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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Render photographic images with digital editing software 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
336094  Render photographic images with digital editing software 
ORIGINATOR
Task Team - Visual Arts 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 02 - Culture and Arts Visual Arts 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
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 enable the learner to be able to evaluate digital image requirements, evaluate the workflow processes, assess the technical feasibility of the creative elements and render photographic elements using digital photographic images against given specifications, usually in the form of a brief from a client. Learners would generally work in the Interactive Media industry as digital operators. Competence to operate creative elements with digital photographic images is desired in the media field, thereby meeting the needs of industry whilst simultaneously empowering the learner.

Credited learners are capable of:
  • Selecting a workflow for using photographic digital images to execute a specified photographic brief.
  • Selecting photographic images for editing.
  • Rendering digital photographic images.
  • Ensuring quality of digital photographic images. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematic Literacy at NQF Level 3.
  • Scientific measurements and description of colours, resolution, and light at NQF Level 3.
  • The unit standards:
    > Produce a presentation using basic functions at NQF Level 2.
    > Produce computer spreadsheets using basic functions at NQF Level 2.
    > Produce word processing documents using basic functions at NQF Level 2.
    > Operate a personal computer system at NQF Level 2.
    > Operate personal computer peripherals at NQF Level 2.
    > Use personal computer operating system at NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Select a workflow for using photographic digital images to execute a specified photographic brief. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Selected workflow requirements are identified against given specification, and according to accepted industry related standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Photographic image requirements of workflow are determined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Copyright of photographic images to be used are identified according to accepted standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Copyright issues are complied with in an accepted industry related manner. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Select photographic images for editing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Non-digital photographic images are selected according to the criteria of the photographic brief. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Photographic images are scanned using relevant software and hardware. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Digital photographic images are identified from relevant sources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Digitised photographic images are filed and stored securely. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Render digital photographic images. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Elements of digital photographic images are assembled to create design elements to given specifications creatively. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Relevant software is used to render and enhance digital image according to workflow criteria. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Render and enhance may refer to and include optimum resolutions, cropping, formatting, contrast, colour saturation and correction, retouching image, investigate optimal file-formats.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Digital photographic images are completed within time frames as per given specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Final images are presented to decision makers for approval. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Required amendments are applied according recommendations of client. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Digital photographic images are filed and stored according to accepted industry standards. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Ensure quality of digital photographic images. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Quality criteria applicable to the production requirements are determined according to specific photographic industry criteria and quality standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Final digital photographic images and rendering are tested against quality criteria. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Changes to digital photographic images and rendering are applied where images do not comply with quality criteria. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Digital photographic images and rendering are filed and stored securely and in an accepted industry manner. 


    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 
  • Requirements of given specifications in a brief.
  • Effective communication techniques, including presentation skills, active listening, questioning and non-verbal communication.
  • Requirements for working in a team.
  • Planning processes, including workflow, mapping and sequencing of events, controlling required resources and planning for contingencies.
  • Quality control criteria.
  • Technical feasibility processes.
  • Copyright issues pertaining to photographic images.
  • The computer industry and new available software and hardware.
  • Work related/industry specific trends and developments. 

  • 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 in rendering digital photographic images. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community when selecting photographic images for rendering purposes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when rendering digital images. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information when selecting images for digital rendering. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematic and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation when presenting final rendered images to clients. 

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

    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 working in the digital rendering environment. 

    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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  73298   Further Education and Training Certificate: Photography  Level 4  NQF Level 04  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.
     
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