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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Set up DJ equipment for a performance 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114562  Set up DJ equipment for a performance 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Music Industry 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 02 - Culture and Arts Music 
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 
The purpose of this unit standard is to enable learners to identify and evaluate DJ equipment, pre plan and set up DJ equipment for a performance. The unit standard includes the social skills necessary to plan pre -recorded music for performance and / or broadcasting. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
The following competencies are assumed for a learner embarking on the unit standard:
  • Communication and Literacy, NQF Level 3
  • Mathematics, NQF Level 3
  • Life skills, NQF Level 2 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    These are reflected elsewhere in the Unit Standard 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Pre plan a DJ performance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Negotiations are undergone to define the service level agreement and the genre required 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Working space is planned to ensure a comfortable and functional working environment 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Repertoire is planned, compatible with the required genre 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Tracks and cue points are planned to optimise the performance 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Basic lighting is planned to optimise performance 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify and evaluate DJ equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Cables and connections are identified and evaluated to ensure all equipment connections are functional 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Amplifiers are identified and evaluated to ensure compatibility with speakers and room size 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Speakers are identified and evaluated to ensure compatibility with amplifiers and suitability for venue 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Turntable`s arm sensitivity is identified and evaluated to ensure optimal playing performance 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Turntable motors are identified and evaluated to ensure optimal playing performance 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Turntable pitch change function is identified and evaluated to determine pitch change parameters 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Turntable`s break sensitivity is identified and evaluated to ensure optimal playing performance 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Microphone is identified and evaluated to ensure optimal speech quality 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    Compressor is identified and evaluated to ensure optimal compression and ducking effect 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Set up DJ equipment for a performance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Power connections functional to ensure power supply 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Speakers are connected to amps to ensure signal flow and no phasing problems 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Phono/turntables/CD players are connected to console to ensure signal flow 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Head phones are plugged into headphones output socket 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Console is connected to amplifier to ensure signal flow 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Identify and evaluate DJ console functions for a performance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Faders are identified and evaluated to determine output levels 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Cross-fade fader is identified and evaluated to determine input source selection 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Level meters are identified and evaluated to determine input/output level readings 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Microphone input and gain controls are identified and evaluated to ensure signal flow 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Equalisation is identified and evaluated to determine filtering functions 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Output faders are identified and evaluated to determine the output signal flow 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Master control is identified and evaluated to determine the overall output 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Headphones pre/post fade control is identified and evaluated to ensure pre play monitoring 


    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:
  • The history disc jockey`ing and the basics of sound engineering
  • Psychoacoustic principles
  • Musical arrangements, programming and mixing techniques 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems when planning a DJ performance 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others when performing DJ activities 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management when setting up DJ equipment 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information when setting up DJ sound equipment for performance 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when performing DJ activities 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence whilst performing 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Understand Contextual world -systems when setting up DJ sound equipment for performance 

    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
    Elective  67462   Further Education and Training Certificate: Music Industry: Sound Technology  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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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