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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Dismantle acoustic piano 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243311  Dismantle 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 Standard will equip the learner with the knowledge and skills to dismantle an acoustic piano (Grand piano or Upright piano). The qualifying learner will be able to explain the reasons for the repair or restoration of the acoustic piano. They will enable repairs or tuning to be carried out on a piano by dismantling the identified parts.

Learners accredited with this Unit Standard will be capable of:
  • Providing reasons for dismantling the acoustic piano.
  • Describing the tools and equipment required to dismantle the acoustic piano.
  • Dismantling 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 
    Understand the reasons for dismantling the acoustic piano. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Acoustic pianos, include: Grand piano or Upright piano. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The nature of piano repairs and restoration is described using examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The purpose of piano repairs and restoration is explained using examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The part of the piano requiring repairs or restoration is identified with reference to scenarios. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The reasons for dismantling the identified part of the piano are explained with reference to examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify and use tools and equipment required to dismantle the acoustic piano. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The tools required to dismantle an acoustic piano are identified and described according to the piano industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The equipment required to dismantle an acoustic piano is identified and described according to the piano industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The use of the tools and equipment is demonstrated in accordance with manufacturers' specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The care and storage of tools and equipment is demonstrated according to manufacturers' instructions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Dismantle the required sections of the acoustic piano. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Parts to be dismantled include, but are not limited to: casework, mechanism, pedals, etc. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The process of dismantling the acoustic piano is described according to organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The site of repair or restoration is prepared for dismantling the acoustic piano according to organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The acoustic piano is dismantled under supervision according to organisational processes and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The dismantled acoustic piano parts are processed in accordance with organizational 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 
  • The nature, purpose and reasons for piano repairs and restoration.
  • The tools and equipment for piano dismantling.
  • The process of dismantling 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 dismantling the modern 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 dismantle the acoustic piano. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively at the workplace to dismantle the acoustic piano. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using appropriate modes of oral and/or written persuasion in the piano industry. 

    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 piano industry contexts. 

    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.
     
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