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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Erect and maintain wire fencing 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
12561  Erect and maintain wire fencing 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Primary Agriculture 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation Primary Agriculture 
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
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 
The learner will be able to erect and maintain conventional wire fences under supervision.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Prepare for wire fencing erecting and maintaining procedures
  • Erect and maintain wire fences.
  • Perform end of erecting and maintenance procedures.

    Range: Wire fences refer to conventional wire, un-barbed wire and wire mesh wire fences used to separate or mark off areas and wire gates used as access openings within these fences. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Attending to cutting wounds made by wire. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare for wire fencing erecting and maintaining procedures 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Areas for erecting or maintaining wire fences are identified on a sketch or map and on site. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Equipment and material to be used are prepared according to workplace procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Material may include but not limited to wire for fencing, binding wire, standard gates, anchor poles, droppers, fencing pliers and wire strainers.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The work area is prepared according to wire fencing erecting or maintaining needs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Personal preparation is done according to workplace procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Erect and maintain wire fences 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Wire fences are erected and wire gates installed according to work site instruction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Wire fences and gates are inspected for maintenance according to workplace procedures 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The standards for wire fencing are controlled during erecting and maintaining of fences. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Common problems associated with wire erecting and maintaining are solved within scope of work. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Perform end of erecting and maintenance procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Equipment are cleaned and stored according to workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Waste from the cleaning, installation and maintenance process are handled and dispatched according to workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Materials are stored according to workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Faulty or broken equipment are reported according to workplace procedures 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Internal moderation.
  • External moderation.
  • An assessor, accredited by the relevant ETQA, will assess the learner`s competency.
  • Assessment procedures will be supplied by the ETQA in alignment with NSB requirements.
  • All assessment activities must be fair, so that all candidates have equal opportunities. Activities must be free of gender, ethnic or other bias.
  • Assessment and moderation procedures, activities and tools must be transparent, affordable and support development within the field, sub-field and NQF.
  • Questions and answers to determine theoretical knowledge are expected.
  • Examination of an assessment portfolio.
  • Reporting skills are demonstrated by effective communication, using verbal (language) and/or writing skills.
  • Direct observation in simulated or actual work conditions.
  • Training providers must be accredited by the appropriate ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Embedded knowledge is reflected within the assessment criteria of each specific outcome. 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    The learner will be able to identify and solve problems during the process of erecting/repairing a fence 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The learner will be able to organize and manage himself and his activities responsibly and effectively during the process of erecting/repairing a fence. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    The learner will be able to collect, analyse and critically evaluate information by interpreting erecting or maintenance needs from a map or on site. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    The learner will communicate effectively when reporting on work matters 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    The learner will demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems. 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Terminology
  • Workplace procedures refer to place of work procedures, prescribed procedures from the manufacturer of equipment, personal, equipment and environmental safety procedures, best practices and applicable legislation
  • Wire strainer is an apparatus to pull a wire strand to a predetermined tension

    Legal requirements:
    The following acts and/or codes, current and future regulations and amendments will be applicable.
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act, No. 85 of 1993.
  • Basic Conditions of Employment Act, No 57 of 1997. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  20287   National Certificate: Farming  Level 1  NQF Level 01  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 
    2. Dzunde Farming Co-operative Limited 
    3. Hot To Go Training College and Services 
    4. Interactive Trading 747 ( PTY) LTD 
    5. Knowledge For Ever 
    6. NEW HEIGHTS 1082 PTY LTD 
    7. Peritum Agri Institute 
    8. Phezukomkhono Training Services 
    9. Setlakala Business Development 
    10. Skills Development and Training Company (Pty) Ltd 
    11. Skills for All 
    12. Taletso FET College - Central Office 
    13. The Skills Development Hub (Pty) Ltd 



    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.