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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Identify and examine music in various cultural context 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243595  Identify and examine music in various cultural context 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Music 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
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 
The qualifying learner will be able to understand, describe and meaningfully experience music of various cultures and aurally distinguish between a number of genres and styles.

Learners accredited with this Unit Standard will be capable of:
  • Exploring the cultural contexts of South African and African music.
  • Identifying and describing the elements of music.
  • Identifying and describing the characteristics that determine cultural context.
  • Identifying how styles evolved and spread globally.

    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 
    It is assumed that a learner will be competent in:
  • Language and Communication, NQF Level 1 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy, NQF Level 1 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explore the cultural contexts of South African and African music. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Music of one African music culture in context with that relevant culture is identified and described according to organisational specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Music of one South African music culture in context with that relevant culture is identified and described according to organisational specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Music of these two different cultures is compared and differences identified according to organisational specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Melodic and harmonic differences are described in these cultures using industry standards and organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Vocal and/or instrument characteristics of these music cultures are described and noted according to organisational requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify and describe the elements of music. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Elements of music in these different styles and genres are identified, described and distinguished according to industry standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Rhythm, dynamics and metre in these different styles and genres are analysed and described as per industry standard. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Melodic and harmonic characteristics in these different styles and genres are analysed and described according to industry practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Vocal and/or instrument used in these different music cultures are described and noted according to organisational specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify and describe the characteristics that determine cultural context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Social and historical background of these different musical styles and genres is researched. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Musical styles include, but not limited to 2 styles.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Music development from one style to another is described. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Musical styles include, but not limited to 2 styles.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Origins of music these styles are researched. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Origins include, but not limited to composers, performers, promoters.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Origins of these different musical styles are compared. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Identify how styles evolved and spread globally. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Role of each style played in its local culture is explored and noted. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Geographical distribution of these styles are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Communication via these styles through communal music making, concerts, electronic media and recording is compared as per organisational specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The impact that these styles had are compared according to provider organisational specifications. 


    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 provider 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 provider 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 learner must demonstrate the understanding of:
  • Various cultural dynamics.
  • Communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Basic knowledge of information gathering. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems using critical and creative thinking processes while identifying and examining music in various cultural context. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as member of the team, group, organization or community while researching and trying to understand other cultural music aspects. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organize and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly while collecting information about various cultural music context. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively by using language skills in the modes of oral and/or written communication while interacting with various people in various cultures and relevant stakeholders. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate the world as a set on interrelated systems recognising how music and music related developments evolved in various cultures. 

    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.
     
    NONE 



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