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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|General Education and Training Certificate: Horticulture|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|49668||General Education and Training Certificate: Horticulture|
|SGB Ornamental Horticulture and Landscape|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|AgriSETA - Agriculture SETA||OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework|
|National Certificate||Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation||Horticulture|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||131||Level 1||NQF Level 01||Regular-Unit Stds Based|
|REGISTRATION STATUS||SAQA DECISION NUMBER||REGISTRATION START DATE||REGISTRATION END DATE|
|LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT||LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT|
|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 qualification does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification.
|PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION|
This qualification provides learners with a firm foundation of portable skills with which to enter the horticultural industry in its broadest sense, or if already employed in the industry, be able to look forward to a career path in any sector of the industry.
A Learner achieving this qualification will be able to work effectively and productively within the field of horticulture knowing:
The principles of health and safety are embedded in all the learning aspects of the qualification.
The qualification addresses an urgent industry needs to skill its workforce, to produce and maintain high quality plants and landscapes.
One of the first impressions that a tourist has of a country, is the beauty of its parks, gardens and sports facilities. This qualification aims to introduce and consolidate world class standards of horticultural excellence to enhance South Africa as a tourist destination. The resultant spin-offs will have a positive impact on job creation and economic empowerment in the country.
This qualification is aimed at those people with limited formal education. It represents a strategic development in the career and learning pathway of individuals, both from a vocational point of view, as well as from a learning point of view.
For those wishing to enter the industry, whether they are unemployed or as an Entrepreneur, this qualification offers a solid foundation of all aspects in the horticultural industry including:
As the core is generic to all the above sectors of the horticultural industry, the qualification embodies the principle of portability and forms the base for any future learning. Accordingly, this will facilitate the employment of learners within the industry.
This qualification addresses both the current and future needs of horticulture in South Africa
The qualification is accessible to the learner, in both the urban and rural environs. The varied scope illustrates the multiple vocations that are available.
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
|The industry will encourage potential Learners to embark on this qualification as it has universal relevance to the industry and is nationally recognized. Learners who would like to access this qualification should have demonstrated competency in Communication and Numeracy at ABET Level 3.
Recognition of prior learning
The qualification may be achieved in part or as a whole through the Recognition of Prior Learning.
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|This qualification consists of a minimum of 131 credits, composed of:
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|1. Apply the principles of health and safety in the horticultural environment.
2. Understand the structure of plants and the functions of their various components.
3. Demonstrate an understanding of the necessity of water for plant growth.
4. Describe the amount of water to be applied at the most suitable frequency to ensure the healthy growth and development of plants.
5. Identify the soil types that commonly occur in landscaped areas.
6. Propagate ornamental plants from seed.
7. Conduct the care of ornamental seedlings.
8. Plant and establish ornamental plants from containers into open ground.
9. Mulch and enrich the soil in established landscapes.
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
The integrated assessment allows the Learners the opportunity to show that they are able to utilize concepts, ideas and actions across unit standards. This will allow Learners to achieve competency that is in keeping with the purpose of the qualification.
An integrated assessment will indicate how theoretical learning is demonstrated in a practical environment in such a way that the application of the work learnt becomes second nature.
In conducting an assessment, the quality of the performance must also be evaluated i.e. both the performance and the thinking behind the action must be qualitative.
The assessment should include both formative and summative options and should use various assessment tools i.e. not by observation only. It is suggested that a Portfolio of Assessment form part of the summative assessment, with practical outcomes being demonstrated in a simulated or real work place situation.
A broad range of task-orientated and theoretical tools may be used, with the distinction between practical knowledge and disciplinary knowledge being maintained.
Unit Standards in the qualification must be used to assess the specific and Critical Cross Field Outcomes. It is recommended that the assessment tools give Learners the opportunity to account for their decision-making and problem solving in line with the Specific Outcomes and related Assessment Criteria.
As a result of this qualification being generic in forming the foundation for a career in horticulture, Learners should be assessed in occupational contexts and activities. The assessment should ensure that the foundational skills are portable and prepare them for further learning, whatever career path they may choose.
|Comparisons of the unit standards from the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand, indicate similarities in general horticultural practices. However, given the climatic conditions relative to the countries from which the comparisons were done, deviations in content are unavoidable.
The horticultural qualifications in the United Kingdom and New Zealand begin at level 2, but much of their content is similar to that covered in this qualification.
Examples of comparable qualifications from the United Kingdom include:
Australia has horticultural qualifications from level 1. Due to the structure of their markets, and their production methodologies, many of the unit standards are also used in their agricultural qualifications.
To ensure portability and general applicability, the South African level 1 and 2 horticultural qualifications are generic. Specialisation into the diverse fields occurs at level 3 and above. Australia however has elected to specialise from level 1.
The following Australian qualifications were examined, and the notable similarities are:
1. Registration No RUH10298 - Certificate 1 in Horticulture (Arboriculture)
2. Registration No RUH10498 - Certificate 1 in Horticulture (Landscape)
3. Registration No RUH10398 - Certificate 1 in Horticulture (Floriculture)
4. Registration No RUH10598 - Certificate 1 in Horticulture (Nursery)
5. Registration No RUH10698 - Certificate 1 in Horticulture (Parks and Gardens)
6. Registration No RUH10798 - Certificate 1 in Horticulture (Turf Management)
After lengthy discussions, the horticultural SGB and its representative bodies jointly decided that the South African horticultural industry cannot justify six separate qualifications at level 1 and 2. Accordingly, the specialisations will be addressed in the electives in one qualification at each level.
|The generic nature of this qualification and the focus on multi-skilling, will allow articulation within the horticultural industry sectors of :
Amenity Horticulture, Landscaping, Interior Plantscaping, Garden Design, Sports, Turf, Arboriculture, Floristry, Floriculture, Plant Propagation, Retail Nurseries and Landscape Irrigation.
As the basics of Agriculture and horticulture are parallel, articulation in the fields of Agronomy, Fruit and Vegetable Production, Nature Conservation and Forestry are possible.
|Anyone assessing a learner against these unit standards must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA and have experience or in depth knowledge of the horticultural industry.
Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of these unit standards or will assess these unit standards must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA. Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the qualification and the agreed ETQA procedure.
Therefore anyone wishing to be assessed against these unit standards may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution which is accredited by the relevant ETQA.
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
|As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012; 2015.|
|ID||UNIT STANDARD TITLE||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||CREDITS|
|Core||119695||Apply fertilizers to ornamental plants and landscapes||Level 1||NQF Level 01||3|
|Core||119707||Apply health and safety principles in horticulture||Level 1||NQF Level 01||3|
|Core||119702||Apply water to landscaped areas||Level 1||NQF Level 01||3|
|Core||119686||Care for ornamental seedlings||Level 1||NQF Level 01||4|
|Core||119694||Control weeds manually in plant propagation and landscaping||Level 1||NQF Level 01||4|
|Core||119687||Demonstrate a basic understanding of the horticultural industry||Level 1||NQF Level 01||2|
|Core||119711||Demonstrate an understand of the basic structure of ornamental plants||Level 1||NQF Level 01||4|
|Core||119714||Demonstrate an understanding of the role and requirements of water in plants||Level 1||NQF Level 01||3|
|Core||119696||Identify and prepare soils for landscaped planting||Level 1||NQF Level 01||4|
|Core||119708||Identify and report common pests and diseases in plant propogation and landscapes||Level 1||NQF Level 01||4|
|Core||119689||Identify the major categories of ornamental plants||Level 1||NQF Level 01||6|
|Core||119697||Mow lawns in landscaped areas||Level 1||NQF Level 01||3|
|Core||119703||Mulch and enrich the soil of established landscaped areas||Level 1||NQF Level 01||5|
|Core||119706||Plant and establish ornamental plants from containers into open ground||Level 1||NQF Level 01||5|
|Core||119704||Propagate ornamental plants from seed||Level 1||NQF Level 01||5|
|Core||119710||Prune and shape ornamental shrubs||Level 1||NQF Level 01||4|
|Core||119698||Utilise growth media for ornamental plant containers||Level 1||NQF Level 01||3|
|Fundamental||7464||Analyse cultural products and processes as representations of shape, space and time||Level 1||NQF Level 01||2|
|Fundamental||7451||Collect, analyse, use and communicate numerical data||Level 1||NQF Level 01||2|
|Fundamental||7449||Critically analyse how mathematics is used in social, political and economic relations||Level 1||NQF Level 01||2|
|Fundamental||14084||Demonstrate an understanding of and use the numbering system||Level 1||NQF Level 01||1|
|Fundamental||12203||Demonstrate knowledge of issues relating to HIV and AIDS||Level 1||NQF Level 01||2|
|Fundamental||7463||Describe and represent objects and the environment in terms of shape, space, time and motion||Level 1||NQF Level 01||2|
|Fundamental||12462||Engage in a range of speaking and listening interactions for a variety of purposes||Level 1||NQF Level 01||6|
|Fundamental||12471||Explore and use a variety of strategies to learn (revised)||Level 1||NQF Level 01||5|
|Fundamental||12469||Read and respond to a range of text types||Level 1||NQF Level 01||6|
|Fundamental||7461||Use maps to access and communicate information concerning routes, location and direction||Level 1||NQF Level 01||1|
|Fundamental||7447||Working with numbers in various contexts||Level 1||NQF Level 01||6|
|Fundamental||12470||Write for a variety of different purposes||Level 1||NQF Level 01||6|
|Elective||119692||Apply basic tree climbing principles||Level 2||NQF Level 02||6|
|Elective||119691||Backfill compact and replant grass sods and plants in irrigation trenches||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Elective||119701||Create an awareness of enviromental protection||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Elective||119690||Establish an area of turf with grass sods||Level 2||NQF Level 02||6|
|Elective||119699||Excavate irrigation trenches in established landscapes||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Elective||119705||Handle floristry plant material||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Elective||119700||Install irrigation piping in trenches||Level 2||NQF Level 02||10|
|Elective||119709||Maintain and conserve the flora in nature areas||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Elective||119688||Maintain optimal environmental conditions for floristry arrangements||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Elective||119693||Treat floristry plant material||Level 2||NQF Level 02||7|
|LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|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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|3.||Balemi Consulting Pty Ltd|
|4.||Boland Agri Training & Community Development Centre|
|5.||Bomthiya Engineering (Pty) Ltd|
|6.||Bumunhu Services Providers Cc|
|8.||Deneyo's Trading Enterprise|
|9.||Dicla Training and Farming|
|11.||Hephzibah Training and Enterprise|
|12.||Hlomulani Training & Consulting|
|14.||IQ Skills Academy Pty Ltd|
|15.||Josmap Training Institute|
|16.||Kgohlong Training and Enterprise|
|17.||Kgothatso Supply and Projects|
|18.||Khululekani Training Centre|
|20.||Leruo ke Matla Training and Enterprise Development Services|
|21.||Levites Agricultural Primary Cooperative Limited|
|22.||Makavila Suppliers CC.|
|23.||Manoyi Farmers Supply|
|24.||Mentowell (Pty) Ltd|
|25.||Mopani Training Centre|
|26.||Mzanzi Training Institute|
|27.||Ndukenhle (Pty) Ltd|
|28.||Ngwetsana Skills Development|
|29.||Nyankwavi Investment CC.|
|30.||Obrinet Construction & General Trading|
|31.||P N K Management Services|
|32.||Phanamandla Projects (Pty) Ltd|
|33.||Prempie Business Solutions Pty Ltd|
|34.||Reach Out Today Training Centre|
|35.||Rekopane Training Centre CC|
|36.||SA Entrepreneurship Skills Development And Training (Pty) Ltd|
|37.||Salabedla Contracting and Trading|
|38.||Sello Phatlhane Projects Enterprise|
|39.||Servest Multiservices Group Pty Ltd|
|40.||Siyaphepha Occupational Risk Management Services|
|41.||Siyasanga Training Centre|
|42.||SNNB Trading & Projects|
|43.||Thembeni Skills Development Trading and Projects (Pty) Ltd|
|44.||TRAINING AT WORK PTY LTD|
|45.||Tshitwamulomoni Trading and Projetcs (Pty) Ltd|
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|47.||VEB CELE AND ASSOCIATES|
|48.||Vhasoni Skills Academy|
|49.||Village Agricultural Training (Pty) Ltd|
|50.||Zwanthesa Agricultural Co-operative Limited|