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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Inspect and record the condition of the acoustic piano 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243307  Inspect and record the condition of the acoustic piano 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Piano Restoration and Tuning 
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 
This Unit Standard forms part of the qualification National Certificate: Piano Restoration NQF Level 2. This Unit Standard will serve to introduce the learner to the process of restoring and repairing the acoustic piano (Grand piano or Upright piano). It will equip the learner with a basic understanding of the assessment of the acoustic piano to determine its condition. This will provide the qualifying learner with the skills to determine the nature and extent of the repairs to restore the acoustic piano. Furthermore, the qualifying learners will have a basic knowledge of the acoustic piano components of the action and backframe.

Learners accredited with this Unit Standard will be capable of:
  • Inspecting and removing cabinet panels of the acoustic piano.
  • Inspecting the condition of the action and the backframe.
  • Evaluating assessment report to determine repair and restoration. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that a learner will be competent in:
  • Communication at NQF level 1 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF level 1 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Inspect and remove cabinet panels of the acoustic piano. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Contexts include, but are not limited to: clients' home, workshop, church, school hall etc.
  • Acoustic pianos include: Grand piano or Upright piano. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The cabinet panels are inspected to establish condition in accordance with manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The external panels of the acoustic piano is removed according to manufacturer's instructions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    External panels includes, but is not limited to: top door, fall, bottom door etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The removed cabinet panels are labelled and stored as per organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The acoustic piano is again inspected and the observations are recorded in accordance with organisational procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Inspect and record the condition of the action and the backframe. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The action is removed for detailed inspection in accordance with manufacturer's specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Action components includes, but is not limited to: hammers, dampers, keys, pedals etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The backframe is examined for any damage according to manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The condition of the action and backframe is recorded as per organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The extent of the repair and restoration is determined and recorded according to organisational procedures and requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Evaluate inspection report to determine repair and restoration. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Confirmation of the inspection report is sought in accordance with organisations processes and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The nature and extent of the repair and restoration work is recorded and reported according to organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Authorisation for the repair and restoration is secured according to organisational processes and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The materials, tools and equipment for the repair and restoration is secured according to organisational procedures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard must be accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • External Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA at its discretion.
  • The accredited Training Provider will oversee internal moderation of assessment.
  • Internal and external moderation should encompass achievement of the integrated competence described in this Unit Standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Inspection report
  • Inspection checklist
  • Manufacturer's specifications 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems associated with the inspection and recording the condition of the acoustic piano using responsible decision-making and creative thinking. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a work team to inspect and record the condition of the acoustic piano. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively to inspect and record the condition of the acoustic piano. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using appropriate modes of oral and/or written persuasion in the establishment of the nature and scope of the repair and restoration of the acoustic piano. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world, as a set of related systems by recognising that problem solving occurs in a variety of contexts in the piano industry. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
  • Assessors must be registered with a relevant ETQA or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessors must be in possession of a Qualification related to Acoustic Piano Restoration and Tuning or a related sub-field of Culture and Arts at a minimum of NQF level 3. 

  • 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  58010   National Certificate: Piano Restoration  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2009-04-08  Was CATHSSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  65510   National Certificate: Piano Restoration  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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