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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Develop music ensemble ability 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
261287  Develop music ensemble ability 
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  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 qualifying learner will understand what ensemble work entails. Furthermore, she/he will be able to create a band image and develop awareness of its existence and performance.

Learner accredited with this Unit Standard will be capable of:
  • Organising rehearsal procedures without supervision.
  • Organising and applying performance technology.
  • Performing selected repertoire.
  • Concluding and presenting a band biography. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credits and level assigned to this unit standard are based on the assumption that learners have already attained the following competencies:
  • Communication at NQF Level 4 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Organise rehearsal procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Individual roles of band members are identified according to specified functions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Songs for repertoire are selected with all role players concerned as required. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A set list is formulated specifying all set requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Set includes sets for 5 different genres and one original composition.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Rehearsal times are selected and conducted independent of supervision and according to the agreed schedule. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Organise and apply performance technology. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Equipment is selected according to technical riders. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Stage is set up according to technical rider. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Speakers and monitors are placed in relation to rest of the band and vocalists. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A full mix for the performance is demonstrated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Perform selected repertoire. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Song forms/structures are interpreted according to performance criteria. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Idiom (style) of songs is dramatised/presented. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Repertoires are introduced during the performance and an explanation of each member's particular role is explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Conclude and present a band biography. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Ensemble/band members are identified and a short biography of each member is included. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Pieces/songs covered are reviewed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Photographic and/or artistic material is included in the band biography. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A band image is implemented. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Band biographies are presented in printed form. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any individual wishing to be assessed (including RPL) against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a memorandum of understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a memorandum of understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must hold a minimum of Level 6 competency in the sub-field.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard or assessing this unit standard, must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a memorandum of understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and ETQA guidelines. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The embedded knowledge underpinning this unit standard is:
  • Plan and conduct rehearsal.
  • PA system operation.
  • Conduct a performance.
  • Ensemble marketing. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in a responsible manner using critical and creative thinking in making decisions relating to ensemble performance. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as member of the team during ensemble presentations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly in implementing a rehearsal and performance schedule. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively by using language skills in the modes of oral and/or written communication while concluding and presenting a band biography. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others by responsible use and handling of musical instruments and equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of the society at large by enabling employment in the music industry. 

    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
    Fundamental  65050   National Certificate: Music  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 


    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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