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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Implement and maintain the principles, systems, practices and technology applicable to an agricultural venture 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
13358  Implement and maintain the principles, systems, practices and technology applicable to an agricultural venture 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Primary Agriculture 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2005-09-13  2008-09-13  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2009-09-13   2012-09-13  

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: selecting an appropriate agricultural venture; identifying and selecting agricultural systems appropriate to the selected venture; identifying, selecting, and implementing agricultural practices appropriate to the selected venture; identifying and select technology appropriate to the selected agricultural venture in the learners context.; implementing, operating and maintaining agricultural technology relevant to the selected; and evaluating the selected agricultural venture according to applicable criteria. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Agri/002; and/or Agri/003; Agri/004 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Select an appropriate agricultural venture. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Prevailing physical conditions are identified and explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Prevailing biological conditions are identified and explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Prevailing socio-economic factors are identified and explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. An agricultural venture appropriate to prevailing conditions is selected. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. The choice of agricultural venture is justified. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Implement agricultural systems appropriate to the selected venture. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
"Systems" relates to, for example, the degree of intensity and/or combination of agricultural ventures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The appropriate agricultural system(s) are identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The appropriate agricultural systems are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The most appropriate/suitable agricultural system is selected. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. The choice of agricultural system is justified and reported. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Identify, select, and implement agricultural practices appropriate to the selected venture. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Appropriate agricultural practices are identified and explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Appropriate agricultural practices are compared. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Appropriate agricultural practices are selected. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Choices of agricultural practices are justified and reported. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Appropriate agricultural practices are implemented. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Apply technology appropriate to the selected agricultural venture in the learners context. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Examples of appropriate technology relevant to the agricultural venture are identified and investigated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Appropriate agricultural technology relevant to the agricultural venture in the learners' context is selected. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The choice of appropriate technology is justified. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Operate and maintain agricultural technology relevant to the selected agricultural venture. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Conditions for successful operation of the selected technology are identified. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Skills, knowledge, attitude
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Factors for successful operation of agricultural technology are identified for the selected venture. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Physical, biological and socio-economic factors
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Appropriate agricultural technology is implemented in the selected venture. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Appropriate agricultural technology is operated in the selected venture. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Appropriate agricultural technology is maintained in the selected venture. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. Operation of agricultural appropriate technology is sustained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
Evaluate the selected agricultural venture according to applicable criteria. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
including gross margin analysis 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Appropriateness of the agricultural venture is evaluated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Appropriateness of the agricultural systems is evaluated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Appropriateness of the agricultural practices is evaluated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Appropriateness of the agricultural technology is evaluated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Suggestions for improvement of the agricultural venture are proposed. 



Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible 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 SCIENCE 
Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environments and health of others. 

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. 

UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
  • Essential to link relevant specific outcomes to the appropriate Technology unit standards
  • Checklist of criteria against which the agricultural venture will be evaluated should be provided by the facilitator


    Developmental Outcomes:

    This unit standard supports the following developmental outcomes:
    1. Reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively;
    2. Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities;
    3. Being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts;
    4. Exploring education and career opportunities; and
    5. Developing entrepreneurial opportunities. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  71751   General Education and Training Certificate: Adult Basic Education and Training  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  73249   General Education and Training Certificate: Adult Basic Education and Training: Academic Curriculum  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2021-06-30  UMALUSI 


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