Film & Television Occupational Qualifications Survey


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Film & Television Occupational Qualifications Survey

                                                                                                                                                                   Mocke J van Veuren
                                                                                                                                                                   On behalf of KZN Film Commission
                                                                                                                                                                   And MICT SETA ETQA Task Team
                                                                                                                                                                   6 December 2021

Dear Film and Television Stakeholder
Regarding: Film & Television Occupational Qualifications Survey

We are currently conducting research and needs analysis in the South African Film and Television industry in collaboration
with MICT SETA and the KZN Film Commission, and would like to request your input.

The impetus for this research originated with a request from the KZN Film Commission for the development of a Level 8
Occupational qualification, following from their analysis of training needs at provincial level.

MICT SETA and QCTO (the organisation responsible for Occupational qualifications) are currently entering into a process
of revision and re-alignment of the Film and Television qualifications which can articulate into qualifications at a higher
NQF Level band. The possibility exists for this process to extend to the development of new Level 7 (Degree equivalent)
and Level 8 (Honours equivalent) qualifications, if there is a need expressed by industry and stakeholders.

Occupational qualifications differ in significant ways from qualifications registered on the HEQSF, which are administered
by CHE and Higher Education institutions such as public universities and private tertiary colleges. Occupational
qualifications generally have a more industry-integrated approach, and are therefore developed in close consultation with
employers in the sector as well as industry bodies. Furthermore, these qualifications are administered by QCTO and SETA
approved Skills Development Providers, and often include a significant amount of work-integrated learning (WIL) and a
high percentage of practical learning. The training may also be funded through available SETA grants.

Occupational qualifications can be administered by public universities and private colleges, as an industry oriented
alternative track parallel with more academic offerings. Once these qualifications are developed, the qualification
specifications and curriculum outline becomes available nationally via QCTO, and accredited Skills Development Providers
can then develop their own Skills Programmes accordingly.

If QCTO approves the development of new qualifications in line with the anticipated articulation for the occupation
(identified to be at L7 and L8), along with the re-alignment of the existing Film and Television qualifications, it will bring
into existence a full suite of industry-embedded training from entry level to specialised Film and Television professionals.
Each of these qualifications would typically consist of 1 year of full time learning, including workplace experience,
depending of the structure of the curriculum and specialization outcomes. It would be possible to articulate in various
ways between HEQSF (university and college) and OQSF (Occupational) frameworks, e.g. entering into Level 8 specialised
Occupational training after completing a university degree, or gaining access to a university programme after completing
an Occupational qualification.

The first step will be to establish whether industry has identified a need for this learning track, and plot the anticipated
uptake of the qualification(s). Please assist us by filling in the brief questionnaire via the link below. This is the beginning
of a consultative process – if you express interest, you will be included in the next iterations. Your feedback will be much

Take the Survey

Warm regards

Mocke J van Veuren
Consultant for KZNFC
Member of MICT SETA ETQA Task Team