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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply routine maintenance and servicing plans and procedures 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116275  Apply routine maintenance and servicing plans and procedures 
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 apply a routine maintenance and routine servicing plan procedures to ensure the ongoing efficient working order of equipment, technology, infrastructure and implements. S/he will also be able to operate in a safe and responsible manner.

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

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

Learners will gain an understanding of sustainable agricultural practices as applied in the animal, plant and mixed farming sub fields. This unit standard focuses on the application of equipment, technology, implements and infrastructure in primary agriculture.

They will be able to participate in, undertake and plan farming practices with knowledge of their environment. This unit standard will instil a culture of maintenance and care for both the environment as well as towards farming infrastructure and operations. 

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: Utilise and perform minor repair and maintenance tasks on implements; equipment and infrastructure. 

  • 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 
    Understand and schedule the implementation of a routine maintenance plan. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    A routine maintenance schedule refers to a list of tasks that are performed on a regular, specified and on-going basis in order to ensure that tools, equipment, machinery and implements are kept in good working order. These tasks may include the servicing of vehicles, implements and machinery as well as the examination of tools and implements for quality checks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A routine maintenance schedule is interpreted and plotted against a calendar to set tasks on specific days. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The scheduling of tasks to prevent disruption of work is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Adequate and appropriate materials and tools are on hand. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Implement a service maintenance plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The tasks listed on the service maintenance plan are executed according to the scheduled dates. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tasks that are not performed due to unforeseen reasons are rescheduled appropriately. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Support and guidance are provided to other workers engaged in the maintenance tasks. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply maintenance and service procedures according to specified policies. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Equipment refers to any of those that are used in the agricultural sector to perform functions that include, but are not limited to, fertiliser distribution, shearing, water distribution, sprayers, vehicles, and tractors. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Plans and procedures for cleaning and storage of equipment and implements are prepared. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The reasons for proper maintenance and storage of agricultural equipment are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Equipment not functioning efficiently is repaired. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Ensure the application of appropriate safety measures in the use of agricultural equipment and implements. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Equipment may include, but are not limited to, hand tools, power tools, fuel pumps, etc. to hand operated machinery, tractors, and graders. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The work safety policy of the workplace is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Safety regulations applicable to the use and handling of fuel, equipment and agro-chemicals are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The safe operation of equipment and implements is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Appropriate protective clothing required for the safe use of equipment is used. 


    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:
  • The purpose of planning and scheduling maintenance tasks.
  • How the relevant equipment, tools, implements and machines work.
  • The contents of the National Occupation and Safety Act.
  • The safe handling of tools and equipment.
  • The principles of safety precautions.
  • Teamwork and communication.
  • Work program development.
  • Identification and resolving problems related to a work program.
  • The benefits of a well-prepared work plan.
  • Elementary leadership and supervisory techniques. 

  • 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 specific outcomes:
  • Implement a service maintenance plan.
  • Apply maintenance service procedures according to specified policies. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Self-organisation and management relates to specific outcomes:
  • Understand and schedule a routine maintenance plan.
  • Adjust and maintain the good working order of tools, equipment and machinery. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Information evaluation relates to specific outcomes:
  • Understand and schedule a routine maintenance plan.
  • Implement a service maintenance plan.
  • Adjust and maintain the good working order of tools, equipment and machinery. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communication relates to specific outcomes:
  • Implement a service maintenance plan.
  • Apply maintenance service procedures according to specified policies.
  • Adjust and maintain the good working order of tools, equipment and machinery. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Inter-relatedness of systems relates to specific outcomes:
  • Apply maintenance service procedures according to specified policies.
  • Adjust and maintain the good working order of tools, equipment and machinery. 

  • 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  49752   National Certificate: Environmental Practice  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  LG SETA 
    Core  49052   National Certificate: Plant Production  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Elective  66349   Further Education and Training Certificate: General Forestry  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  FPMSETA 


    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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    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.