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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Care for the acoustic piano 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243309  Care for 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 equip the learner with the basic knowledge and skills to care for the client's acoustic piano (Grand piano or Upright piano) throughout the process of repairing and restoring the instrument. This process will include the transportation, packaging, storing, and cleaning of the instrument. While these aspects of the repair and restore process are not central to the service, they add value to the overall service. These competencies relate to entry-level functions within the piano industry in South Africa.

Learners accredited with this Unit Standard will be capable of:
  • Assisting to transport the acoustic piano.
  • Storing and packing the acoustic piano.
  • Cleaning and polishing the acoustic piano. 

  • 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 
    Assist in transporting the acoustic piano. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Acoustic pianos include: Grand piano or Upright piano. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The transport options for moving the acoustic piano is described as is practiced in the piano industry. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Transport options include, but are not limited to: motor vehicles, crane, hyster, manually etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The transport option is selected in relation to the circumstances of the move of the acoustic piano according to organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The resources and equipment to load and offload the acoustic piano is described as is practiced in the piano industry. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Resources and equipment includes, but is not limited to: protective packaging, ropes, harnesses, blankets, hyster, human resources etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Load and offload the acoustic piano in accordance with manufacturer's instructions and organisational requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Store and pack the acoustic piano. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The required conditions for the storage of the acoustic piano is described according to manufacturer's instructions and standard practice in the piano industry. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Conditions to avoid includes, but is not limited to: dusty, damp, direct sunlight etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The materials used to protect and pack the acoustic piano is described according to organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The administrative process for moving the acoustic piano is completed according to the organisational processes and procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Steps in the administrative process includes, but is not limited to: collection, delivery, workshop, storage etc.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Clean and polish the acoustic piano. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The types of acoustic piano finishes are described using examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The types of cleaning materials and equipment is described in relation to the types of acoustic piano finishes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The types of polishing materials and equipment is described in relation to the types of acoustic piano finishes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Cleaning and polishing methods are demonstrated according to organisational requirements. 


    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 
  • Transport options used by the piano industry.
  • Resources and equipment to transport the acoustic piano.
  • Piano manufacturer's loading and offloading instructions.
  • Piano manufacturer's cleaning and polishing instructions.
  • Organisational requirements for storage and packing the acoustic piano. 

  • 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 care of the acoustic piano during the repair and restore process using responsible decision-making and creative thinking. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a work team to care for the acoustic piano during the restore and repair process. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively to care for the acoustic piano throughout the repair and restore process. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using appropriate modes of oral and/or written persuasion to care for the acoustic piano throughout the repair and restoration process. 

    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  65510   National Certificate: Piano Restoration  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    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 


    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 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.