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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Assist in farm planning and layout for conservation and rainwater harvesting 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116274  Assist in farm planning and layout for conservation and rainwater harvesting 
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 
A learner achieving this unit standard will be able to plan, lay out and develop a maintenance programme for conservation and infrastructure development, and will design, construct and maintain resource use practices that include, but not restricted to, soil and water erosion prevention measures in an agricultural environment. 

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 layout principles for conservation and infrastructure. 

  • 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 
    Assist in a land capability analysis to serve as the basis for development of an area or an enterprise selection for the farm. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    "Land capability" may refer to intensive or extensive crop and animal systems, as well as aquaculture, horticultural production systems and/ or human well-being. All types of analysis are included according to purpose of the appropriate basic infrastructure, but not restricted to the analysis soil and water. A comprehensive analysis of the farm or selected enterprise on the farm could be considered. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An understanding of natural resource qualities in relation to conservation and sustainable resource use is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A natural resource survey and physical observation to decide on appropriate land capability options for an identified area, a given farm layout and identified infrastructure needs is used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Plant, livestock and human needs are included. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Design and construct prevention structures and infrastructure necessary for the farm area or the farm enterprise applying sustainable resource use principles. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Structures include but are not restricted to bunds, gabions, mulching, wetland protection contours and soil preparation methods. It includes comprehensive tasks related to energy, roads and building infrastructure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An understanding of conservation principles is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An understanding of maintenance principles is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An understanding of design for the effective working of conservation and constructed applications is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Appropriate designs for the construction of structures are provided. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Designs and elementary requirements for construction of structures are displayed using appropriate media. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Design and construct all structures using simple tools and equipment. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Simple tools and equipment include but are not restricted to bunds, gabions, mulching, wetland protection contours and soil preparation methods. It includes a variety of tools and equipment appropriate for the construction or maintenance task. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The ability to select the appropriate tools for construction and maintenance is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Simple tools and equipment is used to construct basic infrastructure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The ability to care for and maintain tools and equipment for infrastructure maintenance is demonstrated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Monitor implementation of principles for natural resource management and infrastructure maintenance. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    All principles for efficient design of layout of the farm and infrastructure, as well as properties of material should be considered. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An understanding to monitor the design of the farm layout and infrastructure according to agricultural, water catchment and environmental conservation principles is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An understanding of the infrastructure plan is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The ability to observe and collect data for efficient protection and maintenance is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The ability to find solutions to correct problems and faults is demonstrated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Maintain, report faults, and where appropriate repair them under supervision. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    A comprehensive approach should be taken to the maintenance of the layout of the farm and infrastructure. Maintenance of infrastructure is not limited to catchment management methods, protection and regular maintenance tasks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An understanding of the maintenance of conservation structures and infrastructure related to the selected farm enterprise(s) is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Causes of destruction, erosion or pollution are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Maintenance needs are identified. 


    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:
  • Role and function of soil and water samples, weather information, vegetation, infrastructure, livestock and crop characteristics, production cycles, records, markets, health and hygiene within production procedures.
  • Description, characteristics and properties of vegetation, infrastructure, weather, production cycles, markets within production procedures.
  • Livestock and crop characteristics.
  • Regulations and legislation related to production procedures.
  • Relationship of outcomes within unit standards in relation to each other and within production procedures.
  • Purpose is to ensure that the learner is able to consider all factors when deciding on what enterprise to establish.
  • Literacy and numeracy skills.
  • Communication and reporting skills.
  • Understand the procedures and principles followed to determine the viability of an enterprise.

    Intermediate Knowledge

    The person is able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of:
  • Understand how the land's capability affects viable land use planning. 

  • 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-management: relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Interpreting Information: relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use Science and Technology: relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    The world as a set of related 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
    Core  49048   National Certificate: Animal Production  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Core  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. Bathopele HR and Management Consultants 
    3. Boikgantsho Consulting & Events 
    4. Bumunhu Services Providers Cc 
    5. Cedara College of Agriculture 
    6. Elsenburg Agricultural Training Institute 
    7. Impact Plus Training Consultants 
    8. Ithunga Development 
    9. KayDee Project Management Cc 
    10. KMK Training Services (PTY) Ltd 
    11. Mananthatshema Skills Dev. Centre 
    12. Matotomana Training & Gen Trading 
    13. Mobile Agri Skills Development and Training NPC 
    14. Morwa Agri-development cc 
    15. Mvelo Consultant 
    16. National Institute For The Deaf 
    17. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
    18. Setlakala Business Development 
    19. Skills Fusion 
    20. Suidwes Beleggings Eiendoms Beperk 
    21. Tompi Seleka Agricultural College 
    22. TPN Training and Recruitment cc 
    23. Tripple R Training Provider 
    24. 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.