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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Administer continuity 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243977  Administer continuity 
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  15 
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 entry-level competence for script supervision. Credited learners are able to ensure continuity across all processes in film and television productions.

Continuity impacts significantly on the quality of product, and competence in this regard contributes to audience appreciation. The attention to detail that is required of learners is a life skill that can impact positively on learners' quality of life.

Credited learners are capable of:
  • Marking up scripts for continuity.
  • Advising on continuity during shoots.
  • Writing up shots. 

  • 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 
    Mark up script for continuity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Scripts are broken down in terms of elements liable to change. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Elements include character, makeup, hair, wardrobe, props, moving props, etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Story days are identified against script. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Elements are noted according to organisation procedures and in specified format. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Notes include references to time, movement, wardrobe, makeup, hair, props, sets, dialogue, etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Dialogue is confirmed in terms of purpose and narrative. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Scripts are timed in hours, minutes and seconds. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Timing is overall, as well as scene by scene.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Advise on continuity during shoots. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Effect of changes to dialogue are advised to director in terms of story line. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Relevant crew and cast members are advised of approved changes in terms of their effect on them. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Director is advised of continuity problems in accordance with organisation procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Problems can relate to storytelling, logic of action, viewer experience, screen direction, crossing the line, etc.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Write up shots. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Each shot is marked up according to specified organisation procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Details of characters' wardrobe are noted for exact future reproduction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Characters' hair details are noted for exact future reproduction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Photographs are taken of characters and sets in terms of continuity needs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Use of props is described in terms of continuity requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Shot description includes technical information according to specified organisation procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Examples include slate numbers, camera and sound rolls, number of takes, duration, comments, etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Progress reports are provided as required. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Progress reports can include start and finish times, crew overtime, scenes shot, scene timings, overall timings, ratio of film shot to screen time, reasons for incomplete shooting, progress against schedule, etc.
     


    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:
  • Script mark up formats and procedures.
  • Elements of scripts and timing of scripts.
  • Continuity and continuity problems.
  • Shot description and mark up procedures. 

  • 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 effect of changes to dialogue are advised to director in terms of story line. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community hen director is advised of continuity problems in accordance with organisation procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when elements are noted according to organisation procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information to write up shots. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematic and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation when relevant crew and cast members are advised of approved changes in terms of their effect on them, elements are noted according to organisation procedures and in specified format, and each shot is marked up according to specified organisation procedures. 

    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 dialogue is confirmed in terms of purpose and narrative. 

    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. 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 



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