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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Explain principles of human resources management and practices in agriculture 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116113  Explain principles of human resources management and practices in agriculture 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Primary Agriculture 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation Primary Agriculture 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
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 learner achieving this unit standard will be able to describe and understand the principles of Human Resources Management as applied at workplace environment.

Learners will understand the importance of the application of business principles in agricultural production with specific reference to human resources.

They will be able to operate farming practices as businesses and will gain the knowledge and skills to move from a subsistence orientation to an economic orientation in agriculture. Farmers will gain the knowledge and skills to access mainstream agriculture through a business-orientated approach to agriculture. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
It is assumed that a learner attempting this unit standard will demonstrate competence against the unit standard or equivalent:
  • NQF 1: Apply basic human resources management principles and practices applicable in an agricultural environment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Whilst range statements have been defined generically to include as wide a set of alternatives as possible, all range statements should be interpreted within the specific context of application.

    Range statements are neither comprehensive nor necessarily appropriate to all contexts. Alternatives must however be comparable in scope and complexity. These are only as a general guide to scope and complexity of what is required. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an awareness and basic understanding of the farm's Human Resources policy with specific reference to rules and procedures. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Human resources philosophy, policies, rules, procedures and disciplinary environment applicable at farm level. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An understanding of disciplinary rules and grievance procedures at farm level is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An understanding of the value of a human resource policy and that access to it is known is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The implication(s) of non-compliance of company rules and procedures are explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain and identify labour legislation applicable at the work situation. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Labour legislation includes working hours, remuneration, safety, over-time, holidays, legal strikes etc. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An understanding is demonstrated of labour legislation relevant and applicable at the workplace with specific reference to working hours, remuneration, safety, holidays, etc. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An understanding is demonstrated of the implication(s) of not complying with labour legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An ability is demonstratedto explain Employment rights and responsibilities. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain and interpret contracts and agreements applicable at the workplace. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Job descriptions, performance agreements, personnel evaluation, interview panels. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An understanding is demonstrated of the need for job descriptions and the contents of it. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An understanding is demonstrated of the value of a contract - should be able to explain it and interpret it. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An understanding is demonstrated of the need for performance agreements and the functioning of such a system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    An understanding is demonstrated of the need for personnel evaluation and the evaluation process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    An understanding and awareness of all other Agreements relevant to the work situation is demonstrated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Explain and adhere to health and safety rules and practices. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Health and safety rules and practices include but are not limited to compulsory statutory safety regulations as well as relevant company health and safety rules - protective clothing, handling of dangerous chemicals, adherence to safety procedures laid down by law and farm policy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An understanding of the need and value of Health and Safety rules and procedures is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An awareness of the location of safety equipment is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An awareness of the importance of the periodical checking of safety equipment is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Personal hygiene practices are identified, described and interpreted. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The assessment of qualifying learners against this standard should meet the requirements of established assessment principles.

    It will be necessary to develop assessment activities and tools, which are appropriate to the contexts in which the qualifying learners are working. These activities and tools may include an appropriate combination of self-assessment and peer assessment, formative and summative assessment, portfolios and observations etc.

    The assessment should ensure that all the specific outcomes; critical cross-field outcomes and essential embedded knowledge are assessed.

    The specific outcomes must be assessed through observation of performance. Supporting evidence should be used to prove competence of specific outcomes only when they are not clearly seen in the actual performance.

    Essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in its own right, through oral or written evidence and cannot be assessed only by being observed.

    The specific outcomes and essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in relation to each other. If a qualifying learner 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 qualifying learner is able to perform the specific outcomes but is unable to explain or justify their performance in terms of the essential embedded knowledge, then they should not be assessed as competent.

    Evidence of the specified critical cross-field outcomes should be found both in performance and in the essential embedded knowledge.

    Performance of specific outcomes must actively affirm target groups of qualifying learners, not unfairly discriminate against them. Qualifying learners should be able to justify their performance in terms of these values.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard or assessing this unit standard 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 relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The person is able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of:
  • Human Resource policy, principles and procedures.
  • Labour Laws.
  • Contractual agreements.
  • Job descriptions.
  • Personnel evaluation.
  • Performance agreements.
  • Occupational Health and Safety, and environmental regulations.
  • Personal hygiene. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Problem Solving: relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Teamwork: relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Self-management: relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Interpreting Information: relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communication: relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use Science and Technology: relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    The world as a set of related systems: relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Self-development: relates to all specific outcomes. 

    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
    Core  48976   National Certificate: Animal Production  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Core  48977   National Certificate: Mixed Farming Systems  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Core  48975   National Certificate: Plant Production  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Elective  50227   National Certificate: Rooibos Production  Level 2  NQF Level 02  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. Boikgantsho Consulting & Events 
    3. Bumunhu Services Providers Cc 
    4. Cedara College of Agriculture 
    5. Dihwai Food Cultural and Agricultural Services 
    6. Elsenburg Agricultural Training Institute 
    7. Escay Catering and other Services 
    8. Goldfields FET College 
    9. Heedmorine Training 
    10. Impact Plus Training Consultants 
    11. Interactive Trading 747 ( PTY) LTD 
    12. KayDee Project Management Cc 
    13. Kgopane Trading Enterprise 
    14. KMK Training Services (PTY) Ltd 
    15. Knowledge For Ever 
    16. Leruo ke Matla Training and Enterprise Development Services 
    17. Madzivhandila Agricultural College 
    18. Malizana Projects CC 
    19. Mananthatshema Skills Dev. Centre 
    20. Matotomana Training & Gen Trading 
    21. Mbimbini Training and Community Development 
    22. Mobile Agri Skills Development and Training NPC 
    23. Mogaladi Business Enterprise 
    24. Montshepetsa Bosui Farming & Training Cnt 
    25. Morwa Agri-development cc 
    26. Mpontshe Training 
    27. Mthashana FET College - Vryheid Campus 
    28. Mvelo Consultant 
    29. National Institute For The Deaf 
    30. Nophelo Training Centre 
    31. Novi General Services 
    32. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
    33. Selipha Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    34. Setlakala Business Development 
    35. Siyafundisa I Africa 
    36. Siyasanga Training Centre 
    37. Skills Fusion 
    38. Suidwes Beleggings Eiendoms Beperk 
    39. Taletso FET College - Central Office 
    40. Thuto Boshwa Skills Development Services 
    41. Tompi Seleka Agricultural College 
    42. TPN Training and Recruitment cc 
    43. Tripple R Training Provider 
    44. University of Limpopo 
    45. Vari Consulting 



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