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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Select and apply appropriate extension approaches in a simple setting 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
252896  Select and apply appropriate extension approaches 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 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  20 
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 will contribute to the qualitative development of learners by providing skills and knowledge on guiding communities towards the establishment of sustainable community structures.

The learner will be able to relate to the different needs and sentiments of a specific community as it relates to extension. In addition the learner will be well positioned to extend their learning and practice into other areas of extension or management and practice at higher levels.

The learner achieving this unit standard will be able to:
  • Articulate the development/evolution of extension approaches.
  • Assess, analyse and interpret situations for which extension approaches would be selected in a simple setting with supervision.
  • Understand, select and apply appropriate extension approaches for varied situations in a simple setting with supervision.
  • Understand, select and apply the essential extension tools with supervision.
  • Engage with assessment/evaluation of extension approaches.
  • Create a foundation for effective extension delivery. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners should have the following in place:
  • Basic understanding of what extension is.
  • Basic understanding of the principles and purposes of extension.
  • Basic understanding of the range of extension approaches. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Extension refers to but it not limited to all human interactions designed to exchange, share, engage information for the purpose of learning, informing, educating, instructing, persuading, negotiating, etc.
  • Recipients: Recipients refers to but is not limited to farmers, supervisors, scientists, communities, community leaders, learners, and colleagues.
  • Extension setting refers to but is not limited to individual, group and mass extension.
  • Single work area/simple setting: refers to but is not limited to a geographical area of responsibility, single discipline, or specific target audience.
  • Varied situations refer to but are not limited to varied agricultural production modes, agriculture-related business and socio-economic settings.
  • Extension approaches: Refers to but are not limited to theories, approaches, methods and functions of extension. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Articulate the range and development/evolution of extension approaches. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Extension approaches are identified and described showing the principles and purposes of each approach and the overall evolution and development of extension. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The situations for which each approach is relevant are identified, described and explained showing the outcomes each approach facilitates. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The approaches are compared to show the advantages/disadvantages and the similarities/differences of each approach. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify and select appropriate extension approaches for varied situations in a simple setting. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An extension intervention is designed using extension approaches and tools that can be shown to be appropriate for a verified situation that has been analysed in accordance with 'good practice'. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Expected outcomes, indicators for measuring impact and means of verification of the intervention are identified and explained showing how the verified situation will be improved. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Consequences of selection an inappropriate approach are explained in the context of the verified situation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply extension interventions within a single work area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Processes and systems to implement the intervention are established within the operational standards of the extension unit/organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Resources needed to implement the intervention are acquired and mobilised within the operational standards of the extension unit/organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Performance is monitored and measured in accordance with project procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Preventative and/or corrective actions are developed and implemented to realign the intervention to accommodate changes in the situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Records relevant to the intervention are kept in the required formats and places and are current, complete, and concise. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Evaluate the application of the extension intervention within a single work area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An appropriate instrument is designed to evaluate the extension intervention in compliance with the intended outcomes and 'good practice'. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Relevant data is collected, organised and assessed and interpreted against indicators given in the plan so that actual outcomes are compared to intended outcomes and variances are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Conclusions and recommendations are formulated and defended in transparent consultation with the relevant stakeholders. 


    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:
  • Concepts: Extension, extension approaches, tools, extension tools.
  • Purposes of: Extension, extension approaches, tools, extension tools.
  • Characteristics of: Extension, extension approaches, tools, extension tools.
  • Policy frameworks impacting on extension, agriculture and development.
  • Effect of the appropriate/inappropriate choice of extension approaches and tools. 

  • 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 agricultural/development issues. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively and responsibly with stakeholders and the community and when reporting problem areas. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology when assessing and evaluating progress of extension interventions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems when transferring technology from one entity to the other. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Be culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts when interacting and communicating 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
    Fundamental  59550   National Certificate: Agricultural Extension  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  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.
     
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