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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Develop and update networks for extension delivery 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
252473  Develop and update networks for extension delivery 
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  10 
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 delivery to do networking and develop linkages.

Learners credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Identify and establish networks.
  • Link clients with service providers.
  • Communicate with clients and service providers.
  • Develop a database.

    This unit standard will contribute to the qualitative development of learners by providing progression to this NQF level within the extension environment. Recognition, further mobility and transportability within the field of extension are accommodated for. The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and development within the economic sector. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners wishing to access 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:
  • The range of networks include local, provincial and national. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Develop a network with identified relevant role-players and stakeholders for extension purposes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The networking process is initiated according to the purpose of the intervention and support required. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Service providers and clients are identified and their profiles are recorded for referencing and networking purposes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Stakeholder and relevant role-players' expertise, skills and knowledge are recorded for referencing and networking purposes. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Link clients with service providers according to the requirements of the intervention. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Clients and service providers are grouped and coordinated for synergy in support of the intervention. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Operations of other institutions are profiled for networking purposes to be utilized in extension programmes or interventions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Services provided, purpose of organization.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The linkages required between clients and service providers are correctly identified and implemented to the requirements of an extension intervention. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Communicate with clients and service providers to build and strengthen the network. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Communication techniques and methods are identified to communicate effectively with clients and stakeholders. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Communication strategies are focused to direct and control communication between stakeholders and role-players in a network setting following protocol procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Communication tools are utilised to ensure effectiveness of networking. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Communication tools refers to but not limited to:
  • Information technology, reports, telephone, written and verbal.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Develop a database for networking in extension. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Databases of service providers and clients are developed as a comprehensive system to service as an effective extension reference tool. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A comprehensive database of clients is developed and tested to ensure optimal utilization. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Records and details of links are established and updated in a chronological manner for easy references. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The functions of different types of databases and their usage is applied to enhance the extension 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:
  • Computer literacy.
  • Communication methods, tools and protocols.
  • Networking principles and management.
  • Identification of stakeholders and role-players.
  • Database implementation, function and management. 

  • 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 develop a database. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others whilst under supervision on project teams and with stakeholders. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organize and manage oneself and ones activities when updating and developing a database. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, evaluate, organise and critically evaluate information collected on stakeholders. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively and responsibly whilst reporting on extension programmes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology when updating databases. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems when linking clients and service providers. 

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

    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.
     
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