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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply herbicides to noxious weeds 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
123134  Apply herbicides to noxious weeds 
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 weeds with herbicides.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Prepare for chemical weed control.
  • Apply chemical to weeds.
  • Practice safe working procedures when using agrochemicals.
  • Maintain equipment. 

  • 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 chemical weed control. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The purpose of chemical 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 2 
    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 3 
    Equipment is transported and carried in line with company and/or legal requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Equipment is selected appropriately for the task at hand. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply chemicals to weeds. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Foliar, stump and soil applications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Chemicals are applied to weeds. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Spray pattern, adequate coverage and systematic method.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Chemical wastage is minimised. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Chemical applying techniques are used which conform to company practice. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Total, cone, interrow and ring spray; hack and squirt, ring bark, cut stump, bashing and frilling.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Work is carried out at a rate which meets predetermined production and quality standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Safe working practices and procedures, the use of personal protective equipment and hazard assessment are adhere to according to company policy and legal requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Equipment calibration is confirmed according to chemical application and specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Carrier is of correct quality and type. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Practice safe work procedures when using agrochemicals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Safe working procedures are practised when working with agrochemicals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    H.C.S label and production safety sheets are interpreted according to RSA classification code and prescribed labelling practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Symptoms and effects of agrochemical poisoning are explained using examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Action to take in the event of agrochemical poisoning is explained using practical examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Maintain equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Equipment is cleaned daily according to manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Equipment is maintained daily in a functional condition during and after the task. 


    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.
     
    1. African Duchess Coutore solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    2. AGB Finance 
    3. Almenta 228 (Pty) Ltd 
    4. Amagcwensa Trading Enterprise (Pty) Ltd 
    5. Amagema Development Consultants cc 
    6. Amos / Kgaphamadi Community Organisation 
    7. Aniathu Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    8. AQUILA TRAINING 
    9. Asilon Trading Enterprise 
    10. Assured Vocational Skills Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    11. Babina Tlou Trading and Projects 001 
    12. Bakgoni Empowerment Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    13. Big Tree Group (Pty) Ltd 
    14. Bontham Training & Agricultural Consultants 
    15. Bright Future General Trading and Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    16. Broadway Sky Trading 
    17. BS Training Services 
    18. Cel Impilo (Pty) Ltd 
    19. Chamonix Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    20. Chippa Training Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    21. CMO Logistics Pty Ltd 
    22. Coalition Trading 1238 cc 
    23. Cradle Stars Trading Enterprise (Pty) Ltd 
    24. Creative Minds Skills Development and Training 
    25. CRG Group (Pty) Ltd 
    26. Dioka Business Consulting 
    27. Donnybrook Education & Training College (Pty) Ltd 
    28. Ebotse Development and Training Centre 
    29. Ehlanzeni TVET College 
    30. Esethu Manufacturing, Packaging, Printing & Design (Pty) Ltd 
    31. Eshet Chayil Concepts (Pty) Ltd 
    32. Eskilz College (Pty) Ltd 
    33. Ethicae Juridico Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    34. ETS Emergency Training Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    35. Faithworks Development Consultants (Pty) Ltd 
    36. Fundakahle Multi-Purpose Co-operative Limited 
    37. Future Discovery Training Academy CC 
    38. Futuretech Campus (Pty) Ltd 
    39. Gcinumbuso (Pty) Ltd 
    40. Gemini Stars (Pty) Ltd 
    41. GNBR Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    42. Green Enviro & Projects (Pty)Ltd 
    43. GT Design 
    44. Gufferty Consulting 
    45. HHO Enterprise 
    46. Hybrid Dynamics 
    47. I Care Resource Centre 
    48. Intselelo Community & Development Institute NPC 
    49. Intuthuko Yesizwe Community Organisation 
    50. Invader Plant Specialists (Pty) Ltd 
    51. Inyapa Vhusiku Consulting Pty Ltd 
    52. IQ Skills Academy (PTY) LTD. 
    53. Ithala Lezemfundo (Pty) Ltd 
    54. Ithemba Lomphakathi Community Organisation 
    55. Kingdom Varsity College (Pty) Ltd 
    56. Kusabelele Investments 
    57. Kwamahlati Training Services cc 
    58. LANDVISTA NPC 
    59. Legal Environment Safety & Health Requirements cc 
    60. Lembede Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
    61. Lens Plumbers 
    62. Letaba TVET College 
    63. Lisakhanya Skills Development Consultants (Pty) Ltd 
    64. Liston Agri Solution & Training Consultancy 
    65. LLSM (Pty) Ltd 
    66. Lomkhethi Trading Enterprise 
    67. Longata Consultant 
    68. Lungile Mchunu Consultancy (Pty) Ltd 
    69. Maab Training Management ( Pty) Ltd 
    70. Malitinne (Pty) Ltd 
    71. Mantombana Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    72. MARGER TRAINING AND PROTERTIES (PTY) LTD 
    73. Mavco Engineering (Pty) Ltd 
    74. Mberwana Trading Enterprise 
    75. Mbova Multi Services cc 
    76. Mearnsii Trading cc 
    77. Media Works 
    78. Mgadaveni Training Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    79. Mlasimbi Catering Primary Co-operative Limited 
    80. Molebogeng Resource Centre 
    81. Morongwa Consulting Services (Pty) Ltd 
    82. MORTERBOARD TRAINING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    83. MPACT 
    84. Mphahle Consultancy (Pty) Ltd 
    85. Nchuncheko Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
    86. NEW AFRICA SKILLS DEVELOPMENT 
    87. New Business Initiative Management Consultancy 
    88. Nikwe Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    89. Nkulungwane General Trader cc 
    90. NokushoM Consultancy & Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    91. Nolwazi Dev Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    92. Nomazi Project & Supplies 
    93. Nomzumbe Trading & Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    94. Nosino Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    95. Nqothu Projects (PTY) LTD 
    96. NSJ Agricultural Farming And Multipurpose 
    97. Nteko Investments 
    98. Ntoane Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    99. Ntuthuko Projects & Services 
    100. Nurtured Minds Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    101. Oyama Kulwazi Training & Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    102. PG BISON (PTY) LTD 
    103. Phambile Skills Training (Pty) Ltd 
    104. Phetho Concepts (Pty) Ltd 
    105. Pinus Tech Technologies Trading and Projects 
    106. Platorand Training Centre 
    107. PMV Destiny Skills Training and Development (Pty) Ltd 
    108. Prempie Business Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    109. Prispiri (Pty) Ltd 
    110. Professional Development and Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    111. Qualfurn Training & Projects 
    112. Quickleap Investments 120 (Pty) Ltd 
    113. Rally Business Consulting PTY LTD 
    114. Rekopane Training Centre CC 
    115. RJM Investments 
    116. RK Trainini Provider 
    117. Royal Express 
    118. Russel Meaker cc 
    119. S Squared Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    120. Safe Heavens Properties (Pty) Ltd 
    121. Seacrest Investments 156 (Pty) Ltd 
    122. SIMAMA Training and Business Services 
    123. Sko Group (Pty) Ltd 
    124. Snyawunywu Poultry Farming (Pty) Ltd 
    125. South African Forestry Training College 
    126. Spear of African Woman in Agriculture & Rural Development 
    127. SPLS Consultants (Pty) Ltd 
    128. Sunrise Skills Training 
    129. Talent Sculpure Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    130. TBL Empowerment Hub 
    131. ThabileTrade 1054 cc 
    132. The Brokers Learning Centre 
    133. Thunderflex3 Pty (Ltd) 
    134. TIBZA Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    135. Tirhani SkillsTraining Pty Ltd 
    136. Tiriso Investments 
    137. Tower City Trading 100 
    138. Train Learn and Develop Ltd 
    139. Transvaal Training 
    140. Ubucubu Home Industries 
    141. Udumo Training & Develoment (Pty) Ltd 
    142. Ukubhukuda Trading & Projects 165 
    143. Umbuso Training Services 
    144. Umgano Foundation (NPC) 
    145. Umlozi Skills Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    146. VCK Training and Technical Services Pty Ltd 
    147. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    148. Velenkosini Multiskills and Catering 
    149. Vicmat Consultants 
    150. VPK BUSINESS VENTURE C C 
    151. Wal Training (Pty) Ltd 
    152. West Point Trading 89 cc 
    153. Westrand Graduate Institute Training and Engineering (Pty) Ltd 
    154. Wildlife Environment Society of South Africa 
    155. Wilratty Consultants (Pty) Ltd 
    156. World Pace Development & Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    157. Xhamela Development Services 
    158. York Timbers Pty Ltd 
    159. ZUCRO PROJECT CC 



    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.