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

Analyse community and conservation issues 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14600  Analyse community and conservation issues 
ORIGINATOR
NSB 01-Agriculture and Nature Conservation 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation Nature Conservation 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  12 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-05-15  2009-05-13  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2010-05-13   2013-05-13  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
263361  Analyse community and conservation issues  Level 5  New Level Assignment Pend.  12  This is only acceptable as a replacement if 14600 has the following statuses: Pending; Never Was Offered; Inactive. Please check that this is the case, and inform the Data Quality Coordinator if not. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The qualifying learner assessed as competent against this unit standard will be able to analyse and respond to the relationship between society and the natural environment. The learner's competence will contribute towards successful implementation of community conservation programmes. Achievement of this Unit Standard will enhance the learner's ability to perform in the workplace and increase employment opportunities in the area of community conservation. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
None. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Guides to the scope and complexity of the specific outcomes and essential embedded knowledge are provided in bullet points beneath each. These are prefaced by "for example" since they are neither comprehensive nor necessarily appropriate to all contexts. Alternatives must however be comparable in scope and complexity. These are intended only as a general guide to scope and complexity of what is required. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Apply participatory approaches when dealing with relevant stakeholders. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Public participation processes. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    When conducting assessments, assessors must ensure that they are familiar with the full text of the Unit Standards being assessed.

    They must ensure that the assessment covers the specific outcomes, Critical Cross-Field Outcomes and essential embedded knowledge.

    As each situation is different, it will be necessary to develop assessment activities and tools, which are appropriate to the contexts in which practitioners are working. These activities and tools may include self-assessment, peer assessment, and formative and summative assessment.

    The specific outcomes and essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in relation to each other. If a practitioner 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 practitioner is able to perform the 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.

    Practical competence:
    The learner must demonstrate an ability to consider a range of options and make decisions about:

    1. Compiling inventory of community resources.
    2. Conducting a basic research on the impact of biomass harvesting.

    Foundational competence:
    The learner must demonstrate an understanding of:

    1. Renewable and non-renewable resources.
    2. Consumptive and non-consumptive resource utilisation.

    Reflexive competence:
    The learner must demonstrate ability to:

    1. Explain the benefits and limitations resulting from sustainability.
    2. Suggest alternative technologies and livelihood practises for sustainability.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
    Assessment should include practical demonstration of competence, either in the workplace or through work-realistic, out-of-classroom simulation.

    A range of assessment methods should be used, including:

    Direct observation - watch the practitioner carry out the task or produce a desired outcome during the course of his or her normal work under normal workplace conditions
    Product sample - examine the outcomes previously produced by the practitioner
    Simulation of a specific task - set a specific task for the practitioner to demonstrate in a simulated environment
    Questioning (verbal or written) - ask relevant questions linked to the unit standard
    Testimony - collect a portfolio of evidence from third parties

    INTEGRATED ASSESSMENT
    It may be more effective and efficient to assess a number of unit standards together thus reducing the overall number of assessment 'events'.
  • Consider a complete activity in the workplace (the 'whole of work' approach) and determine which unit standards relate to this activity.
  • Work out how practitioners could collect evidence on a numbers of unit standards at the same time covering all the critical aspects of the standards
  • Ensure that commonalities that exist between a number of unit standards are captured in a way that makes sense for assessment.
  • Apply knowledge of ecological processes and natural resource management.
  • Apply knowledge of education and development processes and issues.
  • Consider diverse cultural perspectives and values.
  • Select and use appropriate and acceptable methodologies for interaction with stakeholders.
  • Intervention strategies.
  • Interaction with a wide range of people.
  • Different cultural values and perspectives.
  • Management of programmes.
  • Development processes and issues.
  • Project planning and management.
  • Evaluation and monitoring methods.
  • Relevant legislation, legislative frameworks and policies.
  • Critically evaluate and justify steps related to management including planning, development, monitoring and evaluation of a programme.
  • Reflect on adjustments made to a programme.
  • Show sensitivity to cultural values and perspectives.
  • Draw on experience and knowledge of others and oneself to provide leadership and guidance to others. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe sustainable natural and cultural resource utilisation. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Compile inventory of community resources
  • Renewable and non-renewable
  • Consumptive and non-consumptive resource utilisation
  • Benefits and limitations resulting from sustainability 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    When conducting assessments, assessors must ensure that they are familiar with the full text of the Unit Standards being assessed.

    They must ensure that the assessment covers the specific outcomes, Critical Cross-Field Outcomes and essential embedded knowledge.

    As each situation is different, it will be necessary to develop assessment activities and tools, which are appropriate to the contexts in which practitioners are working. These activities and tools may include self-assessment, peer assessment, and formative and summative assessment.

    The specific outcomes and essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in relation to each other. If a practitioner 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 practitioner is able to perform the 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.

    Practical competence:
    The learner must demonstrate an ability to consider a range of options and make decisions about:

    1. Compiling inventory of community resources.
    2. Conducting a basic research on the impact of biomass harvesting.

    Foundational competence:
    The learner must demonstrate an understanding of:

    1. Renewable and non-renewable resources.
    2. Consumptive and non-consumptive resource utilisation.

    Reflexive competence:
    The learner must demonstrate ability to:

    1. Explain the benefits and limitations resulting from sustainability.
    2. Suggest alternative technologies and livelihood practises for sustainability.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
    Assessment should include practical demonstration of competence, either in the workplace or through work-realistic, out-of-classroom simulation.

    A range of assessment methods should be used, including:

    Direct observation - watch the practitioner carry out the task or produce a desired outcome during the course of his or her normal work under normal workplace conditions
    Product sample - examine the outcomes previously produced by the practitioner
    Simulation of a specific task - set a specific task for the practitioner to demonstrate in a simulated environment
    Questioning (verbal or written) - ask relevant questions linked to the unit standard
    Testimony - collect a portfolio of evidence from third parties

    INTEGRATED ASSESSMENT
    It may be more effective and efficient to assess a number of unit standards together thus reducing the overall number of assessment 'events'.
  • Consider a complete activity in the workplace (the 'whole of work' approach) and determine which unit standards relate to this activity.
  • Work out how practitioners could collect evidence on a numbers of unit standards at the same time covering all the critical aspects of the standards
  • Ensure that commonalities that exist between a number of unit standards are captured in a way that makes sense for assessment.
  • Apply knowledge of ecological processes and natural resource management.
  • Apply knowledge of education and development processes and issues.
  • Consider diverse cultural perspectives and values.
  • Select and use appropriate and acceptable methodologies for interaction with stakeholders.
  • Intervention strategies.
  • Interaction with a wide range of people.
  • Different cultural values and perspectives.
  • Management of programmes.
  • Development processes and issues.
  • Project planning and management.
  • Evaluation and monitoring methods.
  • Relevant legislation, legislative frameworks and policies.
  • Critically evaluate and justify steps related to management including planning, development, monitoring and evaluation of a programme.
  • Reflect on adjustments made to a programme.
  • Show sensitivity to cultural values and perspectives.
  • Draw on experience and knowledge of others and oneself to provide leadership and guidance to others. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Conduct basic research on natural resource utilisation. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Impact of biomass harvesting
  • Sustainability of renewable resources
  • Optimising the use non-renewable resources
  • Basic harvesting quotas 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    When conducting assessments, assessors must ensure that they are familiar with the full text of the Unit Standards being assessed.

    They must ensure that the assessment covers the specific outcomes, Critical Cross-Field Outcomes and essential embedded knowledge.

    As each situation is different, it will be necessary to develop assessment activities and tools, which are appropriate to the contexts in which practitioners are working. These activities and tools may include self-assessment, peer assessment, and formative and summative assessment.

    The specific outcomes and essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in relation to each other. If a practitioner 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 practitioner is able to perform the 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.

    Practical competence:
    The learner must demonstrate an ability to consider a range of options and make decisions about:

    1. Compiling inventory of community resources.
    2. Conducting a basic research on the impact of biomass harvesting.

    Foundational competence:
    The learner must demonstrate an understanding of:

    1. Renewable and non-renewable resources.
    2. Consumptive and non-consumptive resource utilisation.

    Reflexive competence:
    The learner must demonstrate ability to:

    1. Explain the benefits and limitations resulting from sustainability.
    2. Suggest alternative technologies and livelihood practises for sustainability.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
    Assessment should include practical demonstration of competence, either in the workplace or through work-realistic, out-of-classroom simulation.

    A range of assessment methods should be used, including:

    Direct observation - watch the practitioner carry out the task or produce a desired outcome during the course of his or her normal work under normal workplace conditions
    Product sample - examine the outcomes previously produced by the practitioner
    Simulation of a specific task - set a specific task for the practitioner to demonstrate in a simulated environment
    Questioning (verbal or written) - ask relevant questions linked to the unit standard
    Testimony - collect a portfolio of evidence from third parties

    INTEGRATED ASSESSMENT
    It may be more effective and efficient to assess a number of unit standards together thus reducing the overall number of assessment 'events'.
  • Consider a complete activity in the workplace (the 'whole of work' approach) and determine which unit standards relate to this activity.
  • Work out how practitioners could collect evidence on a numbers of unit standards at the same time covering all the critical aspects of the standards
  • Ensure that commonalities that exist between a number of unit standards are captured in a way that makes sense for assessment.
  • Apply knowledge of ecological processes and natural resource management.
  • Apply knowledge of education and development processes and issues.
  • Consider diverse cultural perspectives and values.
  • Select and use appropriate and acceptable methodologies for interaction with stakeholders.
  • Intervention strategies.
  • Interaction with a wide range of people.
  • Different cultural values and perspectives.
  • Management of programmes.
  • Development processes and issues.
  • Project planning and management.
  • Evaluation and monitoring methods.
  • Relevant legislation, legislative frameworks and policies.
  • Critically evaluate and justify steps related to management including planning, development, monitoring and evaluation of a programme.
  • Reflect on adjustments made to a programme.
  • Show sensitivity to cultural values and perspectives.
  • Draw on experience and knowledge of others and oneself to provide leadership and guidance to others. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Suggest alternative technologies and livelihood practises for sustainability. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Ecotourism opportunities
  • Medicinal plant nurseries and tissue culture,
  • Agri-villages
  • Permaculture
  • Hydroponics
  • Fish farming
  • Land use options
  • Alternative energy sources e.g. solar power, electricity,
  • Protection and conservation of water sources, e.g., springs and water tables
  • Alien species (control, utilisation and alternative uses) 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    When conducting assessments, assessors must ensure that they are familiar with the full text of the Unit Standards being assessed.

    They must ensure that the assessment covers the specific outcomes, Critical Cross-Field Outcomes and essential embedded knowledge.

    As each situation is different, it will be necessary to develop assessment activities and tools, which are appropriate to the contexts in which practitioners are working. These activities and tools may include self-assessment, peer assessment, and formative and summative assessment.

    The specific outcomes and essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in relation to each other. If a practitioner 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 practitioner is able to perform the 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.

    Practical competence:
    The learner must demonstrate an ability to consider a range of options and make decisions about:

    1. Compiling inventory of community resources.
    2. Conducting a basic research on the impact of biomass harvesting.

    Foundational competence:
    The learner must demonstrate an understanding of:

    1. Renewable and non-renewable resources.
    2. Consumptive and non-consumptive resource utilisation.

    Reflexive competence:
    The learner must demonstrate ability to:

    1. Explain the benefits and limitations resulting from sustainability.
    2. Suggest alternative technologies and livelihood practises for sustainability.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
    Assessment should include practical demonstration of competence, either in the workplace or through work-realistic, out-of-classroom simulation.

    A range of assessment methods should be used, including:

    Direct observation - watch the practitioner carry out the task or produce a desired outcome during the course of his or her normal work under normal workplace conditions
    Product sample - examine the outcomes previously produced by the practitioner
    Simulation of a specific task - set a specific task for the practitioner to demonstrate in a simulated environment
    Questioning (verbal or written) - ask relevant questions linked to the unit standard
    Testimony - collect a portfolio of evidence from third parties

    INTEGRATED ASSESSMENT
    It may be more effective and efficient to assess a number of unit standards together thus reducing the overall number of assessment 'events'.
  • Consider a complete activity in the workplace (the 'whole of work' approach) and determine which unit standards relate to this activity.
  • Work out how practitioners could collect evidence on a numbers of unit standards at the same time covering all the critical aspects of the standards
  • Ensure that commonalities that exist between a number of unit standards are captured in a way that makes sense for assessment.
  • Apply knowledge of ecological processes and natural resource management.
  • Apply knowledge of education and development processes and issues.
  • Consider diverse cultural perspectives and values.
  • Select and use appropriate and acceptable methodologies for interaction with stakeholders.
  • Intervention strategies.
  • Interaction with a wide range of people.
  • Different cultural values and perspectives.
  • Management of programmes.
  • Development processes and issues.
  • Project planning and management.
  • Evaluation and monitoring methods.
  • Relevant legislation, legislative frameworks and policies.
  • Critically evaluate and justify steps related to management including planning, development, monitoring and evaluation of a programme.
  • Reflect on adjustments made to a programme.
  • Show sensitivity to cultural values and perspectives.
  • Draw on experience and knowledge of others and oneself to provide leadership and guidance to others. 


  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The qualifying learner is able to demonstrate a basic knowledge and understanding of:

    1. Action research methods
    2. Small Medium and Micro Enterprises
    3. Eco-tourism opportunities
    4. Sustainable livelihood options
    5. Natural Science / Nature Conservation
    6. Social systems
    7. Environmental Education
    8. Cultural Heritage Management
    9. Indigenous knowledge management
    10. Alternative power and energy sources
    11. Utilisation options for problem species
    12. Project planning techniques
    13. Viability / feasibility studies and assessments
    14. Partnerships 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Problem solving relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Team work relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Self-organisation and management relates to all specific outcomes.
    Inter-relatedness of systems relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communication relates to specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use of science and technology relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Professional development relates to all specific outcomes.
    Information evaluation relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 263361, which is "Analyse community and conservation issues.", Level 5, 12 credits.

    Demonstration of the knowledge and skills outlined in this unit standard must be consistent with the principles of:

    1. Respecting the natural and cultural environment.
    2. Being participatory, inclusive and democratic.
    3. Accepting and maintaining a non-discriminatory attitude towards diversity including, for example, differences in gender, race, religion, physical ability and culture.
    4. Sustainable resource utilisation. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  24195   National Certificate: Community Conservation: Practice and Co-ordination  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2006-04-09  CATHSSETA 
    Core  49626   National Certificate: Landcare Facilitation  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Elective  63249   National Diploma: Agricultural Extension  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.
     
    1. Balemi Consulting Pty Ltd 
    2. Mananthatshema Skills Dev. Centre 
    3. Mbimbini Training and Community Development 



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