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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of vine irrigation 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
12582  Demonstrate an understanding of vine irrigation 
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 apply and understand the soil relations, water requirements and the methods for the irrigation of vines.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of soil relations.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of methods of irrigation.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of vine irrigation scheduling. 

  • 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 soil relations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The movement of water in the soil is explained using own words. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The availability of soil water is explained in relation to the permanent wilting point of field water capacity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The role of soil texture and soil structure is explained in relation to soil water.
    The role of the climate and the concept of evapo-transpiration are explained in own words. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate an understanding of methods of irrigation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The role of roots, leaves and shoots is explained in relation to the vine structure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The various stages of irrigation are explained according to irrigation criteria. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Methods of vine irrigation are explained according to industry criteria. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Irrigation methods may refer to flood irrigation, sprinkle irrigation, micro and drip irrigation.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The effect of irrigation is explained in relation to the crop yield. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The crop yield may refer to the quality of grapes, sugar/acid concentration, berry size and the harvest date.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate an understanding of vine irrigation scheduling. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. An irrigation schedule is developed to meet water requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The use of irrigation scheduling aids is explained according to irrigation schedule demands. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Irrigation scheduling aids may refer to the evaporation pan, long-term climate data and moisture measuring instruments.
     


    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 the need to irrigate the vines and display responsibility regarding the irrigation of vines. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The learner will be able to organise and mange his/her activities and responsibly and effectively when irrigating vines according to schedule. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    The learner will be able to use technology effectively and critically when irrigating vines, showing responsibility towards the environment and to the health of others. 

    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. Protea Agricultural Training Centre 
    8. Setlakala Business Development 
    9. Taletso FET College - Central Office 
    10. 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.