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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Use art skills and cultural expression to make an economic contribution to self and society 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
7532  Use art skills and cultural expression to make an economic contribution to self and society 
ORIGINATOR
SGB ABET CA 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 02 - Culture and Arts Cultural Studies 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
ABET Level 4  Regular  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
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 emphasis in this unit is on equipping learners to acquire skills and knowledge that they can use to make an economic contribution to themselves and the country with focus on entrepreneurship.

The development of skills and knowledge in one or more arts forms such as visual arts, music, drama, dance, media or heritage promotion and conservation should be facilitated.

Demonstrate skills at a level that is marketable in at least one arts form.

This includes the understanding and ability to organise, publicise, promote and communicate. Learners become aware of the various career possibilities and career paths in the arts. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
It is assumed that learners have an interest and enthusiasm for the arts as well as basic skills in one or more arts forms. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Use arts skills to create products and artefacts which are marketable. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Resources including;
  • Paper and flour to make paper mache animals or objects;
  • wire to make sculptures;
  • toilet roles to make puppets,
  • paper plates/paper bags to make masks;
  • glass bottles of various sizes filled with different amounts of water to make music;
  • bottles filled with different objects to make percussion instruments;
  • garbage bags to make costumes; tins cans to create rhythms for rhythm dances;
  • desks and chairs to create a setting for a drama etc
  • Arts products include clothing, furniture, jewelry, posters, buildings, motor cars, or cultural artefacts

    Process of ide

    Organising and marketing includes planning, budgeting, fund-raising and advertising

    Understand that the environment should not be spoiled or desecrated

    Understand that environmental resources are limited

    Prevent waste by using found, natural and recycled objects
  • Art works from natural material - stones, leaves, sand, soil, water etc
  • Costumes, artefacts, puppets from, newspaper, straw, wool, animal skins
  • Music instruments from cardboard, bottles, wood, stick, tin-cans and bottle tops etc
  • Pottery from clay, dough
  • Carvings/sculptures from wood, stone, papier-mache 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Innovative and utilitarian arts products and artefacts are created using found and natural resources responsibly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Skills acquired in various art forms are used to design, create and present performances and exhibitions and to make products that can be marketed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The production of arts products in immediate environment is identified to evaluate selected examples in terms of usefulness, effectiveness and marketability. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. A public arts or cultural event is organised and marketed to evaluate marketability of products and artefacts. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Develop entrepreneurial skills towards self-sustainability. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Creative marketing strategies are developed and demonstrated to promote sustainability. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Demonstrate ability to market arts forms or products

    Marketing strategies include:
  • needs analysis of the market in a art or culture field of choice e.g. investigate attendance patterns at live performances, movies, museums, galleries, sport events, religious celebrations, heritage sites
  • market research, advertising media, data recording, surveys and interview procedures
  • publicity, promotion and communication for marketing purposes
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Entrepreneurial opportunities in arts and culture fields are identified and researched through excursions and observations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Excursions could include visits to arts organizations, cultural organizations, markets, theatres, film companies, orchestra, dance companies, galleries, music companies.
  • Initiate arts projects.
  • Assesses own potential for the use of arts skills and knowledge in future life.
  • Understanding of entertainment and tourism industries.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Project management and business skills are developed and displayed to promote self sustainability 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Business skills:
  • Business plan- format concise, logical, easy to read, based on evidence or irrefutable fact where possible
  • Components- definitions, objectives, people plan, marketing plan, resources plan, profit and loss budget, cash flow forecast, monitoring methods, motivating conclusion
  • Description- type of business, legal requirements, outline of product
  • CV and letter writing skills.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explore career possibilities reflecting own talents and abilities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Career possibilities in arts and culture fields are explored through observations and interviews. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Career possibilities include understanding of necessary paths for career mobility in the arts
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Talents and abilities are examined in relation to potential careers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Practical time spent on a project in a workplace is recorded to identify processes of production. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Create designs and products which reflect our heritage and changing culture. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Demonstrate ability to present or perform in public reflecting aspects of heritage.
  • Present a product that indicates the fusion of cultures.
  • Reconstruct dances, music, oral traditions, rituals, symbols and techniques from the past and contemporary experiences.
  • Combine traditional and modern styles from diverse cultural groups in any arts form. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The relationship between heritage and artistic expression is displayed in designs and products. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Traditional practices and art forms are investigated to determine their influence on contemporary design in the visual and performing arts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Indigenous technological practices and skills are acknowledged and applied in new contexts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Culture and art forms are created to appropriately reflect our changing cultures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Artistic products and activities are identified and used to contribute to the economic development of society. 



    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made . Problems solving and decision-making occurs with regard to entrepreneurial and career opportunities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation and community. Group work and community involvement is evident in creating marketable designs and products. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively to develop self sustainability and take responsibility for creating and marketing products. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse organise and critically evaluate information related to career pathways with a view to economic contribution. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation. Communicate plans and strategies for small business enterprises through writing business plans, cv's etc. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology affectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others. Products apply science and technology skills while preserving heritage and the environment. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Learners should have access to skills development in the arts forms of their choice
    Furthermore generic competencies are essential including;
  • language and comprehension skills
  • budgeting skills
  • lateral thinking skills 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  71751   General Education and Training Certificate: Adult Basic Education and Training  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  73249   General Education and Training Certificate: Adult Basic Education and Training: Academic Curriculum  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2021-06-30  UMALUSI 


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