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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of agricultural production management practices in relation to the socio-economic environment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
13357  Demonstrate an understanding of agricultural production management practices in relation to the socio-economic environment 
ORIGINATOR ORIGINATING PROVIDER
SGB Primary Agriculture   
QUALITY ASSURING BODY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation Primary Agriculture 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
ABET Level 4  Regular  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2012-07-01  2015-06-30  SAQA 0695/12 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2016-06-30   2019-06-30  

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 candidate credited with this competence will be capable of: explaining and applying ethical business principles to an agricultural enterprise; explaining the influence of supply and demand on agricultural production; distinguishing between different land ownership and tenure systems; discussing the relationship between entrepreneurship and agricultural ventures; and explaining the role and importance of human resources in agricultural production. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Open 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Apply ethical business principles to an agricultural enterprise. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Case studies and/or in the learner's context; the concept of gross margin, including basic (elementary) bookkeeping 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The business principles related to an agricultural enterprise are identified and explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The concept of gross margin is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Simple enterprise budgets are interpreted. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. The significance of ethical business principles in an agricultural enterprise is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Ethical business principles are applied. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. The application of business principles is evaluated. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Modify agricultural production practices to a changing business environment. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
local and national 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The concept of supply and demand is defined and explained. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
By way of appropriate, real life, agricultural examples.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The impact of supply and demand in relation to agricultural production is analysed and explained. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Case study and/or in the learner's context
 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Distinguish between different land ownership & tenure systems in relation to agricultural production 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The concepts of land tenure systems and ownership are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Applicable land tenure systems are identified and described. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Applicable land tenure systems are analysed, compared and contrasted. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Possible agricultural land management options for the different land tenure systems are suggested. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Investigate the relationship between entrepreneurship and agricultural ventures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The concept of entrepreneurship is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The link between entrepreneurship and an agricultural venture is investigated and discussed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Entrepreneurial principles are applied. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
case study and/or in the learners' context
 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Explain the role and importance of human resources in agricultural production. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Introduction of the principles of basic labour relations 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Categories/types of human resources relevant to agricultural production are identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The characteristics of the different categories of human resources in relation to agricultural production are identified and described. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The importance of the different categories of human resources in relation to agricultural production is evaluated and reported. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. The roles of various human resources in agricultural production are defined. 



Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

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

UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group organisation and community; 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively; 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information; 

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

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

QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
  ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE QUALITY ASSURING BODY
Core  20287   National Certificate: Farming  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2015-06-30  AgriSETA 
Elective  71751   General Education and Training Certificate: Adult Basic Education and Training  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2015-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
Elective  23193   GETC in Ancillary Health Care  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2005-02-13  Was HW SETA until Last Date for Achievement 


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 Quality Assuring Bodies 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 Quality Assuring Body should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
 
1. Mposa Institute For Dairy Technology 
2. Setlakala Business Development 



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.