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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Interview and lead discussion for radio broadcast purposes 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
12605  Interview and lead discussion for radio broadcast purposes 
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 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  12 
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 
This unit standard will be useful to people who wish to interview and lead discussion with people for radio broadcast purposes.

People credited with this standard will be able to:
  • Prepare self and people for interview
  • Interview an individual contributor
  • Lead discussion among a group of people on a single topic or issue 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners would have to demonstrate a high degree of competency in the oral mode and comprehension of the language of broadcast of the station. They must also have a basic knowledge of media regulations, codes of conduct and laws applicable to radio. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Specific range statements are provided in the body of the unit standard where they apply to particular specific outcomes or assessment criteria. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare self and people for interview. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Research on issue or contributors produces relevant material. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Contributors are identified and selected according to their suitability and availability. Range: knowledge of topic, relevance to topic or issue, resource limits. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Lines of questioning are developed to elicit information relevant to the brief. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Interviewing style is determined relevant to the brief. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Arrangements for interview are agreed and confirmed with contributors and the relevant line authority where applicable. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    location, time, duration, topic of interview, intended use, resource limits
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Permission to be recorded and broadcast is sought and obtained from contributors. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Contributors are given adequate opportunity to seek clarification as to the purpose of the programme and their role in it and the interview and discussion process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. On-air identification of contributor is discussed and agreed with contributor. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Interview an individual contributor. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Recorded and live telephone and live studio and recorded studio or location. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The approach and handling of the contributor is appropriate and sensitive to the circumstances. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Contributor is introduced in accordance with station format requirements and as agreed with the contributor and is identified throughout the interview in accordance with station format requirements and agreement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Interview is structured to meet purpose of programme. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Questions and interview points are posed and followed up in a way most likely to elicit the information sought. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Open questions, clarifying questions, paraphrasing, confronting, reflecting feelings, humour summarising
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The interview is conducted within relevant legal and ethical constraints and when necessary appropriate action is promptly taken to protect the interests of the station. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Interviews are conducted and completed within the required time resource limits and in accordance with station format. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Own dress is appropriate for the occasion and context. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Lead discussion among a group of people on a single topic or issue. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Live in studio or recorded in studio 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The approach and handling of the contributors is appropriate and sensitive to the circumstances. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Contributors are introduced in accordance with station format requirements and as agreed with the contributors and they are identified throughout the interview in accordance with station format requirements and agreement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The purpose and focus of the discussion are identified cIearly throughout the programme. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Questions and interview points are posed and followed up in a way most likely to elicit the information sought and encourage contributors to participate. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Open questions, clarifying questions, paraphrasing, confronting, reflecting feelings, humour, summarising
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Interaction between contributors is controlled to maintain the focus of the discuss and digressions and irrelevant information are discouraged. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Time is allocated to contributors according to the relevance of their contributions to the objectives of the discussion. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. The discussion is conducted within relevant legal and ethical constraints and when necessary appropriate action is promptly taken to protect the interests of the station. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. The discussion is conducted and completed within the required time, resource limits and in accordance with station format. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    9. Own dress is appropriate for the occasion and context. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Accreditation Options:
    Providers of learning towards this unit standard will need to meet the accreditation requirements of the MAPPP-SETA's ETQA.

    Moderation Option:
    The moderation requirements of MAPPP-SETA's ETQA must be met in order to award credit to learners for this unit standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Essential embedded knowledge will be assessed through assessment of the specific outcomes in terms of the stipulated assessment criteria. Candidates are unlikely to achieve all the specific outcomes, to the standards described in the assessment criteria, without knowledge of the listed embedded knowledge. This means that for the most part, the possession or lack of the knowledge can be directly inferred from the quality of the candidate's performance. Where direct assessment of knowledge is required, assessment criteria have been included in the body of the unit standard.

    The following embedded knowledge is addressed in an integrated way in the unit standard:
  • Knowledge of station format
  • Knowledge of target audience 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking by identifying problems and taking remedial action. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others (clients and colleagues) as a member of a team, group, organisation to achieve the production requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves (on the production) and their activities responsibly and effectively to complete work operations within deadlines. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate research information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively (with clients and colleagues), using visual and / or language skills. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology (audio equipment) effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment (venue) and health of others (crew and performers). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding that the production world is a set of related systems and that problem-solving do not exist in isolation. 

    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 candidate 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 candidate 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. 

  • REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  49125   National Certificate: Radio Production  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2007-12-02  Was MICTS until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  50585   National Certificate: Public Service Communication  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 
    Elective  58978   National Certificate: Journalism  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Elective  49123   National Certificate: Journalism  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2007-10-18  Was MICTS until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  62069   National Certificate: Radio Production  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.
     
    1. Artshub Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    2. ATTI Nelspruit Pty Ltd 
    3. Davest Trading 36 Pty Ltd 
    4. Falcon Business Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    5. IALE School of Advanced Learning and Education (Pty) Ltd 
    6. Jeppe College of Commerce and Computer Studies 
    7. Kundani Trading 
    8. NEMISA 
    9. Ponds of Watts 
    10. South African Film Institute 



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