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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Communicate agri/ecotourism principles and concepts effectively and adapt to needs 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116258  Communicate agri/ecotourism principles and concepts effectively and adapt to needs 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Primary Agriculture 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation Primary Agriculture 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2015-07-01  2018-06-30  SAQA 10105/14 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2019-06-30   2022-06-30  

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 achieving this unit standard will be able to demonstrate an ability to identify basic tourism principles and concepts (success factors) and communicate effectively to tourists and management

In addition learners will be well positioned to extend their learning and practice into other areas of agriculture, or to strive towards professional standards and practices at higher levels.

Competent learners will be fully conversant with agricultural practices and aspects of tourism as to provide the environment for the application of quality practices and thus strengthen agricultural practices in general. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
It is assumed that a learner attempting this unit standard will demonstrate competence against the unit standards or equivalent:
  • NQF 2: Participate in agri/eco tourism practices at both micro and macro levels to tourists. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Whilst range statements have been defined generically to include as wide a set of alternatives as possible, all range statements should be interpreted within the specific context of application.

    Range statements are neither comprehensive nor necessarily appropriate to all contexts. Alternatives must however be comparable in scope and complexity. These are only as a general guide to scope and complexity of what is required. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and describe the contribution of amenities to the Agri/Ecotourism destination. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Infrastructure, water, sanitation, energy, services, laundry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The ability to identify the various amenities impacting both positively and negatively on the Agri/Ecotourism venture is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An awareness and understanding of the contribution of various amenities impacting both positively and negatively on the Agri/Ecotourism venture is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The ability to identify those amenities with identified corrective measures that need specific attention to enhance the agri-ecotourism venture as a successful destination is demonstrated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify and describe the contribution of access structures to the Agri/Ecotourism destination. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Roads, transport, telecommunication, information technology, media. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The ability to identify the various access structures impacting both positively and negatively on the Agri/Ecotourism venture is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An awareness and understanding of the contribution of various access structures impacting both positively and negatively on the Agri/Ecotourism venture is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The ability to identify those access structures with identified corrective measures that need specific attention to enhance the agri-ecotourism venture as a successful destination is demonstrated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify and describe the contribution of auxiliary services to the Agri/Ecotourism destination. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Organizations, Tourism networks, tourism bureaus. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The ability to identify the various auxiliary services impacting both positively and negatively on the Agri/Ecotourism venture is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An awareness and understanding of the contribution of various auxiliary services impacting both positively and negatively on the Agri/Ecotourism venture is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The ability to identify those auxiliary services with identified corrective measures that need specific attention to enhance the agri-ecotourism venture as a successful destination is demonstrated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Identify and describe the contribution of attractions to the Agri/Ecotourism destination. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Farm/reserve, natural, education, hospitality, farm stall, eco-adventures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The ability to identify the various attractions impacting both positively and negatively on the Agri/Ecotourism venture is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An awareness and understanding of the contribution of various attractions impacting both positively and negatively on the Agri/Ecotourism venture is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The ability to identify those attractions with identified corrective measures that need specific attention to enhance the agri-ecotourism venture as a successful destination is demonstrated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Communicate the relationship between the components of a successful Agri/Ecotourism destination. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Amenities, Access, Auxiliary services, Attractions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The ability to understand the relationships between the various components impacting on the agri/ecotoruism venture as a destination is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An awareness of the importance of these relationships between the components to the success of the Agri/Ecotourism destination is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The ability to effectively communicate these relationships to the relevant authorities in order to apply corrective measures is demonstrated. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The assessment of qualifying learners against this standard should meet the requirements of established assessment principles.

    It will be necessary to develop assessment activities and tools, which are appropriate to the contexts in which the qualifying learners are working. These activities and tools may include an appropriate combination of self-assessment and peer assessment, formative and summative assessment, portfolios and observations etc.

    The assessment should ensure that all the specific outcomes; critical cross-field outcomes and essential embedded knowledge are assessed.

    The specific outcomes must be assessed through observation of performance. Supporting evidence should be used to prove competence of specific outcomes only when they are not clearly seen in the actual performance.

    Essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in its own right, through oral or written evidence and cannot be assessed only by being observed.

    The specific outcomes and essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in relation to each other. If a qualifying learner is able to explain the essential embedded knowledge but is unable to perform the specific outcomes, they should not be assessed as competent. Similarly, if a qualifying learner is able to perform the specific outcomes but is unable to explain or justify their performance in terms of the essential embedded knowledge, then they should not be assessed as competent.

    Evidence of the specified critical cross-field outcomes should be found both in performance and in the essential embedded knowledge.

    Performance of specific outcomes must actively affirm target groups of qualifying learners, not unfairly discriminate against them. Qualifying learners should be able to justify their performance in terms of these values.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • 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.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The person is able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of:
  • Concepts relating to Agri/Ecotourism destinations: amenities, auxiliary services, access, and attractions.
  • Legislation governing operations on agri-site.
  • The relationship between concepts as success factors.
  • The ability to communicate effectively with authorities.
  • The ability to communicate effectively with management. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Problem-solving relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Teamwork relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Self-organization and management relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Information evaluation relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communication relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Inter-relatedness of systems relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Self-development relates to all specific outcomes. 

    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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  49048   National Certificate: Animal Production  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Elective  49052   National Certificate: Plant Production  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  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 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.
     
    1. Balemi Consulting Pty Ltd 
    2. Boikgantsho Consulting & Events 
    3. Bumunhu Services Providers Cc 
    4. Cedara College of Agriculture 
    5. Elsenburg Agricultural Training Institute 
    6. Impact Plus Training Consultants 
    7. KMK Training Services (PTY) Ltd 
    8. Mananthatshema Skills Dev. Centre 
    9. Matotomana Training & Gen Trading 
    10. Mobile Agri Skills Development and Training NPC 
    11. Morwa Agri-development cc 
    12. Mvelo Consultant 
    13. National Institute For The Deaf 
    14. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
    15. Setlakala Business Development 
    16. Skills Fusion 
    17. Suidwes Beleggings Eiendoms Beperk 
    18. Tompi Seleka Agricultural College 
    19. TPN Training and Recruitment cc 
    20. Tripple R Training Provider 
    21. Vari Consulting 



    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.