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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Plan sound production 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114536  Plan sound production 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Music Industry 
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 
The purpose of this unit standard is to enable learners to:
  • Plan sound productions.
  • Perform pre-production, sound techniques.
  • Interpret of musical requirements of the specific sound production.

    The unit standard contributes to the competence of those learners who want to pursue a career in Sound Engineering, and contribute to greater levels of competence, and thus productivity and quality in the Music Industry. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The following competencies are assumed for a learner embarking on the unit standard:
  • Communication and Literacy, NQF Level 4
  • Mathematics, NQF Level 4
  • Life skills, NQF Level 2 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Evaluate artists/client`s musical requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Client requirements are determined, accurately. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Client requirements are evaluated for functionality. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Negotiations are undergone with client where required in order ensure a functional solution which satisfies both parties. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Technical rider is completed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Select musical media appropriate to the musical style. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Various musical styles and musical media are considered and an optimal combination selected, for a production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Equipment is selected for specified styles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Engineering is adapted to the music styles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Musical media is selected and implemented appropriate to music style. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Choose and set up specific equipment for a specific music genre. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Equipment is selected and placed for specified styles/genres, appropriately. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Equipment is applied according to manufacture`s recommendations and industry norms and standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Work progress is assessed and changes to work schedule implemented to ensure efficiency. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Safety requirements are determined and met, accurately and effectively. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Evaluate, secure and integrate production requirements into production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Production requirements are identified accurately. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Additional production requirements are sourced, according to set policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Various inputs are co-ordinated to produce a integrated production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Production and various inputs are evaluated to assess quality of production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Schedules are compiled to ensure all activities are performed. 


    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:
  • Audio fundamentals, acoustics, psychoacoustics, equipment types, specifications and terminology
  • Basic Grade 1 music, timing and scales
  • People management skills 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems when correct production technique is chosen. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others by maintaining a positive working environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Manage information when evaluating production requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Employ self management when choosing and setting up equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively by maintaining a positive working environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence when setting up equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand Contextual world -systems when negotiating production with client. 

    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  48671   National Certificate: Music Industry: Sound Technology  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 


    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 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.