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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Assemble pictures and sound to specification 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
13793  Assemble pictures and sound to specification 
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 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 
People credited with this standard will be able to:
  • Agree on editing requirements .
  • Select and assemble materials.
  • Review the content and quality of assembled material. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credit value is based on the assumption that people starting to learn towards this unit standard are already competent in:
  • Transferring video tape.
  • Operating the editing equipment.
  • Recognising continuity.
  • Video technology. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This unit standard will be useful to people who work in the audio-visual production industry doing video editing to specification.

    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 
    Review the content and quality of assembled material. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Assembled material is presented to the decision maker at the agreed time with any deviations from specifications identified and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Changes required are noted accurately and any uncertainties clarified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Difficulties in making the changes are discussed in a manner that is likely to enhance the quality of the production, and realistic and constructive alternative proposed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The changes are implemented as agreed and within the agreed timeframe. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Select and assemble materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Specified materials are identified and located accurately from written or verbal specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Editing conventions are applied in an appropriate manner to the style of the production to enhance the artistic effect. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The specified material is assembled in the required order, to the technical standards and within the specified deadline. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Any problems in locating and assembling materials is reported promptly to the appropriate person and possible solutions proposed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Synchronisation of pictures and sound is maintained where required. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Editing decisions are recorded accurately and completely in the appropriate manner and format required. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Agree on editing requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Editing requirements are identified from relevant sources of information before the assignment begins. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The limits of responsibility for creative decisions are clarified and agreed upon before assignment commences. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The content and sequence of materials to be assembled are confirmed with decision maker. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The required technical standards, duration and format is agreed upon. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. If any uncertainties over requirements exist, it is promptly clarified with the decision maker. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Realistic and constructive suggestions are made which will improve the product. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Providers of learning towards this unit standard will need to meet the accreditation requirements of the relevant ETQA

    Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.

    Moderation Option:
    The moderation requirements of the relevant 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:
    1. Know and understand Technical standards.
    2. Where to get relevant information.
    3. How to discuss problems constructively.
    4. How to interpret instructions.
    5. How to log editing decisions.
    6. Knowledge of editing equipment.
    7. Editing conventions.
    8. Indicators of problems and how to solve them. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve editing problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking to identify the problem and take remedial action. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others (decision makers 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 an analyse production information and critically evaluate the effect of it on the production. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology (video equipment) effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment (venue) and health of others (decision makers). 

    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:

    1. 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.
    2. 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.
    3. 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.
    4. 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.
    5. 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.
    6. 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. 

    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  57607   National Certificate: 3D Animation and Visual Effects  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    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.
     
    1. Big Fish School of Digital Filmmaking (Pty) Ltd 
    2. eMedia Investment 
    3. FILM Mentorship & Training 
    4. IKASI MEDIA 
    5. Mojapele Production cc 
    6. NEMISA 
    7. Oakfields College 
    8. Oakfields College (Head Office) 
    9. South African Film Institute 
    10. Supersport Pty Ltd 
    11. The Media Workshop cc 



    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.