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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of selecting the appropriate sites for growing grapes 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
12573  Demonstrate an understanding of selecting the appropriate sites for growing grapes 
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 identify a specific and suitable area for the production of wine-, table - and raisin grapes and how climatic conditions will affect their growth.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the vine structure.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the climates effect on growing grapes.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of selecting the grape type(s) and their growing terrains. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    No prior learning is assumed to be in place. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the vine structure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The external vine system is identified according to vine identification criteria. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    External vine system may refer to root system, stem, arms and shoots.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The internal vine system is identified according to plant biological criteria. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Internal systems refer to cells and plant tissues.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The function and purpose of the external vine system is identified within own words. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The function and purpose of the external vine system is identified within own words 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The functioning of different types of tissue may include but is not limited to growth, production, storage, support, protection and conduction (transportation).
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the climates effect on growing grapes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Different kinds of climates are identified within South Africa. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The effect of the climate on grape growing is explained in relation to climate influences. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Climate may include but is not limited to macro-, meso- and micro climate.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate an understanding of selecting the grape type(s) and their growing terrains. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The properties of soil are explained using own words. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The effect soil properties are explained in relation to the growing of grapes. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Soil properties refer to water capacity, soil depth and soil fertility.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The location and terrain for growing grapes are identified in relation to wine, table and raisin grapes. 


    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.
  • Training providers must be accredited by the appropriate ETQA. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The learner will be able to organise and manage him/herself and his/her activities responsible and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    The learner will be able to collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information in order to select a suitable terrain for the specific type of grape. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    The learner will be able to 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. 

    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. Hot To Go Training College and Services 
    3. KayDee Project Management Cc 
    4. Mbimbini Training and Community Development 
    5. NEW HEIGHTS 1082 PTY LTD 
    6. Phezukomkhono Training Services 
    7. Setlakala Business Development 
    8. Taletso FET College - Central Office 
    9. 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.