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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Set Out and Plant a Deciduous Fruit Orchard 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14337  Set Out and Plant a Deciduous Fruit Orchard 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Primary Agriculture 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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 prepare the orchard for planting, installing a trellis system and planting the trees in the orchard under supervision.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of soil qualities.
  • Prepare the soil for planting.
  • Prepare the orchard for planting.
  • Plant trees in a new orchard. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    None 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of soil qualities 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Soil structures are identified in relation soil structures and textures 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Soil structures may refer to binding material, ratio of clay particles and crumbliness. Texture may refer to smooth soils, sandy, clay and loam soils.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The effect of organic material on soil structure is explained according to soil texture 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Organic material may refer to compost and kraal manure
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The characteristics of soil are explained in relation to know soil criteria 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Characteristics of soil refer to water penetration, retention, particles in soil and soil layering - topsoil, subsoil and bedrock.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Factors influencing the soil properties are identified within scope of work 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Factors may refer to cultivation, water penetration, water retention, leaching and fertility
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The impact of soil preparation is explained in relation to the harvested yield 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The reasons for selecting a specific site are explained with reference to topography, wind, sun facing and soil type. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare the soil for planting. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Soil is sampled according to workplace procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Sampling methods may refer to sampling points and digging of profiled hole.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. A soil sample is classified according to soil qualities 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Classification procedure may refer to the feeling of the soil and its reaction to handling
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Soil limitations are identified according with workplace procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Soil limitations may refer soil layers, rocks, wetness, compactation, brackishness, acidity and nutrients.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Methods to improve soil limitations are demonstrated according to workplace procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Improvement of soil limitations by referencing ripping, delving, draining, ridging, chemical and nutrient additions.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Equipment and implements are used according with workplace procedures 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Equipment may refer to plough implements/equipment such as rippers and delvers.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Prepare the orchard for the planting process 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The site plan for planting is interpreted in relation to work instructions 

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. A trellis system is installed according to workplace procedures 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Plant trees in a new orchard. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The equipment to be used is identified and checked for safe use 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. A hole is dug and prepared according to workplace procedures 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Trees are planted and maintained according to workplace procedures 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Workplace procedures may refer to best season to plant fruit trees and methods to prevent plant material from drying out.
     


    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.
  • Direct observation in simulated or actual work conditions.
  • 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 soil qualities 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The learner will be able to organise and manage himself and his activities responsibly and effectively by planning and take controlling factors into account 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    The learner will be able to collect and analyse by taking and evaluate the soil sample 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    The learner will be able to communicate effectively when reporting on work matters 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    The learner will be able to demonstrate an understanding of effective soil preparation as a set of related systems by explaining how the planting of an orchard on well prepared soil effects productivity thereof and the income obtained there from. 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Terminology
  • Workplace procedures refer to place of work procedures, prescribed procedures from the manufacturer of equipment, personal, equipment and environmental safety procedures, best practices and applicable legislation

    Legal requirements:
    The following acts and/or codes, current and future regulations and amendments will be applicable.
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act, No. 85 of 1993.
  • Basic Conditions of Employment Act, No 57 of 1997. 

  • 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. Knowledge For Ever 
    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.