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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Use computers (Technology) for sound application 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114532  Use computers (Technology) for sound application 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Music Industry 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 02 - Culture and Arts Music 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  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 this unit standard is to enable learners to:
  • Operate a computer and software systems to create, manipulate and automate sound.
  • Recognize, operate and make sound judgements regarding the most effective technologies to use in specific situations.

    The unit standard contributes to the competence of those learners who want to pursue a career in Sound Engineering, and contribute to greater levels of competence, and thus productivity and quality in the Music Industry. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    FET NQF Level 4: (Maths, Communication and Language literacy), Pre-production 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Establish current digital conversion processes for sound engineering. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Analogue to digital conversion process is identified and selected, accurately. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Digital sample rates and bit resolution are identified, accurately. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A/D converters are selected which are optimal. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Analogue to digital conversion process is established in accordance with safety requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Use current digital media, technology to engineer sound. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Appropriate equipment terminology is used for effective communication. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Technology is used to establish a sound production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Procedures are identified and selected to engineer sound optimally for a production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Current digital formats and media are identified and selected appropriate to the production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Equipment is used according to manufacturer`s recommendations to avoid damage. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Use current digital media formats to engineer sound. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Digital media formats are identified and selected appropriate to the production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Digital media formats are used to establish a sound production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Procedures are identified and selected to engineer sound optimally for a production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Procedures are implemented, safely and optimally. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Use a computer and production software to automate sound. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Procedures are identified, selected and implemented to produce required automated sound. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Digital editing is performed correctly to produce required automated sound. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Automation requirements are determined and selected, accurately. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Automation requirements are implemented for optimal automated sound production. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Use a computer and production software to backup and transmit information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Technology is used to access information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Digital transmission procedures are used, correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Backup procedures are selected and used which are suitable and secure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Recent developments in technology are kept abreast of to ensure that programs used are optimal for a specific application. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Evaluate the use of current digital media and technology in a production or presentation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Effectiveness of digital media is evaluated to provide information for future applications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Criteria for the technical quality of production is determined to provide information for future applications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Adjustments are made to equipment where necessary. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Procedures are adapted and implemented to engineer sound optimally for a production. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Assessment of learner achievements takes place at providers accredited by a relevant ETQA (RSA, 1998b) for the provision of programs that result in the outcomes specified for this unit standard.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with a relevant ETQA
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with a relevant ETQA.
  • The relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures will oversee moderation of assessment and is responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this unit standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Credited learners understand and can explain:
  • Sound engineering concepts, acoustics, psychoacoustics, equipment types, specifications and terminology.
  • Computer and media terminology, specifications and standards.
  • Digital editing, automation and sound manipulation procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems automation requirements are met. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Manage information when using technology for sound production in general. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Employ self management when evaluating the use of current digital media and technology in a production or presentation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when transmitting information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence when using technology for sound production in general. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand Contextual world -systems when using technology for sound production in general. 

    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  48671   National Certificate: Music Industry: Sound Technology  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.
     
    NONE 



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