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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

National Certificate: Tourism: Event Support 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
17390  National Certificate: Tourism: Event Support 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Hospitality,Tourism,Travel, Leisure and Gaming 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
Was CATHSSETA until Last Date for Achievement  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
National Certificate  Field 11 - Services  Hospitality, Tourism, Travel, Gaming and Leisure 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  156  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Regular-Unit Stds Based 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
SAQA 1136/01  2001-06-13  2004-06-13 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2006-06-13   2009-06-13  

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 is replaced by: 
Qual ID Qualification Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Min Credits Replacement Status
64470  Further Education and Training Certificate: Event Support  Level 4  NQF Level 04  149  Complete 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
In the context of the event industry, this qualification will enable creative support to innovative and exciting events. A qualifying learner will be able to contribute positively towards supporting the event industry as a part of Southern Africa's tourism sector.

A learner who has achieved this qualification will be capable of combining a range of self-organisation and life-long learning skills with a working knowledge of South African tourism issues, and integrating these within a context to produce a multi-skilled practice.

In addition they will be positioned to further their learning, practice and career within the events industry - either at further levels or in other areas of practice. Expansion into other sub-sectors of tourism is also possible. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
It is assumed that learners wishing to enter a programme leading to this qualification have literacy, numeracy and communication equivalent to NQF Level 3.

Recognition of prior learning:

This qualification may be achieved in part or in whole through the recognition of prior learning. 

RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
On achieving this qualification, the learner will be able to:

1. Use a broad knowledge of the events industry to support event co-ordination through all its phases, namely research, plan, design conduct and evaluation in different contexts.

2. Demonstrate a basic understanding of all the elements of the event industry and the inter-relatedness of the elements, events, context, external factors which might influence the event and the impact there-of.

3. Supply appropriate alternatives to problems and constraints, taking into account issues such as the constraints of the facilities, customer expectations, and the requirements of the event.

4. Monitor and improve their own performance based on critical reviews and evaluation of the event.

5. Reflect on what they have learnt about themselves as a learner. 

ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
The learner must demonstrate an ability to consider a range of options and make decisions about:

1. The choice of event elements within the capacity of the facility and according to client needs.
2. Methods to source information on client profiles, needs and expectations according to an assessment checklist prior to planning.
3. Appropriateness of all the elements of an event that will enhance the quality of the event as a client experience.

The learner must demonstrate an understanding of:

1. The characteristics of the specific sub-field.
2. Their role within the event management cycle.
3. The importance of the tourism industry as a whole and event management as part of that system.
4. The importance of quality within the event industry.
5. Complexity, intricacies and dynamic nature of the event industry.

The learner must demonstrate an ability to:

1. Interpret and work within a work schedule, time line, organisational structure, budget and legal requirements.
2. Reflect on, measure and evaluate the event as well as adjustments to the event design that might have been made from time to time in order to improve future practice.
3. Reflect on own performance in order to improve future practice and learning.

Integrated assessment:

Integrated assessment at the level of qualification provides an opportunity for learners to show that they are able to integrate concepts, ideas and actions across unit standards to achieve competence that is grounded and coherent in relation to the purpose of the qualification.

Integrated assessment must judge the quality of the observable performance, but also the quality of the thinking that lies behind it. Assessment tools must encourage learners to give an account of the thinking and decision-making that underpin their demonstrated performance. Some assessment practices will be of a more practical nature while others will be of a more theoretical nature. The ratio between action and interpretation is not fixed, but varies according to the type and level of qualification.

A broad range of task-orientated and theoretical assessment tools may be used, with the distinction between practical knowledge and disciplinary knowledge maintained so that each takes its rightful place. 

INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
International comparability:

The standards for the event industry have been compared against the United Kingdom standards and show a substantial degree of similarity. This qualification is therefore comparable to the equivalent UK qualification. However, incorporating these unit standards into a tourism qualification, adds a specific South African angle to the qualification, which is an advantage as it enhances portability within the broader tourism industry. 

MODERATION OPTIONS 
Anyone assessing a learner against this qualification must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this qualification, or assessment against this qualification must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to agreed ETQA procedures.

Therefore anyone wishing to be assessed against this qualification may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution which is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

NOTES 
This qualification has been replaced by qualification 64470, which is "Further Education and Training Certificate: Event Support", Level 4, 148 credits.

13 credits must be accumulated from any Unit Standards from the field of Mathematical Literacy level 4 

UNIT STANDARDS: 
  ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Core  8493  Maintain occupational health and safety  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
Core  8600  Care for Customers  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
Core  8555  Contribute to information distribution regarding HIV/AIDS in the workplace  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
Core  8490  Contribute to sustainable tourism in South Africa  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
Core  8480  Introduce South Africa to tourists  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
Core  8598  Introduce South African heritage to tourists  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
Core  8553  Operate in a business  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
Core  8608  Operate in the national and international event industry  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
Core  8551  Oversee arrival and departure of customers  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
Core  8609  Understand the inter-relatedness of event elements  Level 4  NQF Level 04  20 
Fundamental  7547  Operate a personal computer system  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
Fundamental  8618  Organise oneself in the workplace  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
Fundamental  8591  Analyse and understand social issues  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
Fundamental  9015  Apply knowledge of statistics and probability to critically interrogate and effectively communicate findings on life related problems  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
Fundamental  8558  Collate, understand and communicate workplace data  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
Fundamental  8570  Demonstrate an understanding of issues affecting people with special needs  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
Fundamental  8612  Demonstrate an understanding of societal values and ethics  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
Fundamental  8561  Function in a Team  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
Fundamental  8556  Interact orally and in writing in the workplace  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
Fundamental  8559  Plan and conduct research  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
Fundamental  9016  Represent analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
Fundamental  7468  Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
Elective  8607  Support event co-ordination  Level 4  NQF Level 04  20 


LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
When qualifications are replaced, some of their learning programmes are moved to being recorded against the replacement qualifications. If a learning programme appears to be missing from here, please check the replacement.
 
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PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION: 
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. Academic College - South Africa (Pty) Ltd 
2. African Global Skills Academy Pty Ltd 
3. ALIVE P T L CC 
4. DRUM BEAT SAFARIS 
5. Northlink College - Tygerberg Campus 
6. Tourism World (Pty) Limited 
7. Tshwane North College for FET - Mamelodi Campus 
8. Tsogo Sun Casinos Pty Ltd 



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