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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of extension management 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
252490  Demonstrate an understanding of extension management 
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  12 
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 development field to apply the principles of extension management.

This unit standard will contribute to the qualitative development of learners by providing skills and knowledge of communication, project management and general extension management principles. 

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

Learners should display the following knowledge, skills attitude and/or equivalent:
  • Basic knowledge of appropriate technology.
  • An understanding of the concepts of community development. 

  • 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 project management, communication and extension management principles are for a practitioner entering management level. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Communicate at management level. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Tasks are clearly delegated. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Farmer groups, assistants, community.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Management reports are effectively communicated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Meetings are facilitated in accordance with procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Contact persons and information are effectively networked. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    A good understanding of group dynamics and conflict resolution are demonstrated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Manage a project within a development sector/setting. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Project planning is done in accordance with project objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The project activities are scheduled according to the project plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The project is coordinated and organized in accordance with the schedule. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The project is monitored and controlled to deliver the objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The project budget and financial status is monitored and controlled. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The project is reviewed and evaluated according to the project status. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply extension management principles within a simple setting. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An understanding of the fundamentals of extension principles is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Demonstrate an understanding of management planning. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    General, project, programme, strategic.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Personnel are managed in accordance with good practice. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Directed, supervised, motivated and developed.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Demonstrate an understanding of management planning. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    General, project, programme, strategic.
     


    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.
  • Knowledge of developmental environment and applicable legislation.
  • Project management principles.
  • Generic management principles.
  • 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 address project contingencies. 

    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 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  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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