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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Display versatile use of the voice for performance 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
242727  Display versatile use of the voice for performance 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Communication Studies 
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-Fundamental  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  10 
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 
A person accredited with this unit standard is able to understand the composition and working of the voice, and to use the voice as an efficient instrument of communication and performance.

Learners accredited with this Unit Standard will be capable of:
  • Applying the use of breath in voice production.
  • Developing the use of sound in voice production.
  • Applying articulation and resonance in voice production.
  • Applying vocal interpretation and improvisation in specified contexts.
  • Knowing the theory of voice production. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in:
  • Communication skills at NQF level 4.
  • Computer literacy skills at NQF level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge of the theory of voice production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concepts and principles of voice production are identified and explained in context using illustrations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The knowledge of the key organs and anatomical structures used in voice production is demonstrated with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The functions of the above in voice production are explained and discussed in context. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply the use of breath in voice production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The appropriate use of the apparatus and mechanisms of breathing is demonstrated with an illustration. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Sustained breath capacity and control is demonstrated during voice production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Relaxation techniques, muscle support, and body alignment are demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Air supply is controlled properly to cultivate the potential of voice. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Develop the use of sound in voice production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Specific problems associated with the sound in voice are identified and described with an illustration. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Specific problems relate to a weak voice, a high-pitched voice, a voice that sounds nasal, and a voice that is gruff.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The connection between breath and sound is demonstrated with an illustration. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Checklists on the control in the release of sound are prepared and maintained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The connection between sound and emotional release is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The principles and skills of projection of sound in voice production are applied. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The importance of warming up the voice is explained with examples to produce proper voice for performance and communication. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Apply articulation and resonance in voice production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The accurate use of the resonators is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The range and register of voice are used for specific audiences. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The use of pitch, stress, inflection and intonation is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Rhythm, pause, and pace are demonstrated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Apply vocal interpretation and improvisation in specified contexts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Appropriate vocal skills for specified verbal presentations are selected and demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An accurate understanding of the value of words and imagery is displayed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The ability to express accurately the meaning and emotion of a given speech is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Listening skills and text analysis are used to apply vocal interpretation to a given text. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    An ability to free the voice to explore its sound range and energy levels, and to discover and display emotional ranges is demonstrated. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard and the related Exit Level Outcomes of the Qualification must be accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • External Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA at its discretion.
  • The accredited Training Provider will oversee internal moderation of assessment.
  • Internal and external moderation should encompass achievement of competence described in this Unit Standard as well as the integrated competence described in the Exit Level Outcome of the Qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Generic vocal ability. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify ad solve problems. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
  • Assessors must be registered as assessors with a relevant ETQA or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessors must be in possession of a Qualification in Performing Arts and Voice Production or a related sub-field of Arts and Culture at a minimum of NQF level 6. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Supplementary information:
  • Outcomes:

    > Demonstrate knowledge of the theory of voice production.
    > Apply the use of breath in voice production.
    > Develop the use of sound in voice production.
    > Apply articulation and resonance in voice production.

    Assessment will be formative, as well as final - through the demonstration of appropriate exercises, and the performance of poetry and spoken text.
  • Outcome:
    > Apply vocal interpretation and improvisation in specified contexts.

    Will be assessed by written or oral examination. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  73129   National Diploma: Public Relations Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  61729   National Diploma: Policing  Level 6  NQF Level 06  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 


    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.
     
    NONE 



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