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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Implement a conservation management plan 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
257160  Implement a conservation management plan 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Nature Conservation 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation Nature Conservation 
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 aimed at individuals responsible for the implementation of a conservation management plan for the area of operation. Operational objectives and planned work activities associated with the management plan will be carried out and outcomes and achievements reported for the area of operation.

The learner will be able to:
  • Implement plans for work activities within the area of operation.
  • Assign priority to specified activities in line with management plans.
  • Carry out planned work activities.
  • Report on the implementation and outcomes of management plans. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learner is competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Implement plans for work activities within the area of operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Conservation management plan requirements are considered as it applies to the area of operation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Aspects of the management plan include:
  • Purpose; Objectives; Outcomes; Activities; Target Dates; Resource Allocation, Alignment to the mission and vision of the organisation.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Activities required for the implementation of the Conservation management plan are prioritized to ensure effective performance in the area of operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The Conservation management plan is implemented according to the required outcomes, activities and time-frames as it applies to the area of operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Due consideration is given to the needs of stakeholder groupings in the execution of planned activities in the area of operation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Execute work activities in support of Conservation management plan implementation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Prioritised work activities are planned as to enable the implementation of the Conservation management plan. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Planning include prioritization, identification of relevant resources, activity scheduling.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Scheduled work activities are executed according to planning as to support the implementation of the Conservation management plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The time expectations outlined in the planning of prioritized work activities are adhered to in its implementation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Challenges with work activities are addressed and resolved as to ensure the meeting of outcomes requirements and deliverables in support of the implementation of the Conservation management plan. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Report on the implementation and outcomes of a management plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A report is prepared on actions that had been taken to implement the conservation management plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The implementation outcomes are evaluated against the identified requirements to measure the success of implementation as it applies to the management plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Areas for improvement are identified based on the evaluation and included as recommendations in the implementation report. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing an individual against this unit standard must meet the assessor requirements of the relevant ETQA. In particular, such assessors must demonstrate that they assess in terms of the scope and context defined in all the range statements. Any institution offering learning towards this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA. External moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Basic Management Planning.
  • Infrastructure maintenance planning.
  • Relevant aspects pertaining to security plans.
  • Relevant aspects of catchment management.
  • Problem plant control.
  • Soil erosion control.
  • Appropriate knowledge pertaining to plant management. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Problem solving:
  • Problem identification and solution are achieved through applying new concepts and ways of thinking to address problems that occur. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Teamwork:
  • Team and group work are achieved through executing planned work activities. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Self-organisation and management:
  • Organising and managing self is achieved through prioritising and carrying out work activities. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Critically collecting, evaluating and analysing information:
  • This skill is enhanced through prioritising and reporting on the implementation of a management plan. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    See the world as a set of interrelated systems:
  • A clear understanding of the interplay between different role-players involved in implementation of conservation management plans is supported by this unit standard. 

  • 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 
    Values:

    Demonstration of the knowledge and skills outlined in this unit standard must be consistent with the principles of:
  • Maintaining essential ecological processes and life-support systems.
  • Maintaining genetic, species and ecosystem diversity.
  • Considering ecological and social rights and responsibilities, whilst ensuring sustainable utilisation of species and ecosystems.
  • The intention is to yield the greatest sustainable and equitable benefit to present generations whilst maintaining the potential to meet the needs and aspirations of future generations. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  63109   Further Education and Training Certificate: Nature Conservation: Natural Resource Guardianship Terrestrial  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 


    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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