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                          SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY
                                     REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD:

                           Operate (apply) equipment, material and tools
SAQA US ID                UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114516                    Operate (apply) equipment, material and tools
ORIGINATOR                                                    REGISTERING PROVIDER
SGB Performing Arts
FIELD                                                         SUBFIELD
Field 02 - Culture and Arts                                   Performing Arts
ABET BAND                 UNIT STANDARD TYPE                  NQF LEVEL                        CREDITS
Undefined                 Regular                             Level 5                          15
REGISTRATION              REGISTRATION START                  REGISTRATION END                 SAQA DECISION
STATUS                    DATE                                DATE                             NUMBER
Reregistered              2007-08-07                          2010-08-07                       SAQA 0160/05
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT                                       LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2011-08-07                                                    2014-08-07


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 for this Unit Standard is that learners are able to operate (apply) equipment,
material and tools in a way that meets health and safety, live event and technical production industry
requirements. When credited, the learner`s applied competence will be to safely operate or apply
equipment, material and tools according to manufacturers` recommendations and industry norms and
standards.

Recognition or Prior Learning (RPL) must be applied should the learner provide sufficient evidence that
he/she has attained the competencies outlined in this Unit Standard.

Learners credited with this unit standard are capable of:

 Checking the equipment, material and tools for correct functionality prior to the start of rehearsals.
 Rehearsing the use of the equipment, material and tools in accordance with event-specific
requirements.
 Setting-up equipment plot-schedules along with the respective cues.
 Using equipment, material and tools correctly throughout live events.
 Storing, cleaning, adjusting and repairing equipment, material and tools under his/her control.
LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING
The learning assumed to be in place prior to the learner attempting this Unit Standard is:

   Numeracy and Literacy skills equivalent to NQF 3.
   A working knowledge of health and safety as required by the OH&S Act as amended.
   Working at height practice and safety.
   Safe operation of scissor and boom access equipment.

UNIT STANDARD RANGE
Applied competence in ONE of the following areas of application must be credited to achieve this Unit
Standard:

   Stage (Setting and Structures)
   Audio/Visual (Lighting, Sound and Video)
   Styling (Costumes, Makeup, Properties and Decor)
   Special Effects (Pyrotechnics, Lasers, Water and Fire)

The application chosen must be applied in all learning towards all Unit Standards attempted for the
qualification.

Repair extends to assembly level only, and not component level.


Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria:

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1
Prepare equipment, materials, tools and self for a live event.

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1
Equipment, material and tools are checked, prior to rehearsals, for functionality to operate according to
manufacturers` recommendations.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2
Use of the equipment, material and tools are rehearsed, in accordance with live event requirements.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3
Equipment, material and tools are prepared, according to manufacturers` recommendations.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4
Learner`s own preparatory schedule and activities promote the delivery of a successful live event.

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2
Set-up equipment plot-schedules, in preparation for a live event.

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1
Plot-schedules are compiled in accordance with industry norms and standards.
ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2
Cues are used in the preparation of plot schedules, accurately.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3
Plot schedules are adapted to suit requirements of other parties involved in the live event.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4
Plot schedules include some contingency plans for flexibility when required.

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3
Use technical production equipment, material and tools in live events.

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1
Technical production is delivered according to the rehearsed agreement with other parties.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2
Equipment, material and tools is operated according to manufacturers` recommendations and industry
norms and standards.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3
Unprepared incidents during the event is compensated for by minimising the effect of the "glitch".

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4
Learner`s own behaviour is participatory, professional and according to industry norms and standards
throughout.

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4
Store, clean, adjust and repair equipment, material and tools in preparation for future use.

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1
Equipment, material and tools are correctly stored, cleaned, adjusted and repaired according to industry
norms and standards.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2
Any discrepancies to the norm are reported accurately to relevant supervisors.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3
No equipment, material and tools are damaged or broken by the learner.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4
Housekeeping rules and regulations are maintained throughout.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5
All safety standards are adhered to.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6
The learner due to an action or inaction on his/her part sustains no injuries.



UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS
This Unit Standard will be internally assessed and moderated by a provider accredited to provide a
program and manage program assessment leading to this unit standard, and externally moderated by a
moderator registered with the relevant ETQA.

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE
Credited learners understand and are able to explain:

   Principles and requirements of professionalism.
   The process of live event preparation and implementation.
   The nature and use of plot-schedules.
   Maintenance of equipment, material and/or tools, including storage and cleaning.
   Characteristics, types and use of technology, equipment, material and/or tools.
   Housekeeping rules and regulations, including cleaning and storage convention.
   Manufacturer recommendations.
   Industry norms and standards, including safety standards.
   Industry specific technology.
   Industry specific terminology and communication.
   Live event electrics and safety.
   Relevant parts of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
   The technical production industry and its development.

The above must be general to the industry as a whole (providing the learner with a broad overview) and
specific to the area of application chosen (providing the learner with the necessary specialisation).

UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME
N/A

UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES
N/A



Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO):

UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING
Identifying and solving equipment, material and tools problems before and during live events.

UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING
Working effectively with others as an industry professional.

UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING
Organising and managing oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively using plot-schedules in
accordance with industry norms and standards.
  UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING
  Communicating discrepancies to the norm accurately to relevant supervisors.

  UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING
  Using equipment, material and tools effectively according to manufacturers` recommendations.

  QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD:
                                                                                                                  END
             ID        QUALIFICATION TITLE                                             LEVEL STATUS
                                                                                                                  DATE
             48669                                                                                                2010-09-
  Core                 National Certificate: Live Event Technical Production Level 4 Reregistered
                                                                                                                  18
             48808 Further Education and Training Certificate:                                                    2010-08-
  Elective                                                                             Level 4 Reregistered
                   Performing Arts                                                                                07
             58820                                                                                                2010-08-
  Elective             National Certificate: Advertising                               Level 5    Registered
                                                                                                                  16
             48671 National Certificate: Music Industry: Sound                                                    2010-08-
  Elective                                                                             Level 5 Reregistered
                   Technology                                                                                     07




All qualifications and unit standards 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.

				
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