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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Maintain the functioning of electronic post-production environments 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117538  Maintain the functioning of electronic post-production environments 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Audio-visual Media Production 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 04 - Communication Studies and Language Communication 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
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2004-12-02  2007-12-02  SAQA 0657/04 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2008-12-02   2011-12-02  

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 the unit standard is to enable learners to ensure that they can prepare, monitor and maintain electronic post production environments. This unit standard requires learners to label, store and monitor the movements of picture and sound materials for post production, checking what supplies and equipment are needed, making sure that the post production environment is clean and safe for use and checking that equipment and controls are working.

Improved post-production administration ensures the effective use and management of resources. By attaining the required competencies, learner employability is improved by ensuring that they are able to contribute to film, television and video productions by means of assisting competently with the maintenance of post-production environments.

Credited learners are capable of:
  • Labelling of picture and sound materials
  • Monitoring and keeping records of picture and sound materials storage and movement
  • Ensuring that the post production environment is clean and ready for use
  • Assessing the functionality of electronic post production equipment and materials 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credits and level assigned to this unit standard is based on the assumption that learners have already attained the following competencies:
  • Communicating (reading, writing, speaking and presenting) at NQF Level 3 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Relevant range statements are contained in the body of the unit standard. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Label picture and sound materials as specified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Picture and sound material labels are clear. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Labelling is accurate. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Labelling meets specified quality requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Specified requirements can include legibility, currency, no ambiguity, etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Labelling is meets agreed format standards. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Monitor picture and sound materials storage and movement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Storage of picture and sound materials is safe and secure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Storage of picture and sound materials is in appropriate storage conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Storage enables easy location and retrieval during editing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Placement of completed materials is appropriate in terms of place for storage, dispatch or use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Source materials are returned to appropriate places. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Requirements for supplies and equipment are accurately identified from appropriate information sources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The movement of materials to and from the post-production environment is noted accurately. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    The movement of materials to and from the post-production environment is noted in agreed ways and places. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    Records of all materials in use are complete and accurate. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
    Records are stored in agreed ways and places. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Ensure that the post production environment is clean and ready for use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Equipment plug-ins and user settings are confirmed as correct. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Post-production environments are cleaned and tidied prior to use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Safety, health and environment requirements are adhered to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Post-production equipment and environments are clean and tidy after use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Settings and levels are returned to normal operating conditions after use. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Assess the functionality of electronic post production equipment and materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Equipment and supplies are handled correctly and safely in order to minimise risks to people, equipment and supplies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Assessment of equipment and controls functioning is accurate. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Assessment of monitoring equipment functionality is accurate. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Assessment of monitoring equipment functionality takes place prior to line-up. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Appropriate action is taken promptly if equipment is not functional. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Equipment that is not functional can include faults or problems in equipment, broken, dangerous and unusable equipment, etc.; appropriate action can include withdrawing equipment from use, notify appropriate persons, etc.
     


    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 nature and purpose of different types of materials and equipment which are needed for post production
  • The different aspect ratios of source materials and their implications for the equipment
  • What the normal operating conditions are for post production
  • Equipment settings and levels, and how to return the equipment to these conditions
  • What types of equipment faults can be tackled by the operator, and how these are resolved
  • To whom to report equipment faults, and what information they will need
  • The factors to consider when storing materials, such as the type of material, when or how it is to be used, the storage space available
  • The nature and purpose of library and storage systems, and labelling conventions, and how to use them
  • What information to include on labels
  • How to monitor and record the movement of materials to, from, and within the post production environment 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems where responses to problems show that such critical and creative thinking has been used to take appropriate action promptly if equipment is not functional. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community by ensuring that post-production equipment and environments are clean and tidy after use. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively to store picture and sound materials safely and securely. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information when requirements for supplies and equipment are accurately identified from appropriate information sources. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematic and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation to label picture and sound materials as specified, and keep records of all materials in use. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others so that storage of picture and sound materials is in appropriate storage conditions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation, by ensuring that storage of picture and sound materials enables easy location and retrieval during editing. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    Assessors should keep the following principles in mind when designing and conducting assessments against this unit standard:
  • Focus the assessment activities on gathering evidence in terms of the main outcome expressed in the title to ensure assessment is integrated rather than fragmented. Remember we want to declare the person competent in terms of the title. Where assessment at title level is unmanageable, then focus assessment around each specific outcome, or groups of specific outcomes.
  • Make sure evidence is gathered across the entire range, wherever it applies. Assessment activities should be as close to the real performance as possible, and where simulations or role-plays are used, there should be supporting evidence to show the learner is able to perform in the real situation.
  • Do not focus the assessment activities on each assessment criterion. Rather make sure the assessment activities focus on outcomes and are sufficient to enable evidence to be gathered around all the assessment criteria.
  • The assessment criteria provide the specifications against which assessment judgements should be made. In most cases, knowledge can be inferred from the quality of the performances, but in other cases, knowledge and understanding will have to be tested through questioning techniques. Where this is required, there will be assessment criteria to specify the standard required.
  • The task of the assessor is to gather sufficient evidence, of the prescribed type and quality, as specified in this unit standard, that the learner can achieve the outcomes again and again and again. This means assessors will have to judge how many repeat performances are required before they believe the performance is reproducible.
  • All assessments should be conducted in line with the following well documented principles of assessment: appropriateness, fairness, manageability, integration into work or learning, validity, direct, authentic, sufficient, systematic, open and consistent. 

  • 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  61450   Further Education and Training Certificate: Film and Television Production Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Elective  49120   Further Education and Training Certificate: Film, Television and Video Production Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2007-12-02  Was MICTS until Last Date for Achievement 


    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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