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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of agri/ecotourism as a system at micro level 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116209  Demonstrate an understanding of agri/ecotourism as a system at micro level 
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 
The learner achieving this unit standard will be able to demonstrate an ability to understand basic information about the Tourism industry, and more specifically the Agri/Ecotourism business, as well as attractions at micro level.

In addition learners will be well positioned to extend their learning and practice into other areas of agriculture, or to strive towards professional standards and practices at higher levels.

Competent learners will be fully conversant with agricultural practices and aspects of tourism as to provide the environment for the application of quality practices and thus strengthen agricultural practices in general. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
No previous learning is assumed to be in place. 

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 
Have a basic knowledge about the tourism industry. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Regional, provincial, national and international tourism organizations; differences between the needs of local and foreign tourists. Micro-level, that is on the specific farm or reserve and/or reserve. Contribution to job-creation; income generation and literacy at micro-level. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
An understanding of what is tourism is demonstrated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
An awareness of the various organizations involved with tourism at the international level is demonstrated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
An awareness of the various organizations involved with tourism at the national level is demonstrated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
An awareness of the various organizations involved with tourism at the provincial level is demonstrated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
An awareness of the various organizations involved with tourism at regional level is demonstrated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
An ability to recall the value of tourism to South Africa and its communities is demonstrated. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Identify the Agri/Ecotourist on the local site (micro level - farm/reserve). 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Local and foreign tourist. Micro-level, that is on the specific farm or reserve and/or reserve. Contribution to job-creation, income generation and literacy; at micro-level. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Various categories of Agri/Ecotourist at local level are identified and recalled. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The characteristics of the Agri/Ecotourist at local level are described. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The socio-economic contribution of the Agri/Ecotourist at local level is understood and recalled. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Recognize the needs of the tourist at this (local) level. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Affordability, social, safety, security, education, leisure, cultural, environmental. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The communication needs of the tourist on site are identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The cultural needs of the tourist are identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The safety and security needs of the tourist are identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
The needs to see specific attractions on-site are identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
Identify The educational needs of the tourists are identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
The needs of tourists regarding the experiencing of some attractions are identified and shared. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Identify and locate the tourism infrastructure, attractions and activities on the agri/eco site. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Natural to man-made at micro-level. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Tourism infrastructure is described and directed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The local attractions on the farm/reserve are directed, guided and discussed with tourists. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Limited tourism activities on the farm or reserve are shared. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
State operational, organizational and tourism practices on the Agri/Ecotourism site. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Micro-level and enterprise specific. Ownership, management, employees, form of business. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Agricultural/environmental practices and operations at farm and/or reserve level are identified and related. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Organizational arrangements of enterprises at micro level are described in an elemental way. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Tourism as well as agricultural and conservation practices on the farm/reserve (site) are described. 


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:
  • Knowledge on tourism as industry.
  • Knowledge on regional, provincial, national and international tourism organizations.
  • Categories of tourists.
  • Needs of tourists (e.g. health & hygiene, safety & security, adventure, leisure).
  • Knowledge of attractions and activities needed by tourists.
  • Infrastructure: Layout needed by tourists.
  • An understanding of agricultural and conservation practices on farm/reserve level.
  • Be able to partake in limited guiding experience. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Problem-solving relates to no outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Teamwork relates to no outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Self-organization 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 CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Inter-relatedness of systems relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Self-development 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  48970   National Certificate: Animal Production  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Elective  48971   National Certificate: Mixed Farming Systems  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Elective  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.
     
    1. Balemi Consulting Pty Ltd 
    2. Biofuels Business Incubators NPC 
    3. Bumunhu Services Providers Cc 
    4. Cedara College of Agriculture 
    5. CEDARS CONSULTANTS CC (Boksburg)(TP) 
    6. Deloitte 
    7. DEW CRISP PTY LTD 
    8. Dihwai Food Cultural and Agricultural Services 
    9. ELSENBURG AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 
    10. Escay Catering and other Services 
    11. FARISANANI MANAGEMENT SERVICES 
    12. Farm for Africa Training and Development 
    13. Food and Trees for Africa 
    14. Fort Cox Agricultural College 
    15. GA Community Care Consultants 
    16. Ghoenas Kraal Opleiding Sentrum 
    17. Heedmorine Training 
    18. Impact Plus Training Consultants 
    19. Interstate Clearing 092 (Pty) Ltd 
    20. Kgopane Trading Enterprise 
    21. Kimbali Holdings 
    22. KMK Training Services (PTY) Ltd 
    23. Knowledge For Ever 
    24. Longmore Training and Developen 
    25. Lovedale Public TVET College 
    26. Madzivhandila Agricultural College 
    27. Maishamalema Development Training 
    28. Mananthatshema Skills Dev. Centre 
    29. Mathapuso Construction and Projects 
    30. Matlharini Multi Centre Skills 
    31. Matotomana Training & Gen Trading 
    32. Mbimbini Training and Community Development 
    33. Medu Skills Consultants 
    34. Mobile Agri Skills Development and Training NPC 
    35. Mogaladi Business Enterprise 
    36. Morwa Agri-development cc 
    37. Mpontshe Training 
    38. Mvelo Consultant 
    39. National Institute For The Deaf - NID 
    40. NEW HEIGHTS 1082 PTY LTD 
    41. Ngwato Wa Mphela Agriculture Training Services 
    42. Nkalebetja Agricultural Projects and Management 
    43. Nophelo Training Centre 
    44. Novi General Services 
    45. Owen Sithole College of Agriculture 
    46. P N K Management Services 
    47. Phepha Consulting Services 
    48. Phill Skills and Development Institute 
    49. Progressive Environmental Projects 
    50. Retsogile Education and Training 
    51. SBJ Shadikamang Agriculture 
    52. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
    53. Selipha Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    54. Setlakala Business Development 
    55. Seza Bantu Rural Agricultural Projects 
    56. Siyafundisa I Africa 
    57. Siyasanga Training Centre 
    58. Suidwes Beleggings Eiendoms Beperk 
    59. The Skills Development Hub (Pty) Ltd 
    60. Thuto Boshwa Skills Development Services 
    61. Thutong Learning College 
    62. Thutopele Skills Institute 
    63. Tinotsile Training and Development 
    64. Tlatlana Events Solution and Communication 
    65. TM Mashwara and Projects 
    66. Tompi Seleka Agricultural College 
    67. TPN Training and Recruitment cc 
    68. Tripple R Training Provider 
    69. Tshenkeng's Consulting 
    70. Unang Business Enterprise 
    71. Vari Holdings (Pty)Ltd 
    72. Voyano Project Management 
    73. Westco Agri Training 
    74. Working Decisions Cc 
    75. Zelpy 1382 (edms) Bpk 



    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.