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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Establish stage presence 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243600  Establish stage presence 
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 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 purpose of this unit standard is to enable learners to be confident and present themselves on stage for full benefit of performance. It will develop the need to keep focus and "determination to succeed" (one of the most important assets in the Music Industry). Learning competencies that will result include honing personal confidence and developing pride, self identifying opportunities for the artist, networking and negotiating.

This unit standard will contribute to the development of the learner within the music field by providing recognition, mobility and portability within the various sub-fields of economic activity in the music industry. The skills, knowledge and attitudes embedded within this unit standard are essential for creating a solid foundation to function in the field of music.

Learners accredited with this Unit Standard will be capable of:
  • Planning and preparing elementary staging.
  • Developing stage performance.
  • Understanding and developing use of body language and facial expressions.
  • Using costumes, movement and basic choreography for music interpretation. 

  • 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.
  • Aural and instrument ability at NQF level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan and prepare elementary staging. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A general diagram of the stage layout and relevant areas is drawn and explained according to the given scenario. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Suitable props and physical stage levels that can be used for staging are identified according to the given scenario. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A set plan for staging various songs during a performance is presented according to the given scenario. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Staging diagrams drawn for various songs during a performance are issued to band or cast members according to the given scenario. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Develop stage performance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Cast and band members act and demonstrate their parts according the given scenario. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Styles and performance techniques at a elementary level are demonstrated according to the given scenario. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Public speaking abilities to introduce bands and shows are demonstrated to the given scenario. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Scripting to link songs during a performance is written and demonstrated for the given scenario. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Understand and develop the use of body language and facial expressions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Audience is engaged and eye contact maintained according to given scenario. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Body language and its meaning is researched and studied in context of a given scenario. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Facial expressions and their meanings are explained in the context of a given scenario. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Facial expressions and body language is applied in context of the given performance scenario. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Use costumes, movement and basic choreography for music interpretation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Basic movement and choreography in a given scenario is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Various other styles of movement and choreography are developed, researched and demonstrated according to the given scenario. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Costumes and movement are used to enhance performance visually according to the given scenario. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Stage make-up and hair design is applied to enhance the given performance scenario. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Audio-visual material featuring professional performances is analysed and documented against given scenarios. 


    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:
  • Plan an elementary stage layout.
  • Engage audience while linking musical pieces together.
  • Body language and facial expression to engage the audience.
  • Costumes, movement and makeup to visually enhance production. 

  • 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 establishing stage presence. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as member of the team in employing costumes, movement and basic choreography in performance presentation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly while establishing stage presence. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively by using language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion in planning and performing elementary staging. 

    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 and stage equipment and props. 

    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 Level 2 music related competence.
  • "Intermediate" refers to 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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