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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Co-ordinate the use of equipment, material and tools 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114518  Co-ordinate the use of 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 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  15 
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 co-ordinate the use of 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 co-ordinate the use of equipment, material and tools according to manufacturers` recommendations and industry norms and standards.

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.

Learners credited with this unit standard are capable of:
  • Reading and interpreting technical/design drawings and associated equipment, material and tools lists.
  • Selecting appropriate equipment, material and tools required along with the associated ancillary equipment, material and tools.
  • Assembling equipment, material and tools if required to check for component compatibility in relation to complete systems.
  • Checking the functionality of equipment, material and tools.
  • Disassembling equipment, material and tools where necessary ready for packing or storage.
  • Completing required documentation.
  • Storing, cleaning, adjusting and repairing equipment, material and tools under his/her control. 

  • 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.

    Repair extends to assembly level only, and not component level. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Interpret technical/design drawings and associated equipment, material and tools lists. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Interpret technical/design drawings and associated equipment, material and tools lists, in preparation for the integration of components. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Technical/design drawings are read accurately. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Technical/design drawings are interpreted correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Equipment, material and tools required are identified and selected according to the drawing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Ancillary equipment, material and tools anticipated to be required are identified and selected according to the drawing. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Connect equipment into an integral unit which functions to meet the desired production outcome. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Equipment, material and tools selected are appropriate to industry norms and standards and correct according to equipment, material and tools lists. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    All required ancillary equipment, material and tools are selected according to manufacturers` recommendations and industry norms. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Equipment, material and tools are checked for component integrity, functionality and compatibility in relation to complete systems, in accordance with industry standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Equipment, material and tools are interconnected in accordance with manufacturers` recommendations and industry norms and standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Malfunctioning units are appropriately dealt with and replaced timeously2.6 Documentation required is completed according to industry norms and standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Whole systems functions safely and according to industry norms and standards. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Disassemble equipment, material and tools when necessary, in preparation for packing or storage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Equipment, material and tools are disassembled carefully and according to industry norms. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Components are handled in a way that regards the safety of people and goods. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Any discrepancies to the norm are reported accurately to relevant supervisors. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Equipment, material and tools are prepared for storage in accordance with industry norms, safely and securely. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Store, clean, adjust and repair equipment, material and tools to prolong lifespan. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Store, clean, adjust and repair equipment, material and tools to prolong lifespan and promote functionality thereof. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Equipment is assessed for maintenance/repair needs prior to storage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Equipment adjusted and repaired according to industry norms and standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Equipment, material and tools are packed/stacked according to manufacturers instructions, industry norms, safely and securely. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Equipment, material and tools are stored according to manufacturers instructions, industry norms, safely and securely. 


    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:
  • Tools list conventions.
  • Record keeping conventions.
  • Live event system types and components.
  • Maintenance of equipment, material and/or tools, including storage, adjustment, repair and cleaning.
  • Characteristics, types and use of technology, equipment, material and/or tools, including interconnections.
  • Housekeeping rules and regulations, including cleaning and storage convention.
  • Manufacturer recommendations.
  • Industry norms and standards, including safety standards.
  • Industry specific technology.
  • 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 system problems to ensure functionality. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively according to industry norms and standards, and maintaining housekeeping rules and regulations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information contained in tools lists. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating discrepancies to the norm accurately to relevant supervisors, and completing required documentation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others, by Interconnecting equipment, material and tools in accordance with manufacturers` recommendations and industry norms and standards. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by reporting discrepancies to the norm, and maintaining housekeeping rules and regulations. 

    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  48669   National Certificate: Live Event Technical Production  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  58820   National Certificate: Advertising  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Elective  58394   National Certificate: Film and Television Production  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. Big Fish School of Digital Filmmaking (Pty) Ltd 
    2. FILM Mentorship & Training 
    3. Footprint Media academy Pty ltd 
    4. Jeppe College of Commerce and Computer Studies 
    5. South African Film Institute 



    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.