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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

National Diploma: Event Co-ordination 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
20613  National Diploma: Event Co-ordination 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Hospitality,Tourism,Travel, Leisure and Gaming 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
CATHSSETA - Culture, Arts, Tourism, Hospitality and Sports Education and Training Authority  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
National Diploma  Field 11 - Services  Hospitality, Tourism, Travel, Gaming and Leisure 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  245  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Regular-Unit Stds Based 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Reregistered  SAQA 06120/18  2018-07-01  2023-06-30 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2028-06-30  

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 qualification does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification. 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
This qualification will enable creative co-ordination of professional, feasible, innovative and exciting events. A qualifying learner will be able to demonstrate a knowledge of the event industry and put that knowledge into practice in coordinating quality events to a level of professionalism expected by a national industry. The learner will 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 professional practice which adheres to the high quality standards expected by the industry.

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 4.

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. Generate and consider options for designing and managing an event that meets client expectations.
2. Identify the most appropriate design consistent with client expectations and resources available, and decide on a strategy for managing the event.
3. Explain reasons for design decisions and management decisions as well as what was taken into account in making the decisions.
4. Manage the event to the satisfaction of the client and to professional standards expected by the industry, while continuously monitoring and adapting performance as required.
5. Explain major decisions and actions taken during the course of managing the event.
6. Evaluate own performance and identify areas for improvement.
7. Reflect on the situations and ways in which self-learning occurs.
8. Develop ideas for improving both performance and learning in future. 

ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
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.

In particular assessors should:

A. Generally ensure that,

1. An understanding of all the elements of an event, their inter-relatedness and their connection to the external environment is demonstrated.
2. Appropriate alternatives to problems, constraints and risks are provided.
3. Critical reviews of evaluation are used to monitor and improve the event.
4. Information related to the relevant sub-field and role-players is researched and used in planning an event.
5. Various elements appropriate to a theme are considered and used to develop an element plan.
6. Various learned techniques are used in support of creative and innovative ideas for a themed event.
7. Feasible and creative options for an event are provided taking into account the site and sub-field.
8. Options are narrowed down to a single event plan, which meets the expectations of the client.
9. The success of an event is evaluated through the on going monitoring of progress against stated objectives.
10. An event administration system is maintained which meets the expectations of the organisation and preserves the integrity of records.

B. Check that the learner demonstrates an ability to consider a range of options and make decisions about:

1. The nature and scale of an event in order to meet client expectations.
2. Methods and techniques appropriate to any given event.
3. Resources, including human resources required for any event.
4. Co-ordination methods and techniques to apply in any given situation or range of situations.

C. Check that the learner demonstrates an understanding of:

1. The nature, purpose and expectations of the context
2. The nature and purposes of co-ordination and leadership
3. Basic principles, methods and techniques of co-ordination and the event management cycle.
4. Methods of integrating operational and leadership requirements and solutions
5. ETDP competencies
6. Specific characteristics of the event sub-field

D. Check that the learner demonstrates an ability to:

1. Critically evaluate the use of, and explore alternatives to co-ordination methods and techniques in any given situation or range of situations.
2. Justify decisions on any aspect of co-ordination.
3. Reflect on the appropriateness of decisions made in any co-ordination situation and on adjustments that might have been made from time to time.
4. Critically reflect on any feedback given during or after supervision.
5. Monitor and improve their own performance based on critical reviews and evaluation of the event. 

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. Furthermore, the standards have been benchmarked against the internationally recognised event co-ordination equivalent in the USA. The standards have been submitted to the George Washington Institute for evaluation and comment. 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. 

REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

UNIT STANDARDS: 
  ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Core  8600  Care for Customers  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  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 
Core  13482  Co-ordinate an event  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  12 
Core  10993  Conduct an integrative project in the workplace  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  40 
Core  14806  Design an event  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  10 
Core  13483  Evaluate an event to ensure sustainable events  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
Core  9224  Implement policies regarding HIV/AIDS in the workplace  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
Core  7868  Monitor and maintain health, safety and security  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
Core  13484  Perform successful event administration  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
Core  13485  Plan an event  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  10 
Core  13486  Research an event  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
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  8662  Analyse and communicate workplace data  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
Fundamental  9242  Analyse external factors influencing people who have special needs  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
Fundamental  8647  Apply workplace communication skills  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  10 
Fundamental  8648  Demonstrate an understanding of professional values and ethics  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
Fundamental  8664  Examine social features as pertaining to the workplace  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
Fundamental  8665  Lead a team  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
Fundamental  8663  Plan and conduct a research project  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
Elective  7818  Conduct on-the-job coaching  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
Elective  7878  Prepare and Maintain Financial Records and Statements  Level 5  NQF Level 05  12 
Elective  14807  Produce a safe and successful event within a specific event subfield  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  35 
Elective  7889  Manage quality in the organisation  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6 
Elective  7888  Monitor staff performance  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6 


LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
 
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PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION: 
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