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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Evaluate an extension programme in a simple setting 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
252475  Evaluate an extension programme in a simple setting 
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 in a related field to evaluate extension in a simple setting.

Learners credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Plan and prepare to evaluate extension programmes based on programme goals and objectives.
  • Apply extension evaluation methods in a simple setting.
  • Facilitate the collection of data to assist with the planning of evaluation.
  • Initiate the evaluation process.

    This unit standard will contribute to the qualitative development of learners by providing progression to this NQF Level within the agricultural extension environment. Recognition, further mobility and transportability within the field of development 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 accessing this unit standard will have demonstrated competence in communicating verbally and in writing at NQF 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:
  • Economic, visual, production, statistical evaluation. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan and prepare to evaluate extension programmes based on programme goals and objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The target group is identified and objectives verified to guide the evaluation process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Initial benchmarks and key indicators are determined to measure progress and success of extension plans. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The evaluation method is selected for each key indicator to ensure accurate measurement. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Economic, visual, production, statistic etc.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply extension evaluation methods in a simple setting. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Appropriate tools and criteria are identified to ensure sound evaluation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Appropriate evaluation methods are implemented to reflect the impact of extension. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Visual, economic, production, legislation.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Statistical methods for evaluation are correctly applied and interpreted to reflect the impact of extension. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Facilitate the collection of data to assist with the planning of evaluation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The basic methods of data collection are described for evaluation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Data collection for an evaluation plan is initiated to start the process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The facilitation strategies are identified to be appropriate for the different phases of the evaluation plan. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Initiate the evaluation process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Applicable objectives/indicators are used to evaluate institutional support and participation of role-players. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Methods of evaluation are applied and analysed in accordance with standards to measure levels of success or failure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Outcomes of evaluation are recorded to be included in a report. 


    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.
  • Evaluation principles and techniques.
  • Knowledge of agricultural environment and applicable legislation.
  • Project management principles.
  • Programme evaluation.
  • Community development principles.
  • Technical knowledge.
  • Communication. 

  • 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. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others whilst under supervision on coordination of project activities and resources. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organize and manage oneself and ones activities. 

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

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use agricultural science and technology. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems. 

    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.
     
    1. Agricultural Research Council 



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