SGB for Primary Agriculture unit standards: Comments invited

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GOVERNMENT NOTICES SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICA"nONS AUTHORITY No_ 632
5 June 2009 SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY (SAQA)
In accordance with Regulation 24(c) of the National Standards Bodies Regulations of 28 March
1998, the Standards Generating Body (SGB) for
Primary Agriculture
registered by Organising Field 01
public comment.
Plant Inspection, publishes the following Unit Standards for
This notice contains the titles, fields, sub-fields, NQF levels, credits, and purpose of the Unit
Standards.
The full Unit Standards can be accessed via the SAQA web-site at
www.saqa.org.za. Copies may also be obtained from the Directorate of Standards Setting and
Development at the SAQA offices, SAQA House, 1067 Arcadia Street, Hatfield, Pretoria.
Comment on the Unit Standards should reach SAQA at the address below and no later than
06 July 2009. All correspondence should be marked Standards Setting - SGB for Primary
Agriculture and addressed to
The Director: Standards Setting and Development SAQA Attention: Mr. E. Brown
Postnet Suite 248 Private Bag X06 Waterkloof 0145 or faxed to 012 - 431-5144 e-mail: [email protected] ff
D. MP
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ING DIRECTOR: STANDARDS SETTING AND DEVELOPMENT
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GOVERNMENT GAZETTE. 5 JUNE 2009
No.32290
SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY
UNIT STANDARD: Validate and certify the authenticity of a variety for certification purposes 1UNIT STANDARD TITLE
1Validate and certify the authenticity of a variety for certification
SAQA USID
263334
ORIGINATOR
purposes
PROVIDER
SGB Primary Agriculture
FIELD
1 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation
ABET BAND
I UNIT STANDARD TYPE
Undefined
I Regular
SUBFIELD
Primary Agriculture
NQFLEVEL
I CREDITS
LevelS
110
This unit standard does not rep/ace any other unit standard and is not rep/aced by
another unit standard.
SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1
Identify and validate the authenticity of a variety based on the morphology of the leaf. buds,
shoots and fruit.
SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2
Identify and validate the authenticity of a variety based on the growth habit of the tree or the
vine.
SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3
Identify and validate the authenticity of a variety based on the bearing habit of the tree or the
vine.
SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4
Implement techniques to distinguish scion and root stock varieties.
SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5
Implement techniques to discern scion and root stock varieties.
SPECIFIC OUTC·OME 6
Make discretionary decisions on mixings of plant material which cannot be corrected and report to the Authority and nursery. SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7
Perform certification of plant material that complies to true-to-type.
QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD
None
Source: National Learners' Records Database
Unit Standard 263334
2010512009
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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY UNIT STANDARD: Demonstrate an understanding of the composition and structures of the plant
improvement industry
SAQA USID
263435
l UNIT STANDARD TITLE
I Demonstrate an understanding of the composition and structures of the plant
..
...
• improvement industry
ORIGINATOR
PROVIDER
SGB PrilTla~griculture
SUBFIELD
FIELD
1 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation
ABET BAND
I UNIT STANDARD TYPE
Undefined
i Regular
• Primary Agriculture
NQFLEVEL
I CREDITS
LevelS
i
1
This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by
another unit standard.
SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1
Demonstrate an understanding of the definitions and applications of the terminology used in
the Scheme.
SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2
Outline the background and structure of the plant improvement industry.
SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3
Describe the legislative and Plant Improvement Scheme requirements for the certification of
plant material and the plant improvement processes to ensure compliance.
QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD
None
Source: National Learners' Records Database
Unit Standard 263435
2010512009
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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY UNIT STANDARD:
Appraise the quality of Plant Material for Certification Purposes
1 UNIT STANDARD TITLE
SAQA US ID
263457
1Appraise the quality of Plant Material for Certification Purposes
ORIGINATOR
PROVIDER
SGB Primary Agriculture
SUBFIELD
FIELD
1 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation
Primary Agriculture
NQFLEVEL
ABET BAND
1 UNIT STANDARD TYPE
I CREDITS
Level 5
1 Regular
Undefined
118
This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by
another unit standard.
SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 Select a representative sample of plant material and/or soil for inspection and/or testing. SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2
Verify the physical requirements of plant material for compliance to certification standards.
SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3
Verify the unique morphological characteristics of plant material.
SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4
Verify the phytosanitary requirements of plant material.
SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 Scrutinize the plant propagation processes to ensure compliance to the certification requirements. SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6
Formulate recommendations that contribute to the improvement of the quality of the end product and the importance of the prescriptions. SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7
Audit administrative and process systems in order to assess compliance to the Scheme.
SPECIFIC OUTCOME 8
Keep current records and maintain a database.
QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD
None
Source: National Learners' Records Database
Unit Standard 263457
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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY UNIT STANDARD: Appraise the compliance of a site for the propagation of plant material for
certification purposes for the Plant Improvement Industry
SAQA US ID
UNIT STANDARD TITLE
263494
Appraise the compliance of a site for the propagation of plant material for
certification purposes for the Plant Improvement Industry
ORIGINATOR
8GB Primary Agriculture
' PROVIDER
..
__
.....
FIELD
_­
1 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation
ABET BAND
UNIT STANDARD TYPE
Undefined
I Regular
SUBFIELD
Flrimary Agriculture
NQFLEVEL
I CREDITS
. 11
, LevelS
This unit standard does not rep/ace any other unit standard and is not replaced by
another unit standard.
SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1
Process the application for registration of a site for the propagation of plant material.
SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2
Perform an on-site evaluation.
SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3
Assess the site in terms of the soil requirements. SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 Formulate a recommendation to the Plant Improvement Authority on the suitability of the site. QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD
None
Source: National Learners' Records Database
Unit Standard 263494
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UNIT STANDARD:
Apply the legislative requirements for plant improvement processes
SAQA US ID
• UNIT STANDARD TITLE
263496
rocesses
ORIGINATOR
8GB Prim--a-'---A-:--r-=-ic-u7."lt-ur-e----------­
FIELD
1 - A riculture and Nature Conservation
ABET BAND
UNIT STANDARD TYPE
CREDITS
18
Undefined
This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and ;s not replaced by
another unit standard.
SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1
Indicate the relevant legislated bodies that preside over the plant improvement industry, their
specific regulatory functions and registration requirements.
SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 Identify the objectives and applicable regulations of the Plant Improvement Act and the requirements that must be complied with. SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 Indicate the regulatory requirements that emanate from the Plant Improvement Act. SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4
Describe the Plant Improvement Authority's role in regulating the operational procedures for
plant improvement and the ensuing consequences for industry stakeholders.
SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 Describe the phytosanitary regulations on plant material. QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD
None
Source: National Learners' Records Database
Unit Standard 263496
20/05/2009
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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY UNIT STANDARD:
Implement improvement interventions to ensure the progressive conformance to
specifications required by the Plant Improvement Industry
SAQA USID 263554 I UNIT STANDARD TITLE
i Implement improvement interventions to ensure the progressive conformance
I to s[>ecifications required by the Plant Im~rovement Indust~
ORIGINATOR
PROVIDER
SGB Primary Agriculture . ~.
I
FIELD
I SUBFlELD
.
I Primary Agriculture
1 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation
ABET BAND·
I UNIT STANDARD TYPE
CREDITS
NQFLEVEL ...
. Level 5
Undefined
1Regular
17
I
I
l
This unit standard does not rep/ace any other unit standard and is not rep/aced by another unit standard. SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 Evaluate requirements for conformance and identify areas for improvement in terms of requirements of the Plant Improvement Scheme and standard operating procedures. SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2
Identify steps in the process of achieving conformance and identify conformance criteria for
each category of unit and category of plant material.
SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3
Analyse and assess the remedial action taken for each non-compliance in the process.
SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4
Implement certification requirements and collect, analyse and assess data.
SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5
Compile reports, present recommendations for changes to plant improvement procedures,
propagation processes and requirements of the Plant Improvement Scheme.
SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6
Incorporate changes into requirements of the Plant Improvement Scheme and standard operating procedures for handing to the Plant Improvement Authority. QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD
None
Source: National Learners' Records Database
G09-119694--B
Unit Standard 263554 20/0512009
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