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

Describe the environmental impacts of commercial forestry 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
123136  Describe the environmental impacts of commercial forestry 
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 
People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Describe environmental responsibilities and involvement towards the community.
  • Describe environmental responsibility and involvement towards the workplace.
  • Describe the interaction between commercial forestry and the environment.
  • Describe world-wide environmental disturbances. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe environmental responsibilities and their impact in the community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The purpose of being environmentally responsible and involved in the community is described in terms of the effect it will have on people's health and economic growth. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The concept of 'Earthwise' is described in terms of its role in sustaining community growth. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe environmental responsibilities in the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Purpose of being environmentally responsible and involved in your workplace is described in terms of the effect it will have on a healthy and sustainable forest. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Concept of 'Earthwise' is described in terms of the workplace application. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Water usage and procurement, erosion prevention, soil pollution.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Involvement and responsibilities in the workplace is described with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Legislation regarding environmental conservation to protect natural assets is described. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Describe the interaction between commercial forestry and the environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Influences of forest activities on the environment are described with reference to poor practices. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Silviculture, harvesting, road construction, conservation, domestic.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Positive environmental contributions resulting from commercial forestry are described. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Biological pest control, heritage sites, special conservation areas, recreation sites/facilities, endangered species, eco-tourism.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Explanations are provided of how the personal contribution of forestry workers can contribute to a healthier environment. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Describe world-wide environmental disturbances. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Natural resource exhaustion is described in terms of the influence on the earth. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Descriptions are provided of environmental disturbances on the earth that outline the effect of pollution, green house effect, extinction of species, acid rain, and chemical build-up. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Aspects of personal responsibility to ensure a safe environment for the future are described in relation to saving energy and water, re-establishing natural eco-systems, recycling, prevention of erosion and pollution, and buying selectively. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner candidate 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/organisation/community. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise 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 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. MALITINNE PTY LTD 
    5. Nolwazi Dev Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    6. Nurture-Nature Resources (Pty) Ltd 
    7. Optimum Capacity (Pty) Ltd 
    8. Phambile Skills Training (Pty) Ltd 
    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 



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