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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply elementary farm layout and infrastructure 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116172  Apply elementary farm layout and infrastructure 
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 1  NQF Level 01 
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 learner achieving this unit standard should be able to apply basic physical farm layout tasks, including the construction of infrastructure for the specific farm system, environment and enterprise. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
It is assumed that a learner attempting this unit standard will show competence against the following unit standards or equivalent:
  • NQF 1: Understand how sustainable farming systems conserve natural resources.
  • NQF 1: Demonstrate an understanding of the basic concepts of sustainable farming systems. 

  • 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 
    Recognise veld, planted pasture and arable land, and understand the need to fence vegetation types separately. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Assess vegetation type and slope, as well as current and past land use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The main natural resources in the local area are identified, and alien plants or weeds that occur and need to be controlled are recognised. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Point out structures that should be erected and respected to conserve the natural resources, and not to contribute to degradation over time. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    The animal life, the impact of farm animals and humans are recognised and the need for the conservation of related natural resources in the layout of the farm is understood. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The main animal species and/or livestock in the local area are identified, and those that occur and need to be cared for or controlled are recognised. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Structures that should be erected and respected to conserve the natural resources are pointed out. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An understanding of the reciprocal effect of the natural environment, animals and humans in the use of structures not to contribute, over time, to degradation is demonstrated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    The need to plan the farm and infrastructure to limit the impact on natural resources and ensure sustainable resources use are recognised. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Only the elementary physical characteristics of natural resources of importance in relation to infrastructure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An understanding of the reciprocal effect of the natural environment, animals and humans is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An understanding of the placement of structures and its use not to contribute to degradation of the environment over time is demonstrated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Construct prevention structures and elementary infrastructure as planned for farm layout. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Understand the need for elementary structures and proper placement to prevent damage to the structures and degradation to the environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An elementary structure is measured and constructed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Structures are placed in position and basic principles and reasoning for conservation are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An understanding for stabilizing structures under extreme circumstances is demonstrated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Maintain prevention structures and report major problems to a supervisor. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Degradation and erosion of natural resources and sources for degradation in nature include, but are not restricted to, wind and water. Prevention measures by using structures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The ability to identify and deal with minor degradation or erosion problems is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An understanding of required reporting procedures to the supervisor is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Elementary maintenance tasks to structures are 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:
  • Follow instructions to carry out routine tasks relating to sustainable land-use practices and soil erosion prevention measures.
  • Distinguish between infrastructure applications and soil erosion prevention measures that are fully functional and those that have minor faults, and report these to a supervisor.
  • Carry out minor repairs to infrastructure applications and soil erosion prevention measures under supervision. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Problem Solving: relates to specific outcomes:
  • Recognise veld types, planted pasture and arable land, and understand the need for the conservation of the related natural resources in the layout of the farm.
  • Recognise the animal life, the impact of farm animals and humans and understand the need for the conservation of related natural resources in the layout of the farm.
  • Recognise the need to plan infrastructure to limit the impact on natural resources and ensure sustainable resource use.
  • Construct prevention structures and elementary infrastructure as planned for farm layout. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Self-management: relates to specific outcomes:
  • Recognise veld types, planted pasture and arable land, and understand the need for the conservation of the related natural resources in the layout of the farm.
  • Recognise the animal life, the impact of farm animals and humans and understand the need for the conservation of related natural resources in the layout of the farm.
  • Recognise the need to plan infrastructure to limit the impact on natural resources and ensure sustainable resource use.
  • Construct prevention structures and elementary infrastructure as planned for farm layout. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Interpreting Information: relates to specific outcomes:
  • Recognise veld types, planted pasture and arable land, and understand the need for the conservation of the related natural resources in the layout of the farm.
  • Recognise the animal life, the impact of farm animals and humans and understand the need for the conservation of related natural resources in the layout of the farm.
  • Recognise the need to plan infrastructure to limit the impact on natural resources and ensure sustainable resource use.
  • Construct prevention structures and elementary infrastructure as planned for farm layout. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communication: relates to specific outcome:
  • Construct prevention structures and elementary infrastructure as planned for farm layout. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Self-development: relates to specific outcomes:
  • Recognise veld types, planted pasture and arable land, and understand the need for the conservation of the related natural resources in the layout of the farm.
  • Recognise the animal life, the impact of farm animals and humans and understand the need for the conservation of related natural resources in the layout of the farm.
  • Recognise the need to plan infrastructure to limit the impact on natural resources and ensure sustainable resource use.
  • Construct prevention structures and elementary infrastructure as planned for farm layout. 

  • 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
    Core  48970   National Certificate: Animal Production  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Core  48971   National Certificate: Mixed Farming Systems  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Core  48972   National Certificate: Plant Production  Level 1  NQF Level 01  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.
     
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    3. Balemi Consulting Pty Ltd 
    4. Biofuels Business Incubators NPC 
    5. Bumunhu Services Providers Cc 
    6. Cedara College of Agriculture 
    7. CEDARS CONSULTANTS CC (Boksburg)(TP) 
    8. Deloitte 
    9. DEW CRISP PTY LTD 
    10. Dihwai Food Cultural and Agricultural Services 
    11. ELSENBURG AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 
    12. Escay Catering and other Services 
    13. FARISANANI MANAGEMENT SERVICES 
    14. Farm for Africa Training and Development 
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    17. GA Community Care Consultants 
    18. Ghoenas Kraal Opleiding Sentrum 
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    24. Interstate Clearing 092 (Pty) Ltd 
    25. Kgopane Trading Enterprise 
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    28. Longmore Training and Developen 
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    30. Madzivhandila Agricultural College 
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    33. Marang Women in Agric and Development 
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    42. Morwa Agri-development cc 
    43. Mpontshe Training 
    44. Mthashana FET College - Vryheid Campus 
    45. Mvelo Consultant 
    46. National Institute For The Deaf - NID 
    47. NEW HEIGHTS 1082 PTY LTD 
    48. Ngobane 63 Trading and Logistics 
    49. Ngwato Wa Mphela Agriculture Training Services 
    50. Nkalebetja Agricultural Projects and Management 
    51. Nophelo Training Centre 
    52. Novi General Services 
    53. Owen Sithole College of Agriculture 
    54. P N K Management Services 
    55. Phepha Consulting Services 
    56. Phill Skills and Development Institute 
    57. Progressive Environmental Projects 
    58. Retsogile Education and Training 
    59. SBJ Shadikamang Agriculture 
    60. Scientific Roets (Pty) Ltd 
    61. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
    62. Selipha Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    63. Setlakala Business Development 
    64. Seza Bantu Rural Agricultural Projects 
    65. Siyafundisa I Africa 
    66. Siyasanga Training Centre 
    67. Suidwes Beleggings Eiendoms Beperk 
    68. The Skills Development Hub (Pty) Ltd 
    69. Thuto Boshwa Skills Development Services 
    70. Thutong Learning College 
    71. Thutopele Skills Institute 
    72. Tinotsile Training and Development 
    73. Tlatlana Events Solution and Communication 
    74. TM Mashwara and Projects 
    75. Tompi Seleka Agricultural College 
    76. TPN Training and Recruitment cc 
    77. Tripple R Training Provider 
    78. Tshenkeng's Consulting 
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    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.