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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Maintain and support sustainable wild flower harvesting practices 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116262  Maintain and support sustainable wild flower harvesting practices 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Primary Agriculture 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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 maintain and support sustainable wild flower harvesting practises in an agricultural environment, report faults and where appropriate, supervise and effect routine repairs. 

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: Apply suitable farming practices to conserve the ecological enviroment.
  • NQF 2: Harvest natural flora. 

  • 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 
    Supervise and manage a local harvesting operation. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Within but not limited to: e.g. a wild flower harvesting operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The ability to apply supervisory methods and techniques in any given situation or range of situations is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The ability to manage a harvesting operation successfully is demonstrated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate an understanding and working knowledge of relevant legislation. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The relevant legislation attaining to but not limited to: wild flower harvesting e.g. for harvesting wild flower species a permit is required. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An understanding of the effect of non-compliance to legislation is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The ability to interpret permits is demonstrated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Recognise target and non-target species and minimize the impact on non-target species. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Target and non-target species within the local harvesting range. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A basic understanding of local target and non-target species is demonstrated (e.g. rarity, principles of taxonomy, distinguishing characteristics between target and similar non-target species). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An understanding of potential impacts is demonstrated (e.g. but not limited to the spread of pathogens, trampling and accidental fire). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The ability to mitigate potential impacts is demonstrated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Implement appropriate harvesting techniques. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Appropriate tools, local plant guilds and their specific harvesting techniques. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A basic understanding of the characteristics of plant guilds and species within guilds is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The ability to implement & supervise appropriate harvesting techniques per guild is demonstrated (including but not limited to appropriate tools, cutting techniques and environmental safety). 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Demonstrate the ability to pick according to a harvesting schedule and keep appropriate records. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Implement harvesting schedule within a flower harvesting operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An understanding of the need to implement a harvesting schedule is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The ability to implement a harvesting schedule and record and report on the resource is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The ability to report is demonstrated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Demonstrate a good knowledge of harvesting principles and an understanding of local habitat ecology and management. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Relevant harvesting principle to the specific harvesting operation, habitat is defined as the local harvesting range of the harvesters, basic management principles (e.g. but not limited to fire, alien vegetation). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Knowledge of harvesting techniques on different guilds of plants is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The ability to recognise different habitat adaptations and interactions (biotic and abiotic) is demonstrated (e.g. impacts of fire and aliens on plant regeneration and survival). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An understanding of management interventions is demonstrated (e.g. fire management and protection, alien organism control). 


    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 thy 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:
  • Supervisory and communication skills.
  • Basic species identification.
  • Basic ecological principles.
  • Basic management principles.
  • Basic first aid.
  • Basic fire fighting
  • Occupational Health & Safety.
  • Ecologically sustainable methods of harvesting.
  • Basic map reading.
  • Purpose and systems of reporting.
  • Basic conflict resolution and 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 ORGANISING 
    Self-organisation 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 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  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.
     
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