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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of propagating vegetables 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117963  Demonstrate an understanding of propagating vegetables 
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 1  NQF Level 01 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2004-12-02  2007-12-02  SAQA 0357/04 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2008-12-02   2011-12-02  

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 
Learners understand the basic principles of propagating vegetable crops using different propagating materials. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
No prior learning assumed to be in place. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The unit standard refers to an understanding of the methods of propagating vegetable crops for production. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Demonstrate and understanding of the production of vegetables from seed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Sowing process is described and applied. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Fields for sowing are prepared. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Seeds of varying sizes are sown. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Demonstrate an understanding of seedling production. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Vegetable seedlings from seed are identified and described. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Water and fertiliser requirements of seedlings are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Different seedling media is distinguished. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
The principles of media and container sterilisation in seedling production are explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Demonstrate an understanding of seedling production systems. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Different seedling production systems are identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Seedlings in seedbeds are produced. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Thin seedling in seedbeds and containers are selected described. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Demonstrate an understanding of vegetable production from seedlings. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Learners can explain in informal language the planting of seedlings into the prepared beds. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Major seedling disorders that occur in the field are identified. 


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 context in which 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.

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 competency and 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 and written evidence and cannot be assessed only through observation.

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 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 and not unfairly discriminate against them. Qualifying learners should be able to justify their performance in terms of these values.
  • Assessors assessing a learner against the unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Institution offering learning that will enable achievement of 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 moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed upon ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Materials
  • Names of different type of vegetable propagation methods
  • Application of each propagation method and crops to which they are relevant
  • Names of equipment, chemicals and materials required in propagating vegetable crops
  • Requirement for caring for equipment used in vegetable propagation

    Processes
  • Methods of sowing and planting vegetable seed
  • Methods for producing seedlings
  • Methods for planting out and caring for seedlings in the production system

    Quality
  • Requirement for hygiene requirement in the nursery
  • Requirements if seeds and seedlings once planted
  • Characteristics of good quality propagation material
  • Requirements for storage of seed and keeping seedlings 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
  • Being observant and responsible for the constant care of seedlings during production in nursery.
  • Being observant and responsible for the constant care of seedlings and sown crops in the field.
  • Ensure principals of hygiene are kept up in the nursery.
  • Ensure timely and constant supply of vegetable seedlings for production.
  • Preventing and not creating conflict.
  • Understanding the impact of the failure of seedling production on the failure of vegetable production. 

  • UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
  • Identify the major propagation methods for vegetable production and the production requirement for each.
  • Identifying disorders and knowing how to respond to these. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Understand the relationship between effective teamwork and increased production. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively with superiors on the condition of seedlings and vegetables crops under production and with workers on the tasks that need to be carried out. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding that the process is a set of related systems by explaining the importance of well manger seedling production and disorder management on productivity and thus job security. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contributing to the personal development of each learner participating as a responsible citizen by being aware of the effect of the importance of hygiene and being sensitive to the cultural diversity within a team. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    NONE 


    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. Barrier Free General Trading CC 
    2. Calvin Projects Managements PTY LTD 
    3. Hlumelelisa 
    4. SA Entrepreneurship Skills Development And Training (Pty) Ltd 
    5. Toeprint Events 
    6. Women and Agricultural Training 
    7. Zintle's Rural Development Cc 



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