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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Plant and establish ornamental plants from containers into open ground 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119706  Plant and establish ornamental plants from containers into open ground 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Ornamental Horticulture and Landscape 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation Horticulture 
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 
A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Assess the readiness of plants for planting
  • Place plants at the appropriate spacings
  • Remove plants from containers and plant at the correct depth
  • Give appropriate care to new plants 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Demonstrate knowledge of communication and numeracy at Abet Level 3 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    "Containers" include seedling trays, plug trays, pots, and plastic bags 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Select plants from stockholding or the nursery and prepare for planting. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The range includes but is not limited to: Plants include seedlings, herbaceous perennials, shrubs, trees, size and condition of plants, properly developed root ball, container growing, medium saturated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The criteria to be used when selecting plants for planting out is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The reasons for soaking plants before planting are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The attainment of the correct moisture content of the growing media for planting is demonstrated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Arrange plants in the areas where they are to be planted. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The range includes but is not limited to: Spacing of common annual and perennial plants, degree of coverage required, spread of mature plant. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The factors that influence the planting density of various plant types are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The appropriate spacing for common annual seedlings is demonstrated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Prepare a suitable hole to receive the plant. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The range includes but is not limited to: Extent of mature root development, digging and planting tools, retain topsoil, soil friability. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The proper use of and care of tools is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The preparation of a suitable hole for the plant is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The procedures for the enrichment of the base and backfill material for planting, are demonstrated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Remove the plant from its container and place it in the hole at the correct level. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The range includes but is not limited to: seedling tray, plug tray, pot, plastic bag, maintain soil level at stems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The correct method of removing the plant from the container is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The correct method of handling the plant when planting is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The importance of planting at the correct level is explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Backfill and complete planting. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The necessity of keeping the plant vertical when backfilling is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The correct backfilling around the plant, to prevent the burying of its leaves and branches, is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The 'firming' of the soil around the root ball is demonstrated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Prepare bedding area and plant annuals. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The range includes but is not limited to: common annuals found in the workplace, tilling, rotavating, compost, manure, fertilizers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The tilling and addition of soil enrichments to the bedding area is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The correct spacing and the hollowing out of the holes for the annuals is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The placing of an annual and the 'firming' of the soil around it, is demonstrated. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • 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 must be accredited as a provider through 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.

    The assessment of qualifying learners against this standard should meet the requirements of established principles. Practical assessment activities will be used, which are appropriate to the contents in which qualifying learners are working. These activities will include an appropriate combination of self and peer assessment, practical and oral assessments, observations etc.

    The assessment should ensure that all the specific outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes and essential embedded knowledge be assessed. The specific outcomes must be assessed in its own right, through oral and practical evidence. It cannot be assessed by observation.

    The specific outcomes and essential 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, then they should not be assessed as competent. Similarly, if a learner is able to perform 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, not unfairly discriminate against them. Qualifying learners should be able to justify their performance in terms of these values.

    Embedded knowledge is reflected within the assessment criteria of each specific Outcome and must be assessed in its own right, through oral and written evidence. Observation cannot be the only assessment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
  • Reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively;
  • Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities;
  • Being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts;
  • Exploring education and career opportunities; and
  • Developing entrepreneurial opportunities 

  • UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Problem solving: Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made.
    Specific Outcome 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6
  • Select plants from stockholding or the nursery and prepare for planting
  • Arrange plants in the areas where they are to be planted
  • Prepare a suitable hole to receive the plant
  • Remove the plant from its container and place it in the hole at the correct level
  • Backfill and complete planting
  • Prepare bedding area and plant annuals 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Teamwork: Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organization or community.
  • Specific outcome is embedded in the learning for this level of learner 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Self organization management: Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively.
    Specific Outcome 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6
  • Select plants from stockholding or the nursery and prepare for planting
  • Arrange plants in the areas where they are to be planted
  • Prepare a suitable hole to receive the plant
  • Remove the plant from its container and place it in the hole at the correct level
  • Backfill and complete planting
  • Prepare bedding area and plant annuals 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Information evaluation: Collect, analyze, organise and critically evaluate information
    Specific Outcome 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6
  • Select plants from stockholding or the nursery and prepare for planting
  • Arrange plants in the areas where they are to be planted
  • Prepare a suitable hole to receive the plant
  • Remove the plant from its container and place it in the hole at the correct level
  • Backfill and complete planting
  • Prepare bedding area and plant annuals 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate: Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation.
  • Specific outcome is embedded in the learning for this level of learner 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Science and Technology: Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others
    Specific Outcome 3, 5 and 6
  • Prepare a suitable hole to receive the plant
  • Backfill and complete planting
  • Prepare bedding area and plant annuals 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Inter-relatedness of systems: Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognizing that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation
    Specific Outcome 1, 3, 5, and 6
  • Select plants from stockholding or the nursery and prepare for planting
  • Prepare a suitable hole to receive the plant
  • Backfill and complete planting
  • Prepare bedding area and plant annuals 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    Assessors must:
  • Be accredited as an assessor by the relevant ETQA
  • Hold an assessor certificate according to the current requirements
  • Have experience or in depth knowledge of the horticultural industry, specifically as it relates to ornamental aspects 

  • REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    The Learner
  • is expected to perform the specific outcomes reflected in this unit standard without direct supervision
  • should have access to work site procedures
  • should demonstrate an application of ethics and values
  • must apply basic principles of general safety and customer care
  • should demonstrate an awareness of the expectations and obligations of basic employee/employer relations including industrial relations principles

    At this level the communication / reporting of issues arising in the workplace, is embedded in the specific outcomes and the related assessment criteria.

    It is understood that, due to the nature of the work environment and the skills level of the Learner, that the aspects of teamwork form an integral part of the necessary specific outcomes and related assessment criteria.

    The points included under the notes, should be included when the qualifying Learners are being assessed. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  49668   General Education and Training Certificate: Horticulture  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. Amaloba Horticultural Services 
    2. Balemi Consulting Pty Ltd 
    3. Bumunhu Services Providers Cc 
    4. Green Futures 
    5. Impact Plus Training Consultants 
    6. Kgopane Trading Enterprise 
    7. Kimbali Holdings 
    8. Madzivhandila Agricultural College 
    9. Maishamalema Development Training 
    10. Mananthatshema Skills Dev. Centre 
    11. Medu Skills Consultants 
    12. Ngwato Wa Mphela Agriculture Training Services 
    13. Nkangala Public FET College - Central Office 
    14. Nophelo Training Centre 
    15. Progressive Environmental Projects 
    16. Protea Agricultural Training Centre 
    17. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
    18. Seza Bantu Rural Agricultural Projects 
    19. Soil For Life 
    20. Thutopele Skills Institute 
    21. Voyano Project Management 
    22. Waterberg FET College - Central Office 



    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.