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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Plant plantation trees 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
123131  Plant plantation trees 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Forestry 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation Forestry and Wood Technology 
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 "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 
This unit standard is for people in a production forest planting situation.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Prepare for planting.
  • Plant plantation trees. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Communication and Mathematical Literacy at ABET Level 3. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Demonstration of competence will take place "on the job" in a production situation during planting season.
  • Work is performed with minimal supervision.
  • All work practices must meet recognized codes of practices and documented worksite health and safety and environment procedures, and must meet the obligations required under the current legislation. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare for planting. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Forest industry job prescription is used to establish target, quality and specific job requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Work methods and work patterns are planned to suit the needs of particular operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Unsuitable planting stock is discarded. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Damaged or inferior trees.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Plant plantation trees. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Work practices are safe in accordance with industry requirements for hazard management, equipment and work in safe zones. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Trees are handled to minimize damage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Trees are planted to job description and industry requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Depth, spacing, pulling up, firmed, vertical, undamaged.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Work complements other crew members and enhances production outcomes through team work and co-operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Spacing, stocking and quality requirements are met according to job description. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Stocking rate is determined using an industry assessment method. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Work rate meets pre-determined production target for operation. 


    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 and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Knowledge considered critical to the successful achievement of this unit is covered in the specific outcomes and assessment criteria. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team/group/organization/community. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organize and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically (showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstration of knowledge will take place " on job" in a production situation. 

    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  50225   General Education and Training Certificate: General Forestry  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  FPMSETA 


    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. Arden School of Management (Pty) Ltd 
    2. Legal Environment Safety & Health Requirements cc 
    3. Longata Consultant 
    4. Nolwazi Dev Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    5. Nurture-Nature Resources (Pty) Ltd 
    6. Optimum Capacity (Pty) Ltd 
    7. Phambile Skills Training (Pty) Ltd 
    8. PINUS TECH TECHNOLOGIES TRADING AND PROJECTS 
    9. Premier Agric (Pty) Ltd 
    10. Redefined Skills Training & Development (Pty) Ltd 
    11. South African Forestry Training College 
    12. Take Note Trading 227 cc 
    13. The Brokers Learning Centre 
    14. Tirhani SkillsTraining Pty Ltd 
    15. VPK BUSINESS VENTURE C C 
    16. Yangantle Trading 



    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.