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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Monitor, collect and collate agricultural data 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116080  Monitor, collect and collate agricultural data 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Primary Agriculture 
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 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 
The learner achieving this unit standard will be able to monitor, collect and collate data in a narrow range of contexts in the agricultural sector. In addition the learner will be able to recognise, interpret and report on basic deviations in routine collection processes.

In addition learners will be well positioned to extend their learning and practice into other areas of data collection and dissemination in the agricultural sector. Competent learners will understand the purpose behind data collection and be able to contribute to the general standards applied in the sector by contributing to accurate information gathering.

Learners will understand the importance of the application of business principles in agricultural production with specific reference to information systems and technology.

They will be able to operate farming practices as businesses and will gain the knowledge and skills to move from a subsistence orientation to an economic orientation in agriculture. Farmers will gain the knowledge and skills to access mainstream agriculture through a business-oriented approach to agriculture. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
It is assumed that a learner attempting this unit standard will demonstrate competence against unit standards:
  • NQF 1: Collect Agricultural Data.
  • NQF 1: Demonstrate an understanding of the basic concepts of sustainable farming systems. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Range statements are neither comprehensive nor necessarily appropriate to all contexts. Alternatives must however be comparable in scope and complexity. These are only as a general guide to scope and complexity of what is required. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and collect the required data. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Data may include but is not limited to biological, physical and economical data such as pests, diseases, agro-chemical, crops, stock, and maintenance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Sources of information are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Data is collected from a limited range of sources. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Sources of information may include various points of information or other people who are gathering data.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Data is collated accurately. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Collate the collected data. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Processing may include, but is not restricted to: input into electronic devices, counting, weighing, or creating graphs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The appropriate method of collating data is identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    All relevant data is identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Data is correctly counted or added. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Record collated data and create a report in the required format. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The required reporting format is identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The report format is correctly completed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Deviations and problems are identified and reported. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Apply health and safety measures applicable to the collection method and equipment used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The relevant health and safety standards relevant to the method of data collection are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The relevant health and safety standards relevant to the method of data collection are applied. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The appropriate protective garments and equipment are used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The appropriate hygiene measures are applied throughout the process of collection. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The assessment of qualifying learners against this standard should meet the requirements of established assessment principles.

    It will be necessary to develop assessment activities and tools, which are appropriate to the contexts in which the qualifying learners are working. These activities and tools may include an appropriate combination of self-assessment and peer assessment, formative and summative assessment, portfolios and observations etc.

    The assessment should ensure that all the specific outcomes; critical cross-field outcomes and essential embedded knowledge are assessed.

    The specific outcomes must be assessed through observation of performance. Supporting evidence should be used to prove competence of specific outcomes only when they are not clearly seen in the actual performance.

    Essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in its own right, through oral or written evidence and cannot be assessed only by being observed.

    The specific outcomes and essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in relation to each other. If a qualifying learner is able to explain the essential embedded knowledge but is unable to perform the specific outcomes, they should not be assessed as competent. Similarly, if a qualifying learner is able to perform the specific outcomes but is unable to explain or justify their performance in terms of the essential embedded knowledge, then they should not be assessed as competent.

    Evidence of the specified critical cross-field outcomes should be found both in performance and in the essential embedded knowledge.

    Performance of specific outcomes must actively affirm target groups of qualifying learners not, unfairly discriminate against them. Qualifying learners should be able to justify their performance in terms of these values.
  • 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 or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • 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 
    The person is able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of:
  • The names and functions of various data collection tools and equipment.
  • The names and functions of the sources of the data.
  • The purpose of accurate data collection.
  • The procedures of different methods of data collection.
  • Elementary communication.
  • A basic knowledge of health and safety regulations.
  • Elementary teamwork.
  • Elementary supervisory skills.
  • Elementary health and safety techniques.
  • Different methods of recording data.
  • Different methods of presenting data.
  • The descriptions and properties of the source of the data being collected.
  • The description and properties of the data collection equipment.
  • Sensory cues related to the measurement of the data, the data collection equipment and the source of the data.
  • The purpose for learning about Information technology.
  • The purpose of the data being collected.
  • The correct procedures for collecting the data.
  • All relevant rules, laws and regulations related to the source of the data and the data itself.
  • The relationship between the data and information generated by it.
  • The specific Animal production or plant production or business practice or agricultural practice that the data collection procedure refers to. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Problem solving relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Teamwork relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Self-organisation and management relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Information evaluation relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communication relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Inter-relatedness of systems relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Self-development relates to all specific outcomes. 

    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  49605   National Certificate: Environmental Practice  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Fundamental  48976   National Certificate: Animal Production  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Fundamental  48977   National Certificate: Mixed Farming Systems  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Fundamental  48975   National Certificate: Plant Production  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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    3. Amabamba Recruitment 
    4. Atlegang Training Consulting 
    5. AVAX SA 481 CC. T/A Mandisa Development Services 
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    7. Balemi Consulting Pty Ltd 
    8. Basiea Development and Training 
    9. Bikologix Projects 
    10. Black Expression Consulting 
    11. Buena Vista Learning Academy 
    12. Bull's Business and Skills Training Institute 
    13. Bumunhu Services Providers Cc 
    14. BUSINESS CIRCLE CONSULTATION 
    15. Business Consulting 
    16. Cedara College of Agriculture 
    17. Classic Human Capital Solutions 
    18. Cradle Stars Trading Enterprise 
    19. CTC College(PTY) LTD. 
    20. Dee's Training (PTY) LTD 
    21. Dihwai Food Cultural and Agricultural Services 
    22. Ditirelo Skills Development Services 
    23. Ecoculture Training and Consultancy 
    24. Elangeni Consulting 
    25. ELASON PRO-ACTIVE SECURITY (PTY) LTD 
    26. ELSENBURG AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 
    27. ENVOY PLANET CONSULTING AND PROJECTS (PTY) LTD 
    28. Escay Catering and other Services 
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    32. Fire Protection Association of Southern Africa 
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    47. KAGISHO BUSINESS CONCEPTS (Pty) LTD 
    48. KayDee Project Management Cc 
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    54. Knowledge For Ever 
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    57. Lavinda Trade and Invest 
    58. Leruo ke Matla Training and Enterprise Development Services 
    59. Lesechaba Services 
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    62. Lizwa Ntlabati Trading CC 
    63. Londimvelo Consultants 
    64. Maab Training Management ( Pty) Ltd 
    65. Mabuya Amahle Trading 
    66. Madzivhandila Agricultural College 
    67. Magumzane Traiding cc 
    68. Mahayi HRD Services cc 
    69. Maishamalema Development Training 
    70. Makaota Training Consultants 
    71. Mamuhle Academy 
    72. Mananthatshema Skills Dev. Centre 
    73. Mangalani Business Enterprises 
    74. MARS Business Consulting 
    75. Masizakhe Leanerships cc 
    76. Mathapuso Construction and Projects 
    77. Matotomana Training & General Trading 
    78. Mazasa Management Consulting CC. 
    79. Mbedvula Trust 
    80. Mbinga Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
    81. Mcebo Technologies 
    82. Mind Magic Consulting 
    83. MML Consulting CC. 
    84. Mobile Agri Skills Development and Training NPC 
    85. Mogaladi Business Enterprise 
    86. Montshepetsa Bosui Farming & Training Cnt 
    87. Morena Empire Investment 
    88. Mortarboard Training Solutions 
    89. Morwa Agri-development cc 
    90. Mpontshe Training 
    91. Mthashana FET College - Vryheid Campus 
    92. MUHANGWENE DEVELOPMENT ENTERPRISE 
    93. Mvelo Consultant 
    94. Nalengmokoni Investors (Pty) Ltd 
    95. National Institute For The Deaf - NID 
    96. Networx for Career Development 
    97. NEW HEIGHTS 1082 PTY LTD 
    98. New Hope Revival Organisation 
    99. NFS Services (Pty) Ltd 
    100. Ngwato Wa Mphela Agriculture Training Services 
    101. NJ & L Trading Enterprise CC. 
    102. Nkqubela Community Developers 
    103. Nokusho M Consulting and Trading 
    104. Nomagwanishe Investments cc 
    105. Nophelo Training Centre 
    106. Novi General Services 
    107. Okwethu Invelo NPC 
    108. Outlearning Pty Ltd 
    109. Pebetse Training and Consulting 
    110. Phambili Services 
    111. Phill Skills and Development Institute 
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    113. PKM Skills and Career Development 
    114. PMA Holdings (PTY ) LTD. 
    115. Poshido Training 
    116. Princetop Corporative Training (Pty) Ltd 
    117. Progressive School of Business and Engineering (Pty) 
    118. Pule Ramasimong Development 
    119. PWI CORPORATE TRAINING PTY LTD 
    120. Quick Leap Investment 
    121. Quiver Skills Institute 
    122. Rasun Holdings Pty Ltd 
    123. RLSTP Training & Development (PTY) LTD. 
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    125. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
    126. Selipha Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    127. Senelo Trading CC 
    128. SETHIKE TRADING 
    129. Setlakala Business Development 
    130. Siljeur Training Academy 
    131. Sinokuhle Konke Trading Enterprise 
    132. Siphiwesihle 
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    135. South African ABET Development Agency SAADA 
    136. South African Corporate Training Association 
    137. South African Governance and Business College 
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    140. Suidwes Beleggings Eiendoms Beperk 
    141. Tachfin Holdings 
    142. Talent Centre Training 
    143. Talent Emporium Academy (PTY) Ltd 
    144. Taletso FET College - Central Office 
    145. Tasc Business Consulting and Training 
    146. Tau Fresh Products (Pty) 
    147. Tembe Service Providers 
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    149. The Crimson CO CC. 
    150. The Skills Development Hub (Pty) Ltd 
    151. Thinking Mind Trading 
    152. Thothi Consulting 
    153. Thuto Boshwa Skills Development Services 
    154. TLD Consulting 
    155. Tloumogale Business Development & Consulting 
    156. TM Mashwara and Projects 
    157. Tompi Seleka Agricultural College 
    158. Tovani Traiding 299 
    159. Transafric Consulting Pty Ltd 
    160. Tripple R Training Provider 
    161. TSEBO KE BOPHELO HOLDINGS 
    162. Tshisimani Holdings (PTY) Ltd. 
    163. TWINMARK STRATEGY AND MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS 
    164. Uan Projects 
    165. Umbuso Training Services 
    166. Umfolozi FET College 
    167. Unang Business Enterprise 
    168. UNIVERSITY OF BUSINESS EXCELLENCE(PTY)LTD 
    169. University of Limpopo 
    170. University of Venda 
    171. Vari Holdings (Pty)Ltd 
    172. Vicmat Consultants 
    173. VISIONARY SKILLS ACADEMY 
    174. Westco Agri Training 
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    176. YAB Business Solutions (Pty)Ltd 
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