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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Perform stunts for film, television, video and live events 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117535  Perform stunts for film, television, video and live events 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Audio-visual Media Production 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 04 - Communication Studies and Language Communication Studies 
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
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2004-12-02  2007-12-02  SAQA 0657/04 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2008-12-02   2011-12-02  

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 ensure that learners are able to execute entry-level stunts for film, video, television and live events. Credited learners can engage in activities such as tumbling, falls, abseiling, water stunts, firearm stunts, fire burns, climbing and fight choreography during film, television, video or live event production. These activities would normally cause serious injury. Credited learners are required to execute stunts in a convincing way and in line with stunt coordinator, choreographer and director creative requirements. Improved stunt performance competence will enhance the professionalism of the sector, and result in a decrease in injuries and resulting quality of life impairment and socio-economic costs.

Credited learners are capable of:
  • Preparing for stunt execution that meets safety, health and environment requirements.
  • Setting up stunts that meet specified requirements and that minimise risk.
  • Executing stunts safely and as planned having controlled potential hazards.
  • Evaluating stunt performance for future improvement. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Competencies that would decrease time required for learning include, for example, horseback riding, martial arts, wrestling, abseiling, rock climbing, boxing, dancing, firearm use, swimming, etc. The relevant physical powers of fitness is assumed. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The range of competence addressed in this unit standard includes simple action sequences such as:
  • Stunt falls of maximum 2 storey (3 metres) tumbles and falls, mini tramps and landings.
  • Traditional, martial arts and group fights.
  • Stunts while using weapons such as blades, clubs and other.
  • Stunts while interacting with firearms, explosives and burn (fire) techniques, including action, rhythm, reaction and timing.
  • Stunts while interacting with water.
  • Stunts that include abseiling and climbing.
  • Minor and partial fire burns only.

    Credited learners are able to, and should at all times, work under supervision and should not perform more complex stunts. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare for stunt execution that meets safety, health and environment requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Planning meets all requirements of given instructions and specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Planned resources are adequate for safe stunt performance. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Resources can include time, equipment, etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Assessment of own capability to perform specific stunts is justified in terms of own level of experience, competence and fitness. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Description of the potential impact of identified hazards is justified in terms of risks associated with specific hazards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Planning is communicated for approval and permission to all relevant persons. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Planning includes all relevant specified risk control measures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Control measures can include safe distances; heat, noise, blast, debris and fragmentation particle control; cueing arrangements; personal protective equipment; emergency arrangements; exclusion zones; specialist advice and support; etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Legal requirements are met at all times. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Relevant risk management, health, safety and environment requirements are adhered to at all times. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    Suitable medical advice is sought where required. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
    Acting techniques for stunts and stunt techniques selected are appropriate for specific contexts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 11 
    Communication meets specified requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Specified requirements can include what should be communicated to whom at what time and in what way, including warning others of danger.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Setup stunts that meet specified requirements and that minimise risk. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Setting-up meets all requirements of given instructions and specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Setting-up can include rigging.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    All relevant specified risk control measures are implemented. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Control measures can include safe distances; heat, noise, blast, debris and fragmentation particle control; cueing arrangements; personal protective equipment; emergency arrangements; exclusion zones; specialist advice and support; etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Identified risks are described in terms of risk control requirements for specific stunts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Legal requirements are met at all times. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Relevant risk management, health, safety and environment requirements are adhered to at all times. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Communication meets specified requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Specified requirements can include what should be communicated to whom at what time and in what way, including warning others of danger.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Specified communication systems and codes are adhered to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Given on-set behaviour and etiquette requirements are met at all times. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    Acting techniques for stunts and stunt techniques selected are appropriate for specific contexts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
    All aspects of stunt performance are checked according to given specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Checking can include rehearsal, and aspects of stunt performance can include functionality of equipment, emergency procedures, etc.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Execute stunts safely and plan to minimise risk. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Execution meets all requirements of given instructions and specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    All relevant specified risk control measures are implemented. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Control measures can include safe distances; heat, noise, blast, debris and fragmentation particle control; cueing arrangements; personal protective equipment; emergency arrangements; exclusion zones; specialist advice and support; etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Stunt performance adheres to all relevant specified risk control measures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Legal requirements are met at all times. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Relevant risk management, health, safety and environment requirements are adhered to at all times. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Communication meets specified requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Specified requirements can include what should be communicated to whom at what time and in what way, including warning others of danger.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Specified communication systems and codes are adhered to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Stunt performance meets requirements set for team work. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Requirements include planning and setting up as a team.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    Given on-set behaviour and etiquette requirements are met at all times. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
    Acting techniques for stunts and stunt techniques performed meet specific context requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Evaluate stunt performance for future improvement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Own roles and responsibilities are accurately identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Identification of own strengths and weaknesses is justified in terms of actual performance. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Strengths and weaknesses can include those related to acting techniques for stunts, stunt techniques, and stunt acting and special effects.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Planning to improve on weaknesses is feasible for specific contexts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Evaluation of stunt performance is based on identified criteria. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Evaluation results are recorded in a manner that allows access to the information in future. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Improvements are assessed against planned improvements objectives within specific time frames. 


    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:
  • Roles and responsibilities of stunt persons.
  • Acting techniques for stunts.
  • Stunt techniques.
  • Stunt acting and special effects.
  • Relevant occupational health, safety and environment requirements (including legislation).
  • Methods and techniques to ensure health and safety.
  • On-set behaviour and etiquette.
  • Principles of team work.
  • Hazards and risks relevant for film, television, video and live event stunts.
  • Fitness techniques.
  • Individual physical requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems where responses to problems show that such critical and creative thinking has been used to make responsible decisions by seeking suitable technical and/or medical advice where required. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community to ensure that stunt performance meets requirements set for team work, planning in a way that meets all requirements of given instructions and specifications, and adhering to given on-set behaviour and etiquette requirements at all times. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively to meet legal, safety, health and environment requirements, checking all aspects of stunt performance according to given specifications, accurately identifying own roles and responsibilities, strengths and weaknesses, and assessing improvements against planned improvements objectives within specific time frames. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information regarding own capability to perform specific stunts in terms of own level of experience, competence and fitness, and for evaluation of stunt performance based on identified criteria, recorded in a manner that allows access to the information in future. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematic and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation when specified communication systems and codes are adhered to. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others when acting techniques for stunts and stunt techniques performed meet specific context requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation when implementing all relevant specified risk control measures, describing identified risks in terms of risk control requirements for specific stunts, and planning to improve on weaknesses is feasible for specific contexts. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    Assessors should keep the following principles in mind when designing and conducting assessments against this unit standard:
  • Focus the assessment activities on gathering evidence in terms of the main outcome expressed in the title to ensure assessment is integrated rather than fragmented. Remember we want to declare the person competent in terms of the title. Where assessment at title level is unmanageable, then focus assessment around each specific outcome, or groups of specific outcomes.
  • Make sure evidence is gathered across the entire range, wherever it applies. Assessment activities should be as close to the real performance as possible, and where simulations or role-plays are used, there should be supporting evidence to show the learner is able to perform in the real situation.
  • Do not focus the assessment activities on each assessment criterion. Rather make sure the assessment activities focus on outcomes and are sufficient to enable evidence to be gathered around all the assessment criteria.
  • The assessment criteria provide the specifications against which assessment judgements should be made. In most cases, knowledge can be inferred from the quality of the performances, but in other cases, knowledge and understanding will have to be tested through questioning techniques. Where this is required, there will be assessment criteria to specify the standard required.
  • The task of the assessor is to gather sufficient evidence, of the prescribed type and quality, as specified in this unit standard, that the learner can achieve the outcomes again and again and again. This means assessors will have to judge how many repeat performances are required before they believe the performance is reproducible.
  • All assessments should be conducted in line with the following well documented principles of assessment: appropriateness, fairness, manageability, integration into work or learning, validity, direct, authentic, sufficient, systematic, open and consistent. 

  • 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  61450   Further Education and Training Certificate: Film and Television Production Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Elective  49120   Further Education and Training Certificate: Film, Television and Video Production Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2007-12-02  Was MICTS until Last Date for Achievement 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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