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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Assist with the organisation and management of extension and development 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
253314  Assist with the organisation and management of extension and development 
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:
  • Understand and apply management theories and approaches within a simple setting with supervision.
  • Understand extension policy and the organisation of extension.
  • Apply agricultural extension approaches & methods within a simple setting.
  • Understand the application of ethics to agricultural extension.
  • Extend their learning and practice into project management, communication strategies.
  • Create a cadre of extension practitioners who have the potential to become leaders/managers in extension organisations. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners attempting this unit standard should have the following knowledge in place:
  • Sound knowledge of what extension is.
  • Agricultural extension approaches & methods.
  • Management functions.
  • The importance of ethics in agricultural extension.
  • General knowledge of the legal landscape in agriculture/rural development. 

  • 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. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Understand the principles and purpose of management in extension and development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Understand the principles and purpose of management in extension and development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The principles of management are described in relation to extension and development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The purpose of management in described in relation to extension and development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The elements of good management are described and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The consequences of poor management are explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Understand extension policy and the organisation of extension. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Understand extension policy and the organisation of extension. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Relevant extension policy is identified and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The setting in which different extension policies are applied are correctly identified and matched. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The consequences of incorrect application of policy are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The factors and elements of organisation in extension are identified and explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply agricultural extension approaches & methods. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Apply agricultural extension approaches & methods. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The situation in which an extension approach or method is to be used is described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The characteristics of the situation relative to selecting extension approaches are listed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The situation is analysed and interpreted in terms of selecting an appropriate extension approach. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Appropriate extension approaches are selected. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Reasons for the selection are explained and defended. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Consequences of selection an inappropriate approach are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    An extension intervention using the selected approaches is designed and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    Expected outcomes of the intervention are identified and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
    Indicators for measuring impact of the intervention are identified and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 11 
    Means of verifying the indicators are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 12 
    The extension intervention is evaluated and recommendations made. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Understand the application of principles of ethics to agricultural extension (projects, management). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Understand the application of principles of ethics to agricultural extension (projects, management). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The purpose and value of ethics in extension are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Ethics relevant to extension are identified and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Appropriate ethics for different extension settings are identified and reasons for their appropriateness are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The underlying/implied ethics in given situations/behaviours are accurately identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The consequences of lack of ethics in extension are explained. 


    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: Ethics, management theories and approaches, organisation, management functions and policy as they relate to agricultural extension.
  • Purposes of: Ethics, management theories and approaches, management functions and policy as they relate to agricultural extension.
  • Characteristics of: Ethics, management theories and approaches, organisation, management functions and policy as they relate to agricultural extension.
  • Relevance of: Ethics, management theories and approaches, organisation, management functions and policy 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 agricultural issues. 

    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 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
    Elective  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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