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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Prepare for film and television productions 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243961  Prepare for film and television productions 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Audio-visual Media Production 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 04 - Communication Studies and Language Media 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 
People credited with this standard will be able to:
  • Evaluate crew, cast, production team, venues/locations and set.
  • Confirm shooting schedules.
  • Facilitate marketing.
  • Approve payment for pre-production. 

  • 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:
  • Reading and writing at NQF Level 4.
  • Computer literate at NQF Level 4.
  • The production processes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This unit standard will be useful to people who work in the audio-visual production industry and are responsible for commissioning films, or programmes for a television channel.

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

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Evaluate crew, cast, production team, venues/locations and set. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A crew is evaluated in conjunction with the producer in terms of their capabilities, CV`s and demographics. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Changes in cast and crew are discussed with the producer to the satisfaction of all parties. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The final selection of the crew is made with the producer. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A model or blue print of the set is requested, evaluated and approved. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Venues/locations are evaluated with regard to suitability of content and geographical representivity, if applicable. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Confirm shooting schedule. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The shooting schedule and other production requirements are evaluated and confirmed against the required delivery dates. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The production schedule is received and confirmed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Facilitate marketing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Input is sorted and prioritised in the marketing plan in terms of strategies and implementation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Appropriate publicity material is provided timeously to the relevant persons. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The implementation of Marketing plan is monitored in terms of the operational plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Relevant publicity provided by the producers to facilitate publicity plan is ensured. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Multi media options are considered and exploited. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    All the necessary information for publicity purposes is provided. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Approve payment for pre-production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Payments for pre-production and or/writers are approved on time. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Amounts paid to production companies are correct and in line with the contract. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Accurate records of expenditure are kept. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Invoices from suppliers are correct and payments are approved as soon as possible according to required organisation procedures. 


    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:
  • Negotiation processes.
  • Understand production processes.
  • What is effective marketing.
  • Financial principles.
  • Effective communication techniques including active listening, questioning and non-verbal communication. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems with venues and crew and make decisions using critical and creative thinking to find solutions. 

    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 and their activities responsibly and effectively to complete work operations within deadlines. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate venues and crew for suitability. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively (with clients and colleagues), using visual and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations when negotiating venues and crew. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology (software programmes) effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment (venue) and health of others (client, crew and colleagues). 

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

    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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 12612, "Prepare for a television production", Level 5, 8 credits.

    Notes to assessors:

    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. 

  • 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.