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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Plant and establish herbaceous plants in landscaped areas 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
264190  Plant and establish herbaceous plants in landscaped areas 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Ornamental Horticulture and Landscape 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation Horticulture 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
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 
A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Describe the role of herbaceous plants in the landscape.
  • Work with many species and varieties of herbaceous plants.
  • Lift, divide and store herbaceous plants.
  • Prepare the soil and replant the herbaceous plants. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this qualification will have demonstrated competence in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 1 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 1 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Apply health and safety practices when working with herbaceous plants. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The personal protective clothing and equipment that should be used to provide protection to the worker while working with herbaceous plants is described in accordance with the company's procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The personal protective equipment that should be used whilst conducting various herbaceous plant maintenance asks are described is described in accordance with the company's procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The safe use of hand tools are demonstrated and explained in respect of the possible injuries that may occur and according to company's procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The safety practices that must be followed while handling hazardous chemicals are demonstrated in accordance with the company's procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The importance of identifying any safety hazards in the workplace is explained and the reporting procedures that must be implemented are demonstrated in accordance with the company's procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The reporting of a safety incident is explained in terms of the appropriate procedures to follow, as per the company's procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The benefits of utilising good housekeeping practices are explained in terms of the role that these procedures play in minimizing the occurrence of safety incidents. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Lift and divide herbaceous plants in the landscape. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The process of lifting and dividing herbaceous plants is explained in terms of the reasons why this practice is necessary. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Common herbaceous plants that require lifting and dividing are listed and a description of the factors that indicate the need for lifting are given. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The timing for the lifting and dividing of herbaceous plants is explained in terms of the season and ideal conditions that are required. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The various methods of lifting herbaceous plants are demonstrated in accordance with the company's procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The procedures for lifting a large clump of plants are demonstrated in accordance with the company's procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The correct procedures for dividing a clump into separate plants are demonstrated in accordance with the company's procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The reasons for trimming leaves and roots when dividing herbaceous plants are explained and the trimming methods that should be used are demonstrated in accordance with the company's procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    The reasons why some herbaceous plants should not be divided are explained in terms of the impact that this practice has on their root system, examples of herbaceous plants that should not be divided are listed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Lift, divide and store dormant bulbs and corms. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The reasons for lifting and storing dormant bulbs and corms are explained in terms of the provision of protection from rotting and borer damage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The importance of applying the correct timing for the lifting and storing dormant bulbs and corms is explained and the ideal timing for a range of common bulbs is given. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The methods for lifting dormant bulbs and corms are demonstrated in accordance with the company's procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The methods for dividing clumps of dormant bulbs or corms are demonstrated in accordance with the company's procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The storage of dormant bulbs and corms is explained in terms of the environment that are required and the procedures for storing these are demonstrated in accordance with the company's procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The consequences of storing bulbs and corms in an unsuitable environment are explained in terms of the effects that this will have on the condition and feasibility for regrowth. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Prepare the soil for replanting herbaceous. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The reasons why excess plant residue should be removed from the soil are explained in terms of the effects that the decomposition of the remnants will have on the fertility of the soil. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The methods of obtaining the rough levelling of the soil are demonstrated in accordance with the company's procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The procedures for the spreading and digging in of compost are demonstrated in accordance with the company's procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The procedures for the final levelling and firming of the soil are demonstrated in accordance with the company's procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Prepare holes for planting. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The necessity to set out the correct spacing for the plant holes is explained in terms of the eventual growth that these will achieve and the effect that is required. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The various methods of achieving the correct spacing of plants are demonstrated in accordance with the company's procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The necessity of digging the hole to the correct depth is explained in terms of the allowance for root growth and drainage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The preparation of a suitable hole is demonstrated in accordance with the company's procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Plant, backfill and complete the planting of herbaceous plants and bulbs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The importance of planting bulbs, corms and rhizomes in an upright position is explained in terms of the plants natural upright growth habit. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The consequences of planting plants too deeply or too high are described with relation to the mortality rates for these practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The filling of soil around the plant (or bulb, corm, rhizome) is demonstrated in accordance with the company's procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The firming of the soil around the plant (or bulb, corm, rhizome) is demonstrated in accordance with the company's procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The consequences of not watering or providing insufficient watering to newly-planted plants are described in terms of the reduction in the survival rates of these plants. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The watering of the plants after planting is demonstrated in accordance with the company's procedures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against the qualification must be registered as an assessor with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this qualification must be accredited as a provider with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or by an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA, according to the ETQA's policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described in the associated unit standards.
  • Anyone wishing to be assessed against this qualification may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Embedded knowledge is reflected in the Assessment Criteria for each specific outcome and must be assed in its own right, through oral and written evidence. Observation cannot be the only assessment. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    The learner is able to identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made by:
  • Applying the correct techniques for the lifting and dividing of bulbs. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    The learner is able to work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or communities by:
  • Participating with others in the preparation of an area for the planting of herbaceous plants. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The learner is able to organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively by:
  • Following the procedures for the lifting, dividing and storage of bulbs and corms. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    The learner is able to collect, organise and critically evaluate information by:
  • Noting the correct timing of the replanting schedules for the various bulbs. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    The learner is able to communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation by:
  • Reporting on the status of the lifting and dividing process.
  • Relaying information on any disease or damage that has been effected to the herbaceous plants. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    The learner is able to use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others by:
  • Utilising knowledge of the dormant periods of herbaceous plants to conduct soil improvement practices. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    The learner is able to demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognizing that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation:
  • Evident in all Specific Outcomes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    The learner is able to contribute to the full personal development of themselves and the social and economic development of the society at large. 

    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  66589   National Certificate: Horticulture  Level 2  NQF Level 02  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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