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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Develop basic practical instrument ability 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243322  Develop basic practical instrument ability 
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  15 
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 learner studying this unit standard will develop basic practical instrument ability which includes the voice as an instrument.

Learners accredited with this Unit Standard will be capable of:
  • Demonstrating knowledge of chosen instrument.
  • Demonstrating technical skills on the chosen instrument.
  • Performing on chosen instrument.
  • Playing sight reading on chosen instrument. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credits and level assigned to this unit standard is 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 
    Demonstrate knowledge of chosen instrument. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The chosen instrument is set up according to manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Sound Production of the chosen instrument is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Instrument maintenance is demonstrated according to manufacturer's specifications and standard industry practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Instrument is made performance ready according to standard industry practice. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate technical skills on the chosen instrument. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Basic warm up exercises are conducted. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Position of notes on chosen instrument is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Basic scales for melodic instruments or basic rudiments for un-tuned percussion instruments passages are played according to standard industry practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Basic technical exercises are played according to standard industry practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Basic chords/broken chords are demonstrated for melodic instruments or basic grooves are demonstrated for un-tuned percussion. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Perform on chosen instrument. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A basic music piece is performed unaccompanied according to standard practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Two basic music pieces differing in genre are performed with accompaniment according to standard practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Suitable rhythm and phrasing are applied to the specific pieces according to the genre. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Suitable tempo is applied to the specific pieces according to the genre. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Performance indicators/form are adhered to in the selected pieces. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Sight read and play on chosen instrument. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A short excerpt of no less than four bars is played from sight. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Time signature was observed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Time Signatures of 2/4 and 4/4 (simple time signatures).
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Key signature was observed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Keys of C, G and F Major.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Notated note values and rests are adhered to. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Semi-breve, minim and crochet notes and rests.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Correct pitch is recognised and demonstrated. 


    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 provider 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 provider 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 
    Embedded knowledge is reflected within the assessment criteria of each specific outcome:
  • Basic knowledge of instrument.
  • Basic technical skill on instrument.
  • Basic musical knowledge for performance.
  • Basic sight reading. 

  • 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 which response displays that responsible decisions, using critical and creative thinking has been made by identifying and solving problems within the scope of work. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as member of the team or organization while exploring and developing keyboard techniques. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly to effectively acquire the basic keyboard skill. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively by using the appropriate mode of communication and/or mathematical skill in displaying the keyboard skill. 

    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 the keyboard. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of the society at large by making learners of range of careers in the music field. 

    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 
    Supplementary information:
  • Basic refers to Level 2 competence in this standard.

    The correct SGB for this unit standard is SGB Music, and the correct Subfield is Music. These corrections will be made at the end of the public comment phase. 

  • 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 
    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 
    Elective  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.
     
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