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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Erect a trellis system for the growing of vines 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
12577  Erect a trellis system for the growing of vines 
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 understand the advantages, disadvantages and the erection of a trellis system.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Understand an understanding of a trellis system for growing vines.
  • Prepare to erect a trellis system.
  • Erect a trellis system to grow vines. 

  • 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 
    Understand an understanding of a trellis system for growing vines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The factors for erecting a trellis system for growing vines are identified according to criteria. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Factors refer to sunlight, practices and microclimate in a canopy.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Disadvantages for using a trellis system are explained according to criteria. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Disadvantages may refer to crot, susceptible to diseases and constrains to certain cultivation processes
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare to erect a trellis system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The site plan for erecting a trellis is interpreted in relation to work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The rows and vines are set-out according to workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Equipment and materials used for trellis erecting are prepared according to workplace procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Erect a trellis system to grow vines. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Vertical and slanting types of trellis systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Trellis system is erected according to workplace procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Factors such as vigour, row wideness, frost and wind influence the choice of a trellis system.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Common problems associated with planting cotton are solved within scope of work. 


    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. 

  • 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 regarding the erecting of a trellis system. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    The learner will be able to work effectively with others as a member of a team regarding the erecting of a trellis system. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The learner will be able to organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively when erecting a trellis system. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    The learner will be able to analyse, organise and critically evaluate information regarding the erecting of a trellis system. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    The learner will be able to use technology effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the health of others regarding the erecting of a trellis system. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    The learner will be able to display responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking. 

    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.