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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Conduct basic forestry map reading 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117085  Conduct basic forestry map reading 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Forestry 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation Forestry and Wood Technology 
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  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 
This unit standard is for people required to use forestry maps. People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Read and interpret different maps.
  • Apply map-reading skills. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Abet level 4 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Read and interpret appropriate forestry maps. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Contour lines are interpreted and explained in accordance with Industry standards. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Elevation.
  • slope (direction, gradient, concave, convex, constant).
  • topography (mountainous, flat, undulating).
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Horizontal distances are calculated and explained using the appropriate map scales. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • 1:500 to 1:50,000 metres.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Map symbols are interpreted and explained in accordance with Industry standards. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Silviculture, Harvesting and Fire Maps.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Different map types are identified and explained in accordance with Industry standards. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Road, silviculture, harvesting, fire protection, terrain and soil maps.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply map-reading skills. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Map is orientated in accordance with Industry standards. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • North, points of compass, self-orientation.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Map errors are identified and corrected in accordance with Industry standards. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Roads, boundaries, species, fire breaks.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Navigation skills are applied and explained in accordance with Industry standards. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Most appropriate route, vehicle limitations.
     


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Providers of learning and assessors must be accredited in terms of the requirements of the Forest Industries Education and Training Authority.

    Moderation option: The moderation requirements of the Forest Industries Education and Training Authority must be met. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Names and functions of:
  • Forestry maps
  • Different map types

    Attributes, descriptions, characteristics and properties of:
  • Forestry maps
  • Different map types

    Sensory cues:
  • What I see and hear during the process

    Purpose of:
  • Contour lines
  • Horizontal distances
  • Map symbols

    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Standard operating procedures: "Guidelines for Forest Engineering Practices in South Africa" (FESA)
  • Safety, Health and Environmental (SHE) legislation

    Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Basic forestry map reading 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems
  • Relating to basic forestry map reading 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others
  • When interacting with team members and colleagues during the planning, preparation, and completion of forestry map reading 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities
  • When reading and interpreting appropriate forestry maps
  • When managing resources and my time 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively
  • When discussing and explaining principals of map reading 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems
  • When I can explain and justify my actions and procedures followed during the operational requirements 

  • 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  50266   National Certificate: Forestry: Silviculture  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Core  48988   National Certificate: Forestry: Timber Harvesting  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Core  66349   Further Education and Training Certificate: General Forestry  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Elective  65490   National Certificate: Arboriculture: Tree Preservation  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Elective  49752   National Certificate: Environmental Practice  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 


    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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