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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an awareness of ethics and professionalism in the music industry in South Africa 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
253337  Demonstrate an awareness of ethics and professionalism in the music industry in South Africa 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Music 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 02 - Culture and Arts Music 
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 
This Unit Standard is designed to assist learners in understanding the meaning of professional ethics and assuring high standards of ethical conduct for the music sector, profession and/or career.

This unit standard will provide conceptual knowledge as a basis for ethical behaviour in the music industry and profession. Qualifying learners will be able to apply ethical standards as universally accepted by the music sector, profession and/or career.

Qualifying learners will be capable of:
  • Explaining the need for ethical behaviour within the sector.
  • Defining ethics in a professional context.
  • Evaluating the principles that govern ethical behaviour within the work environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that a learner will be competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 4 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the need for ethical behaviour within the sector. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The rationale for ethical behaviour within the music sector is explained with reference to internal and external regulation, and moral responsibility. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Key influences on the need for ethical behaviour are identified and described in terms of a variety of social, interpersonal, moral and environmental factors. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Professional practices found in the music industry are identified as ethically acceptable and/or unacceptable. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Known professional bodies relating to the music sector in South Africa are identified and their relationship to the sector described. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range of professional bodies include, but is not limited to:
  • Southern African Music Rights Organisation, LTD [SAMRO], South African Recording Rights and Licenses [SARRAL], South African Council of Educators [SACE], South African Society of Music Teachers [SASMT].
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Define ethics in a professional context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Moral practices and responsibilities are reflected upon in upholding individual and/or group obligations in terms of the music profession, career and/or sector. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Acceptance of moral practice and responsibility is demonstrated in terms of competency, objectivity, consistency, integrity and concern for the best interests of society and the music sector. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The influence of world views on ethical behaviour within local contexts is identified and analysed in terms of the key ethical concepts of the particular world view. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Evaluate the principles that govern ethical behaviour within the work environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The development of a moral conscience is demonstrated in relation to moral action, professional conduct and personal integrity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Ethical practices and values in conducting business as a music professional is demonstrated according to established music practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Key ethical concepts are studied according to case studies that highlight best ethical practice in the music sector. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range of case studies includes, but is not limited to issues of copyright, photo reproduction, piracy, royalties and contracts, and rehearsal preparation and discipline.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Application of the principle of equality of opportunity within the music sector is defined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    A code of conduct, which includes relationships with all stakeholders, is developed according to best practice in the music sector. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Individual conduct is evaluated against the code of conduct and inconsistencies identified, together with proposed alternatives. 


    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 the Specific Outcomes as well as the integrated competence described in this Unit Standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Organisational and music sector regulation related ethical conduct.
  • Social, interpersonal, moral and environmental factors that impact on ethics in the music sector.
  • Professional bodies and their role in the music industry.
  • Key ethical concepts and ethical practice in the music industry.
  • Organisaional and personal codes of conduct. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems associated with demonstrating ethical and professionalism in the South African music industry using responsible decision-making and creative thinking. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team in applying ethical and professionalism in the music industry. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in applying ethical and professionalism in the South African music industry. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using appropriate modes of oral and/or written persuasion to define ethics in a professional context. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world, as a set of related systems by recognising that problem solving in relation to ethical and professional behaviour occurs in a variety of contexts. 

    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 the field of Culture and Arts or the sub-field of Music 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 
    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  65029   Further Education and Training Certificate: Music  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Core  65050   National Certificate: Music  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Core  59589   National Diploma: Music  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2020-07-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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