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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Conduct maintenance on herbicide applicators 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
123238  Conduct maintenance on herbicide applicators 
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 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 
This unit standard is for people who conduct maintenance on herbicide applicators not driven by a power source.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Prepare to conduct maintenance.
  • Conduct maintenance.
  • Conduct preventative maintenance.
  • Administer applicator maintenance. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This unit standard excludes maintenance on power-driven equipment. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare to conduct maintenance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Correct tools are laid out to ensure effective maintenance. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Flat and Phillips screwdriver, long nose pliers, nylon mallet, dowel stick.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Safety clothes and equipment are used where applicable. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Tools are inspected for serviceability and corrective action taken according to work-site procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Spare parts of applicator are identified and their purpose explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Conduct maintenance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The applicator is dismantled according to manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Correct tools are used according to a specific task. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Fault finding is carried out according to work-site procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Blockage, pressure, mechanical, leaks.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Defective spare parts are fitted according to manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Causes of defects in spare parts are established and reported to supervisor to prevent abuse of applicator. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Conduct preventative maintenance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Purpose of preventative maintenance is explained in terms of the effect on the lifetime of the machine. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Spraying applicators are inspected and cleaned before spraying season to ensure serviceability. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Stock level prescriptions of fast moving spares are adhered to. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Administer applicator maintenance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Parts are ordered from the manufacturer's catalogue. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Description, part number, price and quantity.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Over capitalising according to applicator record is prevented referring to company policy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Stock level prescriptions are adhered to according to company policy. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a 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 
    N/A 

    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  50266   National Certificate: Forestry: Silviculture  Level 3  NQF Level 03  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.
     
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