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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Acquire and apply basic keyboard skills 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243323  Acquire and apply basic keyboard skills 
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 
The learner studying this unit standard will develop basic keyboard skills, this includes being able to use the correct technique. This will also introduce learners to the basics of elementary music.

The qualifying learner will be able to:
  • Display basic keyboard technique.
  • Demonstrate basic sight reading skills.
  • Recognise and demonstrate different styles of music in the context of the keyboard.
  • Describe and analyse different music pieces. 

  • 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 
    Display basic keyboard technique. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The major scale is demonstrated according to scale exercises given. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Major triad exercises are demonstrated based on given exercises. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Correct hand fingering is demonstrated correctly according to the accepted keyboard playing technique. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    All major arpeggios are demonstrated according to required specification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Knowledge of various keyboard functions are demonstrated according to different keyboard used. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate basic sight reading skills. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Note values and pitches are recognised, read and demonstrated according to music notation criteria. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A piece of music (quick study) is interpreted, reproduced and demonstrated within a specified hour time frame, according to music rules. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A melodic piece is read and demonstrated according to given specification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A musical piece is played and evaluated based on given specification. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Recognise and demonstrate different styles of music in the context of the keyboard. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Appropriate music pieces are chosen, applied and demonstrated by the learner to fit a specific genre. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Appropriate rhythm is expressed in the demonstration of the specific piece according to the genre. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Appropriate form is adhered to according to the selected genre. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Appropriate compiling of specific styles. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Describe and analyse different music pieces. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Different genres are identified and named according to common music terminology. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Harmonic implications/chords and arpeggios are identified according to the different music genres. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Melodic implications (intervals, major scales) are identified according to the different music genres. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Rhythmic implications are identified according to the different music genres. 


    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 unit standard or assessing this unit standard, 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 
    N/A 

    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 
    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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