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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Supervise the collection of agricultural data 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116269  Supervise the collection of agricultural data 
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 supervise the collection and collation of data in a range of contexts in the agricultural sector. In addition the learner will be able to recognise, interpret and report on a range of deviations in data collection processes.

In addition learners will be well positioned to extend their learning and practice into other areas of information management and dissemination in the agricultural sector. Competent learners will understand the purpose behind data collection and contribute to the general standards applied in the sector by contributing to best practices in information gathering.

Learners will understand the importance of the application of business principles in agricultural production, with specific reference to information systems and technology.

They will be able to operate farming practices as businesses and will gain the knowledge and skills to move from a subsistence orientation to an economic orientation in agriculture. Farmers will gain the knowledge and skills to access mainstream agriculture through a business-oriented approach to agriculture. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
It is assumed that a learner attempting this unit standard will show competence against the following unit standards or equivalent:
  • NQF 2: Monitor, Collect and Collate Agricultural Data.
  • NQF 2: Recognise and identify the basic functions of the ecological environment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    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 
    Ensure that data collected correctly. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The correct data refers to the information that is required by an enterprise and is outlined in a data collection plan. These may include, but are not restricted to: commodities, crops, pests and diseases, agro-chemicals, maintenance, environmental statistics, project-related information, and stock levels. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A range of methods for routine data collection is identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The correct use of data collection methods in a specific context is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The collection of data is closely monitored and anomalies are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Collated data is recorded and reported appropriately. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Problems related to accuracy and faulty equipment is recognised, and minor repairs or adjustments are made. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Ensure that the equipment and tools required for data collection are on hand. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Tools include peg-boards, pencils and clip-boards, paper, pens, counters, rulers measuring implements such as pH meters, thermometers, thermo-couples, pressure metres, hand-held terminals, computers, scanners, etc. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The equipment and tools required for different data collection processes are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The required tools and equipment are on hand. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Tools and equipment are handed out to task teams. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Tools and equipment are tested on return and, if necessary, minor repairs are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Faulty equipment that require specialist repairs are reported and despatched according to policy. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Ensure that collated data and reports are submitted as required. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Data is collected and assessed for accuracy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Collated data is transcribed into the required report format. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Elementary deviations in data are investigated and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Accurate data reports are submitted as required. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Ensure that the required health and safety regulations are followed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Health and safety standards relevant to the method of data collection are identified and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The required protective garments and equipment are on hand and in good working order. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The required protective garments and equipment are used in the field. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The appropriate hygiene and safety measures are applied throughout the process of collection. 


    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 al 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 an intermediate knowledge of:
  • A range of data collection methods and their application.
  • A range of data collation tools, including basic computer literacy.
  • The National Occupation, Health and Safety Act.
  • The need for collecting agricultural data.
  • The purpose of the data within the enterprise.
  • The purpose of learning about Information technology.
  • Different methods of data collection.
  • Different methods of recording data.
  • Different methods of presenting data.
  • The names and functions of data collection tools and equipment.
  • The descriptions and properties of the source of the data being collected.
  • The description and properties of the data collection equipment.
  • Sensory cues related to the measurement of the data, the data collection equipment and the source of the data.
  • The purpose of the data being collected.
  • All relevant rules, laws and regulations related to the source of the data and the data itself.
  • The relationship between the data and information generated by it. 

  • 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-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 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
    Fundamental  49048   National Certificate: Animal Production  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Fundamental  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. KayDee Project Management Cc 
    8. KMK Training Services (PTY) Ltd 
    9. Leruo ke Matla Training and Enterprise Development Services 
    10. Mananthatshema Skills Dev. Centre 
    11. Matotomana Training & Gen Trading 
    12. Mobile Agri Skills Development and Training NPC 
    13. Morwa Agri-development cc 
    14. Mvelo Consultant 
    15. National Institute For The Deaf 
    16. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
    17. Setlakala Business Development 
    18. Skills Fusion 
    19. Suidwes Beleggings Eiendoms Beperk 
    20. Tompi Seleka Agricultural College 
    21. TPN Training and Recruitment cc 
    22. Tripple R Training Provider 
    23. 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.