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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Create an awareness of enviromental protection 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119701  Create an awareness of enviromental protection 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Ornamental Horticulture and Landscape 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation Horticulture 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
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 
A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Show a sensitivity to the protection of the environment.
  • Recognise the dangers of pollution.
  • Apply the preventative practices to minimize pollution.
  • Utilize the environmental protective principles in landscape maintenance. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Demonstrate knowledge of Numeracy and Communication at NQF level 1 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the extent of environmental pollution. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The range includes but is not limited to: pollution of rivers, dams, underground water, eco-systems, soil, air and the general environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The condition or state of a natural resource, when it is considered polluted, is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The natural resources that can be subjected to pollution are detailed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The effect that pollution has on the functioning of eco-systems is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The effect that pollution has on the health and well-being of animals and humans is explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Show an understanding of the dangers posed by water pollution. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The range includes but is not limited to: pollution of streams, ponds, dams, storm water, underground water, ecological balance, chemicals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The ways in which factories pollute rivers and dams are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The long term effects of polluting rivers and dams are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The importance of having unpolluted water for an ecological balance is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The factors that cause the contamination of underground water are detailed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate a knowledge of the causes of air pollution and its effects on man and the environment. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The range includes but is not limited to: pollution of the atmosphere by fires, vehicles, smoke, factory emissions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The effects of air pollution on the health and wellbeing of animals and man is described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The trapping of polluted air by temperature inversion is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The danger posed by high levels of CO2 and CO in the atmosphere, are explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Recognize the potential for pollution that littering, dumping and waste accumulation have on the general environment. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The range includes but is not limited to: litter, waste materials, dumping, rubbish dropped from vehicles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The need to reduce litter is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The effects that "dumping" has on the environment are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The hazards posed by the accumulation of waste are explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Identify the various sources of pollution in the work place. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The range includes but is not limited to: rubbish and plant material left on site, smoke from fires, waste and toxic waste, oils and petrol, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, fertilizers, plastic, litter, by-products of production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The importance of avoiding spilling of fuels and oils is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The correct procedures for the disposal of waste products, are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The dangers that toxic materials pose to humans, animals and plants are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The correct procedures for the disposal of toxic waste are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The role that good housekeeping plays in the prevention of pollution is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The principles of maintaining a litter-free environment in the workplace are described. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the need for recycling and the various materials that can be recycled. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The range includes but is not limited to: recycling of glass, plastic, paper, cans, vegetative material, compostable material, finite sources of raw materials, limited space in refuse sites, reduce pollution. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The importance and need for recycling is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The various materials that can be recycled are detailed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The materials that may be utilised in compost making, are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A commitment to recycle all waste / surplus material in the workplace, is demonstrated. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • 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 must be accredited as a provider through 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.

    The assessment of qualifying learners against this standard should meet the requirements of established principles. Practical assessment activities will be used, which are appropriate to the contents in which qualifying learners are working. These activities will include an appropriate combination of self and peer assessment, practical and oral assessments, observations etc.

    The assessment should ensure that all the specific outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes and essential embedded knowledge be assessed. The specific outcomes must be assessed in its own right, through oral and practical evidence. It cannot be assessed by observation only.

    The specific outcomes and essential 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, then they should not be assessed as competent. Similarly, if a learner is able to perform specific outcomes, but is unable to explain or justify their performance in terms of the essential embedded knowledge, 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. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Embedded knowledge is reflected within the assessment criteria of each specific outcome and must be assessed in its own right, through oral and written evidence. Observation cannot be the only assessment. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
  • Reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively;
  • Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities;
  • Being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts;
  • Exploring education and career opportunities; and
  • Developing entrepreneurial opportunities. 

  • UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Problem solving: Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made.

    Refer to the following specific outcomes:
  • Show an understanding of the dangers posed by water pollution.
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of the causes of air pollution and its effects on man and the environment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Teamwork: Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organization or community.

    Refer to the following specific outcome:
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of the causes of air pollution and its effects on man and the environment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Self organization and management: Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively.

    Refer to the following specific outcomes:
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of the causes of air pollution and its effects on man and the environment.
  • Recognize the potential for pollution that littering, dumping and waste accumulation have on the general environment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Information evaluation: Collect, analyze, organise and critically evaluate information.

    Refer to the following specific outcome:
  • Recognize the potential for pollution that littering, dumping and waste accumulation have on the general environment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communication: Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation.

    Refer to the following specific outcome:
  • Recognize the potential for pollution that littering, dumping and waste accumulation have on the general environment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Science and Technology: Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others.

    Refer to the following specific outcome:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the extent of environmental pollution.
  • Show an understanding of the dangers posed by water pollution. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Inter-relatedness of systems: Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognizing that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation.

    Refer to the following specific outcomes:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the extent of environmental pollution.
  • Show an understanding of the dangers posed by water pollution.
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of the causes of air pollution and its effects on man and the environment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    Assessors must:
  • Be accredited as an assessor by the relevant ETQA.
  • Hold an assessor certificate according to the current requirements.
  • Have experience or in depth knowledge of the horticultural industry, specifically as it relates to ornamental aspects. 

  • REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    The Learner
  • Is expected to perform the specific outcomes reflected in this unit standard without direct supervision
  • Should have access to work site procedures
  • Should demonstrate an application of ethics and values
  • Must apply basic principles of general safety and customer care
  • Should demonstrate an awareness of the expectations and obligations of basic employee/employer relations including industrial relations principles

    At this level the communication / reporting of issues arising in the workplace, is embedded in the specific outcomes and the related assessment criteria.

    It is understood that, due to the nature of the work environment and the skills level of the Learner, that the aspects of teamwork form an integral part of the necessary specific outcomes and related assessment criteria.

    The points included under the notes, should be included when the qualifying Learners are being assessed. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  66589   National Certificate: Horticulture  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Core  66429   National Certificate: Landscape Irrigation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Elective  49668   General Education and Training Certificate: Horticulture  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Elective  80786   National Certificate: Home-Care Practices  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 


    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. Amaloba Horticultural Services 
    2. Balemi Consulting Pty Ltd 
    3. Bumunhu Services Providers Cc 
    4. Green Futures 
    5. Impact Plus Training Consultants 
    6. Kgopane Trading Enterprise 
    7. Madzivhandila Agricultural College 
    8. Maishamalema Development Training 
    9. Mananthatshema Skills Dev. Centre 
    10. Nkangala Public FET College - Central Office 
    11. Nophelo Training Centre 
    12. Progressive Environmental Projects 
    13. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
    14. Voyano Project Management 
    15. Waterberg FET College - Central Office 



    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.