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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Implement integrated farm layout and site selection 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116309  Implement integrated farm layout and site selection 
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 4  NQF Level 04 
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 contribute to the natural resource data gathering process, assist in determining the most appropriate and sustainable land-use for different parts of the land, supervise the implementation and maintenance of the selected infrastructure and maintain the most appropriate land-use on a farm by continuously assessing the natural resource base. 

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 3: Assist in farm planning and layout for conservation and rainwater harvesting.
  • NQF 3: Monitor and supervise a food safety and quality management system in the agricultural supply chain. 

  • 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 
    Prepare and categorise collected and recorded information in an agricultural environment to support the infrastructure development of an agricultural enterprise. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Infrastructure development may refer to intensive or extensive crop and animal systems, as well as aquaculture and/or horticultural production systems. Data could be collected in a range of forms that include computer, pen and paper, peg board, diagrams, comprehensive farm plans, etc. and can be entered in formats such as tables, graphs, simple markings, maps, etc. Service providers in the agricultural environment include government, non-government, parastatal or other organisations, which render services related to the sustainable use of natural resources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A useable and relevant database of service providers and information is compiled. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The contribution of information on soil, climate and slope to land capability analysis and the development of a land use plan is explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate the ability to identify high and low yield potential areas according to a range of land use options and criteria. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The land use options may refer to intensive or extensive crop and animal systems, as well as aquaculture and/or horticultural production systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Land use plans are implemented. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The use of natural resources in a sustainable way is planned. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Soil and water conservation processes is incorporated in a planning process. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Organise and plan infrastructure maintenance tasks related to the natural resource base of a farm, including the supervision of other workers. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Routine tasks may include the repair of items such as roads, fencing, rainwater harvesting structures, and the equipment required to execute such tasks. It may also include the supervision of staff and the setting up of monitoring systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The correct tools required to execute tasks and ensure that these are in good working order is identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The necessary repairs in order for infrastructure to be working efficiently is identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Clear instructions are given to supervised staff and workers' execution of instructions are monitored. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The basic requirements of a quality management system is explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate the ability to monitor and maintain sustainability-based farm layout innovations that have been implemented in an agricultural environment as part of a land use plan. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The maintenance and monitoring includes but is not restricted to soil erosion prevention measures, soil management strategies and rainwater harvesting and management innovations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Constructed infrastructure such as earth works and either repair or report faults is monitored, as appropriate. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Accurate record of information using, but not limited to, computers, pen and paper, peg board, etc., is compiled and entered in formats such as tables, graphs, simple markings, etc. 


    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 different options applied in land use.


    Intermediate Knowledge

    The person is able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of:
  • The differentiations between high and low yield aspects of a landscape.
  • Methods of data gathering and information presentation (e.g. graphs, etc.).
  • The sustainable use of natural resources in an agricultural environment.
  • The causes and consequences of soil erosion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Problem Solving: relates to specific outcomes:
  • Organise and plan maintenance tasks related to the natural resource base of a farm, including the supervision of other workers.
  • Monitor and maintain sustainability-based farm layout innovations that have been implemented in an agricultural environment as part of a land use plan. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Teamwork: relates to specific outcomes:
  • Prepare and categorise collected and recorded information in an agricultural environment that informs the infrastructure development of an agricultural enterprise.
  • Organise and plan maintenance tasks related to the natural resource base of a farm, including the supervision of other workers. 

  • 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 COMMUNICATING 
    Communication: relates to specific outcomes:
  • Prepare and categorise collected and recorded information in an agricultural environment that informs the infrastructure development of an agricultural enterprise.
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify high and low yield potential areas according to a range of land use options and criteria.
  • Organise and plan maintenance tasks related to the natural resource base of a farm, including the supervision of other workers. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use Science and Technology: relates to specific outcomes:
  • Prepare and categorise collected and recorded information in an agricultural environment that informs the infrastructure development of an agricultural enterprise.
  • Organise and plan maintenance tasks related to the natural resource base of a farm, including the supervision of other workers.
  • Monitor and maintain sustainability-based farm layout innovations that have been implemented in an agricultural environment as part of a land use plan. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    The world as a set of related systems: relates to specific outcomes:
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify high and low yield potential areas according to a range of land use options and criteria.
  • Organise and plan maintenance tasks related to the natural resource base of a farm, including the supervision of other workers.
  • Monitor and maintain sustainability-based farm layout innovations that have been implemented in an agricultural environment as part of a land use plan. 

  • 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  48979   National Certificate: Animal Production  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2018-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Core  49009   National Certificate: Plant Production  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  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. Cedara College of Agriculture 
    4. Elsenburg Agricultural Training Institute 
    5. KayDee Project Management Cc 
    6. Leruo ke Matla Training and Enterprise Development Services 
    7. Mananthatshema Skills Dev. Centre 
    8. Matotomana Training & Gen Trading 
    9. Morwa Agri-development cc 
    10. Mthashana FET College - Vryheid Campus 
    11. Mvelo Consultant 
    12. National Institute For The Deaf 
    13. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
    14. Setlakala Business Development 
    15. Skills Fusion 
    16. Suidwes Beleggings Eiendoms Beperk 
    17. TPN Training and Recruitment cc 
    18. Tripple R Training Provider 
    19. 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.