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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Participate in the research and generation of ideas for exhibition concepts 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114519  Participate in the research and generation of ideas for exhibition concepts 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Heritage Management Studies 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 02 - Culture and Arts Cultural Studies 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
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 learner achieving this unit standard will be equipped with the skills and knowledge required to research and generate ideas for exhibition concepts. The unit standard focuses on allowing the learner to explore different themes and potential storylines to inform the overall concept development process. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Prior experience in learning on levels 2 and 3 is recommended although not compulsory. It is also recommended that the learner complete the unit standard on Developing learning programmes for heritage education prior to the undertaking of this unit. Communication and Language competence at NQF Level 3 in one language and at NQF Level 2 in another language is assumed. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Exhibitions are held in many different contexts /environments, and these may include:
  • Museums
  • Galleries
  • Libraries
  • Other visitor attractions
  • Theme parks
  • Corporate events
  • Festivals

    Exhibitions may be:
  • Temporary
  • Permanent

    Purpose, scope and objectives of the exhibition may relate to:
  • Education
  • Entertainment
  • Financial targets
  • Co-operative approaches

    Stakeholders may include:
  • Organisation/institution management
  • Local community
  • Local authorities
  • Customers
  • Colleagues
  • Performers /artists
  • Technical specialists
  • Exhibition construction specialists
  • Designers
  • Curators
  • Conservators

    Sources and references may include:
  • Reference books / journals / texts
  • Writings of the period
  • Paintings and illustrations
  • Photographs
  • Film, video
  • The Internet
  • Digital images
  • Technical drawings
  • Models
  • Collages
  • Sketches
  • Objects
  • Other exhibitions

    Collection/organisational parameter may relate to:
  • Established themes/sub-themes
  • Current exhibition policies
  • Potential for access additional objects
  • Budgetary or other resource limitations

    Appropriate format for presentation of ideas may be:
  • Drawings
  • Paintings
  • Models
  • Graphic formats
  • Video
  • Photographs
  • Plans
  • Verbal description
  • Electronic presentations
  • Storyboards 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and evaluate audience needs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The scope, objectives and purpose of the exhibition is identified and confirmed in consultation with the relevant stakeholders. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The nature of the exhibition audience is interpreted and evaluated in order to generate plans to meet audience needs and expectations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Recommendations regarding the viability of the exhibition to the audience is formulated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Broad parameters for the exhibition`s content are developed based on audience needs and collection / organisational parameters. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Conduct research for the generation of exhibition ideas. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Research is undertaken to identify the impact of historical, cultural and other influences on concept development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Sources and references are analysed to inform concept development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Appropriate specialists who are able to contribute to the concept are identified and sourced. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Relevant ideas from other practitioners or exhibitions are explored and adapted, legally and ethically. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Generate ideas for an exhibition. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Ideas and research findings are explored within the context of the collection/site. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Appropriate storylines and interpretative messages are identified, selected and developed based on the outcomes of research, audience needs and organisational priorities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Own ideas and approaches are tested and evaluated to ensure responsiveness to project needs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Ideas are realistically reflected on for practicality. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Formulate preliminary draft proposals for management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Concept proposals in an appropriate given format are prepared in consultation with relevant stakeholders to gain required approvals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Concepts document contains arguments/recommendations which are consistent with remainder of document. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Recommendations are offered with flow from research findings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Draft document is presented in a prescribed format. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Assessment of learner achievements takes place at providers accredited by a relevant ETQA (RSA, 1998b) for the provision of programs that result in the outcomes specified for this unit standard.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with a relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with a relevant ETQA.
  • The relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures will oversee moderation of assessment and is responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this unit standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Credited learners understand and can explain:
  • Sources of information and research data relevant to the collection? processes for drawing links between the collection, research data and audience needs.
  • Roles of different people involved in the exhibition development process and how these interrelate? current trends in exhibition development.
  • Concepts of themes, sub-themes, storylines and interpretation within exhibition development.
  • Copyright, moral rights and intellectual property legislation and issues that impact on exhibition concept development.
  • Cultural protocols relevant to exhibition concept development.
  • Literacy and research skills sufficient to analyse a broad range of information and communicate complex ideas. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems formulation draft proposals regarding the exhibitions concepts. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others when conducing heritage research. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves generating ideas for an exhibition. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Evaluate information when conducting heritage research. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when conducting heritage research. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology when analysing research information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems when formulating draft proposals regarding the exhibitions concepts. 

    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  48812   Further Education and Training Certificate: Heritage Practice  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Core  78003   Further Education and Training Certificate: Visual Arts  Level 4  NQF Level 04  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.
     
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