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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|National Certificate: Forestry: Silviculture|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|50266||National Certificate: Forestry: Silviculture|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|FPMSETA - Fibre Processing and Manufacturing Sector Education and Training Authority||OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework|
|National Certificate||Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation||Forestry and Wood Technology|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||123||Level 3||NQF Level 03||Regular-Unit Stds Based|
|REGISTRATION STATUS||SAQA DECISION NUMBER||REGISTRATION START DATE||REGISTRATION END DATE|
|LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT||LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT|
|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 does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification.
|PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION|
This qualification will be useful to those who help to establish, maintain and protect forests within a silvicultural context, and who seek recognition for essential skills in forestry operations. The qualification recognises fairly specialised work skills with some need to supervise, instruct and organise others within routine contexts and according to given procedures. However, in most situations, the learners will be working under supervision themselves.
Learners will be able to enhance safety and productivity in silviculture, and this qualification provides evidence of a proven ability to:
Depending in electives chosen, recipients will be able to:
The qualification is designed to be flexible and accessible so that people are able to demonstrate the competencies required to work safely and effectively in silvicultural operations.
The majority of the learners for this qualification are likely to be working in the forestry sub-field. The qualification will give them the opportunity to balance their practical skills with the essential operations associated with efficient and safe silviculture operations. There is also a critical need in the industry to identify and recognise people who are able to conduct the essential operations associated with efficient and safe silviculture operations.
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
|Learners who would like to access this qualification should have demonstrated competency in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2.
Recognition of Prior Learning
This qualification can be achieved wholly or in part through recognition of prior learning in terms of the assessment criteria defined for the qualification and related unit standards.
Evidence can be presented in various ways, including international and/or previous local qualifications, reports, testimonials mentioning functions performed, work records, portfolios, videos of practice and performance records.
All such evidence will be judged in accordance with the general principles of assessment.
Access to the qualification:
The qualification is open to all learners who are in possession of an entry-level General Forestry qualification or who have completed grade 10 or equivalent within the formal schooling sector.
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|1. Supervise and participate in wildfire suppression.
2. Clear trees.
3. Participate in and supervise silviculture-related activities.
Critical Cross-Field Outcomes
This qualification addresses the following critical cross-field outcomes, as detailed in the associated unit standards:
Learning programmes directed towards this qualification will also contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of the society at large, by making individuals aware of the importance of:
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
Assessment is to take place according to the detailed specifications indicated in the unit standards associated with each exit level outcome. Over and above the achievement of the specified unit standards, evidence of integration will be required as per the broad assessment criteria specified above, all within the context of an active workplace environment, dealing with divergent and "random" demands related to these work operations.
Assessors should note that the evidence of integration could well be presented by learners when being assessed against the unit standards - thus there should not necessarily be separate assessments for each unit standard and then further integrated assessment. Well designed assessments should make it possible to gain evidence against each unit standard while at the same time gain evidence of integration of knowledge and skills.
Assessors should take note of the following general principles when designing and conducting assessments:
|This qualification compares favourably to the New Zealand qualification: National Certificate in Forestry (Establishment and Silviculture) (Level 3), which has the following purpose:
"This qualification recognises the primary skills of forest silviculture that determine the quality of the forest crop. The compulsory unit standards also cover the skills of fire control. The elective list includes unit standards that recognise the skills required for the quality and production performance of the main silviculture operations".
The unit standards in the NZQA qualification that inform and compare favourably to the unit standards in the SA qualification in terms of coverage and level are:
NZQA ID; Title; Level; Credit
The investigation into UK-based qualifications revealed a close correspondence in the key areas of the qualification, although the competencies in the UK are spread across a number of Forestry-related qualifications as follows:
NPTC Level 2 NVQ in Forestry
> Unit - H/101/5326 - Unit T09 - Select, Mark and Measure Trees.
> Unit - K/101/5330 - Unit T13 - Fell Trees Mechanically.
NPTC Level 2 Certificate of Competence in Chainsaw and Related Operations
> Unit - Y/101/7901 - Unit CS30.2 - On-Site Preparation and Basic Cross Cutting.
NPTC Level 2 National Certificate in Horticulture
> Unit - A/101/9933 - Unit 31 - Silviculture and Habitat Management.
The international comparison served to endorse the essential design of this qualification, with the differences being accounted for by the labour-intensive nature of forestry within the South African context.
|This qualification lends itself to both vertical and horizontal articulation. These possibilities ensure both mobility and progression for the learner in other fields of learning such as the Timber Harvesting industry.
Horizontal articulation possibilities:
> National Certificate: Timber Harvesting at NQF Level 3, ID 48988
Vertical articulation possibilities:
> National Certificate: Plant Production at NQF Level 4, ID 49009
> National Certificate: Farming at NQF Level 4, ID 20290
|Any institution offering learning or assessment in terms of this qualification or associated 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.|
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
|As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012; 2015.|
|ID||UNIT STANDARD TITLE||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||CREDITS|
|Core||123149||Communicate using a two-way radio system||Level 2||NQF Level 02||2|
|Core||123238||Conduct maintenance on herbicide applicators||Level 2||NQF Level 02||2|
|Core||117069||Cross-cut felled trees using a chainsaw in a production situation||Level 2||NQF Level 02||2|
|Core||123233||Cut felled timber using a chainsaw and maintain chainsaw||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Core||117061||Debranch felled trees using a chainsaw in a production situation||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Core||117049||Demonstrate knowledge of basic safety in forestry operations||Level 2||NQF Level 02||1|
|Core||117062||Fell trees with a chainsaw using the standard technique and felling levers||Level 2||NQF Level 02||2|
|Core||117085||Conduct basic forestry map reading||Level 3||NQF Level 03||2|
|Core||123234||Control activities at an airstrip during aerial wildfire suppression||Level 3||NQF Level 03||2|
|Core||123242||Organize forestry work team activities||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Core||123237||Control forestry work team activities||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Core||123240||Demonstrate knowledge of silviculture in commercial forestry||Level 4||NQF Level 04||20|
|Core||123232||Lead a strike attack force to contain or extinguish a wildfire||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Core||123235||Manage a controlled burn||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Core||123231||Manage a crew during wildfire suppression||Level 4||NQF Level 04||7|
|Core||11473||Manage individual and team performance||Level 4||NQF Level 04||8|
|Core||120379||Work as a project team member||Level 4||NQF Level 04||8|
|Fundamental||8968||Accommodate audience and context needs in oral communication||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||8971||Analyse and respond to a variety of literary texts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||9010||Demonstrate an understanding of the use of different number bases and measurement units and an awareness of error in the context of relevant calculations||Level 3||NQF Level 03||2|
|Fundamental||9013||Describe, apply, analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Fundamental||8969||Interpret and use information from texts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||9012||Investigate life and work related problems using data and probabilities||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||7456||Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business and national issues||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||8970||Write texts for a range of communicative contexts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Elective||123239||Manage a chemical store on a forestry plantation||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Elective||123243||Operate brush-cutters in commercial forestry||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Elective||123236||Perform fire-lookout duties||Level 2||NQF Level 02||2|
|Elective||123245||Scale tree lengths into log assortments in a production situation||Level 2||NQF Level 02||2|
|Elective||123241||Select and mark trees for thinning in commercial forestry||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Elective||123244||Operate an electronic fire surveillance facility||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Elective||123230||Perform administrative functions during wildfire suppression||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|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.
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|4.||Cretia Training and Consultancy|
|5.||Donnybrook Education & Training College (Pty) Ltd|
|6.||Dynamic Training Centre|
|7.||Ebotse Development and Training Centre|
|8.||Ehlanzeni TVET College|
|9.||ENB Training Service|
|10.||Forestry Skills Injection|
|11.||I Care Resource Centre|
|12.||Ideal Method Trading & Projects|
|13.||Kwamahlati Training Services cc|
|14.||Legal Environment Safety & Health Requirements cc|
|16.||M3i Skills Development|
|17.||Maab Training Management ( Pty) Ltd|
|18.||MARGER TRAINING AND PROTERTIES (PTY) LTD|
|19.||MHLAMBANYATHI GROUP PTY ( LTD)|
|20.||Morongwa Consulting Services (Pty) Ltd|
|21.||NEW AFRICA SKILLS DEVELOPMENT|
|22.||New Business Initiative Management Consultancy|
|23.||Ntunzela Trading Enterprise|
|24.||Platorand Training Centre|
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|26.||Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office|
|27.||SIMAMA Training and Business Services|
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|30.||Sunrise Skills Training|
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|35.||Umbuso Training Services|
|36.||VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd|
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|38.||VPK BUSINESS VENTURE C C|
|40.||York Timbers Pty Ltd|
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