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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Identify and examine music in various cultural contexts 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243596  Identify and examine music in various cultural contexts 
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 3  NQF Level 03 
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 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. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that a learner will be competent in:
  • Language and Communication at NQF level 2 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF level 2 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 two African music cultures is identified and described according to provider specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Music of two South African music cultures is identified and described according to provider specifications. 

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

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Vocal and/or instrument characteristics of these music cultures are described and noted according to provider 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 provider 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 is not limited to 4 styles.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Music development from one style to another is described. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Musical styles include, but is not limited to 4 styles.
     

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

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The impact that these styles had are compared according to provider's 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 4 qualification in the sub-field of music.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard or assessment of this Unit Standard, 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 embedded knowledge underpinning this unit standard is:
  • Different cultural contexts of music.
  • Different musical styles.
  • Global impact of cultural music. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made in examining the various cultural contexts. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as member of the team in determining the cultural contexts of music. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly in identifying and describing the elements of music. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively by using language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion in examining the cultural contexts of music. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others by demonstrating an understanding of the handling and usage of musical instruments. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of musical contexts. 

    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 
    Supplementary Information:
  • "Basic" refers to NQF Level 2 music related competence.
  • "Intermediate" refers to NQF Level 3 music related competence as described in this unit standard.
  • "Advanced" relates to skills and knowledge related to NQF Level 4 music related competencies. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  58143   National Certificate: Music Industry Practice  Level 3  NQF Level 03  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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