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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Obtain, check and maintain film equipment for a film shoot 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
12495  Obtain, check and maintain film equipment for a film shoot 
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 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
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 
This unit standard will be useful to people who wish to work in the camera department. They will be able to order, check, test, store, transport and return film camera equipment and accessories.

People credited with this standard will be able to:
  • Obtain agreed film equipment and consumables
  • Handle and store equipment
  • Prepare equipment for transportation
  • Organise the return of the equipment 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credit value is based on the assumption that people starting to learn towards this unit standard are already competent in:
  • Etiquette, procedures and infrastructure on a film set
  • Camera equipment and accessories
  • Preparation of documentation for processing exposed film stock 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Specific range statements are provided in the body of the unit standard where they apply to particular specific outcomes or assessment criteria.

    The following scope and context applies to the whole unit standard
  • Environment: Studio and Interior and exterior locations
  • Types of equipment: Various types and models of 35mm, 16mm and super 16 film cameras and accessories
  • Consumables: tapes; batteries; film; markers. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Obtain, check and maintain film equipment for a film shoot. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The required equipment list is obtained from the production personnel and DOP. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The required equipment is checked. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Paper work is legible and clearly state what is required. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Orders are placed to allow delivery time to meet shooting schedules. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The required equipment match documentation, and, where it does not, suitable solutions are sought. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Equipment is tested and exposed test stock is dispatched to the laboratory for processing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Collection or delivery is at agreed time and place. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. Lifting and handling methods are safe for the individual involved. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Handle and store equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Items are stored safely and securely. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Storage: Conditions, temperature and humidity
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Items are readily available for use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Stock is safely and carefully handle. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Labels are legible, accurate and complete. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Lifting, bending and carrying methods used in handling equipment and materials are safe. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Prepare equipment for transportation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Travelling cases are of sufficient quantities, secure, and selected with regard to particular transport method and destination. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Transportation methods: over land, by sea or by air
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Equipment is securely packed and suitable materials are used. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Types of packaging: Foam; X-ray protection; waterproofing
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Weatherproofing is of sufficient quantity and of correct sizes for all equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Labelling is comprehensive, accurate, legible, and conform with identification requirements for customs/travel purposes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Packages for overseas meet safely legislation, weight regulations and agree with exportation paper work. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Packing list is accurate, complete and legible. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Process is carried out safely and in optimum time. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. Relevant personnel are notified when cases are available for transport. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Relevant personnel: Pertinent Production Person
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Organise the return of the equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Equipment to be returned meets descriptions, inventories or delivery documentation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Reports on damage and discrepancies are ensured to be accurate. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Records of returned equipment are sufficiently detailed to prove returns. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Equipment is returned promptly before overrun charges becomes effective. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Accreditation Options:
    Providers of learning towards this unit standard will need to meet the accreditation requirements of the MAPPP-SETA's ETQA.

    Moderation Option:
    The moderation requirements of MAPPP-SETA's ETQA must be met in order to award credit to learners for this unit standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Essential embedded knowledge will be assessed through assessment of the specific outcomes in terms of the stipulated assessment criteria. Candidates are unlikely to achieve all the specific outcomes, to the standards described in the assessment criteria, without knowledge of the listed embedded knowledge. This means that for the most part, the possession or lack of the knowledge can be directly inferred from the quality of the candidate's performance. Where direct assessment of knowledge is required, assessment criteria have been included in the body of the unit standard.

    The following embedded knowledge is addressed in an integrated way in the unit standard:
  • Sources of supply of equipment
  • Film equipment and accessories
  • Co-ordinate equipment needs in junction with the shooting schedule and the time required for deliveries
  • Equipment tests
  • Paper work requirements
  • Care of equipment in extreme or climatic conditions - safe temperature range
  • Safe storage of equipment
  • Transport documentation requirements and record keeping
  • Accompanied and unaccompanied equipment procedures
  • Communicating arrangements
  • Reporting procedures for loss or damage
  • Organisation's arrangements for returning equipment
  • Health and safety considerations for self and others (weight of equipment, warning of weight, transport of equipment)
  • Inspection procedures for minor damage or defects 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking by identifying faults and taking remedial action. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others (clients and colleagues) as a member of a team, group, organisation to achieve the production requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves (on the production) and their activities responsibly and effectively to complete work operations within deadlines. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate production information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively (with clients and colleagues), using visual and / or language skills. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology (film equipment) effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment (venue) and health of others (crew and performers). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding that the production world is a set of related systems and that problem-solving do not exist in isolation. 

    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 candidate 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 candidate 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.

    The following particular issues should be taken into consideration when assessing against this unit standard:
  • Sources of supply;
  • What equipment and consumables are required
  • Shooting/production schedule and elapsed times for deliveries
  • How to check that equipment has passed supplier tests
  • Lifting and handling techniques
  • Documentation requirements
  • Requirements for equipment and consumables
  • What storage facilities are available
  • What storage arrangements are required for different climatic conditions
  • Optimum storage temperature for tapes
  • Equipment with magnetic fields and their effect on tapes
  • Procedures and safeguards for storing equipment and consumables securely and safely
  • Health and safety procedures and regulations as they apply to the storage and transportation of equipment and consumables
  • How to lift and handle goods safely
  • What equipment and consumables have to be transported
  • Documentation requirements e.g. carnets and shipping documentation
  • Different methods of transport and their suitability
  • Packaging and packing methods and their appropriateness
  • Particular location transport requirements and schedules
  • Requirements for labelling, recording inventories and other information
  • Who needs reports and information, and reporting arrangements 

  • REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  58394   National Certificate: Film and Television Production  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.
     
    1. Artshub Institute 
    2. Aviwe Business Development and 
    3. BDCE (Pty) Ltd 
    4. Big Fish 
    5. BLC Entertainment 
    6. CREATIVE ARTS COLLEGE 
    7. Digital Media Arts College 
    8. Epitome Villa (Pty)Ltd 
    9. EYETHU NATIONAL COMPUTER COLLEGE PTY LTD 
    10. FILM Mentorship & Training SA 
    11. Footprint Media academy Pty ltd 
    12. Frayintermedia Cc 
    13. Gold Class Group 
    14. Greenview Training and Development Skills Centre 
    15. Institute for the Advancement 
    16. IT Labs Consulting 
    17. Johannesburg Institute of Engi 
    18. MBOWA COLLEGE PTY LTD 
    19. Media Village Training 
    20. Movietech Film and Television College 
    21. OL Afrika Media 
    22. OPELONG BUSINESS INSTITUTE (PT 
    23. Peo Entle HIV Wellness Management and Youth Skills Development NPO 
    24. Pracical Audio Solution 
    25. PRX SCHOOL TEST 
    26. Richfield Graduate Institute of Technology Pty Ltd 
    27. SA College of Technology (PTY) 
    28. SOUTH AFRICAN CORPORATE TRAINI 
    29. Southern Africa Youth Project 
    30. The Camera Academy 
    31. The Media Workshop 
    32. The Open Window (Pty) Ltd 
    33. Thubelihle Graduate Institute 
    34. VUTHLARI MARKETING CONSULTING 
    35. Youth Media Movement 
    36. ZA WIT (PTY) LTD 



    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.