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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|Further Education and Training Certificate: Music Industry: Sound Technology|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|67462||Further Education and Training Certificate: Music Industry: Sound Technology|
|SGB Music Industry|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|The individual Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary for each Learning Programme recorded against this qualification is shown in the table at the end of this report.||SFAP - Sub-framework Assignment Pending|
|Further Ed and Training Cert||Field 02 - Culture and Arts||Music|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||159||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 does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification.
|PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION|
|A need for competence at this level exists for sound engineering competencies across genres. The music industry requires competent individuals who have:
The composition of this qualification provides an integrated set of competencies to meet music industry sound technology needs.
The purpose of the qualification is thus that a qualified learner is able to meet specific industry requirements and adopt individual characteristic traits for operating in the field of sound engineering
The area of employment for sound engineers currently consist mostly of individuals who are self taught engineers who do not have any recognised qualification/s. This has lead to insufficiently trained engineers or engineers only trained in a specific genre. This qualification addresses the need to recognise the competencies of sound engineers in order to provide opportunities for recognition and career advancement. Social and economic rationales for this qualification include encouragement of redress, facilitation of access to credit, career advancement and further learning.
The current application of learning has had little recognition of competence. At the same time, competencies that are required for practice have not been attained. . For example, a learner may have attained the sound engineering skills, but cannot read or write, or do not understand business principles. The rationale for this qualification is to address the need for applied numeric and communication competence in this learner market (fundamental component), while providing a means of recognising prior learning whereby, for example, (relevant competence) musical can be credited.
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
|Learners should have attained the outcomes of National Certificate: Music Industry NQF Level 3 in the Further Education and Training (FET) Band, before embarking on learning towards this qualification.
Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Learners who have met the requirements of any unit standard in this qualification may apply for recognition of prior learning to the Education and Training Authority (MAPPP SETA). The applicant will be assessed against the specific outcomes and with the assessment criteria for the relevant unit standard or unit standards. A qualification will be awarded should a candidate demonstrate that all the unit standards outcomes have been attained. This qualification is based on unit standards. Therefore, any learner who demonstrates competence as required by the fundamental, core and elective components and stated in the qualification, will have access to this qualification.
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|The Qualification consists of a Fundamental, a Core and an Elective Component.
To be awarded the Qualification, learners are required to obtain a minimum of 159 credits as detailed below.
The Fundamental Component consists of Unit Standards in:
It is compulsory therefore for learners to do Communication in two different South African languages, one at NQF Level 4 and the other at NQF Level 3.
All Unit Standards in the Fundamental Component are compulsory.
|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. Prepare for Sound Engineering for productions
4. Operate Sound Engineering equipment for efficient and effective use in productions
5. Engineer sound for recordings and productions
6. Operate fundamental MIDI components for Sound Engineering
Elective (8 credits are required to qualify)
7. Craft sound in a Sound Engineering context
8. Set up DJ equipment for effective use by the DJ
9. Establish and run a small business optimally
10. Make financial decisions that are optimal for a given context
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
|Fundamental and Core
1.> National regional and personal budgets are analysed
2.> Verbal and non-verbal communication is used effectively
3.> Technical requirements for the genre are negotiated to enable the required installations, showing a capacity to work with others and use technology.
4.> Switches, controls and buttons are identified and used correctly, showing technological competence
5.> Mixing console, dynamics processors and effects units are set up to ensure signal flow and to demonstrate technological competence
6.> MIDI channels are allocated to ensure communication
Elective (8 credits are required to qualify)
7.> Sounds are edited and customised to ensure specified requirements and tone colours are met
8.> Repertoire is planned, compatible with the required genre
9.> A business plan is developed to guide the initial strategy and operations of the business
10.> Financial statements are analysed and interpreted showing technological competence
Before qualifying, learners will be expected to demonstrate competence that integrates the assessment of all specific outcomes, for all unit standards, for example, applying competence in a practical scenario. This will require learners to demonstrate their ability in a working environment. In addition, during the learning process to attain the outcomes of each unit standard, learners will be expected to give evidence that they have attained the embedded knowledge and specific skills contained in specific outcomes for the relevant Unit Standard.
|Various international Qualifications Authorities have music qualifications with various Sound Engineering components, which relate closely to this qualification:
Australian Qualifications Framework
This authority has various Units of Competency, which closely relates to the Unit Standards of this qualification:
Although the present qualification does not have Unit Standard Titles exactly the same as the Australian Units of Competency, the competencies contained in the Unit Standards of this qualification overlaps significantly with those in the Australian qualifications. Since the levels of Australian qualifications are described differently to South African qualifications, direct level comparisons are not practicable.
Scottish Qualifications Authority
The following qualifications all have MIDI Sequencing and Sound Engineering and Production as Optional Units (up to 40 hours):
New Zealand Qualifications Authority
This body has a level 5 diploma and a level 7 diploma which emphasises competence in such music areas as performance, music technology and music therapy.
|This qualification will allow a person to articulate vertically to the National Certificate or Diploma in Sound Engineering at NQF level 5. The qualification has also been developed for mobility across similar trades within the industry and is intended to allow for further learning. Some examples of articulation include:
|Moderation includes both internal and external moderation of assessments at exit points of the qualification and encompasses achievement of the competence described both in unit standards as well as the integrated competence described in the qualification.
Assessment of learner achievements take place at ETQA accredited providers for the provision of programs that result in the outcomes specified for the National Diploma Music Industry (Sound Engineering) NQF level 4. These providers are responsible for the moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of each unit standard. Those assessing the outcomes of this unit standard should be qualified and registered with the ETQA.
A moderator registered with the MAPPP Sector Education and Training Authority will externally moderate each Unit Standard.
|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||114529||Check sound source quality||Level 4||NQF Level 04||8|
|Core||114533||Evaluate acoustics||Level 4||NQF Level 04||8|
|Core||114555||Maintain professional sound engineering equipment||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Core||114544||Meet recording session requirements||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Core||114557||Operate Controls and Functions||Level 4||NQF Level 04||9|
|Core||114559||Operate digital recording software||Level 4||NQF Level 04||8|
|Core||114556||Plan pre-production||Level 4||NQF Level 04||7|
|Core||114558||Record a stereo production||Level 4||NQF Level 04||8|
|Core||114560||Set up MIDI connections and communications channels||Level 4||NQF Level 04||8|
|Core||114537||Set up sound equipment||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Core||114535||Use delay to create repeat and echo effects||Level 4||NQF Level 04||7|
|Core||114541||Use dynamics processors||Level 4||NQF Level 04||7|
|Core||114563||Use reverb to create room simulation and effects||Level 4||NQF Level 04||7|
|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||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||8975||Read analyse and respond to a variety of texts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|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||114561||Craft basic sound with a tone generator||Level 4||NQF Level 04||8|
|Elective||10385||Develop a business plan for a small business||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|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||114562||Set up DJ equipment for a performance||Level 4||NQF Level 04||8|
|LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|LP ID||Learning Programme Title||Originator||Pre-2009
|NQF Level||Min Credits||Learning Prog End Date||Quality
|48811||Further Education and Training Certificate: Music Industry: Sound Technology||Generic Provider - Field 02||Level 4||NQF Level 04||159||MICTS||OQSF|
|67510||Further Education and Training Certificate: Sound Engineering||Damelin||Level 4||NQF Level 04||180||2013-04-26||OQSF|
|PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THESE LEARNING PROGRAMMES:|
|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.
|LP ID||Learning Programme Title||Accredited Provider|
|48811||Further Education and Training Certificate: Music Industry: Sound Technology||
1. FACILITATORS ON CALL CC
2. GAUTENG ARMATURE WINDERS CC (Benoni)
3. Gauteng City College
4. HILLCROSS BUSINESS SCHOOL (PTY) LTD
5. Kofifi Broadcasting Academy Pty Ltd
6. Maraba Event and Entertainment Pty Ltd
7. Mass Computer Training And Printers
8. Oakfields College
9. Oakfields College (Head Office)
10. Ponds of Watts
11. Pracical Audio Solution (Pty) Ltd
12. Revolution Media Academy (Pty) Ltd
13. South African Film Institute
14. South West Media College (Pty) Ltd
15. Vuthlari Marketing Consulting (PTY)LTD