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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Participate in agri/ecotourism practices at both micro and meso levels to tourists 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116069  Participate in agri/ecotourism practices at both micro and meso levels to tourists 
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 demonstrate an ability to understand and communicate basic information about the activities, operations and attractions of Tourism and Agriculture at micro and meso levels to tourists.

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 practices and aspects of tourism as to provide the environment for the application of quality practices and thus strengthen agricultural practices in general. 

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 the unit standard or equivalent:
  • NQF 1: Demonstrate an understanding of agri/eco tourism as a system at micro level. 

  • 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 
    Put the farm/reserve into a meso-level context - that is to be able to integrate the farm within its immediate wider environment. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Farming/conservation/environmental operations at micro and meso levels. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An understanding of the farm/reserve within its geographical environment (up to meso level) is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An understanding of the farm/reserve within its social/community environment (up to meso level) is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An understanding of the farm/reserve within its wider economic environment (up to meso level) is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    An understanding of the farm/reserve within its wider cultural and historical environment (up to meso level) is demonstrated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify and distinguish between the needs of tourists at micro and meso level. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Socio-economic needs, educational needs, cultural needs, etc. Restricted to micro and meso levels. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An awareness of various social needs of the different Agri/Ecotourists within a micro and meso level context is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An awareness of various economical needs of the different Agri/Ecotourists within a micro and meso level context is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An awareness of various safety and security needs of the different Agri/Ecotourists within a micro and meso level context is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    An awareness of various cultural and educational needs of the different Agri/Ecotourists within a micro and meso level context is demonstrated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify and locate tourism infrastructure, attractions and activities on the agri/eco-site and local (meso) environment and conduct a limited guided experience within these parameters. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Natural and man-made attractions on site and at local (meso) levels. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An awareness of Tourism infrastructure at the farm/reserve and meso levels and the ability to direct people to it is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An awareness of tourism attractions at the farm/reserve and meso levels and the ability to direct people to it is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The ability to conduct a limited guided experience to the attractions and activities on the agri/eco site and local (meso) level is demonstrated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Describe operational, organizational (social) and tourism practices on the Agri/Eco site and at meso level. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Micro (farm/reserve) and meso-level/environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The ability to explain agricultural/environmental practices and operations within the micro and meso-environments to tourists is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The ability to explain organizational arrangements of enterprises in the micro and meso-environment is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The ability to explain tourism practices of farm/reserve in the micro and meso-environment is demonstrated. 


    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:
  • Different categories of tourists.
  • Different needs of tourists (e.g. health & hygiene, safety & security, adventure, leisure).
  • Knowledge of attractions and activities needed by tourists at meso-level.
  • Infrastructure: Layout needed by tourists.
  • Type of Agri/Ecotourism enterprises and destinations.
  • An understanding of agricultural and conservation practices on farm/reserve and meso levels.
  • Partaking in limited guiding experience up to meso level. 

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



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