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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply basic conservation management planning 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
253965  Apply basic conservation management planning 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Nature Conservation 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation Nature Conservation 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
8388  Apply basic conservation management planning  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is aimed at individuals involved in Conservation Management activities. It enables the application of management planning and participation in the development and implementation of a conservation management plan. Learners will understand the significance and use of Conservation Management Planning in Conservation. This will contribute towards the professional development and maintenance of good planning practice and implementation of the qualifying learner.

In particular, on completion of this unit standard, the learner is able to:
  • Plan basic work activities in a conservation (protected) area.
  • Prioritise annual activities in a conservation area over a year.
  • Execute planned work activities.
  • Report on the implementation of a management plan. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learner is competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan basic work activities in a conserved area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A work activity plan is drafted for the conserved area. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Purpose; Objectives; Outcomes; Activities; Target Dates; Resource Allocation.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The plan is set up consistent with best practice in conservation management. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    The plan reflects the vision and mission of the organization, and also takes into consideration the needs of various stakeholder groups. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Objectives are formulated that are specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and timed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prioritise annual activities in a conservation area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Priorities are reviewed with respect to the success of their implementation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Additional priorities are established with reference to the organisation's vision, mission and key result areas. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Seasonal cycles are taken into consideration in establishing priorities. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Execute planned work activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Resources are mobilised to execute planned activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Mechanisms are established to drive timeous achievement of results. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Critical actions and decisions are taken so that results remain on track. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    New concepts and ways of thinking are applied to address problems that occur. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Report on the implementation and outcomes of the plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A report is prepared that meets organisational format specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Graphics and tables are used where appropriate to improve the quality and ease of the communication. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The language medium used adheres to organisational language policy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Grammar and syntax are employed that conform to international norms. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Content is selected that accurately reflects the analysis, objectives and recommendations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Supportive documentation is used, when necessary, to support the conclusions and enhance the potential of understanding the report. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Sources are acknowledged according to organisational format policy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    The report is completed within agreed time frames. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing an individual against this unit standard must meet the assessor requirements of the relevant ETQA. In particular, such assessors must demonstrate that they assess in terms of the scope and context defined in all the range statements.
  • Any institution offering learning towards this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • External moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Basic Management Planning.
  • Basic Project Management.
  • Infrastructure maintenance planning.
  • Security plans.
  • Catchment management.
  • Problem plant control.
  • Soil erosion control.
  • Plant management. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Problem identification and solution:
  • The identification of problems and the finding of suitable solutions are achieved through applying new concepts and ways of thinking to address problems that occur. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Team and group work:
  • Conservation management planning requires team -work in the executing of planned work activities. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing self:
  • Self-organising and self-management is achieved through planning, prioritising and executing work activities. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Critically collecting, evaluating and analysing information:
  • The consideration of priorities and operational cycles supports the critical collection, evaluation and analysis of information as it applies to conservation management planning. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Effective communication:
  • The use and application of written and verbal communication is supported through the planning and implementation process of planned actions in the operational environment. 

  • 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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 8388, "Apply basic conservation management planning", Level 5, 4 credits.

    Basic Work Activities include but is not limited to:
  • Infrastructure maintenance planning.
  • Security plans.
  • Catchment management.
  • Problem plant control.
  • Soil erosion control.
  • Plant management.

    Demonstration of the knowledge and skills outlined in this unit standard must be consistent with the principles of:
  • Maintaining essential ecological processes and life-support systems.
  • Maintaining genetic, species and ecosystem diversity.
  • Considering ecological and social rights and responsibilities, whilst ensuring sustainable utilization of species and ecosystems, thereby yielding the greatest sustainable and equitable benefit to present generations whilst maintaining the potential to meet the needs and aspirations of future generations. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  59949   National Certificate: Natural Resource Management: Terrestrial  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 


    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.
     
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