must be registered as an assessor with the ETQA. Assessors registered with the relevant ETQA must carry out the assessment of learners for the qualification and any of the Unit Standards that make up this qualification.
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
|To register as an assessor, the following are required:
|As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012; 2015.|
|This qualification replaces qualification 49120, "Further Education and Training Certificate: Film, Television and Video Production Operations", Level 4, 137 credits.
The Qualification can be achieved for production in studio, or outside/on location.
Notes to Assessors:
Assessors should keep the following general principles in mind when designing and conducting assessments:
In particular, assessors should assess that the learner demonstrates an ability to consider a range of options by:
All assessments should be conducted in line with the following well-documented principles:
|ID||UNIT STANDARD TITLE||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||CREDITS|
|Core||246740||Care for customers||Level 4||NQF Level 04||3|
|Core||120374||Contribute to the management of project risk within own field of expertise||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Core||120127||Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of issues of compliance or non-activity that could result in civil or criminal liability in terms of business law||Level 4||NQF Level 04||2|
|Core||120366||Demonstrate understanding of the implementation of occupational health, safety and environmental legislation in the work place||Level 4||NQF Level 04||9|
|Core||13945||Describe and apply the management of stock and fixed assets in a business unit||Level 4||NQF Level 04||2|
|Core||120384||Develop a simple schedule to facilitate effective project execution||Level 4||NQF Level 04||8|
|Core||252195||Identify expertise and resources||Level 4||NQF Level 04||3|
|Core||252218||Liaise with a range of customers of a business||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Core||109999||Manage service providers in a selected organisation||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Core||120387||Monitor, evaluate and communicate simple project schedules||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Core||13948||Negotiate an agreement or deal in an authentic work situation||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Core||120375||Participate in the estimation and preparation of cost budget for a project or sub project and monitor and control actual cost against budget||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Core||120382||Plan, organise and support project meetings and workshops||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Core||117536||Select areas of specialisation in film, television and video production||Level 4||NQF Level 04||15|
|Core||120379||Work as a project team member||Level 4||NQF Level 04||8|
|Core||15234||Apply efficient time management to the work of a department/division/section||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||4|
|Core||252024||Evaluate current practices against best practice||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||4|
|Fundamental||119472||Accommodate audience and context needs in oral/signed communication||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||119466||Interpret a variety of literary texts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||119457||Interpret and use information from texts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||119465||Write/present/sign 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||119462||Engage in sustained oral/signed communication and evaluate spoken/signed texts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Fundamental||12417||Measure, estimate & calculate physical quantities & explore, critique & prove geometrical relationships in 2 and 3 dimensional space in the life and workplace of adult with increasing responsibilities||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Fundamental||119469||Read/view, analyse and respond to a variety of texts||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||12153||Use the writing process to compose texts required in the business environment||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Fundamental||119459||Write/present/sign for a wide range of contexts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Elective||13932||Prepare and process documents for financial and banking processes||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Elective||116940||Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based spreadsheet application to solve a given problem||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Elective||116942||Use a GUI-based word processor to create merged documents||Level 3||NQF Level 03||3|
|Elective||119078||Use a GUI-based word processor to enhance a document through the use of tables and columns||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Elective||114529||Check sound source quality||Level 4||NQF Level 04||8|
|Elective||255754||Create character generating pages||Level 4||NQF Level 04||8|
|Elective||117534||Digitise picture and sound for non-linear editing||Level 4||NQF Level 04||3|
|Elective||114533||Evaluate acoustics||Level 4||NQF Level 04||8|
|Elective||114555||Maintain professional sound engineering equipment||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Elective||117538||Maintain the functioning of electronic post-production environments||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Elective||114544||Meet recording session requirements||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Elective||117531||Mount and move cameras||Level 4||NQF Level 04||14|
|Elective||114557||Operate Controls and Functions||Level 4||NQF Level 04||9|
|Elective||114559||Operate digital recording software||Level 4||NQF Level 04||8|
|Elective||255756||Operate lights for film and television productions||Level 4||NQF Level 04||7|
|Elective||117530||Operate sound for film, television and video production||Level 4||NQF Level 04||7|
|Elective||117535||Perform stunts for film, television, video and live events||Level 4||NQF Level 04||15|
|Elective||114556||Plan pre-production||Level 4||NQF Level 04||7|
|Elective||114558||Record a stereo production||Level 4||NQF Level 04||8|
|Elective||12608||Record sound from a single source||Level 4||NQF Level 04||3|
|Elective||117533||Set-up visual appearance for film, television and video production||Level 4||NQF Level 04||12|
|Elective||117537||Transfer video tape materials to broadcast and non - broadcast formats||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Elective||117927||Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based database application to solve a given problem||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Elective||13793||Assemble pictures and sound to specification||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||6|
|Elective||12499||Edit sound||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||5|
|Elective||12493||Load and unload film camera magazines||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||6|
|Elective||12494||Operate a clapper board for a film shoot||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||4|
|Elective||12500||Prepare lighting equipment for production||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||4|
|Elective||255774||Rig and de-rig cameras for television productions||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||6|
|Elective||255765||Rig lighting for film and television productions||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||8|
|Elective||12492||Set up and operate a video assist for film camera||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||4|
|LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|When qualifications are replaced, some (but not all) of their learning programmes are moved to the replacement qualifications. If a learning programme appears to be missing from here, please check the replaced 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.||African Academy of Cinematic Arts-AACA|
|2.||Amplify Africa (PTY) LTD|
|4.||Ditorong Group Pty Ltd|
|5.||Dos Productions CC|
|6.||East Coast Media cc|
|8.||FILM Mentorship & Training|
|9.||FOE Foundation (Face of Earth)|
|10.||Footprint Media academy Pty ltd|
|11.||GAUTENG ARMATURE WINDERS CC (Benoni)|
|12.||Gauteng City College|
|13.||Greater Tzaneen Community Foundation|
|14.||Guquka Management and Consulting Pty Ltd|
|15.||HILLCROSS BUSINESS SCHOOL (PTY) LTD|
|16.||IALE School of Advanced Learning and Education (Pty) Ltd|
|17.||Imvula Holding Pty Ltd|
|18.||Information Technology Resource Centre|
|19.||Limco Consulting and management (Pty) Ltd|
|20.||Limpopo Television and Film School|
|21.||Madiba Media and Production|
|22.||Mass Computer Training And Printers|
|25.||Oakfields College (Head Office)|
|26.||Pendosync Skills Development and Training|
|29.||Revolution Media Academy (Pty) Ltd|
|30.||SOUTH AFRICA ADVANCED SKILLS INSTITUTE|
|31.||Supersport Pty Ltd|
|32.||TBL Empowerment Hub|
|33.||The Media Workshop cc|
|34.||WYZA Media Solutions|