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

Create and mix sound to enhance the interactive multimedia experience 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117699  Create and mix sound to enhance the interactive multimedia experience 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Marketing 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Marketing 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  13 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2005-10-12  2008-10-12  SAQA 0362/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2009-10-12   2012-10-12  

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 
Learners credited with this unit standard will be able to describe the process and techniques for recording, mixing and applying sounds and sound mixes. Learners are also able to explain the equipment and venue requirements for the mixing and editing of sound

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Demonstrating an understanding of sound and sound mixing
  • Explaining equipment and venue requirements for recording and mixing sound
  • Recording, mixing and applying sounds to multimedia projects
  • Explaining recording, mixing and editing techniques 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this qualification will have demonstrated competency against the unit standards in the qualification, National Diploma in Visual Communications - Multimedia at NQF Level 5 or equivalent. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Multimedia will include but is not limited to; cinema, television, CD Rom and internet
  • Multimedia tools will include but are not limited to; SoundEdit 16 and WaveLab
  • Uses of the above applications will include but are not limited to; recording, mixing and applying sounds to multimedia projects 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of sound and sound mixing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The principles of sound in an interactive multimedia experience are explained in line with company practices and industry norms. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The uses of sound in an interactive multimedia experience are described in line with company uses and practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Sound files are identified and explained using correct terminology and industry standards. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain equipment and venue requirements for recording and mixing sound. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Sound recording equipment is described in line with equipment uses and parameters/specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Sound mixing equipment is described in line with equipment uses and parameters/specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Sound recording venue is described in terms of output requirements and company standard venue guidelines. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Record, mix and apply sound to multimedia projects. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Sound is recorded using appropriate equipment in line with equipment specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Sound is mixed using appropriate equipment and venue in line with equipment specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Recording and mixing of sounds meet client requirements and objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Recording and mixing of sounds is completed within agree time frames. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Explain recording, mixing and editing techniques. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Recording techniques are described in line with company and industry best practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Mixing techniques are described in line with company and industry best practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Editing techniques are described in line with company and industry best practices. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • An understanding of the principles of sound
  • An understanding of recording equipment
  • Knowledge of mixing/editing 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 pertaining to the recording, mixing and editing of sound for multimedia. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when creating and mixing sound. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically showing responsibility towards recording practices. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    In order to contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of society at large, it must be the intention underlying any programme of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts during the recording and mixing of sound. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    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  49603   Bachelor of Visual Communications  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Reregistered  2021-06-30  CHE 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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