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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Pack equipment, material and tools 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114508  Pack equipment, material and tools 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Performing Arts 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 02 - Culture and Arts Performing Arts 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
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 
The purpose of the learning for this Unit Standard is that learners are able to pack and unpack equipment, material and tools in a way that meets health and safety, live event and technical production industry requirements. When credited, the learner`s applied competence will be to safely pack and unpack equipment, material and tools according to manufacturers` recommendations and industry norms and standards. The learner will follow acceptable procedures, and use appropriate materials, to allow for efficient packing and unpacking of the equipment, material and tools required for live events and technical productions.

Recognition or Prior Learning (RPL) must be applied should the learner provide sufficient evidence that he/she has attained the competencies outlined in this Unit Standard.

Upon successful completion of this Unit Standard the learner is capable of:
  • Collating equipment, material and tools and their respective ancillary equipment into complete units.
  • Selecting suitable containers required for the equipment, material and tools.
  • Packing and unpacking equipment, material and tools into and out of industry-specific containers taking into account the nature of the equipment, material and tools and using and retaining for later use appropriate packing equipment, material and tools as required.
  • Labelling containers with the relevant information required, and reading and understanding the information on container labels.
  • Dispatching containers to loading bays, relevant site locations as stipulated on labels, and designated suitable holding areas.
  • Securing containers to prevent damage and injury.
  • Effecting general maintenance on equipment, material and tools limited to storage, cleaning and preparation. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The learning assumed to be in place prior to the learner attempting this Unit Standard is:
  • Numeracy and Literacy skills equivalent to NQF 3.
  • A working knowledge of health and safety as required by the OH&S Act as amended.
  • Working at height practice and safety.
  • Safe operation of scissor and boom access equipment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Applied competence in ONE of the following areas of application must be credited to achieve this Unit Standard:
  • Stage (Setting and Structures)
  • Audio/Visual (Lighting, Sound and Video)
  • Styling (Costumes, Makeup, Properties and Decor)
  • Special Effects (Pyrotechnics, Lasers, Water and Fire)

    The application chosen must be applied in all learning towards all Unit Standards attempted for the qualification.

    General maintenance on equipment, material and tools is limited to storage, cleaning and preparation. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Collate equipment, material and tools and their respective ancillary equipment into complete units. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Functionality, compatibility and integrity of equipment, material and tools have been established prior to packing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    All ancillary equipment material and tools are kept together with the relevant equipment, material and tools. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Components are assembled to form secure, complete units. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Housekeeping rules and regulations are applied and maintained throughout. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Pack and unpack technical production equipment, material and tools safely and securely. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Industry specific containers are identified and selected for appropriate and safe storage of equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Equipment, material and tools are safely and neatly packed and unpacked into and out of containers according to industry norms and standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Extra packaging is used to secure fragile or loose equipment, material and tools, appropriately and without undue wastage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Containers are labelled neatly, legibly and unambiguously. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Dispatch containers to various designated and suitable holding areas. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Containers are appropriately handled with regard for the type and weight of the contents. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Containers are moved according to industry norms and standards (with or without contents). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Containers are stored in a way that is safe and secure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Containers are positioned safely and securely. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Effect general maintenance on technical production equipment to ensure optimal functioning. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Effect general maintenance on technical production equipment to ensure optimal functioning and readiness. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Equipment, material and tools are cleaned and stored, correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Discrepancies to the norm are reported to the relevant supervisors. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    No equipment, material and tools are damaged or broken by the learner. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    All relevant safety standards are adhered to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The learner due to an action or inaction on his/her part sustains no injuries. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    This Unit Standard will be internally assessed and moderated by a provider accredited to provide a program and manage program assessment leading to this unit standard, and externally moderated by a moderator registered with the relevant ETQA. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Credited learners understand and are able to explain:
  • Labelling conventions and systems.
  • Functionality, compatibility and integrity of technology, equipment, material and tools.
  • Container types and uses.
  • Container weight and content handling principles.
  • Maintenance of equipment, material and tools, including storage, cleaning and preparation.
  • Characteristics, types and use of technology, equipment, material and tools.
  • Housekeeping rules and regulations, including cleaning and storage convention.
  • Industry norms and standards, including safety standards.
  • Industry specific terminology and communication.
  • Live event electrics and safety.
  • Relevant parts of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • The technical production industry and its development.

    The above must be general to the industry as a whole (providing the learner with a broad overview) and specific to the area of application chosen (providing the learner with the necessary specialisation). 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving equipment, material, and tools packing and maintenance problems using critical and creative thinking to make responsible decisions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team to pack and unpack equipment, material, and tools. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively in line with industry norms and standards. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information on container labels. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual and language skills in the modes of oral and written presentation to read, and write on labels and speak to team members and supervisors during packing and unpacking of equipment, material, and tools. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and to show responsibility towards the environment and health of others while packing and unpacking equipment, material and tools, and using and not wasting packing equipment, material and tools. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  58144   National Certificate: Music Industry Practice  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Core  48669   National Certificate: Live Event Technical Production  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  65510   National Certificate: Piano Restoration  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  58010   National Certificate: Piano Restoration  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2009-04-08  Was CATHSSETA 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.
     
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    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.