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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Prepare an operational Silviculture plan 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
263838  Prepare an operational Silviculture plan 
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 4  NQF Level 04 
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 supervisors in a forestry operation. People completing this unit standard will be able to prepare an operational Silviculture plan.

Qualifying learners credited with this Unit Standard will demonstrate understanding of what is required to develop a Silviculture Operational Plan. In particular, they are able to:
  • Explain the purpose of a Silviculture plan.
  • Describe the individual processes and time frame of a typical Silvicultural Process planning.
  • Collect data for preparation of an operational Silviculture plan.
  • Describe and list he typical resource requirements for a Silvicultural operational plan. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in:
  • Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the purpose of a Silviculture plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The importance of Silviculture plan is briefly described. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Short term planning, Long tem planning.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The relationship of a Silviculture plan to other plantation operations is briefly described and listed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Nursery, establishment, maintenance, protection, pre-harvesting preparation.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The Silviculture plan requires certain elements to compile, describe list. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Seedlings, manpower, machines, finances, time-frames season of preparation.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe the individual processes and time frame of a typical Silvicultural Process planning. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Important processes that take place during the Silviculture planning are be listed and briefly explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Land preparation, plant, fertilizer, prune.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The climate bound logical sequence of a Silviculture process is outlined and described, including the window of opportunity within a season. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Winter rainfall, summer rainfall, winter and summer fire protection.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Important criteria to reach optimum production levels are listed and briefly described. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Standard Silviculture production standards.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Collect data for the preparation of an operational Silviculture plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Data sources for Silviculture planning are demonstrated. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Production Manuals, Silviculture Guidelines, Research Data.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Manpower and machine data required for Silviculture planning are listed and described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The logical format, production standards and work volume are described. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Format to display the combined result.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Describe and list typical resource requirements for a Silvicultural Operational Plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Resources required to implement stated Silviculture operations are listed and described. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Manpower, stock and minor equipment, machine.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Methods to determine the volume of resources required for the planned work volumes are listed and described. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Methods and formulae for calculations.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Silviculture plan is described or demonstrated as required. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against the unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or by an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA, according to the ETQA`s policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described in the associated unit standards.
  • Anyone wishing to be assessed against this qualification may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Purpose and rationale of a Silviculture plan.
  • Processes and time frames of a typical Silvicultural Process Plan.
  • Data requirements for preparation of an operational Silviculture Plan.
  • Typical resource requirements for a Silvicultural Operational Plan. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in relation to the target plantation for which a Silviculture plan is required. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as supervisor of a team in relation to the operational Silviculture plan. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in preparing an operational Silviculture Plan. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information to determine key requirements for an operational Silviculture Plan. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively to supervised team members, third parties and own supervisor by using mathematical and language skills in the modes of oral and written presentations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    See the world as an integrated whole in preparing an operational Silviculture plan. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    Anyone assessing a learner against this Qualification must be registered with the relevant ETQA as an assessor.

    Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement this qualification must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA. Assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the policies and guidelines for assessment of that ETQA, in terms of agreements reached around assessment and between various ETQA's (including professional bodies).

    Anyone wishing to be assessed against this qualification may apply to be assessed any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA.

    The options as listed above provide the opportunity to ensure that assessment and moderation can be transparent, affordable, valid reliable and non-discriminatory.

    For an applicant to register as an assessor or moderator of this qualification, the applicant needs:
  • To be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • To be in possession of the relevant qualification.
  • To have sufficient relevant experience.

    To have the appropriate qualification to assess communication and mathematical literacy. 

  • 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
    Elective  66349   Further Education and Training Certificate: General Forestry  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  FPMSETA 


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