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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Ensure sustainable wild flower harvesting operations 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116289  Ensure sustainable wild flower harvesting operations 
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 4  NQF Level 04 
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 ensure sustainable wild flower harvesting operation in an agricultural environment. 

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 3: Maintain and support sustainable wild flower harvesting practices.
  • NQF 4: Plan and maintain environmentally sound agricultural processes. 

  • 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 a broad knowledge of sustainable harvesting and eco system sustainability. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Sustainable harvesting and ecosystem health within the local region. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A good understanding of sustainable harvesting practices is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A good understanding of harvesting methodology is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A good understanding of the functioning of an ecosystem within the local region is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A good understanding of the impact of harvesting practises on an ecosystem is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The impact of harvesting on the ecosystem is minimized. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    A harvesting schedule is developed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate compliance with regards to relevant legislation. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    All relevant legislation pertaining to harvesting operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Relevant legislation is applied. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Relevant legislation pertaining to harvesting operation is sourced. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Compliance with legislation and to effectively implement legislation is demonstrated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Manage, analyse and integrate relevant data into operating procedures and regional monitoring program. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    All data pertaining to harvesting operation on farm level needs to be fed or be available for use on a regional level. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The purpose for managing and analysing data is described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Data within the operating procedures on farm level is managed, analysed and integrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The reason why data needs to feed into the regional monitoring program is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Interaction on regional level is executed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Develop and manage a harvesting plan for a farm. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Develop using the information gathered at farm level, a harvesting plan and to manage it accordingly against the plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A management plan is developed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A harvesting operation is implemented and managed against a management plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A management plan is reviewed & updated to compensate for planned & unplanned changes. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Demonstrate the ability to do research and enhance current potential of harvesting products to keep up with new market initiatives. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Research the marketing potential of harvesting products. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The market initiative relevant to the harvesting products is researched. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Different market strategies and potential is assessed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Harvesting of the product is adapted according to the marketing requirements. 


    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 thy 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:
  • Basic management.
  • Basic financial management.
  • Basic market readiness.
  • Occupational Health & Safety.
  • Labour law.
  • Basic ecological principles.
  • Basic species identification.
  • Ecological sustainable methods of harvesting.
  • Basic fire fighting.
  • Basic first Aid.
  • Resource management.
  • Risk management.
  • Basic conflict resolution and management.
  • Basic background on SDF, IDP ext. processes.
  • Basic map reading.
  • GIS use. 

  • 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 ORGANISING 
    Self-organisation and management relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Information evaluation relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communication 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
    Elective  49009   National Certificate: Plant Production  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  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. Cedara College of Agriculture 
    3. ELSENBURG AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 
    4. Heedmorine Training 
    5. KayDee Project Management Cc 
    6. Leruo ke Matla Training and Enterprise Development Services 
    7. Maishamalema Development Training 
    8. Mananthatshema Skills Dev. Centre 
    9. Matotomana Training & Gen Trading 
    10. Mogaladi Business Enterprise 
    11. Morwa Agri-development cc 
    12. Mvelo Consultant 
    13. National Institute For The Deaf - NID 
    14. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
    15. Selipha Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    16. Setlakala Business Development 
    17. Suidwes Beleggings Eiendoms Beperk 
    18. The Skills Development Hub (Pty) Ltd 
    19. TPN Training and Recruitment cc 
    20. Vari Holdings (Pty)Ltd 
    21. Westco Agri 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.