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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Function in the events industry 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
260177  Function in the events industry 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Travel, Tourism and Events 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Hospitality, Tourism, Travel, Gaming and Leisure 
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 
This unit standard is aimed at individuals required to function in the events industry at entry level who need to gain a broad knowledge and understanding of the operational environment both from a national and international perspective. Individuals completing the unit standard will gain understanding of the key components of the events industry as well as the guidelines applicable to responsible event organising so as to provide support services and functions in the industry in a responsible manner.

On achievement of this unit standard the learner will understand and be able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the national and international events industry.
  • Discuss the requirements associated with responsible events.
  • Investigate employment opportunities in the events industry. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that a learner will be competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the national and international events industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The structure and operation of the events industry is explained from a national and international perspective. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Structure and operation includes but is not limited to:
  • National and international key role associations, events organizations, events management companies, events industry suppliers and contractors, events venues.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The development of the events industry is discussed so as to form a perspective of the development of the industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Different events contexts/genres common to the events industry is explained as it applies to differentiating objectives. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Event contexts/genres includes but is not limited to:
  • Government sector events, corporate sector events, community events.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The relationship between the events industry and other industries is explained with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Industries includes but is not limited to:
  • Tourism, hospitality, entertainment, sport, volunteerism, recreation.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The role and impact of events is explained as it applies to the local and national economy. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Discuss the requirements associated with responsible events. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Legislation impacting on events is identified and explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Guidelines resultant from legislation and professional conduct are explained from a perspective of responsible events. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Guidelines includes but is not limited to:
  • Social, cultural, economic, environmental, protocols, safety and risk issues for consideration in events operations.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Elements of events are identified so as to determine the specific impact of legislation and/or guidelines on these elements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Ethical issues impacting on events are discussed so as to develop a personal code of conduct applicable to the events environment. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Investigate employment opportunities in the events industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Potential employment opportunities in the events industry are identified according to employment categories, job functions and skills requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Potential employer organizations are identified within the context of potential employment opportunities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Sources that can be accessed to obtain information on employment opportunities are identified in terms of the events industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Employment opportunities are prioritized and listed so as to enable personal career and development planning. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed against the unit standard (including through RPL) may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance body (ETQA), or one with an appropriate memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard, or assessing this unit standard, must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation should include both internal and external moderation where applicable. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • The national and international events industry.
  • History and current developments in the events industry.
  • Different types of events contexts or genres.
  • Different elements of an event.
  • Events protocols.
  • Various events stakeholders.
  • Relevant legislation and regulations.
  • Employment categories and functions.
  • Employer organizations in the events industry.
  • Professional conduct and ethics.
  • Local grading system of venues and facilities and services providers.
  • International grading of event managers and co-ordinators. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Problem solving:

    Problem solving relating to identifying, prioritising and provision for individual and organizational event specific requirements in terms of legislative and operational guidelines specific to the industry. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Self-Organisation:

    The unit standard supports self-organising skills in terms of the effective investigation and planning of employment opportunities and requirements in the events environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Information-review:

    The gathering, assessment and evaluation of information relates to the forming of an understanding of the development of, and current structure of the industry from a national and international perspective. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Inter-relatedness of systems:

    The inter-relatedness of systems relates to the identification of issues impacting on the industry as well as the consideration of the industry's impact on the environment, economy and community. 

    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 
    A Minor event is defined as an event of low complexity consisting of a maximum of 100 persons, single venue, event activity with no break-aways, within a single day. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  67461   Further Education and Training Certificate: Event Support  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  71729   Further Education and Training Certificate: Public Relations Practice  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 


    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. ADINVALE PTY LTD 
    2. Capricorn FET College - Central Office 
    3. Imani Nia Consulting Pty Ltd 
    4. Networx for Career Development 
    5. Rasinkhu Investment 



    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.