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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Utilise and perform minor repair and maintenance tasks on implements, equipment and infrastructure 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116060  Utilise and perform minor repair and maintenance tasks on implements, equipment and infrastructure 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Primary Agriculture 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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 
A learner achieving this unit standard will be able to select basic equipment and implements that are appropriate to a combination of activities within a single agricultural process. S/he will be able to operate in a safe and responsible manner.

In addition learners will be well positioned to extend their learning and practice into other areas of agriculture or to strive towards professional standards and practices at higher levels.

Competent learners will be fully conversant with agricultural regulations and aspects of safety to ensure the application of quality practices and thus strengthen agricultural practices in general.

Learners will gain an understanding of sustainable agricultural practices as applied in the animal, plant and mixed farming sub fields. This unit standard focuses on the application of equipment, technology, implements and infrastructure in primary agriculture.

They will be able to participate in, undertake and plan farming practices with knowledge of their environment. A culture of maintenance and care will be instilled for both the environment as well as towards farming infrastructure and operations. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
It is assumed that a learner attempting this unit standard will show competence against the following unit standard, or equivalent:
  • NQF 1: Select, care for and use hand tools and basic equipment and infrastructure. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Whilst range statements have been defined generically to include as wide a set of alternatives as possible, all range statements should be interpreted within the specific context of application.

    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 
    Select the appropriate tools, implements and/or equipment, from a limited range, to use in a specified combination of activities within a single agricultural process. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Agricultural process refers to the application of a range of tasks that form a specific function. For example, it may refer to the erection of a fence, the building of contours in a field, the milking of cows or the ploughing of a field. The tools, implements and equipment may include any of the following: hand tools, power tools, hand operated machinery, tractors, vehicles, and graders, as determined by the context in which the learner is working. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The appropriate tools, implements and/or equipment are selected. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The reasons for the selection of tools, implements and/or equipment are given. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Possible combinations of tools, implements and/or equipment to execute a specific task are explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Monitor the good working order and perform minor repairs to the use of tools, implements and/or equipment. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The good working order of tools, equipment and/or implements refers to the efficiency and optimum operating standards. Minor repairs may include the cleaning, sharpening or replacement of appropriate components to restore good working order. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The malfunction of tools, implements and/or equipment is recognised. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The cause of the malfunction is correctly identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The appropriate action to prevent further damage (e.g. switching off a machine) is taken. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The appropriate action to restore good working order is identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Tools, equipment and/or implements are used correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Measures to prevent damage to tools, equipment and/or implements are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Repair and maintenance requirements are reported to the appropriate person. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Maintain and store tools, implements, equipment and/or machinery according to specifications. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Specifications refer to the manufacturer's recommendations as well as the maintenance policy of the work place. Maintenance can refer to basic infrastructure (pipes) as well as machinery and vehicles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Tools, implements and equipment are stored according to specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The purpose of a maintenance schedule is described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The requirements for applying a maintenance schedule are identified. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Explain and apply the necessary safety measures in the use of agricultural tools, equipment and/or implements. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Safety refers to the application of measures referred to in the National Occupation and Safety Act (NOSA). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Tools, implements and/or equipment are used safely. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The safety procedures applicable to the use and handling of fuel, agro-chemicals, equipment and implements are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The safe use of machinery is described. The contents of the NOSA Act are summarised. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The appropriate protective clothing required for the safe use of equipment are selected and used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The safe use of machinery is described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The contents of the NOSA Act are summarized. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The appropriate protective clothing required for the safe use of equipment are selected and used. 


    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 safe handling of tools and equipment.
  • The basic contents of the NOHSA Act as it relates to safety precautions.
  • How the relevant tools, equipment and machinery work in order to perform repairs.
  • The purpose of learning and understanding equipment technology.
  • Sensory cues related to the safety and maintenance of tools, systems and equipment.
  • All relevant legislation pertaining to the handling and operation of tools.
  • All relevant procedures related to the handling and maintenance of tools.
  • All relevant nomenclature related to tools and technology. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Problem solving relates to specific outcomes:
  • Select the appropriate tools, implements and/or equipment, from a limited range, to use in a specified combination of activities within a single agricultural process.
  • Identify malfunctioning tools and equipment and perform minor repairs related to the use of equipment in an agricultural environment.
  • Adhere to and understand the necessary safety measures in the use of agricultural equipment and implements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Teamwork relates to specific outcomes:
  • Select the appropriate tools, implements and/or equipment, from a limited range, to use in a specified combination of activities within a single agricultural process.
  • Adhere to and understand the necessary safety measures in the use of agricultural equipment and implements. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Information evaluation relates to specific outcomes:
  • Select the appropriate tools, implements and/or equipment, from a limited range, to use in a specified combination of activities within a single agricultural process.
  • Identify malfunctioning tools and equipment and perform minor repairs related to the use of equipment in an agricultural environment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communication relates to specific outcomes:
  • Select the appropriate tools, implements and/or equipment, from a limited range, to use in a specified combination of activities within a single agricultural process.
  • Identify malfunctioning tools and equipment and perform minor repairs related to the use of equipment in an agricultural environment. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Inter-relatedness of systems relates to specific outcomes:
  • Select the appropriate tools, implements and/or equipment, from a limited range, to use in a specified combination of activities within a single agricultural process.
  • Adhere to and understand the necessary safety measures in the use of agricultural equipment and implements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Self-development relates to specific outcome:
  • Adhere to and understand the necessary safety measures in the use of agricultural equipment and implements. 

  • 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  48976   National Certificate: Animal Production  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Core  48977   National Certificate: Mixed Farming Systems  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Core  48975   National Certificate: Plant Production  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Elective  50227   National Certificate: Rooibos 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.
     
    1. Alvans Training Academy 
    2. Balemi Consulting Pty Ltd 
    3. Boikgantsho Consulting & Events 
    4. Boland Agri Training & Community Development Centre 
    5. Bumunhu Services Providers Cc 
    6. Cedara College of Agriculture 
    7. Dihwai Food Cultural and Agricultural Services 
    8. Elsenburg Agricultural Training Institute 
    9. Escay Catering and other Services 
    10. Ghoenas Kraal Opleiding Sentrum 
    11. Goldfields FET College 
    12. Heedmorine Training 
    13. Impact Plus Training Consultants 
    14. Interactive Trading 747 ( PTY) LTD 
    15. KayDee Project Management Cc 
    16. Kgopane Trading Enterprise 
    17. KMK Training Services (PTY) Ltd 
    18. Leruo ke Matla Training and Enterprise Development Services 
    19. Madzivhandila Agricultural College 
    20. Maishamalema Development Training 
    21. Mananthatshema Skills Dev. Centre 
    22. Matotomana Training & Gen Trading 
    23. Mobile Agri Skills Development and Training NPC 
    24. Mogaladi Business Enterprise 
    25. Montshepetsa Bosui Farming & Training Cnt 
    26. Morwa Agri-development cc 
    27. Mpontshe Training 
    28. Mthashana FET College - Vryheid Campus 
    29. Mvelo Consultant 
    30. National Institute For The Deaf 
    31. Ngwato Wa Mphela Agriculture Training Services 
    32. Nophelo Training Centre 
    33. Novi General Services 
    34. Peritum Agri Institute 
    35. Phezukomkhono Training Services 
    36. Protea Agricultural Training Centre 
    37. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
    38. Selipha Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    39. Setlakala Business Development 
    40. Siyafundisa I Africa 
    41. Siyasanga Training Centre 
    42. Skills Fusion 
    43. Suidwes Beleggings Eiendoms Beperk 
    44. Taletso FET College - Central Office 
    45. Thuto Boshwa Skills Development Services 
    46. Tompi Seleka Agricultural College 
    47. TPN Training and Recruitment cc 
    48. Tripple R Training Provider 
    49. University of Limpopo 
    50. Vari Consulting 



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