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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Arrange and install a plant decoration 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
264254  Arrange and install a plant decoration 
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 3  NQF Level 03 
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:
  • Undertake the planning and selection of plants for a decoration.
  • Install the decoration in the chosen venue.
  • Dismantle the decoration and return the plants to the nursery. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this qualification will have demonstrated competence in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 1 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy NQF Level 1 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Ensure that personnel adhere to the appropriate health and safety procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The PPC and PPE items that must be used by the personnel, are described and the frequency in which these must be inspected/replaced is explained in accordance with the company's SOPs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The reporting procedures for health and safety hazards are explained in accordance with the company's procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The condition of vehicles to be used for transporting goods and personnel is described in accordance with the company's procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The requirements for the safe transporting of staff on vehicles are explained in terms of the company procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The loading and securing of various equipment in the workplace is demonstrated in accordance with the company's procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The points to be considered in an emergency situation are explained in accordance with the company procedures to ensure that the safety of others is not jeopardised and that any injured party is attended to as a matter of immediacy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The basic first aid to be used in an emergency situation is demonstrated in order to ensure that the correct aid is provided according to the relevant injury. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Undertake the installation of a decoration with the assistance of workers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The adequate watering of plants in preparation for their move and placement in a decoration is explained with respect to the micro-climate that prevails at the venue. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The genera, species and varieties of plants that are suitable for decorations are identified and the reasons for their use are provided with relevance to the function and the venue where the plant decoration will be displayed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The various allied products are identified in accordance with the requirements of the display design. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The selection and checking of equipment to be used is demonstrated in terms of the requirements of the display and in accordance with the company procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The supervision of workers loading and handling selected plants is demonstrated in accordance with the company procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The correct transporting and moving of plants is demonstrated in accordance with the company's procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The methods for ensuring working safety at the venue being decorated are described in respect of the positive contribution that this has on minimising safety incidents in the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    The placement of plants, decoration material and equipment to achieve an attractive effect is explained and demonstrated in accordance with the display concept or design. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    The supervision of personnel placing plants and equipment and tidying up the display is demonstrated in accordance with the company's procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Supervise the dismantling of a decoration according to the workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The procedures for the systematic breakdown of a decoration are explained to ensure that minimum breakage occurs and that the venue is left in its original state of cleanliness. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The correct relocation of returned plants, equipment and allied products is demonstrated according to the company procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The need for regular cleaning and maintenance of all decoration structures, equipment and allied products is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The necessity of checking the operation of equipment regularly and timeously is explained to ensure that any repairs to damaged or malfunctioning equipment can be conducted in accordance with the company procedures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against the qualification must be registered as an assessor with the relevant Education and 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 qualification must be accredited as a provider with the relevant Education and 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 and 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 
    Embedded knowledge is reflected in the Assessment Criteria for each Specific Outcome. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    The learner is able to identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made by:
  • Recognising hazards in the work environment and taking precautions to protect the client. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The learner is able to organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively by:
  • Planning the decoration and involving workers to achieve the planned result. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    The learner is able to communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation by:
  • Communicating the details of the planned decoration to workers. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    The learner is able to use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others by:
  • Planning an appropriate pest control programme for the plants to be used in the decoration. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    The learner is able to demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognizing that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation:
  • Ensuring the safety of the client and everyone on site by ensuring that safe working methods are consistently applied. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    The learner is able to contribute to the full personal development of themselves and the social and economic development of the society at large:
  • Instructing workers, teaching them the skills necessary to do the job well, demonstrating skills to them when appropriate. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    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  66649   National Certificate: Landscaping  Level 3  NQF Level 03  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.
     
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