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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

National Certificate: Conservation: Natural Resource Management: Terrestrial 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
20416  National Certificate: Conservation: Natural Resource Management: Terrestrial 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Nature Conservation 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
Was CATHSSETA until Last Date for Achievement  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
National Certificate  Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation  Nature Conservation 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  185  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Regular-Unit Stds Based 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
SAQA 0160/05  2005-09-13  2008-03-12 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2009-03-12   2012-03-12  

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 qualification is replaced by: 
Qual ID Qualification Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Min Credits Replacement Status
59949  National Certificate: Natural Resource Management: Terrestrial  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  144  Complete 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
A learner who has achieved this qualification will be able to integrate supervisory knowledge and skills with the operational specifics of a conserved area.

The learner will also be in a position to lead and mentor other learners in the attainment of management objectives in the context of the different aspects of managing a conserved area.

The qualification has been developed to assist professionalisation across the conservation industry. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
It is assumed that the learner entering a programme leading to this qualification has achieved an FET certificate at NQF 4 or the equivalent, a Certificate in Conservation Guardianship, or has several years` relevant industry experience. The learner will have appropriate levels of written Communication, English proficiency, Maths and occupational competence equivalent to at least school leaving standards.


Recognition of prior learning:

Any learner wishing to be directly assessed may arrange to do so, without attending further training or education. The assessor and learner will decide together on the most appropriate assessment route to be taken. 

RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
On achieving this qualification the learner will be able to:

1. Supervise operational situations in order to maximise efficiency and effectiveness.
2. Exercise leadership of people involved in operational situations in order to enhance their performance and productivity.
3. Implement, supervise and evaluate management planning practices, e.g. integrated catchment management, plant and animal management, security and legal aspects and cultural heritage management, in order to monitor progress and performance against planned goals.
4. Undertake supervisory and operational functions while continuously monitoring and adapting own performance as required.
5. Use firearms competently.
6. Develop a set of values and ethics regarding conservation and environmental issues.
7. Implement Policies regarding HIV/AIDS in the Workplace
8. Maintain infrastructure in conserved areas including paths and road networks.
9. Rehabilitate damaged areas and ameliorate topsoil loss.
10. Deal with and prevent pollution. 

ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
The learner must demonstrate an ability to consider a range of options and make decisions about:

1. Supervisory methods and techniques to apply in any given situation or range of situations.
2. Management actions required within a conserved area.

The learner must demonstrate an understanding of:

1. The management planning process for a conserved area.
2. The components / elements that require management actions in a conserved area.
3. The contextual knowledge that underpins the competent management of a conserved area.

The learner must demonstrate an ability to:

1. Critically evaluate management decisions taken on the basis of available information.
2. Justify decisions made with respect to the management of a conserved area.
3. Reflect on the soundness of decisions made and on any adjustments that are made.


Integrated Assessment:

Integrated assessment at the level of qualification provides an opportunity for learners to show that they are able to integrate concepts, ideas and actions across unit standards to achieve competence that is grounded and coherent in relation to the purpose of the qualification.

Integrated assessment must judge the quality of the observable performance, but also the quality of the thinking that lies behind it. Assessment tools must encourage learners to give an account of the thinking and decision-making that underpin their demonstrated performance. Some assessment practices will be of a more practical nature while others will be of a more theoretical nature. The ratio between action and interpretation is not fixed, but varies according to the type and level of qualification.

A broad range of task-orientated and theoretical assessment tools may be used, with the distinction between practical knowledge and disciplinary knowledge maintained so that each takes its rightful place. 

INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
The African continent with its unique wildlife, has led to the development of standards of practice unique to Africa. South Africa has taken the lead in the development of these standards, which have been widely accepted and used in the rest of Sub-Saharan Africa. 

MODERATION OPTIONS 
Anyone assessing a learner against these unit standards must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of these unit standards or will assess these unit standards 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.

Therefore anyone wishing to be assessed against these unit standards may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution, which is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

NOTES 
This qualification has been replaced by qualification 59949, which is the National Certificate: Natural Resource Management: Terrestrial, Level 5, 144 credits.

A minimum of 20 credits should be achieved from the Elective Unit Standards. 

UNIT STANDARDS: 
  ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Core  8493  Maintain occupational health and safety  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
Core  7785  Function in a business environment  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
Core  9265  Develop and maintain a staff roster  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
Core  8388  Apply basic conservation management planning  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
Core  12376  Assess and control pollution  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
Core  8368  Construct and maintain infrastructure  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  12 
Core  8405  Demonstrate a basic knowledge of animal management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  25 
Core  8387  Demonstrate knowledge of basic indigenous plant management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  25 
Core  8366  Enforce conservation compliance  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
Core  8385  Facilitate conservation understanding  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
Core  8350  Handle Weapons  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
Core  8386  Implement integrated catchment management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
Core  9224  Implement policies regarding HIV/AIDS in the workplace  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
Core  8365  Manage area integrity  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  12 
Core  8406  Manage cultural heritage resources in conservation areas  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
Core  8367  Understand and develop conservation ethics  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
Fundamental  7547  Operate a personal computer system  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
Fundamental  8618  Organise oneself in the workplace  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
Fundamental  8591  Analyse and understand social issues  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
Fundamental  8662  Analyse and communicate workplace data  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
Fundamental  9242  Analyse external factors influencing people who have special needs  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
Fundamental  8647  Apply workplace communication skills  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  10 
Fundamental  8648  Demonstrate an understanding of professional values and ethics  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
Fundamental  8663  Plan and conduct a research project  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
Fundamental  7859  Lead and manage teams of people  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6 
Elective  8369  Construct paths/tracks & maintain road networks  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
Elective  8371  Control Soil Erosion  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
Elective  8414  Erect, monitor and maintain wildlife fences  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
Elective  8412  Manage veld burn operations  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
Elective  8413  Manage water provision  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
Elective  8370  Operate and maintain a vehicle in conservation areas  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
Elective  8410  Plan and co-ordinate conservation removal operations  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  18 
Elective  8408  Plan and co-ordinate problem plant control programmes  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 


LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
When qualifications are replaced, some of their learning programmes are moved to being recorded against the replacement qualifications. If a learning programme appears to be missing from here, please check the replacement.
 
NONE 


PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION: 
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.
 
1. DRUM BEAT SAFARIS 
2. KWAZULU NATAL NATURE CONSERVATION SERVIC 
3. Southern African Wildlife College 



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