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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Set-up and strike equipment, material and tools 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114511  Set-up and strike equipment, material and tools 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Performing Arts 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 02 - Culture and Arts Performing Arts 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04  15 
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 purpose of the learning for this Unit Standard is that learners are able to set-up and strike equipment, material and tools in a way that meets health and safety, live event and technical production industry requirements. When credited, the learner`s applied competence will be to safely set-up and strike equipment, material and tools according to manufacturers` recommendations and industry norms and standards.

Recognition or Prior Learning (RPL) must be applied should the learner provide sufficient evidence that he/she has attained the competencies outlined in this Unit Standard.

Upon successful completion of this Unit Standard the learner is capable of:
  • Collating equipment, material and tools required for the successful set-up and strike of equipment, material and tools according to the works schedule.
  • Positioning, installing and applying equipment, material and tools according to work schedules.
  • Assessing work progress and affecting changes to work schedules as and when necessary.
  • Reporting the successful completion and functionality of installed equipment, material and tools, as well as shortages of equipment, material and tools.
  • Dismantling and removing equipment, material and tools according to work schedules.
  • Effecting general maintenance on equipment, material and tools limited to storage, cleaning and adjustment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The learning assumed to be in place prior to the learner attempting this Unit Standard is:
  • Numeracy and Literacy skills equivalent to NQF 3.
  • A working knowledge of health and safety as required by the OH&S Act as amended.
  • Working at height practice and safety.
  • Safe operation of scissor and boom access equipment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Applied competence in ONE of the following areas of application must be credited to achieve this Unit Standard:
  • Stage (Setting and Structures)
  • Audio/Visual (Lighting, Sound and Video)
  • Styling (Costumes, Makeup, Properties and Decor)
  • Special Effects (Pyrotechnics, Lasers, Water and Fire)

    The application chosen must be applied in all learning towards all Unit Standards attempted for the qualification.

    General maintenance on equipment, material and tools is limited to storage, cleaning and preparation. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare and collate equipment, material and tools for set-up and strike of equipment, material. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Prepare and collate equipment, material and tools for set-up and strike of equipment, material and tools. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Equipment, material and tools required for the successful set-up and strike of equipment, material and tools are collated according to industry norms and standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Equipment, material and tools for the set-up and strike of equipment material and tools, are used according to manufacturers` recommendations and industry norms and standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Equipment material and tools are collated and striked according to work schedules. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    No equipment, material and tools are damaged or broken by the learner. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Set up equipment for effective and efficient use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Equipment, material and tools are positioned, according to industry norms and standards and the task at hand. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Equipment, material and tools are installed and applied according to manufacture`s recommendations and industry norms and standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Equipment, material and tools are installed appropriately and according to work schedules 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Work progress is assessed and changes to work schedule implemented to ensure efficiency. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Dismantle and remove equipment, material and tools, with regard for the equipment 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Dismantle and remove equipment, material and tools, with regard for the equipment and persons. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Equipment, material and tools are dismantled in accordance with manufacturers` recommendations and industry norms and standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Equipment, material and tools are moved in accordance with manufacturers` recommendations and industry norms and standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Equipment, material and tools are assessed to function correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The learner due to an action or inaction on his/her part sustains no injuries. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Effect general maintenance on equipment, material and tools used in technical production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Equipment, material and tools are stored, cleaned and adjusted according to industry norms and standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Functionality of equipment is reported on to ensure optimal use of resources for the next event. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Shortages of equipment is reported on to ensure optimal use of resources for the next event. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Any discrepancies to the norm are reported accurately to relevant supervisors. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Housekeeping rules and regulations are maintained throughout. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    All safety standards are adhered to. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    This Unit Standard will be internally assessed and moderated by a provider accredited to provide a program and manage program assessment leading to this unit standard, and externally moderated by a moderator registered with the relevant ETQA. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Credited learners understand and are able to explain:
  • Equipment, material and tools positioning, installation and application requirements.
  • Maintenance of equipment, material and tools, including storage, cleaning and adjustment.
  • Characteristics, types and use of technology, equipment, material and tools.
  • Housekeeping rules and regulations, including cleaning and storage convention.
  • Manufacturer recommendations.
  • Industry norms and standards, including safety standards.
  • Industry specific technology.
  • Industry specific terminology and communication.
  • Live event electrics and safety.
  • Relevant parts of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • The technical production industry and its development.

    The above must be general to the industry as a whole (providing the learner with a broad overview) and specific to the area of application chosen (providing the learner with the necessary specialisation). 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving equipment, material, and tools packing and maintenance problems using critical and creative thinking to effect general maintenance limited to storage, cleaning and adjustment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others to set-up and strike equipment, material and tools for live events. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively in line with industry norms and standards, and according to work schedules. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information regarding work progress. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively to report successful completion and functionality of installed equipment, materials and tools, and shortages. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using technology effectively and critically, and showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others when setting up and striking equipment, material and tools to prevent injury and damage. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognizing that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation, and therefore, reporting shortages of equipment, material and tools. 

    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 
    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  48669   National Certificate: Live Event Technical Production  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  65029   Further Education and Training Certificate: Music  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  48808   Further Education and Training Certificate: Performing Arts  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  58394   National Certificate: Film and Television 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. Big Fish School of Digital Filmmaking (Pty) Ltd 
    2. FILM Mentorship & Training 
    3. Footprint Media academy Pty ltd 
    4. South African Film Institute 



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