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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Operate and perform routine maintenance on equipment and tools 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
12616  Operate and perform routine maintenance on equipment and tools 
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 3  NQF Level 03 
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 
Provide the learner with the necessary knowledge and skill to perform the following:

Operate tools and equipment used in farming
Service and maintain farm machinery and equipment 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Ability to operate tools and equipment commonly found on a farm.
Be able to interpret manufacturer`s maintenance manuals 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
N/A 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Operate tools and equipment commonly used in farming. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Tools and equipment selected for purpose of use 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Farm workshop and normal farming operations
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Tools and equipment used for purpose according to manufacturer`s requirements 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Safety precautions complied with according to enterprise and manufacturer`s requirements 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Service and maintain tools and equipment. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Manufacturers requirements complied with when servicing equipment and tools 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Adjusting, lubricating, cleaning, checking fluid levels and top up
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Components to be checked/adjusted according manufacture`s requirements 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Manufacturer and enterprise safety requirements complied with 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Diagnose and rectify common basic faults. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Simple faults identified and rectified 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Complex faults are identified and reported to supervisor 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Components that are faulty are replaced under supervision 


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 development assessment activities and tools, which are appropriate to the contexts in which 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 be 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 and written evidence. It cannot be assessed by observation only.
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, then 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, 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.

1 Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
2. 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.
3 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 
1. Importance of complying to manufacturer`s requirements when
maintaining equipment
2. Safe working habits to apply when working in potentially dangerous situations
3. Benefit of good house keeping 

UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
N/A 

UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
N/A 


Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
The learner will be able to identify and solve problems during the process 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
The learner will be able to organise and manage himself and his activities responsibly and effectively 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
The learner will be able to collect, analyse and critically evaluate information 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
The learner will communicate effectively when reporting on work matters 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
The learner will use science and technology effectively and critically (showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others) 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
The learner will demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems 

UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA. 

REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
Learner to comply at all times to the requirements of the OHS Act.

Terminology
OHS Act refers to Occupational, Health and Safety Act. 

QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
  ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
Core  20288   National Certificate: Farming  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
Core  20890   National Certificate: Plastics Manufacturing  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2005-04-13  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 


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. Hot To Go Training College and Services 
2. Mananthatshema Skills Dev. Centre 
3. Mbimbini Training and Community Development 
4. Phezukomkhono Training Services 
5. Protea Agricultural Training Centre 
6. Setlakala Business Development 
7. Siyasanga Training Centre 



All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.