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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Manage the administration of a technical workshop 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115035  Manage the administration of a technical workshop 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Audio-visual Media Production 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 04 - Communication Studies and Language Communication Studies 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
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 
Learners need a wide range of specialised scholastic and technical skill to operate in a non-routine broadcast environment. A wide choice of standard and non-standard broadcast processes and procedures are used. Learners need a broad technical knowledge base with substantial depth in other broadcast areas to select methods or resources. Full responsibility for the entire process lies with the learner when managing the administration of a technical workshop.

People credited with this standard will be capable of:
  • Managing the administration of a technical workshop
  • Logging faults and following-up
  • Maintain supplies of spares
  • Updating technical drawings 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credit value is based on the assumption that people starting to learn towards this unit standard are already competent in:
  • Make audio, video and data cables
  • Install broadcast equipment
  • Do operational routing and switching in a broadcast environment
  • Do first line maintenance
  • Operate audio and video equipment in a broadcast environment
  • Do fault finding in the broadcast system to board level 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Specific range statements are provided in the body of the unit standard where they apply to particular specific outcomes or assessment criteria. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Manage the administration of a technical workshop. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Report writing is accurate, factual, complete and in the business style of the company. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Shift lists are negotiated to the satisfaction of all parties. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Document filing and filing of manuals are in accordance with company requirements and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Maintenance records are complete and filed accurately. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Maintenance schedules are adapted to business needs and are within pre-determined timeframes. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Log faults and follow-up. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Fault logging is accurate and has sufficiently detail for accurate interpretation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Faults are managed according to the organization's requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The status of faults is reported to clients, colleagues and line management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Feedback on faults is given promptly to the originator. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Maintain supplies of spares. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Customers are informed of stock unavailability. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The purchasing and ordering of spares contain the correct part number. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Quotes from suppliers are sufficient for business requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Approval of purchase request is obtained from management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Parts are ordered from the most appropriate source according to organisational sourcing practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The management of the order is in accordance with company's procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Update technical drawings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Drawings are up-to-date and reflect all changes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Printed copies of technical drawings reflect all the changes and are verified for accuracy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The latest version of the technical drawings is filed and all other versions destroyed. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Providers of learning towards this unit standard will need to meet the accreditation requirements of the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.


    Moderation Option:
  • The moderation requirements of the relevant SETA's ETQA must be met in order to award credit to learners for this unit standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Essential embedded knowledge will be assessed through assessment of the specific outcomes in terms of the stipulated assessment criteria. Candidates are unlikely to achieve all the specific outcomes, to the standards described in the assessment criteria, without knowledge of the listed embedded knowledge. This means that for the most part, the possession or lack of the knowledge can be directly inferred from the quality of the candidate's performance. Where direct assessment of knowledge is required, assessment criteria have been included in the body of the unit standard.

    The following embedded knowledge is addressed in an integrated way in the unit standard:
  • Broadcast equipment and its application
  • Safety precautions and safe working practices in the broadcast environment
  • Own responsibilities and accountabilities in the workplace
  • Company administrative policies and procedures
  • Report writing style of the company
  • Standard operating procedures for the company
  • Maintenance requirements for the company
  • Interpersonal skills when dealing with clients, colleagues and suppliers
  • Technical symbols and drawings in broadcast 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking to take remedial action. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others (clients and colleagues) as a member of a team, group, organisation to achieve the required end-result. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves in the work areas and their activities responsibly and effectively to complete tasks within deadlines. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect and analyse engineering information and critically evaluate the effect of this on work performance. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively (with clients and colleagues), using visual and / or language skills. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology (broadcast equipment) effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment (work areas and venues) and health of others (clients and colleagues). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding that the engineering world is a set of related systems and that problem-solving does not exist in isolation. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    Assessors should keep the following principles in mind when designing and conducting assessments against this unit standard:
  • Focus the assessment activities on gathering evidence in terms of the main outcome expressed in the title to ensure assessment is integrated rather than fragmented. Remember we want to declare the person competent in terms of the title. Where assessment at title level is unmanageable, then focus assessment around each specific outcome, or groups of specific outcomes.
  • Make sure evidence is gathered across the entire range, wherever it applies. Assessment activities should be as close to the real performance as possible, and where simulations or role-plays are used, there should be supporting evidence to show the candidate is able to perform in the real situation.
  • Do not focus the assessment activities on each assessment criterion. Rather make sure the assessment activities focus on outcomes and are sufficient to enable evidence to be gathered around all the assessment criteria.
  • The assessment criteria provide the specifications against which assessment judgements should be made. In most cases, knowledge can be inferred from the quality of the performances, but in other cases, knowledge and understanding will have to be tested through questioning techniques. Where this is required, there will be assessment criteria to specify the standard required.
  • The task of the assessor is to gather sufficient evidence, of the prescribed type and quality, as specified in this unit standard, that the candidate can achieve the outcomes again and again and again. This means assessors will have to judge how many repeat performances are required before they believe the performance is reproducible.
  • All assessments should be conducted in line with the following well documented principles of assessment: appropriate, fair, manageable, integrated into work or learning, valid, direct, authentic, sufficient, systematic, open and consistent. 

  • 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
    Fundamental  48792   Certificate: Broadcast Engineering  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 


    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. Footprint Media academy Pty ltd 
    2. NEMISA 
    3. Nkoka Training Cc 
    4. Three Brother Communication PTY LTD 



    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.