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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Plan and implement interventions and opportunities for transfer of technology 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
252464  Plan and implement interventions and opportunities for transfer of technology 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Agricultural Extension 
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 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
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 
This unit standard is for extension personnel in the related technical field to apply the principles of extension management.

Learners achieving this unit standard will be able to:
  • Source information on technology, community structures, communication media, resource availability in order to plan a needs driven intervention.
  • Analyze and interpret sourced information for its relevance and applicability to the planned activity.
  • Plan and design interventions for the transfer of technology.
  • Implement the designed and planned intervention(s) for the transfer of technology amongst the target audience.
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the plan and implementation of the intervention(s) for technology transfer.
  • Ensure correct application of adopted technology/practices to improve the standard of living of the target audience.

    This unit standard will specifically contribute to the qualitative development of learners by providing skills and knowledge of natural resource management, community dynamics, the production processes, and institutional support in the context of extension. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners accessing this unit standard will have demonstrated competence in communicating verbally and in writing at Level 4 on the NQF or equivalent. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The following statement provides a general guide to the scope and complexity of the competence expected of a practitioner: existing and newly accessed extension management practices. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Source information on technology, community structures, communication media, resource availability in order to plan a needs driven intervention. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Sources of information refers to literature, internet, subject matter specialists, best practices, researchers, consultant, community itself, indigenous knowledge, etc.
  • Information refers to technical information/innovation, community needs, accessible media, demonstration or/and trial sites, etc. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An analysis of community needs is performed, problems and other community projects and data are analysed to serve as benchmark for scientific intervention. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Sources of relevant information are identified and listed in order to be sourced when needed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Sources of information are communicated to the target group or audience to ensure their participation during the intervention. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Sources of information are collated and accessed in order to plan for the intervention. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Analyze and interpret sourced information for its relevance and applicability to the planned intervention. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Information is analysed and evaluated for relevance and applicability within a specific target group. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Information is conceptualized and differentiated according to the development needs of the target group or project beneficiaries. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Relevant information is compiled into an accessible (target group) guide to comply with the planned communication strategy. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Plan and design needs driven interventions for the transfer of technology. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Interventions refer to:
  • Training sessions, information days, media, individual/groups, discussions, demonstrations, on-farm trials, visits, etc. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An appropriate type(s) of intervention is selected, based on the needs analysis, available resources and capacity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The selected intervention(s) is adapted according to specific situational needs. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Situational needs refers to but not limited:
  • Climate, resources, target group, etc.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The logistics of the intervention are quantified and planned according to the designed communication plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Relevant support is identified and lobbied to extend the reach of the intervention. Support refers to custodians of expertise, finances, markets, human resources, etc. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    An intervention plan is designed and recorded with the full participation of the target group to ensure commitment from all stakeholders. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Implement the designed and planned intervention(s) for the transfer of technology amongst the target audience. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Intervention refers to but not limited:
  • Training sessions, information days, media, individual/groups, discussions, demonstrations, etc. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Selected extension methodology is applied in accordance with the goals, objectives, time frames and responsibilities as set out in the plan of intervention. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Implementation of the plan is monitored against set criteria and timely adjustments and redirection of the implementation plan are executed if and when needed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Language competency is demonstrated for the specific group or audience to ensure thorough participation and ownership of the intervention plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Knowledge and skills regarding technology to be transferred are correctly interpreted, communicated and applied through appropriate audio and visual practices. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the plan and implementation of the intervention(s) for technology transfer. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Various aspects refer to:
  • The event, the information transferred, the results of the event, problems identified, communication strategy applied, etc. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Evaluation of the intervention is planned to ensure accurate surveyed results and credible conclusions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Appropriate evaluation tools are correctly applied to ensure credible results. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Intervention results are recorded and interpreted scientifically to enhance the credibility and utility value. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Written and/or oral, innovation rejected or adopted, etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Intervention results, conclusions and recommendations are reported to serve as a scientific measure of success and to plan adjustments if needed for future use. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Written and/or oral.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Ensure correct application of adopted technology/practices to improve the standard of living of the target audience. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The effectiveness of the application of technology and practices are scientifically monitored and reported to confirm the relative success of the intervention. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The impact of the application of technology and practices amongst the target community is assessed, contextualized and evaluated to serve as base for future development interventions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Timely corrective measures based on evaluation reports are applied and/or demonstrated with involvement of specialists where needed in the evaluation process, to sustain progress of the intervention. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed, (including through RPL) against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA by SAQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    A demonstrated understanding of:
  • Existing and new technologies used in technical practices for a specific sector.
  • Advanced communication skills (verbal & written).
  • Sound people relations.
  • Updated comprehension of knowledge systems.
  • Principles of technology transfer.
  • Methods and techniques of technology transfer.
  • Principles of adult learning.
  • Needs analysis tools and techniques.
  • Impact evaluation tools.
  • Diffusion of innovation.
  • Characteristics of technology.
  • Networking. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems using critical and creative thinking to advise on developmental or other issues. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others when participating on project teams. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organize and manage one-self and activities when participating as project team member. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, organise and evaluate information when delivering reports. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively and responsibly whilst reporting on project milestones. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology when on technical practices. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems when functioning in the extension environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Be culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts when interacting with communities. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

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

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  59409   National Certificate: Agricultural Extension  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Core  63249   National Diploma: Agricultural Extension  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2020-07-30  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. Agricultural Research Council 



    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.