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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Harvest natural flora 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116114  Harvest natural flora 
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 
A qualified learner assessed as competent against this unit standard will be able to implement sustainable natural flora harvesting practices in an agricultural environment. 

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 standards or equivalent:
  • NQF2: Apply sustainable farming practices to conserve the ecological environment.
  • NQF 2: Recognise and identify the basic functions of the ecological environment. 

  • 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 
    Demonstrate a basic understanding of local habitat ecology and management principles. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Habitat is defined as the local operational range of the harvester. Basic management principles include but are not limited to fire, alien vegetation, etc. for that habitat. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The ability to recognise different habitat adaptations and interactions (biotic and abiotic), e.g. impacts of fire and aliens on plant regeneration and survival is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An understanding of management interventions (e.g. fire management and protection, alien organism control) is demonstrated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Read a map including pinpoint position on the ground and indicate harvest sites on the map. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Maps may range from 1:10 000 topographical map to detailed aerial photographs with landscape features. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The ability to read a map and aerial photograph including being able to recognise landscape features is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A field-picking locality on a map is pinpointed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A map is used to find a picking site on the ground. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Recognise target and non-target species and minimize the impact on non-target species. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Target and non-target species within the local harvesting range. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A basic understanding of local target and non-target species (e.g. rarity, principles of taxonomy, distinguishing characteristics between target and similar non-target species) is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An understanding of potential impacts (e.g. but not limited to the spread of pathogens, trampling and accidental fire) is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The ability to mitigate potential impacts is demonstrated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Implement appropriate harvesting techniques. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Appropriate tools, local plant guilds and their specific harvesting techniques. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A basic understanding of the characteristics of plant guilds and species within guilds is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The ability to implement appropriate harvesting techniques per guild (including but not limited to appropriate tools, cutting techniques and environmental safety) is demonstrated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the need to record and monitor harvesting practices and associated impacts. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Recording harvested material and recognising and reporting harvesting impacts within harvesters' operational context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A basic understanding of the need for recording and monitoring is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The ability to record harvested material as well as report impacts associated with harvesting and general environmental condition 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 thy 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:
  • Communication skills needed to maintain good relations.
  • Basic species identification.
  • Occupational health and safety.
  • Basic fire fighting skills.
  • Basic first aid.
  • Ecologically sustainable methods of harvesting.
  • Purpose and systems of reporting.
  • Basic ecological principles associated with harvesting habitat.
  • Basic management principles associated with harvesting habitat.
  • Basic map reading. 

  • 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 ORGANISING 
    Self-organisation 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 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  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. BOLAND COLLEGE 
    3. Bumunhu Services Providers Cc 
    4. Cedara College of Agriculture 
    5. ELSENBURG AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 
    6. Escay Catering and other Services 
    7. Heedmorine Training 
    8. Impact Plus Training Consultants 
    9. KayDee Project Management Cc 
    10. Kgopane Trading Enterprise 
    11. Kimbali Holdings 
    12. KMK Training Services (PTY) Ltd 
    13. Knowledge For Ever 
    14. Leruo ke Matla Training and Enterprise Development Services 
    15. Madzivhandila Agricultural College 
    16. Maishamalema Development Training 
    17. Mananthatshema Skills Dev. Centre 
    18. Mathapuso Construction and Projects 
    19. Matotomana Training & General 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 - NID 
    26. Nophelo Training Centre 
    27. Novi General Services 
    28. Phill Skills and Development Institute 
    29. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
    30. Selipha Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    31. Setlakala Business Development 
    32. Siyafundisa I Africa 
    33. Siyasanga Training Centre 
    34. Suidwes Beleggings Eiendoms Beperk 
    35. Taletso FET College - Central Office 
    36. The Skills Development Hub (Pty) Ltd 
    37. Thuto Boshwa Skills Development Services 
    38. TM Mashwara and Projects 
    39. Tompi Seleka Agricultural College 
    40. Tripple R Training Provider 
    41. Unang Business Enterprise 
    42. Vari Holdings (Pty)Ltd 
    43. Westco Agri Training 
    44. Zelpy 1382 (edms) Bpk 



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