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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Plan pre-production 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114556  Plan pre-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 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 purpose of this unit standard is to operate the fundamentals of sound equipment and basic studio and stage environments in to plan pre-productions (which, in turn, will ensure an expedient production) 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Learners should have attained the outcomes of NQF Level 3 outcomes regarding mathematics, literacy, computers and music in the Further Education and Training (FET) Band, before embarking on learning towards this Unit Standard (since this Unit Standard builds on these competencies). Life Skills level 2 is recommended. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The range of this Unit Standard is reflected in the Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Identify and interpret the musical genre for planning pre-production. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Communication and life skills show diplomacy to promote quality future relationships and productions 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Artist / client`s musical genre is identified to establish recording requirements 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Artist, producer / clients genre is identified to establish musical requirements 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
The technical requirements for the genre are negotiated to enable the required installations 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Plan overall set-up to be used for the session. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Specific equipment is selected congruent with production needs 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Recording material is controlled to promote safety of equipment 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Slating is performed to enable locating 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
Time codes are striped to ensure synchronisation 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
Reference material in the genre is consulted for comparisons of the specific genre 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Track and record a pre-production. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Track sheets are formulated to provide the required reference 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Track sheets are used to accommodate recording requirements and to ensure a well planned session 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Log sheets are kept to ensure a true record of the production process 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
Reflective and constructive comments are apparent in the log to facilitate future learning 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Create a new project file for a production. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Specified project software are installed to facilitate project management 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Console view preferences are customised to ensure an efficient working setup 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
MIDI pages and audio recording track pages are customised to ensure signal flow 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
Suitable sound library is selected to ensure required sounds are available for the production 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
Sound library is loaded to ensure signal flow 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
Sampling rates are adjusted to ensure compatibility with the specified format 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
Project file was saved to facilitate total recall and efficiency 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
Selected files are imported to insure compatibility with the formats 


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 
  • Sound engineering concepts, equipment types and terminology
  • Materials used
  • First Aid and safety 

  • 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 tracking and recording a pre-production 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in a team when identifying musical genre to establish recording requirements 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management when creating a new project file for a production 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when showing diplomacy to promote quality future relationships and productions 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate basic technological competence when creating a new project file for a production 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Understand contextual world-systems when planning a pre-production in general 

    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  67462   Further Education and Training Certificate: Music Industry: Sound Technology  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  61450   Further Education and Training Certificate: Film and Television Production Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  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.