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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Eradicate weeds manually in a commercial environment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
123132  Eradicate weeds manually in a commercial environment 
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
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 weed manually.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Prepare for manual weed control.
  • Hand pull weeds.
  • Hoe weeds.
  • Slash weeds.
  • Ring-bark weeds. 

  • 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 manual weed-control. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Purpose of manual 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 RANGE 
    Competition for growing space, soil water, soil air and soil nutrients.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Safe working practices and procedures are adhered to according to company policy and legal requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    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 4 
    Equipment is transported and carried in line with company and/or legal requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Equipment is selected appropriately for the task at hand. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Type of weeds to be controlled and methods to be used are confirmed with designated personnel. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Ring pull, Ring hoe, Line hoe, Inter-row hoe, Ring slash, Line slash, Inter-row slash and ring bark.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Weeds common to the specific geographical area are identified correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Hazards and their influence on personal safety are explained and their effect minimised. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Hand pull weeds. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    All weeds of the designated type and in the designated area are cleared without damage to the crops. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Work is carried out at a rate which meets predetermined production standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Work methods and techniques that are used comply with predetermined quality standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Safe working practices and procedures, the use of personal protective equipment and hazard assessment procedures are adhered to according to company policy and legal requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Hoe weeds. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Safe working practices and procedures use of personal protective equipment, and hazard assessment procedure are adhered to according to company policy and legal requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Work is carried out at a rate which meets predetermined production standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Work methods and techniques that are used comply with predetermined quality standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    All weeds of the designated type and in the designated area are cleared without damage to the crops. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Slash weeds. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Slashing technique meets company safety standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Work is carried out at a rate which meets predetermined production standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Equipment is maintained in a functional condition during and after the task. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    All weeds of the designated type and in the designated area and cleared without damage to the crops. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Safe working practices and procedures use of personal protective equipment is adhered to according to company policy and legal requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Ring bark weeds. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Safe working practices and procedures use of Personal Protective Equipment and hazard assessment procedure are adhered to according to company policy and legal requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Work rate meets predetermined production standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Work methods and techniques that are used comply with predetermined quality standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Equipment is maintained in a functional condition during and after the task. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    All weeds of the designated type and in the designated are cleared without damage to the crops. 


    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  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.
     
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    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.