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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Research and generate ideas for craft exhibitions 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117519  Research and generate ideas for craft exhibitions 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Art, Craft & Design 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 02 - Culture and Arts Visual Arts 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
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 
Learners credited with this unit standard are able to research and generate ideas for craft exhibition concepts. The unit standard focuses on exploring different themes and potential storylines to inform the overall concept development process. The unit standard contributes to the learning of those who want to develop a career path in the Art, Craft and Design sector, and contributes to greater levels of production and quality in this industry.

Learners credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Identify and evaluate audience needs and opportunities.
  • Conduct research for exhibition concepts.
  • Generate ideas for craft exhibitions.
  • Perform post exhibition reflection 

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

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The following statements provide a general guide to the scope and complexity of the competence expected of the learner:
  • Exhibitions are held in many different contexts / environments and these may include craft market stands, trade shows, museums, galleries, libraries, other visitor attractions, theme parks, corporate events and festivals.
  • Exhibitions may be temporary or permanent.
  • Purpose, scope and objectives of the exhibitions may relate to education, entertainment or trade and industry.
  • Stakeholders may include creative industry sectors, craft enterprises, organizing committees, local, national and international communities, local authorities, audience, technical specialists, designers, curators, and conservators.
  • Nature, needs and expectations of the audience may relate to the age, gender, educational level, familiarity with collection; race, creed, class, sexual orientation and political belief preferences, special interest and geographical community.
  • Critical analysis may involve making judgments about relevance of information and ideas; considering how ideas may be adapted; considering how ideas may be challenged; draw links between references and potential concepts; and evaluating work of others.
  • Presentation format of ideas may be visual, verbal, electronic presentation or a combination thereof, and multi-media. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and evaluate audience needs and opportunities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An analysis of the needs and opportunities of an exhibition is done, systematically. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The purpose, scope and objectives of the exhibition in consultation with relevant stakeholders are identified and confirmed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The nature of the exhibition audience and its needs and expectations are identified and evaluated, accurately. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Broad parameters for exhibition content are analysed and developed, based on audience needs and collection / organisational parameters. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Conduct research for exhibition content and context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The historical, cultural and other influences that impact on concept development are identified and researched. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Sources and references are investigated to inform content development, in an appropriate manner. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Specialists who may be able to contribute to the content were identified and sourced in an appropriate manner. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Ideas from other practitioners or exhibitions are explored and adapted, with consideration of intellectual property, cultural relevance and copyright requirements 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Generate ideas for exhibitions concept. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Ideas relating to the exhibition purpose are explored and researched in a systematic manner. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Storylines and interpretive messages are identified, selected and developed, based on outcomes of research, audience needs and organisational priorities 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Own ideas and approaches taken are challenged and tested, to ensure responsiveness to project purpose 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Concept proposals are developed in an appropriate presentation format for consultation or approval from relevant stakeholders. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Perform post exhibition reflection. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Reflection on the success of the exhibition is done on an ad hoc basis 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Evaluation of the strategies and decisions is documented in a user friendly way 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Alternative strategies are analysed showing good projections of events 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Alternative strategies show a probable improvement in results 


    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 
  • Sources of information and research data relevant to the collection.
  • Processes for drawing links between the collection, research data and audience needs.
  • Roles of different people involved in the exhibition development process and how these interrelate.
  • Current trends in exhibition development.
  • Concepts of themes, sub-themes, storylines and interpretation within exhibition development.
  • Copyright, cultural relevance and intellectual property legislation and issues that impact on exhibition concept development.
  • Cultural protocols relevant to exhibition concept development.
  • Literacy and research skills sufficient to analyze a broad range of information and communicate complex ideas. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
  • Employ self-management when ideas and findings in the context of a collection are explored and researched.
  • Manage information when own ideas and approaches taken to ensure responsiveness to project needs are challenged and tested. 

  • UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems when the purpose, scope and objectives of an exhibition, in consultation with relevant stakeholders, are identified and confirmed. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others when appropriate specialists, who may be able to contribute to the concept, are identified and sourced. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when concepts proposals in an appropriate presentation format and that are consulted with relevant stakeholders to gain required approvals are prepared. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
  • Demonstrate scientific and technological competence when the nature of the exhibition audience and its needs and expectations are identified and evaluated.
  • Understand contextual world systems when the historical, cultural and other influences that impact on concept development are identified and researched. 

  • 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
    Core  49119   National Certificate: Craft Operational Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 


    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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    All qualifications and part qualifications 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.