SAQA All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.
SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Process feedback in the script development process 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117956  Process feedback in the script development process 
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 7  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L7  10 
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 is to equip learners with the competencies to both give and receive feedback on their work. The unit standard will provide the learners with the ability to conceptualise, develop, write, obtain feedback give and receive feedback professionally and to judge the standards of their own work, and the work of others. Such evaluation of will aid in the productivity of learners, thus benefiting both the learner and the industry

Credited learners are capable of:
  • Evaluating feedback to and from others
  • Responding professionally to feedback
  • Providing feedback constructively
  • Processing feedback into the script development process 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credits and level assigned to this unit standard is based on the assumption that learners have already attained the following competency:
  • Short story script writing for an audio-visual medium 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The range of this Unit Standard is reflected in the Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria of the Unit Standard. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Evaluate feedback to and from others. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Criteria of a good script are determined using an established source. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Feedback is compared systematically to the set criteria. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Validity of the feedback is objectively evaluated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Analysis of feedback takes into account specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The impact of choices is assessed in terms of effectiveness of scripts based on verifiable criteria. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Respond professionally to feedback on a script. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Feedback is obtained from relevant persons. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Feedback is responded to in an appropriate manner. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Self, as a scriptwriter, is developed based on feedback received. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Provide feedback on a script. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Feedback is provided in a clear way. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Feedback is provided which is valid and objective. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Feedback is provided in a way that is constructive. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Content of feedback is justified and suggestions are offered. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Process feedback into the script development process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Integrate feedback into phase of script development, enhancing the quality of the original work. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Assessment of the integrity of the adapted script is in terms of the intention of the writer. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Script changes are based on analysis of feedback and are justified in terms of specified requirements. 


    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:
  • Feedback mechanisms and processes
  • Feedback requirements
  • Professional conduct
  • Script development processes 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community when content of feedback is justified and suggestions are offered. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when analysis of feedback takes into account specified requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information to assess the impact of choices in terms of effectiveness of scripts based on verifiable criteria, and when feedback is obtained from relevant persons. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematic and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation when feedback is responded to in an appropriate manner. 

    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 the impact of choices is assessed in terms of effectiveness of scripts based on verifiable criteria. 

    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, 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. 

  • 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  49317   National Certificate: Scriptwriting  Level 7  Level N/A: Pre-2009 was L7  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. South African Film Institute 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.