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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Transplant and establish trees and shrubs in horticultural areas 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
264315  Transplant and establish trees and shrubs in horticultural areas 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Ornamental Horticulture and Landscape 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation Horticulture 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
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 
A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Identify the trees and shrubs that can be transplanted successfully.
  • Prepare a tree or shrub for transplanting.
  • Understand why root damage must be avoided.
  • Transport ex-ground trees safely.
  • Prepare a suitable hole and plant the tree.
  • Install a stake to support the transplanted tree or shrub.
  • Provide the initial care for the transplanted tree or shrub. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this qualification will have demonstrated competence in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 1 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 1 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare trees and shrubs for transplanting. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The practices required for the preparations for transplanting shrubs and trees from "open ground" are explained in terms of the decision to lift and re-establish trees and shrubs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The deciduous trees and shrubs that can successfully be lifted and transplanted are identified in respect of the comparative ease with which these can be transplanted and the season in which these have the highest success rate. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The evergreen trees and shrubs that can successfully be lifted and transplanted are identified in respect of the comparative ease with which these can be transplanted and the season in which these have the highest success rate. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The trees and shrubs that are difficult to move or cannot be transplanted are identified with reference to the reasons why these specimens could die if lifted and moved to another location. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The reasons for staking, training, trimming and pruning the young tree in the nursery are given. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The various methods of staking, training, feathering, trimming and pruning of trees in a tree nursery are demonstrated in order to ensure that they realise their full ornamental potential. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The method of root-pruning trees and shrubs is demonstrated and the reasons for this are explained with the purpose of re-establishing the plant without undue stress and as quickly as possible. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    The methods of trimming and pruning trees and shrubs are demonstrated and the reasons for doing this before transplanting them are explained to ensure that the ratio of leaves to roots is balanced and thereby places the least stress on the plant during the relocation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Plan the process and ensure that the correct procedures are followed for the re-establishment of trees and shrubs in various landscape situations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The areas to be planted are identified and the plan for removal and re-establishment is described in terms of the priorities of the process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The method of digging holes and preparing the soil is demonstrated in accordance with the company's procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The importance of the plant list is explained in relation to the locality and design requirements and the accordant availability of trees and/or shrubs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The process for successfully lifting, heeling, planting and staking trees and shrubs is described in terms of the tasks that need to be conducted in sequence to ensure the successful re-establiment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The need to avoid damaging the branches and bark of a tree or shrub while transplanting it, is explained in terms of the preservation of the character and aesthetics of the specimen. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    A programme for the aftercare of the planted trees and/or shrubs is compiled accordance with the company's procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Lift trees and shrubs and protect these while being moved and in transit. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The methods used to lift trees and shrubs are demonstrated and the reasons for this are explained with the purpose of ensuring that damage to any part of the plant is minimised while the plants are moved or are in transit. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The necessity of taking due care in lifting, moving and re-establishing trees and shrubs within a landscaped or garden environment is explained to ensure that damage to surrounding plants or structures is kept to a minimum. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The heeling in of lifted trees and/or shrubs until they are needed is demonstrated in accordance with the company procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The various methods of protecting the roots of trees and shrubs in transit are described in accordance with the company procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The methods of protecting trees and shrubs from wind damage while in transit are described and the reasons for these explained with reference to the company procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Replant trees or shrubs and ensure that the appropriate plant care regime is applied for
    optimum growth. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The preparation of a suitable hole and the methods to improve the soil in the hole where the tree or shrub is to be planted are explained with the purpose of ensuring that the most suitable environment for the plant's re-establishment is created. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The method of planting the tree or shrub in its hole is described with reference to sound horticultural practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The watering schedule is described in terms of the application rate required for the specific trees or shrubs within the prevailing micro-climate. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The reasons for drafting of a regular feeding programme are described and the methods are demonstrated in accordance with the company's procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The process for monitoring the re-established trees or shrubs is explained with relevance to the maintenance of optimum plant health. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against the qualification must be registered as an assessor with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this qualification must be accredited as a provider with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or by an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA, according to the ETQA's policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described in the associated unit standards.
  • Anyone wishing to be assessed against this qualification may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Embedded knowledge is reflected in the Assessment Criteria for each Specific Outcome. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    The learner is able to identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made by:
  • Identifying pests and selecting appropriate control strategies. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The learner is able to organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively by:
  • Monitoring plants for signs of insects and other pests and diseases. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    The learner is able to communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation by:
  • Compiling a report reflecting the plants recommended for the particular situation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    The learner is able to use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others by:
  • Utilising knowledge of plant pests and diseases and their control to undertake this control safely and responsibly. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    The learner is able to demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognizing that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation:
  • Evident in all Specific Outcome. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    The learner is able to contribute to the full personal development of themselves and the social and economic development of the society at large:
  • Evident in 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  66649   National Certificate: Landscaping  Level 3  NQF Level 03  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. DHM Consulting Pty Ltd 



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