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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Establish basic stage presence 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243607  Establish basic stage presence 
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 purpose of the learning for this unit standard is that learners are able to gain confidence on within themselves to perform on stage.

Recognise the need to keep focus and develop motivation to succeed, which is one of the most important traits in the Music Industry or many others.

This unit standard will contribute to the development of the learner within the music field by providing recognition, mobility and portability within 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.

Range statement: establishing basic stage presence includes but is not limited to: stage-fright, performance anxiety and shyness.

Learners accredited with this unit standard will be capable of:
  • Minimising stage fright and performance anxiety.
  • Conquering shyness develops self-esteem, confidence and keep focused.
  • Developing basic stage performance.
  • Improving and maintaining stage-craft level.
  • Using movement for music interpretation. 

  • 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 
    Minimise stage fright and performance anxiety. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Psychological and physical symptoms that affect establishing stage presence are described according to industry and/or organisation standard. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Methods to lessen pressure and create performance energy are applied in order to maintain stage composure according to industry and/or organisation standard. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Methods of control are developed and applied to build strong stage presence according to industry and/or organisation standard. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Performance anxiety is compared with energy by using physical factors that enhances stage presence according to industry and/or organisation standard. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Conquer shyness, develop self-esteem and confidence and keep focused. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Parts in drama/teamwork games are demonstrated according to organisational specification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Factors that can de-motivate are recognized and mitigated according to organisational specification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Concentration techniques that build and enhance trust are applied according to organisational specification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Ability to enhance self worth by coping in negative situations is demonstrated and confirmed organisational specification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Confidence is displayed by demonstrating that any previous reticence and/or stage fright has been overcome according to organisational specification. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Confidence displayed includes but not limited to physical and mental states.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Develop basic stage performance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    General audience eye contact to embrace all parts of the audience is created and maintained according to industry practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Dress, make-up, physical approach and posture is displayed to present a coherent and appropriate stage image according to organisational specification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Performance is paced and enthusiasm and energy maintained for full length show according to industry practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Fellow stage performers interact with each other and the audience, without upsetting the flow of the performance according to industry practice. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Improve and maintain stage-craft at basic level. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Self assessment of performance is carried out with the aim to improve skill and ability according to music industry practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Research stage-craft to improve, posture, movement and applying makeup is conducted according to organisational specification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Peer review is conducted to find solutions to problems of performance and stage communication to organisational specification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Action plan is developed to address identified areas of weakness to music industry practice. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Use movement for music interpretation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Routines are learned and explained, according to the rules and procedures according to organisational specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Knowledge of sourcing steps is explained and demonstrated as per organisational specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Group choreography is demonstrated according to organisational specification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Solo dynamics is explained and expressed with examples as per organisational specification. 


    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 is:
  • Self confidence.
  • Basic stage performance.
  • Basic movement and routines are practiced and understood to enhance performance. 

  • 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 a manner that displays responsible decisions making and creative thinking in pursuit of establishing stage presence. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as member of the team, group, organization or community. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly in pursuit of establishing stage presence. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively by using communication skills in the oral and/or written modes while establishing stage presence. 

    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 musical instruments while establishing stage presence. 

    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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