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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Install an underground system in an agricultural field 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14395  Install an underground system in an agricultural field 
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 
A learner will be able install an underground system in an agricultural field.


A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Prepare for installation of an underground system.
  • Install an underground system.
  • Perform end of installation procedures.
  • Test the operation of an underground system. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    No prior learning assumed to be in place 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare for installation of an underground system 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1 The site of the underground system is marked out according to the plan layout and workplace procedures 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2 Equipment and materials are prepared according to workplace procedures 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3 A trench is prepared according to workplace procedures 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Preparation may refer to removal of sharp objects and stones, levelling of beds and addition of sand
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Install an underground system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1 The system parts to be installed are identified and checked for any non-conformances according to the layout plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2 The system parts are installed according to industry rules and workplace procedures 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The system parts are anchored at points, such as bends, values and stops or as indicated on the layout plan.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3 The entire underground system is checked for any de-laminations according to workplace procedures 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Perform end of installation procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1 Trenches are backfilled and compacted according to industry norms and workplace procedures 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2 Equipment and materials are cleaned and stored according to workplace procedures 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3 Waste from the installation process is handled according to workplace procedures 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Test the operation of an underground system 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1 The system is started according to industry norms and workplace procedures 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2 Common problems associated with testing of an underground system are solved within scope of work 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3 The system is shutdown after testing it according to industry norms standard operating procedures 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4 Findings are reported according to workplace procedures 


    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 during the installing of an underground system 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    The learner will work effectively with others as a member of a team during installing of an underground system 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The learner will be able to organise and manage himself and his activities responsibly and effectively as a team member. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    The learner will be able to collect and evaluate information by evaluating the findings of the testing procedures 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    The learner will use science and technology by installing an underground system. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    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. Dzunde Farming Co-operative Limited 
    3. Hot To Go Training College and Services 
    4. KayDee Project Management Cc 
    5. Knowledge For Ever 
    6. NEW HEIGHTS 1082 PTY LTD 
    7. Phezukomkhono Training Services 
    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.