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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of grafting vines on a commercial scale 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14396  Demonstrate an understanding of grafting vines on a commercial scale 
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 demonstrate the grafting of vines on a commercial scale.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of propagating vines.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of grafting as a form of propagation.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of good nursery practices. 

  • 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 propagating vines 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1 The difference between propagation is explained by means of cuttings and seeds 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2 The importance of grafting in South Africa is explained from a commercial point of view. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3 Propagation of vines procedures is explained according to workplace procedures 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Procedures should refer to rootstock cuttings, scissor cuttings and grafting.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate an understanding of grafting as a form of propagation 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1 The reasons and techniques for grafting are explained according to workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2 Bench grafting, nursery practices and procedures for grafting are explained within scope of work. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Grafting practices shall include the requirements of one-year old root grafted vines.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3 Procedures and practices for soil and aerial grafting are explained according to criteria. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate an understanding of good nursery practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1 Requirements to growing of good quality vines are identified in relation to soil types 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2 Importance of using virus-free materials is explained in relation to vine propagation 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3 Good management practices are identified in a nursery. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Management practices may include but not limited to weed control, fertilization, irrigation, pest and disease management.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4 A vine suitable for planting in a vineyard is choosing according to criteria. 


    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 outcom 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The learner will be able to manage himself and his activities responsibly and effectively 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    The learner will be able to collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    The learner will be able to use technology effectively and critically to ensure an understanding of the function grafting 

    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. NEW HEIGHTS 1082 PTY LTD 
    5. Setlakala Business Development 
    6. Taletso FET College - Central Office 
    7. 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.