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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Evaluate extension services in a simple setting 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
252934  Evaluate extension services 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  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 
The learner achieving this unit standard will be able to:
  • Set objectives and criteria, design and implement assessment models, and analyse and interpret assessment data for the purpose of evaluating extension services in a simple setting.
  • Formulate appropriate conclusions and recommendations based on the results of an evaluation of extension services in a simple setting.
  • Extend their learning and practice into project evaluation, and evaluation of extension services.
  • Contribute to ensuring accountability of extension. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners attempting this unit standard will have the following knowledge in place:
  • Basic knowledge of the concept and purpose of evaluation.
  • Basic knowledge of the concept and purpose of assessments as they apply to evaluations.
  • Understand essential participatory analysis tools. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Simple setting:
    > Refers to but is not limited to one-on-one situations and small groups dealing within a narrow range of issues of moderate consequence.
  • Extension services:
    > Refers to but is not limited to implementation and management of extension policy and strategy. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Set objectives and criteria for the purpose of evaluating extension services in a simple setting. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An extension service to be evaluated is described in detail showing its aims, objectives and outcomes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A performance framework is developed in consultation with relevant stakeholders. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The objective(s) of the evaluation is identified and explained in terms of the objectives and outcomes of the extension service being evaluated and the agreed framework. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The criteria to be used to measure the identified aims, objectives and outcomes are identified and explained showing how they will measure the objective(s) of the evaluation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Select or design assessment models for the purpose of evaluating extension services in a simple setting. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Potential evaluation models are reviewed and critiqued in terms of the agreed framework and the intended outcome(s) of the evaluation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An evaluation model appropriate to the extension service to be evaluated is selected or designed and explained and justified in terms of the agreed framework and the intended outcome(s) of the evaluation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The stakeholders to be included in the evaluation are identified to ensure a comprehensive evaluation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Data collection instruments are designed in accordance with the agreed framework and the intended outcome(s) of the evaluation and which are suitable to the identified stakeholders. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Conduct the evaluation of the extension service. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The evaluation model is applied within the established procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Information is collected and recorded in the agreed format. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Information is verified with relevant stakeholders as true and accurate. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Analyse and interpret assessment data for the purpose of evaluating extension services in a simple setting. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Assessment data is organised in terms of the agreed objectives and criteria of evaluation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Assessment data is analysed and interpreted objectively and according to the assessment model selected. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Conclusions and recommendations are developed objectively and based on the analysis and interpretations of assessment data. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The analysis, conclusions and recommendations are recorded in the agreed format. 


    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: objectives, criteria, indicators, analysis, interpretation, evaluation, and assessment models as they relate to agricultural extension.
  • Purposes of: objectives, criteria, indicators, analysis, interpretation, evaluation, and assessment models as they relate to agricultural extension.
  • Characteristics of: objectives, criteria, indicators, analysis, interpretation, evaluation, and assessment models as they relate to agricultural extension.
  • Relevance of: objectives, criteria, indicators, analysis, interpretation, evaluation, and assessment models as they relate to agricultural extension.
  • Appropriate legislation affecting agricultural extension.
  • Effect of appropriate/inappropriate choice of assessment models.
  • Effect of appropriate/inappropriate conclusions drawn.
  • Effect of appropriate/inappropriate conclusions made. 

  • 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 extension issues. 

    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 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 evaluating extension services. 

    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
    Core  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.
     
    NONE 



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