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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|Occupational Certificate: Forestry Production Foreman|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|119462||Occupational Certificate: Forestry Production Foreman|
|Development Quality Partner - FPMSETA|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|-||OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework|
|Part-Qualification||Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation||Forestry and Wood Technology|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||96||Not Applicable||NQF Level 04||Regular-ELOAC|
|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|
The purpose of this part-qualification is to prepare a learner to operate as a Forestry Production Foreman. A Forestry Production Foreman plans, organises, leads, controls, coordinates, and reviews a range of weekly/monthly forestry operations. He or she also interprets at a tactical level forestry team to set operational plans, standards, and procedures.
This part-qualification will meet the need of an existing gap in the industry of qualified Forestry Production Foremen. Currently, supervisors are trained in the industry and courses such as the Supervisory Development Programme are offered to them. The Forestry industry is labour-intensive and has many forestry supervisors and foremen that do not have formal training making the need for this qualification important. The industry is also changing and shrinking rapidly due to modernisation and mechanisation. It requires managing a high-risk environment and as a result skilled forestry supervisors and foremen are required. The outsourcing of production processes and activities to large and small contractors leads to diverse employment conditions which require some standardisation.
The skill levels of people living in rural areas will be uplifted through education and training within the forestry industry. Current employees in forestry will be directly targeted and benefit from this qualification.
Given that forestry is very rural, this qualification presents an opportunity for rural development individuals that live in these rural areas will be educated, equipping them with knowledge and skills. Previously disadvantaged individuals and women should benefit from this qualification.
Learners who complete this part qualification will have an increased skill level of overseeing production resulting in competent supervision in the sector, similarly learners who complete the parent qualification will have an increased skill level of overseeing operations. This qualification relates to forestry supervisors and foremen currently employed in the industry.
This should increase productivity, reduce risks and maintain health and safety. There will be highly skilled and competent foremen that will have a positive effect on production, health and safety. Risks will reduce as there will be more competent foremen and this will increase the forestry foremen skills level in the industry.
This part-qualification will contribute to the strategies on job creation and rural development making it more lucrative for people to remain in rural areas.
The creation of this qualification will result in formal recognition for the learner through certification. This shall provide for potential professional development and further learning into the Forestry Production and Operations qualification, the currently developed Forestry Technician qualification and the Diploma in Forestry.
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
|Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):
Learners will gain access to the part-qualification through RPL for Access as provided for in the QCTO RPL Policy. RPL for access is conducted by accredited education institution, skills development provider or workplace accredited to offer that specific qualification/part qualification.
Learners who have acquired competencies of the modules of a qualification or part qualification will be credited for modules through RPL.
RPL for access to the external integrated summative assessment:
Accredited providers and approved workplaces must apply the internal assessment criteria specified in the related curriculum document to establish and confirm prior learning. Accredited providers and workplaces must confirm prior learning by issuing a statement of result.
An Occupational Certificate: Production or Operations Supervisor (Forestry): (Forestry Production Supervisor), NQF Level 3.
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|This part-qualification consists of the following compulsory Knowledge, Practical Skill and Work Experience.
Total number of credits for Knowledge Modules: 38
Practical Skill Modules:
Total number of credits for Practical Skill Modules: 21
Work Experience Modules:
Total number of credits for Work Experience Modules: 37
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|1. Compile a detailed production plan for a forestry operation and worksite such as a compartment, nursery or depot.
2. Organise and coordinate the activities of forestry teams.
3. Apply system balancing principles referring to current, continuous and future needs to achieve the execution of the production plan.
4. Implement and maintain a monitoring system to achieve safety, health, environment, risk and quality forestry performance and operational standards.
5. Inspect work sites, forestry activities and machines for compliance, safety, health, environment, risk and quality (SHERQ).
6. Report to management on the achievement of forestry standards.
7. Communicate a detailed production plan to subordinates ensuring clarity of understanding.
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
|Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 1:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 3:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 4:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 5:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 6:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 7:
Integrated formative assessment
The skills development provider will use the curriculum to guide them on the stipulated internal assessment criteria and weighting. They will also apply the scope of practical skills and applied knowledge as stipulated by the internal assessment criteria. This formative assessment together with work experience leads to entrance in the integrated external summative assessment.
In order to qualify for an external assessment, learners must provide proof of completion of all required modules by means of a statement of results and statement of work experience as well as proof of successful completion of the following subjects and modules or alternative programmes where applicable including Foundational Learning Competence.
Integrated Summative Assessment
An external integrated summative assessment, conducted through the relevant QCTO Assessment Quality Partner is required for the issuing of this qualification. The external integrated summative assessment will focus on the exit level outcomes and associated assessment criteria.
The assessment will be conducted through written assessment and the evaluation of practical tasks at decentralised approved assessment sites by a panel of assessors evaluated by assessor(s) registered with the AQP within a period of 1 day.
|This part-qualification was compared with two qualifications, namely the:
The purpose of the New Zealand Certificate in Forest Industry Operations Planning and Monitoring (Level 4) qualification is to provide the forest industry with individuals who have the advanced skills and knowledge to be employed in a supervisory role in a forestry, mensuration or harvesting operation. They will be able to plan and supervise day-to-day activities within a harvesting, forestry, or mensuration operation. Graduates will be able to work without supervision and be responsible for the safe and efficient operation of forestry employees, plant and equipment. Graduates will also be capable of maintaining productivity within the operation. The qualification includes three strands which represent distinct activities within forestry, inventory and harvesting operations.
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:
Graduates of the Harvesting strand will also be able to:
Graduates of the Inventory strand will also be able to:
This qualification is offered by Competenzi and Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology, training institutions in New Zealand.
The aim of the Australian Certificate lll in Forest Growing and Management which is at level 3 prepares learners for jobs in the forest growing and management sector of the forest and forest products industry and includes a combination of compulsory and effective units. The compulsory units are genetic in nature and focus on critical cross field outcomes and generic forestry related aspects such as health, safety and team effectiveness. The elective units focus on typical forestry related aspects such as fire control, breeding and propagation, site establishment and maintenance, grading and testing, tree growing and maintenance, planning and analysis, machinery, and equipment. These aspects are specific to forestry contexts.
There are 14 training providers that are accredited to train this certificate programme (www.myskills.gov). Two of them being Down Under Training and FITEC Australia Inc.
This qualification is designed for job roles in the forest growing and management sector of the forest and forest products industry. The target audience in Australia for this qualification are Forestry and Nursery Technicians. In Australia, the Supervisor (Forestry Operations) is one of the seven employment pathways for typical operational environments of forest growing and management.
The Occupational Certificate: Forestry Production and Operations Foreman compares well with the above international qualifications from Australia and New Zealand.
|This qualification allows possibilities for both vertical and horizontal articulation.
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
|Qualifying for External Assessment:
To qualify for an external assessment, learners must provide proof of completion of all required modules by means of statements of results and work experience records.
Additional legal or physical entry requirements
Criteria for the accreditation of providers
Accreditation of providers will be done against the criteria as reflected in the relevant curriculum on the QCTO
The curriculum title and code are: Forestry Production Foreman: 131103-001-00-00.
This qualification encompasses the following trades as recorded on the NLRD:
Assessment Quality Partner (AQP)
|LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION:|
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