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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Develop and implement an extension programme plan 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
252476  Develop and implement an extension programme plan 
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 
Learners credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Assess the needs of clients.
  • Develop extension solutions.
  • Plan extension interventions.
  • Implement extension plans.

    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 development field are accommodated for. The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and development within the development 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 Level 4 on the NQF or equivalent.
  • It is also assumed that learners should display the following knowledge and skills:
    > Numeracy and literacy at NQF Level 4.
    > Knowledge of appropriate technology.
    > Concepts of community development. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Assess the needs of clients to develop an intervention. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The needs of clients are identified within a target area to inform the programme. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Systems and other related technical information are assessed to define the scope of real needs and challenges. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Systems refer to but not limited to farming, conservation, environment, land use, health, social, homestead gardens.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Resource mapping is executed to determine availability and the shortages for efficient resource utilization. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Stakeholders and role-players are identified and consulted to assist in the mobilization of resources addressing the identified needs. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Develop extension solutions to resolve existing and anticipated problems in a programme. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Possible solutions are identified to provide feasible outcomes for specific problems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Solutions are prioritized according to outcomes in order to address critical needs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Solutions are selected to guide the formulation of appropriate goals and objectives in programme planning. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Plan extension interventions for addressing the needs and problems identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The plan is formatted in accordance with standards and procedures applicable to extension. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The intervention is developed in accordance with the plan and client requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Planning, monitoring and evaluation tools are developed in accordance with the goals and objective of the selected intervention. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Implement an extension plan for the selected extension intervention. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The implementation of extension plan is executed according to the planned intervention. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Milestones and activities are scheduled and communicated to role-players for meeting the scheduled targets and deadlines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The extension plan is coordinated and monitored in accordance with work plan priorities to evaluate and ensure progress. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The plan is evaluated against goals and objectives through progress reports to assess the effectiveness and successfulness of the extension plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The extension plan implemented is reviewed and lessons learnt recorded for future reference. 


    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:
  • Needs assessment.
  • Extension interventions.
  • Problem solving.
  • Project management principles.
  • Monitoring and evaluation.
  • Report writing/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 to develop extension solutions. 

    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 when developing extension plans. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, evaluate, organise and critically evaluate information when assessing the needs of clients. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology when assessing the client needs. 

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

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

    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  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. Agricultural Research Council 



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