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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of the cultivation of soil and the control of weed 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
12583  Demonstrate an understanding of the cultivation of soil and the control of weed 
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 purpose of soil tillage, the cultivation of soil and the identification and control of weed.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of soil cultivation/tillage.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of weed control in a vineyard. 

  • 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 cultivation/tillage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The purposes of soil tillage are explained according to tillage criteria. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Tillage criteria may refer to aeration of the soil, soil moistures, water filtration, soil structure, soil temperature and cover crops.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The methods of soil tillage are explained in relation advantages and disadvantages for growing vines. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Methods of soil tillage may refer to mechanical methods, minimum tillage by means of a cover crop and methods for periodical intensive tillage.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Adaptation methods of tillage are explained according in relation to soil types, dry land and irrigated vineyards. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate an understanding of weed control in a vineyard. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The factors impacting on weed growth in a vineyard is explained in relation to quality control criteria. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Factors may refer to moisture -, nutrient quality, soil temperature, toxic material -, pests - and diseases favouritism, fire hazards and unpleasant working conditions for workers.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Different types of weed are identified in relation to own context. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Types of weed may refer to annual versus perennial and problem weeds; Broad leaf versus narrow leaf weeds and winter versus summer weeds.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Weed control methods are explained in relation to advantages and disadvantages for vineyards. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Weed control methods may refer to chemical, mechanical and biological control methods.
    Chemical control methods may refer to the selective use of weedicides and the toxic or residual soil safety.
    Biological control may refer to using cover- crops
     


    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 using critical and creative thinking regarding soil cultivation and control of weed. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    The learner will be able to work effectively as a team regarding the control of weed. 

    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 SCIENCE 
    The learner will be able to use science and technology effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others regarding the cultivation of soil and the control of weed. 

    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. Dzunde Farming Co-operative Limited 
    3. Hot To Go Training College and Services 
    4. Interactive Trading 747 ( PTY) LTD 
    5. KayDee Project Management Cc 
    6. Leap Projects 
    7. Lesedi Community Services 
    8. Marang Women in Agric and Development 
    9. Millenium Skills (Pty )Ltd 
    10. NEW HEIGHTS 1082 PTY LTD 
    11. Setlakala Business Development 
    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.