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|National Diploma: Event Co-ordination|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|20613||National Diploma: Event Co-ordination|
|SGB Hospitality,Tourism,Travel, Leisure and Gaming|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|CATHSSETA - Culture, Arts, Tourism, Hospitality and Sports Education and Training Authority||OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework|
|National Diploma||Field 11 - Services||Hospitality, Tourism, Travel, Gaming and Leisure|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||245||Level 5||NQF Level 05||Regular-Unit Stds Based|
|REGISTRATION STATUS||SAQA DECISION NUMBER||REGISTRATION START DATE||REGISTRATION END DATE|
|LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT||LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT|
|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 qualification does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification.
|PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION|
|This qualification will enable creative co-ordination of professional, feasible, innovative and exciting events. A qualifying learner will be able to demonstrate a knowledge of the event industry and put that knowledge into practice in coordinating quality events to a level of professionalism expected by a national industry. The learner will contribute positively towards supporting the event industry as a part of Southern Africa`s tourism sector.
A learner who has achieved this qualification will be capable of combining a range of self-organisation and life-long learning skills with a working knowledge of South African tourism issues, and integrating these within a context to produce a professional practice which adheres to the high quality standards expected by the industry.
In addition they will be positioned to further their learning, practice and career within the events industry - either at further levels or in other areas of practice. Expansion into other sub-sectors of tourism is also possible.
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
|It is assumed that learners wishing to enter a programme leading to this qualification have literacy, numeracy and communication equivalent to NQF Level 4.
Recognition of prior learning:
This qualification may be achieved in part or in whole through the recognition of prior learning.
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|On achieving this qualification, the learner will be able to:
1. Generate and consider options for designing and managing an event that meets client expectations.
2. Identify the most appropriate design consistent with client expectations and resources available, and decide on a strategy for managing the event.
3. Explain reasons for design decisions and management decisions as well as what was taken into account in making the decisions.
4. Manage the event to the satisfaction of the client and to professional standards expected by the industry, while continuously monitoring and adapting performance as required.
5. Explain major decisions and actions taken during the course of managing the event.
6. Evaluate own performance and identify areas for improvement.
7. Reflect on the situations and ways in which self-learning occurs.
8. Develop ideas for improving both performance and learning in future.
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
Integrated assessment at the level of qualification provides an opportunity for learners to show that they are able to integrate concepts, ideas and actions across unit standards to achieve competence that is grounded and coherent in relation to the purpose of the qualification.
Integrated assessment must judge the quality of the observable performance, but also the quality of the thinking that lies behind it. Assessment tools must encourage learners to give an account of the thinking and decision-making that underpin their demonstrated performance. Some assessment practices will be of a more practical nature while others will be of a more theoretical nature. The ratio between action and interpretation is not fixed, but varies according to the type and level of qualification.
A broad range of task-orientated and theoretical assessment tools may be used, with the distinction between practical knowledge and disciplinary knowledge maintained so that each takes its rightful place.
In particular assessors should:
A. Generally ensure that,
1. An understanding of all the elements of an event, their inter-relatedness and their connection to the external environment is demonstrated.
2. Appropriate alternatives to problems, constraints and risks are provided.
3. Critical reviews of evaluation are used to monitor and improve the event.
4. Information related to the relevant sub-field and role-players is researched and used in planning an event.
5. Various elements appropriate to a theme are considered and used to develop an element plan.
6. Various learned techniques are used in support of creative and innovative ideas for a themed event.
7. Feasible and creative options for an event are provided taking into account the site and sub-field.
8. Options are narrowed down to a single event plan, which meets the expectations of the client.
9. The success of an event is evaluated through the on going monitoring of progress against stated objectives.
10. An event administration system is maintained which meets the expectations of the organisation and preserves the integrity of records.
B. Check that the learner demonstrates an ability to consider a range of options and make decisions about:
1. The nature and scale of an event in order to meet client expectations.
2. Methods and techniques appropriate to any given event.
3. Resources, including human resources required for any event.
4. Co-ordination methods and techniques to apply in any given situation or range of situations.
C. Check that the learner demonstrates an understanding of:
1. The nature, purpose and expectations of the context
2. The nature and purposes of co-ordination and leadership
3. Basic principles, methods and techniques of co-ordination and the event management cycle.
4. Methods of integrating operational and leadership requirements and solutions
5. ETDP competencies
6. Specific characteristics of the event sub-field
D. Check that the learner demonstrates an ability to:
1. Critically evaluate the use of, and explore alternatives to co-ordination methods and techniques in any given situation or range of situations.
2. Justify decisions on any aspect of co-ordination.
3. Reflect on the appropriateness of decisions made in any co-ordination situation and on adjustments that might have been made from time to time.
4. Critically reflect on any feedback given during or after supervision.
5. Monitor and improve their own performance based on critical reviews and evaluation of the event.
|The standards for the event industry have been compared against the United Kingdom standards and show a substantial degree of similarity. This qualification is therefore comparable to the equivalent UK qualification. Furthermore, the standards have been benchmarked against the internationally recognised event co-ordination equivalent in the USA. The standards have been submitted to the George Washington Institute for evaluation and comment. However, incorporating these unit standards into a tourism qualification, adds a specific South African angle to the qualification, which is an advantage as it enhances portability within the broader tourism industry.|
|Anyone assessing a learner against this qualification must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this qualification, or assessment against this qualification must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to agreed ETQA procedures.
Therefore anyone wishing to be assessed against this qualification may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution which is accredited by the relevant ETQA.
|As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012; 2015.|
|As per the SAQA decision to re-register all provider-based qualifications on the National Qualifications Framework that meet the criteria for re-registration, this qualification has been re-registered from 1 July 2018.|
|ID||UNIT STANDARD TITLE||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||CREDITS|
|Core||8600||Care for Customers||Level 4||NQF Level 04||3|
|Core||8490||Contribute to sustainable tourism in South Africa||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Core||8480||Introduce South Africa to tourists||Level 4||NQF Level 04||7|
|Core||8598||Introduce South African heritage to tourists||Level 4||NQF Level 04||7|
|Core||8608||Operate in the national and international event industry||Level 4||NQF Level 04||3|
|Core||8551||Oversee arrival and departure of customers||Level 4||NQF Level 04||3|
|Core||8609||Understand the inter-relatedness of event elements||Level 4||NQF Level 04||20|
|Core||13482||Co-ordinate an event||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||12|
|Core||10993||Conduct an integrative project in the workplace||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||40|
|Core||14806||Design an event||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||10|
|Core||13483||Evaluate an event to ensure sustainable events||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||3|
|Core||9224||Implement policies regarding HIV/AIDS in the workplace||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||4|
|Core||7868||Monitor and maintain health, safety and security||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||4|
|Core||13484||Perform successful event administration||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||8|
|Core||13485||Plan an event||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||10|
|Core||13486||Research an event||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||4|
|Fundamental||7547||Operate a personal computer system||Level 2||NQF Level 02||6|
|Fundamental||8618||Organise oneself in the workplace||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Fundamental||8662||Analyse and communicate workplace data||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||5|
|Fundamental||9242||Analyse external factors influencing people who have special needs||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||4|
|Fundamental||8647||Apply workplace communication skills||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||10|
|Fundamental||8648||Demonstrate an understanding of professional values and ethics||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||4|
|Fundamental||8664||Examine social features as pertaining to the workplace||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||4|
|Fundamental||8665||Lead a team||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||4|
|Fundamental||8663||Plan and conduct a research project||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||6|
|Elective||7818||Conduct on-the-job coaching||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||5|
|Elective||7878||Prepare and Maintain Financial Records and Statements||Level 5||NQF Level 05||12|
|Elective||14807||Produce a safe and successful event within a specific event subfield||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||35|
|Elective||7889||Manage quality in the organisation||Level 6||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6||6|
|Elective||7888||Monitor staff performance||Level 6||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6||5|
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|2.||International Academy of Health and Skin Care (PTY) Ltd|
|3.||Legacy Aleit Academy|