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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Prepare nurserybed and fill pot 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115837  Prepare nurserybed and fill pot 
ORIGINATOR ORIGINATING PROVIDER
SGB Secondary Agriculture: Processing   
QUALITY ASSURING BODY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation Secondary Agriculture 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2012-07-01  2015-06-30  SAQA 0695/12 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2016-06-30   2019-06-30  

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 
A learner who has achieved this unit standard will be competent in:

Preparing nursery beds and filling pots without supervision to ensure correct propagation of plants. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
To enter a learning programme for this unit standard or to be assessed against this unit standard, the learner is assumed to have:

Literacy, numeracy and communication skills at or equivalent to NQF level 1.

Introduction to Tea Industry

An understanding of general safety in the work place at NQF level 1. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The scope of this unit standard deals with the nursery bed preparation for filling and treatment of pots and planting of tea cuttings and recording of planted pots per bed.

The specific outcomes as reflected in this unit standard are performed without direct supervision, but with access to standard working procedures and operating instructions. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Prepare nursery beds. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Preparing the work area according to standard working and safety procedures.

Determining a sequence of operation according to standard working procedures.

Selecting appropriate tools and equipment according to standard working and quality procedures.

Selecting appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) according to statutory requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Assessors will observe, confirm and evaluate evidence that will indicate that learners have demonstrated competence in each of the specific outcomes.
In this unit standard the following specific criteria should be used:

Purpose of:
  • Leveling bed site
  • Marking and placement of bed frames
  • Filling of pots and stacking
  • Treatment of potted soil

    Consequences of not:
  • Selecting appropriate tools and equipment
  • Adhering to safety procedures
  • Having adequate bed water drainage
  • Placing top soil and sub-soil in sequence and compaction
  • Treating potted soil with nemoside
  • Complete relevant documentation 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Make beds. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Leveling bed site with adequate water run off

    Marking out bed size and frame

    Erection of bed frames 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Assessors will observe, confirm and evaluate evidence that will indicate that learners have demonstrated competence in each of the specific outcomes.
    In this unit standard the following specific criteria should be used:

    Purpose of:
  • Leveling bed site
  • Marking and placement of bed frames
  • Filling of pots and stacking
  • Treatment of potted soil

    Consequences of not:
  • Selecting appropriate tools and equipment
  • Adhering to safety procedures
  • Having adequate bed water drainage
  • Placing top soil and sub-soil in sequence and compaction
  • Treating potted soil with nemoside
  • Complete relevant documentation 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Fill pots. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Filling of pots with selected top soil and sub soil

    Stacking of filled pots in bed frame according to standard working procedures.

    Treating potted soil with nemoside 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Assessors will observe, confirm and evaluate evidence that will indicate that learners have demonstrated competence in each of the specific outcomes.
    In this unit standard the following specific criteria should be used:

    Purpose of:
  • Leveling bed site
  • Marking and placement of bed frames
  • Filling of pots and stacking
  • Treatment of potted soil

    Consequences of not:
  • Selecting appropriate tools and equipment
  • Adhering to safety procedures
  • Having adequate bed water drainage
  • Placing top soil and sub-soil in sequence and compaction
  • Treating potted soil with nemoside
  • Complete relevant documentation 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Complete preparation process. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Storing tools and equipment according to standard working procedures

    Informing relevant parties 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Assessors will observe, confirm and evaluate evidence that will indicate that learners have demonstrated competence in each of the specific outcomes.
    In this unit standard the following specific criteria should be used:

    Purpose of:
  • Leveling bed site
  • Marking and placement of bed frames
  • Filling of pots and stacking
  • Treatment of potted soil

    Consequences of not:
  • Selecting appropriate tools and equipment
  • Adhering to safety procedures
  • Having adequate bed water drainage
  • Placing top soil and sub-soil in sequence and compaction
  • Treating potted soil with nemoside
  • Complete relevant documentation 


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    An individual wishing to be assessed against this unit standard may apply to an assessor accredited by SETASA.

    Any training provider offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be registered and accredited by SETASA.

    Moderation of assessment will be done by SETASA in its ETQA capacity at its discretion. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Basic knowledge of the safe handling of tools and equipment related to the bed preparation and treatment of pots.

    Basic knowledge of relevant tools and equipment.

    Basic principles of soils selection.

    Basic principles of pot filling and treatment.

    Principles of nursery bed preparation 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems by reporting deviations in soil moisture content and compaction. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others when receiving information and giving instructions during bed preparation and pot filling. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage one-self when performing the bed preparation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate with others when reporting deviations during the process of bed preparation and pot filling. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE QUALITY ASSURING BODY
    Core  48903   National Certificate: Tea Production and Processing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2015-06-30  AgriSETA 


    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 Quality Assuring Bodies 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 Quality Assuring Body should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
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