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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply layout principles for conservation and infrastructure 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116127  Apply layout principles for conservation and infrastructure 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Primary Agriculture 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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 plan, lay out and maintain conservation and structures and prevention measures in an agricultural environment, report faults, and where appropriate, repair them under supervision. 

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 standards or equivalent:
  • NQF 1: Apply elementary farm layout and infrastructure.
  • NQF 1: Demonstrate an understanding of the basic concepts of sustainable farming systems. 

  • 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 
    Recognise veld and soil types, animal and human behaviour and demarcate appropriate areas for sustainable resource use in the layout of the farm. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    All resources on the farm, suitable for main farming enterprises. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The major physical characteristics are observed and pointed out. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Suitability for infrastructure or maintenance is assessed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The problems that could be caused by various enterprises or activities are evaluated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Construct the infrastructure and relate the physical and chemical characteristics of soil, landscape and local climate and land capability and demarcate areas for sustainable use. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Number, spacing and size structures should be identified, evaluated and surveyed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The area where structures should be placed to optimise management are identified and pointed out. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Structures are constructed in identified areas under supervision. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Understand the design of farm layout according to agricultural, water catchment and environmental conservation areas. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Evaluate a range of relevant resources, characteristics and climate in relation to potential land use and effect of (to be) erected structures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The potential of the natural resources to be sustainable is evaluated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Potential is estimated and sites with high potential for erosion, decay or damage are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Areas for infrastructure construction are surveyed and information is used to decide on placement of structures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Design and construct basic infrastructure using simple tools and equipment at appropriate spacings with supervision. Construct structures at appropriate spacings with supervision. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Collection of structures as appropriate for the natural environment and selected enterprise. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The site is assessed to decide on appropriateness for structures and natural resource conservation layout. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The principle layout and systems that are appropriate for the local area are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A system is designed using drawings; three-dimensional models in sand or other representations, showing how water can be used more effectively and degredation can be reduced by soil and water conservation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Maintain, report faults, and where appropriate repair them under instruction. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    A variety of maintenance tasks relevant to the farm layout and enterprise. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Faults are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Maintenance tasks relevant to the farm layout and use for enterprise are demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Basic reparation tasks, where necessary, are demonstrated. 


    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:
  • Working safely with a range of hand-held tools.


    Intermediate Knowledge

    The person is able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of:
  • Basic sustainable agricultural principles.
  • Environmental indicators.
  • Basic soil types and their features i.e. clay, sand, loam and its distribution.
  • Basic weather patterns i.e. summer, winter, basic clouds and energy/ carbon/ hydrological/ oxygen cycles.
  • Basic water cycle and water management.
  • Basic veld types i.e. savanna, fynbos, forest, karoo and links to weather patterns.
  • Basic ecosystems, their distribution and links to the rest of the environment i.e. wetlands, grasslands, mountains.
  • Use of hand-held tools.
  • Basic natural resources (water, soil, veld, energy, heat), their limitations and sustainable uses.
  • Use of basic waste as a resource i.e. types for erosion control, trench gardening.
  • Basic alternative energies i.e. wind, sun, gravity and some of their uses.
  • Basic soil conservation and crop rotation methods.
  • Basic environmental indicators such as soil erosion, basic signs of land degradation.
  • Following instructions and reporting on conditions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Problem Solving: relates to specific outcomes:
  • Recognise veld and soil types, animal and human behaviour and demarcate appropriate areas for sustainable resource use in the layout of the farm.
  • Construct the infrastructure and relate the physical and chemical characteristics of soil, landscape and local climate and land capability, and demarcate areas for sustainable use.
  • Understand the design of farm layout according to agricultural, water catchment and environmental conservation areas.
  • Design and construct basic infrastructure using simple tools and equipment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Teamwork: relates to specific outcomes:
  • Recognise veld and soil types, animal and human behaviour and demarcate appropriate areas for sustainable resource use in the layout of the farm.
  • Construct the infrastructure and relate the physical and chemical characteristics of soil, landscape and local climate and land capability, and demarcate areas for sustainable use.
  • Understand the design of farm layout according to agricultural, water catchment and environmental conservation areas.
  • Design and construct basic infrastructure using simple tools and equipment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Self-management: relates to specific outcomes:
  • Recognise veld and soil types, animal and human behaviour and demarcate appropriate areas for sustainable resource use in the layout of the farm.
  • Construct the infrastructure and relate the physical and chemical characteristics of soil, landscape and local climate and land capability, and demarcate areas for sustainable use.
  • Understand the design of farm layout according to agricultural, water catchment and environmental conservation areas.
  • Design and construct basic infrastructure using simple tools and equipment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Interpreting Information: relates to specific outcomes:
  • Recognise veld and soil types, animal and human behaviour and demarcate appropriate areas for sustainable resource use in the layout of the farm.
  • Construct the infrastructure and relate the physical and chemical characteristics of soil, landscape and local climate and land capability, and demarcate areas for sustainable use.
  • Understand the design of farm layout according to agricultural, water catchment and environmental conservation areas.
  • Design and construct basic infrastructure using simple tools and equipment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communication: relates to specific outcomes:
  • Recognise veld and soil types, animal and human behaviour and demarcate appropriate areas for sustainable resource use in the layout of the farm.
  • Construct the infrastructure and relate the physical and chemical characteristics of soil, landscape and local climate and land capability, and demarcate areas for sustainable use.
  • Understand the design of farm layout according to agricultural, water catchment and environmental conservation areas.
  • Design and construct basic infrastructure using simple tools and equipment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use Science and Technology: relates to specific outcomes:
  • Recognise veld and soil types, animal and human behaviour and demarcate appropriate areas for sustainable resource use in the layout of the farm.
  • Construct the infrastructure and relate the physical and chemical characteristics of soil, landscape and local climate and land capability, and demarcate areas for sustainable use.
  • Understand the design of farm layout according to agricultural, water catchment and environmental conservation areas.
  • Design and construct basic infrastructure using simple tools and equipment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    The world as a set of related systems: relates to specific outcomes:
  • Recognise veld and soil types, animal and human behaviour and demarcate appropriate areas for sustainable resource use in the layout of the farm.
  • Construct the infrastructure and relate the physical and chemical characteristics of soil, landscape and local climate and land capability, and demarcate areas for sustainable use.
  • Understand the design of farm layout according to agricultural, water catchment and environmental conservation areas.
  • Design and construct basic infrastructure using simple tools and equipment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Self-development: relates to specific outcomes:
  • Recognise veld and soil types, animal and human behaviour and demarcate appropriate areas for sustainable resource use in the layout of the farm.
  • Construct the infrastructure and relate the physical and chemical characteristics of soil, landscape and local climate and land capability, and demarcate areas for sustainable use.
  • Understand the design of farm layout according to agricultural, water catchment and environmental conservation areas.
  • Design and construct basic infrastructure using simple tools and equipment. 

  • 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 


    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. Gert Sibande TVET College 
    9. Goldfields FET College 
    10. Heedmorine Training 
    11. Impact Plus Training Consultants 
    12. KayDee Project Management Cc 
    13. Kgopane Trading Enterprise 
    14. KMK Training Services (PTY) Ltd 
    15. Knowledge For Ever 
    16. Madzivhandila Agricultural College 
    17. Mananthatshema Skills Dev. Centre 
    18. Matotomana Training & Gen Trading 
    19. Mobile Agri Skills Development and Training NPC 
    20. Mogaladi Business Enterprise 
    21. Montshepetsa Bosui Farming & Training Cnt 
    22. Morwa Agri-development cc 
    23. Mpontshe Training 
    24. Mthashana FET College - Vryheid Campus 
    25. Mvelo Consultant 
    26. National Institute For The Deaf 
    27. Ngwato Wa Mphela Agriculture Training Services 
    28. Nophelo Training Centre 
    29. Novi General Services 
    30. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
    31. Selipha Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    32. Setlakala Business Development 
    33. Siyafundisa I Africa 
    34. Siyasanga Training Centre 
    35. Skills Fusion 
    36. Suidwes Beleggings Eiendoms Beperk 
    37. Taletso FET College - Central Office 
    38. Thuto Boshwa Skills Development Services 
    39. Tompi Seleka Agricultural College 
    40. TPN Training and Recruitment cc 
    41. Tripple R Training Provider 
    42. University of Limpopo 
    43. Vari Consulting 



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