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

Apply fertiliser before and after planting 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
123139  Apply fertiliser before and 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 fertiliser before or after planting.

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

  • 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 fertiliser, equipment and methods. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Safety measure regarding the handling of fertiliser is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Different types of equipment and measuring techniques is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Different methods of fertiliser application and where these are used is explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare for fertiliser application. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Equipment is inspected for serviceability. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Fertiliser application/ measure.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Equipment and fertiliser is transported and carried safely. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply fertiliser. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Ground preparation is according to specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Fertiliser placement is according to specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Fertiliser quantity is according to specifications and without wastage or spillage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Work rate meets pre-determined production and quantity standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Site is clear and al bags or litter is cleaned up after operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Equipment is inspected, cleaned and maintained as per housekeeping requirements. 

    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. FUTURE DISCOVERY TRAINING ACADEMY 
    3. Legal Environment Safety & Health Requirements cc 
    4. Longata Consultant 
    5. MALITINNE PTY LTD 
    6. Nolwazi Dev Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    7. Nurture-Nature Resources (Pty) Ltd 
    8. Optimum Capacity (Pty) Ltd 
    9. Phambile Skills Training (Pty) Ltd 
    10. Premier Agric (Pty) Ltd 
    11. Redefined Skills Training & Development (Pty) Ltd 
    12. South African Forestry Training College 
    13. Take Note Trading 227 cc 
    14. The Brokers Learning Centre 
    15. Tirhani SkillsTraining Pty Ltd 
    16. VPK BUSINESS VENTURE C C 
    17. 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.