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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Provide care for rooibos seedlings 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
123157  Provide care for rooibos seedlings 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Secondary Agriculture: Processing 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation Secondary Agriculture 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
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:
  • Provide sufficient water and nutrition for the seedlings.
  • Carry out pest control checks and controls.
  • Harden off the seedlings in preparation for transplanting.
  • Utilize knowledge of seedling care in a farm nursery. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Communication and Mathematical literacy at NQF Level 1. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Maintain the environment of newly germinated seedlings. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The range includes but is not limited to: gradual introduction of hardening off procedures including: decreasing the watering frequency, light intensity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The importance of maintaining the correct level of moisture in the seedling environment is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The effect on root development, by decreasing the frequency of watering, is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The amount of sunlight that the seedlings require is described. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Conduct the 'growing on' procedures for Rooibos seedlings. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The range includes but is not limited to: watering, fertilizing, monitor growth. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The correct application of water to the seedlings is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The need for regular fertilizing of the seedlings is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The application of fertilizer to the seedlings is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The importance of monitoring the growth of the seedlings is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The procedures to examine the maturity of the roots are demonstrated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate knowledge of pest controls for the seedlings. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The range includes but is not limited to: signs of insect activity, recognizing bacterial diseases, weeding, applying pesticides. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The signs that indicate the presence of harmful insects on or around the seedlings are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The various methods of applying pesticides are demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The symptoms of bacterial diseases in seedlings are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The weeds most commonly found in Rooibos seedbeds are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The procedures for the manual removal of weeds from the seedbeds are demonstrated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate knowledge of hardening off the seedlings in preparation for transplanting. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The range includes but is not limited to: hardening off, watering depth and frequency. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The reasons for hardening off the seedlings are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The procedures for the hardening off of the seedlings are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The reasons for altering the frequency of watering are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The need to increase the depth of watering is explained. 


    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. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Embedded knowledge is reflected in the assessment criteria for each specific outcome and must be assed in its own right, through oral and written evidence. Observation cannot be the only assessment. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    The learner is able to identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made by:
  • Applying fertilisers at the correct rate. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    The learner is able to work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or communities by:
  • Participate with others in the weeding and maintenance of the seedbeds.
  • Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The learner is able to organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively by:
  • Monitoring the water content of the soil and applying irrigation when necessary.
  • Timing the weeding of the seedbeds to ensure that these are removed before they can set their seed. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    The learner is able to collect, organise and critically evaluate information by:
  • Evaluating the maturity of the seedlings for the timing of the hardening off procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    The learner is able to communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation by:
  • Reporting the presence of any pest or disease infestation.
  • Relaying the condition and stage of maturity of the seedlings. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    The learner is able to use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others by:
  • Understanding the necessity of providing the correct nutrition for the seedlings.
  • Recognising the presence of bacterial diseases on the seedlings. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    The learner is able to demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognizing that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation.
  • Being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts.
  • Exploring education and career opportunities.
  • Developing entrepreneurial opportunities. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    The learner is able to contribute to the full personal development of themselves and the social and economic development of the society at large.
  • Evident in all Specific Outcomes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    Assessors must:
  • Be accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • Hold an assessor certificate according to the current requirements.
  • Have experience or in depth knowledge of agriculture and food processing, specifically as it relates to Rooibos. 

  • 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  50227   National Certificate: Rooibos Production  Level 2  NQF Level 02  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. Balemi Consulting Pty Ltd 



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