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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Control vegetation by use of herbicides 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
12918  Control vegetation by use of herbicides 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Civil Engineering Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Civil Engineering Construction 
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 will be useful for people who work in the construction and maintenance of roads. People credited with this unit standard will be able to demonstrate the ability to control vegetation by use of herbicides. Previously disadvantaged persons and other learners who through recognition of prior learning will be able to be accessed against this standard and receive National recognition for their competence. This will enhance their employability and career advancement and contribute to the socio-economic transformation of the country. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
ABET 4 Literacy and ABET 3 Numeracy.

Identify and use protective clothing in general construction, apply fist aid - elementary, implement road side safety procedures, transport personnel, material and equipment using light delivery vehicle. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Inspect area to be treated with herbicide and identify obstructions/hazards 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Hazards/obstructions identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Tools and protective clothing identified to remove hazards/obstructions. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Hazards/obstructions removed. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Identify and procure protective clothing, road signs and traffic control devices 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Identify and procure protective clothing, road signs and traffic control devices, first aid kit for the application. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Protective clothing and first aid kit identified and procured that will comply with the Occupational Health and Safety act requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Road signs and traffic control devices identified and procured that will comply with working safely in a road environment. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Calculate material quantities, procure material and store 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Material quantities calculated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Material procured in terms of organizational policies and procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Material transported and stored in a safe and cost effective manner. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Execute the work in a cost effective and safe manner 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Program of work is prepared. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Records of labor, material, fuel and plant used captured on a daily basis. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Quality control of work is executed to ensure work complies to project and herbicide specifications. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Productivity control is executed to ensure compliance to targets. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Deficiencies identified in terms of meeting program. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. Remedial action recommended to supervisor. 


UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
Qualifying learners understands and can explain:
  • Safety precautions required during the application of herbicides.
  • Procedure/methodology of the application.
  • The selection and application of protective clothing/safety procedures.
  • The selection and application of road safety measures relevant to the activity.
  • Planning the herbicide application activity.
  • Quality and productivity control of the application activity. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Inspect area to be treated with herbicide and identify obstructions/hazards.
  • Execute the work in a cost effective and safe manner.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Correct identification of tools, protective measures, execute quality and productivity control. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Execute the work in a cost effective and safe manner.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Control of productivity, quality and safety. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Manage information.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Inspect area to be treated with herbicide and identify obstructions/hazards.
  • Identify and procure protective clothing, road signs and traffic control devices, first aid kit for the application.
  • Calculate material quantities, procure material and store.
  • Execute the work in a cost effective and safe manner.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Correct identification of tools and protective measures.
  • Pre-start up check.
  • Prepare program. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Execute the work in a cost effective and safe manner.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Communicate quality, productivity and safety. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Inspect area to be treated with herbicide and identify obstructions/hazards.
  • Identify and procure protective clothing, road signs and traffic control devices, first aid kit for the application.
  • Calculate material quantities, procure material and store.
  • Execute the work in a cost effective and safe manner.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Identification of tools/materials/protective clothing/traffic control measures.
  • Control of productivity. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Employ self management.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Execute the work in a cost effective and safe manner.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Work program is prepared.

    Understand contextual world-systems.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Execute the work in a cost effective and safe manner.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Safety, quality, impact on public. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    Assessment of learner achievements takes place at providers accredited by CETA (RSA, 1998b) for the provision of programs that result in the outcomes specified for the Certificate for Construction Contractors. CETA is responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this qualification. A memorandum of understanding with other ETQA bodies need to be signed when training providers working in other Sectors, requires assessment of learner achievements to take place against this unit standard. 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  22977   National Certificate: Construction: Roadworks  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2005-12-04  CETA 
    Elective  24133   National Certificate: Construction: Roadworks  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 


    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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    2. Amagema Development and Social Consultants 
    3. Amber Tower Training 
    4. Arehone Consulting 
    5. Aveng Grinaker -LTA Civil Engineering 
    6. BH Training and Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    7. Blacken Security Services 
    8. Bright Storm Projects 
    9. Construction Resource Development Centre 
    10. Edzani Community Development and Consultancy 
    11. Emthonjeni Wolwazi Trading 
    12. Goldfields FET College 
    13. IMBAWULA CIVIL ENGINEERING ACADEMY 
    14. In Touch Community Development & Project Managers 
    15. INFINITY SERVICES INK 
    16. IQHAYIYA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Legacy) 
    17. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    18. Microzone Training CC 
    19. Mohlaje Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    20. MUDITAMBI HOLDINGS 
    21. MZANTSI TRUCK & BUS (Uitenhage) 
    22. New Hope Revival Organisation NPC 
    23. Nkqubela Community Developers 
    24. NOLOSHA 
    25. Ntongenhle Construction Force 
    26. POINT COACH WORKS T/A SUPERTECHNIK (Durban) 
    27. Qualfurn Training & Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    28. Raubex Construction Pty (Ltd) 
    29. Sejamo Construction and Training 
    30. Sinethemba Visiwe PTY LTD 
    31. South African Value Education (Pty) Ltd 
    32. STEVENEL TRAINING CONSTRUCTION AND CIVIL 
    33. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    34. Tommy Phiri Labour Relations and Training Services 
    35. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    36. TSK Projects 
    37. Zama Training & Developments 
    38. Zwartkop Training Centre 



    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.