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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Acquire music ability for ensemble 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243591  Acquire music ability for ensemble 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Music 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 02 - Culture and Arts Music 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
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 forms part of the qualification, Music, NQF Level 2. The qualifying learner will understand what ensemble work entails. Furthermore, s/he will be able to create a band image and develop awareness on its existence and performance.

Learner accredited with this Unit Standard will be capable of:
  • Planning and conducting rehearsal procedures under supervision.
  • Presenting and communicating during a performance.
  • Participating in a performance.
  • Formulating a basic Press Kit.

    This unit standard will contribute to the development of a learner within the music field by providing recognition, further mobility and transportability within the field of music. The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for creating a solid foundation in the field of music. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credits and level assigned to this unit standard are based on the assumption that learners have already attained the following competencies:
  • Language and Communication at NQF Level 1 or equivalent competence.
  • Mathematical literacy at NQF Level 1 or equivalent competence. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan and conduct rehearsal procedures under supervision. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Roles of band members and their function are identified according to organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Repertoire of songs chosen is discussed and agreed upon with all role players concerned according to organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Song order and set list is formulated according to organisational specification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Rehearsal times are selected and rehearsals conducted under supervision according to agreed schedule. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Songs are rehearsed according the above planning to meet organisational requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Present and communicate during a performance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Songs/pieces introduced during the performance according to organisational requirements and industry practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Each member of the group is introduced during the performance and their role explained according to organisational specification and industry practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Groups performance is according to set schedule as per organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Group image is collectively formed as per organisational requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Participate in a performance. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Performance include, but is not limited to a twenty minute performance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Form of songs/pieces is interpreted accurately against the chosen repertoire according to genre and industry standard. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The style of a song/piece is presented according to genre and industry standard. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Smooth starting and ending of Songs is demonstrated according to industry practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Composure during performance is maintained according to industry standard. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Formulate basic press kit. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A short biography of each performer and the ensemble is presented in hard copy according to organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Songs/pieces performed are all included in press kit. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Photographic and/or artistic material is included in the press kit as per organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Basic flyer for the performance with relevant information is produced according to organisational requirements. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any individual wishing to be assessed, (including RPL) against this Unit Standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or organisational institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a memorandum of understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a memorandum of understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must hold a minimum of level 3 qualification in the music field.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this US or assessing this US, must be accredited as a organisational with the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a memorandum of understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and ETQA guidelines. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The embedded knowledge underpinning this unit standard is:
  • Conduct rehearsal under supervision.
  • Conduct a simple performance.
  • Elements of basic marketing is understood. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in which response displays that responsible decisions, using critical and creative thinking have been made by identifying and solving problems within the scope of work. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as member of the team, group or organization during interactive while putting a band together. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and others activities responsibly. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively by using mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written communication. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others by demonstrating an understanding of health and safety aspects during the handling and usage of graphic and other related equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of the society at large. 

    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  58144   National Certificate: Music Industry Practice  Level 2  NQF Level 02  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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