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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

The optimisation of agri / ecotourism strenghts and opportunities and negation of threats and weaknesses 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116327  The optimisation of agri / ecotourism strenghts and opportunities and negation of threats and weaknesses 
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 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

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 learners achieving this unit standard must demonstrate an ability to optimize and implement the enterprise's strategic environment into effective business plans. In addition they will be well positioned to extend their learning and practice into other areas of strategic thinking and management, thereby providing valuable inputs into managerial decision-making. 

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 4: Demonstrate the ability to recognize agri/eco tourism's strategic environment. 

  • 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 
    Collate strategic inputs from all relevant information sources into an integrated strategic/business plan. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Internal and external information sources; strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The ability to source strategic information from both internal and external information sources regarding the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of the agri/ecotourism venture is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The ability to collate the strategic inputs into an integrated format is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Evidence regarding personal inputs into the development of a strategic business plan is provided. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The ability to develop action plans with the necessary budgets, time and responsible persons allocation is demonstrated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Disseminate action plan(s) to the operational level of the Agri/Ecotourism business. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Written document.
  • Verbal communication at all levels. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The ability to disseminate/communicate the action plans to the operational levels of the Agri/Ecotourism business is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The ability and willingness to delegate responsibilities to identified responsible employees is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The ability to keep these implementation agents focused and motivated to adhere to the identified targets is demonstrated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Implement the action plans. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Written and verbal. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Evidence of a strategy to implement the action plan(s) is provided. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Evidence of the control measures put into place to ensure compliance with the plan is provided. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The ability to allow effective communication channels between management and those responsible for the implementation of the action plans is demonstrated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Monitor and evaluate the strategic plan for all components in successful Agri/Ecotourism business. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Written and verbal. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Evidence of the monitoring and evaluation systems build into the strategic plan is provided. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Evidence of corrective/remedial steps taken to adapt the strategic plan to a changing environment is provided. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A willingness and ability to effectively communicate these changes to all relevant stakeholders both internally and externally of the venture is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The ability to react timeously in the implementation of identified changes is demonstrated. 


    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:
  • Effective communication.
  • Problem-solving.
  • Strategic/business planning.
  • I nformation gathering and data processing.
  • Interpretation for use in strategic planning processes.
  • Development and communication of action plan(s).
  • Implementation procedures and processes.
  • Monitoring and evaluation strategies. 

  • 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-organization 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
    Elective  49011   National Diploma: Animal Production  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Elective  49010   National Diploma: Plant Production  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  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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    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.