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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Schedule and monitor film and television production resources 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243963  Schedule and monitor film and television production resources 
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  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 
This unit standard requires learners to be able to schedule and monitor film and television production activities before and during shoots. Credited learners are able to schedule resources based on specific production requirements and can communicate schedules with all relevant persons.

Competent scheduling and monitoring improve productivity and prevents resource wasting and duplication. This competence is generic and can be applied in various contexts as credited learners learn to adhere to time lines and to check performance against planned schedules.

Credited learners are capable of:
  • Planning schedules that adhere to production plans.
  • Selecting resources required for shoots.
  • Communicating schedules to all relevant persons.
  • Coordinating resources through relevant production processes. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in:
  • Communication and language at NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Range statements are provided with the specific outcomes and assessment criteria where applicable. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan schedules that adhere to production plans. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Schedules can include call sheets, breakdowns, costume fitting lists, etc. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Production plans are confirmed with all relevant persons. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    All production plan requirements and information are identified that could influence scheduling. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Scheduling includes pre-production (e.g. rehearsals, fittings, etc.) and production activities.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    All production plan requirements are met and schedules adhere to production deadlines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    All resource needs are determined in consultation with all relevant persons. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Resources include equipment, human resource, facility, travel, catering and accommodation.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Daily call sheets are prepared in consultation with all relevant departments/persons. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Arrangements and orders for resources are confirmed with all relevant persons. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Factors that could impact on scheduling are identified and contingency plans are in place. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Schedules are feasible/achievable within specific contexts and constraints. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Select resources required for shoots. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Resources can include suppliers of products and services, such as chaperones, tutors, crew, background contributors, travel agents, performers, extras, etc. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Resources are identified to meet all production requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Timing and duration of resource needs are based on specific schedule requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Resource quantities are agreed with all relevant persons. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Selection adheres to organisation policies. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Policies include procurement policies.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Selection processes and methods are planned and implemented according to specified organisation procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Alternatives are identified that are suitable for replacing resources that are not available. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Suitability refers to production and schedule requirements, availability, costs, etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    All relevant legal and security requirements are met. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Legal and security requirements include arranging contracts and storing them securely.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Communicate schedules to all relevant persons. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Schedules are issued to all relevant persons and call sheets and times are communicated daily to and confirmed with all relevant persons. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Information about what is required of all relevant persons is clear and accurate in terms of call sheets and schedules. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Progress on set is reported to all relevant persons at the required intervals. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Progress reporting includes prompt call on wrap.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Changes to schedules are communicated in time to all relevant persons. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Tasks in addition to regular duties are negotiated with all relevant persons if necessary. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Coordinate resources through relevant production processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Critical parameters are identified for specific production processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Monitoring methods and frequency are selected according to organisation and production requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Resources are ready when required. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Daily call sheets are adhered to as far as possible and are amended in time when necessary. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    All relevant legal requirements are adhered to. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Legal requirements include child licences.
     


    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:
  • Production planning, production requirements and scheduling.
  • Film and television production departments, production processes, and critical parameters.
  • Call sheet formats, and call times.
  • Contingency planning.
  • Procurement policies and procedures, and selection processes and methods.
  • Legal and security requirements.
  • Contracting, licensing and permit requirements.
  • Monitoring methods. 

  • 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 when factors that could impact on scheduling are identified and contingency plans are in place, and alternatives are identified that are suitable for replacing resources that are not available. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community when production plans are confirmed with relevant persons, all resource needs are determined in consultation with all relevant persons, daily call sheets are prepared in consultation with all relevant departments/persons, arrangements and orders for resources are confirmed with all relevant persons, and resource quantities are agreed with all relevant persons. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when schedules adhere to production deadlines, selection of resources adheres to organisation policies and selection processes, methods are planned and implemented according to specified organisation procedures and all relevant legal and security requirements are met. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information when all production plan requirements and information are identified that could influence scheduling, and timing and duration of resource needs are based on specific schedule requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematic and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation to communicate schedules to all relevant persons. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others. 

    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 schedules are feasible/achievable within specific contexts and constraints, resources are identified to meet all production requirements, and monitoring methods and frequency are selected according to organisation and production requirements. 

    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 
    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, 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. 

  • 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. Big Fish School of Digital Filmmaking (Pty) Ltd 
    2. FILM Mentorship & Training 
    3. Footprint Media academy Pty ltd 
    4. South African Film Institute 



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