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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Select and mark trees for thinning in commercial forestry 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
123241  Select and mark trees for thinning in commercial forestry 
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 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 
This unit standard is for people who select and mark trees for thinning in commercial forestry.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Prepare for selection and marking of trees for thinning.
  • Select and mark trees for a specific thinning. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 1. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    First, second and third thinning. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare for selection and marking of trees for thinning. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Purpose of thinning is explained in terms of the effect on crop growth, access and the final product. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    More light better growth, ease of movement and increased for final product.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Hazards and their influences are explained and their effect minimised. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Personal protective equipment is selected out and used according to company policy and/or legal requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Equipment is inspected for serviceability and corrective action is taken in line with company specific procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Plantation map is interpreted to identify the correct compartment boundaries. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Equipment is transported and carried in line with company specific procedure. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Select and mark trees for a specific thinning. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    First, second and third thinning. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Safe working procedures and practices are adhered to according to company policy and legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Trees to be removed are selected and marked according to company procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Trees are selected to ensure correct stocking according to company policy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Selected trees are marked clearly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Marking results are documented according to prescribed company procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Work rate meets predetermined production standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Equipment is maintained in a functional condition during and after task. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a candidate 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
    Elective  50266   National Certificate: Forestry: Silviculture  Level 3  NQF Level 03  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. Amagema Development Consultants cc 
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    3. Aniathu Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    4. AQUILA TRAINING 
    5. Arden School of Management (Pty) Ltd 
    6. Assured Vocational Skills Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    7. Ayasaphe Trading cc 
    8. Bafikile Skills & Consulting Services (Pty) Ltd 
    9. Bakgoni Empowerment Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    10. Big Tree Group (Pty) Ltd 
    11. Blanket Security and SHEQ Solutions 
    12. Bontham Training & Agricultural Consultants 
    13. Broadway Sky Trading 
    14. Chippa Training Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    15. Circleway College 
    16. CMO Logistics Pty Ltd 
    17. Coalition Trading 1238 cc 
    18. College of Machine Operators 
    19. Cradle Stars Trading Enterprise (Pty) Ltd 
    20. Creative Minds Skills Development and Training 
    21. Cretia Training and Consultancy 
    22. Duzi-Corp 56 
    23. Ebotse Development and Training Centre 
    24. Ekurhuleni Artisans & Skills Training Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    25. Elimofo Trading& Projects 
    26. Eshet Chayil Concepts (Pty) Ltd 
    27. Faithworks Development Consultants (Pty) Ltd 
    28. Fundakahle Multi-Purpose Co-operative Limited 
    29. Furniture World Training Centre 
    30. Future Discovery Training Academy CC 
    31. Gauteng City College 
    32. Gcinumbuso (Pty) Ltd 
    33. Gemini Stars (Pty) Ltd 
    34. GNBR Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    35. Green Enviro & Projects (Pty)Ltd 
    36. GT Design 
    37. HHO Enterprise 
    38. Honey Cube Projects & Services (Pty) Ltd 
    39. Hybrid Dynamics 
    40. Ikamvelihle Youth Development (Pty) Ltd 
    41. Imbewu Development Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    42. Intuthuko Yesizwe Community Organisation 
    43. Jazz Expression 
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    45. Kuhlemaphitha Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    46. Kusabelele Investments 
    47. Kwamahlati Training Services cc 
    48. Legal Environment Safety & Health Requirements cc 
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    50. Letaba TVET College 
    51. Lisakhanya Skills Development Consultants (Pty) Ltd 
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    53. Longata Consultant 
    54. Lottenburg Edu-Farm 
    55. Maab Training Management ( Pty) Ltd 
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    57. Maxlen Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
    58. Mberwana Trading Enterprise 
    59. Mearnsii Trading cc 
    60. Mgadaveni Training Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    61. MHLAMBANYATHI GROUP PTY ( LTD) 
    62. Mlasimbi Catering Primary Co-operative Limited 
    63. MMBG Trading & Consulting 
    64. Mphahle Consultancy (Pty) Ltd 
    65. Mukwevho Training and Development 
    66. New Business Initiative Management Consultancy 
    67. Ngcebo Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    68. Nolwazi Dev Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    69. Nomzumbe Trading & Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    70. Nosino Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    71. Nqothu Projects (PTY) LTD 
    72. Nteko Investments 
    73. Ntunzela Trading Enterprise 
    74. Ntuthuko Projects & Services 
    75. Nurtured Minds Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    76. Optimum Capacity (Pty) Ltd 
    77. Oyama Kulwazi Training & Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    78. Pesac Professional Training (Pty) Ltd 
    79. Phambile Skills Training (Pty) Ltd 
    80. Phetho Concepts (Pty) Ltd 
    81. Platorand Training Centre 
    82. Premier Agric (Pty) Ltd 
    83. Prempie Business Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    84. Prispiri (Pty) Ltd 
    85. Professional Development and Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    86. Rally Business Consulting PTY LTD 
    87. RJM Investments 
    88. Royal Express 
    89. Safe Heavens Properties (Pty) Ltd 
    90. Seacrest Investments 156 (Pty) Ltd 
    91. SEJ Skills Academy Pty Ltd 
    92. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
    93. Sibalwethu Consultants (Pty) Ltd 
    94. Silalele Consultants (Pty) Ltd 
    95. South African Forestry Training College 
    96. Success Media Skills & Training Services 
    97. Sunrise Skills Training 
    98. TBL Empowerment Hub 
    99. ThabileTrade 1054 cc 
    100. Thunderflex3 Pty (Ltd) 
    101. TIBZA Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    102. Tirhani SkillsTraining Pty Ltd 
    103. Tiriso Investments 
    104. Tommy Phiri Labour Relations and Training Services 
    105. Train Learn and Develop Ltd 
    106. TRY EASY ELECTRICAL SOLUTIONS 
    107. Ubucubu Home Industries 
    108. Udumo Training & Develoment (Pty) Ltd 
    109. Ukubhukuda Trading & Projects 165 
    110. UL Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    111. Umbuso Training Services 
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    113. Umlozi Skills Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    114. Valotech 274 (Pty) Ltd 
    115. Value at Hand (Pty) Ltd 
    116. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    117. Verge (Pty) Ltd 
    118. Vicmat Consultants 
    119. VPK BUSINESS VENTURE C C 
    120. Warona Owethu Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    121. Wilratty Consultants (Pty) Ltd 
    122. Womens Leadership & Empowerment Initiative 
    123. World Pace Development & Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    124. Xhamela Development Services 
    125. Yangantle Trading 
    126. York Timbers Pty Ltd 



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