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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of canopy management 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
12581  Demonstrate an understanding of canopy management 
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 and apply canopy management practices.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of canopy management.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of canopy management practices applications. 

  • 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 canopy management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The role of nutrient sink is explained using own word. The factors influencing canopy management are explained according to environmental practices. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Canopy management factors may refer to improved sunlight penetration for the leaves, photosynthesis, improved canopy light, air penetration, better illumination areas, low humidity, less chemical spray is needed and better quality grapes.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The factors influencing canopy management are explained according to economical improvement practices. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Factors may refer to lower harvesting and pruning costs, and controlled crop load.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate an understanding of canopy management practices applications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Canopy management practices are explained in relation to improvement of the quality of grape. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Canopy management practices may refer to removal of unwanted summer shoots, removal of leaves and branches, suckering and the time of execution.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Procedures for tipping, topping and tuck - in of shoots are explained according to time of execution and importance. 


    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 application of canopy management, and display responsible decisions using practical and creative thinking. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The learner will be able to organise and manage him or herself responsibly regarding canopy management 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    The learner will be able to analyse and critically evaluate information regarding canopy management. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    The learner will be able to use technology effectively and critically regarding canopy management. 

    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. Marang Women in Agric and Development 
    5. Mbimbini Training and Community Development 
    6. NEW HEIGHTS 1082 PTY LTD 
    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.