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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Apply herbicides to noxious weeds 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
123134  Apply herbicides to noxious weeds 
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
Passed the End Date -
Status was "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 who control weeds with herbicides.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Prepare for chemical weed control.
  • Apply chemical to weeds.
  • Practice safe working procedures when using agrochemicals.
  • Maintain equipment. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare for chemical weed control. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The purpose of chemical weed control is explained in terms of the effect weeds have on crop growth, access, safety, water run off, fire prevention and aesthetics. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Equipment is inspected for serviceability and corrective action is taken in line with company specific procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Corrective action includes maintenance, repairing, replacing and reporting.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Equipment is transported and carried in line with company and/or legal requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Equipment is selected appropriately for the task at hand. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply chemicals to weeds. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Foliar, stump and soil applications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Chemicals are applied to weeds. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Spray pattern, adequate coverage and systematic method.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Chemical wastage is minimised. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Chemical applying techniques are used which conform to company practice. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Total, cone, interrow and ring spray; hack and squirt, ring bark, cut stump, bashing and frilling.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Work is carried out at a rate which meets predetermined production and quality standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Safe working practices and procedures, the use of personal protective equipment and hazard assessment are adhere to according to company policy and legal requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Equipment calibration is confirmed according to chemical application and specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Carrier is of correct quality and type. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Practice safe work procedures when using agrochemicals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Safe working procedures are practised when working with agrochemicals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    H.C.S label and production safety sheets are interpreted according to RSA classification code and prescribed labelling practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Symptoms and effects of agrochemical poisoning are explained using examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Action to take in the event of agrochemical poisoning is explained using practical examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Maintain equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Equipment is cleaned daily according to manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Equipment is maintained daily in a functional condition during and after the task. 


    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/organisation/community. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise 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 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  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "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. AFRICAN MULTISKILLS DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING 
    2. Arden School of Management (Pty) Ltd 
    3. BMD TEXTILES PTY LTD 
    4. COALITION TRADING 1238 CC 
    5. FUTURE DISCOVERY TRAINING ACADEMY 
    6. KWAMAHLATI TRAINING SERVICES CC 
    7. LANDVISTA NPC 
    8. Legal Environment Safety & Health Requirements cc 
    9. Longata Consultant 
    10. LOTTENBURG EDU-FARM 
    11. MALITINNE PTY LTD 
    12. MUKWEVHO TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    13. NEW AFRICA SKILLS DEVELOPMENT 
    14. Nolwazi Dev Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    15. Nurture-Nature Resources (Pty) Ltd 
    16. Optimum Capacity (Pty) Ltd 
    17. Phambile Skills Training (Pty) Ltd 
    18. PINUS TECH TECHNOLOGIES TRADING AND PROJECTS 
    19. Premier Agric (Pty) Ltd 
    20. Redefined Skills Training & Development (Pty) Ltd 
    21. South African Forestry Training College 
    22. Take Note Trading 227 cc 
    23. The Brokers Learning Centre 
    24. Tirhani SkillsTraining Pty Ltd 
    25. Tower City Trading 100 
    26. VEB CELE & ASSOCIATES PTY LTD 
    27. VPK BUSINESS VENTURE C C 
    28. Vusubuntu Training and Skills Development(Pty) Ltd 
    29. Yangantle Trading 



    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.