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

Apply pesticides before or after planting 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
123135  Apply pesticides before or after planting 
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 who apply pesticides either before or after planting.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of pests, pesticides, equipment and methods.
  • Prepare for pesticides application.
  • Apply pesticides. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Communication, Mathematical Literacy at ABET Level 3 and basic knowledge of silviculture in commercial forestry. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge of pests, pesticides, equipment and methods. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Safety measures regarding the handling of pesticides are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Different pests and their biological effects for specific geographical area are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Different types of equipment and measuring techniques are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Different methods of pesticides application and where these are use are explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare for application of pesticides. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Personal protective equipment is worn according to company safety standards. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Overall, gloves, eye protection.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Equipment is inspected for serviceability. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Pesticide applicator/ measure.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Equipment and pesticide are transported and carried safely. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply pesticide. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Ground is prepared according to specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Pesticides are placed according to specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The quantity of pesticides used is according to specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    No wastage or spillage.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Work is executed a rate that meets predetermined production and quantity standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Site is cleared and all bags or litterare cleaned up after operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Equipment is maintained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Inspection, cleaning.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    All relevant safety standards are adhered to. 


    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 member of a tam/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. COALITION TRADING 1238 CC 
    3. FUTURE DISCOVERY TRAINING ACADEMY 
    4. Hlulani Projects 
    5. Legal Environment Safety & Health Requirements cc 
    6. Longata Consultant 
    7. MALITINNE PTY LTD 
    8. Nolwazi Dev Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    9. Nurture-Nature Resources (Pty) Ltd 
    10. Optimum Capacity (Pty) Ltd 
    11. Phambile Skills Training (Pty) Ltd 
    12. Premier Agric (Pty) Ltd 
    13. Redefined Skills Training & Development (Pty) Ltd 
    14. South African Forestry Training College 
    15. Take Note Trading 227 cc 
    16. The Brokers Learning Centre 
    17. Tirhani SkillsTraining Pty Ltd 
    18. VEB CELE & ASSOCIATES PTY LTD 
    19. VPK BUSINESS VENTURE C C 
    20. Yangantle Trading 



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