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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Perform DJ mix for an audience 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114540  Perform DJ mix for an audience 
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 4  NQF Level 04  10 
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:
  • Operate DJ equipment for a performance.
  • Arrange and present pre -recorded music for performance and / or broadcasting.

    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 
    These are reflected elsewhere in the Unit Standard. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Employ audio fundamentals for dj`ing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Basic audio fundamentals are selected which are applicable to the dj`ng project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Soundwave components and sound travel responses are identified, accurately. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Sound measurement techniques are employed, which are appropriate. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Hearing is protected according to safety requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify and use basic psychoacoustic in dj`ing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Psychoacoustic principles are assessed and utilised for optimal compliance to sound requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tuning in techniques are used for optimal compliance to sound requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Masking is utilised according to sound requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Psychoacoustics are monitored for adherence to sound requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify sound equipment for dj performance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Equipment and cabling are identified according to technical specifications of specific dj project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Controls, connections and functions are checked to ensure quality of final product. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Basic trouble -shooting activities are performed when required, and according to manufacturers` specifications, or set procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Necessary repairs are performed, or facilitated, on equipment / media / tools, according to manufacturers` specifications, or set procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Set up dj sound equipment for performance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Equipment, material and tools are positioned, according to industry norms and standards and the task at hand. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Equipment, material and tools are installed and applied according to manufacture`s recommendations and industry norms and standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Equipment, material and tools are installed appropriately and according to work schedules. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Work progress is assessed and changes to work schedule implemented to ensure efficiency. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Select music types for performance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Music types are identified to facilitate accurate selection of music for performance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Musical arrangements are selected which is appropriate to the context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Timing is optimal and congruent with song tempo (BPM) 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Perform live music mix for an audience. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Music is mixed appropriately to requirements and music style. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Music is faded appropriately to requirements and music style. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Beats are matched and pitched appropriately. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Premixing and cue`ing are done and is appropriate. 


    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:
  • The history disc jockey`ing and the basics of sound engineering.
  • Psychoacoustic principles.
  • Musical arrangements, programming and mixing techniques. 

  • 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 planning a dj performance. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others when performing dj activities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Manage information when setting up dj sound equipment for performance. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when performing dj activities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence whilst performing. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand Contextual world -systems when setting up dj sound equipment for performance. 

    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
    Elective  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 



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