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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Control forestry work team activities 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
123237  Control forestry work team activities 
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 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 
This unit standard is for people who control forestry work team activities. People credited with this unit are able to:
  • Monitor activities through the use of control documentation.
  • Control quality, costs, environment, safety and personnel issues.
  • Control production.
  • Control the logistics of vehicles, stores and equipment.
  • Control the maintenance and cleaning of vehicles and equipment.
  • Report productivity and progress daily, weekly and monthly. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3 and basic safety in forestry operations. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Monitor activities through the use of control documentation. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Including daily time book, checklists, audits. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The purpose of the time book and the type of entries in the daily time book are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Work attendance, absentees, leave, sick leave, overtime - normal, Saturday, Sunday.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Daily time books are completed according to company requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The type of field control documents used by the organization are described and their purpose is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The field control documents are completed according to work site activities and corrective action procedures are instituted if required. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Corrective action includes correcting, repairing and/or reporting.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Control quality, costs, environment, safety and personnel issues. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The cost of labour, machines, equipment and consumables related to the operational activities are explained and related to the budget or standard for the work. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Operational activities are controlled in terms of the organisation's environmental and safety codes of practice and restrictions for each of the relevant operational activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Operational activities are controlled in terms of the organisation's personnel code of practice related to the relevant field operations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Absenteeism, leave, sick leave, disciplinary procedure, incentives, remuneration, overtime, perks.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Explanations of procedures for handling problems are consistent with company requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Corrective action includes correcting, repairing and/or reporting.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Control production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Production norms are explained for the relevant field activities related to slope, terrain conditions, vegetation conditions, tree sizes, wet/dry conditions and other relevant factors. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Work and time studies, historical production, budget norms, work orders or requisitions.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Production measurements are of the appropriate type for the relevant field activities and are related to production targets. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Corrective action taken in the event of a variation from the production norm is in line with company requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Corrective action includes correcting, repairing and/or reporting.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Control the logistics of vehicles, stores and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The characteristic of roads and road distances required to meet the requirements of relevant field activity production targets are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Daily norms for cost and distance are developed based on the characteristic of roads and road distances required to meet the requirements of relevant field activity production targets. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Norms are controlled through appropriate and correct use of the logbook. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Stores and equipment for the relevant field activities are controlled according to company procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Storage, condition, transport and loss of stores and equipment.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Corrective action taken in the event of variations is in line with company requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Corrective action includes correcting, repairing and/or reporting.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Control the maintenance and cleaning of vehicles and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Explanations are provided concerning the methods and purposes for scheduling maintenance and adapting production to accommodate the maintenance schedule. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Effective controls are used to ensure that the maintenance schedule is carried out without detriment to the vehicles. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Checklist, planned versus actual, reporting, reporting periods.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Report productivity and progress. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Daily, weekly and monthly production reports are completed so as to address the organisation's reporting requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Reports are accurate, relevant to the field activities, complete and current. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a candidate 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 IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others and in teams. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of inter-related parts of a system. 

    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  50266   National Certificate: Forestry: Silviculture  Level 3  NQF Level 03  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.