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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Collect agricultural data 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116156  Collect agricultural data 
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 1  NQF Level 01 
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 
The learner achieving this unit standard will be able to collect routine agricultural data on instruction and will also be able to apply prescribed methods of data collection for agricultural purposes. In addition the learner will be well positioned to extend their learning and practice into more complex areas of data collection.

Competent learners will be fully conversant with a narrow range of data collection procedures and contribute to the agricultural landscape in this regard.

Learners will understand the importance of the application of business principles in agricultural production with specific reference to information systems and technology.

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-oriented 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 unit standard:
  • Functional literacy and numeracy.
  • NQF 1: Select, use and care for hand tools and basic equipment and infrastructure 

  • 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 knowledge of different elementary methods of data collection. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Different methods may include, but are not restricted to: interpreting a gauge, measuring, observing, collecting samples, counting, and scouting. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Different methods of data collection are described correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The advantages and disadvantages of different methods are described. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Collect and report on collected agricultural data by using prescribed collection methods. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Agricultural data may include, but is not limited to: biological, physical and economical data, such as pests, diseases, agro-chemicals, crops, stock, economic, and maintenance information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The prescribed data collection methods are applied used correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Data is collected accurately. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The required reporting format is applied. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Basic deviances in data are identified, noted and reported. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Use and maintain data collection equipment correctly. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Recording tools may include, but are not restricted to pen and paper, voice recorders, electronic tools, pin boards, and colour codes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Correct use of data collection equipment is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Correct method of storage of the data collection equipment is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Minor repairs to the data collection equipment are performed correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Collection equipment is cleaned correctly. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Apply health and safety measures applicable to the collection method and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Health and safety measures required for the safe collection of data are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Appropriate protective garments and tools are used during data collection. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Applicable hygiene standards are maintained throughout the process of data collection. 


    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 al 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 qualifying learner is able to demonstrate a basic knowledge and understanding of:
  • Different methods of data collection.
  • Different methods of recording data.
  • Different methods of presenting data.
  • The names and functions of data collection tools and equipment.
  • The descriptions and properties of the source of the data being collected.
  • The description and properties of the data collection equipment.
  • Sensory cues related to the measurement of the data, the data collection equipment and the source of the data.
  • The purpose for learning about Information technology.
  • The purpose of the data being collected.
  • The correct procedures for collecting the data.
  • All relevant rules, laws and regulations related to the source of the data and the data itself.
  • The relationship between the data and information generated by it. 

  • 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:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of different elementary methods of data collection.
  • Apply methods of recording collected data using various types of technology.
  • Use and maintain data collection equipment correctly.
  • Apply health and safety measures applicable to the collection method and equipment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Teamwork relates to specific outcome:
  • Collect and report on collected agricultural data by using prescribed collection methods. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Self-organisation and management relates to specific outcomes:
  • Collect and report on collected agricultural data by using prescribed collection methods.
  • Apply methods of recording collected data using various types of technology.
  • Use and maintain data collection equipment correctly.
  • Apply health and safety measures applicable to the collection method and equipment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Information evaluation 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 
    Inter-relatedness of systems relates to specific outcomes:
  • Use and maintain data collection equipment correctly.
  • Apply health and safety measures applicable to the collection method and equipment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Self-development relates to specific outcomes
  • Demonstrate knowledge of different elementary methods of data collection.
  • Apply methods of recording collected data using various types of technology.
  • Apply health and safety measures applicable to the collection method 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  48972   National Certificate: Plant Production  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Fundamental  48970   National Certificate: Animal Production  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Fundamental  48971   National Certificate: Mixed Farming Systems  Level 1  NQF Level 01  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. Agricultural Research Council 
    2. Balemi Consulting Pty Ltd 
    3. Biofuels Business Incubators NPC 
    4. Boikgantsho Consulting & Events 
    5. Bumunhu Services Providers Cc 
    6. Cedara College of Agriculture 
    7. Centurion Akademie (Pty) Ltd 
    8. Deloitte 
    9. Dew Crisp (PTY) Ltd 
    10. Dihwai Food Cultural and Agricultural Services 
    11. Elsenburg Agricultural Training Institute 
    12. Escay Catering and other Services 
    13. Eternal Business Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    14. Farm for Africa Training and Development 
    15. Fort Cox Agricultural College 
    16. GA Community Care Consultants 
    17. Goldfields FET College 
    18. Heedmorine Training 
    19. Impact Plus Training Consultants 
    20. Interstate Clearing 092 (Pty) Ltd 
    21. Kgopane Trading Enterprise 
    22. KMK Training Services (PTY) Ltd 
    23. Knowledge For Ever 
    24. Lovedale Public TVET College 
    25. Madzivhandila Agricultural College 
    26. Mananthatshema Skills Dev. Centre 
    27. Matlharini Multi Centre Skills 
    28. Matotomana Training & Gen Trading 
    29. Mbimbini Training and Community Development 
    30. Mobile Agri Skills Development and Training NPC 
    31. Mogaladi Business Enterprise 
    32. Montshepetsa Bosui Farming & Training Cnt 
    33. Morwa Agri-development cc 
    34. Mpontshe Training 
    35. Mthashana FET College - Vryheid Campus 
    36. Mudindivhathu Garden Maintenance & Development cc 
    37. Mvelo Consultant 
    38. National Institute For The Deaf 
    39. Ngwato Wa Mphela Agriculture Training Services 
    40. Nkalebetja Agricultural Projects and Management 
    41. Nophelo Training Centre 
    42. Novi General Services 
    43. P N K Management Services 
    44. Phezukomkhono Training Services 
    45. Progressive Environmental Projects 
    46. Remoshomong Trading Enterprise 
    47. Retsogile Education and Training 
    48. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
    49. Selipha Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    50. Setlakala Business Development 
    51. Sioma Training and Enterprise Developement 
    52. Siyafundisa I Africa 
    53. Siyasanga Training Centre 
    54. Skills Fusion 
    55. Suidwes Beleggings Eiendoms Beperk 
    56. Thuto Boshwa Skills Development Services 
    57. Tinotsile Training and Development 
    58. Tompi Seleka Agricultural College 
    59. TPN Training and Recruitment cc 
    60. Tripple R Training Provider 
    61. Tshenkeng's Consulting 
    62. Umfolozi FET College 
    63. Vari Consulting 
    64. Voyano Project Management 
    65. Vukani Community Training 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.