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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Plant plantation trees 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
123131  Plant plantation trees 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Forestry 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation Forestry and Wood Technology 
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 
This unit standard is for people in a production forest planting situation.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Prepare for planting.
  • Plant plantation trees. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Communication and Mathematical Literacy at ABET Level 3. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Demonstration of competence will take place "on the job" in a production situation during planting season.
  • Work is performed with minimal supervision.
  • All work practices must meet recognized codes of practices and documented worksite health and safety and environment procedures, and must meet the obligations required under the current legislation. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare for planting. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Forest industry job prescription is used to establish target, quality and specific job requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Work methods and work patterns are planned to suit the needs of particular operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Unsuitable planting stock is discarded. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Damaged or inferior trees.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Plant plantation trees. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Work practices are safe in accordance with industry requirements for hazard management, equipment and work in safe zones. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Trees are handled to minimize damage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Trees are planted to job description and industry requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Depth, spacing, pulling up, firmed, vertical, undamaged.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Work complements other crew members and enhances production outcomes through team work and co-operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Spacing, stocking and quality requirements are met according to job description. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Stocking rate is determined using an industry assessment method. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Work rate meets pre-determined production target for operation. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • 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 must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Knowledge considered critical to the successful achievement of this unit is covered in the specific outcomes and assessment criteria. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team/group/organization/community. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organize and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically (showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstration of knowledge will take place " on job" in a production situation. 

    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  50225   General Education and Training Certificate: General Forestry  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FPMSETA 


    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. Aniathu Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    2. AQUILA TRAINING 
    3. Arden School of Management (Pty) Ltd 
    4. Assured Vocational Skills Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    5. Ayasaphe Trading cc 
    6. Bakgoni Empowerment Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    7. Big Tree Group (Pty) Ltd 
    8. Bontham Training & Agricultural Consultants 
    9. Chippa Training Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    10. Circleway College 
    11. CMO Logistics Pty Ltd 
    12. Cradle Stars Trading Enterprise (Pty) Ltd 
    13. Duzi-Corp 56 
    14. Ebotse Development and Training Centre 
    15. Ekurhuleni Artisans & Skills Training Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    16. ETS Emergency Training Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    17. Faithworks Development Consultants (Pty) Ltd 
    18. Fundakahle Multi-Purpose Co-operative Limited 
    19. Future Discovery Training Academy CC 
    20. Gcinumbuso (Pty) Ltd 
    21. Green Enviro & Projects (Pty)Ltd 
    22. GT Design 
    23. HHO Enterprise 
    24. I Care Resource Centre 
    25. Intuthuko Yesizwe Community Organisation 
    26. Ithemba Lomphakathi Community Organisation 
    27. Kingdom Varsity College (Pty) Ltd 
    28. Kusabelele Investments 
    29. Kwamahlati Training Services cc 
    30. Legal Environment Safety & Health Requirements cc 
    31. Lembede Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
    32. Letaba TVET College 
    33. Liston Agri Solution & Training Consultancy 
    34. LLSM (Pty) Ltd 
    35. Longata Consultant 
    36. Lottenburg Edu-Farm 
    37. Maab Training Management ( Pty) Ltd 
    38. Malitinne (Pty) Ltd 
    39. Mberwana Trading Enterprise 
    40. Mearnsii Trading cc 
    41. Mgadaveni Training Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    42. Mlasimbi Catering Primary Co-operative Limited 
    43. MORTERBOARD TRAINING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    44. Mphahle Consultancy (Pty) Ltd 
    45. Mukwevho Training and Development 
    46. New Business Initiative Management Consultancy 
    47. Nikwe Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    48. Nkulungwane General Trader cc 
    49. Nolwazi Dev Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    50. Nomzumbe Trading & Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    51. Nosino Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    52. Nteko Investments 
    53. Ntuthuko Projects & Services 
    54. Nurture-Nature Resources (Pty) Ltd 
    55. Nurtured Minds Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    56. Optimi Workplace 
    57. Optimum Capacity (Pty) Ltd 
    58. Oyama Kulwazi Training & Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    59. Pectosource (Pty) Ltd 
    60. PG BISON (PTY) LTD 
    61. Phambile Skills Training (Pty) Ltd 
    62. Platorand Training Centre 
    63. Premier Agric (Pty) Ltd 
    64. Prempie Business Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    65. Prispiri (Pty) Ltd 
    66. Professional Development and Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    67. Qualfurn Training & Projects 
    68. Rally Business Consulting PTY LTD 
    69. Redefined Skills Training & Development (Pty) Ltd 
    70. Rekopane Training Centre CC 
    71. RJM Investments 
    72. Royal Express 
    73. Russel Meaker cc 
    74. Seacrest Investments 156 (Pty) Ltd 
    75. Sibalwethu Consultants (Pty) Ltd 
    76. Silalele Consultants (Pty) Ltd 
    77. South African Forestry Training College 
    78. Sunrise Skills Training 
    79. Take Note Trading 227 cc 
    80. TBL Empowerment Hub 
    81. ThabileTrade 1054 cc 
    82. The Brokers Learning Centre 
    83. Thunderflex3 Pty (Ltd) 
    84. Tirhani SkillsTraining Pty Ltd 
    85. Tiriso Investments 
    86. Train Learn and Develop Ltd 
    87. Ubucubu Home Industries 
    88. Udumo Training & Develoment (Pty) Ltd 
    89. Ukubhukuda Trading & Projects 165 
    90. Umgano Foundation (NPC) 
    91. Umlozi Skills Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    92. Valotech 274 (Pty) Ltd 
    93. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    94. Vicmat Consultants 
    95. VPK BUSINESS VENTURE C C 
    96. Westrand Graduate Institute Training and Engineering (Pty) Ltd 
    97. Wilratty Consultants (Pty) Ltd 
    98. World Pace Development & Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    99. Yangantle Trading 
    100. York Timbers Pty Ltd 
    101. ZUCRO PROJECT CC 



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